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Post Match Reaction To Latest City Cup Win

Post Match Reaction To Latest City Cup Win



City's seventh cup competition win of the season realised a thoroughly professional job in a tricky tie against a determined side who have good cup knowledge of The Blues...

Here's how the two gaffers saw it...

Roberto Mancini:

'We played well, especially at times in the second half, but it was a difficult afternoon for us.

'Scunthorpe made it hard and deserve some congratulations. We had expected a typical FA Cup tie, which is what we got. I told the players they would need to concentrate for the full game, they did and we got the result but it was not easy.'


Despite the repeated moneybags bollocks droaned out by the TV commentators, five mCFC Academy graduates played their part in City's satisfying win. Mancio made sure he praised them accordingly:

'Our young players did very well, they have shown me what they can do in training and I had no problem in picking them today. They have the right mentality and this was a big test for them. I'm pleased with them and pleased for them.'

The suave City boss also had a word for scorer Robinho:

'Hopefully in the end Robinho will stay here. In the next day the situation can change but at the moment he stays here and I am very happy for him. I hope he will stay here but it is important he will stay here happy and enjoy it. He is a very good player. I think he is enjoying Manchester.

'I have five or six strikers and I must decide every game between them. It's impossible to play with four strikers. Robinho didn't play against Manchester United but he played today.'


Nigel Adkins:

'I'm pleased for the players who have worked hard and made it an entertaining cup tie against the might of Manchester City and the players they have brought here. We all had a belief that there was a giant-killing in the offing but it just wasn't to be. We got off to a bad start but credit to the players they didn't buckle. They regrouped and kept going and conceded a goal on the stroke of half-time that can deflate anybody. But they came out in the second half and gave it a right good go.

'You've seen the way City break - they're like the Red Arrows at times - and that's the difference between the very top and where we are.'


City's reward for further cup progress is a 5th round tie at home to uncompromising Stoke, but now we return our focus to the rags who stand in our way in the race for Wembley.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday January 24 2010
Time: 8:18PM

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roberto - you are a cool customer and i hope you win your next game
bluemooner_mcfc
24/01/2010 22:01:00
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Very enjoyable game but we just had that class up front - hope Mancini gets his tactics right at the swamp.
Thaibluefan
25/01/2010 01:03:00
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