Manchester City, the richest football club in the world, gave their long-suffering fans a taste of things to come today when they trounced Portsmouth 6-0, but the Sky Blues' new Arab owner claimed he was disappointed that his acquisition hadn't scored more.
City delighted their fans, with Robinho showing the kind of skills which cost them £33million, and Shaun Wright-Phillips providing magnificent inspiration, and spurring his new team-mates to a new level.
But Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the new owner, said at a news conference after the game:
"I am angry that Chet Evans shot over the bar at the end. We could have had seven. We must improve."
Mark Hughes, the City manager, put those comments intp perspective, when he said:
"We should have had more. Portsmouth were shite. We'll get a few more against Wigan Athletic next week. They're even worse!"