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Articles Archive for April 2009

  After a long, hard season of incredible highs, our two late results gained against Aston Villa springing to mind, and crushing lows, like losing at Chelsea having led with three minutes to go, this could finally be the weekend when Stoke’s goal for the season is achieved. The goal of course, being confirming our Premier League survival. With West Ham visiting the Britannia Stadium, a win for Stoke, combined with losses for Newcastle and Middlesbrough against formidable opposition in Liverpool and Manchester United respectively, would mean that it would be …

April has seen mixed results for City, with a record of three wins and the same number of losses. Fantastic displays against Hamburg in the second leg of the UEFA Cup and away at Everton have provided some memorable highlights for the Blues’ faithful, but disappointments against Arsenal and especially Fulham marred what would have otherwise been a quite successful period for Mark Hughes’s side.
 
Man City’s crest: ‘Superbia in Praelia’ – although the Latin should really say ‘Superbia in Praelio’
Below, I will list three candidates who, I believe, have contributed …

Stephen Ireland has come a long way from his Manchester City debut when he came on for Joey Barton during a 1-0 loss against Bolton in September 2005. He is now one of the best players at a club whose future is a combination of excitement and intensity.

What Ireland has managed to do this season is perform at a high level consistently, meaning he has completely over shadowed Brazilian Robinho and even been tipped to win the club’s player of the year. His development as a player is actually unbelievable.

He now …

This blog is designed to choose the greatest ever Manchester City player in my opinion (remember I am only young!). I shall publish one of these every now and again until finally we reach the best player ever to have embraced Maine Road or The City of Manchester Stadium!
*DRUM ROLL PLEASE!*
NUMBER 4 >>>

Paul Dickov!
1996 – 2001, 2006 – 2007 >>>172 games – 33 goals.
Dickov was a huge favourite with supporters in the many long spells he shared with the club. He was always a key presence in City’s attack throughout the club’s wonderful …

Negative Chelsea Earn Goalless Draw
Chelsea arrived for the game with  Barcelona with Guss Hiddink ordering his team to attack the Catalan’s and go for the throat and also the promise of an explosive battle. Instead it was a negative ultra-defensive performance from the Blues as they became the first team this season to stop Barca from scoring at Camp Nou as the first leg of their Champions League semi-final ended in a goalless draw.
Barcelona skipper Carles Puyol started on the bench, with Marquez at centre-back and Eric Abidal on the …

Man. City. Won. Away. – Honestly.
A hugely impressive performance from City on Saturday afternoon gave them a fully deserved three points and only a second away victory of the season. Mark Hughes saw his side at their very best, with sensational performances from the whole team and Stephen Ireland and Robinho in particular. Goals from the afore-mentioned duo, along with an injury-time consolation from Everton starlet Dan Gosling gave the scoreline the look of a competitive match, but the final result more than flattered the Toffees, who were left with a sour taste …

The results are in.
After asking for a top three, the points were calculated with 1st receiving 3 points, 2nd receiving 2 points and 3rd receiving 1 point.
3RD – Peter Gain (34 points)
2nd – Matt Ritchie (37 points)
1st – Magnus Okuanghae (49 points)
The rest
Saunders – 22 points
Griffiths – 21 points
Benson – 17 points
Strevens – 10 points
Arber – 9 points
Roberts – 5 points
Foster – 2 points
Uddin – 1 point
Thanks to all for voting, much appreciated, will be interesting to see if this vote mirrors the actual vote!

The plan was simple, seal Southamptons fate whilst ensuring our very own playoff place.
But unfortunately Burnley could only only stick to half the deal as the draw means that The Saints will play their football in league one on minus ten next season, but The Clarets will have to wait until the final game before they can cement that playoff place.
The Saints were playing for next season and desperately needed a win if they were to bounce straight back, and that was definetly reflected in the atmosphere
as the home fans …

FC Barcelona v Chelsea
UEFA Champions League
Semi-Final 1st Leg
Camp Nou, Barcelona
Kick 0ff – 20.45 CET

Barcelona welcome Chelsea to the Camp Nou tonight for the Champions League semi-final 1st leg and will be hoping to produce another performance like the quarter-final 1st leg  display against Bayern Munich, which saw the Catalan’s score four first half goals against the shell shocked Germans.
This is the first game in a crucial period in Barca’s quest for a treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League trophies with a visit to Real Madrid to …

Bristol City striker Dele Adebola is set to leave the club in the summer.
The Nigerian international, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been linked to a move away from the West Country since January, with an exit now looking likely.
BBC Radio Bristol has reported that the target man, 34, has turned down a one-year deal with Gary Johnson’s side.
Johnson told the station: “He plays his cards close to his chest but we offered a year and he said he could get somewhere else for …