The City Group report card

I figure, given the EPL and A-League seasons are finished, it would be time to give the rich Arab family that owns Manchester City, Melbourne City and New York City a report card.

Manchester City

EPL: 23-7-7, 2nd. Champions League: Round of 16.

They’ve done very well in the Premier League this year, scoring more goals than anyone else, including a two month long undefeated streak. Came second, and a bit unlucky not to go first. However, not the best Champions League campaign, losing to CSKA Moscow in the group stage. A.

Melbourne City

A-League: 9-8-10, 5th*, reached semi finals. FFA Cup: Round of 32.

They should have done much, much better than this. More wins than losses is never acceptable for a club that’s not in a rebuilding stage. The FFA Cup loss can’t be held against them, and they did pick up speed at the right end of the season, but did they have to lose to Melbourne Victory? B-.

New York City

MLS: 1-4-6 after 11 rounds, 9th in conference, 19th overall.

It was going so well after three weeks, but since then, they’ve gone 2-6. I don’t actually follow US soccer, but considering they have the likes of David Villa, they should not have just a solitary win. F.

*Perth Glory was automatically placed seventh due to salary cap breaches.


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