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A "Kinky" Comeback

Started on 24 December 2012 by MCFCDAP
Latest Reply on 24 June 2013 by MCFCDAP
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Sunday 19th August – Manchester United v Manchester City

Manchester City made one change from the team that beat Chelsea 6-0 in the Community Shield with James Milner replacing Samir Nasri. Manager Georgi Kinkladze also went with a less attacking look with the team more likely to play a traditional 4-4-2.

Manchester United hand debuts to Robin Van Persie and Leighton Baines, and name an attacking line up that sees Wayne Rooney playing behind Van Persie with Giggs and Nani out wide.

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First Half –

Although Manchester United have had more of the ball there has been little to separate the two teams. Both teams have created plenty of chances and City were the first ones to take advantage of one of the chances when a David Silva cross was met by the head of Edin Dzeko who found the far corner to make it 1-0.

The lead didn’t last too long as 6 minutes later a Baines corner wasn’t cleared properly by City’s defenders and the ball ended up at the feet of Rio Ferdinand who put the ball in the net from a yard out.

A free kick from Sergio Aguero was the closest City came to taking the lead before the half but it skimmed the crossbar, and then 2 minutes before the break a good run from Patrice Evra resulted in a decent shot that was well saved by Joe Hart.

Half Time – Manchester United 1 (Ferdinand 22) Manchester City 1 (Dzeko 16)

Second Half –

A half that either team could use to send out a message for the rest of the season awaited but in all honesty they cancelled each other out for the whole half. Again United had more of the ball but never really created any worrying moments for the City defense. City will feel they had the better chances and on another day Dzeko could have had a hat-trick but not today. United will be a little more upset though because their new £21.5m man, Leighton Baines, pulled a hamstring and is likely to miss the next 3 months!

Full Time – Manchester United 1 (Ferdinand 22) Manchester City 1 (Dzeko 16)

Man of the Match – Rio Ferdinand

Attendance – 75,765
Saturday 25th August – Manchester City v West Ham United (Premier League)

MCFC Starting XI – Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; De Rossi, Yaya Toure; Nasri, Aguero, Silva; Dzeko SUBS – Friedel, Nastasic, Maicon, Rodwell, Milner, Nem, Tevez

WHUFC Starting XI – Jaaskelainen, Demel, Collins, Tomkins, Taylor; Diame, Noble; Vaz Te, Nolan, Jarvis; Carroll SUBS – Henderson, Potts, Spence, O’Neill, Cole, Diarra, Reid

A hugely dominant performance from the lads, and we were 2-0 up at half time with goals from Kompany and Aguero. Second half began with a Joleon Lescott goal from a corner before Diame was sent off for his second yellow for West Ham, and substitute Carlos Tevez hit his first of the season to complete the scoring and an impressive 4-0 win.

Final Score – Manchester City 4 (Kompany 15, Aguero 39, Lescott 51, Tevez 84) West Ham United 0

MOTM – Gael Clichy

Attendance – 47,405
Champions League Draw

Fans of Manchester City were hoping for a nicer group than the one they got last season and the move into Pot 2 gave them a chance of that. Thursday 30th August was the date they were all waiting for and it was here.

Manchester City have been drawn in Group C, alongside Portugese giants Porto, Swiss side Basel and Montpellier of France.

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City fans are bound to be happier with this group and will definitely fancy their chances of advancing to the group stage for the first time in the Club’s history.

In another competition, Manchester City have been handed an away trip to Stevenage in the third round of the Capital One Cup.


Deadline Day!

One of the most exciting days in the footballing calendar, Transfer Deadline Day! Deals are done at the last minute, some are panic buy and some are just deals that have taken longer to complete than others, but the excitement is second to none, especially for the media. Helicopters are going everywhere, players are being spotted at airports, train stations and even seen driving their own cars down the motorway to complete a deal.

The biggest deal no doubt is the transfer of Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United for a reported £18.75m, some of the money from this deal surely came from United selling Anderson to Newcastle for £5.25m. Tottenham spent over £9m on full back Stephan Lichsteiner and Everton used their money to sign Jack Colback for £7.25m from Sunderland, while Champions Manchester City spent £3m on Southampton’s young left back Luke Shaw and immediately loaned him to Oldham to gain first team experience.

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Rio Ferdinand scores? :O I'm really liking this story so far :)
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Imagine how annoyed i was haha! I couldnt believe it, all them players up front and Rio scores! ... Thanks mate :) got loads more to come, i'm about 8 games into the season :P
Brilliant win over Chelsea!
Saturday 1st September – Southampton v Manchester City (Premier League)

MCFC Starting XI – Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; De Rossi, Yaya Toure; Nasri, Aguero, Silva; Dzeko SUBS – Friedel, Nastasic, Maicon, Rodwell, Milner, Nem, Tevez

Southampton Starting XI – Boruc, Clyne, Hooiveld, Forren, Fox; Cork, Davis; Jorge, Hoolahan, Lallana; Rodriguez SUBS – Davis, Fonte, Coleman, Schneiderlin, Mayuka, Gardner, Yoshida

Another stunning performance from Manchester City, as they are convincing from start to finish. Although City took the lead through Yaya Toure and were pegged back 8 minutes later by a Hooiveld header, the result was never really in doubt. 4 unanswered goals then saw City take the game completely away from Southampton and a late consolation from Lallana had no effect on the result.

