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Napoli boss Rafa Benitez eyes Manchester City’s Gareth Barry

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Rafa Benitez is set to continue his attempt to build a decent Premier League side circa 2008 at new club Napoli with a bid for Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry. Former Liverpool boss Benitez has already signed Pepe Reina on a year-long loan deal and yesterday he was linked with a move for Reds defender [.

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 [.

Shocking Footage Emerges Of Spanish Police Attacking Man City Fans In Madrid (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

At first glance, the footage of Man City fans clashing with Madrid police may look like a throwback to the bad old days of English football nastiness. However, it does seem as though it's the police who are to blame for the trouble.

The camera phone video, which was shot ahead of City's Champions League clash with Real last week andposted on Youtube by blogger David Dubas-Fisher along with his graphic blog account of the nasty and largely unprovoked (beer was thrown) skirmish entitled 'The Ghost of Franco Returns to Haunt Manchester City'- shows the local riot police wading in to a crowd of City fans, hitting them with batons.

Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 2: Open Thread

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Watching Stoke City play at home at Britannia Stadium is always entertaining — whether you're watching the match in-person or on television. Officially the loudest supporters in the Premier League, Stoke City fans always make a game at their windy...

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We support our local team – Manchester is red

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Manchester United have had larger attendances every single season since the war, regardless of which team was more successful. United have fans from all around the country and the world, which somehow has lead people outside of Manchester to believe the myth that City fans put about, that Manchester is blue.

Bellamy Joins Cardiff City

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Cardiff City has signed forward Craig Bellamy from Liverpool on a two-year contract.
Sky Sports revealed earlier on Friday that the Bluebirds were in negotiations with the Wales international, and discussions have now come to fruition.
Bellamy officially put pen to paper on Friday after having successfully undergone a medical on Thursday.

Man City reaction : Sahin : Cazorla

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Morning all, Saturday round-up for you starting with yesterday's 2-0 defeat by Man City in Beijing. Certainly the four Man City fans in attendance will have been happy at the result, but one or two shoddy defensive moments aside I thought there were some encouraging things from an Arsenal point of view.

Watch out Manchester City - Chelsea are after your title!

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Having watched what has happened over the last couple of years at Manchester City, for all of us Chelsea fans it takes us back to 2003/2004 when Roman Abramovich first took over. As we all know, Roman's revolution has seen Chelsea win everything there is domestically and now at last the Champions League.

Watch out Manchester City - Chelsea are after your title!

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Having watched what has happened over the last couple of years at Manchester City, for all of us Chelsea fans it takes us back to 2003/2004 when Roman Abramovich first took over. As we all know, Roman's revolution has seen Chelsea win everything there is domestically and now at last the Champions League.

City strikers set for stay

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Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini insists that two of his top strikers will remain at the Etihad Stadium, despite long rumors of unrest last season. Both Edin Dzeko and Carlos Tevez experienced on-field success with the club last season, but were linked with moves away this summer. Now, their future looks set to remain in east Manchester.

Inter Milan ultras are very unhappy about their new red away jersey

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According to the Nike Store, Inter Milan's new away kit "honors" the team with "bold team colors and symbols." Fans of the Serie A champions, however, are inclined to disagree, as they can't help but notice that it's almost exactly the same hue worn by fierce rivals AC Milan.

The Curva Nord  — the collective of Internazionale's die-hard fans and ultras — are so displeased with the new strip that a representative has written to club owner and president Massimo Moratti to explain their intention to boycott it.

A Low Key Return to the Game for Steve Bruce

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Today we welcome back regular contributor Phil Ascough. Here, he provides his reaction to Steve Bruce's arrival and early weeks in the job at Hull City. One of the best things about following football is that it gives you the chance to butt in on disputes that are none of your business. So when Sunderland fans sang: 'Where were you when you were skint?

Vieira Urges Balotelli to Mature

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Manchester City's Mario Balotelli has the ability to go far in the game, as his raw talent is renowned in both Italy and now, England.

Equally, if not more recognised, is the former Inter Milan star's seemingly poor attitude to what will always be a team game.

Balotelli has often been seen having touchline spats with managers, on-field rows with players, or training ground brawls with teammates.

City star snubs Real Madrid

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Manchester City star David Silva has rejected the advances of Real Madrid, according to a report from the Daily Mail. The report indicates that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is interested in adding the midfielder to his side after winning his first ever La Liga title, but the player's agent insists his client is happy with the Premier League champions.

RIP Fergie – Tevez Sign

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Probably not Carlos Tevez's brightest moment here with the Argentine striker snapped holding up a "R.I.P. Fergie sign at the parade of Man City's Premier League trophy tonight in the streets of Manchester.
I mean its understandable that City are excited and want to celebrate, but to make a sign like this, and then for a professional to actually hold up the sign in front of thousands of City fans?

