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From Italy to managing Man City; Bobby Manc returns

Started on 6 April 2015 by Iconic
Latest Reply on 27 May 2015 by Iconic
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2015-05-06 19:41#212643 Iconic : Kane has shown he can finish on loan at Leyton Orient and Millwall, whilst he scored three times in ten appearances last season. He is definitely a diamond in the rough though as he has just seventeen goal in sixty seven appearances which isn't great.

So contradictory to real life... :P

Great write-up although personally I hope you sign all three, would be fun to see!
2015-05-06 11:44#212644 Glenn T :
2015-05-06 19:41#212643 Iconic : Kane has shown he can finish on loan at Leyton Orient and Millwall, whilst he scored three times in ten appearances last season. He is definitely a diamond in the rough though as he has just seventeen goal in sixty seven appearances which isn't great.

So contradictory to real life... :P

Great write-up although personally I hope you sign all three, would be fun to see!

;) It had to be as this is from the start of the season perspective.

Nervy win in Mancini's first game

There was some sort of party atmosphere at Villa Park as Roberto Mancini took to a dugout in the Premier League for the first time since April 2013. But his Manchester side played as though they were still on holiday for most of it, failing to take control of the game.

It started brightly with Sergio Aguero and David Silva combining well to force and early save from Villains stopper Brad Guzan. Then the Argentine striker had a golden opportunity when he rounded the American but was forced to shoot from an impossibly tight angle by Ron Vlaar, smashing the side netting.
Kun couldn't quite fins his shooting boots against Villa.

City got their deserved breakthrough after just over thirty minutes of play. City found their breakthrough after twenty eight minutes, new recruit Fernando feined a shot to play through Pablo Zabaleta and the Right Back made no mistake, hitting a powerful, well placed shot into the near post of the American.
Unlikely scorer Zabaleta celebrates after his opener.

Then the sloppy passes started again, Gabby Agbonlahor and Andi Weimann were started to put pressure on Vincent Kompany and his defence. And just before the break Andi Weimann fizzed in a low cross
Villa's cult hero Agbonlahor basks in glory after the equaliser.

City had to goals incredibly disallowed in the Second Half, Sergio Aguero and Second Half substitute Wilfried Bony. The City strike partnership were not to be denied a third time though, Aguero played a sumptuous through pass to Raheem Sterling, who crossed a sensational ball which seemed to hang in the air for eternity. Before the Ivorian Bony met it with a powerful header into the roof of the the net. Better late than never and City fans were clearly delighted with Bony's impact.
And Bony runs over to the travelling support after his first City goal.

After the game both managers offered their thoughts on the game.

'We did not play well but we show quality towards the game's end, we show fight and character, the team showed why they are champion.'

'We were unlucky not to come away with something, but anything can happen in football. We gotta take heart from this and know we pushed one of the best clubs in the world a long way today.'

Wilfried Bony also talked about his goal after the match.

'It's great to get off the mark so quickly, Sergio is a great partner and the cross from Raheem was great. We can all make a great team and win many titles here.'

Match Stats

13 Shots 27

3 On Target 19

10 Fouls 9

41% Possession 59%
Great story mate. Keep it up! ... and gl....

August; Mixed views

August has been a mixed month for us, we should have beaten both Aston Villa and Newcastle easily but squandered many chances and just about managed to scrape victories. Against QPR we really clicked into gear and honestly the 4-2 scoreline flattered them. The defensive positioning has not been great and Martin Demichelis, Eliaquim Mangala or Marquinhos are going to have to step it up.

You already know the score for this game so I won't divulge into it too much, new boy Wilfried Bony headed in an 86th minute winner after some heavy probing from us, a game we should have won easily.

Another match which should have been a cricket score, and perhaps it would have been had Martin Demichelis been sent his marching orders after just fourty three minutes of play. We started of brightly enough, new signing Fernando getting on the score sheet with a powerful effort following some amazing pass and move football. Just three minutes after Demichelis was sent off Ayoze Perez squirmed through our defence to slot home. We struggled in the second fourty five, as we had against Villa, and only Samir Nasri's goal thirteen minutes from the end gave us the win, Sergio Aguero and Jesus Navas picked apart a visibly tiring Newcastle team before the Frenchman finished from a tight angle at the back post.

Easily our best performance this month, a 4-2 romp at Loftus Road. A 2nd minute goal from Samir Nasri and a double in two minutes from Sergio Aguero gave us a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break, but just three minutes into the second half, Juventus loanee Mauricio Isla pulled on back for the hosts, side footing the ball into the net on the volley. With just five minutes of play left former QPR youngster and new signing Raheem Sterling restored our three goal cushion, after a Bony backheel he steered the ball into the top right corner of the goal. A contentious penalty scored by Niko Kranjcar salvaged a little pride for the R's but we got our deserved victory, still it would have been nice to keep a clean sheet this month.

'This has been a okay month but we must be more ruthless and defend better, with concentration. Third in the league is not bad but we are still aiming to be top by the end of it'

League Table

3rd place is not bad, especially considering we have not played at all anyway near our best football before the QPR match. Up next in September we have some tricky fixtures against Everton and Arsenal, our UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE campaign kicks off against CSKA Moscow and we play Wigan Athletic in the Capital One Cup 3rd round, and it ends with the visit of newly promoted Burnley.

