Ireland Packing Underpants For Villa
It's been coming and the ever "in the know" Sky Sports have broken the news that erstwhile City Superman Stephen Ireland is in talks with Aston Villa...
Villa, currently rocked by the stunning resignation of Mad Professor Martin O'Neill for reasons yet to be revealed are pressing ahead with plans to bring in the soon to be 24 year old former Republic of Ireland international as part of City's stealthy bid to secure James Milner.
Ireland has been in wretched form since being named MCFC and VMC's Player Of The Season a couple of campaigns ago. It could be that the player needs a change to reignite the spark in what is without doubt a superb talent.
The defence unlocking vision has deserted Ireland for now and last season many Blues became frustrated with him spending too much time talking to hacks about himself instead of focusing on City.
The MCFC Academy graduate has an admirable 138 appearances and 16 goals under his belt for The Blues.
The Stevie of old will be sorely missed, but in truth, Mancio has given him plenty of opportunities to shine and in this coming no margin for error season, City have no room to risk passengers.
More news on Milnergate as we get it...
In other news, Mancio's Squad continues to take shape, with respect to Andy Smith and The Manchester Guardian...
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