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City Under Mancini: Defence


Here are some stats to show the defenders that Roberto Mancini has used during his reign as Manchester City manager. However, these stats do include appearances from defenders playing in midfield.

Appearances, sub appearances, goals

Dedryck Boyata: 5 starts, 2 sub apps, 0 goals
Wayne Bridge: 2 starts, 0 sub apps, 0 goals
Greg Cunningham: 0 starts, 1 sub app, 0 goals
Javier Garrido: 6 starts, 2 sub apps, 1 goal
Vincent Kompany: 10 starts, 0 sub apps, 1 goal
Joleon Lescott: 0 starts, 1 sub app, 0 goals
Nedum Onouha: 1 start, 3 sub apps, 1 goal
Micah Richards: 6 starts, 1 sub app, 1 goal
Sylvinho: 4 starts. 3 sub apps, 1 goal
Kolo Toure: 5 starts, 0 sub apps, 0 goals
Pablo Zabaleta: 10 starts, 1 sub app, 0 goals

These stats show that Pablo Zabaleta has played the most times under Bobby, infact he has played in each of his games as manager, coming off the bench only once (at Glanford Park) and making 10 starts in total. However, Zabaleta has played in the midfield twice and if you discount those appearances then Vincent Kompany edges it with 10 starts and 0 sub apps. The player who has come off the bench the most times is Sylvinho with 3. Finally, there is no 'highest goalscorer' accolade because 5 players managed to find the net once each. And 2 of those goals have been shots, 1 has been a header, 1 has been a free-kick and 1 has been a wonder-strike.

Tactics:

Since Mancini was appointed Manchester City manager in December, he has made numerous changes at the back:

He has put men on both posts for corners.
The defence are quite content to pass the ball along the back-line to ensure they keep possession, even at home.
The full-backs have been given less freedom; under Hughes Bridge was allowed to roam but Mancini has instructed the full-backs to hold back.

Next time... the Midfield.






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Writer: bigal84 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 11 2010

Time: 8:00PM

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I'd like to know things like tackles attempted/completed, headers, clearances, and so on. I knew that Zab and VK had made the most appearances, but had no idea about the rest of them in so far as how many times they had played.
BlueWolfie
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11/02/2010 19:41:00

interesting stats. I'm definitely happier with our defense, and I hope VK gets to continue starting in defense.
severedgein
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11/02/2010 19:53:00

Would love to see stats regarding passes completed successfully/ passes resulting in loss of possession for the whole team. I think that would be an eye-opener.
It's Grim Oop North
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11/02/2010 20:20:00

I think if Vincent can stay fit we have our lynch pin..... can he though is the question.
Lando78
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11/02/2010 20:23:00

It's Grim oop north - i'll look into that for you mate.
scragg
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11/02/2010 22:34:00

How is barry doing for u lot?
astonsteve
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12/02/2010 08:14:00

Nice one Scragg.
It's Grim Oop North
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12/02/2010 08:29:00

Hey Aston Steve, I think it's safe to say he isn't setting the world on fire. It could be he's fatigued/carrying injuries, as he plays most games, or I reckon he's being stifled as we are rather conservative in midfield with an emphasis on defending, which he is good at, but not his forte. I personally love to watch him on song, very frustrating to see him not as involved as he should be. I'd like to know what you think his best qualities are, and how best to play him?
It's Grim Oop North
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12/02/2010 08:33:00

Its Grim Oop North, Barry is best on the ball attacking and setting up attacks, dont get me wrong he plays well in a defensive role but is best suited being creative, thats wot we found at the Villa and loved him so much, however everythin went through him and now his gone we can change our play and have Milner who is really on song. Lets hope us or u guys make the top 4 cant stand Liverpool or spurs.
astonsteve
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12/02/2010 09:13:00

Cheers Aston Steve, I figured we weren't using GB to best effect, perhaps that is something RM will address sooner rather than later. Must say I am very impressed by James Milner, he's really matured into a top player. I think we have signed a similar talent in Adam Johnson, and hope to see him come on to play for England seniors in the next couple of years too.
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