Player of The Month

Samir Nasri

Despite a quite game against Aston Villa Samir Nasri exploded into life against Newcastle and was outstanding against QPR, with two brilliant goals and an average rating of 7.30 he could prove a pivotal figure in the trophy hunt this season.
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Deadline with SKY SPORTS

Welcome to SKY SPORTS where we will give you round the clock coverage from all of theb last minute drama from deadline day.

15 hours to go

With 15 hours to go Manchester City have stepped up talks to sign German Wideman Marco Reus, with a reported bid of £32,500,000 bid having been Borussia Dortmund could find it hard to keep hold of their Star Man.

Sticking with the citizens, but this time in news of exiting players and Jesus Navas has been spotted at the training ground of Internazionale, the speedy 28 year old should be leaving the ETIHAD Stadium after talks for a deal of around 20,000,000.

Andre Ayew has also swapped Marseille for the Camp Nou in a shock £3,800,000 move.

Ante Coric has sealed his big move to Arsenal for a bargain £1,800,000 from Dinamo Zagreb.

And Ajax Amsterdam's Lasse Schone has left the Dutch club for £2,000,000.

12 Hours to go


Jesus Navas is now officially an Internazionale player for a fee of £18,500,000 was agreed between his former employers Man City and new club Inter, Navas failed to win over majority support from City supporters and has thus been moved on.


After weeks of negotiates between Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City, a deal has finally been struck for wanted Winger Marco Reus. With there originally thought to be a £19,500,000 Release Clause in his contract a bid of around £22,000,000 was first made, but that rumour proved to be lies. With time running out a bid of £31,500,000 eventually convinced BvB to sell 'Rolls Reus' who after being told he could indulge in contract talks with the Citizens and is now apparently on a salary of £195,000 a week.

10 Hours to go


Both Manchester City and Manchester United are set to do battle yet again over the signature of Internazionale Hotshot Mauro Icardi. Icardi has been attracting interest from United and City amongst other clubs and he may well move to one of them tonight.


Wilson Palacios has completed a move to the SPL champs Celtic for £300,000. The former Spurs and Wigan Midfielder has moved after finding himself out of Mark Hughes' plans for this season.

6 Hours 30 Minutes to go


Paulo Dybala has arrived in Manchester to complete a whopping £36,000,000 deal to Manchester City. This deal represents a huge gamble for City with Dybala having scored just 8 Serie A goals in 55 games he will need to show much better form in front of goal if he is too pay back his enormous fee.

2 Hours to go


Newcastle United have signed one France's hottest prospects after finalising the signing of the 18 year old Striker from Fulham for a bargain £1,100,000. The prospect of Dembele and Ayoze Perez as a frontline will be mouth watering for any Toon fan.


The Deadline for clubs to finalise all their transfer dealings has passed and now it is time to recap over what has happened in the last three months of transfer activity.

Biggest Spenders

Unsurprisingly the biggest spenders this window were Chelsea and Manchester City.

The Citizens spent £78,500,000 on new talent, the most on young Argentine Forward Paulo Dybala coming in for a £36,000,000 outlay

They did make back £47,000,000 in player sales, Edin Dzeko commanding the highest fee leaving for Liverpool in a £28,5000,000 transfer.

Chelsea spent £45,000,000 with Jose Mourinho opting to improve the depth in his squad and combat his ageing defence with moves for young Valencia Left Back Jose Gaya and Cruizerio's Brazilian Centre Back Dede.

In terms of players exiting Stamford Bridge Andreas Christensen was the only man to depart. He will be on loan Ajax Amsterdam until the end of the season.

Biggest Transfer fee paid

The biggest transfer fee paid out was to Palermo from Manchester City for the services of Paulo Dybala for £36,000,000 coming a close second was Marco Reus' move to the blue side of the same city. He cost £30,000,000 to bring in from Borussia Dortmund and coming in third was Edin Dzeko's move to Liverpool for £28,500,000.

Most Active

City top yet another category after bringing in 7 new players this summer, they were:

Raheem Sterling- £7,500,000 + Stevan Jovetic (from Liverpool)

Bilal Ould Chikh- £825,000 compensation (from FC Twente)

Marquinhos- £3,500,000 (from Paris Saint Germain)

Jamie Wooton- Free Transfer (Unattached, formerly of Scunthorpe)

Andrea Cerqueti- £575,000 compensation (from Udinese)

Marco Reus- £30,000,000 (from Borussia Dortmund)

Paulo Dybala- £36,000,000 (from Palermo)

Least Active

The least active club was Sunderland who only brought in Francis Coquelin on a season loan from Arsenal, unless Gus Poyet carries on last season's end results the Black Cats could struggle.

Lowest Spenders

As you may well have guessed the lowest spenders were Sunderland who spent just £30,000 all window, that coming from paying the wages on Francis Coquelin's contract.

Biggest Bargain

There are three main contenders for this award:

Manchester United's Wesley Sneijder, signed for £4,600,000 from Galatasary.

Manchester City's Marquinhos, signed for £3,500,000 from Paris Saint Germain.

Southampton's Alex Maxim, signed for £2,200,000 from Stuttgart.,w=559,c=0.bild.jpg

All great deals but we have to go for Southampton's Maxim as he will bring so much to the Saints attack and will fill the gap the departure of Adam Lallana created easily.

So this announces the end of the 2014/15 Summer Transfer Window, clubs around Europe will have to settle for their squads until January at least, who will be the signing of the season and who will flop? We'll have all the news and review here a see you in January.

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