Date: 16th May 2017 at 8:22am
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I watched the game but was so disgusted in the apathetic performance that I decided I would not be doing a report. Instead I enclose an end of season report on the manager and players.

Jakupovic – Yes he is a good goalkeeper but not a great one. If City get £4-5 million for him they should snap their hand off.

Marshall – Panic buy disaster, maybe he would be better in the Championship but I would be inclined to get rid.

McGregor – Probably City’s first choice in the Championship if Jakupovic goes. A good keeper but prone to the odd error.

Robertson – Had a good season and will more than likely move on for 8-10 £million. Good at going forward but not a top class defender – probably better in midfield.

Dawson – Still a good centre back and will probably be better in the Championship if he stays.

Ranocchia – Top class centre back who will return from his loan spell. Expect to see him with a Prem London club next season, whoever doesn’t get Maguire.

Maguire – Man mountain who has matured into City’s best player – expect a £10 million + transfer soon?

Davies – Will probably excel in the Championship next season – bit parts only since Silva arrived

Elmohamady – Sorry but I never saw him as a defender – too erratic – if he goes it wouldn’t be a big loss – loyal servant to Bruce.

Elabdellaoui – Looks a good dependable full back from what we’ve seen – not sure if we bought him or he is on loan. If he’s ours he should stay.

Markovic – Already gone back to Liverpool I presume – good in bits but too inconsistent, not worth the money Liverpool paid for him.

Grosicki – Quick but no end product so far. Let’s hope he has a better season in the Championship.

Huddlestone – Still a good player, sadly not used against Palace. Needs to be used in the Championship.

Clucas – City’s second best player of the season, must stay – work ethic unbelievable.

Evandro – Not a good as either Huddlestone or Clucas.

Meyler – A combative midfielder who will be at home in the Championship.

Maloney – Looks to be on his way out but I never could see the reason we bought him in the first place – diminutive.

Mason – Sad end to his season and I hope he plays again. Not worth the money we paid.

N’Diaye – Not sure if he’s sale or return but I wouldn’t keep him if we can send him back.

Hernandez – A City enigma – would probably do well in the Championship but personally I would get rid if Bruce is willing to pay £10 million. Too inconsistent and only seems to play when he wants.

Mbokani – Waste of money, there are better battering rams in the first division – get rid Niasse – should go back to Everton too inconsistent.

Diomande – Works hard but just another battering ram really.

Silva – A great first half season in the Premiership, hope he stays but think he will go. Tactically a bit suspect in the last 2 games, particularly against Palace playing Maguire at right back.

Tony Atkin – 15.05.17

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