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City record £93m loss – and worse is to come

Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2010 by The Independent29 hits

Manchester City will today announce losses of £92.6m for the last financial year, the second-biggest single-year loss for any club in the history of English football, after Chelsea – and City's figures do not even take into account the summer's £125m spending spree. City's staggering losses are more than twice the £44.4m annual losses announced last month by Chelsea but t...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini targets Patrick Vieira for Man City

Posted Wednesday, January 06, 2010 by BBC.com16 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini wants to sign Patrick Vieira and the Inter Milan midfielder is interested in making the move, BBC Sport understands. Vieira, 33, is believed to be intrigued by the possibility of returning to England, where he has not played since leaving Arsenal for Juventus in 2005. The France captain is out of favour at Inter and wants first-team football. Other c...Full Story »

Manchester City plot to rescue Patrick Vieira from Inter misery

Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by theguardian.com31 hits

Patrick Vieira has lost his place at Inter and is believed to be intrigued by a move to Manchester City. Roberto Mancini, Manchester City's new manager, is trying to bring one of the Premier League's greatest ever players back to England after putting in place a possible deal for Patrick Vieira. The former Arsenal captain, whose clashes with Roy Keane came to symbolise the London club's rival...Full Story »

David Beckham: I wish I had stayed at Manchester United

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by theguardian.com46 hits

David Beckham returns to Old Trafford with Milan to face Manchester United in March. Photograph: Sportsphoto David Beckham claims he wishes he had never left Manchester United as he prepares to return to Old Trafford with Milan in the Champions League's last 16 in March. Beckham said he envies his former team-mate Ryan Giggs, who has spent his whole career at the club, while Beckham's path has...Full Story »

Leeds send Manchester United crashing out of FA Cup

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by The Independent19 hits

Leeds emerged from five years of hurt to inflict some pain of their own as Jermaine Beckford's first-half goal sent old enemies Manchester United crashing out of the FA Cup. It is six years since Leeds' loyal fans have made this particular trip - and not since 1981 have they returned across the Pennines celebrating victory. But in manager Simon Grayson they have a man with the club in his he...Full Story »

Manchester United and Leeds duel again amid memories of epic battles

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by theguardian.com24 hits

'Matches against Leeds were always really big games,' says the former Manchester United striker Lou Macari. 'To be honest they often got the better of us.' Photograph: Getty Images Europe There's a big game taking place at Old Trafford this afternoon. The television cameras will be there, the biggest crowd of the weekend will turn up even if the occasion is not quite sold out, and at the end ev...Full Story »

Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Man City

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by BBC.com20 hits

Just over 12,000 supporters were in attendance to for the visit of Man City Manchester City edged past a spirited Middlesbrough side to maintain Roberto Mancini's unblemished record and book a place in the FA Cup fourth round. Benjani broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time when he swept home an incisive pass from Martin Petrov. Boro impressed with their workrate and commitment, but st...Full Story »

Giant among Imps: why Chris Sutton is loving life at Lincoln City

Posted Saturday, January 02, 2010 by theguardian.com85 hits

Chris Sutton won league titles in England and Scotland but has started at the bottom in his managerial career with perennial strugglers Lincoln City. It can be strange sometimes watching an ex-pro trying to make the transition into becoming the gaffer and, initially, it takes some getting used to seeing Chris Sutton, this tall, familiar figure synonymous with big-money transfers and the inaugu...Full Story »

Sir Alex Ferguson hails 'marvellous' Manchester United win over Wigan

Posted Thursday, December 31, 2009 by theguardian.com13 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson is in the right mood to celebrate his 68th birthday after Manchester United's 5-0 win against Wigan Athletic. Photograph: Getty Images Sir Alex Ferguson said he had an "uncomfortable" Christmas after two damaging defeats but he is in the right mood to celebrate his 68th birthday, and the new year, after Manchester United hit top form to demolish Wigan 5-0 and move up to within...Full Story »

Real Madrid deny approach from Manchester City owner

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 by The Independent333 hits

Reports suggest Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has made a mega offer to Real Madrid Real Madrid have denied they have received a mega offer from Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan to buy out the Spanish giants. Reports in Spain suggested the Sheikh was set to shell out one billion euros for Madrid and was due to meet club president Florentino ...Full Story »

