Mancini should stay out of the Rooney incident

There have been a number of Manchester City fans coming onto this site recently expressing the opinion that we are obsessed by their club because it has been mentioned in some of our articles. Sorry folks, if you expect any apologies they will not be forthcoming because just like the one which is being raised here, they have always had a Manchester United connection. It’s a two way street so when City manager Signor Mancini publicly comments on the Wayne Rooney incident at Wigan by saying that “For me it was Rooney’s fault and I’m surprised at this. The referee was there. I think that this happens in every country, it’s normal. The big club usually has different treatment. For me it was a red card” he’s perfectly entitled to express an opinion.

Selective video hypocrisy is what pisses me off

Nothing pisses me off in football more than hypocrisy! Example, January 27, 2010 “Video evidence, which shows Ferdinand striking Hull City’s Craig Fagan with an arm means that the Manchester United skipper must plead either precedent or accident at the hearing” The outcome? “That panel increased the mandatory three match ban by one game because Ferdinand’s challenge to the FA charge was deemed to be frivolous.” Ok, let’s for a moment accept that it was a fair decision.