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Italian manager Roberto Mancini has rubbished speculation Manchester City's stars want him to depart his post and be replaced.
It has been suggested that City's expensively-assembled squad had lost faith with the 45-year-old's ability and wanted a new man at the helm.
City went down to a surprise 2-1 defeat to Wolves at the weekend, a match in which Emmanuel Adebayor and Vincent Kompany came close to blows on the pitch following a heated argument.
Mancini's second-half decision to bring Pablo Zabaleta on in place of striker Adebayor when Jo was available was also believed to have caused discontent within the camp.
However, Mancini seemed unconcerned when the notion that City's stars were unhappy with his guidance was put to him on Monday in the wake of their shock loss.
"It's rubbish," he told Sky Sports News when quizzed about a possible players' revolt at City.
Former Inter Milan boss Mancini has been at the helm of the Eastlands club for less than a year after replacing Mark Hughes, who was sacked after failing to meet high expectations.
Money can't buy success. My how opinion has changed. Those who accused Chelsea are now saying the complete opposite for City. Chelsea bought players and the manager made them a team and won trophies. Mancini is just buying anyone and everyone and looks like winning nothing. Please don't compare City to Chelsea, there is just no comparison!
Posted 17:14 1st November 2010
It's not a matter of too many starts, big wages etc. It's more a matter of since city were bought by the sheik that we have had nothing but abuse from all angles. You can even see the distaste from certain refs in the decisions given, not that thats an excuse. If the positives were reported half as much as the negatives then you would see a different view of the club. It's too soon to say if he is the right man for the job. He needs the public backing of his players and to tell his players what fergie has spent years telling his...the world is against you, prove them wrong!!!
Posted 16:50 1st November 2010
Tevez's goals have kept city going and probably kept Mancini in his job and then you hear that Mancini won't speak to him (according to Bellamy). The whole scene reminds you of the ill fated Souness time at Newcastle, where being the boss was more important that almost anything else. Mancini will go before the end of the season, he's too cautious because with all the money City have spent, they should be charging forwards, not backpeddaling
Posted 16:28 1st November 2010
I have heard some rubbish but this is great. we lose twice and its a disaster. get behind the manager. sick of changing every year. Listen not worried by London United we will soon see on the 10th whos better tevez or that no one from mexico. god go back 10 years ago to division 2 and tell me this aint better with or without the scraps.
Posted 16:22 1st November 2010
There are obvously some issues within the camp at city. As a city fan, I feel that Mancini needs to sort the issues out once and for all, otherwise he is going to be under some serious pressure! He made a mistake in letting Bellamy go on loan and keeping Ade, who I have only ever seen run when he scored agaisnt Arsenal last season towards the Arsenal fans. He will need to clear the air within the camp and come up with a starting 11 which for me needs to include Adam Johnson and see Milner drop to the bench! Still have confidence in him but he needs to sort the mess out and stop giving all the bitter Spurs and Utd fans material to snipe at the club!!
Posted 15:26 1st November 2010
First the media hounds went after Chris Hughton getting the sack. That didn't work so they thought ... "Hey let's try Mancini". Some things never change.
Posted 15:24 1st November 2010
Still 4th in the league. If they sack the manager now they will be in trouble.
Posted 15:23 1st November 2010
Robinho waste of money & wages. Santa cruz waste of money & wages. Adabuyer a waste of space all together. his attitude stinks so bad we can smell it at Old Trafford. I hope City carry on with this vulgar spending on transfer fees and wages for average prima donners as it really is quite embarrassing.
Posted 15:22 1st November 2010
We are paying top money for average players, simple as that. Clubs can take advantage of us now, as a player worth 10 million will be sold for 30 million to city, because clubs know they can bargain. Mancini has made a few mistakes, bellamy being the biggest. We shouldn't be buying players like adebayor, balotelli, yaya toure etc. As they are not playing for the shirt.
Posted 15:22 1st November 2010
I am sure most of it is media hype, wanting City to fail. Anyone who plays football knows you argue with team mates in the match and at half time if things aren't going well. As a City fan, I am obviously disappointed we didn't beat Wolves and know we would have beaten Arsenal again if it wasn't for an inexperienced lunge by our youth product, Boyatta, (another false media hype that City's youth system is dead.)
