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Boss Quizzed Over Van Persie - Do We Need Him?

Boss Quizzed Over Van Persie - Do We Need Him?

The hacks continue to pursue Roberto Mancini on the issue over where last season's Arsenal talisman, the wantaway Robin Van Persie will be packing his bags for...

The City gaffer, preparing for today's tour game against the Malaysia Select XI has continued to straight bat the questions only this time around suggesting that the Dutchman, who turns 29 years old next week has got a job on deciding upon who he would like to join:

'When you talk about Manchester City, Manchester United and Juve, it is difficult for a player to choose between those three clubs...They are all top teams and I have no idea what will happen with him. If we have a chance to take him, we will try because we think he is a top striker. For now he is an Arsenal player and I think Arsenal are a top team. It is not easy for Van Persie and other players to leave them.'

Collective shoulder shrugging bemusement remains in place amongst City supporters over RVP. Were he to join City he would break the mould of signings in the Sheikh Mansour era by being the oldest international player signed. Furthermore, it's clear and present that Mancio has forged a terrific team spirit in a City squad spearheaded by four strikers all younger than the Arsenal captain who all contributed massively last season to the the title win and it's huge goals tally. Mancio, Brian Kidd and David Platt were all superb goalscorers in their time and their savvy has helped our forwards develop immeasurably.

How It's Done Lads - David Platt @ Malaysian Open Training Session


We may have some nutters on board but they are brilliant nutters when called upon. If it ain't broke, why fix it? What would Van Persie bring to the top table?

Meanwhile, outside the city walls Stretford are increasingly in panic mode. Were The New York Floaters able to sign Van Persie, then they will have to match the transfer request fuelled wages of rotund sweaty England flop Wayne Rugney. Team Glazer will have extreme difficulty finding those funds.

Above all else I'll wager you won't find too many Blues downhearted if Van Persie goes elsewhere.

VMCers. Van Persie. Is he your cup of tea? Answers on a blog please.


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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Monday July 30 2012
Time: 9:08AM

Comments

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Sure he'd do a job for us, but as the article says - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Getting really fed up with handing over all our cash to keep Arsenal afloat anyway. Take City's cash out of the equation and they'll be lucky to qualify for the Europa League in future seasons, especially if their parsimonius manager continues to unearth gems like Vela, Chamakh, Diaby and Djourou. I say leave him alone, and let's finally cut the paupers of North London adrift. They hate our "filtthy oil money", but I bet they'll hate it even more when they don't receive their annual £20m plus injection of said filthy lucre.
fifthcolumnblue
30/07/2012 09:21:00
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Grumpy much FCB? Johnny's post is well written, balanced and persuasive and you could learn much from him.
Deltaforce
30/07/2012 09:37:00
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Surprise surprise, Deltaforce comments on the poster rather than the post. Some things never change.
Bluedub
30/07/2012 09:45:00
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Surprise surprise, bluedub is still obsessed with what I have to say. As usual bluedub isn't even right, I called the post "well written, balanced and persuasive" which is more than you have said about the post for starters.
Deltaforce
30/07/2012 09:49:00
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As for RVP, I can see the logic in signing him but would take it or leave it tbh, a overwhelming sense of meh, if you will. Having said that, if it meant we were to see the back of T***z, I would welcome it with open arms.
Bluedub
30/07/2012 09:49:00
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I was talking about your dig at FCB numb nuts. As for being obsessed with what you have to say, don't flatter yourself darling. I'd just prefer if we could talk about the article rather than the juvenile crap of having digs at other posters.
Bluedub
30/07/2012 10:00:00
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Without him last year Arsenal would have struggled to get in the top half. You do have to feel sorry for them and it would be a charitable act to let him stay and see out his contract. Even then another plotless season for the Gooners is certain.
Wswilly3
30/07/2012 10:06:00
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Juvenile digs are what you are taking at me bluedumb. Read your post again. Maybe I wind your utterly mediocre mind up too much. Why are you calling me "darling", dont have a significant other or family to compensate for your yearning?Lastly, why task yourself with protecting FCB, he is an adult and surely doesn't need your weak mind to cover for him.
Deltaforce
30/07/2012 10:12:00
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You came on here and had a dig at another poster, being juvenile. It's not a case of protecting any particular individual, it's more a yearning for a discussion rather than a slagging match. Can you comprehend that?
Bluedub
30/07/2012 10:17:00
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Bluedumb, lets summarise the situation for your benefit. Vital City editor writes a good article on the captain of AFC. City fan 1 posts a derogatory thought on AFC. Arsenal fan asks him to be more like the editor of Vital Mancity. City fan 2 jumps to protect his fellow fan by trying to attack Arsenal fan. Arsenal fan counter attacks. Ofcourse its a case of protecting your fellow fan without him even asking you. I perfectly reserve my right to then comment on you which can be anytime of any day as you are here on this site 24 hours seven days a week.
Deltaforce
30/07/2012 10:24:00
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