RM - Why would you want him out? Also preview for MCFC Vs Swansea..
When Roberto Mancini was appointed manager of Manchester City in December 2009, most City fans were annoyed at the board sacking another manger, but excited to see what Mancini would bring to the club. Since then we have won three trophies, done the double over United including an emphatic 6-1 win and gone a whole season only dropping two points at home. Not bad eh? So far this season we've won 6, drew 4 and lost 3 (all comps). Two of the games we've lost have been in the Champions league and 1 in the League cup. After the Ajax game some City "fans" went as far as asking Mancini to go. Others said "He's lost the plot" and "Mancini is clueless". This was only a small minority. As all Blues can admit it was a very poor display in many ways, and that should be the end of our Champions League adventure for another season. If we're going to make the Europa League we need to at least stay unbeaten for the remaining three games. But would we want to make the Europa league? Should we now focus on the premier league only?
Edin Dzeko has been caught offside more than any other player in the Cl this season. He was very frustrating against Ajax. Not being too harsh on him, he's been outstanding this season and saved us on two occasions. I could go on all day about how poor each player was, but i'm not going too, we need to move on and focus on beating Swansea. Swansea aren't playing as well as they were last season, but it is definatly not a walk in the park. We are without: David Silva and Zabaleta ( Both Hamstring injuries). As well as Milner who's serving a 1 game ban after his sending off against West Brom. Maicon, Garcia and Rodwell are all sidelined.
Head 2 head: City have won their last six games against Swansea. Player head 2 head: Michu Vs Kompany. Michu has scored six goals from 8 shots this season so Kompany and ko cannot allow him space to shoot.
Kompany doesn't look like the player he was last season, too many mistakes. His attitude is still undoubtable and he always gives 110%. Another player who's not having so much impact as he did last season is Yaya Toure. He passes well still, but isn't really doing much at the back nor creating as many chances as he did. Both players are of exceptional quality and it won't be long before they start recieving praise again.
Will Sinclair start against his former club? I have a feeling that he might, but i'm not really a fan of his and I don't think he is at Champion standard. Balotelli is being given a load of stick from the City fans and the media at the moment, but he did quite well against WBA but Dzeko made him look bad by scoring 2, when he failed to find the net.
Last season Swansea beat City 1-0 and that was the game that Utd finally went first, but as obviously you know that's not how it finished!
If we can take our chances against the Swans it might well turn into a thrash. But it really could go either way. Cheers and enjoy the game!
Competition: Barclays Premier League
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Date: 27th October 2012