2
Mar

Nasri looks on in horror as Kompany drops Capital One Cup

Vincent Kompany captained Manchester City to their first League Cup title since 1976 on Sunday, and nearly broke the trophy.

Kompany almost dropped the Capital One Cup mid-lift when its detachable base slipped out of the Belgian’s hands. The base didn’t make it, but Kompany went on to hoist the remains as if nothing ever happened.

Samir Nasri was not as calm.

28
Feb

Sponsor creates special glasses for Manchester City fans

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Manchester City fans will be able to do the famous Poznan worry-free during the Capital One League Cup final on Sunday.

Inspired by Lech Poznań fans back in 2010, City supporters adopted the celebration and have been using it ever since:

If the Citizens score against Sunderland, their supporters won’t miss a second of the action while celebrating with some very special glasses created by the tournament’s sponsor, Capital One.

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That’s a sweet wing-mirrored design — and damn smart marketing.

Images courtesy of Capital One

27
Sep

Go on, my son!

Manchester United debutant Ryan Tunnicliffe (#46) not only made his father a proud man on Wednesday. He also made his dad over $16,000 richer.

Mr Tunnicliffe obviously had great faith in his son’s early ability and, when the boy was just nine years old, he placed a £100 bet at odds of 100/1 that his flesh and blood would one day play for United’s first team.

Ten years on, the former England Youth international completed his rise through the United ranks to come on as a 77th-minute substitute for Wayne Rooney in the 2-1 win over Newcastle, earning his father £10,000 in the process.