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Manchester City
Manchester City crest
Full name Manchester City Football Club
Nickname(s) The Citizens, The Blues, City
Founded 1880, as
St Mark's (West Gorton)
Ground City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester
England
(Capacity: 47,726[1])
Owner Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager Roberto Mancini
League Premier League
2008–09 Premier League, 10th
A light blue shirt, white shorts and white socks
Home colours
A white shirt with red and black sash, black shorts and black socks
Away colours
Third colours
Current season
A group of thirteen men, eleven in association football attire typical of the early twentieth century and two in suits. A trophy sits in front of them
The Manchester City team which won the FA Cup in 1904
.Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club who play at the City of Manchester Stadium.^ The club in question is English Premier League club Manchester City.
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The first known competitive fixture was played in November 1880, when the side was known as St. Mark's (West Gorton), they then became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 before changing their name to Manchester City Football Club in 1894. The club's most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they won the League Championship, the FA Cup, the League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison and with players including Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee and Francis Lee.
.Since winning the League Cup in 1976, the club has failed to win any major honours.^ Since winning the League Cup in 1976, the club has failed to win any major honours.

^ A second League Cup was added in 1976.

^ However, the club has not won a major honour since 1976.
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.The club's decline led to relegation twice in three years in the 1990s, spending the 1998–99 season in the third tier of English football.^ The club's decline led to relegation twice in three years in the 1990s, spending the 1998–99 season in the third tier of English football .

^ Manchester Citys decline led to relegation twice in three years in the 1990s, meaning that they spent one season in the second division which is the third tier of English football .
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^ The club's decline led to relegation twice in three years in the 1990s, meaning they spent one year in the third tier of English football.
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.The club has since regained top flight status, the level at which they have spent the majority of their history.^ However, the club has since regained top flight status, the level at which they have spent the majority of their history.
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^ However, the club has since regained Premier League status, the level at which they have spent the majority of their history.
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^ The club has since regained top flight status, the level at which they have spent the majority of their history.

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History

It is widely accepted that Manchester City F.C. was founded as St. Mark's (West Gorton) in 1880 by Anna Connell and two churchwardens of St. Mark's Church, in Gorton, a district in east Manchester.[2] Prior to this, St. Mark's played cricket from 1875 and the side evolved out of that cricket team – the key organiser was Church Warden William Beastow.[3] .In 1887, they moved to a new ground at Hyde Road, in Ardwick just to the east of the city centre, and were renamed Ardwick Association Football Club to reflect their new location.^ Manchester City Football Club news, fixtures and results on ...
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^ City unveil a new club badge.
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^ Ardwick club reformers as Manchester City Football Club.
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[4] .Ardwick joined the Football League as founding members of the Second Division in 1892. Financial troubles in the 1893–94 season led to a reorganisation within the club, and Ardwick were reformed as Manchester City Football Club.^ Financial troubles in the 1893–94 season led to a reorganisation within the club, and Ardwick were reformed as Manchester City Football Club .

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^ In 1891 the club joined the Midland League.
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[5]
.City gained their first honours by winning the Second Division in 1899; with it came promotion to the highest level in English football, the First Division.^ City are promoted as Champions of Division Two.
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^ Financial troubles in the 1893–94 season led to a reorganisation within the club, and Ardwick were reformed as Manchester City F.C. City gained their first honours by winning the Second Division in 1899; with it came promotion to the highest level in English football, the First Division.
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^ They achieved this admirably in 1899, winning their first honours with the Second Division title and also becoming the first ever side to gain automatic promotion into the bargain.
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.They went on to claim their first major honour on 23 April 1904, beating Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup; City narrowly missed out on a League and Cup double that season after finishing runners-up in the League.^ FA Cup City is 4-times FA Cup winning club, in 1904, 1934, 1956 and 1969.
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^ The Blues beat Bolton Wanderers in the FA Cup final at Crystal Palace, becoming the first Manchester side to win a major trophy.
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^ They went on to claim their first major honour on 23 April 1904, beating Bolton Wanderers 1–0 at Crystal Palace to win the FA Cup ; City narrowly missed out on a League and Cup double that season after finishing runners-up in the League.

[6] .In the seasons following the FA Cup triumph, the club was dogged by allegations of financial irregularities, culminating in the suspension of seventeen players in 1906, including captain Billy Meredith, who subsequently moved across town to Manchester United.^ Manchester United Football Club - anagrams .
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^ Manchester United Who's Who 1945-1985..
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^ Manchester United – More than a club!
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[7] .A fire at Hyde Road destroyed the main stand in 1920, and in 1923 the club moved to their new purpose-built stadium at Maine Road in Moss Side.^ After Hyde Road is destroyed by fire, the club moves to the 85,000 capacity Maine Road.
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^ Further tragedy followed in 1920 as fire destroyed the main stand at their beloved Hyde Road ground.
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^ A fire at Hyde Road destroyed the main stand in 1920, and in 1923 the club moved to their new purpose-built stadium at Maine Road in Moss Sid e.
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.In the 1930s, Manchester City reached two consecutive FA Cup finals, losing to Everton in 1933, before claiming the Cup by beating Portsmouth in 1934.[8] The club won the First Division title for the first time in 1937, but were relegated the following season, despite scoring more goals than any other team in the division.^ Cowdenbeath are the oldest surviving club in Fife and won the Fife cup for the first time in 1885.
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^ Manchester City cruise into FA Cup fifth round .
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^ FA Cup City is 4-times FA Cup winning club, in 1904, 1934, 1956 and 1969.
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[9]
.Twenty years later, a City team inspired by a tactical system known as the Revie Plan reached consecutive FA Cup finals again, in 1955 and 1956; just as in the 1930s, they lost the first one, to Newcastle United, and won the second.^ FA Cup final, May 5, 1956 .

