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The Tevez Story Will Not Go Away

There was a preposterous statement on TalkRubbish yesterday where some would-be controversial pundit suggested that Carlos Tevez is paid to be an entertainer and even if he is not included in the line-up for City, or refusing to take the field when so instructed by his Manager, he is in fact honouring the deal because he is keeping the world entertained.

In the words of Dell-Boy...'What a plonker'.

The story continues to drive virtually all the news media. It is incessantly being regurgitated on Sky Sports News and floods many of the back pages.

There is specualtion upon speculation and in an Irish version of one of today's papers Chopper Scholes is feeling sorry for him..and this from a man who refused to play in a shadow team in the League Cup because he thought Veron was about to take his place in the first team generally.

City have effectively put this to bed intially by suspending the player pending the outcome of enquiries, which will ultimately lead to the final decision. City are playing fair but firm. Tevez is unable to play or train, which keeps him away from the rest of the squad. The Club will then gather evidence which will then support whatever decision it needs to take. There have been some suggestions that Tevez was simply refusing to warm up again because in his consideration he was ready to play. I suggest that this might have been cooked up by the Worm as a means of mitigating Tevez' actions. I doubt Tevez himself would have been able to put that story together.

He has made the murmurings in favour of the fans, but the whole issue has really pulled together the fact that his heart is not in Manchester City.

He may be disappointed that he is not getting a game, but it was him that told us before the end of last season he would be with us in August. It was therefore him that made it necessary for City to sign Aguero, who has added energy and effectively replaced Tevez as goalscorer-in-chief. It was therefore Tevez who forced Mancini to draw up a new game plan which in the light of his requested move away from the Club, didn't involve Tevez. Therefore it was natural that he would only play a peripheral or 'squad' role in the time he has left at the Etihad.

The double edge to the sword is that with Tevez not playing his stock value reduces and buying clubs can see that there is a need for City to 'get rid'. So in January there will be a cut-priced Tevez on the market as nobody will dangle £50million. City should recover whatever they can and take comfort from the fact that his salary is 'off the books'.

It is particularly disappointing for City becuase of the unavailablity of Mario Balotelli for the first 3 matches of the Champions League campaign. Readers of the Ped Report will recall that I was furious with his unnecessary red card in the Europa League elimination at the hands of Dinamo Kyiv. Not only did that assist with the final nail in that particular coffin but it has handicapped City in this year's Champions League.

We did need to change the game plan in both matches so far and Balotelli's muscular approach might well have been just what was needed to disturb resolute opposition defenders. That has not been available to City so they have been forced to stick with Dzeko and Aguero with Tevez as Plan B. Opposition teams have of course been able to plan for that and to make life difficult for Dzeko who hasn't looked quite the same since Mancini gave him a bench moment after his early goalscoring feats.

City needs to get Dzeko back on track. At least he has apologised to his Mananger for his dissent at getting replaced in the Allianz Arena, but I think in his case it was passion that tantrum. The lad wanted to show the Budesliga giants that he had moved on to better things by joining the Blues, but found Boateng and Van Buyten in uncompromising form.

The scribes will not let this get off the hook though as they continue to revel in every problem that besets City and to catapult it into the stratosphere. Sadly, readers, that is where it will be at for City until the Premier League title trophy adorns the Etihad.

At that point City will have proved that the investment will have been worthwhile and at that point the world will start to take real notice that the Blue Moon is not rising, but has risen in full.

We move on to Blackburn at the weekend and Champions League hangover apart, should have enough to claim the points. We will however look at this fixture last season which needed Dzeko to unlock the bolts in front of Rovers' net in the win which finally steered City on course for finishing third. I just hope that it is not a repeat of the match at home, where we gave away a comic cuts goal and it took us a while to recover. We just couldn't get a winner and it was perhaps exacerbated when Blackburn got a free kick deep into stoppage time and Allardyce told them to keep the ball in the corner at a time when a far post cross to the giants might have served up a winner for them.

We have the tools to unlock most domestic deadbolts these days, but I would hate to be eating my works, or a Venkeys Chicken for dinner tomorrow night.




