Growing up in the era when Gonzaga, the Cinderella's of college basketball who had you falling in love each march, I have had a soft spot for the underdogs. Norwich is very similar, as I find it hard not to root for them, but that would obviously change if they were a threat to City's position in the league.
So ends another EPL season and as disappointing it was for City, it wouldn't have been as bad if it wasn't for the expectations of success. Today's result wasn't too much of a surprise since we were just playing to finish a physically and mentally taxing season for our blues.
It was a valiant effort by Jack Rodwell, to get us back level not once but twice. I was extremely happy for Jack getting his first two goals as a City player, and it showed his resiliency after a tumultuous season of injury and, toward the end, snake bitten attempts of breaking through on the score sheet. I hope this is just a snippet of what he can do in an entire season, giving he escapes the imminent axing to take place this summer.
Other than Jack, it was a pretty lack luster performance by the entire team. With a back line that hadn't played together all season (you see where we'd be if they had!), you had to expect the worse especially with the likes of Lolarov in the squad. My hope was that Kidd was just giving those who hadn't played much, a chance to start seeing as the result wouldn't affect our position.
There will be no ratings today because I was on my way home college during the game. I also hope that I didn't scare my fellow travelers as a screamed wildly as Rodwell scored both times.
If you have read this far and are still upset by the season as a whole here's some food for thought. When I became a revived soccer fan seven years ago, and chose City as my team we were the brunt of many jokes. Now, when we draw or lose to teams like Norwich, Wigan and Southampton it is "magical result" for them, and social media explodes with any jab people can take at us. It may take some getting use to, but it's something I wouldn't trade to be in 14th again.
I would like to thank all of the Bitter and Blue readers for their comments and feedback through the second half of the season. And a special shout out goes to my fellow contributors who have written and come up with some great stuff throughout this season, and I can't wait to see what next season has in store for us! BLUE MOON RISING