^ They won the FA Cup in 1969 and the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later, followed by the League Cup in 1976.
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^ In 1909 they reached the cup final, losing to Manchester United.
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.The 1956 final, in which Manchester City beat Birmingham City 3–1, is one of the most famous finals of all-time, and is remembered for City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann continuing to play on after unknowingly breaking his neck.^ The 1956 final , in which Manchester City beat Birmingham City 3–1, is one of the most famous finals of all-time, and is remembered for City goalkeeper Bert Trautmann continuing to play on after unknowingly breaking his neck.

^ Manchester City played Bolton Wanderers in the final at Crystal Palace.

^ It was the most famous finals of all-time due to the heroics of goalkeeper Bert Trautmann who was continuing to play after breaking his neck.
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[10]
.After relegation to the Second Division in 1963, the future looked bleak with a record low home attendance of 8,015 against Swindon Town in January 1965.[11] In the summer of 1965, the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison was appointed.^ Malcolm Allison became the club’s manager for the second time.
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^ Huddersfield Town Division 2 7.11.1987 .
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^ Mercer-Allison’s guidance the team won the Division Two championship.
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.In the first season under Mercer, City won the Second Division title and made important signings in Mike Summerbee and Colin Bell.^ City were relegated to the Second Division the following season.
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^ Sang in 2002 when City won the First Division.
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^ Manchester City won the Second Division.
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[12] .Two seasons later, in 1967–68, Manchester City claimed the League Championship for the second time, clinching the title on the final day of the season with a 4–3 win at Newcastle United and beating their close neighbours Manchester United into second place.^ The Blues beat Newcastle United 4-3 and claimed the League Championship for the second time.
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^ City won the FA Youth Cup, beating Manchester United in the two-legged final.
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^ City will shock United with a narrow win .
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[13] .Further trophies followed: City won the FA Cup in 1969, before achieving European success by winning the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1970, beating Górnik Zabrze 2–1 in Vienna.^ FA Cup City is 4-times FA Cup winning club, in 1904, 1934, 1956 and 1969.
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^ They won the FA Cup in 1969 and the European Cup Winners' Cup a year later, followed by the League Cup in 1976.
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^ The Second Division Championship in 1966 was followed by the League title in 1968, the FA Cup in 1969 and both the European Cup Winners Cup and League Cup in 1970.

[14] .City also won the League Cup that season, becoming the second English team to win a European trophy and a domestic trophy in the same season.^ Their last trophy was won i 1976, when they won the league cup.
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^ A Trophy was won by a team in blue.
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^ City also won the Football League Cu p that season, becoming the second English team to win a European trophy and a domestic trophy in the same season.
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.The club continued to challenge for honours throughout the 1970s, finishing just one point behind the league champions on two occasions and reaching the final of the 1974 League Cup.^ The club continued to challenge for honours throughout the 1970s, finishing just one point behind the league champions on two occasions and reaching the final of the 1974 League Cup .
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^ The club reached the FA Cup Final in 1894 and again in 1904, but were beaten on both occasions.
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^ City finished tenth, and also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup .

[15] .One of the matches from this period that is most fondly remembered by supporters of Manchester City is the final match of the 1973–74 season against arch-rivals Manchester United, who needed to win to have any hope of avoiding relegation.^ Manchester United will also be full of spirit when facing the city rivals.
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^ Since then, for the most part, Manchester United has had its own way with Manchester City.

^ Manchester United vs Stoke City .
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.Former United player Denis Law scored with a backheel to give City a 1–0 win at Old Trafford and confirm the relegation of their rivals.^ City will shock United with a narrow win .
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^ Final score - Manchester City 2, Manchester United 0.
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^ Stubborn City will be smiling at Old Trafford .

[16][17] .The final trophy of the club's most successful period was won in 1976, when Newcastle United were beaten 2–1 in the League Cup final.^ Their last trophy was won i 1976, when they won the league cup.
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^ City won the game but was defeated by Newcastle United in the semi-final.

^ A second League Cup was added in 1976.

.A long period of decline followed the success of the 1960s and 1970s.^ A long period of decline followed the success of the 1960s and 1970s.
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^ Having tasted bits of success in the 1960s and 1970s, Manchester City FC has had a bit of a roller coaster ride since then, and struggled to get anywhere over the last few seasons.
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^ With these three players in the side, glory was never far away and a phenomenal period of success followed.
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.Malcolm Allison rejoined the club to become manager for the second time in 1979, but squandered large sums of money on unsuccessful signings, such as Steve Daley.^ Malcolm Allison became the club’s manager for the second time.
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^ Malcolm Allison rejoined the club to become manager for the second time in 1979, but squandered large sums of money on unsuccessful signings, such as Steve Daley.
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^ Malcolm Allison became a Team Manager.
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[18] .A succession of managers then followed – seven in the 1980s alone, the first being John Bond who succeeded Allison in October 1980. Under Bond, City reached the 1981 FA Cup final but lost in a replay to Tottenham Hotspur.^ Man City beat Birmingham City 3-1 in FA Cup final.
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^ FA Cup Final replay .

^ FA Cup final, May 5, 1956 .

.The following season began well and they went top of the league just after Christmas, only to finish mid-table at the end of the season.^ They will be comfortable in mid-table .
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^ They will grab a top-half finish .
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^ That season the club could only finish 14th in the league.

