City part of Qatar quartet?
- Wed 13 Mar 2013, 8:30AM
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Reports this morning suggest Manchester City will be among four Premier League clubs invited to play in a 'Dream Football League' in Qatar and other Gulf countries in 2015.
“The plans, which will be formally released next month, will see the four Premier League teams invited to join the 16 "permanent" DFL members, “ Telegraph Sport reports.
“Eight other global clubs would then compete on an invitational basis.
“According to The Times, the DFL would take place over two years, and would be held in the summer in Qatar and neighbouring Gulf states like Bahrain and the UAE.”
Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mirror, Blues boss Roberto Mancini is wanted by Russian outfit Zenit St Petersburg.
“Zenit see Manchester City manager Mancini as the man to replace Luciano Spalletti under whom the club are third behind CSKA Moscow in the Russian League,” Darren Lewis reports.
“Defiant Mancini has repeatedly insisted he has no fears about his future as cross-town rivals Manchester United edge ever close to dethroning his Premier League champions.
“Mancini, who signed a five-year deal last summer, remains popular with City fans, who see him as the man to take them forward.”
Finally, while making my way through this morning’s media offerings, I came across an interesting piece by blogger and life-long Blue Simon Curtis.
His latest instalment for ESPN titled ‘Why we do it,’ seeks to try and explain why, despite years of hardship and heartache, the football fan keeps faith, enjoy!
“Reading my colleague Marc Duffy's emotional and heartfelt piece on his unquestioning support for the trophy-less, barren but still lovable Newcastle United, I couldn't help but think how much it reminded me of supporting City,” writes Curtis.
“Right up until approximately three years ago when the odd sensation of being trophy winners started to hit the sky blue faithful after a gap of just 35 years.
“The barren decades were just fine, for it was during those years of want that true character is built and that curious unconditional love for your club is cemented. Keep the faith.”