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Man City boss Guardiola fined over Catalan ribbon protest

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London (AFP) – England’s Football Association on Friday fined Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola £20,000 ($27,700) for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.

The City boss has also been warned as to his future conduct by the governing body after accepting a charge of “wearing a political message”.

Man City boss Guardiola fined over Catalan ribbon protest – FA

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London (AFP) – England’s Football Association on Friday fined Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola £20,000 ($27,700) for wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.

The City boss has also been warned as to his future conduct by the governing body after accepting a charge of “wearing a political message”.

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Guardiola ready to give up ‘yellow ribbon’ Catalonia protest at City’s request

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has admitted he would abandon his ‘yellow ribbon’ protest if requested to do so by his employers, Manchester City, or if he thought the issue was negatively impacting upon his players.

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games, in contravention of the English governing body’s regulations and in spite of two official warnings.

Guardiola ready to give up ‘yellow ribbon’ Catalonia protest at City’s request

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has admitted he would abandon his ‘yellow ribbon’ protest if requested to do so by his employers, Manchester City, or if he thought the issue was negatively impacting upon his players.

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games, in contravention of the English governing body’s regulations and in spite of two official warnings.

Aguero lifts City in FA Cup, Hughes’ Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Mark Hughes is fighting to remain Stoke boss after a 2-1 loss at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Aguero lifts City in FA Cup, Hughes’ Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Mark Hughes is fighting to remain Stoke boss after a 2-1 loss at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Aguero fires City’s FA Cup bid, Hughes under pressure as Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Stoke boss Mark Hughes is fighting to save his job after the Premier League strugglers suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Aguero fires City’s FA Cup bid, Hughes under pressure as Stoke crash

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London (AFP) – Sergio Aguero fired Manchester City to a 4-1 win over Burnley in the FA Cup third round, while Stoke boss Mark Hughes is fighting to save his job after the Premier League strugglers suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat at minnows Coventry on Saturday.

City boss Pep Guardiola named a strong team including Aguero, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling at Eastlands, but the runaway Premier League leaders fell behind in the 25th minute.

Aguero going nowhere says Guardiola

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Wednesday he had no plans to sell Sergio Aguero but confirmed the club was in talks with “three or four” potential new signings.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City’s Houston derby with Manchester United on Thursday, Guardiola attempted to draw a line under speculation about Argentina striker Aguero’s future.

Aguero going nowhere says Guardiola

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Houston (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Wednesday he had no plans to sell Sergio Aguero but confirmed the club was in talks with “three or four” potential new signings.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Manchester City’s Houston derby with Manchester United on Thursday, Guardiola attempted to draw a line under speculation about Argentina striker Aguero’s future.

City have point to prove against ‘superb Conte’ – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have shown they can out-play Chelsea once this season and will prove the point when they face the Premier League leaders again on Wednesday.

Guardiola’s side make the trip to Stamford Bridge with Chelsea already being hailed as champions-elect after opening up a seven-point gap over Tottenham and an 11-point advantage over City.

Bayern boss issues ‘hands off our players’ warning to Manchester City

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a thinly-veiled 'hands off' warning to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's future employers have been linked to a string of Bayern's stars.

"I have been wondering somewhat about statements made by our colleagues from Manchester City, because contracts are contracts and that also applies to Manchester City," Rummenigge told German daily Bild.

Bayern boss issues ‘hands off our players’ warning to Manchester City

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Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has issued a thinly-veiled 'hands off' warning to Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's future employers have been linked to a string of Bayern's stars.

"I have been wondering somewhat about statements made by our colleagues from Manchester City, because contracts are contracts and that also applies to Manchester City," Rummenigge told German daily Bild.

Man City consider £7m move for St Etienne defender Kurt Zouma

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French teenager Kurt Zouma is reported to be a £7m transfer target for Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini The St Etienne centre-back has been earmarked as the young pretender who could help City avoid the defensive injury crises that seem to befall them quite regularly while also providing competition for Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastastic.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini: ‘We’re only thinking of Aston Villa, not Bayern Munich

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Nobody at Manchester City is letting their thoughts wander towards next week's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich. That's according to boss Manuel Pellegrini who says that he and his players are entirely focused on their game against Aston Villa. He said: "I am sure that nobody of us is thinking about Bayern Munich.

