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Bobby Throws Down Trophy Gauntlet

City boss Bobby Mancini is aiming to win a trophy or two in his first full season in charge at Eastlands.

The Italian replaced Mark Hughes at Christmas and guided the blues to a fifth place finish in the Premiership, just missing out on a place in the Champions League, but the boss feels the squad is strong enough to be challenging for honours.

“I think it will be a good season for us,” says Bobby. “I think we have a squad for success and our supporters deserve this.”

The blues have been without silverware since Dennis Tueart’s overhead kick secured the League Cup in 1976 and have only reached on major final since, that coming in 1981. And City reached their first competitive semi-final since 1981 last season when the reached the last four of the League Cup.

With the money that has been spent already on the squad, with such players as Jerome Boateng, Yaya Toure and David Silva coming to Eastlands, City fans no longer hope for success but will be expecting it and Mancini knows it is time to deliver.

“Last year we had a good season. It is time trophies came to this club.” 

What do you think? Has Mancini built a squad strong enough to challenge for honours this time around?



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