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Mancini “very disappointed” with De Jong critics.

Posted on October 15th, 2010 | 89 Comments |

Mancini: "Disappointed" with De Jong critics.
Mancini: "Disappointed" with De Jong critics.
Manchester City manager, Roberto Mancini has come out to say that he is “very disappointed” with critics of Manchester City hatchet man, Nigel de Jong, after he broke the leg of Newcastle winger, Hatem Ben Arfa’s leg in two places in a vicious challenge on the 3rd October.

De Jong, who was dropped from the Netherlands squad by manager, Bert van Marwijk, for his thuggish tackle, has so far not apologised to the Newcastle United player, and has also expressed dismay at the criticism of his violent tactics. A serial offender now, De Jong also broke the leg of the USA’s Stuart Holden in a pre World Cup “friendly”, and later launched an astonishing “Kung Fu” style attack on Spanish playmaker, Xabi Alonso during the World Cup final in Johennesburg last Summer.

On the criticism, Mancini whinged:

“First of all, I am very sorry for Ben Arfa. He’s a good player and I hope that he can be back playing very quickly.

“But I’m very disappointed about the people who talked about the situation. I never saw the tackle at the time. I watched it two days ago. It was very, very unlucky.

“But it was a normal tackle, not all the things that the people talking about it have said.”

On the suspension by Van Marwijk he added:

“He was disappointed to be left out but this is normal,”

“But he is a Holland player and has always given 100 per cent for them.

“I think he will try to get back in the Holland team.”

Meanwhile, it is not yet known when Ben Arfa will be able to return to the Newcastle United squad after his horrific injury, though doctors have been reported to have expressed the opinion that he should make a full recovery from his double leg break.

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89 Responses

  1. Can we drop this now, Its disapointing to lose a very gifted player for a fair chunk of the season but we have a huge match tommorow.

  2. Good, unbiased article there…………… Yes it was a strong tackle and probably deserved a booking, but it was no worse than you see the likes of Paul Scholes do week in week out. Too much is being made out of this and it is purely because It’s a Man City player and ‘we’ (yes I am a City fan) are disliked full stop at the moment.

    DeJong has been Villified yet this was no worse than Ryan Shawcross, Carl Henry, Martin Taylor………….. Newcastle fans are obviously and understandably upset, but the rest of football needs to let this go.

    DeJong is a quality player, hard but fair; he’s not dirty its just that the pase of the game is now so high that the slighest mistimed challenge is leading to injury, and unfortunately this won’t be the last time it happens.

  3. Why are you all still whinging about a perfectly good tackle that unfortunately broke another players leg. You have much dirtier players in your team who are not a patch on Big Nige in the skill department.
    You are in danger of becoming the new scousers (whinge about everything that doesn’t go your way and it’s everybody elses fault).
    I know a few geordies and mostly they are decent lads, so why is it all the ones i read online are braindead?

  4. Paul says:
    October 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    Why are you all still whinging about a perfectly good tackle that unfortunately broke another players leg. You have much dirtier players in your team who are not a patch on Big Nige in the skill department.
    You are in danger of becoming the new scousers (whinge about everything that doesn’t go your way and it’s everybody elses fault).
    I know a few geordies and mostly they are decent lads, so why is it all the ones i read online are braindead?<<<< dito ya prick go and play with ya mams tits ya dirty manc

  5. Paul – there are some braindead people on all football blogs; don’t really know why. I’m too braindead to work it out :)

    But let’s be clear about something: I think if De Jong had just gone through the player, or knocked him into the stands, it’d be just ‘hard football’.
    But he didn’t.
    He executed a planned, practiced technique called a scissor tackle. It is a known way to take players out of a match, and quite often a season. Occasionally a career.
    To think it was just a tackle that went wrong is naive. To say he’s not a dirty player when this is his third such offence is a bit daft.
    I like to see hard tackles. Shoulder-charges and ‘reducers’. Things that rattle a player.
    But that’s not what De Jong did, and I think people know it.

  6. Paul says:
    October 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    “Why are you all still whinging”

    Interesting question, when you consider that IT IS ROBERTO MANCINI WHO IS MOANING IN THE ARTICLE.

