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No Excuses This Season Roberto

No Excuses This Season Roberto

Vital Manchester City received the following article from member, Daniel Grigg

It's time for Blues boss, Roberto Mancini to target a Premier League title without the excuses this time.

City's spending and the quality of their squad should already be enough to challenge, regardless of the fact they were given a bit of football lesson by Manchester United last weekend. Yet quotes from Mancini saying, 'I think that if we complete our squad...I think we can fight for the title this year,' don't exactly fill you with confidence.

As much as the players need to overcome their Man Utd and Chelsea counterparts so does Mancini.

Up against managers as bullish and confident as Alex Ferguson and Andre Villas-Boas you fear for him being out-matched and eventually out-manoeuvred.

After last season's success Mancini does deserve support and I wouldn't even advocate him being sacked if he did fall short of winning the title this time. However, early season negativity and excuses about needing more players, simply aren't a great recipe for getting the most out of a squad. Especially when it's a squad with a few players just looking for an excuse to under-perform.

City have so much potential, but like Arsenal they can't afford to keeping talking about 'potential' without ever truly realising it.



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

Writer:Daniel Grigg
Date:Friday August 12 2011
Time: 5:57PM

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I'd rather he says what he did, than be cocky and say we will win the title. Cos then after a couple of banana skin results, the team would be under immense pressure and might just implode. I'd rather we stay below the radar and just get on with business.
HeavyRiffs
12/08/2011 18:23:00
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total focus the key.
Johnny Baguette
12/08/2011 20:30:00
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I agree with Heavy here. Sometimes I feel like a lot of City fans want a manager who's gonna be screaming and shouting about how great we are and what we're going to do. But that's exactly what everyone else wants from us. So that as soon as we slip, the media and all can start with the usual trash again. I like that Mancini keeps things low key because it can keep the pressure lower than it ALREADY is. I'm sure when he speaks with his players it's a different situation. No manager is gonna walk up to his squad and say "Ya you guys are good, but...you're just not good enough. Sorry boys.".
BlueBrotherOfaRag
12/08/2011 21:10:00
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More flair for a start would do me!
RobsonGreensleeves
12/08/2011 21:48:00
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No matter what he says you guys are going to get stick. If he bigs the club up and says: "Yeah we will win" then people will reply with stuff along the lines of: "With how much you've spent you would expect so" or "it only took 500 mil". If he does the opposite and says, well, what he said in the article you're going to be hit with: "500 mil and your squad still isn't complete?!" or "how much more does he need to spend?". No matter what you say you're going to lose. Can't help but feel that this is more than playing down your chances and relieving some pressure though, I genuinely do believe that he's perhaps getting his excuses a bit too early.
TheFamousNo7
13/08/2011 14:12:00
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Nothing to do with excuses. It's more a dig at the suits in the club for not getting the transfer business taken care of earlier.
Bluedub
13/08/2011 15:58:00
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