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    Mark Hughes fired. Mancini in

    Hughes' body language gave it away today. Not celebrating any of City's goals. All very strange. Not sure Mancini is going to do any better with this group of players.

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    Silly decision.
    "Life is like a hair on a toilet seat. Sooner or later you are bound to get pi$$ed off."

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    mancini won all his league titles by default or because the opostiton was of a poor standard it was nothing to do with his abilities i think hughes deserved better until the end of the season anyway..

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    I'd understand the decision if they appointed Mourinho or Hiddink. But Mancini? Deal done back on 2nd of December!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acornvilla View Post
    mancini won all his league titles by default or because the opostiton was of a poor standard it was nothing to do with his abilities i think hughes deserved better until the end of the season anyway..
    totally agree but at least sparky will get a huge wedge of cash of the arabs .. pressure must now all be on mancini to finish top 6 at least if not wil he also suffer same fate as hughes

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    They really want to be the new Chelsea, don't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superfrank View Post
    They really want to be the new Chelsea, don't they?
    Are chelsea established enough for someone to become the new them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Are chelsea established enough for someone to become the new them?
    They have become known for their big-spending on good-ish players and short patience with managers.
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    See I don't go along with the idea that Mancini's titles with Inter are any lesser because Juventus were caught out cheating, Milan and Lazio collapsed as competitive sides and Roma were an average team. You still have to go out and win the league titles and he did that. My using that sort of thinking we could say Chelsea's titles weren't up to much because Leeds went bankrupt, Liverpool and United collapsed as competitive sides and Arsenal weren't as good as before.

    That said I follow Inter as my Italian side and any of the games I watched where we were struggling to unlock teams, or had fallen behind, he never seemed to have much of a Plan B in place.

    If I were in charge at City I'd have left Hughes in place for the rest of the season, if things weren't up to scratch by then I'd replace him with Mourinho, who would jump at the chance to come back to England.

    Interesting to see if Bellamy and the rest of the players involved in confronting the chief executive hang about. Some stories doing the rounds about Bellamy flipping the lid at him yesterday, not sure how much truth are in them, but if they are then I'd expect him out in January

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    Oh, I don't know. Last year was a reasonably good achievement, but 06/07 and 05/06 were two of the least competitive season I've seen since Man Utd were coasting to the Premiership title for those few years between Arsenal's two great seasons. Chelsea always had at least one team behind them capable of 80 points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelys Guitar View Post
    Hughes' body language gave it away today. Not celebrating any of City's goals. All very strange. Not sure Mancini is going to do any better with this group of players.
    apparently not, hughes has issued a statement to say he was only told after match by city he was sacked

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    If you believe that you'd believe everything, you could tell by his body language at the final whistle yesterday that he knew he was gone. It was probably part of his pay off that he had to say he knew nothing about it before the game.

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    Great news. He should've known not to trust them. And that goes for Given too, who's supposedly not happy - it was an obvious jump out of the frying pan into the fire.

    Bring back Swales.

    Quote Originally Posted by jebus View Post
    if things weren't up to scratch by then I'd replace him with Mourinho, who would jump at the chance to come back to England.
    I would've thought Mourinho would've held out for the United job, although maybe with Blanc doing so well maybe he can see the writing on the wall in terms of taking over from Fergie.
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    Good shout Macy about Blanc being a possible contender for Fergie's job when he goes. I never considered him myself tbh, always felt that it was made for Mourinho.

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    Blanc is getting Mourniho's job at Inter
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    King Eric will replace Fergie.......maybe.

    Gary Cooke sounds like an absolute gob****e. Bringing Liverpool into it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by De Town View Post
    If you believe that you'd believe everything, you could tell by his body language at the final whistle yesterday that he knew he was gone. It was probably part of his pay off that he had to say he knew nothing about it before the game.
    Exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker1982 View Post
    King Eric will replace Fergie.......maybe.

    Gary Cooke sounds like an absolute gob****e. Bringing Liverpool into it now.
    Yeah gobsh1te is right. Power gone to his head.

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    2:0 up but then they are at home to Stoke, I guess this was to be the easy
    starting fixture for Mancini.
    Surprised that stoke dropped delap especailly with Given in goal, tactical blunder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricky_colour View Post
    2:0 up but then they are at home to Stoke, I guess this was to be the easy
    starting fixture for Mancini.
    Surprised that stoke dropped delap especailly with Given in goal, tactical blunder.
    good time to join city next 7-8 league games all against teams midtable so a good chance of getting a winning run going

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