Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Mancio: Let's Be Careful Out There

Mancio: Let's Be Careful Out There

City return to Europe tonight with a tricky first leg to negotiate at Politehnica Timisoara in Romania. Roberto Mancini urges caution...

'It is a difficult draw because everyone expects us to progress but we have watched Timisoara and they are a hard working side who will see us as a great possible scalp...Europe used to produce games that were easy for big sides but no longer. To win by five or six goals is not normal any more.'

Many Blues were critical of former manager Mark Hughes' approach in Europe two years ago where City adopted an extremely cautious approach for away games which ultimately cost us.

Mancio is an experienced European campaigner however and sounds extremely wary of what City face tonight:

'You have to be patient and remember that there are two games in this tie. I always think that the first game in any European competition is the hardest and we are still in the very early stages of my players becoming a team. Timisoara have already played four league games and two in the Europa Cup...We want to progress in every competition and there is no room to play less than 100%. The main thing is to ensure that the score after the second game at the City of Manchester Stadium is in our favour.'

LATEST TEAM NEWS:

Boateng, Bridge, Kolarov are knacked and Milner is not registered.

Balotelli and De Jong both took knocks requiring treament in training yesterday.

VMC MATCH DAY EXPERIENCE FORUM:

Don't forget to join us in the buzzing VMC Match Day Experience Forum tonight and follow the game with the growing VMC Posse!

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stracey Interview



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk
Date:Thursday August 19 2010
Time: 9:15AM

Comments

0
I think we are well equipped to tackle the European games with Mancini in charge and if anyone can ease us into it, it has to be him....
Doody
19/08/2010 09:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Manchester City Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Manchester City and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Leicester City v Manchester City Preview

City travel to the home of miss-firing Premier League Champions Leicester City this weekend still nursing sense of grievance over events at the Etihad last Saturday...

Leicester City v Man City Live Streams & Global TV Coverage

Pep Guardiola and his team travel to the King Power Stadium at the weekend for this Saturday's Premier League evening clash between Leicester City and Manchester City.

The Ped Into Europe Report - City 1-1 Celtic

Hoops there goes another two points

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Have many goals, if any will City score against Leicester City?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more21%
Four17%
Three29%
Two17%
One5%
City won't score11%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 5:15PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 5:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear295
2.Skoorb213
3.Johnny Baguette128
4.Bluedub102
5.Colin Is The King76
6.Rising63
7.Tudor60
8.johnkelv37
9.OziMan36
10.kennyclementstache24
Vital Football Comment