So... here comes 2010.. the year i had tipped City to end their 34 yr hunt for a trophy.
When i tipped City to win the title,back in August 2009 i may have been slightly over zealous.I mean we had Mark Hughes+ the welsh taffia in charge, CITY had just spent £200m.. we had Robinho,Tevez,Lescott, Bridge,Adeybayor, Barry, De Jong, Given, Toure, along with academy kids Richards, Ireland, SWP..now that's a SQUAD to win the title, or is it.
We started the season brightly.. then went off the boil, thanks in no part to Adebayors assault on the Arsenal fans, which cost us a LOT MORE than it did Arsenal. Look at the run they went on since we peppered them 4-2..as opposed to where we went.
With the news today that Patrick Viera once of Arsenal is primed to sign on a season long loan from Inter..it will make most City fans shake their heads.. but it will make me happy.. happy in the knowledge that we FINALLY have a proper manager in charge of OUR football team.
Roberto Mancini.. could easily have done a Mark Hughes, by that i mean scoured Europe with £100m and bought a bunch of inform/outta form mercenaries who would have come in and unsettled the fine start we have had under Roberto,albeit with a depleted team.
Look at the players we have missing..
Bridge, Lescott, Toure, Onuoha, Ireland, Adebayor, Robinho, Santa Cruz,Johnson, SWP, etc.. a whole first team unavailable..
So why is Patrick Viera key..He can play midfield, he can play in defence, he's also hungry to make the French World Cup squad in South Africa
He's 33.. He played for Mancini at Inter.( where they won 3 scudettos) He knows Mancini, he knows the Premiership, he knows what it takes to win TROPHIES.because make no mistake.
Roberto Mancini didn't come to Eastlands to finish 4th.. publicly he may well have done.
Roberto Mancini came to England to WIN THE TREBLE.. this season.
League, FA Cup, Carling Cup
Roberto Mancini wants it all.. and he wants it NOW..
Dare to dream.. why not..