.They were relegated a year later, and reclaimed their top flight status two years afterwards, only to lose it within another two years.^ They were relegated a year later, and reclaimed their top flight status two years afterwards, only to lose it within another two years.

^ In 1900 they resigned from the league but returned two years later.
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^ They managed to regain their top-flight status at the first attempt and later won the FA Cup in 1977.
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.They returned to the top flight again in 1989 and finished fifth in 1991 and 1992 under the management of Peter Reid.^ They returned to the top flight again in 1989 and finished fifth in 1991 and 1992 under the management of Peter Reid .

^ They will grab a top-half finish .
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^ Mark Hughes has rejected the notion that Manchester City’s season will be regarded as a failure if they finish outside the top four.
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[19] .However, this was only a temporary respite, and following Reid's departure Manchester City's fortunes continued to fade.^ It has been confirmed that following his departure from Manchester City , Sven's off...
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^ However, this was only a temporary respite, and following Reid's departure Manchester City 's fortunes continued to fade.
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^ Reid lasted just one season into the new FA Premier League, the two fifth-placed finishes had been but a temporary respite yet his departure did not improve fortunes on the pitch.
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.City were founders of the Premier League upon its creation in 1992, but after finishing ninth in its first season they endured three seasons of struggle before being relegated in 1996. Two years after that, they were relegated to Division Two – becoming the first former winners of a European trophy to be relegated to the third tier of their domestic league.^ City were founders of the FA Premier League upon its creation in 1992, but were relegated to Division One in 1996.
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^ MCFC was part of the founding teams of the Premier league upon its creation.
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^ After two seasons in Division One, City fell to the lowest point in their history , becoming the first ever European trophy winners to be relegated to English football’s third tier.
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.After relegation, the club underwent off-the-field upheaval, with new chairman David Bernstein introducing greater fiscal discipline.^ After relegation, the club underwent off-the-field upheaval, with new chairman David Bernstein introducing greater fiscal discipline.
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^ After relegation, the club underwent off-the-field upheaval, with new chairman David Bernstein (executive) introducing greater fiscal discipline.
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^ This investment is also forecast to similarly impact the financial results of the next several years as the Club seeks to achieve success both on and off the field.
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[20] .City were promoted at the first attempt, achieved in dramatic fashion in a play-off against Gillingham.^ The winner of each set of play-offs is also promoted.

^ City were promoted at the first attempt, achieved in dramatic fashion in a play-off against Gillingham.
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^ City were promoted at the first attempt, achieved in dramatic fashion in a play-off against Gillingham .

.A second successive promotion saw City return to the top division, but this proved to have been a step too far for the recovering club, and in 2001 City were relegated once more.^ A second successive promotion saw City return to the top division, but this proved to have been a step too far for the recovering club, and in 2001 City were relegated once more.
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^ Manchester City won the Second Division.
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^ The club finished in 21st position and was relegated to the Second Division.

.Kevin Keegan arrived as the new manager in the close season, bringing an immediate return to the top division as the club won the 2001–02 Division One championship, breaking club records for the number of points gained and goals scored in a season in the process.^ That season Manchester City won the Second Division championship by scoring 95 goals in 34 games.

^ That season he was top scorer with 12 goals.

^ Record Total goals in a season .
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[21]
A football match in progress featuring a team in blue and a team in yellow. In the background, stands are visible. They are well occupied
Manchester City (blue) in action against Wigan Athletic in the FA Cup, January 2006
.The 2002–03 season was the last at Maine Road, and included a 3–1 derby victory over rivals Manchester United, ending a run of 13 years without a derby win.^ Firstly, there was the 3-1 derby victory over United – ending 13 years without a derby win.
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^ The highest-ever Maine Road derby win is recorded with City thumping neighbours United 5-1.
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^ The 2002/03 season was the last at Maine Road and saw some notable achievements.
  • Umbro Blog – Manchester City 1 February 2010 3:12 UTC blog.umbro.com [Source type: General]

[22] .City also qualified for European competition for the first time in 25 years.^ Manchester City has enjoyed success throughout their history winning the League Cup twice, two League titles, the European Cup Winners Cup, and the The FA Cup four times.

^ They won a second European Cup as part of an unprecedented Treble in 1999, before winning their third in 2008, 40 years almost to the day after their first.
  • Manchester United, Soccer Team - News - Evri 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.evri.com [Source type: News]

^ City also qualified for the UEFA Cup through the "Fair Play ranking", earning the club's first entry into European competition in 25 years.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

.In the 2003 close season the club moved to the new City of Manchester Stadium.^ City of Manchester Stadium, 2/12/09.
  • Manchester City v Arsenal - Carling Cup 2009/10 - Matches 2009/10 - Arsenal FC 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.arsenalpics.com [Source type: General]

^ City unveil a new club badge.
  • Manchester City Football Club: Hope is Rising - Electronic Arts UK Community 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The club started the 2003-2004 football season in a new £135 million state-of-the-art stadium, after moving in­to the City of Manchester Stadium from Maine Road.
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.The first four seasons at the stadium all resulted in mid-table finishes.^ A season of consolidation followed, with the club finishing in 8th, before they finally won their first league title in 1908.
  • Manchester United F.C. - a knol by Linton Davies 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ City have been winning 1-0 at half-time in all four of their Premier League matches so far this season.
  • GameSpot Forums - The Manutd Board - Manchester United 4-3 Manchester City [20 Sep 09] 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The first two games in the 1906-07 season resulted in to heavy defeats at the hands of Arsenal (4-1) and Everton (9-1).

