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Mancini getting it right?

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by Michael (U12755265) 21 March 2010
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After 7 points from 3 away games is Roberto's way proving to be the right way for City?
I've been pretty critical of his tactics, especially his over reliance on 3 defensive midfielders and less attacking options. The team needed tightening up defensively but I wasn't keen on the fact that Mancini seemed to be over doing it.
Now after three good away results and six home games to come, where we look unbeatable, is Mancini proving me and the other doubters wrong? I think he might just be.

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posted Mar 22, 2010

comment by JapRobin (U14053861)
posted 36 Minutes Ago

Again agree BlueDefence. Modric, you must be Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. I can't see any cocky City fans on this thread.
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These London boys cannot see the wood for the trees, they believe all they read in the Sun and Mirror.

City are given a hard time by the media for having the audacity to do what others have done before i.e. buy success, just wait until we win something!

Interesting times ahead.

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posted Mar 22, 2010

'City are given a hard time by the media for having the audacity to do what others have done before i.e. buy success, just wait until we win something!'

All the media - all from London, wide boys grinning, got together in the same room and decided to gang up on poor little City.

Not everyone has to spend lots of money to win tihngs and play great stuff. Look at Barca, always keep a youth policy going alongside players they bring in, fans own the club etc (this must seem like an alien planet to City fans). But well done for admitting that's what you're doing. That was easy enough.

'Interesting times ahead.' Yeah the summer transfer market will deal plenty of surprises, it's the most exciting time of the year for these filthy rich owners when they can buy players willy-nilly without fear of cost or business-interest, like little toy men. Be sure you have Champs League football to attract them now eh lads?


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posted Mar 22, 2010

ModricadaykeepsWengerInsane (U14394758)

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That is 1 game, what bit about that are you failing to understand?

We have beaten Arsenal and Chelsea twice this season already, does this mean we are a better side? no.

Our record against Sunderland before we played them was much better than yours against us yet they managed to get a point and nearly won the game.

Past results mean absolutely nothing and wont have any bearing on the game come May 5th.

If we continue our current Home form we will are guarenteed to get 14 out of the 18 points from our remaing 6 at home. That is if you want to folow your little "stat book"

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posted Mar 22, 2010

'That is 1 game, what bit about that are you failing to understand?'

It was the best indicator of what might happen when the 2 teams meet as it was the last time both teams met. Nothing else could be a more reliable indicator, unless we indulge in some parallel universe imaginations like some of the fellas above.

'We have beaten Arsenal and Chelsea twice this season already, does this mean we are a better side? no'

Correct. But why repeat basic facts?

'Our record against Sunderland before we played them was much better than yours against us yet they managed to get a point and nearly won the game'

Sunderland are nearly as good as you. Glad you admit it. I agree. Your point being?

'Past results mean absolutely nothing and wont have any bearing on the game come May 5th.'

Correct once again, which is why I thought it strange that so many City fans seem to be able to see into the future and are predicting losses, defeats and frustration for Spurs.

'If we continue our current Home form we will are guarenteed to get 14 out of the 18 points from our remaing 6 at home. That is if you want to folow your little "stat book"'

See now you're doing it too; this ability to see into the future. If you continue your current home form you will be 4th, if you continue your record against us you won't old boy. All I have pointed out, following much claims from City fans on here that you are a dead cert for 4th - one even said it may be secured before we play you in May, in answer to the optically challenged man asking where were the arrogant City fans - is that Spurs are in a similarly strong position for it and shouldn't be underestimated. You simply are not good enough to underestimate anyone at all.

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posted Mar 22, 2010

comment by ModricadaykeepsWengerInsane (U14394758)
posted 42 Minutes Ago

'City are given a hard time by the media for having the audacity to do what others have done before i.e. buy success, just wait until we win something!'

All the media - all from London, wide boys grinning, got together in the same room and decided to gang up on poor little City.

Not everyone has to spend lots of money to win tihngs and play great stuff. Look at Barca, always keep a youth policy going alongside players they bring in, fans own the club etc (this must seem like an alien planet to City fans). But well done for admitting that's what you're doing. That was easy enough.

'Interesting times ahead.' Yeah the summer transfer market will deal plenty of surprises, it's the most exciting time of the year for these filthy rich owners when they can buy players willy-nilly without fear of cost or business-interest, like little toy men. Be sure you have Champs League football to attract them now eh lads?
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You really are a sad and bitter little person arenít you?

Overlook the fact that we average 10,000 more per home game than you do and pretty much have for a decade, overlook that once we have got CL be it this season or whenever, the £500m invested in City by Sheikh Mansour will look like a bargain, remember we donít have to move from a tatty dilapidated stadium and borrow £500m to do it!

Oh and yes you may have missed the one BILLION POUND development in and around Sports City Manchester.

Lets face it even Arsenal donít take you seriously and who would take a club that has all the self styled grandeur of a great club like Real Madrid yet havenít been champions of England since 1961!!!!

You couldnít make it up.

Enjoy ;-)

PS Torres and Gerrard next for City and maybe a world class keeper.

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posted Mar 22, 2010

Don't bother replying to Modric Spuds guy, I havenet bothered reading his latest gem, ignore him and he will get bored and go away.

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posted Mar 22, 2010

It sounds very similar to a spurs fan of a few months ago who also had a love affair with Barca. He went by the name of Barcaspur or something or other. I wonder if it's one and the same <cdouble>

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posted Mar 22, 2010

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It sounds very similar to a spurs fan of a few months ago who also had a love affair with Barca. He went by the name of Barcaspur or something or other. I wonder if it's one and the same

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either that or someone of similar persuasion, these Spurs fans seem a bit miffed that we bagged the points at Chelsea and Fulham, a London double!

Lets hope we can double Arsenal and West Ham as well.

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posted Mar 22, 2010

Won't be easy, but first up another toughie on Wednesday. Obviously played good 2nd halves at Chelsea and Sunderland, and then played a more complete game on Sunday. Whatever happens from here on in, it looks to me like RM has moulded a pattern of play, so I think we have a chance.

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posted Mar 23, 2010

Pleases to have beaten the ridiculousness of City fans' thinking into the dirty floor.

'either that or someone of similar persuasion, these Spurs fans seem a bit miffed that we bagged the points at Chelsea and Fulham, a London double!'

Not at all. I imagine some City fans were a 'bit miffed' when Spurs 'bagged the points' at WHL against them earlier in the season, much as they have been prone to in fixtures against them always.

Look at the way 'JapRobin' then takes a glance at the fixture-list, finally, and then immediately backtracks to suggest they may not win so easily after all, lol.

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