UK time is: 16:57:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

QPR Captain In City Manager Thumbs Down Shocker

One Joey Barton, erstwhile City hero turned prolific Twitterer has delivered his verdict of dapper City gaffer Roberto Mancini's credentials...

Barton's borderline creepy Twitter account makes for fascinating reading, particularly the spats with Arsenal legend Piers 'Morgan' Moron. But he's popped up via the pages of The Daily Star to dismiss the achievements Mancio made at Manchester City inside his first 17 months at the controls: An FA Cup, a Premier League 3rd place finish and subsequent direct Champions League qualification:

'He's done well - but I think you could have done that job with that amount of money!' he told his TV interviewer.

'For me, the test of a manager is not managing Man City but managing a Birmingham or Nottingham Forest - a club that doesn`t have a great deal of finance...that's when you find out who the true managers really are.'

Mancio, the man who managed a bankrupt Lazio and Fiorentina, take note!


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

Sa 19 Nov 15:00 Newcastle, The Etihad, PL
Tu 22 Nov 19:45 Napoli, Stadio San Paulo, CL
Su 27 Nov 16:00 Liverpool, Anfield, PL
Tu 29 Nov 20:00 Arsenal, The Emirates, LC
Sa 03 Dec 15:00 Norwich, The Etihad, PL
We 07 Dec 19:45 Bayern, The Etihad, CL
Mo 12 Dec 20:00 Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, PL
Su 18 Dec 16:10 Arsenal, The Etihad, PL
We 21 Dec 19:45 Stoke, The Etihad, PL
Mo 26 Dec 15:00 West Brom, The Hawthorns, PL






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The journalist

Writer: Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 13 2011

Time: 4:57PM

Your Comments

Joey who?
fifthcolumnblue
"but I think you could have done that job with that amount of money" - Well Hughes couldn't! It's easier to manage a team with low budget and low expectations than a rich powerhouse in the making where the pressure is on.
StuMCFC
he won an italian cup with lazio and fiorentina!
redwhiteandbluemoon
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

One More Deal Planned By City (Friday August 1 2014)

City Lose To Liverpool On Penalties (Thursday July 31 2014)

Proving Your Point (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jovetic Takes Chance To Impress (Monday July 28 2014)

City Not Feeling Charitable (Sunday July 27 2014)

City Win Meeting Of Champions (Thursday July 24 2014)

Negredo Undergoes Surgery (Wednesday July 23 2014)

U21 Game Cancelled - Club Statement (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Brighton 1-3 Southampton
Southampton : 01/08/2014 16:51:00
One More Deal Planned By City
Man City : 01/08/2014 16:42:00
Bruce - We Can Look Forward To 2nd Leg
Hull City : 01/08/2014 16:34:00
Palace Confirm Hangeland signature
Crystal Palace : 01/08/2014 16:19:00
Steer Loaned To Doncaster
Aston Villa : 01/08/2014 16:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Player of the Year?
Suggested By:  Site Staff
David Silva 8%
Pablo Zabaleta 43%
Edin Dzeko 5%
Yaya Toure 44%