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Mancio Offloads To Hacks Over Transfers

Trouble at t'mill and then some. Roberto Mancini has revealed his absolute frustration over The Blues' lack of transfer activity at his Community Shield presser...

'After four months, I don't know what to say. You need to ask Brian Marwood. Talk with Marwood, please...I'm not the Sporting Director and cannot talk about the players.' said the City boss as he responded to questions over City's lack of any signings so far this summer.

In the scheme of things with morale sky high across Planet Blue, not a smart move with the anti-City brigade having had very little to foam about this summer. The vast majority of City fans would prefer to see the registering of disappointment over such issues kept in house, but it's out there now and has to be dealt with.

Mancio clearly revealed his frustration that the City hierarchy has yet to capture any agreed targets 'in order to improve' but more tellingly admitted unhappiness at how the club is structured over transfer market policy: 'I am not happy - but I do not know what to say.'

One senses that this has been coming with City's ambitious young manager eager to build upon the stunning platform he has constructed at City with some key squad additions, but the need to balance The Champions books is also uppermost with UEFA President Michel Platini continuing to make boggly eyes at City as opposed to anywhere else.

The City boss went on to confirm that The Blues had received numerous offers from some of Europe's biggest clubs to sign Mario Balotelli but each one had been rejected.

- VMC will bring you Mancio's latest team news in The VMC Community Shield Match Preview.


UPCOMING GAMES:
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Sun 12 Aug 13h30 Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield ITV1 HD
Su 19 Aug 15h00 Southampton, The Etihad, PL
Sa 25 Aug 15h00 Liverpool, Anfield, PL
Sa 01 Sep 17h30 QPR, The Etihad, PL

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES:

The draw for the 2012/13 Champions League Group Stage will take place in Monaco on Thursday, 30th August. The opening round of games will kick off in the week commencing Monday, 17th September.





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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 10 2012

Time: 3:11PM

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How many players do you want really??
@Mq
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10/08/2012 15:35:00

No offense but Mancini is being a tad bit selfish. Has he forgotten that too many cooks spoil the broth?? *poor rich Manager*
@Mq
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10/08/2012 15:37:00

Said all along, Marwood out of his depth! @Mq Every team has a 25 man squad, Mancini only wants a couple of additions like a midfielder to succeed/challenge Barry and replace De Jong.
StuMCFC
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10/08/2012 15:37:00

I believe Mancini wants two or three more @Mq to replace players that were signed under Hughes tenure that he wants rid of.
Bluedub
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10/08/2012 15:40:00

You'd think our owners would be able to recognise that their football administrator is out of his depth wouldn't you Stu?
Bluedub
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10/08/2012 15:42:00

Yes Bluedub but it seems his capabilities have truly been put to the test this summer without an open check book and he has failed spectacularly to offload players or bring in what Mancini wants.
StuMCFC
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10/08/2012 15:55:00

Couldn't agree more Stu, out of his depth. I've been saying it for a while too. Something's gotta give - and it won't be Mancini. Marwood and Deadwood OUT!
rojo2010
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10/08/2012 15:57:00

We failed to shift the deadwood last summer too, why did the owners not hold Marwood accountable for this then?
Bluedub
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10/08/2012 16:12:00

Bridge to Sunderland, Adebayor to Spurs, RSC to Real Betis, Nedum to QPR, Boyata to Bolton, SWP to QPR, Bellamy to Liverpool. Majority were loan deals but only because of wage issues. Who did we fail to shift?
rojo2010
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10/08/2012 16:22:00

John Williams was brought in to shift the deadwood last summer and failed (besides loans). Williams' contract with the club wasn't renewed, it's all in Marwood's hands now.
StuMCFC
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10/08/2012 16:23:00

There's a difference between shifting a player out and farming them out on loan while we subsidise their wages.
Bluedub
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10/08/2012 16:30:00

Anyone know if Tom Glick has started his new role as CEO yet?
Johnny Baguette
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10/08/2012 16:48:00

His title is Chief Commercial and Operating Officer JB. I'm not sure what that entails but it appears to be a different brief from the CEO role that Cook held. He's due to begin this month, not sure if that's happened yet.
Bluedub
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10/08/2012 16:54:00

Not at all happy about mancini airing his grievances in public, especially given the public attempts to undermine Marwood. If he's unhappy with the current situation he needs to bring it up with Khaldoon al Mubarak, or ultimately with Sheikh Mansour, not some hack from the Sun. Mancini is clearly frustrated, it's even possible that his frustrations are justified, but he is doing neither himself nor the club any favours by having a go at Marwood.
fifthcolumnblue
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10/08/2012 23:29:00

Marwood reports to Khaldoon, not Mancini. Mancini is being silly talking about our lack of signings to the press. We have to obey the new rules and start to grow our own players. Marwood is not out of his depth, just following orders, no more silly fees to agents, and no more crazy fees for players, like what we paid for RSC.
johnkelv
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12/08/2012 04:20:00

 

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