Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

Rag Cup Nemesis To Stick Around For Cup Clashes?

Rag Cup Nemesis To Stick Around For Cup Clashes?

YaYa Touré, outstanding for Manchester City in the rout of Norwich has a strong chance of making the FA Cup derby ahead of international duty with the Ivory Coast...

The giant midfielder, who covered 6.6 miles of grass, completed 124 passes (a new Premier League record) and scored a fine goal against the hapless Canaries would be a key component in the dismantling of the rags midfield. Meanwhile his vastly experienced brother Kolo who is starting to realise more game time has an important role to play in Roberto Mancini's defensive options.

The 28th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will be co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea between 21st January and 12th February next year.

On paper this means the Touré brothers would be available to not only face the dirty reds, but also to play a part in the League Cup Semi-Final first leg encounter with Liverpool.

The big question is, how early will Ivory Coast coach François Zahoui want The Blues Brothers to join Les Éléphants?

Their first game is on the 22nd January against Sudan.


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester

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
Su 1 Jan 15:00 Sunderland, Stadium of L, PL
Tu 3 Jan 20:00 Liverpool, The Etihad, PL
Sa/Su 7/8 Jan TBC City v Rags, The Etihad, FAC3
We 11 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, The Etihad, LCSF1
Mo 16 Jan 20:00 Wigan, JD Stadium, PL
Su 22 Jan 13:30 Spurs, The Etihad, PL
We 25 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, Anfield, PL



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

Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Sunday December 4 2011
Time: 4:06PM

Comments

0
African players usually leave 2 weeks in advance of the ACN so Yaya should be available to play the Rags and possibly with a bit of persuasion the LC semi 1st leg against the scouse cheats.
Bluedub
04/12/2011 18:11:00
0
THE CHAMPIONS are building the platform for the second half of the season where we will UNLEASH HELL
Nobby Allcock
04/12/2011 18:16:00
0
Aw, come on Dub - they're scared enough as it is without finding out the beast will be playing!
fifthcolumnblue
04/12/2011 18:40:00
0
Come on Nobby lets face it your mob are always talking about "history" and thats just what the rags are ....a fading page in the history books.
Doody
04/12/2011 20:48:00
0
Great draw for the Blues - you can't ask for more than a home draw in a Cup game and i think we can beat anybody at the Etihad.
Thaibluefan
05/12/2011 05:30:00
0
Looks like a few pathetic 1-0 victories over nobody opponents has given Nobby a chance to crawl out from under the rock he's been living under. What a sad life you must live. Go back to rooting for cheats and scoundrels and leave the football to us.
PhillyBlueMoon
05/12/2011 19:55:00
0
Possiblity of going out in the champions league this week .points slip at Chelsea next week . Could the moon be decending . A blip on the Horizon awaits .
nickster
05/12/2011 22:30:00
0
I can see your knuckles going white, so tight is your grip on the straws you're clutching Nickster.
fifthcolumnblue
05/12/2011 22:45:00
0
Speaking of possibilities Nickster, how does the possibility of U*d going out to the mighty Basle sit with you?
Bluedub
06/12/2011 12:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

The Ped Into Europe Report - City 1-1 Celtic

Hoops there goes another two points

Post-Match Video Reaction: Man City 1-1 Celtic

The so-called 'dead-rubber' ended up a 'damp-squib' especially during the second 45, nevertheless City march on into the Champions League knockout stages.

Highlights & Fans Video Debrief: Man City 1-1 Celtic

Manchester City came from a goal behind after Patrick Roberts opened the scoring for Celtic after only four minutes following a fantastic run into the penalty area and subsequent..

Stats: Manchester City v Glasgow Celtic

All the stats from Manchester City (1) vs (1) Glasgow Celtic, The Etihad Stadium , 6/12/16 19h45 GMT Att: TBC

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)

City's performance, out of five against Celtic?
Suggested By: Tudor
Five0%
Four0%
Three45%
Two15%
One40%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
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)

Dec 10 2016 5:30PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 18 2016 4:00PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 5:15PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 5:30PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Burnley (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear274
2.Skoorb194
3.Johnny Baguette126
4.Bluedub92
5.Colin Is The King71
6.Tudor57
7.Rising50
8.OziMan36
9.johnkelv33
10.kennyclementstache20
Vital Football Comment