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We'll Meet Again Napoli

Napoli's film making chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis maintained his anti-City offensive into the early hours yesterday morning with City's owner coming in for stick...

The nutjob Stadio San Paolo supremo milked Napoli's Champions League win over The Blues for all it was worth this week. The eccentric Alan Sugar lookalike who's attributed quotes down the years read like an A to Z of controversy and his going after of His Highness Sheikh Mansour looks to have ruled him out of the running for City's vacant CEO position:

'Mansour has wanted to build a toy, but if he does not win in four or five years, maybe he leaves. Maybe after investing so much, if something does not start winning immediately, he will draw the curtains and go somewhere else and buy another toy...Sheikh Mansour takes all the oil money and has built the club only for a personal whim.' said the man who whimsically saved Napoli from bankruptcy.

'Our success proves two things: the first is that perhaps money isn't everything, as even with the budgets in order you can still go far....It also means that this Napoli side has a strong fibre and can give us great moments.'

As City's Champions League baptism of fire draws to a conclusion, these words should be used by the Manchester club to galvanise everybody on board and learn from the lessons of a challenging Autumn in Europe. City can come back stronger for it.

We won't forget you next time around Mr. De Laurentiis!


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

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






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

Date:Thursday November 24 2011

Time: 3:19PM

Your Comments

we probably won't meet again because long term they'll do well to get into the champions league again
arthur7171
Napoli won't be in the Champions League next season - by making the Champions League their main priority they have recently slipped from about 3rd to 7th in Serie A with a lot of draws. This after beating AC, Inter, and Juve earlier in the season.
StuMCFC
That De Laurentis is certainly a classy chap - he could give Silvio Berluscummy a run for his money.
fifthcolumnblue
who is he? a movie mogul or producer? where exactly.... and what films has he done? cant see Spielberg or Ken Loach getteng worked up over him!!!! and didnt a bit of Decorum go a long way,a Napoli have not gone through yet, or am i wrong on that one too?
cityman51
Let him crow, but we aint out of it just yet. 30% chance is better than no chance.
johnkelv
if we get through it won't be because we deserved it or luck. it will be karma!
RobsonGreensleeves
His highness lol, must be difficult to type on your knees looking at the floor with your tongue firmly esconsed in the royal ringpiece eh Bagel? Look at it objectively if you possibly can and realise De Laurentiis speaks the gospel truth. You're a rich mans' plaything, I fail to see how can that even be subject to debate?
nikolaijns
Niko, I completely disagree. We are more like a massive marketing machine for Abu Dhabi in the world of football. It is therefore in Sheikh Mansour's best interests to build a successful, sustainable club.
Bluedub
 

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