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The Manchester City tattoo story – Rooney, Mancini and Kaka’s European Champions

by | 14th, May 2012

ROBERTO Mancini is under pressure to get a Manchester City crest tattooed on his leg. Why? Because his other leg already bears a Sampdoria crest, which he acquired after his team won Serie A in 1991.

He is reported to have said: “I have another leg. If I win the Premier League with Manchester City, I might get one.”

Note the word ‘if’ in that sentence.

Being an intelligent man, Mancini was obviously mindful of fellow manager Bobby Robson’s famous words: “Don’t count your eggs until the chicken’s laid them.”

But Mancini’s caution is not a trait shared by City’s fans. Despite the club’s chaotic and unpredictable history, they have shown themselves willing, time and time again, to put their money where their mouths are. And they have done this in the most visible way possible down at the local tattoo parlour…

2009: Kaka to City

Manchester is abuzz with the story that the Brazilian maestro is on his way to Eastlands. Chris Atkinson is sufficiently excited by the £100million bid to have his name emblazoned on his chest. Kaka goes to real Madrid.


2009: City are champions of Europe!

Kirk Bradley is confident that, with or without Kaka, City will be Champions League champions in 2011. Thankfully for him, they are spared a thrashing against Barcelona in the final. That honour falls to Manchester United.


2010 Rooney to City

More transfer rumour, with Wayne Rooney apparently prepared to

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