Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Cook Plays A Straight Bat

Cook Plays A Straight Bat



He's been off the public radar for some time and City CEO Garry Cook was cautious in his approach to a BBC Radio 5 Live interview last night...

Almost inevitably he was quizzed over three main subjects that hacks in The Street of Shame are circling and revisiting repeatedly this month:

On Arsenal's Samir Nasri who has come in for savage criticism from Arsenal supporters off the back of relentless newspaper stories and guarded comments from Arsene Wenger and Roberto Mancini:

'We always try not to disclose anything.
Obviously he is still an Arsenal player and we need to respect that. Unfortunately I will refrain from giving an update on that.'


On wantaway Carlos Tevez who was spotted shopping with his family in Manchester early yesterday evening rather than attending the rout of Swansea:

'He is still a Manchester City player and to see him playing alongside Aguero is going to be pretty exciting for all the City fans. I've not spoken to anybody about anything that will dispel that notion.'

On his relationship with City manager Roberto Mancini:

'Roberto will be entering four competitions this year for the first time in many years and I have no doubt he will be trying to win every single one of them. Everyone has got an opinion of what we should try and achieve and what we should try and do.

'All I do know is that Roberto is a winner and last year he said he's going to win the title and this year he'll say the very same thing. We set out two and a half to three years ago that it was about building a successful, sustainable football club for the future...you have got to be playing Champions League football and to be playing alongside the very best teams in Europe.'


What's your take on Cookie's statements? Give us a shout!

UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times GMT+1

Su 21 Aug 16:00 Bolton, Reebok Stadium, PL
Su 28 Aug 13:30 Spurs, White Hart Lane, PL


JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY THIS SUMMER:

Join the debate in the VMC City Chat Forum as we gear up for tonight's big Premier League kick off!

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 VMC Newsdesk
Date:Tuesday August 16 2011
Time: 8:27AM

Comments

0
The grapevine is still saying that Nasri is a "done deal" but not telling us when.
Pedmachine
16/08/2011 08:57:00
0
The grapevine is still saying that Nasri is a "done deal" but not telling us when.
Pedmachine
16/08/2011 08:57:00
0
Sensible comments from Cook there and we, hey wait a minute is this a dream?
RobsonGreensleeves
16/08/2011 08:59:00
0
Sensible comments from Cook there and we, hey wait a minute is this a dream?
RobsonGreensleeves
16/08/2011 08:59:00
0
Nice one Cookie, very diplomatic on all fronts.
Bluedub
16/08/2011 09:34:00
0
Nice one Cookie, very diplomatic on all fronts.
Bluedub
16/08/2011 09:34:00
0
told it like it is, whether that was what the hacks wanted is another matter, they want, fights, backbiting, and discourse in the ranks, pity thats not the case, well done cookie.....
cityman51
16/08/2011 13:45:00
0
told it like it is, whether that was what the hacks wanted is another matter, they want, fights, backbiting, and discourse in the ranks, pity thats not the case, well done cookie.....
cityman51
16/08/2011 13:45:00
0
Underestimate Gary Cook at your peril.
fifthcolumnblue
16/08/2011 22:39:00
0
Underestimate Gary Cook at your peril.
fifthcolumnblue
16/08/2011 22:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Manchester City Articles

Most Expensive Player Values - Jan 2017

The Cies Football Observatory have been crunching their numbers again to produce the January 2017 edition of their highest player transfer values for the top leagues across Europe.

The Ped Report City 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Resurgent Blues Toss Away 2-goal Lead

Highlights: Man City 2-2 Spurs Plus Blues Video Debrief

Match referee Andre Marriner certainly made a couple of howlers at the Etihad Stadium yesterday but hey, we have to live with the fact that referees and officials are only human..

Stats: Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur

All the stats from Manchester City (2) vs (2) Tottenham Hotspur, The Etihad Stadium, 21/1/17 17h30 GMT Att: 54, 402

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 Crystal Palace?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five or more50%
Four20%
Three10%
Two10%
One10%
City won't score0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 22 18 1 3 55 32
2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
5 Man City 22 13 4 5 43 15
6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
7 Everton 22 10 6 6 36 10
8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
16 Middlesbrough 22 4 8 10 20 -7
17 Swansea 22 5 3 14 18 -25
18 Crystal Palace 22 4 4 14 16 -11
19 Hull City 22 4 4 14 16 -27
20 Sunderland 22 4 3 15 15 -22
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 (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 5 2017 1:30PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 13 2017 8:00PM : AFC Bournemouth (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 26 2017 2:15PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear531
2.Skoorb477
3.Johnny Baguette421
4.Rising214
5.Bluedub205
6.Tudor186
7.johnkelv106
8.Colin Is The King89
9.OziMan65
10.kennyclementstache59
Vital Football Comment