23
Apr

Vincent Kompany opens his own sports bar

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The next time Manchester City win a major trophy — or if Belgium shocks the world this summer — Vincent Kompany will have just the place to invite the boys for a little celebration. The Citizens’ captain is now the proud owner of two new sports bars in his native Belgium.

Fittingly named “Good Kompany” (we’ll spare you the bad joke), the bars are located in a pair of tourism hot spots, Brussel’s Grote Markt and on the Groenplaats in Antwerp.

And as any great sports bar should, “Good Kompany” features a strong variety of libations, a wait staff dressed in referee uniforms and can host parties at night. Of course, there’s also an abundance of signed, game-worn jerseys and boots everywhere.

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H/T Daily Mail

Photos via Daily Mail/ Press Association Images

15
Apr

Man City’s Emyr Huws strikes stunning long-distance goal for Birmingham

Man City’s Emyr Huws was taking a corner kick for his loan club Birmingham City when the ball was headed back out to him far up the sideline.

After getting away from one Middlesbrough defender, Huws had all the time in the world to figure out his next move.

With nobody else in any hurry to close him down, Huws could:

A) Send it back into the mixer, hoping a teammate could meet his cross for a header
B) Safely pass it to a teammate
C) Unleash a speculative effort from a good 30+ yards out.

Huws went with Option C.

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.

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

19
Jan

Moneybags! Man City’s epic shopping spree since 2008

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This interesting newspaper table, citing transfermarkt.co.uk as its source, compares the spending of the current top three teams in the Premier League, and the findings are quite incredible.

Since the 2008/09 season, which marks the beginning of Sheik Mansour’s takeover at Manchester City, the Citizens have spent over a billion dollars on new players, outspending Chelsea by over $300 million and Arsenal by over $700 million! All this in a span of just six years, mind you.

Let those numbers sink in for a moment.

Total spent:

Arsenal = £215.1M, or $353.2M

Chelsea = £445.6M, or $731.7M

Man City = £668.6M, or $1.097 billion

Net spending:

Arsenal = £11.1M, or $18.2M

Chelsea = £328.7M, or $539.7M

Man City = £509.6M, or $836.8M

Photo via 101GG

25
Dec

Season’s Greetings from Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Manchester City

There are many ways to wish you all a happy holiday season, but we feel the best way (and most hilarious) is to let some of the biggest stars in football do it for us.

Here, for example, we have a bunch of Barcelona players sending you season’s greetings in their native tongues. Shaky camera work, but we’ll let it slide:

Bayern Munich one-upped Barca like last year in the Champions League, getting the whole team together to perform “Jingle Bells” in English. Or something like it.

We’re getting warmer in the humor department:

Not a fan? Well, then Manchester City’s John Guidetti should do the trick.

Guidetti may not be on the field much, but he’s the undisputed champ of performing Christmas classics. For proof, check out his renditions of Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas” and Wham’s “Last Christmas.” They are both outstanding 

Oh yes, folks! Happy holidays, indeed.