Man City boss Pellegrini: ‘Beating Viktoria Plzen will help us against Man Utd’

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his side's comfortable Champions League win at Czech side Viktoria Plzen will help them ahead of this weekend's clash with Manchester United. The Chilean thinks the 3-0 win in their European opener will give them a boost ahead of the Manchester derby.

Video: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini wary of Stoke’s aerial threat

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is getting into the swing of Premier League stereotypes by claiming he is concerned about Stoke's aerial threat ahead of today's match. The Chilean's side face the Potters at the Britannia Stadium today. City have looked vulnerable from set-pieces this season, so Pellegrini seems to be in no doubt as [.

Photo: Chelsea star Juan Mata chats with Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini

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Picture: Manuel Pellegrini says hello to Juan Mata in Manchester, where Chelsea are ahead of their game with United. pic.twitter.com/BjHLo8lset City Watch (@City_Watch) August 26, 2013 Mid-transfer window team walkabouts: they're dangerous business. Chelsea went for a stroll around Manchester today ahead of this evening's clash with Manchester United.

Stoke target Manchester City striker John Guidetti

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is planning to raid former club Manchester City to sign striker John Guidetti. The Potters are being linked with a £5.5m bid for the Swedish youngster. The 21-year-old was, and perhaps still is, considered one of City's brightest talents. But now into his early twenties and yet to play for [.

Video: Manuel Pellegrini hails ‘perfect’ first match as Man City manager

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has described his first competitive game in charge as "perfect". Last season's runners-up won their Premier League opener against Newcastle 4-0 at the Etihad last night, and their Chilean manager was pleased with what he saw. He said: "It was all perfect for my first match here in the Premier [.

Man City want to sign Martin Demichelis from Atletico Madrid before he’s even played for them

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Manchester City are planning a bargain basement bid for Atletico Madrid defender Martin Demichelis despite the fact he only joined them this summer and has yet to play a competitive match for them. The veteran centre-back played under City boss Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga for the past two seasons before moving to Vicente Calderon [.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini acknowledges defensive problems after Arsenal game

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says his side will spend the coming week ironing out problems in their defence ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Last season's runners-up lost 3-1 to Arsenal in a friendly yesterday and their Chilean boss was concerned by his side's defending. He said: "Well, of course, it's not the [.

Video: Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini looking for improvements from every player

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to see all of his players improve on their pre-season performances to date as they take part in the Audi Cup. The tournament gets under way tomorrow, with City up against AC Milan. Their Chilean boss is looking for signs of progression from their matches in South Africa [.

Man City set to bid for Real Madrid’s Pepe as Manuel Pellegrini predicts more arrivals

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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side have not finished their transfer business for the summer, despite already spending more than £90m. Real Madrid defender Pepe is believed to be one of City's last remaining summer transfer targets. The Premier League runners-up are expected to launch a £15m bid for the Portugal international.

Manuel Pellegrini: Man City players perform better under pressure

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New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says his side play better when they are under pressure. Speaking after a 1-0 win over South China in the Asia Trophy, the Chilean said the result didn't matter to him. His only concern was that City's players continue to improve on their previous pre-season outings.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini hints that new signing will be announced today

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Manuel Pellegrini has hinted that Manchester City might be able to announce a new signing today. The Chilean was speaking during the club's pre-season tour to South Africa. He said: "I don't know if before we finish here in South Africa we will have other names for our squad. Maybe the next day we have [.

Manchester City and Manchester United battle for £27m Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic

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Manchester United could be set to pip rivals Manchester City to the signing of Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. Reports in both The Mirror and The Sun suggest that City boss Manuel Pelligrini is in the box seat and that the Etihad remains the Montenegro international's most likely destination. But both newspapers also agree that Manchester [.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini knows all about the Premier League… from a course at Lilleshall in 1988.

