top half would be great, I don't that's being unrealistic, our team is more than capable of finishing top half. Last year was almost totally down to Mcleish, certain players were also completely rubbish, but Mcleish made it almost impossible for anybody to excel with the way he played.
If Lambert gets it right, then he should be able to take us higher than he did Norwich as I feel we have a better team. I'm not saying that I wouldn't accept anything less, Lambert has my full support, and as long as he doesn't relegate us then he'll have it past the end of next season!
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Bad news, Marc Albrighton out until October with a broken foot.
I hope that encourages us to look at Adam Johnson! He'd be an incredible signing. Unfortunately though I can't see it happening
I'd like another winger though. If N'Zogbia or Holman got injured, or say N'Zogbia isn't able to step up his game from last season or Holman doesn't work out (he has looked good so far though), then we've got no backup. Not natural wingers anyway.
City definitely don't want Johnson, it's just a question of who'll go for him. Liverpool, Spurs or Newcastle probably! Maybe even Sunderland.
We drew our final pre-season game 3-3 against Werder Bremen, Bent scored two of them, Ciaran Clark got the other. It's a decent result and we were in front twice, but we still need to sort the backline out, having said that it was a completely new backline so I guess it will take a little time.