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Mancini Defiant As City Head Into Final Straight

Mancini Defiant As City Head Into Final Straight

Roberto Mancini will not concede defeat in the Premier League title race despite The Blues lying eight points behind the rags with six games to go...

The Blues have played some sensational football this season and scored a hell of a lot of goals but 2012 has seen a combination of adverse elements serve to stifle the team's momentum. This has been much to the frustration of everyone across Planet Blue, let alone Mancio, but ahead of tonight's big game against West Brom, the man who can't stand losing won't have any defeatist talk:

'I will never say we cannot win the league if there is still a chance. That is not my life, never. Also last year, if you remember, six games to the end Chelsea were six or seven points behind. But they went to Manchester three games to the end three points behind. We are professional, we need to finish well and we need to win the games we have left.'

'It's not over. In football it is never finished. For this reason, I believe always. But we did a fantastic season and we need to finish well. Now it is clearly difficult for us to win the title. But we hope united can lose three or four points before the derby and after that we'll see. I repeat, six games to the end. 18 points. Never say never.'


TEAM NEWS:

Having been knacked by Arsenal's Alex Song, Yaya Touré is on crutches and extremely doubtful. David Silva, still dogged by ankle trouble has trained and in contention to start alongside the fully fit Carlos Tévez. Mario Balotelli is suspended.

UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester
TONIGHT 19:45 WBA, The Etihad, PL
14 Apr 12:45 Norwich, Carrow Road, PL
22 Apr 16:00 Wolves, Molineux, PL
30 Apr 20:00 The rags, The Etihad, PL
6 May 14:00 Newcastle, St James' Park, PL
13 May 15:00 QPR, The Etihad, PL



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Writer:Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk
Date:Wednesday April 11 2012
Time: 9:51AM

Comments

0
Good for Mancini, while its Mathematically possible no team should concede . Its not over yet despite all the hype .
nickster
11/04/2012 10:46:00
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The truth of it is: United could still drop points. Wigan is desperate for a win and could yet pose a problem for them. We should win our game against them at home. Sunderland away on the last day for them can also be tricky, and a draw against Everton is not in the realm of the impossible...We need help from the other teams but it's not completely crazy. I think we still have 20% chance of winning the title, so we must still believe!!
Blue ponderer
11/04/2012 12:57:00
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It'd be funny if we pulled it off from here when 99.9% of the world has written us off, but I think there is more chance of Messi being our summer marquee signing at this stage.
StuMCFC
11/04/2012 14:10:00
0
A draw at Everton? Don't make me laugh... Moyes could never do anything to upset the Dark Lord. Myyyy Precioussss
rojo2010
11/04/2012 14:45:00
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The long and the short of it is this - get back to within 3 points of the rags before the derby and the title race is very much on again. Even if we get it back to 5 points and beat them at the Etihad, the pressure will be very much back on them. However, if that happens, expect a few more offside/dive/penalty sendings off to see them through.
fifthcolumnblue
11/04/2012 16:48:00
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Here here fifth column blue... When I suggested that in my write up I got called an arrogant blind fool with a napolean complex who writes *****e... Least there are some normal people populating this site.
bluerichy
11/04/2012 17:44:00
0
Wonder if Ashley Plunge will be dancing again tonight?
Johnny Baguette
11/04/2012 18:36:00
0
Its not funny anymore. Utd get another decision. Wigan goal disallowed.. ******** hell.
Sajit
11/04/2012 20:47:00
0
Wigan done their bit - is Gollum part of the master plan Stu? you know the guy is a deviant fecker!! TIME TO BELIEVE!
Blue ponderer
11/04/2012 21:45:00
0
Rojo I meant to say...
Blue ponderer
11/04/2012 21:46:00
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