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Soccer Football Festival Comes To Manchester

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Started in 2005, the Soccer Football Festival has visited various cities including Johannesburg and Rio de Janeiro, and in September 2014 it comes to Manchester (the Club Capital of the World).

The free two-day event hosted at Manchester City's Etihad stadium between the 6th and 7th of September will deliver an extravaganza of football, entertainment, youth tournament, football legends, prize draws, football freestylers, competitions, activations and much more!

Scott Sinclair Could Follow Jack Rodwell’s Lead And Leave Manchester City

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Another promising young English footballer is considering his future at Manchester City as reports in England today are saying Scott Sinclair is 'considering his future' at the Etihad.

Last week, Jack Rodwell joined Sunderland on a five-year deal after spending the past two seasons in the blue half of Manchester.

Chelsea’s Matić and Willian Win Midfield Battle Against Under Strength Manchester City Side

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Chelsea's 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night gave Jose Mourinho's side the inside track on the Premier League title. With a much more favorable run-in than their title rivals, Mourinho's men have put themselves in an advantageous position to win the title. The match at the Etihad was won by Chelsea midfield, most particularly Mourinho signings Willian and Nemanja Matić.

Manchester City Facing Defensive Crisis: Will Dedryck Boyata Get the Call?

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Manchester City's defense has been so creaky away from the Etihad this season that some, myself included, wrote off the Blues as title contenders. But following a strong spell of thirteen out of a possible fifteen points, City find themselves once again within earshot of the top of the table.

On Tuesday night in Leicester, City progressed to the semifinals of the League Cup but it was at a great cost.

It's FCBarcelona vs Manchester City in 2013-14 Champions League Round of 16

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FC Barcelona has been drawn to face Manchester City in the Round of 16 of UEFA Champions League 2013-14 Season. Of all the possible opponent we got the most difficult one, especially considering that Manchester City has successfully managed to change their fortunes on the road. I would have definitely preferred as Olympiakos, but that went for Manchester United.

Can Arsenal continue their stunning defensive record at the Etihad on Saturday?

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When Arsenal run out to take on Manchester City on Saturday, the team have an opportunity to make a...

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Unpredictable City flying under the radar

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Based on their unpredictable form since Manuel Pellegrini took charge at the Etihad, only Manchester City could beat the reigning European champions on their own ground and then still only make headlines for failing to win the game 4-2 rather than 3-2.

You just never know quite what to expect from this current Manchester City side, whose progression under Pellegrini this season has been sufficiently inconsistent that few commentators have marked them out as potential Premier League champions let alone Champions League destroyers.

UEFA Champions League: Manchester City Projected Lineup Against CSKA Moscow

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Manchester City failed to defeat Bayern Munich in their first major showdown of the UEFA Champions League, but they did however dispatch CSKA Moscow in their first encounter with the Russian side and will hope for the same results when the Etihad plays host to their fourth round tie Tuesday evening.

Quandry for Pellegrini as City back line needs re-assessment

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Quandry for Pellegrini as City back line needs re-assessment - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

As 90 minutes ticked over at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, both Chelsea and Manchester City seemed destined to share the spoils. But then suddenly and not for the first time this season the City defence was thrown into disarray with a moment of miscommunication and panic, allowing Fernando Torres to steal in and snatch the points for Jose Mourinho's side.

Manchester City Confirm Sale of Youngster to Anzhi

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Manchester City have been working hard over the last few seasons to really step up their academy's output of new young players that can make a difference at both the Etihad as well as around the world.

Over the past few years, the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Vladimir Weiss, John Guidetti and Karim Rekik have all become recognizable names along with multiple others in the past several seasons.

Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich Preview

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A mouth-watering clash awaits as Manchester City take on Bayern Munich in the group stage of the Champions League.

With the game taking place at the Etihad, Manchester City will be confident of getting a result. City are a different team at home, the team are more organized and play with more tempo.

Manchester City v Manchester United: The Best Photos

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Nobody expected such a one-sided affair at the Etihad on Sunday, but it was Manchester City who came out 4-1 winners over Manchester United in the Manchester Derby.

Robin Van Persie missed out on the action and was spotted in the crowd and United seriously could have done with him in the side.

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 [.

Stoke join Everton, West Brom and Newcastle United in race for Man City’s Scott Sinclair

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Stoke City have joined the host of Premier League clubs battling for Scott Sinclair's signature. Potters boss Mark Hughes wants to raid his former club Manchester City for the 24-year-old winger. Everton, West Brom and Newcastle have already emerged as potential destinations for the £6m-rated former Swansea man.

