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Manchester City Is The New Chelsea Of Premier League

When Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea in 2003 and splashed £600 million to-date on the football club, few would have expected that a rival billionaire would outspend Chelsea’s owner. And even fewer would have predicted that the club would have been Manchester City. But Manchester City has done it by being […]

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Man United Website Features Berbatov As New First Team Player

Manchester United’s website has Dimitar Berbatov featured as one of its first-team players (see above screenshot). While a final decision has yet to be announced regarding whether Berbatov will join Man United, Manchester City or Real Madrid, the webmaster at ManUtd.com either knows something we don’t or is working ahead […]

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Is Today The Day The Premiership Changed Forever?

I got up this morning expecting another tense, dull day to be spattered with the occasional factual transfer as the transfer window creaked shut getting excited about nothing much in particular. A day spent scouring the BBC and Sky Sports transfer vidi-printers and tutting at bored 14 year old’s just […]

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Who Is Abu Dhabi United Group?

What is known about the Abu Dhabi United Group, the new owners of Manchester City Football Club? Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and Investment (ADUG) is the investment arm of the Abu Dhabi royal family. ADUG is expected to be represented on the new board by Dr Sulaiman Al […]

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Man City Bids For David Villa and Mario Gomez

Manchester City has placed bids to capture the signings of David Villa and Mario Gomez before the August transfer window deadline ends in less than six hours at midnight UK time. “We have bids in for three players,” said Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim, head of the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG). […]

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Is Manchester City Really Better Off with New Owners?

So, the shortish reign of Thaksin Shinawatra has finally come to an end. None too soon perhaps for Man City fans settling down to some Pepto Bismol after that ridiculous and probably unnecessary roller-coaster ride.    While stern looking Premier League officials waxed on about ‘fit and proper persons,’ it was […]

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Middle East Company Buys Manchester City

Manchester City officials have confirmed that a Middle East company is in the process of taking over the club from Thai owner Thaksin Shinawatra. A memorandum of understanding (i.e. a statement of intent) has been signed between between the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG) and Manchester City Football Club Limited. […]

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Premier League: August 31, 2008 (Your Running Commentary)

Today marks the last day of Premier League football until the league returns on Saturday, September 13 when Liverpool plays Manchester United at Anfield — two whole weeks off because of World Cup qualifying matches. So here are today’s matches for us to enjoy while we can: Chelsea v Tottenham, […]

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How Chelsea Ruined Shaun Wright-Phillips

The way Chelsea Football Club ruined Shaun Wright-Phillips is a travesty. Go back in time to 2005 and the dimunitive winger was tearing down the right wing at the City Of Manchester Stadium. The player was such a joy to watch as he took on players and went on mazy […]

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Premier League Wants To Be The NFL

You may have missed an article by Oliver Kay in The Times this past weekend that featured a very revealing interview with Manchester City executive chairman Garry Cook regarding the future of the Premier League. The headline perfectly sums up Kay’s article: “Vision Of A Breakaway League With No Relegation.” […]

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Premier League: August 24, 2008 (Your Running Commentary)

Get ready for another Super Sunday of English Premier League matches. Chelsea visits Wigan, where the Blues infamously dented their Premier League title hopes in April when Emile Heskey scored a dramatic late equalizer. Manchester City, meanwhile, will hope to bring a smile to their fans by winning their first […]

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New Manchester City Third Shirt: Your Opinion

Manchester City may want to quickly forget their debut performance in their new third shirt. City wore the new orange football kit for the first time Sunday when they lost 4-2 against an on-song Aston Villa side. Designed by Le Coq Sportif and sponsored by Thomas Cook, the new Manchester […]

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Premier League Predictions: Gameweek One

It’s amazing how things can sometime go full circle. It feels weird blogging back here again, but it’s safe to say I’m back. For those who don’t know me, I’m Johnathan Starling. Started out blogging on the old Community and it’s even safer to say plenty has changed here since […]

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