“United Have Been Simply Lucky This Season” -Roberto Mancini

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini exclaims that rivals United have been simply lucky. Winning a lot of undeserved games in the last minute; including his side. Mancini also suggests that they don’t deserve to be 12 points behind the leaders as its not a correct gap. 

Okay guys, here’s my way of thinking towards it. Mancini has played mind games in the past and he will continue doing it if it puts his opposition down. What he does not take from this is that he should be one of the last people to talk about “late lucky wins” as he was the one lucky enough to pull away with the title in the dying moments of the season (2011-2012).  

…that’s just awkward.

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Heated Words Across the Etihad

Every now and then there’s an issue across Manchester, some times with Carlos Tevez, with Fergie, Mario but this time its the press.

The response given by manager Roberto Mancini was certainly not appropriate. On the occasion of being asked “If Manuel Pallegri will take over his job with the Citizens, Roberto dropped the “F bomb” in his answer to the asked question. 

“F—–g hell, I can’t continue to answer questions about this every week.” Is precisely what was spoken by the manager.

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Is It Another Trophy-less Year for the Gunners?

Having been knocked out of the Capital One Cup, the FA Cup, and now it seems that it will Arsene Wenger’s side a piece of magic to revive hope for their supporters in the UEFA Champions League; where just today they got hammered 3-1 by Bayern Munich at the Emirates.

The London side have had not won a trophy for nearly eight years, and so it looks much clearer that the drought will extend due to this seasons poor performances. Critics will eye today’s game as a significant part of their loss as they look to crash out of the Champions League to the German Giants once more.

The game started off slowly for the hosts as Toni Kroos tucked one in neatly in the 7th minute. Just after it looked like Arsenal were settling into their rhythm  another one came by. This time from Thomas Muller. Just after the break though, they showed signs of desperation as they responded through a corner where Lukas Podolski put a free header past Neuer and his former club.

Celebrations didn’t last long however, a brilliant 1-2 overlap play by captain Lahm and Arjen Robben provided space for the visitors. The low cross was teasingly well put in and was eventually finished off by an awkward bounce as it hit Mario Mandzukic and Bacary Sagna in the 6-yard area.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - First Leg - Arsenal v Bayern Munich - Emirates Stadium

Now being way far back from leaders Manchester United in Premier League, any remaining hope for the Gunners is gone. If only they can put together a miraculous comeback in the reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena.

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