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    Thanks CCC

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    ^ that tickled me that

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    ^ that tickled me that
    You must be in Malaysia mate?

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    The Champions of England start their steam roller away in Hoffenheim with 70% possession and 13 shots of which 2 went in courtesy of City legends David Silva and Sergio Aguero.

    That little hic up of a false start at Lyon is but a distant memory.

    The Only team to ever come from Manchester.....Oh Man City

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    The Only team to ever come from Manchester.....Oh Man City
    The team are the players and staff, the club is Man City. No one in your team tonight, like yourself... come from Manchester you daft fucker

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    Another fantastic day at the Etihad today, let's do it in pictures for a change...

    Loads to do for the kids pre match

    Live local bands on

    Oh yes...the future is blue...

    Five rare as rocking horse poo tickets for today's sell out game




    A minutes silence for the Leicester City owner..



    The legend


    Stones to Sane to Silva and Sterling, back of the net.
    4-1 at half time.

    Here's Southamptons penalty goal going in..


    Half time pint, us Mancs can sup..




    The blue moon has risen over Manchester. .


    2 points clear and top of the league. .


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    Try this link. Manchester Dhabi making a mockery of sportsmanship as usual. Must have paid the ref a bit too much.


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    Fair enough, that penalty was a joke.

    Not as if it changed the course of the match though is it?

    Banging 6 in again with a Jesus hatric.

    Favourites to win the Champions league!!! For Sure!!!!!

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    The price on the quadruple has dropped from 200-1 to 80-1

    Man City to win Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup & Champions League

    80/1

    Get onit

    I had 10 on at 200-1

    Gonna bung a ton on at 80-1

    That'll be a cool 10k for me holidays next year..

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    A little trip down memory lane and a taste of things to come on Sunday..

    Go on treat yourself, it's only a 2 minutes video


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    HAHAHA UEFA caught with their pants round their ankles!

    UEFA has warned Manchester City it may reopen its 2014 Financial Fair Play (FFP) investigation into the club.


    It comes after German magazine Der Spiegel published a story which claimed the defending Premier League champions struck a secret deal with UEFA four years ago to avoid a potential Champions League ban for breaching FFP regulations.

    City accepted a 49m fine for breaching FFP in 2014. The sanction also included a restriction on the size of the club's squad for Europe the following two seasons and limits on their transfer spending and wage bill.



    City said at the time the original magazine article was published that they would not be commenting and that the attempt to damage their reputation was "organised and clear".



    UEFA initially said it "cannot comment on specific cases due to confidentiality obligations", but the governing body addressed the matter in a statement on Monday.


    It read: "UEFA conducts an annual assessment of all clubs against the break-even requirements of FFP on a rolling three-year basis.


    "This includes a thorough assessment of clubs' financial positions on the basis of both the information disclosed by the clubs (based on their independently audited financial statements), as well as a number of compliance checks and analysis undertaken by UEFA (including independent external audits).


    "If new information comes to light that may be material to this assessment, UEFA will use that to challenge the figures and will seek explanation, clarification or rebuttal from the club concerned.


    "Should new information suggest that previously concluded cases have been abused, those cases may be capable of being re-opened as determined on a case-by-case basis."


    UEFA also defended the FFP system, saying it had helped clubs across Europe go from a cumulative debt of 1.5bn in 2011 to more than 500m in profits last year.


    "Without question, (FFP) has been a success for the game across Europe," it added.

    https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11679/11552915/uefa-warns-manchester-city-2014-financial-fair-play-case-may-be-reopened

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    Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will struggle to return to action for his scheduled return date, it emerged last night.
    De Bruyne injured knee ligaments against Fulham last month, and had targeted Saturday's clash with Bournemouth as a return. However, he has been 'virtually ruled out' of that game and is unlikely to play next week against Watford. That means he faces a race to be fit for the trip to former club Chelsea in December.
    City were also handed somewhat of a boost in the Premier League title race last night, with Liverpool's defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and Tottenham's victory over Inter Milan taking both rivals' qualification hopes to the final group game. That means City's closest challengers won't get the luxury of rotating players as Pep Guardiola will.
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    Not only are Manchester City the best Premier League team of 2017/18 they have blazed a trail to set marks unmatched in the 26 seasons of the competition.
    Here we look at the Premier League records they have broken or matched on their way to the title.
    Earliest title win

