UK time is: 11:27:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Blue Heart And Soul


City Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has continued to lead from the front this week in a what we now know to be a trademark rational and calm style...

Earlier this week he underpinned His Highness Sheikh Mansour's commitment to stability at Manchester City by confirming that Mark Hughes will remain in place as The Blues manager for the forseeable future.

He has since gone one further by setting Hughes and his management team the objective of a top six league finish next season.

The eloquent Blues Chairman has now turned his attention to City's supporters.

Early this season, Sheikh Mansour announced that the club's hierarchy were determined that the club would build bridges and forge strong bonds with City supporters and the Manchester community.

Heavy investment in the club's training facilities and the MCFC Academy have been backed up by fans roadshows, season ticket price reductions and the admirable gesture of offering Eastlands UEFA Cup Quarter Final tickets for 5 and 1 respectively.

It's stunning to note the amount of journalists and leading football figures who slated City's owners so heavily in January during Kakagate continuing to ignore such glaring positives.

Today, City's Chairman revealed his admiration for City's fans via the club's official website. Clearly, Sheikh Mansour and Al Mubarak mean business:

'The fans are the heart and soul of this club - we have some great fans, that's one of the gems at this club and one of the things that I have found most satisfying.

'They have stuck with the club through hard times and good times. There have been hard times this year and I appreciated their support. It will be rewarded in the years to come.

'I'll never forget the Hamburg game, that was an incredible showing by our fans. We gave our hearts out to the players that night. It leaves a hunger to go back. We want that again, and I think we'll get it.

'I always knew this was going to be a difficult season, there were no illusions in my mind. It was even more difficult than I had anticipated, but I never thought it was going to be a walk in the park.

'There were high expectations but the reality is that this was a club that was eighth in the table. I'm proud because it was very clear in my mind what needed to be done, and we've done it.

'We said we would have a first season of learning and building on and off the field, and that is what we have done. We said we would build a club for the future, and we have done that.

'We said we would build and invest in the management side of the company, and we have done that, and we said we would stick with the manager, and we have done that too.

'We also said we were going to bring in as much quality as we could on the playing side in January, and we did that with Shay Given, Wayne Bridge, Nigel de Jong and Craig Bellamy.'

The club looks to be in good hands. Can City realise that top six goal in one year's time? Give us your views both here and in the Vital Man City forums...

JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

When the first whistle blows in our 56th and final game of this 10 month season at home to Bolton next Sunday, don't forget to join the Vital MC Community on our popular Live Match Thread in the Forums on match days.

Vital Manchester City and it's Forums are growing fast with over 1,200 Blues now registered with us. There's more to come - Be Here Now and join our worldwide community:








Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 19 2009

Time: 3:41PM

Your Comments

theres a read for ya... I like the chairman more and more each month.
severedgein
we are definitely in safe hands.
eighthsin
It is always nice to read the voice of reason amid all the rantings....
Doody
Sheikh Mansour and Al Mubarak, have spoken publically that Hughes will remain, I just hope that now the press get off Sparkys back and let him get on with the job. He admitted himself that all the constant rumours and inuendos did not help. You have to remember once again that this is a brand new team and have only just got going and all we are missing is a better quality indepth.
Buzz Lightyear
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

City Win Meeting Of Champions (Thursday July 24 2014)

Negredo Undergoes Surgery (Wednesday July 23 2014)

U21 Game Cancelled - Club Statement (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Negredo Replacement Targeted (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Youngster Exits And Youngsters Exit! (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Negredo Busts His Metatarsal (Monday July 21 2014)

City Head Out For US Tour (Monday July 21 2014)

Hearts 1-2 Man City (Saturday July 19 2014)

Toure Pledges To See Out Contract (Friday July 18 2014)

Falcao How? (Friday July 18 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Buzz Lightyear 214
2. Bluedub 117
3. fifthcolumnblue 98
4. kennyclementstache 79
5. Skoorb 68
6. citizhun 65
7. Spooks 52
8. BamaEngineer 51
9. rojo2010 49
10. johnkelv 45

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

German World Cup Win Comes At a Cost For Arsenal
Arsenal : 25/07/2014 10:14:00
Liverpool: Reds Go Back To Bertrand
Liverpool : 25/07/2014 10:08:00
Accepted Or Abandoned?
Hull City : 25/07/2014 09:50:00
Besic joins Everton in Thailand
Everton : 25/07/2014 09:01:00
Graham Among Players Left Behind
Sunderland : 25/07/2014 08:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Player of the Year?
Suggested By:  Site Staff
David Silva 7%
Pablo Zabaleta 45%
Edin Dzeko 5%
Yaya Toure 43%