Barcelona set to bid for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany

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Manchester City fear Barcelona will attempt to prise captain Vincent Kompany away from them. The Catalan giants are preparing to make a bid for the Belgium international, according to reports in the Manchester Evening News. Barca are known to be in the market for a centre-back. They were criticised for the lack of depth in [.

City propose stadium expansion

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Premier League runners-up Manchester City are currently busy putting together plans to expand the Etihad Stadium. According toThe Independent, the blue half of Manchester could see their stadium expand to 60,000 seats, propelling them among the largest stadiums in England.

The stadium currently seats around 47,000 supporters for domestic matches, and the Citizens enjoyed an extremely impressive 99.

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 launch Tardis style programme kiosks

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Has Doctor Who's TARDIS had a #MCFC makeover or are these the new Etihad Stadium programme kiosks? pic.twitter.com/pEdBnlbLWX Manchester City FC (@MCFC) July 5, 2013 Manchester City have unveiled their new programme kiosks outside the Etihad Stadium and the club's official Twitter account has decided to get the Tardis jokes in before everyone [.

Replacing Tevez: Five Options

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Many were surprised at the ease in which Carlos Tevez left Manchester City. Tevez revealed that he recently told Pellegrini that he believed his time was up at the Etihad, and Pellegrini did little to convince him otherwise – quickly offloading him for a rather modest £10 million.

So City fans are left understandably bemused by the decision, with little attacking threat left on their team sheet.

Inter Milan interested in Manchester City defender

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Manchester City right-back Micah Richards is a target for Inter Milan, according to reports in The Sun. The England international suffered an injury-ravaged season last term. Inter are planning to take advantage of that by offering him the regular football that he is not guaranteed at the Etihad. In Richards' absence, Pablo Zabaleta has nailed [.

OTP Rebounds: Man City sponsors raise a laugh out of Man Utd title win, funny Arsenal vs Man Utd preview and the Messi Gallery

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Playing tiki-taka with the interwebs Manchester City's sponsors Etihad haven't had the last laugh in Manchester United's title success, but they have had a laugh [101GG] Check out the Messi Gallery [Adidas/Facebook] Spartak Moscow coach Valery Karpin suggests he may use the stadium PA system to circumnavigate a touchline ban [Guardian] An, erm, alternative Arsenal [.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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By MICHAEL KLINE

Brentford and Leeds United will be looking to catch the FA Cup upset fever ahead of their fifth round matches on Sunday against Premier League powerhouses.

A day after Oldham made Arsenal the latest FA Cup upset victim, Brentford will travel to London to face defending tournament champions Chelsea, while Leeds United heads to the Etihad to take on Manchester City.

Roberto Mancini, Man City players record Manchester tram announcements

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To "get fans in the mood" on matchdays, Roberto Mancini, Vincent Kompany, Joe Hart and James Milner have all recorded tram announcements that will be used on Metrolink's new east Manchester line connecting Etihad Stadium with the center of the city.

From the Telegraph:

They will be heard for the first time on Sunday, when Manchester City take on Leeds United in the FA Cup.

Rodgers: Liverpool Should Have Won

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he was disappointed to leave Man City with just a point after their 2-2 draw.
The Reds have been accused of not rising to the occasion but were full of attacking verve at the Etihad and were unlucky not to win.
Rodgers said: "We're disappointed. It probably typified our season as a whole.

Manchester City Transfer Rumors: AC Milan Still Want Mario Balotelli if Price is Right

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Mario Balotelli of Manchester City (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Recently, there have been conflicting reports as to whether or not Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli will leave this January to AC Milan.

Adriano Galliani, vice president of the Italian club, recently stated if City were to lower the asking price for the 22-year-old he would then make a bid.

Manchester City’s new signing is… Jamie Oliver

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Manchester City's recent transfer strategy has involved snapping up the best British talent, but supporters probably didn't see their latest signing coming. The Premier League champions have agreed a deal with TV chef Jamie Oliver. He's signed a five-year deal to provide matchday catering for supporters at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City Transfer Rumors: Napoli Striker Edinson Cavani on Roberto Mancini’s Radar

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Edinson Cavani of Napoli celebrates (Photo by Maurizio Lagana/Getty Images)

According to The Sun, Manchester City have set their sights on Napoli striker Edinson Cavani.