    City's claiming of the title with five matches to go equals the record that was set by Manchester United in 2000/01.
    Biggest winning margin

    City finished 19 points clear of Man Utd, whose record they have broken. United ended 18 points clear at the top in 1999/00.
    Most consecutive PL victories

    The 18-match winning run that City enjoyed between victory at AFC Bournemouth on 26 August and the 1-0 win at Newcastle United on 27 December broke two records: the record of 13 consecutive wins in the same campaign, held jointly by Arsenal (2001/02) and Chelsea (2016/17); and Arsenal's overall record of 14 consecutive league victories, achieved between February and August 2002.
    Most consecutive away wins

    The victory at Newcastle was also City's 11th away win in a row, a sequence that started on 21 May last season. That matched the record set by Chelsea between 6 April 2008 and 7 December 2008.
    Biggest share of away possession

    City had 82.13 per cent of possession at Everton on 31 March, the highest by an away team in a PL match since these records began.
    Most opponents beaten

    City have beaten all the other 19 PL teams this season, becoming only the third side to do so after Man Utd, in 2010/11, and Chelsea, in 2005/06.
    Fewest minutes trailed

    City were behind in matches for a total of only 153 minutes, the fewest by a side in a single campaign.
    Most successive Manager of the Month awards

    Guardiola was named Barclays Manager of the Month four times in a row between September and December, a first.
    Quickest to a century

    With their four goals against West Ham United, City recorded 102 goals in 35 matches, the quickest a Premier League side has reached a century of goals in a single campaign. It is the fourth time 100 goals has been scored in a PL season, following Chelsea in 2009/10 and Man City and Liverpool in 2013/14.
    Most points

    City are the only team in English top-flight history to reach 100 points in a single season. They reached that century with a stoppage-time winner at Southampton, which came after they beat Brighton & Hove Albion in their previous match to break Chelsea's record of 95 points set from 2004/05.
    Most away points

    With the final-day win over Southampton, City also surpassed Chelsea's 48 away points picked up in 2004/05. Pep Guardiola's side finished on 50 points on their travels.
    Most total wins

    That victory over Saints was City's 32nd of the campaign, moving them further ahead of the mark of 30 recorded by Chelsea last season. Man City are the first team to win 32 matches in a single English top-flight season.
    Most away wins

    Jose Mourinho's Chelsea of 2004/05 won 15 matches away from home, another feat that City surpassed on the final day with their 16th away victory.
    Most goals

    City scored 106 goals, beating that of Chelsea's 103 scored in the 2009/10 campaign.
    Best goal difference

    City's goal difference of +79 is eight better than the previous best set by the Chelsea team of 2009/10 who finished with +71.

    The records keep breaking....


    Monday's media round-up kicks-off another busy week for Manchester City with a claim from Bernardo Silva that the Blues have the potential to eclipse last season’s historic achievements and re-write the record books once more.

    There’s also further evidence of Leroy Sane’s key impact on Pep Guardiola’s side and reflections on what was a crucial win for City’s women in their their top-of-the-table showdown with Arsenal.
    But we start with Bernardo who made an impressive return to action after a brief injury lay-off against the Cherries, scoring City’s opening goal in Saturday's 3-1 win.
    It was the Blues’ sixth straight Premier League victory and maintained our two-point advantage at the top over Liverpool ahead of Tuesday night's league trip to Watford.
    However, the Portuguese midfield marvel told BT Sport that he also feels the team as a whole are still improving and possess the potential to better last season’s historic achievements which saw us win the Premier League with 100 points, 32 wins and 106 goals – all domestic records.
    BT Sport reported: "Looking ahead, Silva said: “It’s almost the same squad with some improvements, like Riyad (Mahrez), and more time together.
    READ:Pep Guardiola hails Gabriel Jesus's work ethic
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    GALLERY: City 3-1 Bournemouth | Blues stay in pole positIon
    “So, yes, we might be a bit better. We want to break the records of last season, but it’s not easy.
    “Each one of us knows the other better so it’s easy.
    “This squad has the quality to change a few players and still not notice much difference. We have a lot of quality players.
    “It’s a little bit of pressure for our rivals – they have to win to stay close to us but it’s only the start of December so too early to talk about pressure."
    "Bernardo was also effusive in his praise for Raheem Sterlingwho struck again against Eddie Howe's side for his ninth goal of the season.




