5 Reasons Why Man City Will Never Win The League
City have never been in a position where they have the capability to win the League, so they lack confidence going into the final 10 or so games, whereas in Manchester United they are competing against a team who have collected 4 of the last 5 Premier League titles, reached the Champions League Final for 3 of the last 5 seasons, winning 1, and who have a combined total of more than 70 Premier League titles in their squad.
City cannot compare; only Tevez, Hargreaves, Kolo Toure and Clichy are former winners, and the first two were with Man Utd when they won it!
This lack of experience could prove the difference not just this season, but in the next few years, particularly at the tail end of the season, when the Blue half of Manchester starts to crumble under the pressure while their rivals have the experience to see them through.
City's main two rivals to the title, Man United and Arsenal, have managers with a combined 42 years experience and 15 Premier League titles, compared to Roberto Mancini's 3 years and no titles.
United also have players like Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, who bring both stability and experience to the team. City don't have anything similar, because they constantly chop and change their squad, and are always bringing in new players which just disrupts the squad.
Lack Of Discipline
Several times during the 2011-12 season, we have seen Manchester City's poor discipline shine through when things are not going their way, the most notably being the Carlos Tevez incident when he refused to come off the bench to play against Bayern Munich in September, along with several red cards for Mario Balotelli.
All this does is show the other teams in the league that if you get at them they will be riled and start to play worse or even end up getting sent off.
Lack Of Desire
You could question whether City's high-paid players have the same desire to win the league; perhaps they're only interested in the money which they get whatever happens, and so when it comes down to it, teams like United and Arsenal will have the extra desire to push for the little bit extra needed to win the title.
No Team Spirit
Due to the fact that Manchester City's team has been assembled for large amounts of money over a very short period of time, they may not have the team spirit needed to pull together when it's needed.
This has been shown already in the 2011-12 season, again in Carlos Tevez's case where he wasn't willing to come on as a substitute for the team, or against Arsenal, when Mario Balotelli lay injured on the floor and his team-mates walked straight past him.
It is this spirit that has allowed Manchester United to win the title time and time again: even when on paper, their team is not as strong as their rivals, they manage to pull together and come out on top in May.
And The One Reason They Did Win It
Yes, Man City won the Premier League, simply because they have more money than any other team, because of a completely random takeover that could have happened to any team.
How long will it be before Manchester City win the league?
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