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Writer: Tranmere Loyal Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 30 2011

Time: 11:00AM

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"He may be disappointed that he is not getting a game, but it was him that told us before the end of last season he would be with us in August. It was therefore him that made it necessary for City to sign Aguero, who has added energy and effectively replaced Tevez as goalscorer-in-chief. It was therefore Tevez who forced Mancini to draw up a new game plan which in the light of his requested move away from the Club, didn't involve Tevez. Therefore it was natural that he would only play a peripheral or 'squad' role in the time he has left at the Etihad." Excellently put Ped, also worth noting that our no.32 turned up late for pre season having requested extra time off, which the club again bending over backwards for the little runt granted him. Not only was he late back, he was quite obviously overweight. I would also add that Dzeko was the PL player of the month for August and Aguero has been in scintillating form since his arrival, add to this our no.32's ***** poor showing against Napoli when he came off the bench and it's hardly a surprise that Mancini decided to stick with the Aguero/Dzeko partnership.
Bluedub
"He may be disappointed that he is not getting a game, but it was him that told us before the end of last season he would be with us in August. It was therefore him that made it necessary for City to sign Aguero, who has added energy and effectively replaced Tevez as goalscorer-in-chief. It was therefore Tevez who forced Mancini to draw up a new game plan which in the light of his requested move away from the Club, didn't involve Tevez. Therefore it was natural that he would only play a peripheral or 'squad' role in the time he has left at the Etihad." Excellently put Ped, also worth noting that our no.32 turned up late for pre season having requested extra time off, which the club again bending over backwards for the little runt granted him. Not only was he late back, he was quite obviously overweight. I would also add that Dzeko was the PL player of the month for August and Aguero has been in scintillating form since his arrival, add to this our no.32's ***** poor showing against Napoli when he came off the bench and it's hardly a surprise that Mancini decided to stick with the Aguero/Dzeko partnership.
Bluedub
by boateng being in uncompromising form you mean boateng who made two horrid challenges and should've been penalized twice but somehow got away with it and looks good for it, then yup boateng is in uncompromising form. what a tool that boateng is
redwhiteandbluemoon
by boateng being in uncompromising form you mean boateng who made two horrid challenges and should've been penalized twice but somehow got away with it and looks good for it, then yup boateng is in uncompromising form. what a tool that boateng is
redwhiteandbluemoon
Boateng got away with two home-crowd calls. I wasn't expecting the officials to be unbiased in Germany, to be honest.
PhillyBlueMoon
Boateng got away with two home-crowd calls. I wasn't expecting the officials to be unbiased in Germany, to be honest.
PhillyBlueMoon
what happened to the Aguero/Dzeko partnership in Munich?
blueplanet
what happened to the Aguero/Dzeko partnership in Munich?
blueplanet
“Roberto Mancini’s hard-line reaction to Carlos Tévez’s apparent insubordination on the Manchester City substitutes bench may have come as a surprise to those who followed the Italian’s playing career, which was littered with the sort of hot-headed clashes and conflicts which are so intolerable to Mancini the manager. Most famously, the former Sampdoria playmaker and erstwhile golden boy of Italian football clambered in to the press box after scoring for Italy against Germany in the 1988 European Championship to unleash a volley of abuse at startled journalists.”
blueplanet
“Roberto Mancini’s hard-line reaction to Carlos Tévez’s apparent insubordination on the Manchester City substitutes bench may have come as a surprise to those who followed the Italian’s playing career, which was littered with the sort of hot-headed clashes and conflicts which are so intolerable to Mancini the manager. Most famously, the former Sampdoria playmaker and erstwhile golden boy of Italian football clambered in to the press box after scoring for Italy against Germany in the 1988 European Championship to unleash a volley of abuse at startled journalists.”
blueplanet
What do you mean what happened? If you're asking why they didn't perform I would say it happens, footballers can underperform and this happened to be one of them nights, hope that helps.
Bluedub
What do you mean what happened? If you're asking why they didn't perform I would say it happens, footballers can underperform and this happened to be one of them nights, hope that helps.
Bluedub
What's your reason for posting that quote blueplanet, have you got some opinion on it? I'd love to hear it. Just out of interest were you even born then?
Bluedub
What's your reason for posting that quote blueplanet, have you got some opinion on it? I'd love to hear it. Just out of interest were you even born then?
Bluedub
Mancini has gone on record as saying that he didn't consider Tevez fit enough to be starting games, and the little prat wasn't putting in the effort in training. He hasn't lloked anywhere near the old Tevez in the limited game time he's had, so nobody can argue that Mancini's decision to use him as a sub wasn't justified. Tevez think the sun shines out of his arse, unfortunately all that sunlight must have broiled his brains.

