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If Fawaz had not jumped so many times already, I'd guess we'd be talking about MON to return.

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When I suggested Wolves, I wasn't aware that Saunders had been sacked this morning.

Sounds like a, how you say, 'Slam Dunk' for him now


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Unbelievably, there appear to be rumours that Mancini will be sacked by City after the Cup Final, regardless of the result.
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There is nothing unbelievable about that. He didn't win the league or the big cup.

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Unbelievably, there appear to be rumours that Mancini will be sacked by City after the Cup Final, regardless of the result.

Just saw that on SSN  unbelievable
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City's owners aren't paying what they are to go out of the champions league in the groups and lose the league a month before the end. In the scheme of things, it's not that surprising.



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Glad I keep you on your toes.

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Accrington appoint James Beattie, yes that James Beattie.


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I think the difference was that Fergie started from a mid/high point in the top division at an under achieving club, he took a while to get going but once he did there was a gradual progression followed by sustained dominence.  Mancini took over a team with a fantastic squad, he then got to spend a load more money and at times his team were very poor.  His World XI won the league on goal difference against a Man U team so bad (compared to previous versions) that they had to drag Scholes out of retirement.  They followed this by tailing off and losing the title with 5 or 6 games to spare.

Fergie was like a freight train, slow starting but once going impossible to stop whereas Mancini was more Will E Coyote on top of the cliff with a jet pack on his back - you know he'll catch road runner but he'll buzz past him then smash into the tunnel painted onto the wall.

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Mark Hughes to Stoke sound like a disappointingly sensible appointment. A modification of the style of play to something marginally more akin to football, rather than the radical change Martinez (for example) would have represented.

QPR aside, he's an effective manager.

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Interesting. I read "Hughes to Stoke" and thought "that's them down then..."!

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Kenny the Jacket to Wolves, says the Telegraph.