Anyway, Mancini was like 'it's my fault' after City lost 3-1 to Ajax tonight and left themselves with about 0 chance of qualifying for the next round. If this actually was FM, the Italian would immediately have been binned post-match. Micah Richards did an interview afterwards where he moaned about not having played in a formation with 3 defenders before, which will probably make his boss really happy (SARCASM) and isn't really an excuse for a team that cost more than INSERT EXPENSIVE ITEM.
The other thing that confuses me with Mancini is I can't tell if he knows what he's doing or not. His managerial record before City is amazing (won 3 serie-a titles in a row with Inter, took Lazio and Fiorentina to cup wins and Europe with no money) but he doesn't seem to be able to get the team with unlimited funds to even turn up for European nights. And then I remember he keeps playing Gareth Barry. He is the long rectangle in a game of tetris when what you need is a weird z shape.
At the end of the game he had the same tactics my under 15s team used to use: a 3-1-2-4 or something similar. You know when you're playing FIFA and you're very inebriated and your friend goes like 2-1 up and you have to get a goal? And you put all of your players up front? And it never works? Well Mancini got paid about a million pounds tonight doing that. That would buy like.... I dunno.... like 8 beers? I wish I had beer. I really get the impression that Mancini just doesn't know what to do with all that money
I lost track of where I was going with this post a long time ago.