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Mancini should've been decisive over Balotelli

Mancini should've been decisive over Balotelli

Roberto Mancini's loyalty to Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli has cost City dear in the title race,

talkSPORT presenter Jonny Gould argues that Mancini's failure to grasp the nettle of his own miscreant players was the key difference between the two title-chasing campaigns. Mancini's noisy neighbours failed to quell their own disquiet while Fergie and United were as one.

Read his piece here.



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Writer:Jonny Gould
Date:Monday April 9 2012
Time: 12:46PM

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Bandwaggoning ********* and Ferguson arslikhan. Right you are Jonny. City have to select Tevez right now otherwise his adviser will pull "sporting just cause" on the club and he will be able to leave for nothing having been on a 3 month strike. Secondly, Mancini has subbed Balotelli and numerous other City players at half time this season. He is not afraid to make bold decisions. He first signalled that when he double subbed Robinho at Everton. Taggart himself has praised Mancio for his handling of Tevezgate. "Fergie and United were as one." - What, with Lee Mason?
Johnny Baguette
09/04/2012 14:32:00
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JB - stop blaming the refs for your lot being 8 points behind us - win your own games and then you win the title - obviously as you are not winning games at the moment, you turn your attention to our games, and while I agree the pen and red card were wrong, you have had reffing decisions go for you when they were in the wrong so don't start the bull**** that refs are all in our pockets as you are getting boring now.....
niteworlok
09/04/2012 16:01:00
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i have no argument , with us THROWING the title to the rags, as we do not know which Mario is going to turn up, the one that did so well in last years FA Cup final and inthe 'Sick Swan' derby or the one that turned up yesterday, and deserved to get sent off after 10 minutes, we seem to play with a handicap when Mario is named as a starting player till we know which Mario is playing, as good as a player he is there is something wrong inhis make up, whether it was all the press and his 'Shenanigans in the Bedroom'i dont know but yeterday was a must win and we blew it big time, BUT i still cobsider it a successful seasonas we have improved on last years place, and not lost at home this season, and got the most points in our history of the PL, and scored over 100 goals this term, it bodes well for the future and WE WIL WIN THE TITLE NEXT YEAR..... with Mancini in charge........ but the Rags have got some very dubious decisions of late, which may not have been given to other clubs.......
cityman51
09/04/2012 16:25:00
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i have no argument , with us THROWING the title to the rags, as we do not know which Mario is going to turn up, the one that did so well in last years FA Cup final and inthe 'Sick Swan' derby or the one that turned up yesterday, and deserved to get sent off after 10 minutes, we seem to play with a handicap when Mario is named as a starting player till we know which Mario is playing, as good as a player he is there is something wrong inhis make up, whether it was all the press and his 'Shenanigans in the Bedroom'i dont know but yeterday was a must win and we blew it big time, BUT i still cobsider it a successful seasonas we have improved on last years place, and not lost at home this season, and got the most points in our history of the PL, and scored over 100 goals this term, it bodes well for the future and WE WIL WIN THE TITLE NEXT YEAR..... with Mancini in charge........ but the Rags have got some very dubious decisions of late, which may not have been given to other clubs.......
cityman51
09/04/2012 16:25:00
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Whilst we still had the title in our reach and threw it away irregardless of referees, ignoring the referees would be wrong. For example, do you deny that the referees handed you potentially 4pts from your last two home games (stonewall penalty denied to Fulham, offside/Young dive/red card/penalty goal against QPR)? UNDOUBTEDLY wrong decisions have at least 2pts extra to your tally (taking into account that a lacklustre United still might have beaten an 11 man QPR) and a possible 4pts in the past two games alone! I'm not even going to get into the mass of decisions across the season like Sunderland's offside goal against us (Sunderland won 1-0), a blatant penalty not given for Silva when we were 1-0 up against Chelsea (lost 2-1), and an NON-offside goal disallowed against West Brom (match finished 0-0)? Meanwhile Rooney is likely to finish the season with no yellow cards... https://p.twimg.com/AqCY5JkCAAA8wTc.jpg - I rest my case.
StuMCFC
09/04/2012 17:19:00
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Niteworlok. We only have ourselves to blame for nothing keeping up the pace in the title race. That said the favour U*d receive, especially at OT cannot be ignored. It is not just your direct rivals that complain about the injustice, it stretches way beyond that, the majority of football fans can see it, even one or two U*d supporters I know admit it and laugh about it. Your own fans even have a chant about it ffs.
Bluedub
09/04/2012 18:45:00
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Who TF is Jonny Gould and what does he write with when mommy takes his crayons away? Talksheit presenter? LMAO!
fifthcolumnblue
10/04/2012 11:05:00
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Yes decisions do seem to go our way at OT, but then so do many other clubs at their home grounds............
niteworlok
10/04/2012 13:01:00
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I'd agree with that NW, the team playing at home tends to get the 50/50s but it seems like it happens at OT a lot more often than most and it's been that way for years.
Bluedub
10/04/2012 13:21:00
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Balotelli has been a liability from the start of the season. He has talent as his goal against Sunderland showed but having done very little for the rest of the game. Tevez must start and we must find some form before the derby. Another 6-1 and who cares about the title, of course that depends on getting a ref not on the rag payroll.
Barney Daniels
10/04/2012 16:21:00
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