    Dumb twat

  7. A soccer channel ran England vs Scotland 1979 at Wembley the other night. The lads on the pitch must have all had a part in rearing deJong! What a blood bath that game was! Numerous attacks fizzled account several of the forwards were limping towards goal while trying to recover from a mauling. Ref saw no problems with this, rarely giving a free kick and the red and yellow cards were sewn inside his shirt. After watching this alley brawl, I am glad the game is cleaner and faster now.

    I could appreciate what the Dutch did with the Spaniards in the World Cup, but deJong’s play was over the top. He needs to be watched, if possible. Manc will defend him, to keep his spikes sharp, but it is up to the refs to get him under control.

    In the long term, I advocate a ref for each half of the pitch. That way the crap, or cream decisions will be divided evenly. And the refs will see more of what goes on behind the ball. This technique has helped ice hockey immeasurably, with “goons” finding it far more difficult to earn a roster spot unless they have skating and tactical skills.

  8. Geordies, get over it, hard but fair tackel. Past transgressions should not be raked over days, weeks, months, years later, they are in the past and the past is where they belong. You can’t have it both ways, otherwise we’d still be talking about Joey Barton stubbing out cigars in people’s eyes, punching 15 year old boys, assaulting fellow pros and members of the public et al…

  9. Paulie @ 4

    “You have much dirtier players in your team who are not a patch on Big Nige in the skill department.”

    De jong is a holding player he breaks up opposition attacks and plays a square pass, Butt did it, Batty did it, Hargreaves does it. None are any thing like high in the skill department

    Try watching football or better still try playing it and see which is harder running aroung tackling and knocking the ball 10 yards sideways or spraying 50 yards passes and shooting accurately from distance like Barton, or generating power and accuracy on a looping balls with your head the way Carroll can…

    What a cnut

  10. @CC

    Try watching football yourself mate, or at least watch De Jong week in, week out like us City fans do. Much more than just a defensive midfielder, very skilful and assured on the ball, cnut indeed…

  11. read as far as “vicious challenge” and stopped. absolutely pathetic. get over it you tarts. How’s Steven Taylor coming along ? And when is Andy Carroll in court again ? Perhaps he could get Joseph Barton to provide character witness for him ? that should help. now hoy yersens back off to the championship where ye belong.

  12. i am surprise that whenever a article about Man City,a sudden influx of Citeh fans come in and moan….

    Internet is indeed serious biz. ;)

    To All Man City fans: WE shall how long does it takes for your favorite club to win the league title.

    I am waiting to see a new winner.

    OH btw,i heard Citeh Players hate playing for Mancini. hmmm.

  13. tublu says:
    October 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    “now hoy yersens back off to the championship where ye belong.”

    Aah, another plastic who forgets/isn’t aware of Man City and their trip down the leagues….

  14. @Rhys

    As it’s linked to Man City on NewsNow, the fact we’re here is as you’re still bleating on about it, hence the blog, hence the link. In other words get over it and we won’t darken your doorway again…

    @Toonsy

    His point was valid though, as you belong there, we don’t! ;)

  15. FFS, the sooner you arab fcuks off and leaves you with loads of debt. If you cant see the difference between a hard tackle and a career threatening tackle just look back a few years, quote from a city fan

    “Roy Keane’s assault on Alfie Haaland was disgusting and he should have been banned for a full season, too. There is a big difference between red-card fouls, retaliation and the sort of thing Keane did. The assault was deliberate and premeditated – carried out with the express intent of injuring an opponent. Do that sort of thing in the street and you get locked up; do it on the football field and you should be banned for a long, long time”.

    Funny how the world changes when its one of yours, wake up and smell the breakfast city fans, he should be banned for a year according to your own fans following the quote above.

  16. @GR out of all of these players only martin Taylor was unlucky Karl henry is a disgusting player. And to say de jong is not a dirty player is stupid this is the second time in less than a year he has broken somebody’s leg. the last time newcastle were talking about a dirty player it was karl henry who received no punishment and then broke somebodys leg. also the first part of his challenge and i would like to see but then sweeping his leg around ben arfas standing leg is what broke it. if it had been another team on tevez you would be like its everyone out to get us due to are money and because there to good a player to handle.

  17. @Rab

    Keane went for Haaland’s knee, De Jong went for the ball, cleanly, the follow through did the unfortunate damage.

    Nice clutching at straws and excellent grammar to boot!

