Friday, April 27, 2012


Manchester City's Roberto 'Fyne guy' Mancini is a strong willed personality like most Italians are.He had a successful spell in Italy both as a player and a coach but now his in England the Land that loves football even beyond holidays. 

So far Mancini has won the FA Cup for city which came last season after 35years of waiting for a trophy at the Blue side of Manchester.This season Mancini's city sits second behind Britian's most successful domestic clubside Manchester United with three games to go and a Manchester Derby coming up next week Monday(8:00pm Nigerian time).

Kudos to Mancini his team blew everyone away with some breath-taking displays at the beginning of the season which includes a 6-1 demolition of Manchester United at Old Traford that made the world take note of a new footballing brand powered by Oil money.oh boy! No be beans O! 

However,its not been all hurrah for the Mancini's City. At a point during the season Mancini found it hard to control his players ego and in fighting and when questioned by the press on the issue he simply smiles and and tells the world that the players frustrations when they lose are better expressed that way,huh! 

Then came that faithful time in September,a champions league match against Bayern Munich,Mr Carlos Tevez refused to warm up as instructed by Mancini,city lost that game by two unreplied goals and Mancini bizarrely blamed it on Carlos Tevez ouch!give me a break coach! 

Only recently Mancini told the press that the reason Man City is not on top of the EPL is because Aguero didn't play in some of his team matches and ref decisions,haba Oga Mancini! If I may ask;are you the only manager with stubborn players? Are you the only manager missing key players at crucial times in the league or are you the only manager the ref decisions has gone against? Abegi Mr Oga! 

Mancini allowed players like Jerome Boateng,Emmanuel Adebayor and Santa Cruz to leave his team.He choose to entrust his title charge on a striker like hot headed Balotelli with 16goals and 3 red cards you'd say 'what a footballer'! 

But wait a minute,why the blame game? Mancini has exceptional players like Silver,Nasri,Aguero,Tevez,Yaya Toure,Adam Johnson,Joe Hart,Clichy,n Kompany at his disposal oh boy see team!yet he cried for more player during the January transfer window,Ridiculous! Well,one thing is for sure,Mancini made the media talk about other issues surrounding his team instead of his tactics or team selection.

I never supported Tevez or ever liked Mario 'Disaster' Balotelli(huge potential though) or ever ignored the fact that injuries affects a team but my point is this,every manager handles these situations and you will never see top managers like Sir Alex Ferguson,Jose Mourinho,Arsene Wenger or Pep Guadiola blame their players publicly.

Roberto Mancini fooled the watching public but not me,hmm bad sharp guy,lol!. Thankfully he's got fans support at the Ethihad to survive the sack this season and prove to people like me that he his good enough. Untill then,its football without beef,gracias!! 

Chijioke Ezeali ''CJ'' is creative writer who finds pleasure in talking sports very intelligently. You can watch him on Superscreen television on Sport Bit and also read his interesting sport articles on Premium sport center which is always filled with objective and insightful analysis on topical sport issues.

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