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New Manchester City boss Manuel Pellgrini says he knows all he needs to know about the Premier League after attending a course at Lilleshall in 1988 The Chilean was speaking at his first press conference as City manager. He said: "England is a different country this is the fifth country I have worked in [.

Manuel Pellegrini’s First Day at City Reveals a Deep and Intriguing Character [VIDEO]

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Earlier this week, Manuel Pellegrini began his first day at his new job as Manchester City manager. While there was nothing explosive about his first 24 hours as City boss, I finally had a chance to sit down and watch a video from Manchester City's City TV that provides a fly-on-the-wall narrative of Pellegrini's first day.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says the title race is not over

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Roberto Mancini says Manchester City are still in with a chance of retaining their Premier League title if Sergio Aguero plays like he did against Leeds United in yesterday's FA Cup clash. The Italian gave a downbeat interview following last weekend's defeat to Southampton in which he all but conceded the title to rivals [.

Top five conclusions: Manchester City 2-2 Ajax

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1. Football is poking and prodding Roberto Mancini. The blinking, twitchy Manchester City boss is a man on the edge. 2. Sergio Aguero's decision to give his super slippery shoes a run-out backfired. After falling over in a few promising situations, it eventually turned out that the Argentine striker could only keep his footing when [.

Roberto Mancini Tells Other Managers to “Shut Up”

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Another game and another argument between Roberto Mancini and another manager. The Manchester City managed has had touchline clashes with Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as well as with Everton coach David Moyes and Mark Hughes when he was Fulham manager. Last night it was Paul Lambert's turn to clash with Mancini.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says other managers should ‘shut up’

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Roberto Mancini has advised fellow Premier League managers to "shut up" after a touchline squabble with Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert. The pair clashed over a tackle on City's Gareth Barry by Villa youngster Joe Bennett. The prompted Mancini to observe: "There are some managers it is better to shut up.

Video: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini now able to laugh at Carlos Tevez saga

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Roberto Mancini seems to be able to joke about the Carlos Tevez fall-out that almost derailed his side's title challenge last season. The Manchester City boss has claimed that his Real Madrid counterpart Jose Mourinho should consider sending Cristiano Ronaldo on a six-month sabbatical to help them win a second successive La Liga title.

Laudrup eyes stellar Sinclair replacement

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Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has demonstrated his genius once again by lining up the brilliant signing of Valencia winger Pablo Hernandez in anticipation for Scott Sinclair's move to Manchester City.

It was confirmed earlier today that the Swans had accepted a bid from the Citizens in the region of £8 million and the same source has indicated that Laudrup is engaged in talks with Valencia to bring Hernandez while Sinclair undergoes his medical in the Eastlands.

Manager: “City transfer is complicated”

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Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup has told reporters that Scott Sinclair's transfer to Manchester City isn't as smooth as earlier suggested. The defending Premier League champions have officially submitted a £6 million bid for the attacker, but the Swansea chairman is not happy with the speed and decisiveness of City's approach.

Gunners issue Walcott update

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Arsenal Football Club have spoken out regarding Theo Walcott's heavily rumored transfer away from the Emirates Stadium following a week of strong rumors. While everything is still in the air, an Arsenal spokesperson has informed ESPN that reports indicating contract talks have all but broken down are "all speculation.

Rodgers Reveals City Offer

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he had an approach to join Manchester City prior to his appointment as Swansea City boss two years ago.
Rodgers was out of work after leaving Reading in December 2009 and he was invited to have a look around City with a view to a possible coaching role.
However, after being impressed by the set-up at the Etihad Stadium, the Northern Irishman was subsequently offered the job of Swansea manager.

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GIF It: Dancing Steve Bruce (Newcastle 2-3 Hull City)

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Hull City boss Steve Bruce was so pleased with Sone Aluko's winning goal against Newcastle on Saturday that he unleashed some toddler dance moves on the St James' Park touchline.

Peter Crouch’s poor form down to lost teeth, says Stoke City boss Tony Pulis

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Stoke striker Peter Crouch's toothless performances in front of goal are because he has three less teeth than at the start of the season. That's according to Potters boss Tony Pulis. He reckons the 6ft 7in striker's collision with Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini last November is the cause of his loss of form.