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Manchester City - The Blue Revolution

My Manchester City story :)
Started on 8 June 2013 by Blue
Latest Reply on 29 June 2013 by Kane
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Wow left for Twente. Looks like you can sing Gary Neville! ;)
good luck and great writing :)
BeanyUnited: Why the HELL would I want to do that? :P

lwalter66: Cheers mate :)

Dickov Joins The Blues

Manchester City have finally appointed Roberto Mancini's successor, although it is a shock appointment after a prolonged process of searching. Almost no-one could have predicted this appointment, but Manchester City's new manager has been revealed as former City icon Paul Dickov, in unboubtadely the biggest move of his career.

City had to readjust their managerial targets last week when top target Manuel Pellegrini opted to join FC Twente instead of the Blues, however many expected City to go for Jupp Heynckes as their second choice, but he immediately ruled himself out of the running, insisting that he has retired, and is not prepared to return to management at any point. However, City were also thought to be interesting in Porto boss Vitor Pereira, who voiced his interest in joining the Citizens, so quite how City ended up appointing Dickov is beyond most pundits. He has managed in the lower leagues all the way through his managerial career so far, and was recently linked to the vacant Doncaster job.

There has been a very mixed reception to Dickov's appointment from the City fans, and understandably so. Some are glad to see Dickov back at the club after all he contributed in his playing career, but many have voiced their concern at appointing a manager who is unproven, especially at this level. Remember, Manchester City need to be trying to regain the Premier League title, and Dickov is yet to win a trophy as manager. But one thing that will drive Dickov to succeed is the desire to prove all the doubters wrong, and succeed in the City managerial seat.

Dickov is fondly remembered in Manchester for the eight years of service that he gave to Manchester City over two spells, the first from 1996-2002, then from 2006-2008. He also contributed hugely to a play-off final between City and Gillingham back in 1999, in which Gillingham took a 2-0 lead, before two very late goals from Kevin Horlock and Paul Dickov took the game to penalties, which Manchester City won to gain promotion to Division One. If Dickov hadn't scored that late equaliser, who knows where City would be now?
I certainly wish you luck there! What type of football will ya play?
Louis O.'s avatar Group Louis O.
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Ooh, Paul Dickov ;)

50th reply too :P
MohamedElleithy: Hoping to play a passing sort of style. And thanks :)

Louis O: You know him :O :P

Manchester City - Club Overview

Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club based in Manchester. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. The club has played at the City of Manchester Stadium since 2003, having played at Maine Road from 1923. The club's most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison.

After losing the 1981 FA Cup Final, the club went through a period of decline, culminating in relegation to the third tier of English football for the only time in their history in 1998. Having regained Premier League status, the club was purchased in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group and became one of the wealthiest in the world. In 2011, Manchester City qualified for the Champions League and won the FA Cup. In 2012, the club won the Premier League, their first league title for 44 years.

Top training facilities
Top youth facilities
Established youth recruitment

2012-13 Season Expectations
The board expect the team to win the Barclays Premier League this season

The minimum expectation is that the team win the FA Cup this season

The board do not regard the Capital One Cup as an important competition and will judge your performance based on other competitions

The minimum expectation is that the team reaches the final of the UEFA Champions League this season

You have been given a transfer budget of £53m to achieve your goals this season

You have been allocated a wage budget of £2.88m to achieve your goals this season
Well 53m is a good sum to buy players! Buy the right ones though ;)
But isn't it weird that you're expected to reach CL Final? Just saying.
MohamedElleithy: I know, good amount :P and yeah, I thought it was weird too tbh
A cracking start to this story which is well written as always. Some high expectations of you but I think you wouldn't even need to sign players to achieve them as the squad is so strong. Good luck for the season!

Manchester City Sign Elleithy

Manchester City have completed their first signing under Paul Dickov, and their third of the summer, signing young Egyptian starlet Mohamed Elleithy from Al-Ahly, one of Egypt's biggest clubs, for a fee believed to be around £2m. This comes just days after the shock appointment of Dickov, and now he has made a shock signing, which many City fans will not have heard of.

However, the more knowledgeable in the world of football do know who he is, and say City have managed to get a very good price for a player with such high potential is a very good deal. Many believe that City don't really need to improve their first-team squad much, after the signings of Navas and Fernandinho, and it seems Dickov also has the same mentality, with Elleithy being just 18.

The central midfielder joins a wealth of young talent ready to break into City's starting lineup, alongside Nastasic, Rodwell, and many more. In a few years, we could be seeing the Egyptian line up next to new signing Rodwell, which could be a very formidable partnership, much like Fernandinho and Yaya Toure looks like it will be this season. Elleithy is also thought of as the future of the Egyptian midfield, and has been called the biggest talent to come through the Egyptain youth ranks in decades. Of course, this praise is very early on in his career, but some very prestigious sources have been putting these labels on him, showing that he has a bright future.

City fans have expressed their delight that Dickov has made a very good young signing in his first few days in the job, for such a small amount. However, that judgement has been made on other people's verdicts, and many City fans can't wait to see him in their kit. Elleithy has signed a five-year deal, on £925 per week, which could rise due to bonuses in his contract.
Jamesg237: Thanks James :) means a lot!
Is this the first story to buy Mo? :D Hope he does great for you :)
Looking forward to this story, keep up the good work!

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