"It is better to go with a woman than a drink. It is better. That is what I did when I was a player. In Italy the players don't have this culture to drink after the game. It is so different, but I understand it is part of the English culture and it is not easy to change. ... I don't understand why a player must drink after a game. OK, maybe one drink is OK. But three, four, five, six -- drinking until they are drunk -- this is not good."
-- Manchester City's Italian coach Roberto Mancini bemoans the drinking culture at his club, four of whose players were photographed downing shots and beers in early morning hours earlier this week. (Mirror)