Posts Tagged "Manchester City"

Somehow, Somehow, Somehow… Manchester City Are The Premier League Champions

By on May 13, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Forty-four years ago, Manchester City broke their record transfer fee and splashed out £60,000 on Francis Lee from Bolton Wanderers. Several months later, they celebrated their first English championship for thirty-one years. At the start of this season, they broke that transfer record again and it was the man whose arrival at The City of Manchester Stadium did...

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Visions Of Capitalism: Twenty-First Century Football, The Premier League & Manchester

By on May 12, 2012 in Latest, Politics | 5 comments

By tomorrow evening, half of Manchester – a phrase that in itself provokes so much debate that it is worth pointing out that it is being used for the purposes of simplicity alone – will be celebrating a Premier League championship victory. Either Manchester City or Manchester United will be crowned as the champions of England. That such a set of...

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44 Years On: Manchester City’s Last Football League Championship Revisited

By on May 9, 2012 in History, Latest | 1 comment

The hard work, the experts will tell you, has been done. Victories against Manchester United and Newcastle United have taken Manchester City to the cusp of their first English league championship in almost four and a half decades and on Sunday afternoon a win against Queens Park Rangers at the City of Manchester Stadium will be enough to return the second part of...

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The Morning After The Night Before: Fall-Out From The Manchester Derby

By on May 1, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

If the Premier League excels at any one thing, then that thing must be spectacle of the type that we saw at the City of Manchester Stadium last night. The significance of this meeting between Manchester City and Manchester United Рboth literal and symbolic - could not have been lost upon anybody that cast so much as a cursory glance in the direction of the...

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Match Of The Week: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

By on Dec 12, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

What price genius? It has been suggested more than once this season that Mario Balotelli may be more trouble than he is worth. The firework-igniting, errant child-correcting, trampoline-buying Manchester City forward carries a very unique kind of baggage around with him, but the evidence of this season – brought very firmly into focus this season – has...

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