P.S. We'd have been 2-0 up if those fouls had been made at the Etihad.

fifthcolumnblue
Mancini has gone on record as saying that he didn't consider Tevez fit enough to be starting games, and the little prat wasn't putting in the effort in training. He hasn't lloked anywhere near the old Tevez in the limited game time he's had, so nobody can argue that Mancini's decision to use him as a sub wasn't justified. Tevez think the sun shines out of his arse, unfortunately all that sunlight must have broiled his brains.

P.S. We'd have been 2-0 up if those fouls had been made at the Etihad.

fifthcolumnblue
The penalty incidents have been overlooked massively considering the first was stonewall and I can't even see any doubt in it. The second was more like 70/30 a penalty but again nothing. Watch the replays on Gomez's goals and there are even offside doubts. No wonder Bayern are looked at in Germany like the rags are here for referee decisions etc.
StuMCFC
The penalty incidents have been overlooked massively considering the first was stonewall and I can't even see any doubt in it. The second was more like 70/30 a penalty but again nothing. Watch the replays on Gomez's goals and there are even offside doubts. No wonder Bayern are looked at in Germany like the rags are here for referee decisions etc.
StuMCFC
With an atmosphere like the one in the Allianz I was fully expecting Bayern to get the majority of calls but what I want to know is what is the point of the assistants behind the goal if they can't spot a stonewall penalty, like the one on Silva? And why do they stand on the same side as the linesman? Surely it would make more sense if they were on opposite sides as more can be seen that way.
Bluedub
With an atmosphere like the one in the Allianz I was fully expecting Bayern to get the majority of calls but what I want to know is what is the point of the assistants behind the goal if they can't spot a stonewall penalty, like the one on Silva? And why do they stand on the same side as the linesman? Surely it would make more sense if they were on opposite sides as more can be seen that way.
Bluedub
Ah, and there you have it BD - they don't do anything whatsoever! Ostensibly their job is to signal whether the ball has crossed the line, and that's about it. Unfortunately for football, they are Blatter's sop to those who have been calling for goal-line technology for years. Not so much assistant referees as window dressing to put offg Uefa's critics. I mean has anyone actually seen one of them get involved in a game? I rest my case
fifthcolumnblue
Ah, and there you have it BD - they don't do anything whatsoever! Ostensibly their job is to signal whether the ball has crossed the line, and that's about it. Unfortunately for football, they are Blatter's sop to those who have been calling for goal-line technology for years. Not so much assistant referees as window dressing to put offg Uefa's critics. I mean has anyone actually seen one of them get involved in a game? I rest my case
fifthcolumnblue
Not training won't be a bother to Tevez. He got out of a whole pre-season and the Argentinian coaches bemoan his lack of effort. He's looked pathetically unfit on each outing he's had this season....Nobody should forget the comments he made outside the dressing room in Munich through an interpreter without Joorabchian there to manipulate the situation. He said unequivocally that he did not want to play, so he didn't.
Johnny Baguette
Not training won't be a bother to Tevez. He got out of a whole pre-season and the Argentinian coaches bemoan his lack of effort. He's looked pathetically unfit on each outing he's had this season....Nobody should forget the comments he made outside the dressing room in Munich through an interpreter without Joorabchian there to manipulate the situation. He said unequivocally that he did not want to play, so he didn't.
Johnny Baguette
...and I heard the Talkdrivel discussion myself. The anchorman was a wind up merchant who went to town on one Blue who phoned in. The bellend chairing the joke of a discussion suggested that City fans should never forget what Tevez has done for us. He has been amply rewarded and we got our goals. End of.
Johnny Baguette
...and I heard the Talkdrivel discussion myself. The anchorman was a wind up merchant who went to town on one Blue who phoned in. The bellend chairing the joke of a discussion suggested that City fans should never forget what Tevez has done for us. He has been amply rewarded and we got our goals. End of.
Johnny Baguette
the crux of the argument is whether Tevez refused Mancini’s request to come on – the player said he simply refused an order handed down from the manager that he would have to leave the dug-out and warm up having already done so… On a wider note, Tevez has also told those around him that he feels Mancini’s attitude towards him has become personal and that the City manager is punishing him by leaving him out of the team, rather than judging him on sporting grounds
blueplanet