Posted 15:20 1st November 2010
To Bigy Koshy , Whilst I agree with you about Mark Hughes you cannot say the same about Mourinho. I think most pepole will agree that he has bought sucess wherever he has been manager. Ok I didnt like the media hype side of him at Chelsea because it showed the club in a bad way but he certainly brought us sucess and quickly. Must admit though that Ancellotti seems to have got rid of any trouble in the camp and has got together a great squad spirit and comes across well in the media and has improved Chelsea's image greatly. Whilst I am on this forum I would also like to praise Mick Mcarthy for his honest appraisal of issues and also roberto Di Mateo and Iam holloway for the freshness and approach to the premiership. Oh and by the way Bigy Harry has done your team a lot of good as well
Posted 15:12 1st November 2010
He lost 2 games in a row and theres uproar. 2Weeks ago city were being talked about as title contenders. Boyatas sending off against arsenal changed the game its as simple as that and even though we lost 3 nil we still gave a good account of ouselves. Arsenal are the hardest team in the league to play against with ten men due to there passing as blackpool found out. molineux isnt an easy place to go and i would have taken a draw before the game. Adebayor is a disgrace simple as he should be gone as soon as january
Posted 15:08 1st November 2010
Too many stars! The difference between a star player and a player that has gone up the ranks is the length of consistency an up-and-comer brings (think of Milner last season). When a player reaches their prime, it's far easier to fall (Rooney?) - and none at Man City are prepared to blame themselves. Balloteli is overated, Yaya is overpaid, Adebayor is overconfident, etc etc. I doubt Mancini will lose his job, what I don't doubt is the summer transfer of Man City's "star" players
Posted 15:06 1st November 2010
Always going to happen when you have such a large squad of high earning players. It is impossible to keep them all happy. Managers like mourinho had the right idea at chelsea, keep a smaller squad of better talent so it is easier to create a harmonious team who play as a team and have passion for the club. The city players are just playing for cash and all think they are the number 1. Look at blackpool. A true team effort all round whose combined wages are less than yaya toure's. Hats off to olly!
Posted 15:02 1st November 2010
plz Mancini change you game approach, its outdated and u need to change , one lone ranger striker is almost impossible cant you see plz dont let us down again , we are very much ashamed of all teams wolves common , think hard and stop quarreling with players show them the way and STYLE UP
Posted 15:01 1st November 2010
Problem starts with Tevez - the reason United weren't prepared to go all out to keep him had nothing to do with his ability on the pitch. Problem continues with Adebayor - why did Arsenal not want him. Teams like orchards grow from well-established roots, not by covering the whole field in pretentious saplings! Mark Hughes knew it but unfortunately City, your owners and current manager don't seem to realise it.
Posted 14:56 1st November 2010
big egos in the dressing room come with being a manager at a club where they are eager for sucsess. this was bound to happen with the new aquisitions in the summer. only the best managers can get the balance of being stern but fair and to also get the formula right on getting the wins on the pitch and good team spirit in the dressing room. macini has dealt with players like this before at inter milan. if he is not the problem then you have to look at the team and see if there could be improvements in selling the egos that are way too big. giv bobby the time to sort it out. hes a world class manager. and few better
Posted 14:49 1st November 2010
is anyone surprised by this, the players that seem to be in question are all mercenaries, as soon as the money has been flashed these players just see the pound signs which means that the loyalty isn't there. Adebayor left Arsenal for money, Barry has done the same along with Milner. It's easy to say it's about ambition, however if they were ambitous they would shut up and get on with the job. As much as the players would like to win they want to do it their way, they should take a leaf out of terry and lampards book, they have had 4 managers in as many years and they continue to be successful because they buy into the managers way of thinking. All this proves is that money is not the answer to football and with money you get a host of problems such as buying players with bad attitudes and massive egos.
Posted 14:33 1st November 2010
Mancini is as much to blame as the players with his poor defensive boring tactics. It's proof that any club can buy all the players in the world for any amount of money in the world but money cannot buy team spirit. Many of these overpaid overrated Man City players have zero ambition, they play poorly and lose on a saturday then go out on the following Monday and splash £170,000 on a new set of wheels. Just the other week Yaya Toure was telling everyone he wanted to go back to Barcelona one day! So he'll just spend a couple of years picking up his £200,000 a week and then go back (or so he hopes) to where he really wants to be. Who got the best deal Manchester City with £25m Adebayor or Manchester United with £7m Hernandez? mmmm it's a tough one....NOT!! The future is RED!
Posted 14:33 1st November 2010
So, the signs are now apparent that there seems to be discontent at Man City. What else does anyone expect? Too many average players on totally obscene wages, who all want to play but some don't even make the bench. It was never going to happy campers was it?! Too much in-house fighting, 'he earns more than me' and 'i'm a better player than him' etc. Good luck Manchini, did you really think this would be easy? Too much ego and not enough passion. First manager to be sacked, gone by Christmas...
Posted 14:24 1st November 2010
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