UK time is: 07:53:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Mancini: There Is A First Time For Everything



Flanked by Joleon Lescott at his Europa League presser, City boss Roberto Mancini stated that Aris FC's unbeaten home record in Europe could come to an end tonight...

Aris Thessaloniki have gone 42 years without home defeat at their Kleanthis Vikelidis Stadium fortress and have accounted for some of Europe's top clubs along the way, most notably Europa League champions Atletico Madrid in the last round.

Mancio:

'There is a first time for everything...I don't think we will have a problem to bounce back. When you play against United and play well away in a game that you deserve to win but lose, then it's tough. So it's important we make sure we win our next game.'

Of team news, the City gaffer confirmed that James Milner, Nigel De Jong and of course Adam Johnson are all absent. However:

'We have 16 players and have brought Michael Johnson with us but he is not ready, even after a few games for the reserves. Mario Balotelli is also with us but he is not 100 per cent. Shaun Wright-Phillips will be an option against Aris because against United he played well when he came on. It is important Shaun can play because he is our only winger at the moment.'


FOLLOW THE BLUES THIS EVENING IN EUROPE WITH VMC:

Head for the VMC Match Day Experience Forum for the build up and beyond to City's clash with Aris FC.

VMC ON YOUTWITFACE:

VMC is now available on both Facebook and Twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

VMC on: facebook

VMC on: twitter

JOIN VMC:

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!




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: Bluey Armstrong VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 15 2011

Time: 2:26PM

 

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 172
3. Buzz Lightyear 145
4. PhillyBlueMoon 127
5. fifthcolumnblue 124
6. rojo2010 109
7. Bluedub 108
8. Spooks 106
9. kennyclementstache 103
10. citizhun 102

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Man City 3 - 1 WBA
Man City 2 - 2 Sunderland
Liverpool 3 - 2 Man City
Man City 4 - 1 Southampton
Arsenal 1 - 1 Man City
Man Utd 0 - 3 Man City

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 34 23 5 6 +56 74
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

Cole Interesting Real
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 07:42:00
Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0
Chelsea : 23/04/2014 07:33:00
Liverpool: Sterling Labelled Best In Europe
Liverpool : 22/04/2014 19:24:00
Summer transfer activity.
Chelsea : 22/04/2014 16:42:00
Liverpool: Four Reds In MNF Dream Team
Liverpool : 22/04/2014 14:45:00
Cattermole Ready For The Hard Work To Come
Sunderland : 22/04/2014 14:39:00
Moyes Sacked By United
Norwich : 22/04/2014 14:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Yaya Injured - Who Should Partner Fernandinho In Midfield?
Suggested By:  Gerry Gow
Javi Garcia 31%
Jimmy Milner 69%