the crux of the argument is whether Tevez refused Mancini’s request to come on – the player said he simply refused an order handed down from the manager that he would have to leave the dug-out and warm up having already done so… On a wider note, Tevez has also told those around him that he feels Mancini’s attitude towards him has become personal and that the City manager is punishing him by leaving him out of the team, rather than judging him on sporting grounds
blueplanet
According to Tevez, Mancini shouted at him that he could ‘F*** off back to Argentina.’ It is claimed he also told Dzeko to ‘F**** off back to Bosnia.’ This is part of the evidence that City are studying before making any official announcement. Tevez has told those close to him that he believes Mancini had been waiting for an incident like this to take revenge. He believes the Italian coach has been jealous of him for two years because he has always been the darling of the supporters. Tevez thinks Mancini has held a grudge against him and that there has been a power struggle.he says Mancini is being vindictive and blew up the incident to gather support in his crusade against him.
blueplanet
According to Tevez, Mancini shouted at him that he could ‘F*** off back to Argentina.’ It is claimed he also told Dzeko to ‘F**** off back to Bosnia.’ This is part of the evidence that City are studying before making any official announcement. Tevez has told those close to him that he believes Mancini had been waiting for an incident like this to take revenge. He believes the Italian coach has been jealous of him for two years because he has always been the darling of the supporters. Tevez thinks Mancini has held a grudge against him and that there has been a power struggle.he says Mancini is being vindictive and blew up the incident to gather support in his crusade against him.
blueplanet
Roberto Mancini once also refused to play back in his heyday. “While at Sampdoria, the Manchester City boss walked off the pitch when he was not awarded a penalty against Inter Milan. His refusal to carry on sparked a furious touchline row with his manager — future England boss Sven Goran Eriksson — who eventually got him back on the pitch. But within minutes of returning in the 1995 match he was sent off for rowing with the ref.
blueplanet
Roberto Mancini once also refused to play back in his heyday. “While at Sampdoria, the Manchester City boss walked off the pitch when he was not awarded a penalty against Inter Milan. His refusal to carry on sparked a furious touchline row with his manager — future England boss Sven Goran Eriksson — who eventually got him back on the pitch. But within minutes of returning in the 1995 match he was sent off for rowing with the ref.
blueplanet
Luis Figo, Inter Milan (2008) The Context: Rumours abounded of a dressing room unrest in San Siro; players were reportedly unhappy with the way Inter Milan's then-manager Roberto Mancini was handling the team. The Act: In a case eerily similiar to Tevez's situation, Luis Figo was benched in the first leg of the Champions League knockout fixture against Liverpool. He was seen warming up on the touchline throughout the match and was expected to come on early in the second half. Mancini chose to bring Figo on after Fernando Torres put Liverpool in front in the 63rd minute. Figo pointedly ignored the Italian and stormed out of the stadium thereafter. The Consequence: Mancini turned out to be hugely unpopular at the San Siro and was subseqeuntly sacked because of that performance against Liverpool. Figo retired a hero at Inter Milan and continued on as technical director.
blueplanet
Luis Figo, Inter Milan (2008) The Context: Rumours abounded of a dressing room unrest in San Siro; players were reportedly unhappy with the way Inter Milan's then-manager Roberto Mancini was handling the team. The Act: In a case eerily similiar to Tevez's situation, Luis Figo was benched in the first leg of the Champions League knockout fixture against Liverpool. He was seen warming up on the touchline throughout the match and was expected to come on early in the second half. Mancini chose to bring Figo on after Fernando Torres put Liverpool in front in the 63rd minute. Figo pointedly ignored the Italian and stormed out of the stadium thereafter. The Consequence: Mancini turned out to be hugely unpopular at the San Siro and was subseqeuntly sacked because of that performance against Liverpool. Figo retired a hero at Inter Milan and continued on as technical director.
blueplanet
Wow, Blue[planet, obseessed much? Tevez has continually belittled our club, particularly when he put in a transfer request on the day we went top of the league. he is not fit, not training well (I know thios from people who attend the training sessions) and s[pent all summer dissing both my club and the city i live in. To suggest that mancini is waging some kind of vendetta against him is quite fallacious. Tevez wants out and is prepared to do anything to get his wish. mancini has clearly had enough, and Tevez's refusal to come on (as he admitted on the night) is testament to the man's staggeringly high opinion of himself. I want tevez out, Mancini is the best manager we've had since Mercer/Allison, so your attempts to portray mancini as the aggressor in this story don't wash with me.
fifthcolumnblue