The Uruguayan is very appealing to Roberto Mancini even more so after his recent training spat with Mario Balotelli.

Manchester United

A Perfect Match Football Gifts For Valentine's Day

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With Valentine's Day fast approaching, Andy Greeves takes a look at the best gifts you can treat your football-loving partner to this February 14th.

Build a Home Together

There is nowhere football supporters are happier than at the home ground of their beloved club, so why not make a special place for their 'special place' in your house.

PICTURE: City’s stand of United banners

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A picture emerged from the Etihad this evening during City's home defeat against Chelsea.

The first banner was of David Moyes, the second of Phil Jones and the third of Sir Alex Ferguson.

So City fans have as many banners for our previous and current manager as we do. Nice one.

Striking partnership pleases team-mates

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Ahead of Sunday's first derby of the season at the Etihad, Michael Carrick and David De Gea have expressed their belief that Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie are on course to develop into a fearsome partnership.

Van Persie and Rooney were both on target against Crystal Palace on Saturday and they delivered again on Tuesday, as United put four past Bayer Leverkusen in their opening Champions League match of the season.

Champions Manchester United Get A Special Chauffeur

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After departing their title celebrations, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Robin Van Persie all hopped in a cab. A blue cab. Etihad decided to use the photo in an ad in the Manchester Evening and everybody comes out looking like winners; Etihad for its humor and Manchester United for, well, actually being the winners.

Man City sponsor Etihad offer sarcastic congratulations to Man United in newspaper ad

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Manchester United won the Premier League title with a victory over Aston Villa on Monday. That night, they celebrated taking the title back from Man City with a night on the town that ended with several players — including Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand — getting into a blue cab completely covered in an ad for Man City shirt and stadium sponsor Etihad.

David Moyes

Time to support another club?

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In many ways, yesterday's was arguably United's worst performance of the David Moyes era, perhaps with the exception of the 4-1 shellacking the Reds suffered at the Etihad earlier last month.

Granted, United showed the fighting spirit of old in 10 spirited minutes and managed to turn a game on its head with two late goals but however welcome the win was, it was yet again a case of papering over the cracks.

David Moyes Explains Why His Side Lost the Manchester Derby

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The Manchester Derby has become a goal-scoring spectacle in recent seasons. Score lines with at least five goals seem common now when the blue and red sides of Manchester clash and Sunday's fixture at the Etihad was no exception.

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Manchester City jumped out to an early lead and made things even worse for United when they grabbed a second before the half.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Need More Players Signed In The Next Two Weeks

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In what must be one of Newcastle's worst ever opening day displays at the Etihad tonight, there was very little manager Alan Pardew could take out of this game, and in particular our back four looked very poor. Mike Ashley must work with Kinnear to get three new players through the door The only [...

Newcastle United vs Manchester City: Preview and Predicted Lineups

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Make no mistake about it, Newcastle United are going to have a better season this time around.

Last year's travails were related to The Europa League, nothing else, as Swansea will find out in due course, perhaps already are looking at yesterday's result.

Can Newcastle spring a surprise at The Etihad?

The Rest

The city is still yours…

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In City's penultimate game at the Etihad against West Brom this evening, the blues again made a mockery of their claim that Manchester belongs to them.

"The city is still yours..." was originally published at The Republik of Mancunia.

LIVERPOOL PLAYER RATINGS V CITY

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Man City 2-2 Liverpool What a game at the Etihad, Liverpool came from 1-0 down to go 2-1 ahead only to concede an Aguero goal from a Reina mistake to end the game 2-2. Player Ratings
  1. Reina: 6/10: Was solid until he left his area allowing Aguero to score.

David Hasselhoff Graces The Etihad With His Presence, Nabs Yaya Touré Shirt (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Following in the tiny superstar footsteps of Tom Cruise, David Hasselhoff visited the home of Manchester City on Tuesday to watch the Citizens take on Stoke.

Star of Baywatch and uniter of East and West Germany, the Hoff even managed to get his hands on Yaya Tourés shirt after the game.

Man City 1-0 Reading – Last-Gasp Goal From Barry Quells Royals Revolt At The Etihad (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Manchester City 1-0 Reading Premier League 22nd December 2012

The unlikely figure of Gareth Barry was the goal-hero for Man City on Saturday, after the champions struggled to break down a well-organised Reading side.

Coming to the Etihad on the back of that 5-2 drubbing by Arsenal, the Royals were expected to suffer a right hammering by the Citizens.