Man City News, Features and Match Reports

10 Man City Players Who Weren't Worth The Hassle

13th August 2014, 11:27:27

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Some great players, a couple potentially World Class. But their baggage was too much.

We live in a world where stacks of cash, neatly rolled into a tight ball can be rolled across the table, and exchanged for the services of a footballer’s services. What is not for certain, however, is whether the talented player arrives with a decree of professionalism and honour. Those are traits that simply can’t be bought. So, while Manchester City may be bank-rolled by a private equity company from the United Arab Emirates, they still can’t escape the pitfalls that plague the more financially-challenged clubs, when entering the transfer market.

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Arsenal vs Man City - Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

10th August 2014, 08:59:56

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Date: Sunday, 10 August | Venue: Wembley Stadium | K/O: 15:00 BST

Team News
New Manchester City signing Frank Lampard will not make his debut for the club in the Community Shield clash with Arsenal, nor will any of the players who arrived back from their post-World Cup holidays this week. Former Arsenal player Bacary Sagna has also been denied the chance to play against his former side and will be rested following his involvement in the knock-out stages of the World Cup.

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Man City Transfers: 10 Players Screwed By Citizens’ Ludicrous Transfer Policies

9th August 2014, 09:01:12

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Man City's policy has been to spend spend spend in recent seasons - at the cost of youth development.

Manchester City have spent hundreds of millions of pounds on transfers since Sheikh Mansour and his Abu Dhabi United Group’s multi-million pound takeover of the club in 2008, with over £1 billion being spent within the first three years of ownership alone, according to reports.

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FIFA 15 Has All 20 Premier League Stadiums - Images

7th August 2014, 12:17:18

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Hurrah! No more 'Ivy Lane'.

EA Sports, publishers of FIFA 15, have agreed a deal to remain the Official Sports Technology Partner of the Barclay’s Premier League until 2019, granting them access to all 20 Premier League clubs. The agreement means that, for the first time in the franchise, ’15 will include all 20 English topflight stadiums, including Villa Park and Stadium of Light, above.

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10 Players You Probably Didn't Know Man City Almost Signed

24th July 2014, 22:10:26

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As the saying goes, money can’t buy you everything.

When the mysterious tycoons of Abu Dhabi shared their gargantuan wealth with the relative minnows of Manchester in August 2008, a metaphorical grenade was cast into the top-tier mix of the Premier League. With the club forever living in their cross-city rivals’ shadow, Sheikh Mansour’s injection of funds suddenly opened the door to a plethora of opportunities.
No longer was the club discussing moves to extend the contracts of Darius Vassell and Nedum Onuoha. No longer were the blue half of Manchester bracing themselves for another summer of chief executive Garry Cook desperately trying to coax famous, washed up faces to the club in a bid to mask the lunacy of the Thaksin Shinawatra regime. Suddenly, the ilk of David Villa and Franck Ribery were being linked with Eastlands, a new lease of life having been breathed into the ‘noisy neighbours’.
Predictably, City have shelled out a minor fortune in attracting an array of world-class talent to the club. At the same time, however, there have been players who have turned down the advances of the oil-fuelled club, spurning the opportunity to become the faces of the City revolution. With Robinho’s failed venture at Eastlands having sent flashing warning signals to many of the elite players within world football, there have been a large list of players who have decided that they rather valued their careers over their bank accounts. As well as that, there have been some jaw-droppingly talented players who came to within an inch of signing for the Mancunians, only for managers to get the boot, European heavyweights to make a last-minute swoop, and even a couple of interventions from their bitter cross-city counterparts.
Take a look at our list of impeccably talented footballers who Manchester City supporters will rue having missed out on. As the saying goes, money can’t buy you everything.

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10 Things Man Utd Need To Learn From City & Liverpool

19th July 2014, 10:06:35

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They may hate each other, but there's one or two things United can learn from their arch rivals.

Manchester United fans may not want to admit this, but there are lessons they can learn from their hated rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. Each finished above the Red Devils during a disappointing tenure under David Moyes last season, and if United want to get back among the big time, they may well look to their north-west foes for inspiration.

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11 Transfers That Prove English Players Are Hideously Overpriced

9th July 2014, 19:42:29

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No wonder Premier League clubs are looking more overseas for talent.

Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association ImagesThe recent transfers of Luke Shaw (£30 million from Southampton to Manchester United) and Adam Lallana (£25 million from Southampton to Liverpool) were a frightening reflection of how much money gets thrown around in football these days – and how nonchalantly clubs do it. It came as no surprise when those deals were completed and those fees were confirmed – especially not given the fact that the players in question are both English.

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Should Newcastle Try To Re-Sign James Milner?

18th May 2014, 07:48:41

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Despite winning the Premier League with Manchester City this season, James Milner has this weekend revealed a desire to leave the Etihad this summer. The Sunday People claim that he will tell his manager Manuel Pellegrini after the World Cup that he wishes to be transfer listed to “seek a new challenge” (football to reality translation – he wants to start every week).

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Man City 4-0 Aston Villa: Player Ratings

8th May 2014, 16:52:09

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The champagne isn’t so much on ice for Manchester City, but ready to be popped and sprayed all round the Etihad. Last night’s comprehensive win over Aston Villa, means that given their superior goal difference, a point at home to West Ham on Sunday will secure Manuel Pellegrini’s men the Premier League title for a second time in three seasons.

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