Former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson became the club's first manager from overseas when appointed in 2007.[23] After a bright start performances faded in the second half of the season, and Eriksson was sacked in June 2008.[24] Eriksson was replaced by Mark Hughes two days later on 4 June 2008.[25]
.In August 2008, the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group.^ He will now join Sven-Goran Eriksson's side after finalising terms with his previous club, Al Ain, in Abu Dhabi, and when a work permit is issued.
  • Manchester City - Blog Toplist 1 February 2010 3:12 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: General]

^ Involving a £ 200 million deal, the club is taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development Limited in 2008.
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^ In August 2006, the club became the first to be officially recognised as a "gay-friendly" employer by campaign group Stonewall (UK).
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

.The takeover was immediately followed by a flurry of bids for high profile players; the club broke the British transfer record by signing Brazilian international Robinho from Real Madrid for £32.5 million.^ Minutes before the transfer window closed, the club signed Robinho from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of 32.5 million.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The club break the British transfer record for the second time with the 32.5m signing of Robinho from Real Madrid.
  • Manchester City Football Club: Hope is Rising - Electronic Arts UK Community 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ On deadline day, they smashed the British transfer record with a surprise £32.5m swoop for Real Madrid's Brazilian striker Robinho.
  • Manchester City Football Club - Official Site of the Premier League | Manchester City 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.premierleague.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26] .City finished tenth, and also reached the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.^ We did reach the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup, something which was really not expected of us.
  • Season Review: Manchester City - Wigan Athletic FC - WIGANER.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC wiganer.net [Source type: News]

^ United beat City to reach League Cup final .
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^ City reach the 100th FA Cup final against Spurs.
  • Manchester City Football Club: Hope is Rising - Electronic Arts UK Community 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: News]

.During the summer of 2009 the club took transfer spending to an unprecedented level, with an outlay of over £100 million on players Gareth Barry, Roque Santa Cruz, Kolo Touré, Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tévez and Joleon Lescott.^ Roque Santa Cruz 25.
  • Shay Given - Manchester City Football Club 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.football.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Roque Santa Cruz, £17m .
  • Manchester City transfer news and rumours - Transfers, Football - The Independent 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz joined Manchester City in the summer of 2009.
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[27]
.On 19 December 2009 it was announced that Mark Hughes had been replaced as manager by Roberto Mancini.^ Roberto Mancini on being a manager in England .
  • Manchester City - News, photos, topics, and quotes 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.daylife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Manchester City have fired manager Mark Hughes and have already announced that Roberto Mancini will be his successor.

^ Saturday, 19 December 2009 .
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[28]

Club crest and colours

A round badge with the words "Manchester City F.C." around the edge. In the middle is a shield with a ship in the upper half and red rose in the lower half
Manchester City crest from 1972–1997
.Manchester City's home colours are sky blue and white.^ Manchester City home .
  • Man City : Football Shirts, Football Kit and Football Strip - UKSoccershop.com - Official Soccer Merchandise 1 February 2010 3:12 UTC www.uksoccershop.com [Source type: General]

^ Manchester City 's home colours are sky blue and white.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

^ Spoiler Manchester City's home colours are sky blue and white.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

.Traditional away kit colours have been either maroon or (from the 1960s) red and black; however, in recent years several different colours have been used.^ The away kit is a return to the popular red and black stripes.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The away kit is all purple in colour.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

^ Traditional away kit (football) colours have been either maroon or (from the 1960s) red and black; however, in recent years several different colours have been used.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

.The origins of the club's home colours are unclear, but there is evidence that the club has worn blue since 1892 or earlier.^ The origins of the club's home colours are unclear, but there is evidence that the club has worn blue since 1892 or earlier.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The origins of the club's home colours are unclear, but there is evidence that the club have worn blue since 1892 or earlier.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

^ The match was the debut of Fratton Park, which has been the club's home ever since.
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A booklet entitled Famous Football Clubs – Manchester City published in the 1940s indicates that West Gorton (St. Marks) originally played in scarlet and black, and reports dating from 1884 describe the team wearing black jerseys bearing a white cross, showing the club's origins as a church side.[29] .The red and black away colours come from former assistant manager Malcolm Allison, who believed that adopting the colours of AC Milan would inspire City to glory.^ Marks) originally played in scarlet and black, and reports dating from 1884 describe the team wearing black jerseys bearing a white cross, showing the club's origins as a church side.The red and black away colours come from former assistant manager Malcolm Allison, who believed that adopting the colours of AC Milan would inspire City to glory.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The red and black away colours come from former assistant manager Malcolm Allison , who believed that adopting the colours of A.C. Milan would inspire City to glory.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

^ However, teething trouble aside, based on the manager I spoke to, I would say the City Inn is in good hands and that their high standards will be maintained.
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[30]
.The current club crest was adopted in 1997, a result of the previous crest being ineligible for registration as a trademark.^ The current club crest was adopted in 1997, a result of the previous crest being ineligible for registration as a trademark .