    By the way, we’re debt free…

  18. Rab – How the F… can you compare the DeJong tackle to Keane’s on Haaland?!!!!!!! One was premeditated and had been planned for years, the other was a heavy tackle with an unfortunate outcome………….. This truely is getting out of Hand. NUFC weren’t that fussed at first and your manager said it wasn’t malicious, it’s only when the Monday papers came out that you all jumped on the DeJong band waggon

  19. Yes I agree he went for the ball first but the scissor tackle is designed to take the ball then the player as you probably dont know, it was planned.

    I guess in the world cup he was doing high kicks in excitment on playing the final when he tried to put Alonso out of the game? or did he try and get the ball then to.

    As for the grammar its a blog not an essay so fukc off!

    As for debt the loans and payments your arab owner is putting in should be looked at closely and no doubt will be in the future. Used to like city fans, some of you are ok, but as you have proven some are w4nkers

  20. JJ – who was the lad from Hull who borke one of your players legs? I don’t recall him getting this amount of abuse from the Toon. Carl Henry is an Idiot – agreed, Taylor was undone by pace and skill, the Shawcross one was the most similar to DeJong, yet the fuss died down. I’ve seen the DeJong tackle on the USA lad and again he went in hard and at pace – it’s the pace of the modern game/tackle that is at fault

  21. Hopefully his parent club will sue you, but you have the money to pay,

    Was that the planned follow through in a scissor tackle heavyriff?

  22. GR

    Nah, we were gutted at the time it happened coz it was a heavy challenge on our best playmaker, but I agree, it has gone on for too long this debate now and whats happened has happened. De Jong will be a marked man for the referee’s now though and will have that tag, similar to Barton and Henry ect where he will get booked for something another player would get a caution for; but hey touch s”t serves him right. I think had there been matches last weekend we would be talking about them instead and this would be yesterdays pizza.

  23. Now Man city fans,instead of arguing De Jong tackle whether is good or bad,

    U should all pay ur respect to Man City Legend Malcolm Allison.

    He just passed away.

    R.I.P.

  24. I think was bad tackle , simple as that. I dont think de jong went to intetailly break Ben arfa leg , but certainly hard enough to let him know what sort of afternoon he was in.

    The decent thing to do would of been to contact ben arfa and say sorry , but he is a prob an a$$hole , which is not a crime

  25. DJG – The Geordie voice of reason!!! With your comments, I’m signing off so that i don’t get embroiled in he said she said……. I hope your sensible opinions rub off on the rest of this blog.

  26. To be honest at the match I met loads of city fans who have supported their club for years and they were critical of the ammount of force de Jong went in with and admitted with a different referee the score could and should have been different, they were good people, it’s the new breed of city supporters who have jumped on the bandwagon who spout such shit, it’s a shame it will get them a bad reputation because I’ve always liked city supporters in general.

  27. jay jay

    Did you ever expect us to go there and get anything from that fixture though? It is like playing 11 plus the ref when going away to the big clubs. Forget about it. Tomorow is a game we actually can win if we turn up and maybe the ref will be on our side for a change, but I ain’t holding my breath. :)

  28. The ref should pop into the Percy arms or rosies before the match, he’d been on our side no problem :)

  29. Hatem Ben Arfa A Fantastic Person The Newcastle United Blog 14:40

    Ed’s lastest.

    Isn’t this the same guy that wrote a headline like… ‘HBA, If he can’t behave himself he’s out’. Or something like that.

    Blows with the wind that Ed does like. :)

  30. This is not about the thug de Jong and his spineless supporters,but about the attitude towards Liverpool from the majority of the members of the press.The incredible mess the club have made for itself with the help of some greedy American losers,is in general met with compassion.On the BBC world news this morning a commentator managed to say something like:The club is still in danger of falling into administration,but I’m quite confident the bank will not do this to our national pride.

    I remember with horror the way the press behaved when Newcastle was down and out,simply having a feast of our misery.F……..!!!!!!

  31. Fed up with this now – De Jong and his like should be kicked out of football, to say they don’t mean to do it is bollox, thier idea is to tackle anyone as hard as possible and if they get injured so be it.
    I’m fed up with seeing the likes of Henry, Shawcross just continually breaking up the game by sparking out as many players as poss – yes it was unfortunate for Ben Arfa but De Jong and his like are well prepared for this happening and don’t give a toss about any consequences

    Belongs on Sunday football park

  32. I think if Van Marwijk had not dropped De Jong from the Dutch squad then this would never have ran for so long , but to all Citeh fans , if he was not such a dirty player then why did his own national team drop him then . They dropped him because its the third time in a year that he has broken bones in an opposing player and Van Marwijk had already warned him to cut it out after the world cup . Its now time Mancini told him to cut it out aswell .