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    "The Portugal international said: “I hope he can get more than he got last season. He has been in fantastic form.

    “He is so aggressive with the ball and so focused on the goal. If he continues like this he will help us win some titles.”
    Another man to impress at the weekend was Leroy Sane who proved a thorn in the Cherries side all afternoon.
    And the Manchester Evening News carries evidence of Sane’ remarkable impact over the past 18 months – not least in the number of assists chalked up by the 23-year-old.
    Joe Bray reports: “To highlight just how ruthless City have been over the past two seasons, the list of assists provided since August 2017 is dominated by City players.
    “Leroy Sane put in a man-of-the-match display against Bournemouth on Saturday, and took his tally of assists up to 20 since the beginning of last season - more than any other player in the Premier League.
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    “Closely behind him is Raheem Sterling (17) and Kevin De Bruyne (16), while David Silva has 13.
    “Only Tottenham's Christian Eriksen stands in the way of a clean sweep for City with his 14 assists.
    “Discussing the incredible statistic on Match of the Day, pundit Danny Murphy hailed Sane's performance against Bournemouth and the impact of Guardiola's philosophy.
    “Murphy said: "(Sane) was incredible to watch. Maybe he's had a point to prove after being left out of the World Cup squad.
    "What I saw on Saturday was a player who was hungry, works hard as Pep (Guardiola) loves.
    “He's absolutely devastating, with his pace, with his ability to run with the ball at pace, and of course what any good winger can do picking the right choices when you get in there - end product.




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    "Nobody's got more assists since the beginning of last season. That's exactly what Pep wants.

    "Bournemouth were terrific for much of the game but they still couldn't cope with this. [Steve] Cook and [Simon] Francis couldn't cope with him, whether to drop off or go tight. Even when they did get in the right positions he was too good for them.”
    It was also a memorable weekend for Manchester City’s women who recorded a superb 2-0 win over leaders Arsenal in a crucial FA Women’s Super League encounter.
    And according to the Guardian, the result could prove pivotal come the end of the season.
    Suzanne Wrack writes: “A Georgia Stanway double and a tactical masterclass from Nick Cushing, who said Manchester City now have a “fighter’s chance” at the title, led the home side to become the first team to take points off an injury-hit Arsenal and closed the gap at the top of the Women’s Super League to three points.
    READ: Man City 2-0 Arsenal | Stanway brace downs the Gunners
    WATCH: 30 years of women's football | Round table part one
    “In this isolated period nine points is very difficult, six would have still been a challenge, three and we’ve given ourselves a fighter’s chance,” the City manager said.
    “But it doesn’t mean anything. I remember eating my Christmas dinner last year and we were top of the league unbeaten, won every game, Continental Cup final, FA Cup semi-final, Champions League quarter-final and by the end of the season we took nothing.”
    “I can’t do much more than I’m doing and hopefully he sees that,” said Stanway of national manager Phil Neville, when asked about her England World Cup chances after her two goals in front of the national manager.
    “But at the end of the day I’m still young (19), I have loads of time and there’s massive competition. It would be a dream come true to go but I’m at the start of my journey.”

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    The irony is that about half a dozen former Manure Utd players now have their children in the Man City acedemy

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    Come on everyone, sing a long...

    "We bought the league...
    We bought the league...
    We bought he league in Abu Dhabi...."



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    Mark Yates: Macclesfield Town need fans 'more than ever' after frustrating League Two start


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    Manchester City could face a ban from next season’s Champions League over alleged deceptions of Uefa’s financial rules revealed in the Football Leaks scandal. European football’s governing body believes a potential transfer embargo is not a sufficient punishment for the Premier League champions if an independent inquiry into Financial Fair Play rules against the club in the coming days.