^ The current club crest was adopted in 1997, a result of the previous crest being ineligible for registration as a trademark.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]
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^ It consisted of a round badge which used the same shield as the current crest, inside a circle bearing the name of the club.
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  • GILANG SETYA UTAMA: MANCHESTER CITY F.C. 1 February 2010 3:12 UTC gilangsetyautama.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.The badge is based on the arms of the city of Manchester, and consists of a shield in front of a golden eagle.^ The badge is derived from the crest of the city of Manchester.
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^ The badge is based on the arms of the city of Manchester, and consists of a shield in front of a golden eagle.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The badge is based on the coat of arms of the city of Manchester, and consists of a shield in front of a golden eagle.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

.The shield features a ship on its upper half representing the Manchester Ship Canal, and three diagonal stripes in the lower half, for the city's three rivers.^ The shield features a ship on its upper half representing the Manchester Ship Canal, and three diagonal stripes in the lower half, for the city's three rivers.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The shield features a ship on its upper half representing the Manchester Ship Canal , and three diagonal stripes in the lower half, for the city's three rivers.
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^ Manchester Ship Canal opened.
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.The bottom of the badge bears the motto Superbia in Proelio, which translates as Pride in Battle in Latin.^ The bottom of the badge bears the motto Superbia in Praelia, which almost translates as Pride in Battle in Latin.Above the eagle and shield are three stars, which are purely decorative.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ This new design features the Latin motto Superbia in proelia meaning Pride in battle.
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^ The bottom of the badge bears the Latin motto Superbia in Praelia , which translates as Pride in Battle .
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.Above the eagle and shield are three stars, which are purely decorative.^ Above the eagle and shield are three stars, which are purely decorative.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

^ A. The stars have no significance and are purely decorative.
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^ The bottom of the badge bears the motto Superbia in Praelia, which almost translates as Pride in Battle in Latin.Above the eagle and shield are three stars, which are purely decorative.
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[31]
.City have previously worn two other crests on their shirts.^ City have previously worn two other crests on their shirts.
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  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ City have won the League Cup on two previous occasions and coincidently the Final comes exactly 34 years after the last won the trophy, their last trophy.
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^ You will also receive a VIP pass for two people to the gig and two Manchester City shirts.
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.The first, introduced in 1970, was based on designs which had been used on official club documentation since the mid-1960s.^ The first, introduced in 1970, was based on designs which had been used on official club documentation since the mid-1960s.
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  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ In August 2006, the club became the first to be officially recognised as a "gay-friendly" employer by campaign group Stonewall (UK).
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ In August 2006, the club became the first to be officially recognised as a " gay-friendly " employer by campaign group Stonewall (UK).
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

.It consisted of a round badge which used the same shield as the current crest, inside a circle bearing the name of the club.^ It consisted of a round badge which used the same shield as the current crest, inside a circle bearing the name of the club.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The bottom of the badge bears the motto Superbia in Praelia, which almost translates as Pride in Battle in Latin.Above the eagle and shield are three stars, which are purely decorative.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ This practice originates from a time when the players' shirts did not normally bear a badge of any kind, but has continued throughout the history of the club.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]
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.In 1972, this was replaced by a variation which replaced the lower half of the shield with the red rose of Lancashire.^ In 1972, this was replaced by a variation which replaced the lower half of the shield with the red rose of Lancashire.
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  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The shield features a ship on its upper half representing the Manchester Ship Canal, and three diagonal stripes in the lower half, for the city's three rivers.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The shield features a ship on its upper half representing the Manchester Ship Canal , and three diagonal stripes in the lower half, for the city's three rivers.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]

.On occasions when Manchester City plays in a major cup final, the usual crest is not used; instead shirts bearing a badge of the arms of the City of Manchester are used, as a symbol of pride in representing the city of Manchester at a major event.^ On occasions when Manchester City plays in a major cup final, the usual crest is not used; instead shirts bearing a badge of the arms of the City of Manchester are used, as a symbol of pride in representing the city of Manchester at a major event.
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ The badge is derived from the crest of the city of Manchester.
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^ MANCHESTER CITY FOOTBALL SHIRT(1997!
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.This practice originates from a time when the players' shirts did not normally bear a badge of any kind, but has continued throughout the history of the club.^ This practice originates from a time when the players' shirts did not normally bear a badge of any kind, but has continued throughout the history of the club.
  • Manchester City FC - MySoccerPlace.net 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC www.mysoccerplace.net [Source type: General]
  • [FC] ***Manchester City FC*** - DetikForum 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC forum.detik.com [Source type: General]

^ But what Richard Dunne did do is develop an abiding loyalty from all City supporters, one that continues even though he has left our club.
  • Manchester City News | Manchester City Blog | Manchester City FC 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC mancityblog.com [Source type: General]

^ A notable period in the club's history was from the 1930's to the 1950's, when they were crowned Division Three (North) champions three times.
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Players and staff

As of 1 February 2010.[33]

Current squad

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

^ Main article: Retired numbers in football Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

^ They played there first game against a local Rugby team, playing one half under Rugby rules and one half under Football rules.
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Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Shay Given
2 England DF Micah Richards
3 England DF Wayne Bridge
4 England DF Nedum Onuoha
5 Argentina DF Pablo Zabaleta
6 England MF Michael Johnson
7 Republic of Ireland MF Stephen Ireland
8 England MF Shaun Wright-Phillips
11 England MF Adam Johnson
12 England GK Stuart Taylor
14 Paraguay FW Roque Santa Cruz
15 Spain DF Javier Garrido
16 Brazil DF Sylvinho
17 Bulgaria MF Martin Petrov
No. Position Player
18 England MF Gareth Barry
19 England DF Joleon Lescott
24 France MF Patrick Vieira
25 Togo FW Emmanuel Adebayor
28 Côte d'Ivoire DF Kolo Touré (captain)
32 Argentina FW Carlos Tévez
33 Belgium MF Vincent Kompany
34 Netherlands MF Nigel de Jong
37 Faroe Islands GK Gunnar Nielsen
39 Wales FW Craig Bellamy
44 Belgium DF Dedryck Boyata
45 Republic of Ireland DF Greg Cunningham
48 Norway MF Abdisalam Ibrahim

