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Football News > SoccerBible Debate - Can Manchester City win the Premier league? - 13/01/10




Nigel de Jong is the latest player to publicly claim
Manchester City can still win the title, following a resurgence under new boss Roberto Mancini. But do you think Man City can win the Premier League?

This season Manchester City have proven to be one of the most ambitious clubs in the Premier League, and their Dubai owners have shown they are not shy to spend some cash in their quest to win the title.

But following a poor start to the season, Manchester City's audacious claims they would push for the league seemed to have faltered. That is until new manager Roberto Mancini guided City to four wins in four Premier League games, leaving them just seven points behind leaders Chelsea. So, realistically can Manchester City still win the Premier League?



NIGEL DE JONG (Manchester City player) - "Of course the title is a possibility. Nothing is impossible. Though nothing is impossible, you have to work for it. You have to be realistic as well and remember this is only season No.1 for us after the big spending and we have to take it step by step."

ROBERTO MANCINI (Manchester City manager) - "Now is not the time to look at our league position. We will just play one game at a time and then we will look at the table in two months. Can we win the league? All is realistic. We have another 18 games to go so all is possible because we have a good team."

PATRICK VIEIRA (Manchester City player) - "Now that I am back, I want to win the Premier League and I think we can do it this season. We are not too far behind because at Arsenal, we won the league when we were 15 points behind at Christmas, so anything is possible...Why do I believe we can win the league? Because I don't believe there is another team in the Premier League that has the quality of strikers that we have."



JAMIE PACHECO (Betfair) - "Winning the Premier League this year may be a season too early, though I do seriously consider them lifting the Carling Cup though. Any sort of silverware this year will be proof that genuine progress is being made at Eastlands."

SIR ALEX FERGUSON (Manchester United manager) - "It's going to be very difficult for them to win the league when you see ourselves, Chelsea and Arsenal because they've got to beat the four of us at some point to get the league. It's very difficult to get into the top four and it's even more difficult to get into the top one - and that's what this league is all about, being No. 1."


WHAT'S YOUR OPINION, IS IT ANOTHER AUDACIOUS CLAIM FROM AN OVER-CONFIDENT MANCHESTER CITY SIDE, OR ARE THEY NOW GENUINE TITLE CONTENDERS?




Comments

 

gregb11 said:

nope there crap!

January 13, 2010 3:29 PM
 

F.A Cup Glory said:

 Nah Not For Couple Years Anyway

January 13, 2010 3:41 PM
 

simplybula said:

I'm getting mixed feeling since mancini joind the circus..but i totally agree with u FA Cup Glory's statement..I think if they bring more world class players in the right area, surely they will be true challengers for the title "next year". If we look back at chelsea a few years back, they already had quality world class players but never managed to break through as title challangers, (still with chelsea)but with a mixture of ($$$) old and new quality players balance, and not making too much drastic changes (As on Jose Mourinho reign) the managed to be a power fulhousehold name in football...For me Aston villa and tottenham (If they had the billions) would instead be true tittle challangers bcoz they already had the quality in their squad and don't have to do much...BUT this year I'm feeling it's another 2 horse race between my beloved MAN UTD!!! and chelski..

January 13, 2010 4:05 PM
 

martincillo_mexico said:

they have some names in his team, but must beat the powerful chelsea, and the Ronaldoless manchester, and the always competitive arsenal

January 13, 2010 4:20 PM
 

AJ-STYLZ said:

i think they'll get 4th place

January 13, 2010 4:41 PM
 

JordanT173 said:

i feel they have a chance but then 5 or 6 teams has a chance of winning it with chelsea and man u slipping up lods of teams have the chance it will be suprising  who will take it

January 13, 2010 4:46 PM
 

jamesy94 said:

if they did they would of bought it...clearly

January 13, 2010 4:56 PM
 

jackpearce5 said:

4th is final !

January 13, 2010 5:15 PM
 

KieranDowell said:

unless they sign some world class players, no

simplybula how and where did you design those preds?!

January 13, 2010 5:27 PM
 

lighting_midfield said:

i dont say that is impossible but this year it is a big fat NO maybe in the next 2 years if they sign top quality player and have a good coach it would make them as favorites

January 13, 2010 6:06 PM
 

9CR7 said:

not for now,in a year or two,wen the player are realya dapted to the team

January 13, 2010 6:17 PM
 

mark rudn said:

arsenal will have the epl title this year and then maybe man city can have it next season.

January 13, 2010 6:50 PM
 

timmyjr25 said:

they could easily finish in either the 3 or 4 slot but def. not the first... that spot will go to chelsea!!!!!!!

January 13, 2010 7:06 PM
 

pongo16 said:

Doubt they'll win it this year or maybe next year. They have a good squad but some of them just cant play together. Maybe could win some of the cup competitions but definetly not the premier league, breaking the top 4 is a possibility, cant see liverpool in the top 4 this year!!

