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Mancio Underlines His Control Over Captaincy



From double subbing Robinho to stripping Carlos TÚvez of the City captaincy. Roberto Mancini will not be moved...

The dapper City gaffer came to England with a hardline reputation and has repeatedly demonstrated his leadership in his dealings with big name players. Yesterday he confirmed that TÚvez will no longer wear the City captains armband.

TÚvez remains transfer listed at his own request and Mancio's pubic commitment to the brilliant Vincent Kompany will be met with unanimous approval across Planet Blue:

'Carlos wanted to leave for family reasons. I respected his opinion but Carlos is still here because we didn't find a solution.

'I decided in the summer that Vinnie is the captain.'


TÚvez will start for City at home to Wigan today. Historically he takes on any form of percieved setback with some furious play. Mancio appeared to throw down a footballing gauntlet:

'He's a fantastic player for us, someone who can score 20 goals a season.'






UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times GMT+1

Sa 10 Sep 15:00 Wigan, The Etihad, PL

We 14 September 19:45 Napoli, The Etihad, CLGS1

*Su 18 Sep 15:00 Fulham, Craven Cottage, PL

We 21 Sep 19:45 Birmingham, The Etihad, LC3

Sa 24 Sep 12:45 Everton, The Etihad, PL

Tu 27 September 19:45 Bayern Munich, Allianz Arena,
CLGS2

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Date:Saturday September 10 2011

Time: 8:49AM

Your Comments

Good on you Bobby ......
Doody
Good on you Bobby ......
Doody
Three cheers for Vinnie. Hip-hip....excellent decision.
tudor
Three cheers for Vinnie. Hip-hip....excellent decision.
tudor
The right decision. Especially impressed by the way the transfer of teh captaincy was handled - masterstroke in engineering the change whilst the media wsa foaming at the mouth over Garry Cook. On any other slow football 'news' day I could see this being seized upon and exploited by the journos under a classic, pulitzer prize winning "Shock" headline about Tevez being "stipped" of the captaincy when in fact he had abrogated any responsibilty towards the post through his own actions. But why let the truth spoil a good story?
Skoorb
The right decision. Especially impressed by the way the transfer of teh captaincy was handled - masterstroke in engineering the change whilst the media wsa foaming at the mouth over Garry Cook. On any other slow football 'news' day I could see this being seized upon and exploited by the journos under a classic, pulitzer prize winning "Shock" headline about Tevez being "stipped" of the captaincy when in fact he had abrogated any responsibilty towards the post through his own actions. But why let the truth spoil a good story?
Skoorb
 

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