Out on loan

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

^ Main article: Retired numbers in football Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

^ They played there first game against a local Rugby team, playing one half under Rugby rules and one half under Football rules.
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Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
9 Bulgaria FW Valeri Bojinov (at Parma until the end of the 2009–10 season)
10 Brazil FW Robinho (at Santos until 4 August 2010)[34]
20 Ecuador FW Felipe Caicedo (at Málaga until the end of the 2009–10 season)
27 Zimbabwe FW Benjani Mwaruwari (at Sunderland until the end of the 2009–10 season)
29 Nigeria MF Kelvin Etuhu (at Cardiff City until the end of the 2009–10 season)
30 England DF Shaleum Logan (at Tranmere Rovers until the end of the 2009–10 season)
No. Position Player
40 Slovakia MF Vladimír Weiss (at Bolton Wanderers until the end of the 2009-10 season)
50 Northern Ireland DF Ryan McGivern (at Leicester City until the end of the 2009–10 season)
England GK Joe Hart (at Birmingham City until the end of the 2009–10 season)
Brazil FW (at Galatasaray until the end of the 2009–10 season)

Retired numbers

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

^ Main article: Retired numbers in football Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.

^ They played there first game against a local Rugby team, playing one half under Rugby rules and one half under Football rules.
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Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
23 Cameroon MF Marc-Vivien Foé (posthumous honour)
.Since 2003, Manchester City have not issued the squad number 23. It was retired in memory of Marc-Vivien Foé, who was on loan to the club from Lyon at the time of his death on the field of play whilst playing for Cameroon in the 2003 Confederations Cup.^ Manchester City 1934 Cup Final.
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^ It is believed Garrido could now be the subject of interest from clubs in the Championship, who will shortly be allowed to enter the transfer market for loan deals.
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^ Cowdenbeath are the oldest surviving club in Fife and won the Fife cup for the first time in 1885.
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Hall of Fame

The following players are members of Manchester City's Hall of Fame,[36] and are listed according to the year of their Manchester City first-team debut (year in parentheses):

Management team

Position Name
Manager Italy Roberto Mancini
Assistant manager England Brian Kidd
First team coach Italy Fausto Salsano
Goalkeeping coach Italy Massimo Battara
Fitness coach Italy Ivan Carminati
Reserve team manager England Andy Welsh
Chief scout England Graham Carr
International academy director England Jim Cassell
Under-21 elite development manager England Andy Welsh
Academy manager N/A

Former managers

The following managers have all won at least one major trophy with Manchester City (totals include competitive matches only):[37]
Name From To Played Won  Drawn Lost
Scotland Tom Maley 1902 1906 150 89 22 39
England Wilf Wild 1932 1946 354 158 124 72
England Les McDowall 1950 1963 592 220 127 245
England Joe Mercer 1965 1971 340 149 94 97
England Tony Book 1974 1979 269 114 75 80

Supporters

.Manchester City has a large fanbase in relation to its comparative lack of success on the pitch.^ Manchester City Related TripSpot Guides: UK .
  • Manchester, England - TripSpot.com 14 January 2010 6:21 UTC tripspot.com [Source type: News]

.Since moving to the City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester City's average attendances have been in the top six in England,[38] usually in excess of 40,000. Even in the late 1990s, when the club were relegated twice in three seasons and playing in the third tier of English football (then Division Two, now Football League One), home attendances were in the region of 30,000, compared to an average for the division of fewer than 8,000.[39] Research carried out by Manchester City in 2005 estimates a fanbase of 886,000 in the United Kingdom and a total in excess of 2 million worldwide.^ The club has played in the lower two divisions for most of its time in the Football League, reaching the second tier between 1958 and 1964.
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^ Manchester United songs aimed at Manchester city .
  • Manchester United Songs and Chants about Manchester City 3 February 2010 17:15 UTC www.prideofmanchester.com [Source type: General]

^ The team has played most of its football since in the second tier of Scottish Football.
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[40]
.Manchester City has a number of supporters organisations, of which three have official recognition: the Official Supporters Club, the Centenary Supporters Association and the International Supporters Club.^ Manchester City had a near-capacity home crowd supporting them and no injuries limiting them, and still got waxed.
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^ Southend United Football Supporters' Club Official Handbook 1957-58..
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^ Re: Manchester City Football Club Thaksin (chairman) today said he would not sell micah richards.
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.There have been several fanzines published by supporters; the longest running is King of the Kippax and it is the only one still published.^ There’s only one player that I know can do that and he goes by the name of Wayne Rooney!
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^ One Michah Richards Rock solid in central defense, there is only one Micah ...
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^ There's Only One Uwe Rosler (Lyric only) For our legendary German hitman.
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[41]
.The City fans' song of choice is a rendition of "Blue Moon", which despite its melancholic theme is belted out with gusto as though it were a heroic anthem.^ If Manchester city fans are to be believed, Manchester is mainly made up of blues and all United fans (or 'Munichs' as they label them), come from Singapore or London.
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^ It seems the Manchester City football team's boss, Stuart Pearce, is a Blondie fan and asked for permission to use "Union City Blue" as his team's theme song.
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^ Anti-Man city songs sang by United fans .
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.City supporters tend to believe that unpredictability is an inherent trait of their team, and label unexpected results "typical City".[42][43] Events that fans regard as "typical City" include City's being the only reigning English champions ever to be relegated (in 1938), the only team to score and concede over 100 goals in the same season (1957–58),[44] or the more recent example that City were the only team to beat Chelsea in the 2004–05 Premier League, yet in the same season City were knocked out of the FA Cup by Oldham Athletic, a team two divisions lower.^ League Cup Winners 2004 .
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^ In the FA Cup, they beat Aberdare Athletic 9-1 in 1927.
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^ Record fastest goal ever scored in an FA cup final.
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.Manchester City's biggest rivalry is with neighbours Manchester United, against whom they contest the Manchester derby.^ Manchester United songs aimed at Manchester city .
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^ Manchester United vs Manchester City: Preview .
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^ In 1909 they reached the cup final, losing to Manchester United.
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.Before the Second World War, when travel to away games was rare, many Mancunian football fans regularly watched both teams even if considering themselves "supporters" of only one.^ Second world war .
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^ Away games only .

