Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Mancini sacked!

Roberto Mancini has been 'relieved of duties' by City's owners, exactly one year to the day they won the Premier League.  I hope the most successful City manager since Joe Mercer will always be remembered for his achievements at City and not for his failings, as the media love to point out.  Mancini succeeded where countless other managers down the years failed dismally.  I will never forget the joy of seeing City win the FA Cup and especially the Premier League title, which I thought I would never see in my lifetime!  The 6 - 1 victory over United wasn't bad either!  I'm sure most Blues will wish Roberto all the best in his future managerial career,  I'm just hoping one of his future teams doesn't come back to haunt us!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

FA Cup Final 2013

Manchester City produced a strangely subdued performance against Wigan,  eventually losing to an injury time goal.  City were overwhelming favourites to win,  having beaten Wigan twice already this season.  It says a lot about City, and how far they've come, when finishing 2nd in the Premier League and being FA Cup finalists is deemed as a 'poor' season!  Mancini's failure to deliver a trophy will probably result in the Italian losing his job as manager, even if he did win the Premier League and the FA Cup in previous seasons.  I'm looking forward to next season, it will be interesting to see who City buy in the summer and who leaves from the current team.  There is also the matter of United replacing Alex Ferguson with David Moyes, who will be under immense pressure from the start to keep winning trophies.  It's not the end of the world or the lowest point in City's history, but it's still very disappointing to lose any final.