UK time is: 10:40:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

VMC's Some Might Say: Post Lech Fall Out



There's been another tidal wave of debate and discussion out there following City's third defeat on the bounce. Here's what we've compiled at VMC Towers...

Roberto Mancini:

'I am disappointed because we didn't deserve to lose this game...right now, nothing is going our way and we are very unlucky. We have lost our last three games and I don't feel we deserved to lose any of them, but sometimes these things happen - this is football and it can be cruel sometimes...We must pay more attention when we play and concentrate and though this is a difficult period for us, if we stick together and work hard we can back on track quickly.

'The tabloids rage on us because City are headed by an Italian; I'm sorry to say, but the English are nationalists in football.'


David Platt:

'The spotlight is on us, and if we lose matches, there is going to be negativity coming from outside. The good thing is that we know internally what is going on. There have been false or exaggerated reports...the negativity comes from outside the club. You come to the training ground every day and there is no negativity there.
...The players don't like losing games, we (the staff) don't like losing games. We've got the opportunity in the next three games to get back on it.'


Patrick Vieira:

'What's important is that as players we perform. If we don't win games, that's our fault and the blame should not go on the manager. He makes the choices and decides the tactics, but it is the players who have to perform. We win all together, and we lose all together. It's not the manager on one part, and the team on the other.'

Arsene Wenger:

'It is down to Manchester City to trust Mancini. Personally, I invite them to do that. When you create a new team, you need to have patience because it clicks a bit slower, but Manchester City has a good team.
...They have gone through a difficult patch - three games in a season where you play badly can happen to any manager in the league.'


Roberto Di Matteo:

'You'll have to ask Mancini whether he is capable of handling the pressure but you look at his CV and he is one of the best managers around...Every club has its level of expectation. They are expecting as much from him as any chairman expects from their manager.'

prt1975:

'SWP, viera, Bridge and Richards should get dropped from a great hight, Boyata needs to go on loan for a season his last 2 games he has looked like a schoolboy.'

Gary Cook's Napkin:

'Shame that with 5 minutes to go a job done by (mainly) the reserves.

Right from the back we had issues and these players all need to go:

Given - distribution was just odd - would Joe have stopped the 3rd?
Richards - ok going forward, but skinned all too often at the back.
Lescott - average, a squad player at best.
Boyata - not sell, but his confidence is now shot - needs to be carefully managed for rest of season.
Bridge - gives the ball away time and time again, vastly overrated even now.
Viera - sluggish and gives the ball away - resorts to hoofing from the centre circle too often.
PabZab - hard work doesnt make up for lack of quality.
SWP - oh what's become of my one-time hero? Shadow of his former self.

Ok, so on that showing only Manu, Johhno, Milner (WHY was he subbed?), Silva showed their worth. Time to step up to the plate - bin the squad idea in January and just play our best 11 week-in-week out.


Belfast Blue:

'Just wish Bobby Manc had the same attitude as Arry at the Spurs,I really do. We have the players to do something great and i have to say I watched the Yids game with envy! Go for it FFS. we have the tools to go for games and not to set out just not to concede.'

Spud 1:

'I was never confident about Mancini when he took over from Hughes.Having watched the performances of City since, I've still yet to see anything that would sway my original concerns. Having conceded 10 goals in our last 4 games, we can't even say that Mancini's defensive tactics are working. Wasn't that one of the reasons Hughes was sacked? Having said that and although
the Jury's still out for me, we now have to give him more time.'


seac:

'I wanted Hughes out (and the Fulham draws are proving that right), and I believe Mancini does know his best team. When they are all fit, at the same time, and settled in to the PL, I think we will see the difference.'

Doody:

'He has to stay .....it is beginning to feel like Groundhog Day with all this speculation.'

KK75:

'How was fergies first year at United? I guess Mancini couldn't do it worse at City. And if it takes more than half the time to take the first trophy at City with Mancio than it took Fergie at Manure then its okay to replace RM. (But this is almost impossible)...Mancio is one of the best manager in the world, and after a few years everybody will see it.'

PREMIER LEAGUE ACTION ON VMC:

Head for the VMC Match Day Experience Forum for the build up and beyond to City's do or die mission at West Bromwich.





Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 6 2010

Time: 1:33PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

The Ped Report City 2-2 Sunderland (Thursday April 17 2014)

Stats: Manchester City v Sunderland (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Citizens versus The Black Cats (Wednesday April 16 2014)

The Ped Report Liverpool 3-2 City (Sunday April 13 2014)

The Reds versus The Citizens (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Johnny Baguette 288
2. Skoorb 154
3. Buzz Lightyear 119
4. PhillyBlueMoon 115
5. fifthcolumnblue 101
6. rojo2010 101
7. Bluedub 92
8. Spooks 91
9. kennyclementstache 90
10. citizhun 86

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Liverpool 35 25 5 5 +52 80
2. Chelsea 35 23 6 6 +41 75
3. Man City 33 22 5 6 +54 71
4. Arsenal 35 21 7 7 +21 70
5. Everton 35 20 9 6 +23 69
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 +2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 +16 57

Breaking League News

Lallana Has Sell-On Clause!
Man Utd : 21/04/2014 10:28:00
Things Must Be Bad!
Man Utd : 21/04/2014 10:27:00
Three Charges Coming Our Way?
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 10:16:00
Barcelona Sniffing Around Luiz Again
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 10:08:00
Saville Wanted for Another Season?
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 10:02:00
Name the Starting XI - Atletico Bilbao (a)
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 09:56:00
We've blown our title chances.
Chelsea : 21/04/2014 09:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 25%
Jimmy Milner 75%