  33. rab says:
    October 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    “Roy Keane’s assault on Alfie Haaland was disgusting and he should have been banned for a full season, too. There is a big difference between red-card fouls, retaliation and the sort of thing Keane did. The assault was deliberate and premeditated – carried out with the express intent of injuring an opponent. Do that sort of thing in the street and you get locked up; do it on the football field and you should be banned for a long, long time”.

    Excellent Rab, well spotted! What a bunch of self serving little hypocrites.

  34. I couldnt give a toss if DeJong is punished or not, Karma will sort him out evetually, funny how the Manchester mackems have become all Billy Big Time now they have unlimited cash. Be careful lads, you may even make me like ManU the way yous are going on.

  35. I didnt know Malcolm Allison had died, respect and thoughts to his family, RIP Mal, always liked him and his teams, we need more characters like him now in football.

  36. @Jay Jay

    So if people’s opinions differ from yours, or the handful of City fans you spoke to, not only are they wrong, but they’re also bandwagon jumpers? Good rationale that…

  37. So in the return match at SJP, should a certain player tackle say Adam Johnson very hard breaking his leg, no Manc ‘cheating’ Citey player will complain because it would only be a hard tackle???

    I doubt it very much, it will be classed as revenge for HBA so it’ll be the same as the Keano tackle, it would have been planned apparently in advance….

    Dejong is a dirty player, always has been, always will be & just because 1 ref pleeds blue, doesn’t mean all refs do, so he will get his soon enough, one way or the other!!!

  38. @Axel

    De Jong was dropped from the Dutch squad as Van Marwijk needed a scapegoat and is pretty much still vilified in Holland by the press and public at large for their display in the World Cip final. HE sent them out to play that way against Spain, HE didn’t alter the way they played at the half time break, or at any other stage. Van Bommel was far dirtier throughout that game, yet he remains Capt and in the squad, but he is HIS son-in-law, so fair play eh…

  39. @Cyprus_Toon

    Whoever made that tackle, which ever team they played for, I’d still call it hard, but fair. Tough titty if you can’t accept, or believe that…

  40. HeavyRiffs
    what a load of bollocks here in holland the squad was welcomed back as heros . The reason he was dropped was because the Dutch do not want a thug playing for them , There was loads of dutch supporters phoning in and emailing the football chat shows to express their disgust at him for leaving yet another opponent badly injured

  41. to this PLUM
    Geordies, get over it, hard but fair tackel. Past transgressions should not be raked over days, weeks, months, years later, they are in the past and the past is where they belong. You can’t have it both ways, otherwise we’d still be talking about Joey Barton stubbing out cigars in people’s eyes, punching 15 year old boys, assaulting fellow pros and members of the public et al…
    What a chomp happily refer to the stubbing of the cigar by Barton as that was when he was at Man Shitty. de Jong is a dirty loose tackling over aggressive prick who needs time out of the game to reflect on what he has done to several players in the last 6 months and no doubt will do in the future. Man City, face facts you’re always going to be hated as you’re a nothing club with MONEY and money alone oh and the Gallachers (bully for you). Hope you win the league soon, so your owners will F^%k off back to their palaces in the lands of sand and poverty and leave you mugs so deep in the mire that you make Portsmouth look like a well run business.

  42. Heavy riffs the point is de Jong even though he won the ball, made the challenge in a way in which he was always going to do damage to a player. Everybody likes to see tough tackles but no one wants to see broken legs. De Jong made a similar challenge against the USA and hasn’t learned from this, you have to question the lads mentality, does he really think it is ok to break legs if you win the ball? Do you?

  43. @Axel

    I have Dutch friends that would argue with you on that one.

    @Jay Jay

    It’s a contact sport. Personally, I thought he should have been sent off for the USA and Spain ones, but not for the most recent one. I’m not just some foamer that defends the players when they transgress, I just thought it was a drop, hard tackle, with an unfortunate outcome.

    @Rab

    Whilst we’re being silly…

  44. It really is a shame that despite spending all that money on so called “flair” players, Manchester City still have to resort to the primitive, bully boy tactics of teams usually found propping up the bottom of the division. It is like an admission of failure.

