Date:22nd October 2011 at 1:19pm
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I came across this story on the Manchester Evening News website, it appears that Tuesday’s Champions league game may have been a must-win for our less succesful neighbours, but it wasn’t a ‘must-see’ for the fans.

The M.E.N notes:

Manchester City have unveiled their latest marketing weapon – boss Roberto Mancini.

Blues fans were left stunned last week when they received a call from the Italian ahead of City’s clash with Villareal.

In a recorded message aimed at club members who had not bought tickets for Tuesday’s Champions League match, the stylish supremo issued a rallying call.

Listen below:

You couldn’t make it up….

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9 responses to “[Audio] “Hi This Is Roberto Mancini Please Come & Watch Man City””

  1. Lambo says:

    Unfortunately (fortunately) city dont rely on tourists,out of towners,glory hunters, out of town glory hunters….and they certainly dont claim money from their fans to make them attend mid week cup games. the fat that you are now obsessing about our attendances (we have the third biggest gate in the country on average) says only one thing…LOL

    • CTID says:

      Innit Lambo, united fans are the footy equivalent of a fat spoilt brat. It’s so easy for them to forget that the Glazers force their fans to attend sh!te carling cup matches or sacrifice their points for a season ticket. I don;t see any disgruntled city fans creating an FC City. What a load of brats man.Any decent human would hold their hands up n say city have progressed and have a great team now, but no, not united fans, they’d rather cling to what little issues they have left to try and put city down, truth is RED b@stards, it’s never been this good in the blue half and we love it. mad for it you surrey monkeys

  2. Gio says:

    City in desperation shocker – it doesn’t matter how many billions they spend, they will always be the shit small club in United’s shadow

  3. Marc says:

    Its was suggested by Man U’s board that Ferguson called you all to stop you’s standing up…. they decided to do it in writing because “they’d have more chance understanding Patrick Moore than that dribbling Jock Drunkard!!!

  4. GNev2 says:

    To be fair here, if they had a compulsory cup scheme like we do they’d sell out every cup game. Similarly, if we didn’t, we wouldn’t.

    Bottom line, that game sold out, as did their game vs Napoli, as do most of their league games.

    Quite a proactive bit of marketing, really.

    Let’s do out talking on the pitch, not via petty online oneupsmanship.

    • Alphie Izzett says:

      I couldn’t agree more.
      Using targetted marketing like this is a really bright innovation. What’s to laugh at?

      City are employing modern tachnology, modern techniques, extending the matchday with entertainment, bars etc outside the ground, big screens, big interviews, cafe’s, live bands etc. They are developing 80 acres adjacent to the stadium to locate all of the club infrastructure including a new Academy stadium, accomodation, gymnasiums, fitness and medical facilitiues. Again I ask, what’s to laugh at?

      The talking should be done on the pitch starting tomorrow!
      The petty sniping should stop right now!

    • CTID says:

      Gnev, I saw this link on newsnow Man City. It’s nice to see a united fan in touch with reality. You’re right about uniteds compulsory cup scheme. City do not have this and i doubt we will. City fans don’t attend cup matches as much as we should, i guess. A lot of our fans come from the poorest parts of MC so cannot afford the extra games cup footy brings. I indeed agree with doing the talking on the pitch and hope for a great game! For me derbies are like car crash TV, I don’t wanna watch, but i have to! And if you wonder why i watch on TV, I moved to taiwan last year, i had a season ticket at city through the bad, bad n good haha

  5. Mick says:

    My old mate is a Bertie and both of us find this attendance sniping pointless. We are the biggest club we both agree and have decades of brand building behind us but also agree that City are big for a club with little to no success and will probably be bigger in 10 years since they are the 3rd highest matchday crowds already. As mentioned they arent forced into any cup schemes and are still doing over 42000 for there Champs League games. Their league games are selling out too, the average is 47000 this season.

  6. CollyhurstRedArmy says:

    It is reasons like this United have had a greater average attendance than the berties every single year since the war.

    19 LEAGUE TITLES – 3 EUROPEAN CUPS. EQUAL THAT BEFORE YOU CAN TALK AS OUR EQUALS.

    MUFC – PUTTING MANCHESTER ON THE SINCE 1878.

    MCFC – EMBARRASSING MANCHESTER SINCE 1880.

    FOREVER IN OUR SHADOW.