Terrific Tevez inspires City win

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by PA27 hits

Two goals from Carlos Tevez and a Javier Garrido free-kick earned Manchester City their first away win in four months - and their second victory in three days under new boss Roberto Mancini - as they saw off Wolves 3-0 at Molineux.Tevez continued his hot scoring streak with his seventh and eighth goals in his last seven appearances and his 11th of the campaign.Substitute Garrido, frozen out of ...Full Story »

City triumph in seven-goal thriller

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by PA11 hits

Manchester City claimed a 4-3 victory over Sunderland at Eastlands as speculation mounted over the future of Mark Hughes.The hosts were forced to take the lead three times before finally securing only their second win in 11 games.Roque Santa Cruz - a man Hughes fought so hard to get from former club Blackburn - scored at the beginning and end of an extraordinary afternoon.Carlos Tevez and Craig...Full Story »

Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour to offer one billion euros for Real Madrid

Posted Monday, December 28, 2009 by IMscouting.com28 hits

Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City , has sensationally been linked with a move to buy Real Madrid by Spanish newspaper AS. The member of the Abu Dhabi royal family has instructed intermediaries to approach Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and a meeting is expected to take place in early 2010. It was long believed that Spanish clubs such as Real Madrid and Barcelona could not b...Full Story »

Man City 2 - 0 Stoke

Posted Sunday, December 27, 2009 by BBC.com13 hits

Mancini (left) celebrates the first goal of his reign with assistant boss Brian Kidd Roberto Mancini calmed the turbulence around Eastlands as he started his reign as Manchester City manager with a comfortable victory against Stoke City. Mancini was warmly greeted by City's fans after taking charge following the controversial sacking of Mark Hughes - and his opening victory will have been gree...Full Story »

Mancini: City lack winners' mentality

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by The Independent13 hits

Robinho singled out as key to club's success as new manager echoes targets set by Hughes and attitude of Eriksson "For the amount of time they've been in the top tier of football they [Manchester City]should have won more trophies. We are trying to change the mentality of everyone here and that takes time." Mark Hughes. March 12, 2009 "We want to arrive on top – because of this we mu...Full Story »

No dressing room rebellion in Man City

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by Asianone.com62 hits

MANCHESTER (AFP) - Roberto Mancini insists there has been no dressing room rebellion at Manchester City in response to his arrival as replacement for sacked boss Mark Hughes. Mancini arrived at Eastlands on Monday following Hughes's dismissal last weekend and reports in England claimed a number of senior players including Craig Bellamy and Shay Given had protested about the decision to City chi...Full Story »

FootyMAD's Bradford City match preview

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by hits

This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Bury and Bradford City at 12:00 on Saturday, 26th December 2009 in the League Two.History of the Bury v Bradford City fixture Bury prepare to entertain Bradford City at Gigg Lane at lunchtime on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 33 games played, The Shakers have recorded 13 wins, and Bradf...Full Story »

Manchester City admit lining up potential managers last summer

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by theguardian.com17 hits

Manchester City's chief executive, Garry Cook, defended the club's contingency planning, including a decision to sound out replacements for Mark Hughes last summer. PA Manchester City's increasingly beleaguered chief executive, Garry Cook, has risked further damaging the club's credibility by admitting he started sounding out possible replacements for Mark Hughes as long ago as last summer. Th...Full Story »

Barcelona arrive at Kuwait City for friendly match

Posted Monday, December 21, 2009 by chinaview.cn89 hits

Barcelona FC team captain Carles Puyol (L) holds the FIFA Club World Cup trophy upon arrival at Kuwait airport in Kuwait City December 20, 2009. Barcelona will play Kuwait's Kazma Sporting Club in a friendly soccer match on Monday. (Xinhua/Noufal Ibrahim) Barcelona's Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) and Thierry Henry react during a news conference at Movenpick hotel in Kuwait City December 20, 2009...Full Story »

Mark Hughes on the brink of exit from Manchester City

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by theguardian.com26 hits

Manchester City have won only one league game in 10 Carlos Tevez calls for manager to be given more time Mark Hughes has seen his side win just one of their last 10 league games. Mark Hughes's grip on the manager's job at Manchester City appeared increasingly weak last night amid reports that the club are working to line up a replacement and that the Welshman could be sacked even if City ...Full Story »

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