Sunday evening was the litmus test for a new Milan. An early chance to find out how just where Inter and AC, with both teams refreshed in the summer through new investment and new personnel, stand as they met in the San Siro. With the backing of Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol, Il Rossoneri brought in 

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Perhaps the most startling aspect of Roberto Mancini’s sacking as Manchester City manager on Monday evening was the speed of it, coming just over 48 hours after the Qatari owners watch their side produce a sluggish display in defeat to Wigan in the FA Cup final. Rumours that the Eastlands hierarchy held a lack of 

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The sacking of Roberto Mancini has raised many an eyebrow these past 24 hours as to why exactly he was sacked. Are we the new Chelsea or Real Madrid? Do our owners know nothing about football? Of course not. The reasoning behind the Mancini departure expressed by the club is that they needed to develop 

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The greatest football managers are often interesting characters bordering on the eccentric and have great self-belief which is no great surprise as you must need skin like elephant hide to survive the barrage of criticism and abuse that football bosses inevitably suffer. Mancini may have thought that working in England would be less pressurised than 

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There aren’t many club managers out there whose job would be under question with if, in their first full season, had won the club’s first major trophy in 35 years and then followed that up by winning the Premier League the following year. However, this is Roberto Mancini and Manchester City we’re talking about, where 

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On paper, it is hard to ascertain a team with the resources of Manchester City. There’s Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United. Their players attracted to being adulated the entire world around. Then it has to be Manchester City. Manchester City has been turning around its own fortunes in the last three years. But yet 

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September 27th is a Thursday this year. Given that 2012 is a leap year, it will be the 271st day of the year. On this day, the great Roman Francesco Totti will celebrate his 36th birthday, while the folks over at Google HQ celebrate its 14th. However, September 27th, 2012 will also be the first 

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