Patrick Vieira believes Arsenal's "lack of leadership" could force them into conceding the Premier League lead this season. The former Gunners star, who scored the vital FA Cup final penalty when Arsene Wenger's side last lifted silverware...Show More Summary
When Manchester City sacked Roberto Mancini after defeat in the 2013 FA Cup Final, the club spoke of instituting a “holistic” approach to management. On Mancini’s watch no former Elite Development Squad (EDS) player had been integrated into the first … Continue reading ? Micah Richards, John Guidetti and the Death of Manchester City Holism is a post from World Soccer Talk.
When Manchester City and Wigan Athletic meet on Tuesday in a Capital One Cup third-round tie, things will look vastly different than they did when these two last met. In the FA Cup final last May, Wigan subjected City to a surprise 1-0...Show More Summary
For Manchester United fans, the footballing apex came in May 1999. In 10 days, the club secured the league, FA Cup and Champions League in the most dramatic manner imaginable. Two goals in stoppage time in the European Cup final in Barcelona...Show More Summary
FA chairman Greg Dyke's words were warmly received by me yesterday. I've been talking about a plan to galvanise England's national team for six years; it's almost as if my tweets and radio rants finally made a difference. We need targets. Show More Summary
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has placed the governing body in direct opposition to the Premier League over the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar, reports Sam Wallace of The Independent. Debate has raged over the staging of the...Show More Summary
Legendary goalkeeper Bert Trautmann died today, at the age of 89. Trautmann entered football folklore when he played for Manchester City in the 1956 FA Cup Final against Birmingham at Wembley. With 17 minutes of the match remaining, Trautmann suffered … Continue reading ? RIP Bert Trautmann: Legendary Manchester City Goalkeeper Dies, Aged 89 is a post from World Soccer Talk.
Manchester City legend Bert Trauttman sadly passed away on Friday in his native Germany. The legendary goalkeeper is best known for playing on in an FA Cup Final, carrying on injured despite breaking his neck and leading his side to victory. Today is an apt day to watch this amazing film, recounting the full story [...]
The unveiling of Arsenal’s new away-kit brought to mind the away-kits of the 1970?s, specifically those worn in the 1979 FA Cup, a glorious 3-2 victory over Manchester United. The new away-kit features the same (or similar) bright yellow and … Continue reading ? Arsenal’s New Away Shirt Connects Me to 1979?s FA Cup Final Triumph Against Man Utd is a post from World Soccer Talk.
As lovers of soccer, we all get caught up in games. But every now and then, there is one game that stands out from the rest. And it can be for a host of reasons. Seeing your team lifting silverware, … Continue reading ? My Favorite Game: Jagielka Sends Everton Into the FA Cup Final is a post from World Soccer Talk.
Manuel Pellegrini was appointed Manchester City boss on Friday afternoon. There had been plenty of speculation linking him to Manchester, ever since the FA Cup final and today he signed a 3 year contract at the Etihad. Manchester City weren’t hanging about following the announcement. Minutes later, the Youtube channel of Manchester City released this [...]
When I interviewed Roberto Martinez before Wigan’s FA Cup final victory last month he was keen to stress his desire to win trophies. “I am an ambitious manager,” he told me. “I want to win many trophies in my career. I have said I want to win league titles, the Champions League, and even the World Cup. Show More Summary
According to the BBC, Manuel Pellegrini has a verbal agreement to take over at Manchester City once the Spanish Liga season ends. The Citizens have been without a manager since sacking Roberto Mancini after the FA Cup final loss to Wigan Athletic, with assistant Brian Kidd stepping in for the final two games against Reading and Norwich City. Show More Summary
Manchester City's 2012-13 campaign has finally come to an end. A loss in the FA Cup final denied City their best chance at a major trophy this season—Community Shield aside—and cost Roberto Mancini his job as manager. The Italian joined...Show More Summary
Last year's Premier League champion Manchester City will play host to Norwich City on Sunday in the two clubs' season finale. A little more than a week after his squad was stunned by Wigan in the FA Cup final, Roberto Mancini will look to lead his men to a third consecutive Premier League victory to round out the year. Show More Summary
From the elation of winning the FA Cup final to the devastation of being relegated from the EPL, it's one week that will live long in the memory of all Wigan fans. It's common knowledge that manager Roberto Martinez is in demand, and Latics will find it hard to keep his services for the fight to re-join the top flight. Show More Summary
So it finally happened: Just a few days after Manchester City’s ignominious FA Cup final defeat to lowly Wigan Athletic, Roberto Mancini has been sacked as City coach (BBC Sport). The fact that the sacking took place a year to the day...Show More Summary
Roberto Mancini has been sacked as Manchester City manager, leaving Brian Kidd to take control of the final two league matches against Reading and Norwich (via BBC). The decision comes fresh after City's disappointing FA Cup final performance, losing 1-0 to Roberto Martinez's Wigan Athletic to complete a trophy-less season. Show More Summary
Only days after scoring an incredible victory over Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup Final, Wigan Athletic will face another huge test this week as they travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal in the English Premier League. Show More Summary