January 13, 2010 7:28 PM
 

jtbrit said:

no way... hate'em

January 13, 2010 7:53 PM
 

Cammy Talaria said:

They can't just yet. They need a stronger back -4.

January 13, 2010 8:22 PM
 

NasserBrasil03 said:

gunners gonna win!

January 13, 2010 9:02 PM
 

Tiki said:

not quite yet

January 13, 2010 9:22 PM
 

gak8 said:

Man city has good players but they are not very good

January 13, 2010 9:31 PM
 

Portugal R live said:

no

January 13, 2010 9:59 PM
 

hamsanyz said:

mancini is so arrogance

January 13, 2010 10:37 PM
 

mthdog2003 said:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this is SUUUUCH a joke. NOOO WAY

January 14, 2010 12:02 AM
 

Steven4vapor said:

maybe 5th or 6th

January 14, 2010 12:19 AM
 

AE7 said:

They need to score allot of goals maybe they can get to 2nd place

January 14, 2010 12:45 AM
 

total 90 nick said:

i agree wit F.A. cup glory. they have the talent, they just need to get their team chemistry stronger in the big games.

January 14, 2010 1:16 AM
 

VillA 4LiFe said:

i think chelsea is gnna take it this year.....

January 14, 2010 2:08 AM
 

cronaldo9kaka8 said:

They can anything is possible really 4 straight wins and chelsea and man utd are playin like crap rite now to tell the truth. In all honesty, I either see man city, arsenal (the most likely), aston villa (such a great season), or chelsea being number 1, but this is my top 4, Man Utd suck without Ronaldo, but hey anything can happen. Always keep that in mind.

January 14, 2010 2:39 AM
 

MatthewGK01 said:

I think they'll get like 4th or 3rd.. The players need to get used to eachother and play the same game, but next year this is gonna be hell of a game from them, at least that;s what I think :p

January 14, 2010 4:37 AM
 

jonoc.ronaldomadplayer said:

i think that city will come close but not close enough

January 14, 2010 6:57 AM
 

perrygroves said:

I think there is a shift of power taking place in the Premiership at the moment. Man City are definately on the rise and they will only get stronger now and in the next few seasons. Man Utd an Liverpool are on the decline, both teams are struggling through this season and have massive debts. In a year from now we certainly could be talking about Man City winning the title.

Overall its a sad state of affairs that money is the main cause of success and failure in the modern game of football.

January 14, 2010 9:27 AM
 

simplybula said:

Um, people, don't write off man utd just yet, they have quality players and usually they bounce back greatly at the end of the season, judging from all the managers, sir Alex is the most experienced of them all, hes bigger among the other managers and players..man utd can live without twinkle toes primadona cr9, as off david beckham and eric cantona..I see utd bounce back and seeing them to be at the top 3 for a far long years to come..as for this season, I still stand tall that its a two horse race man utd chelsea all the way...thats a fact to be true!!!! face the damn reality..

January 14, 2010 12:21 PM
 

tomlemon123 said:

i bet my dad £25 they wont win the league, so i hope not LOL

January 14, 2010 1:00 PM
 

jamoski_16 said:

city have no chance in the next couple of years my blue boys have got the next 2 in the bag and arsenal will b the only competitors this year and next....so city = NO CHANCE!!!!

January 14, 2010 1:44 PM
 

el_BatiPiibe_CR9 said:

AGUANTE TEVEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 15, 2010 1:31 PM
 

el_BatiPiibe_CR9 said:

but the fact that every time I can, I'm watching game of the Arsenal  is the best team in the world for me ... or is the team that I like to see more when play

January 15, 2010 1:39 PM
 

el_BatiPiibe_CR9 said:

but the fact that every time I can, I'm watching game of the Arsenal  is the best team in the world for me ... or is the team that I like to see more when play

January 15, 2010 1:39 PM
 

messifan101 said:

well since since torres and liverpool are out of the race i'd have to say that arsenals gonna win it

January 16, 2010 3:58 AM
 

munkherdene said:

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January 16, 2010 6:57 AM
 

Jorge 11 said:

i dont think they can they have really good forwards and midfield but not a good defense

January 16, 2010 7:39 AM
 

Masterofsoccer said:

Of course the CITY players think that their team can win the leauge

February 4, 2010 6:16 AM
 

t90man10 said:

r u serious? they can never stop manu and chelsea. maybe they can get fourth but looks like tottenham and aston villa r breathing down their necks.

April 19, 2010 10:22 PM
 

DjPita said:

I think they will win because they have alot of good players especially now cuz they bought Dzeko.

January 15, 2011 12:24 AM
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