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Archives: Manchester City

Premier League Referees Playing With Fire By Awarding Yellows For Diving

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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The referees in the Premier League now seem intent on trying to stamp diving out of the game based on the matches this weekend. The obvious examples were Fernando Torres and Antonio Valencia both being shown a yellow card for … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 9 Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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It wasn’t a day of sensational matches, but there surely were some spectacular goals on gameweek 9 of the 2012-13 Premier League, the Saturday edition. Here are the match highlights from all of the matches (video highlights are available for … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 9: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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For all of you awake to watch the early kick-off today, I applaud you. While the bandwagon fans will be asleep and waiting for Sunday’s Chelsea-Manchester United match, the hardcore fans will up and ready for Aston Villa against Norwich … Continue reading

Mancini Defends City Tactics, Warning ‘If Players Don’t Get It They Don’t Belong in a Top Team’: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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After initially coming out and blaming himself for Manchester Citys defeat against Ajax mid-week, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has now gone on the offensive by warning his players that “If [they] don’t get [his tactics and formation changes], they … Continue reading

Ajax vs Manchester City and Arsenal vs Schalke, Champions League: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Well the good news for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger tonight is that he doesn’t have to fly his team on a private jet for a 15-minute trip. Arsenal is playing at home tonight against a Schalke team who are fresh … Continue reading

Manchester City Hopeful David Silva Could Return for Ajax Clash: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Will he or won’t he? Manchester City midfield maestro David Silva was originally ruled out of Wednesday night’s Champions League match against Ajax. But now the Manchester Evening News is reporting that he could indeed return from injury. It’s going … Continue reading

Yaya Toure, Demba Ba And 5 Other EPL Players Caught Up in Senegal Riot: The Nightly EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Didier Drogba, Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and several Premier League players were forced off the field tonight during a riot in the game between Senegal and Ivory Coast. With Ivory Coast leading 2-0 until the 20th minute, the Senegal fans … Continue reading

Joe Hart Stars In Bizarre Cola Advert, Grows 4 Extra Arms [VIDEO]

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s incredible to see how far Joe Hart has come in such a short time. At the 2010 World Cup, when I was hosting a World Cup viewing party at Wowies sports bar featuring USA and England, Umbro was nice … Continue reading

6 Statues Celebrate Most Infamous Moments in English Football [PHOTOS]

Posted on by Aram Gyan
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“It is an ode to defeat” is how the organizer of an art exhibit at Paris’ Pompidou Center describes a recently-unveiled statue of Zinedine Zidane. The 16-foot work, by artist Adel Abdessemed, is unusual in that it doesn’t show Zizou … Continue reading

“Roberto Mancini: A Footballing Life” Book Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Italian sportswriter Luca Caioli’s new biography entitled Roberto Mancini is readable, revealing, but yet somehow incomplete. Caioli relies exclusively on interviews with influential contemporaries of Mancini to paint a picture of the man as a player and as a manager. … Continue reading

How Some New Fans to the Premier League Find Teams to Follow

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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It’s easy to live in a bubble when following soccer in the United States. Ninety nine percent of my interactions are with hardcore soccer fans, so when I talk to a fan who’s new to the Premier League, it’s often … Continue reading

Roberto Mancini Calls Upon Familiar Faces to Thwart “Crisis” Against Sunderland

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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The defending Premier League Champions have provided uneven and perhaps even worrying performances fixture after fixture in all competitions this season. Not since the second half of the Community Shield win over Chelsea, had City looked in command of a … Continue reading

Manchester City 3:0 Sunderland

Posted on by Earl Reed
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Sunderland’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon was not very rewarding. Aleksandar Kolarov contributed a goal and an assist as Manchester City dominated the match, earning a 3-0 victory over the visiting Black Cats. The hosts made a … Continue reading

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 7: Open Thread

Posted on by Christopher Harris
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Just as we’re getting back into the swing of Premier League action again, an international break beckons. The next Saturday we’ll have filled with Premier League matches is two weeks away, so savor today as much as you can. Six … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal vs Olympiakos: Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The champions of England play the champions of Germany today when Manchester City host Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League. After City’s frustrating loss against Real Madrid at Stadio Bernabeu, Manchester City must get a win under their belt … Continue reading

British Players Given Preferential Treatment by Referees Says Sergio Aguero: The Daily EPL

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says that British players are given preferential treatment by Premier League referees. “There is a little bit of privilege with players who come from [Britain], but that is normal. We just play our game, and the … Continue reading