Why Football Is Better Than Sex!

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TweetManchester City fans experienced orgasmic highs after their team won the Premier League title thanks to a 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers. The events at the Etihad Stadium proved why football is better than sex! For any Manchester City fan the feelings experienced when watching their team secure a dramatic last-gasp 3-2 win against [.

‘Pacifist’ Joey Barton propels title-decider into entertaining madness

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Manchester City's final match of the season against QPR was intense enough before Joey Barton once again reverted to his old criminality in the 55th minute. QPR equalized in the 48th minute to stun City fans just as they were starting to develop the smirks of champions. But then the QPR captain and Guardian art critic responded to Carlos Tevez hitting him by elbowing Tevez in the face to earn a red card with his club's Premier League survival on the line.

Bookie who already paid out on Man United needs final-day surprise to avoid £500,000 loss

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In 1998, Betfred founder Fred Done lost £500,000 by paying out early on Manchester United winning the Premier League title when they were 12 points ahead of Arsenal, only for Arsenal to close the gap and win by a point. Done became the first bookmaker to pay out early on a title race that year and you would think he learned a very expensive lesson, but he didn't.

Carlos Tevez’s celebration golf swing analysed in excruciating detail by Sky Sports golf expert

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On this week's podcast, OTP took a light-hearted look a Tevez' golf swing goal celebration against Norwich. While we gave the Argentine's action a brief analysis – deciding he was working a "soft fade" – Sky Sports have gone a fair few steps further in their observations. Dimply-ball smashing expert Simon Holmes provided a rather [.

Has Tevez Redeemed Himself?

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The very idea of an individual walkingout of the workplace for months, and then returning a hero may seem preposterous, but inthe footballing world, it would seem things work a littledifferently.
The return of Carlos Tevez seems to havebrought something to the Manchester City team that was sadlylacking during his absence, and this doesn't just boil down tohis actual contribution on the pitch.

Top 10 conclusions Premier League weekend 14-15 April

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1. Ashley Young has taken QPR owner Tony Fernandes' suggestion seriously and is making a genuine effort to be Tom Daley's diving partner at London 2012. 2. Amid all the heightened security presence in the Falklands, the UK took its eyes off the ball and Norwich fell prey to some impressive Argentinian attacks on Saturday.

Tevez Hat Trick Puts Pressure On United

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A hat-trick from Carlos Tevez inspired Manchester City to a 6-1 win at Carrow Road today as Man City closed the gap at the top of the Premier League to only two points ahead of Man United's match against Aston Villa tomorrow.

City looked dead and buried after loosing to Arsenal last weekend, but two wins in the week have reignited the title race,

Starting consecutive matches for the first time in 11 months, Tevez curled his side into an 18th-minute lead, before turning provider for Sergio Agüero to make it two.

“United Would Never Sign A Player Like Balotelli”

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Just like with Carlos Tevez at Manchester City, Mario Balotelli's fall from grace has been fairly dramatic. After being hailed as a hero and a legend, City fans quickly became tired of his antics after his selfishness at the Emirates on Sunday helped end their hopes of winning the league.

Speaking to Dutch magazine Voetbal International, first-team coach Rene Muelensteen has claimed that Sir Alex Ferguson would never sign a destructive player like Balotelli.

Manchester City owners complete Barclays takeover, dock Manchester United 100 points

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Manchester City owners complete Barclays takeover, dock Manchester United 100 points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester City's owners completed their takeover of Barclays Bank this morning and immediately set about ringing some changes that will shake the very foundations of English football.

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Manchester City Fans Baton-Charged By Spanish Riot Police

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Woah. We heard there had been some skirmishes but that's some pretty damning proof. Four thousand City fans, whose team took on Real Madrid in a Champions League opening fixture last week, stormed the Spanish capital in support but were sadly "greeted" by overzealous riot police. As HuffPost Sport notes, this footage has been widely [.

Brendan Rodgers’ Open Letter to Swansea City fans

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New Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers sent a printed open letter through the South Wales Evening Post for the Swansea City fans.

This is a letter I'd hoped I would not have to write for a long time, and only ever in the event of a unique opportunity.

The chance to manage one of the world's great footballing institutions doesn't come around very often in a manager's life and, after two approaches, I have decided to take up the professional challenge.

Brendan Rodgers’ Open Letter to Swansea City fans

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New Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers sent a printed open letter through the South Wales Evening Post for the Swansea City fans.

This is a letter I'd hoped I would not have to write for a long time, and only ever in the event of a unique opportunity.

