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.'


FOLLOW CITY IN THE FA CUP QUARTER FINALS ON VMC:

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 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!



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

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

Comments

0
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 games......now go out and do it....
cityman51
12/03/2011 21:08:00
0
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
pedmachine
13/03/2011 09:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

UCL Preview: Man City v AS Monaco

From the form team in the Championship to the form team in the French Ligue 1 as City return to Champions League action on Tuesday evening when they welcome Leonardo Jardim's..

(BBC Audio) 'Arsenal Fan TV Is Like Jeremy Kyle'

Alex Hylton says the Manchester City fan channel produces very different content to that of Arsenal Fan TV.

Huddersfield Town 0 Manchester City 0 - Johnny On The Spot

The recent phase of some of City's most exhilarating football of the season came to a close in Yorkshire with an ecky-thump this weekend...

The Ped Report Huddersfield Town 0-0 City

Another Match for the Blues

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)

How many goals, if any will City score against Monaco?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more0%
Four0%
Three25%
Two25%
One25%
City won't score25%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2017 4:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 12:30PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2017 4:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear445
2.Skoorb236
3.Johnny Baguette137
4.Rising109
5.Bluedub108
6.Tudor86
7.johnkelv86
8.Colin Is The King68
9.citizhun65
10.kennyclementstache44
Write for Vital Football