Roberto Mancini

Man City to offer Javi Garcia in deal for star midfielder

January 7, 2013

Manchester City are to give unsettled midfielder Javi Garcia a way out of Eastlands by offering him in a player plus cash deal for Newcastle’s Yohan Cabaye in the summer. It is believed that a £10m bid plus Javi Garcia would bring Cabaye to the Etihad Stadium. Garcia, 25, has been in and out of the […] […]

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Arsenal will surprise everyone and win the league

October 4, 2012

Arsene Wenger has been waiting patiently on the sidelines for his time. He has watched his team being dismantled by the worlds rich kids. Clubs backed by entire governments, premium bonds and oil merchants. Clubs not living in reality. Fabregas to Barca, RVP to United, Nasri to City. And he has stood firm, despite the […] […]

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Why Manchester City are well equipped to win the Premier League

February 28, 2012

On these pages yesterday there was a spectacularly ill-thought-out piece suggesting that Manchester City had no chance of winning this year’s Premier League. The author’s reasoning? Manchester United win it most years, so they will win it again. City don’t win it most years, so they won’t. City don’t have strength in d […]

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Why Manchester City will fold under pressure

February 27, 2012

It was a sure thing that the millions of Pounds pumped into Manchester City would play a huge role in their attempt to challenge for the Premier League title, but no one could have predicted how successful they would be in such little time. With the arrival of Roberto Mancini came big money signings, Champions […] […]

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Why Jose Mourinho is heading to Manchester

February 12, 2012

Rumours of Jose Mourinho wanting to leave Real Madrid for the Premiership would mean only one thing: he is heading for Manchester. Since his famous Champions League win with Porto in 2004, Mourinho has had no desire to manage any side lacking truly world-class pedigree. For this very reason, a return to a depleted Chelsea […] […]

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Balotelli gives critics the silent treatment

December 13, 2011

It wasn’t so long ago that pundits and fans alike were questioning whether Mario Balotelli had what it takes to succeed in English football. His doubters were plentiful and vociferous, with many criticising his perceived lack of maturity.  However, one by one Balotelli has silenced his critics as he continues to lay waste to defences across […]

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Man City years behind United in terms of European pedigree

December 7, 2011

While Manchester City are in one of the toughest Champions League groups in recent memory, their performances have shown that while money may be able to buy domestic success, European pedigree is a priceless commodity. Just ask Roman Abramovich. He and Jose Mourinho brought Premier League titles and FA Cups to Stamford Bridge almost immediately [&h […]

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Pompey sign Abdul Razak from Manchester City on loan

October 30, 2011

Portsmouth have signed Manchester City attacking midfielder Abdul Razak on a month-long loan. The 18-year-old, who was born in the Ivory Coast, has made four appearances for City and could make his Pompey debut against Derby on Saturday. Razak was discovered on the grass roots football website UK Football Finder, starting his career with Battersea […]

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Why always me?

October 28, 2011

Oh Mario, you are a character aren’t you? Whether it’s throwing darts at youth team players or speeding in your Maserati, picking up countless tickets and fines along the way, it’s setting off fireworks in your own house, sneaking into a women’s prison due to ‘curiosity’ or even proving to be the good samaritan, aiding [&hel […]

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Which result is more humiliating, 8-2 or a 6-1 home defeat to your rivals?

October 24, 2011

There’s no doubting Arsenal’s 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Man United was humiliating, all be it against an Arsenal B team, but getting beat 6-1 at home by your closest rivals is surely worse. Both results were coming, but which is actually more embarrassing? What result is more Humiliating, 8-2 or a 6-1 home […] […]

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Better than Ferguson? Think Mancini is rubbish? You call the shots

October 14, 2011

Presenting the ideal opportunity to demonstrate whether you have the managerial X-Factor, if you have always fancied yourself as the best Premiership manager around and reckon you can do better than the current crop thanks to The Team of your Dreams you can do exactly that. Best of all, it’s absolutely free! The budget which […] […]

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Hang Tevez out to dry

September 28, 2011

I think Graeme Souness restrained himself magnificently when describing Carlos Tevez after the striker’s refusal to come off the bench for Man City in Munich. The former Liverpool hero described the Argentine as a “bad apple” and says the club need to get rid of him ASAP. Now I’m probably not alone in thinking that […] […]

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