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I'm not a City supporter but I support every Premier League side in Europe and I think that it'd be good to consider that Manchester City played 70 minutes, three quarters of the previous away game, with ten players. Good luck in your next game!
@244Actually, Chelsea have picked up 10 more points than in the same fixtures last season, as we didn't beat Newcastle, Arsenal, Wigan or Tottenham and we beat them all this time around.
Does anyone think the players at City have respect for Mancini? I would say no. There is no mutual respect between himself and and team and without that they will win nothing this year. Most city players are great footballers but not great professionals. Look at Wenger and Fergie neither of them stand for such behaviour and it all started witb the Tevez affair
you bring a bunch of superstars to a club like man city who have no worldwide reputation, no glorious history they simply dont care enough about the club to muster up the stomach for a fight...if it was barcelona not man city they would be expected to graft and uphold long established traditions....they are only there for the money not because they respect city.
Mancini's problem is that he hasn't got control of his players. There was the Tevez debacle last season and the ongoing problems with Balotelli but also several incidents of players remonstrating with the manager when substituted and throwing tantrums. Now Mancini has to contend with his players criticising his tactics in the media. He's proving weak in managing the egos and that can be fatal.
City certainly deserved the title last season, by far the best side, regardless of how dramatic the finale was.As for Hughes, he would not have been capable of winning the title. Small club tactics don't work with bigger clubs.
Saw a Man City supporter on holiday so far up his own end it was laughable. He came down to breakfast saw a QPR guy (yep these bozos wear their emblems on holiday) and said thanks for the title. Everyone looked amused. When it was pointed out how lucky they were, he went into a stroppy fit. Love to see his face now, priceless.
255. MCFC PL Champions 2012Can I ask, do you (or other City fans) think or hope that Mancini will be in charge elsewhere next season? Only a question. I thought he did pretty well last year. Do you feel you should already be challenging for the Champion's League? It took United and Chelsea years to crack Europe. It seems the CL needs a different mentality to the EPL which takes time to develop.
Hughes didn't win the league with City because he was sacked when City were 'only' 5th. Where did Mancini get City at the end of the season....erm 5th?With all that money they could be doing better in Europe... but they could also be doing worse in the league so I don't know what to think
253. Dr Boogie Fear or respect?Probably a bit of both! as already stated previously, I don't like managers getting the sack but I think Mancini will be in charge elsewhere next season! (unless he wins the league of course)
Dissapointed with the result, we needed to get at least something but now it's an uphill battle, even if we won the last 3 games 10 points might not be enough like last season, you never know though.One thing that people are noticing is everytime City lose a key game (mainly champions league) their is always something said by either the players or the manager....shouldn't happen, deal with it.
Not a City fan, but I feel, as a player, Richards shouldn't be saying that. Any grievances with the system should be kept in house. Approach Mancini, fair enough, but not the press. Seems a bit out of line to me. But then maybe the manager has let it get to that (where he feels he can speak out in the press). I don't think any United players would do the same with Ferguson. Fear or respect?
Never thought I'd defend Mankini, but Fergie had to change tactics against Braga, the diamond wasn't working, and Kagawa got injured, but a 4-4-2 swung it round and they looked more comfortable.
Sometimes when you play football you lose. Sometimes you lose important matches. Surely that's what makes it worth following your team. I think it shows how far City have come that the fact they lost is up for such debate. Disappointing but not the end of the journey. I remember when supporting City meant you were always disappointed which is certainly not the case now.
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