The chance to manage one of the world's great footballing institutions doesn't come around very often in a manager's life and, after two approaches, I have decided to take up the professional challenge.

Kudos to Manchester City & the Most Unlikeliest of Underdogs

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Manchester City have won the English Premier League. T'was not all roses, though. Like an episode of the Real World on MTV, we all learned that even people with money can mess up their lives. The Tevez saga. Eden Dzeko. The Kompany injury. Eden Dzeko. Aguero's go-kart exploits. Eden Dzeko. Lesser teams would have crumbled, but not City.

Curious Events at Hull City

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A regular contributor to TTU, Phil Ascough is the author of Kissing the Badge, a book that recalls the twenty years of the Premier League in quiz format. A fan of Hull City, he here turns his hand to the curious events of the past week at the club. He can be followed on Twitter at @philascough. As bombshells go, to Hull City fans it was right up there with being told that Santa was dead and his chief elf was not expected to last the week.

Occupy Football

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Football is Fixed/Dietrological attacks on two fronts - we expose to the public some of the blatantly surreal data that indicates the degree to which football is criminalised and we transform the game from within by working alongside other bodies who possess an interest in saving the sport.

Occupy Football

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Football is Fixed/Dietrological attacks on two fronts - we expose to the public some of the blatantly surreal data that indicates the degree to which football is criminalised and we transform the game from within by working alongside other bodies who possess an interest in saving the sport.
This post deals with the former.

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Tevez: It Seems Ferguson Is The President Of England

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During City's title celebrations on Monday, true to blue form, Carlos Tevez was pre-occupied with thoughts of United, "begging" City fans to hand him an "RIP Fergie" poster.

"He was leaning over the side of the bus, obviously trying to reach for this poster and begging the crowd to pass it to him," said a City fan in the crowd.

What Does The Evening News Survey Say About Manchester’s Support?

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Whilst not at all scientific, given it was entirely dependent on who filled in the survey (I didn't, did you?), it was interesting to note that almost 1,000 more reds took part in the Manchester Evening News poll.

The fact that only 30,000 City fans went to Eastlands for the League Cup semi-final against Liverpool earlier this season speaks volumes about how many fans they have.

Arsenal

Difficult choices await the media as they beat a rearguard action on refs

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"City fans fury as Webb appointed for crunch Newcastle clash"

That headline from the Sun was interesting, as it was something of a new direction for the "paper" (I use the word loosely). Of course they did not come out with any statistics about Webb's predeliction for one team rather than another, but they did [.

Stoke City fans mock Arsene Wenger’s protests

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Stoke City supporters have never really seen eye-to-eye. Contrasting football philosophies, coupled with the Gunners' habit of struggling against the Potters, have created a fairly frosty relationship. And that's not likely to change after the two sides met at the weekend.

Arsenal 1 Bank of Manchester Arabia 0

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Cheers Wojciech (picture above courtesy of Younggunsblog) and well played Arsenal, a thoroughly deserved 3 points today against the money men of Manchester, even the most ardent of City fans would struggle to claim that we did not deserve the win today. Â Arsene's big decision was to start with the same side that had humbled Tottenham 5-2, and starting Benayoun was a good move in my opinion.

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TTU Season Preview 2012-13: Can Clark revive the second city Blues?

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Lee Clark is trying to reignite his managerial career at Birmingham City – but he may be hampered by off-the-field troubles at St Andrews. By Frank Heaven. "Why would anyone take this job?" It was a sentiment often expressed by disgruntled Birmingham City fans after Chris Hughton's unsurprising but much-lamented departure to Norwich City earlier in the summer.

Cardiff City – A Growing Divide Between Fans

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Last night a meeting was held in the Roath area of Cardiff with the intention of bringing together those who feel Cardiff City should play in blue and have a bluebird as the main focus of the club badge. The hope was that these like minded people could formulate a plan to make their voices heard in a peaceful manner.

Celebration Of Our Lives?

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Today is the day we were meant to be lifting the trophy. After City lost 1-0 to Arsenal at the Emirates four weeks ago, we were eight points clear at the top. You'd fancy any club to go on and win the league at that stage but the fact it was United meant it was game over. I had City fans begrudgingly congratulating me on the title and whilst not celebrating too soon, for fear of jinxing us, you couldn't help but feel chuffed in anticipation for another title win.

Rio: We Would Have Paid Nev To Shut Up!

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There were plenty of grumbles from rival fans when it was announced that Gary Neville would be joining the punditry team at Sky Sports. As a player, he was one of the most unpopular around outside of Manchester and none of them wanted him on their telly every week.

Now, even Liverpool and City fans admit he's the best man in the job, offering a fresh insight and concise analysis of the game.