  45. Heavyriff my point exactly, do something wrong you should get locked up or banned you make my point so well, has it taken us two years or more to get the man city mentality out of Joey Barton?

  46. HeavyRiffs says:
    October 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    “@Rab

    Go on, you can have another one then…”

    They were punished and vilified for that, now it’s De Jong’s turn, and like Dyer and Bowyer, it isn’t going to go away overnight. So you may as well just get used to it.

  47. @heavyriffs – if he should have been sent off for the holden and alonso tackle, why not this one? all three were the same really – he goes in hard, bit over the top and, while i don’t think there was any intent, causes injury.
    i don’t think he’s a bad/malicious player, just gets stuck in a little too hard and as its his 3rd incident in a year, a little too often.
    it was similar to the ramsey tackle – i dont think there was any intent to injure – just a player going in hard for the ball and the extra hardness results in a reckless tackle and player hurt.
    usually the ref sees the result and a broken leg justifies a straight red. don’t think the ref saw it until too long after and had already let play go on so couldnt turn back and card him then.

  48. eastcoastmag says:
    October 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    “he goes in hard, bit over the top and, while i don’t think there was any intent, causes injury.”

    Eastcoastmag, It wasn’t the initial tackle itself, it was how he used his trailing leg with some force to deliberately snap Ben Arfa’s which gave away his intent.

  49. God heavyriff you make my point for me time after time, Bowyer and Dyer both fined and banned by the club and FA. Andy Carroll in court next month I think, whats your point? if you do something wrong like all these players including your angel Dejong you should suffer the consequences.

    What is your point showing players at Newcastle who were banned or sent to court, next it will be Cantona’s kung fu kick again punished served his time etc.

    No card, no sending off, no apology, no FA action, why is the question as everyone including you know he went to take the player out of the game, if injured he’s just is not bothered, he is a twat.

  50. wish citeh fans would stop coming onb this blog and raking up this crap again – they need to get over it, nobody in here has mentioned it all week
    half of football have come out and said de jong is a twat get over it

  51. I dunno bout the camp bit , rumors r lawro wants to re grow the moustache stick on a hard hat and start a band with hansen souness and daglish , first single will be YNWA to the tune of YMCA as a hommage to the ban they will model themselves on….

  52. How about, instead of coming on here, yapping on about us letting things go.. You just jog off back to wherever you came from and don’t read it?

    It’s not like we’re coming to your doorstep whinging is it?

    And to further a point which worky made about spending all that cash on flair players..

    Without that ref, you simply would not have won the game. So a squad with a total value less than what, 2 maybe 3 of your players had you all over the shop..

    I’m more annoyed about the penalty decisions than the heavy tackle on Ben Arfa.

  53. The thing that makes me laugh ironically – ha ha, is the sheer hypocrisy of the City fans. And I’ve said so on one of their sites.
    Can you imagine their comments if Adam Johnson had suffered a double fracture as a result of a reckless, dangerous challenge like that? I’m sure that they’d all have been coming on our websites to tell us it had been a fair tackle blah blah, no hard feelings. Yeah, right.And before they accuse me / us of double standards, I have never defended Joey Barton or Andy Carroll for their off-field antics or Kevin Nolan for his bad challenge on Anichebe.
    Incidentally there are other differences, Kevin Nolan a) has not crippled more than one player b) was instantly contrite – good word?- and apologetic and c) also got a red card – unlike de Jong who has a history of bad challenges, got away with two (world cup, Ben Arfa) and has shown no signs of remorse.

  54. @441

    Can’t believe you have the audacity to whine about City fans dragging this up, when we’re replying to a Newcastle blog that raked it up again in the first place?!?

    @Rab
    We got rid of Barton as he is a thug, after far too many chances in my book, you’re welcome to him.

    This will go away overnight, as your clubs petty petition to the FA fell on deaf ears and made you look foolish. Especially as both your manager and asst manager didn’t deem it a bad tackle, just an unfortunate one.
    Put all this wasted anger and energy into supporting your team, the point you can’t seem to grasp is that he did nothing wrong, move on son.

    @eastcoastmag

    Holden we went over the ball, studs showing, so off for me. Alonso I think he only had eyes for the ball and it was an unfortunate one, but foot was high and studs showing and therefore dangerous, so off for me again.
    Ben Arfa, clean hard tackle, unfortunate follow through, so not the same at all and the ref got it right.

