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Mancini Dilema

Mancini Dilema

Manchester City go into tonight's Premier League game against Blackburn with one eye on the Champions League fourth spot.

Luckily Fat Sam's side have both eyes on their Semi-Final against Aston Villa on Thursday this week.

Given Allardyce's history of playing percentages, it would seem that all City need to do is to score early on and the Blackburn player's appetite should seep away quicker than you can say 'bigger fish to fry!'

Brett Emerton is fit to return to Sam Allardyce’s starting line up after recovering from a groin problem, but Vince Grella is still nursing a thigh strain and will not be risked, while the de'spit'able El-Hadji Diouf is suspended after his cowardly red card in last Saturday’s FA Cup defeat at Villa.

Roberto Mancini will surely go with the formation that was used effectively against Stoke City as Blackburn line up in almost identical fashion as their Pottery counterparts.

The three major decisions Mancini has to make all involve personnel and which to use. Does he use Dedryk Boyata or Micah Richards to partner Vincent Kompany at the back?

Should the powerful Santa Cruz be given a start against his old club or will the dynamic duo of Tevez and Bellamy be unleashed on the brave but cumbersome giants that are Nelson and Samba?

Finally, will Patrick Viera be fit to make his much anticipated debut and if so will Pitbull De Jong, Steady Eddie Barry or Superman be dropped from a midfield that has looked back to its best in recent weeks?

All will be revealed tonight at 19:30 so don't forget to tune into your wirelesses or pictureboxes to witness the Sky Blue Juggernaut in full flow.

Key opponent: Gamst Pedersen
McCarthy may be the assassin and Roberts the steamroller, but without the service of Pedersen the pair will be isolated up front alone. Stop him!

Prediction: City 2 Blackburn 0

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Writer:GloucBlade
Date:Monday January 11 2010
Time: 4:01PM

Comments

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8-0 City. Come on Mancini, strike some fear into the big-4.
severedgein
11/01/2010 16:25:00
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If we bag an early goal, it could get interesting.
Johnny Baguette
11/01/2010 18:27:00
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Can't wait for tonights game, hope it's a "Classico"
Eighthsin
11/01/2010 19:05:00
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good luck tonight guys, but dont get complacent!
Mikey Delap
11/01/2010 19:49:00
0
4-1 Tevez hat trick I predict. Get your money on it... banker.
MCFC_Goatboy
11/01/2010 22:07:00
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MD, not to be cruel, but that was the worst Blackburn team I have seen for a long time, until the late sub showed what can be done.
buzz lightyear
12/01/2010 08:30:00
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i think the same as goat that it will be 4-1 to city with a hat trick to tevez and richards will get an awesome goal aswell.
bluemooner_mcfc
12/01/2010 19:58:00
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