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Mancio: 'We Must Change Our History'

In a frank and open interview with The Sunday Times, City boss Roberto Mancini, currently in Italy caring for his sick father, has declared his 'good feeling' for the coming season

The suave City supremo is clearly in no mood to entertain the by now repeated droaning mantra from numerous quarters that City are either 'ruining football' or 'buying success" which has lessened somewhat this summer:'

'...Manchester City spend a lot of money, but last year, two years ago, three years ago, all the teams - Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool - spent a lot of money, no? Because if you want a good team you must buy good players....all the teams that play in the Premier League spend a lot of money on players. This is normal...we want to invest in Manchester City because we want to try to improve our team.'

Meanwhile, the message of ambition is clear to Planet Blue from our City scarfed leader going into the final two weeks before the big kick off at White Hart Lane:

'I think that I'm a good manager. I know football very well and think that I can win with Manchester City...I think we will win something for sure. I don't know if it will be the Premier, the Europa League or the FA Cup.'

Hinting at further signings he concluded:

'I want to finish in the transfer market before I can say if we can win the title or not. But I have a good feeling this year. This year is important. This year we must change our history.'

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Writer: Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 1 2010

Time: 5:05PM

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Yeah, 'change ur history' and down to RELEGATION................
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01/08/2010 17:35:00

Give us a break mate, we were in the third division a decade ago!
Johnny Baguette
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01/08/2010 17:40:00

U lot will back to that, very soon........
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01/08/2010 18:21:00

thought the others call us ''the Bitter ones'' but since the the Takeover every man and his dog has been bitter towards US.... i see plain Jealosy from the so called Sky4.... the monopoly is OVER get used to it, you Rags, Chelski, and Arse fans, would include Liverpoo but they struggled last year and may do this year!!!!
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01/08/2010 18:44:00

Not sure what he's talking about though. The most we've spent on players in a single transfer window was 61 mil and that was on SEVEN players! We've never bought two players who cost more than 20 mil in ONE transfer window. So no Mancini we have never spent like you are doing
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01/08/2010 20:06:00

Every single success under Taggart was fuelled by money. FACT. Repeatedly unrivalled in the transfer market for decades, relentlessly breaking transfer records. This utter drivel that "we're exempt from criticism because we didn't spend our multi millions inside two years" is laughable.
Johnny Baguette
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01/08/2010 20:42:00

JB - Why is it laughable? When we did spend big, it was on ONE player for that entire year. Is it the same as what you or what Chelsea did? I'm not jealous of your spending but it should in no way be compared to what you're doing atm! We always mixed youth with our team. We never bought an entire team to get us success!
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01/08/2010 21:10:00

sry meant it shouldn't be compared to how we spend or spent in past transfer windows
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01/08/2010 21:11:00

Ireland Onuoha Richards Ibrahim Cunningham Boyata M Johnson etc etc all part of the MCFC Academy player belt and all used by the current manager. The point I am making is that united have been untouchable for decades financially and suddenly are surpassed. Had the Glazers the money Sheikh Mancity has Taggart would be spending. His excuses that the quality isn't out there as reasons for the sudden frugality are pretty lame.
Johnny Baguette
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01/08/2010 21:20:00

Would you say a fee of 32.5 mil for Robinho is justifiable? How about 19 or so mil for Jo? Perhaps 22 mil for Lescott is a reasonable and value-for-money transfer? Vila's 30 mil asking price for Milner is value for money as well. Oh and don't list players that rarely feauture in City's first team plans you're just embarrasing yourself naming once in a blue moon players. Also on another point we haven't suddenly been outmuscled by financial muscle Chelsea have been richer than us for years.
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01/08/2010 23:07:00

Can't change your history its in you blood :P
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01/08/2010 23:08:00

Value/ Worth is extinct and meaningless in this era and you know it. The reason you're on here proves without a doubt that rags just cannot bear to see liddle ciddy on the rise. You forget 30 million for Camel Gob in 2002. Stunning hypocrisy.
Johnny Baguette
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01/08/2010 23:29:00

Im on here to express my opinion, funnily enough vitalfootball allows you to do that.
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01/08/2010 23:47:00

Thefamousno7, get some perspective, all the amounts mentioned is a drop in the ocean for the owner. For the 1000th time, Jo was here before the takeover, Robinho got a lot of people talking about us so yes it was worth it, we've not paid 30 m for Milner have we? Lescott has hardly played due to injury so lets reserve judgement for later. Im guessing Berbatov has been outstanding for you as was Veron? I hope Anderson recovers and shows hes worth what you paid for him.
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02/08/2010 00:28:00

Don't forget Djemba Djemba, Taiibi, Forlan, Hargreaves, Tosic and all the other mistakes manure have made. It's funny how the rags seem to conveniently sweep their transfer disasters under the rug whilst pointing towards a few players in our team like Lescott who haven't really had enough of a chance to prove their worth or not. Berbatov cost 30million, yet no one seems to call him overvalued! I'd alsol ike to point out that your recent transfer flops have all come from one source - fergie, whereas we've not had the same stability, and therefore had a much higher turnover of players. After all, it's only natural that a manager wants to bring in his own choices, thereby leaving previous regimes' choices out in the cold.
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02/08/2010 01:24:00

I haven't sweeped anything under the rug and once again you City fans fail to grasp the point. All the previously said players are examples of prices paid for very average players. Jo, Lescott and Milner are all average players who's price has been bumped up because of Madrid, Barcas and your silly spending. Whether its a drop in the ocean for you doesn't matter, travel out of Manchester and there's other places with other teams who all look to buy but can't because of the rediculous prices and unlike you were not writing 'mug' on our head and getting drawn into it and consider it value for money because you can afford it. Your kidding is you believe Hargreaves was a stupid transfer, we made our money back on Tosic, Forlan is proven to be one of Europes best so there was sense in that transfer, list some real failures of signings not people who have proven they were worth the price tag paid. And that very short list of flops that have come from Fergie is over a 24 year period not a 2 and half year period.
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02/08/2010 05:46:00

It's stunning. MUPLC = paragons of virtue and the way things should be done. LMAO. Tripe.
Johnny Baguette
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02/08/2010 11:44:00

TFN7, we've not bought Milner yet and Forlan is a great player but he failed at your club, just like Berbatov and Veron, thats the point! So why are you judging Mancini and Huges who altogether have been managers for 2 years? Maybe you should wait to pass judgement in 24 yrs time? Of all the players you mentioned only Jo has been an expensive flop and it wasnt under the new owner. You dont need to exagerrate if you've really got a point but apparently you don't, you're just jumping on the City-bashing bandwagon.
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02/08/2010 13:48:00

TFN7, tell me, please, why it is suddenly unreasonable to be spending that much money on players. Let me list one player City bought for 30m + - Robinho. United, on the other hand, have spent that much on Berbatov, Rooney, and Ferdinand. But now you have a problem with teams spending that much money? You're upset because now United can't steal players away from other clubs who are developing them and then claim they learned everything from Lady Alice, just like you claim with Cristiano Ronaldo. It's funny how when the Rags buy a player it's "adding to the history", but when other teams do it, it's "buying a title". If the transfer market is dead, why don't you just promote some Academy players, like you've been telling every other team to do over the past 20 years. You rags fans are all the same. Like the rich kid growing up who always had mommy and daddy to bail them out when they got in trouble. Guess what, mommy and daddy Glazer aren't going to bail you out this time, and when the ship goes under, all of the "dedicated" players will jump off like rats from a sinking ship.
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