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Distin unhappy with Dunne slur

Distin All is evidently not well at Manchester City. Despite getting a decent result at the weekend, trouble is still brewing. The latest in the Citeh saga is surrounding the contraversial attack by Richard Dunne on his team mates last week. Now, former skipper Sylvain Distin has revealed the depth of discontent within the Blues camp over Richard Dunne's comments.

Dunne condemned the effort of many recent signings saying that they had not done enough to justify their position at the club. Distin was one of the players he exonerated in his attack, which saw under-fire Stuart Pearce insisting that there was no division within his squad. However, Distin has felt the need to lift the lid on the anger Dunne has caused.

"The foreign players, particularly the French and Italians, have not taken it well at all," the French defender told Sky Sports' 'Premier League Show'. "They have taken it personally. I think you should discuss things face-to-face, man-to-man and try and understand one another. That is the best way to progress. It is a difficult time but we have to stick together. We have to communicate amongst ourselves and stop blaming one another for mistakes. Sticking together until the end is key."

The fans ire has largely been focused toward under-performing Bernardo Corradi and Georgios Samaras and their lack of bedevilment up top has been one of the major factors in City's slump. I'm certain that everyone at the club is aware of the problems on the pitch, and backbiting in the dressing room will not help matters at all. Whereas most City fans probably applauded Dunne's comments, a backlash was always inevitable, so perhaps it would have been better to stay quiet and berate them on the pitch instead? City need another good result and they can start thinking about rebuilding in the Premiership next season, until then, the dressing room needs some harmony. Is Stuart Pearce the man to halt the slide? [Mof Gimmers]

March 19, 2007 in Manchester City, News balls | Permalink


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