Wow, Blue[planet, obseessed much? Tevez has continually belittled our club, particularly when he put in a transfer request on the day we went top of the league. he is not fit, not training well (I know thios from people who attend the training sessions) and s[pent all summer dissing both my club and the city i live in. To suggest that mancini is waging some kind of vendetta against him is quite fallacious. Tevez wants out and is prepared to do anything to get his wish. mancini has clearly had enough, and Tevez's refusal to come on (as he admitted on the night) is testament to the man's staggeringly high opinion of himself. I want tevez out, Mancini is the best manager we've had since Mercer/Allison, so your attempts to portray mancini as the aggressor in this story don't wash with me.
fifthcolumnblue
fifthcolumnblue, if not for Tevez, City wont even be in the champions league. He needs to have a high opinion of himself. Subtract Tevez' goals and Spuds will be the ones playing the game. I know with Aguero, Tevez has always looked unnecessary but city my regret it. With proper man management, All these would not have happened and City will have two would class strikers at their disposal. Whether you like it or not, Mancini's man management is poor. He always gives preferential treatment. If Balotelli can score goals consistently in just 3 matches, you will see that Dzeko will be benched totally.
blueplanet
fifthcolumnblue, if not for Tevez, City wont even be in the champions league. He needs to have a high opinion of himself. Subtract Tevez' goals and Spuds will be the ones playing the game. I know with Aguero, Tevez has always looked unnecessary but city my regret it. With proper man management, All these would not have happened and City will have two would class strikers at their disposal. Whether you like it or not, Mancini's man management is poor. He always gives preferential treatment. If Balotelli can score goals consistently in just 3 matches, you will see that Dzeko will be benched totally.
blueplanet
If Balotelli scores goals in 3 matches consistently does he not then deserve to retain his place based on form Blue Planet? At least you're actually giving an opinion now rather than quoting newspaper articles. Try having a look at Tevez' history to form a bit of balance in your opinion. Also a question for you, if City didn't qualify for CL who would be blamed? That's right Mancini, so why is it he doesn't get the credit from you for getting City to the CL? Simple fact of the matter here is Tevez made his bed by handing in his transfer request, City had to ensure they had a replacement because of Tevez' action and so signed Aguero. Tevez then came back late from preseason at his request so wasn't fit for the start of the season. The players playing in his position hit the ground running and made themselves difficult to drop and then when Tevez did get his chance he failed to impress.
Bluedub
If Balotelli scores goals in 3 matches consistently does he not then deserve to retain his place based on form Blue Planet? At least you're actually giving an opinion now rather than quoting newspaper articles. Try having a look at Tevez' history to form a bit of balance in your opinion. Also a question for you, if City didn't qualify for CL who would be blamed? That's right Mancini, so why is it he doesn't get the credit from you for getting City to the CL? Simple fact of the matter here is Tevez made his bed by handing in his transfer request, City had to ensure they had a replacement because of Tevez' action and so signed Aguero. Tevez then came back late from preseason at his request so wasn't fit for the start of the season. The players playing in his position hit the ground running and made themselves difficult to drop and then when Tevez did get his chance he failed to impress.
Bluedub
Not to mention Tevez' self-confessed eating disorder and subsequent visit to a specialist clinic to try and get his weight down to a more manageable level. It's clear he isn't fit, and both the player himself and the manager have gone on record to point this out. If Tevez had anything less than a gargantuan ego he'd have accepted he wasn't ready to start most games, knuckled down in training and tried to prove himself at every available opportunity. That he has sulked at being "snubbed" speaks volumes about the man's character. That Mancini has put up with him for so long is testament to the Manager's character. Tevez out now.
fifthcolumnblue
Not to mention Tevez' self-confessed eating disorder and subsequent visit to a specialist clinic to try and get his weight down to a more manageable level. It's clear he isn't fit, and both the player himself and the manager have gone on record to point this out. If Tevez had anything less than a gargantuan ego he'd have accepted he wasn't ready to start most games, knuckled down in training and tried to prove himself at every available opportunity. That he has sulked at being "snubbed" speaks volumes about the man's character. That Mancini has put up with him for so long is testament to the Manager's character. Tevez out now.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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