^ Puritans, for example, did not necessarily ally themselves with Parliamentarians, and many of them were not bourgeois; many bourgeois fought on the side of the King; many landed aristocrats supported Parliament.

.This practice continued into the early 1960s but as travel became easier, and the cost of entry to matches rose, watching both teams became unusual and the rivalry intensified.^ The team quickly became fully integrated into the Edinburgh community and rapidly established itself as a successful Scottish football club.
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^ The following match was against Southampton, who became the team's local rivals.
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^ During the late 60's and early 70's fortunes revived and the team managed to get back briefly into the top flight.
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.A common stereotype is that City fans come from Manchester proper, while United fans come from elsewhere.^ Manchester United songs aimed at Manchester city .
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^ Manchester United vs Manchester City: Preview .
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^ And what exactly constitutes a PROPER United fan – by your evaluation only someone who comes from Manchester!
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.A 2002 report by a researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University found that while it was true that a higher proportion of City season ticket holders came from Manchester postcode areas (40% compared to United's 29%), there were more United season ticket holders, the lower percentage being due to United's higher overall number of season ticket holders (27,667 compared to City's 16,481).^ Manchester United – More than a club!
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^ SK postcode (hence United's nickname for them as 'Stockports') and both stadiums are the same distance (2 miles) to Manchester Town Hall.
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^ Sevilla's performance in La Liga in the last few seasons has led to an increase in the number of season ticket holders, making it necessary to create a waiting list for tickets.
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.However, the report warned that since the compiling of data in 2001, the number of both City and United season ticket holders had risen; expansion of United's ground and City's move to the City of Manchester Stadium have caused season ticket sales to increase further.^ Manchester United songs aimed at Manchester city .
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^ Raising the rafters at the City of Manchester stadium!
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^ Manchester United vs Manchester City: Preview .
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[45]
In the late 1980s, City fans started a craze of bringing inflatable objects to matches, primarily oversized bananas. .One disputed explanation for the craze is that in a match against West Bromwich Albion chants from fans calling for the introduction of Imre Varadi as a substitute mutated into "Imre Banana". Terraces packed with inflatable-waving supporters became a frequent sight in the 1988–89 season as the craze spread to other clubs (inflatable fish were seen at Grimsby Town), with the phenomenon reaching a peak at City's match at Stoke City on 26 December 1988, a match declared by fanzines as a fancy dress party.^ West Bromwich Albion Review 1995..
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^ Reply Aditya says: December 29th, 2009 at 9:26 @ Just1n : Tevez is playing day in day out at City.
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^ It’s because of fans like you and me and Eddy and others who come from different corners of the the planet and who sacrifice our time and money to support a club in North West England that’s slightly East of Scouse.
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[46]
.In August 2006, the club became the first to be officially recognised as a "gay-friendly" employer by campaign group Stonewall (UK).^ South Africa became the first African country to sign the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention earlier this year, joining the OECD Working Group on Bribery as its 37th member.
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^ The official nickname for the Bury football club, is, "The Shakers", the Bury football clubs first chairman, JT Ingham, said before a Lancashire Cup game with Blackburn, "We will shake them.
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^ In the nineties they became the first Scottish club to appear in the FA Cup proper since Rangers did it back in 1887.
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[47]

Ownership

.The holding company of Manchester City F.C., Manchester City Limited, is a private limited company, with approximately 54 million shares in issue.^ Manchester City had a near-capacity home crowd supporting them and no injuries limiting them, and still got waxed.
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^ Urbis Manchester City Centre ( exhibition prestige ) Urbis provides a superior quality environment for corporate hospitality, seminars and private functi...
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^ City of Manchester Stadium This 3-star, 66 bedroom hotel is situated in Sale, approximately 4 miles from Manchester Airport.
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.The club has been in private hands since 2007, when the major shareholders agreed to sell their holdings to UK Sports Investments Limited (UKSIL), a company controlled by former Thailand prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.^ In 1910 the club became a limited company.
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^ In 1902, Raith was elected to the Scottish League and in 1907, the club incorporated into a limited company; the Raith Rovers Football and Athletic Company Ltd.
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^ Compared with insurance companies, Chinese banks have more limited investment channels and they are not allowed to invest in the stock market directly.
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UKSIL then made a formal offer to buy the shares held by several thousand small shareholders.
.Prior to the Thaksin takeover, the club was listed on the specialist independent equity market PLUS (formerly OFEX),[48] where it had been listed since 1995. On 6 July 2007, having acquired 75% of the shares, Thaksin de-listed the club and re-registered it as a private company.^ He added the commission will "expand the scale of fundraising in the capital market, increase the amount of tradable shares and push forward the listing of large companies and high-quality medium-sized companies."
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^ In 2007 Thaksin bought English soccer club Manchester City F.C. (which currently has the Swede Sven-Gvran Eriksson as its manager).
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^ In the 1707 Act of Union, the separate kingdoms of England and Scotland, having shared the same monarch since 1603, agreed to permanent union as the Kingdom of Great Britain.

