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.

26
Feb

All in the family: Kevin Hart takes on Joe Hart in PK shootout

If you think you’ve seen a lot from comedian Kevin Hart recently, it’s because you have. The funnyman is featured in two movies on the silver screen at the moment and scheduled to be in two more in 2014. All the while, hes been making commercials, TV show cameos, touring and seemingly promoting his stuff non-stop.

So it’s impressive that Hart somehow found the time to stop in at Manchester City to meet up with his “cousin” Joe Hart and take part in a friendly penalty shootout. Even better: despite having never played soccer in his entire life, Kevin buried one in the left corner past Joe, who was probably dying with laughter at Kevin’s interesting form.

"Bend it like Beckham!! AHHH!!!"

As far as we’re concerned, you can never have enough Kevin Hart.

25
Feb

Valdes wants Premier League move

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes’ contract runs out of the end of this season and the Spain international is looking for a move elsewhere. According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Manchester City and Liverpool have been put on red alert after Valdes revealed he hopes for a transfer to a Premier League side. 

Valdes is regarded as one of Barcelona’s greatest ever keepers, having won 19 trophies, including three Champions League titles and five La Liga titles.

For this rumor and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

18
Feb

Manchester clubs battle for Mangala

In January it was rumored that Manchester City missed out on Porto star Eliaquim Mangala. This summer they look set to go back for the highly-coveted defender and could be rivaled by Manchester neighbors United for his signature. The France under-21 international is thought to be valued at around £35 million by the Portuguese club.

For this rumor and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

13
Feb

Man City’s expansion plan for Etihad approved, looks awesome

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Manchester City’s plans to expand the Etihad Stadium, which will raise the capacity from 48,000 to about 62,000, have been approved by the Manchester City Council.

The plan calls for about 6,250 seats to be added to a new, third tier on both the North and South stands, as well as another 2,000 around the pitch. The expansion will make the Etihad Stadium the second largest in the Premier League, behind only Manchester United’s Old Trafford.

The pictures look absolutely stunning. For more on the expansion, go here:

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Images via MCFC.co.uk

14
Jan

Gunners set to offer boss new deal?

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According to the English newspaper Daily Star, Arsenal are set to offer manager Arsene Wenger a new contract. The Gunners boss is in his 18th year at the club and the north London club want to extend his tenure.

Elsewhere, Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Dutch striker Luuk De Jong has issued a come-and-get-me plea to Newcastle and Samir Nasri’s dad has blasted Newcastle’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa for a ‘spiteful’ tackle that almost ended his son’s World Cup dream.

To read these rumors and the rest of Tuesday’s transfer gossip, click here.

5
Nov

Manchester City, Bayern Munich first teams to advance to UCL Round of 16

Manchester City achieved club history on Tuesday night by reaching their first-ever knockout stage in the Champions League, blowing out CSKA Moscow 5-2. Alvaro Negredo netted a hat trick after two goals by Sergio Aguero had put City comfortably ahead. Not even the two goals conceded by Costel Pantilimon — in place of the benched Joe Hart — could spoil the party.

After two consecutive painful group stage exits, the relief amongst the City players and fans was noticeable on social media:

City wouldn’t have made history had they not received a little help from their Group D rivals Bayern Munich. Bayern still had to take care of business at Viktoria Plzen. Not surprisingly, they did just that, winning 1-0 on a Mario Mandzukic header in the second half:

Not only did Bayern secure a Round of 16 spot themselves, it was also their ninth straight victory in the Champions League, which ties the all-time record set by Barcelona in the 2002-03 season.

Bayern manager Pep Guardiola, said afterwards: “I’m very happy over this new record. I hope we can extend it in Moscow.” Indeed, they would set the all-time mark with a tenth straight win.

1
Nov

Diego Maradona takes swipe at former son-in-law Sergio Aguero

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You always hear stories about nightmarish in-laws, but what if your former father-in-law is Diego Maradona?

Not a good situation, but it’s the position Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero finds himself in. And he certainly isn’t in Maradona’s good graces.

After a four-year marriage, Aguero and Maradona’s daughter, Giannina, called it quits, and it seems that things were less-than-amicable.

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Speaking with Argentine radio, Diego called Aguero a “wimp, who I don’t even want to name.”

For his part, Aguero took the high road when responding to the comments via Facebook:

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"It was always clear to me that Benjamin (son) was above everything. I was never, ever okay with my personal life being out in the public eye. This is why I spoke to those close to me, and advised that they refrain from making comments. "

Aguero added: “I never spoke in these topics before. This is the first and last time. I hope everyone understands.

"For everyone’s own good and well-being, especially Ben, we need to resolve this in an amicable manner. This is what’s worked for me so far, no need to change it up."

H/T Metro

Images provided by Getty.

31
Oct

Man City’s U-17 squad completes amazing soccer stunt

Now this is fun. Here’s to hoping the sort of merrymaking Manchester City’s U-17 squad engages in continues to catch on.

Ten players on each side (that’s 20 total if our journalism-school math is sound) take turns heading the ball down the line. The payoff? A deft headed touch into a trash can and absolute bedlam shortly thereafter.

According to the video’s description, this is a record-breaking effort which could explain the excitement. We’re curious who the bookkeeper is for these records, though.

Perhaps a 22-man challenger will emerge to take the crown? We’ll keep our fingers crossed!

(h/t 101GreatGoals)