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Potters have City in their sights

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA20 hits

Stoke have been rewarded for Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round win over Arsenal by being drawn against Barclays Premier League heavyweights Manchester City.Tony Pulis' side pulled off the shock of the round by beating Arsene Wenger's side 3-1 at the Britannia Stadium.They will now host City, who beat Scunthorpe, at Eastlands while the other big tie of the round sees Portsmouth travel to bitter south ...Full Story »

City through despite scare

Posted Monday, January 25, 2010 by PA14 hits

Robinho apparently signed off as a Manchester City player by securing the Blues' path into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a late strike in a 4-2 win over Scunthorpe at Glanford Park.In what could be the Brazilian's last game for the club after Robinho revealed before the game he is set to join Santos on loan, he lifted the ball into the roof of the net to snuff out Scunthorpe's hopes after C...Full Story »

Robinho: I'm leaving City

Posted Sunday, January 24, 2010 by PA13 hits

Manchester City forward Robinho has confirmed he is set to leave Eastlands, with a return to Santos the likely destination.City manager Roberto Mancini has named Robinho in his starting line-up for Sunday's FA Cup tie against Scunthorpe. And the Brazil forward, who has been unhappy to find himself on the bench in recent matches, admits it could be his last match for City."What's important is to ...Full Story »

Scunthorpe vs Man City Preview

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by ESPN28 hits

David Mirfin is confident Scunthorpe can bring Man City back down to earth in Sunday's FA Cup fourth round tie at Glanford Park. Money-bags City are riding on the crest of a wave after their 2-1 victory against arch-rivals Manchester United in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final on Tuesday night. But Nigel Adkins' Coca-Cola Championship side are not short of confidence having won two o...Full Story »

Milan VP Galliani Declares Inter Favorites For City Derby

Posted Saturday, January 23, 2010 by Goal.com26 hits

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has admitted he thinks Inter are the favorites going into Sunday’s city derby. According to Italian daily Corriere Dello Sport, Galliani said, in a Radio interview due to be broadcast tomorrow, “Inter are first in the standings so they are the favorites.” Inter currently sit atop of the Serie A table, six points ahead of rivals Milan a...Full Story »

Kansas City Wizards Sign Two International Players

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com13 hits

Wizards Add Midfielder Stéphane Auvray of Guadeloupe, Defender Pablo Escobar of Colombia The Kansas City Wizards announced Thursday that the club has signed two international players to Major League Soccer contracts. Midfielder Stéphane Auvray of the Guadeloupe national team joins the Wizards after playing professionally in France for 10 years. Defender Pablo Escobar of Colombia com...Full Story »

Manchester City's Tevez Issues Explosive Attack Against United's Neville

Posted Friday, January 22, 2010 by Goal.com28 hits

Argentine insists Neville was wrong to show him "a lack of respect." Carlos Tevez has labeled his former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville a "boot-licking moron" as the row between the two players took a fresh twist. Tevez was angered by Neville’s assertion on the eve of Manchester City’s 2-1 League Cup victory over United that he was "not worth" the £25 million it woul...Full Story »

Glazer family loans saddle Manchester United with debt of £716m

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010 by theguardian.com31 hits

Manchester United owners Bryan Glazer, left, Avi Glazer, centre, and Joel Glazer have overseen club debt of £716m. Interest charges on loans taken out by the Glazer family and secured on their shareholding in Manchester United were this summer set to jump to an incredible rate of 16.25%, as the total debt now carried by the club stands at £716.6m. The accounts, which provide a more ...Full Story »

Patrice Evra: Manchester United Care About Trophies Not Beating Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Goal.com16 hits

Frenchman stokes up rivalry ahead of semi-final. EPL: Patrice Evra - Stephen Carr, Manchester United - Birmingham Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has claimed that the Red Devils care little for beating Manchester City in this week's League Cup semi-final. They could be playing anyone, he asserts, and are focused on winning another trophy, not claiming local bragging rights. "We know...Full Story »

Alex Ferguson 'must quit' Manchester United in protest at Glazer regime

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010 by theguardian.com24 hits

Fans hope to enlist the support of Sir Alex Ferguson to help drive the Glazers out of Manchester United ownership. Manchester United supporters fighting the Glazer family's ownership of the club are contemplating asking Sir Alex ­Ferguson to make the ultimate sacrifice and resign in protest. The idea was put forward at a specially convened meeting of fans' groups to determine an action pl...Full Story »

