Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Mancio: Opportunity Knocks

Mancio: Opportunity Knocks

Roberto Mancini has had 48 hours to rally his side for Reading in The FA Cup following Euro defeat and a long flight from Kyiv. But the City boss is well up for the cup...

The rags have stumbled to another cup win today leaving Arsenal's stylish passers with one wheel on their wagon.

It's looking increasingly likely that if City can negotiate Reading, then for a second year running Stretford will stand between The Citizens and the very real chance of craved for silverware.

Mancio will be mindful of Arsenal's shocking collapse inside a fortnight. We don't want a repeat at Eastlands:

'The FA Cup offers us a big chance. We know how long it's been since the last semi-final so this would be good for us, good for the club and the fans. It's a big week coming up in all three competitions. The Europa League is going to be hard for us but we still have a chance. The next few days will be important.'

Nigel De Jong is likely to take centre stage in the bid to shore up City's midfield. This means that outside of Adam Johnson who is going great guns in his efforts to return from serious injury, the dapper City gaffer will have a close to full strength squad to select from:

'The FA Cup is really important to us. It's a really big chance for us to get to Wembley. It's a really difficult tie, though, because Reading have shown what they are capable of by beating Everton. One of the difficulties we have at the moment is that we are playing every three days. I hope we can recover in time for Sunday afternoon.'

This is going to be a massive seven days for Manchester City. Crucially Reading, Dynamo Kyiv and Chelsea span three competitions and Planet Blue will be desperate to emerge the other side of the trilogy knowing that all the hard work put in up until now has not been in vain.

Mancio has called on City's fans to back the team to the hilt and raise the roof:

'We need them now more than ever.'


Head for the VMC Match Day Experience Forum for the build up and beyond to City's important clash with Reading that could lead to the Blues first FA Cup Semi Final in 30 years.


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


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

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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Saturday March 12 2011
Time: 8:22PM


Mancini has to play the stroingest team possible and not tinker with the side for these 2 matches..... as he is getting the reputation of another 'Tinkerman' Roberto remember the saying 'If it aint broken dont mend it' it's not broke yet but tinkering with it to often may just do it, now lets go out this week and shoot on sight and not play 'the Arsenal way' looking for the pass when a shot on goal is needed more, the perfect goal is only a perfect goal when it hits the back of the net no matter how many passes it took in these type of go out and do it....
12/03/2011 21:08:00
It's got to happen today. The draw will be made before our match so we will know if it's Stretford in the semis or potentially in the final. I can't see us getting 3 clear goals against Kyiv though
13/03/2011 09:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

Video: Sergio Aguero Struts His Stuff

Sergio Aguero is filmed training in the gym, but that doesn't stop him showing off a dance move or two.

Man City v Linkoping Live Stream: (Wed 21 March 2018)

Watch today's live coverage of Manchester City v Linkoping in the UEFA Women's Champions League quarter-final first leg. Kick off 7pm GMT.

Last Six Unique European Football Champions

Can you name the six most recent unique champions of England's Premier League, France's Ligue 1, Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A, Germany's Bundesliga..

Man City v QPR: Purest Sound Ever Made In Human History

The goal sound to end all goal sounds. The Premier League's greatest moment. It won't get any better than this, and here's the greatest video of it.

Manchester City Archived Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email
Johnny Baguette
no email
no email
no email

Current Poll (see more polls)

When Joe Hart leaves City, for good in the summer where will he go?
Suggested By: Tudor
Another Premier League team55%
Lower league English side2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
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

Vital Members League Table

1.Johnny Baguette363
3.Buzz Lightyear187
5.Colin Is The King163
Vital Football Comment