Final Score – Southampton 2 (Hooiveld 20, Lallana 72) Manchester City 5 (Toure 12, Kompany 38, Forren OG 49, Dzeko 53, Clichy 66)

MOTM – David Silva

Attendance – 32,689

Saturday 15th September – Manchester City v Norwich City (Premier League)

Coming off the back of an international break which saw England set an record with a 7-0 win over San Marion, Manchester City have been dealt a big blow with David Silva returning from Spanish duty with a damaged knee cap that will keep him out for a month.

MCFC Starting XI – Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy; De Rossi, Yaya Toure; Nasri, Aguero, Milner; Dzeko SUBS – Friedel, Nastasic, Maicon, Rodwell, Barry, Nem, Tevez

Norwich Starting XI – Ruddy, Tierney, Turner, Bassong, Garrido; Bennett, Howson, Tettey, Johnson; Holt, Morison SUBS – Bunn, Callen-McFadden, Barnett, Snodgrass, Macheda, Bennett, Surman

A win for Manchester City that was a lot more convincing than the scoreline suggests, dominating possession and having 33 shots on goal. A half time tactical change made the difference, as Yaya Toure pushed further forward and Milner dropped deeper into midfield, and it was a late burst into the box that gave Milner the opener before Johnson made it 1-1. A great run into the box by Aguero would result in the winner for City, when Samir Nasri got on the end of his pull back to find the bottom corner.

Final Score – Manchester City 2 (Milner 48, Nasri 69) Norwich 1 (Johnson 55)
MOTM – Samir Nasri

Attendance – 47,340
Looks like you're going strong, but since you're Man City I see no reason for you not to go strong :P
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We've started really well mate, a lot of flair going forward and some solid defending as well :)

I usually dont manage City because of the expectation nowadays so i've started well which is good
Tuesday 18th September – Montpellier v Manchester City (Champions League Group C)

MCFC Starting XI – Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Kolarov; De Rossi, Barry; Milner, Toure, Nem; Tevez SUBS – Friedel, Lescott, Clichy, Rodwell, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko

Montpellier Starting XI – Jourdren, Bocaly, Hilton, Yanga Mbiwa, Bedimo; Belhanda, Pitaum Saihi, Estrada, Utaka; Charbonnier SUBS – Valette, Mezague, El Kaoutari, Camara, Herrera, Dabo, Deplagne

Manchester City escapes from France with a 1-0 win, a goal courtesy of a thunderous 20 yard strike from Argentine Carlos Tevez. John Utaka was still arguing at the end of the game with the referee when his strike at the end of the first half was ruled out for offside and he felt he was clearly on. Yaya Toure picked up a slight knock and is likely to miss the weekends fixture against Wigan.

Final Score – Montpellier 0 Manchester City 1 (Tevez 35)

MOTM – Vincent Kompany

Attendance – 30,874

Saturday 22nd September – Wigan Athletic v Manchester City (Premier League)

In the 2 days before City’s away game to Wigan, they lost Samir Nasri with a stubbed toe and then Joleon Lescott sprained his ankle at the end of City’s final training session and will miss the next 5-6 weeks.

MCFC Starting XI – Hart, Maicon, Kompany, Lugano, Clichy; Milner, Barry, De Rossi, Sinclair; Aguero Dzeko SUBS – Friedel, Nastasic, Zabaleta, Rodwell, Kolarov, Nem, Tevez

Wigan Starting XI – Al Habsi, Perch, Caldwell, Ramis, Figueroa; Stam, Sekagya, McArthur, Watson, Beausejour; Kone SUBS – Pollitt, Piscu,Alcaraz, Falk, Di Santa, Jones, Golobart

A scrappy affair at the DW Stadium saw neither team able to break the deadlock. It was evident throughout that City missed their creative influences in Silva, Nasri and Toure but Wigan battled well and held on, and might feel they should have won it late on but di Santo headed over from 6 yards out. City lost another player to injury during this game and Gael Clichy will miss 2 weeks.

Final Score – Wigan 0 Manchester City 0

MOTM – Vincent Kompany

Attendance – 21,540
Aiming to win the CL mate?

And wow drawing 0-0 with Wigan :P
Board want me to make the final of CL, but i'd be happy to get to Quarters really! Expect to definitely get out of this group anyway!

Without Silva and Nasri we struggled to create clear cut chances, struggling for goals really!
Thanks for all the views since i started posting my story...unfortunately this will be my last post of 2012 haha :)

Happy New Year to you all and expect the next update tomorrow night!
Tuesday 25th September – Stevenage v Manchester City (Capital One Cup 3rd Round)

MCFC Starting XI – Friedel, Richards, Lugano, Nastasic, Kolarov; Garcia, Rodwell; Milner, Nem, Balotelli; Tevez SUBS – Hart, Kompany, Zabaleta, Barry, Sinclair, Dzeko, Suarez

Stevenage Starting XI – Day, Gray, Ashton, Roberts, Hills; Fowler, Risser, Dunne; Morais, Freeman; Dani Lopez SUBS – Arnold, Keenan, Iro, Tansey, Habar, Comminges, N’Gala

Georgi Kinkladze suffers his first defeat as Manchester City manager as his City side loses on penalties to Stevenage, after a disappointing 0-0 draw. City’s strong line up failed to create any real chance to win the game and paid for it on penalties, although Denis Suarez missed a penalty to win the game.

Final Score – Stevenage 0 Manchester City 0 AET (Stevenage win 5-4 on pens)

MOTM – Mark Roberts

Attendance – 6,722

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