Manuel Pellegrini (cont)

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  1. BillyShears

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  2. Sir Bob? Can only find 2 sir Bobs who have managed in England. Robson not a great success at Newcastle and Charlton only managed to get Preston relegated. Think Pellers is better than both those.
    As for Jose, depends what you want. A boorish, win at all costs megalomaniac, then he might well be your man. A dignified, let's try to play expansive football wherever possible, gentleman; well, that's what we've already got.
     
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    Maybe he means Geldof? Let's be honest, he managed to feed the world....
     
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    And he let them know it was Christmas time.
     
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    Can we keep this on topic please. What other people do on another forum is their affair, as long as they keep it there.
     
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    I assume you mean Mancini? I'm a huge Mancini fan but if he were still in charge we wouldn't be in the top 4. He or his ego was destroying the squad. With FFP we wouldn't have been able to sustain the internal damage he was causing.

    As for Mourinho, the 'Special one' finished 3rd last year. He wins when he has all the best players, he pretty much sent Inter into bankruptcy, won one league with the World's most expensive squad.

    His histrionics are embarrassing, I know you are a loyal fan of City and I'm sure you wouldn't want him anywhere near our club.

    He's had no injuries, we couldn't have been hit much harder, we had to play the hardest period of the season with no fit strikers, our captain missing and players struggling for form. We've now missed our most influential player for a month playing some very important games.

    Would Chelsea be 5 points ahead of us if they'd have played 6 weeks without Hazard? 6 weeks without Fabregas? 6 weeks without Terry? 6 weeks without Costa, Drogba & Remy?
    Most of them at the same or similar time.

    I think we've been very unlucky with injury, not in terms of numbers but in terms of importance to the team, yet are just 5 points behind.

    Toure and Bony to return soon, Silva back fully fit, Kompany & Aguero back and fully fit. Nasri back soon.

    Pellegrini has rarely moaned about injury, or some very odd referring decisions, Mourinho's humiliating attempts to manipulate the media, the officials and constantly carries himself with a calm and steadiness that I've rarely seen.

    He's made mistakes, all managers do, but he rarely gets credit for the intelligence shown. Take the two Chelsea games, he took a huge risk playing Mangala at home, he knew they'd be cuing up to slaughter him if it went wrong, it didn't, it was an excellent call, did he get much credit? Nope.
    Yesterday, he picks Sagna over Zabaleta, a huge call, again imagine the uproar had it back fired, again he'd have been slaughtered, where's the credit? Sagna was largely excellent and kept Hazard very quiet.

    Pellegrini might not puff his chest out, talk shite all week but he makes big calls. Leaving Zabaleta out, playing Sagna was a great idea. Is he backed? No. He's noticed that Zabaleta has been poor for weeks, he did something about it.

    I think he's the best manager in the league. We'll win the league or go very close again.
     
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    I'm not so sure about that, I think he picked Sagna for a more defensive team (rightly so, because defeat yesterday was probably the title gone). Zab might sit out a couple of games now, but he'll be back soon enough, maybe even next weekend, he's still first choice LB, and despite not being at his best, the attacking options he gives us will always be favoured in most games by MP.
     
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    As far as I'm concerned , we lost the title yesterday.

    They weren't 100% fit and missed the likes of Fabregas and Costa.

    They were there for the taking but Pellegrini's tactics yet again let us down.
     
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    You really should change your username, red clown would be more suitable.
     
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