    Senior Uefa officials – who previously launched sanctions against City in 2014 – are particularly enraged by leaked files from 2015, which claim almost 60 million was paid directly into the club by their billionaire Arab owners but declared as sponsorship.


    Speaking here yesterday, Aleksander Ceferin, the Uefa president, appeared to indicate the allegations of FFP breaches were a “concrete case”. The documents, allegedly obtained by illegal email hacks, are said to show 59.5 million that was supposed to have come from City’s principal sponsor Etihad Airways – which sponsors the club’s stadium, shirts and training ground – was paid directly to the club by the Abu Dhabi United Group. To put that into context, City’s record signing is Riyad Mahrez, who cost 60 million from Leicester City last season.


    Ceferin, speaking after a meeting of Uefa executives, said: “We are assessing the situation. We have an independent body working on it. Very soon we will have the answers on what will happen in this concrete case.”


    according to a report in German magazine Der Spiegel last month, City breached FFP rules by €188 million (167 million) in 2014.




    City owner Sheikh Mansour was accused of funding significant parts of so-called deals with club sponsors in an attempt to escape Uefa sanctions. Der Spiegel also alleged that City set up a secret scheme called “Project Longbow”, which effectively hid about 40 million in payments to players, after the club had agreed a €20 million fine as a settlement for FFP breaches.


    However, City have claimed “the attempt to damage the club’s reputation is organised and clear” and said they “will not be providing any comment on out-of-context materials purportedly hacked or stolen from City Football Group and Man City personnel and associated people”.


    Uefa issued a statement last week confirming that previous cases could be reopened if new information came to light, and that previously undisclosed information could also be used. It said: “Uefa conducts an annual assessment of all clubs against the break-even requirements of FFP on a rolling three-year basis. If new information comes to light, that may be material to this assessment, Uefa will use that to challenge the figures.




    “Should new information suggest that previously concluded cases have been abused, those cases may be capable of being reopened.”


    Among other potential breaches of Uefa rules, Der Spiegel published emails from 2010, reportedly from board member Simon Pearce communicating with colleagues, in which he discusses a 15 million deal with partner Aabar.


    “As we discussed, the annual direct obligation for Aabar is 3 million,” he allegedly wrote. “The remaining 12 million will come from alternative sources provided by His Highness [City owner, Sheikh Mansour].”


    In another message, City’s chief financial officer, Jorge Chumillas, allegedly wrote that the club faced a 9.9 million shortfall to comply with FFP thanks to the contract termination of manager Roberto Mancini. The Italian was sacked in 2013, a year to the day after winning the Premier League title. His giant pay-off meant yet more expenditure on City’s books that had to be covered by income under Uefa rules.




    City were also accused of manipulating other sponsorship deals by backdating them. Der Spiegel reported that City and Paris St-Germain breached FFP rules by €188 million and €215 million (192 million) respectively in 2014.


    Javier Tebas, chief executive of Spanish football’s top division and a long-standing critic of City, has previously expressed doubts over whether City or French club Paris St-Germain would face sanctions because of a tangled web of financial relationships between the clubs and Uefa.


    Tebas has expressed fears that the governing body’s links with broadcaster beIN Sport, which has committed billions of pounds to televise Champions League matches and other competitions, present an obstacle to Uefa acting. BeIN is owned by the sovereign wealth fund of the Qatari royal family, which also own PSG. City are owned by the ruling family of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Ive stuck Chitty's photo on his towns local football hooligans fanpage, together with his quadruple thread
    It may not start him supporting his local team but should stop the glory grabbing fuck cycling to his Mecca- Manchester Dhabi
    I think AbuCiteh are going to get pipped by the scouse this year, can feel it in me Chang, or I will Friday night.

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    Liverpool need to exit the Champs League, to realistally achieve that, which will happen if they dont beat Napoli in their final game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Liverpool need to exit the Champs League, to realistally achieve that, which will happen if they dont beat Napoli in their final game.
    They probably need, Mane, Salah & Firminho to start scoring too, and Ag and Jesus to be crocked for a bit.

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    ^ Yep, they do have a bigger squad than their fanbase, although as seen as well as tapping up youth players around the globe, they are even recruiting fans from neighbouring villages

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