    For the record, I think Ben Arfa is a quality player and hope to see him gracing the Premiership as soon as possible again, that is heartfelt.

  55. HeavyRiffs says:
    October 15, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    “@441

    Can’t believe you have the audacity to whine about City fans dragging this up, when we’re replying to a Newcastle blog that raked it up again in the first place?!?”

    It was Mancini who “raked it up” again, HeavyRiffs

    “I am very disappointed with the people who spoke about Nigel de Jong’s tackle,”

    So he has a right to speak about it but no-one else does? If he really thinks that, he’s a supercilious, arrogant buffoon.

  56. Funny how all the Citeh fans are moaning that it was a fair clean challenge when replays show De Jong kicking out at Ben Arfa’s knee with his right leg. That wasn’t momentum he physically kicks out. I don’t think De Jong intended to break his leg but still those type of tackles are dangerous.

  57. Break the opposition leg and don’t get even yellow card. what’s fair play? You can say it’s accident but De jong should not did dangerous tackle like that and stay on the pitch. It’s not his first time, you all know that.

    P.S. you can see the news, De jong just enjoy his tackle and joke with Man city teammate about Ben Arfa tackle ! what the shame ! I hope one day he will recieve what he did, do you believe in Karma ?

  58. It’s a blog FFS, Manc fan.

    It was quote from your team manager Mancini and Worky just put it on the blog.

    It’s clearly who doesn’t move on is Mancini , he brought it up from the first place when next game’s coming up. What did he expect !? the praise for tackle that break someone’s leg in two, let’s alone bad tackle or ‘hard’ tackle whatever you think about that tackle we all have different thought. But from the tackle that led to broken leg of course there must be criticism.

    WTF is De jong thinking !?
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3182652/De-Jongs-fun-and-games-at-City.html

    And De Jong is supernice guy , right !? What the fucking hell he did it in training ground !? Joke about the tackle !!! Didnt’ show any sympathy for Ben Arfa and joke about it with his teammate and staff. Wish Manc team would get all the respect.

  59. So Mancini says he is very disappointed with the critics of demong? NOT HALF AS DISAPPOINTED AS WE ARE!!!!

    He seems to very easily slide over the central issue in that we are the club who has lost a player for 6 months whilst his player is left to roam the field of play and cause havoc; also other premier league clubs may benefit from the refs doing what they should do.

  60. @Magpie_May13

    Fail to see the link between that rags “story” and the Ben Arfa incident, more straw clutching?
    Move on gentlemen, move on…

  61. Heavyriffs….disagree with most of what you say except the time to move on bit mate.what’s done is done.Onto the football mate.

  62. @Richietoon

    Agree to disagree on most things mentioned mate, that’s football and opinions after all. Hope you batter Wigan.

  63. me too mate…….no good playing well and getting no points,need to change that starting today.Have a good un.

  64. @HeavyRiffs

    I think differently.

    Maybe it was a joke about the ‘tackle’ that he thought was a fair tackle and it seem likes everyone turn on him so he might want to make some joke about it with ‘message’ like that.

    So for me , it was somehow related. It’s selfish thing to did that. He just thought from his point of view that he didn’t deserved so much criticism form that. Maybe he should for one second thought about the man that left with leg broken and won’t be able to play proper football match for at least 6 month while he will run on the field and make some ‘fair’ tackle again in every weekend.

    He made some joke about it. That is what he should do, right !?

    I think we all moving on until Mancini brought it up again and Manc fan come on here and moaned that we still not move on from it.

    And about the story in this blog
    so what the fuck is Toonsy should do if he didn’t write anything on here. He just shared a story about it which my opinion is what the blog’s all about.

    Next time better hope that anyone relate with Manc team don’t come out and talk or do something about it so we would save time from it and that we shall move on.

  65. @Magpie_May13

    He didn’t share a story about it, he wrote his own skewed and biased opinion about a story, big difference. De Jong has been vilified in the press and I’m sure the reporter asked Mancini’s opinion on the matter, hence the reply.

    How do you know what De Jong’s thoughts are, or were for that matter, you must have balls made of crystal…

    Surely your club prolonged the pain and discussion, with their frivolous petition to the FA for punative action, which neither your Managaer or asst Manager seemed to support…

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