Moyes: City broke rules in Lescott pursuit

Posted Sunday, January 17, 2010 by PA12 hits

Everton manager David Moyes has accused Manchester City of "breaking the rules" and having "no class" in their pursuit of Joleon Lescott.The England defender moved to Eastlands for £22million in the summer following a protracted transfer. Moyes still feels aggrieved and stated his case ahead of the meeting between the two clubs on Saturday evening. "There is no doubt Manchester City treated us w...Full Story »

Jim White: Manchester United's debt as red as their famous shirts

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by 16 hits

Changing times: The Glazer family have taken Manchester United into the red This season at Manchester United, the owners have watched their club tumble out of the FA Cup at the first attempt, lose more league games by January than in any previous Premier League term and sustain an injury crisis which has revealed worrying fault lines in the squad. But at least the Glazer family can pride themse...Full Story »

Chelsea facing £18.5m bill for former City striker Daniel Sturridge

Posted Friday, January 15, 2010 by theguardian.com26 hits

Daniel Sturridge has now played eight games since his controversial move from Manchester City last summer. Chelsea have been left to digest the cost of signing Daniel Sturridge from Manchester City last summer, and it could be as much as £18.5m over the course of the striker's four-year contract. The London club were ordered by a Premier League-convened tribunal, which was set up to solv...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini uncorks the red wine to shake up Manchester City diet

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by theguardian.com26 hits

Roberto Mancini wants his Manchester City team to change their diets in order to be more successful on the field. Roberto Mancini has revealed that he is aiming to shake up his players' diets at Manchester City by adding Italian favourites such as pizza to the menu, served with a glass of wine. Hailing from a culture where alcohol is sipped at mealtimes instead of necked at speed in pubs and n...Full Story »

David James set for surprise switch to Stoke City

Posted Thursday, January 14, 2010 by theguardian.com13 hits

David James could be about to swap Fratton Park for the Britannia Stadium. The Portsmouth goalkeeper David James is set to join Stoke City on loan until the end of the season, according to reports last night. The move is thought to hinge on Portsmouth's willingness to pay a proportion of the player's wages, though the south coast club's financial situation could preclude such an agreement. Ja...Full Story »

Glazers open the door to sale of Manchester United's training ground

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by theguardian.com22 hits

The Glazers could sell and then lease back Manchester United's training ground. The ownership of Manchester United's Carrington training complex could be transferred to a holding company controlled by the Glazer family and leased back to the club, according to the prospectus ­circulated to potential investors in a £500m refinancing scheme this week. The £500m bond and a new ...Full Story »

Tevez claims City hat-trick

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by PA10 hits

Carlos Tevez scored his first Manchester City hat-trick to send Roberto Mancini's men soaring into the top four following their 4-1 victory over Blackburn.It may have been snowing in these parts recently but Tevez is on a real hot streak.His seven-minute opener put City in charge, and then, after Micah Richards had added a brilliant second, he scored twice more after the interval to take his go...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson frustrated as Birmingham hold Manchester United

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by theguardian.com16 hits

Manchester United's Darren Fletcher, right, and Park Ji-Sung celebrate an own goal from Birmingham City's Scott Dann at St Andrew's. Photograph: Reuters There is more solidarity than rivalry among the expected contenders for the Premier League. They are covering for one another nowadays. Chelsea could only take a ­scoring draw at home to ­Everton last month, but the result has acquired ...Full Story »

'Let's not reach for the stars too soon,' says Birmingham City's Alex McLeish

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by theguardian.com14 hits

Alex McLeish, left, shakes hands with Sir Alex Ferguson, his former manager at Aberdeen, after the 1-1 draw between Birmingham City and Manchester United. Photograph:  Getty Images There can be no better barometer of Birmingham City's progress this season than the disappointment etched on the faces of Alex McLeish's players after the final whistle on Saturday. Not so long ago holding Manch...Full Story »

Charlie Adam's equaliser completes a troublesome week for Cardiff City

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 by theguardian.com14 hits

Blackpool's Charlie Adam and Cardiff's Chris Burke compete at the Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: Action Images It took mountains of salt and shedloads of shovels to get this game on. Cardiff may wish they had not bothered. Charlie Adam's second-half equaliser gave Blackpool a deserved point, consigned the Bluebirds to a third game without a win and provided a disappointing end to a troubleso...Full Story »

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