Found November 07, 2012 on Soccerlens:
Manchester City manager won’t face disciplinary actions for confronting match officials - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester City manager Roberto Mancini won’t be facing a touchline ban for confronting the referees after their 2-2 draw with Ajax in the Champions League. Manchester City’s dream of qualifying for the knockout stages suffered a massive blow as they drew with Ajax last night. In order to qualify, City will now have to win both of their remaining matches and hope that results elsewhere go their way. Within 17 minutes of the match, Ajax raced to a 2-0 lead at the Etihad stadium thanks to a brace from Siem de-jong. In the second half, City came out with much more purpose and restored parity with goals from Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero. But the match ended in a controversy as City’s third goal in the match was disallowed after Sergio Aguero was judged to be in an offside position. Television replay proved that it was a wrong decision. Roberto Mancini was furious ...

Fallen French giant AS Monaco a charitable case for philanthropist Rybolovlev

Will the fallen giant of French football, AS Monaco ever regain their status as one most potent forces in French football? That is the question on the lips of their supporters as they sit precariously atop the French Ligue 2 table, with winning form starting to desert them a little bit. A immediate bounce back to the top flight after suffering the heartbreak of relegation at the...

Mancini will not face action

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will not face disciplinary action after confronting the referee following his side's controversial Champions League draw with Ajax. UEFA have confirmed that the incident was not reported by either referee Peter Rasmussen or their match delegate at the Etihad Stadium. Mancini came onto the field after a stormy final few minutes in which...

Toure news delights Mancini

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is delighted to hear that midfielder Yaya Toure wants to remain with the club for the rest of his career. Rows not a problem In his L'Equipe interview, Toure also referred to some of the problems that can arise in the Manchester City dressing room. "Of course there are rows at a big club, with all the people with different egos...

Roberto Mancini Thinks Manchester City’s Champions League Dream ‘Is Over,’ Spreads Blame for European Struggles

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini admitted Wednesday that his team has no chance of qualifying for the next round of the UEFA Champions League after its 2-2 draw against Ajax. “Unfortunately, we added just one point and now I think the Champions League is over,” said the coach, referring to his team’s chances to occupy one of the two places that give access to the knockout...

Mancini to blame for City's fiasco

Manchester City saw their hopes in the Champions League all but extinguished Tuesday night after a 2-2 draw against Dutch champions Ajax left their fate out of their hands. The game was marred by two contentious refereeing decisions that had City fuming at the whistle, but that will not change an essential fact: Roberto Mancini and his men simply have not deserved their place in...

Mancini:“The referee and his staff were really poor tonight’ after tie in Champions League

Manchester City 2-2 Ajax Amsterdam Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini reacts: “The referee and his staff were really poor tonight, I think that we scored three goals and we conceded two stupid goals,” he said. “I told the referee that it was a goal – I didn’t see the last situation with Mario for the penalty decision but the players told me that it should have been....

Mancini: Toure One Of Europe’s Best

Roberto Mancini believes Manchester City midfielder is “one of the best players in Europe” and feels that the Ivorian star deserve another contract because of his importance to the Premier League champions.

Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini: Money, Power and Respect?

Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini: Money, Power and Respect? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comNovember, November. Aside from Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th, the 45th week of 2012 also offered much public interest in two high-profile jobs and their current occupants. One entitles the incumbent to the oval office, the other sits in the dugout at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester...

Babel blasts big egos at Man City

Ajax forward Ryan Babel believes Manchester City's problems are down to "too many big egos" in the squad ahead of tonight's Champions League meeting. The Dutch champions stunned their Premier League counterparts two weeks ago with a 3-1 win in Amsterdam to leave Roberto Mancini's expensively assembled side facing up to the prospect of failing to reach the knockout...

Mancini: City’s Last Chance

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has plenty of injury concerns ahead of tomorrow’s must-win UEFA Champions League match against Ajax at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City draws 2-2 with Ajax, keeps CL hopes alive

Manchester City's hopes of avoiding Champions League elimination at the group stage for the second successive year are extremely slim after being held to a 2-2 draw by Ajax on Tuesday. The English champions conceded twice in the opening 17 minutes when Siem de Jong exploited their defensive frailties with a close-range finish and a header. Although Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero...

Report: Pep Guardiola Could Take His Managerial Talents to English Premier League in 2013

English newspaper The Daily Mail is reporting that Pep Guardiola told his friends he is expecting to return to coaching next season, and that he wants to have his future decided by January or February 2013. Currently spending a sabbatical year in New York with his family, Guardiola is the target of the English Premier League biggest teams. Their owners wouldn'...
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