[49]. .By August UKSIL had acquired over 90% of the shares, and exercised its rights under the Companies Act to "squeeze out" the remaining shareholders, and acquire the entire shareholding.^ Under the proposal, the Government would provide between six and nine months of payment, which councils would usually have to fork out from their coffers, to pay these companies.
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.Thaksin Shinawatra became chairman of the club and two of Thaksin's children, Pintongta and Panthongtae also became directors.^ In post-crisis Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra became prime minister with the populist Thai Rak Thai party in 2001.
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^ That wealthy owner, Thaksin Shinawatra, is also very hands-on with the sporting side of the club and has shown that he likes to have a say in what’s going on with the team.
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Former chairman John Wardle stayed on the board for a year, but resigned in July 2008 following Nike executive Garry Cook's appointment as executive chairman in May.[50] .The club made a pre-tax loss of £11m in the year ending 31 May 2007, the final year for which accounts were published as a public company.^ According to CBI, reducing dependence on oil revenues led to an increase in the share of taxes in the budget for the year to March 21, 2007, IRNA reported.
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^ Therefore, the current account deficit is on the rise and is expected to reach $11 billion by the end of the fiscal year", economists said.
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^ Mainland commercial banks may have to accept lower growth this year, experts say, after a successful 2007 when most saw big rises in net profits.
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[51]
.Thaksin's purchase prompted a period of transfer spending without precedent at the club,[52] spending in around £30 million,[53] whereas over the previous few seasons net spending had been among the lowest in the division.^ The whole town threw a massive fiesta as the local club, founded 7 seasons previously had reached the national level within Spanish football.
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^ Since 1974 the team has been in the bottom division of the Football League, making it the longest spell in the lowest division for any club in Football League history.
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^ Why in the hell do you spend 30 million pounds on a striker, and then not play him?
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A year later, this investment was itself dwarfed by larger sums. .On 1 September 2008, Abu Dhabi-based Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development Limited completed a takeover of Manchester City.^ Manchester United songs aimed at Manchester city .
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^ On 1 September 2008, Abu Dhabi-based Abu Dhabi United Group Investment and Development Limited completed a takeover of Manchester City.
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^ Manchester United vs Manchester City: Preview .
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.The deal, worth a reported £200 million, was announced on the morning of 1 September.^ The deal, worth a reported 200 million, was announced on the morning of 1 September.
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^ The number of Internet users in China soared past 200 million in 2007, a new report from the country's quasi-government Internet overseer said Thursday.
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.It sparked various transfer "deadline-day" rumours and bids such as the club's attempt to gazump Manchester United's protracted bid to sign Dimitar Berbatov from Tottenham Hotspur for a fee in excess of £30 million.^ Open Question: whos played for tottenham hotspurs and manchester united?
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^ Manchester United – More than a club!
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^ They once beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 and Thames Ironworks, better known as West Ham United, were another loval team they lined up against in those early days.
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[54][55] .Minutes before the transfer window closed, the club signed Robinho from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £32.5 million.^ The change that the club has achieved after the Arab took over have been immense and the recent signing of Robinho for their club shows their lavish spending capacity.
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^ Unlike most European football clubs, the club members (socios) have owned and operated Real Madrid since its foundation.
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^ I don't think Robinho will be that impressive, let alone worth 32 million pounds.
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[56] .The wealth of the new owners meant that in the summer of 2009, the club was able to finance the purchase of several experienced international players prior to the new season, spending more than any other club in the Premier League.^ Manchester United – More than a club!
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^ Not that he would need to be pushed in that case but at the moment given the complicated, wider circumstances around the club we need him in charge now more than ever.
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^ Exeter City Football Club are an English football club, based in Exeter, who were members of the Football League from 1920 to 2003, and rejoined the league for the 2008–09 season, after 5 seasons in the Conference National.
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[57]

Stadium

Wide-angle view of unoccupied stadium and football pitch. The facing stand has two tiers of blue seats
The City of Manchester stadium
.Manchester City's current stadium is the City of Manchester Stadium, also known as "Eastlands", a 47,726 capacity stadium situated in East Manchester, leased from Manchester City Council after the 2002 Commonwealth Games.^ City of Manchester Stadium The ideally located and easily accessible River Street Serviced Apartments bring you right to the heart of city centre living.
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^ City of Manchester Stadium These brand new, contemporary, spacious, one bedroom apartments are found in the heart of the vibrant city centre, with its fabulous shopping and nightlife.
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^ City of Manchester Stadium Situated in the ever popular Castlefield area of Manchester city centre, these serviced apartments offer all modern conveniences, engineered to make your stay a home away from home.
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.The stadium has been City's home since the end of the 2002–03 season, when the club moved from Maine Road.^ In 1909 the club moved to Firhill Stadium in Maryhill and has been there ever since.
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^ The team moved to Vicarage Road, their home ever since, in 1922.
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^ Malagueño continued in the lower levels of Spanish football as the city's main club, changed its name in 1994, and embarked on a journey that took them to the Primera División in 1999, where they have resided ever since.
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[58]
.Before moving to the stadium, Manchester City spent in excess of £30 million to convert it to football use.^ City of Manchester Stadium The ideally located and easily accessible River Street Serviced Apartments bring you right to the heart of city centre living.
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^ City of Manchester Stadium These brand new, contemporary, spacious, one bedroom apartments are found in the heart of the vibrant city centre, with its fabulous shopping and nightlife.
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^ City of Manchester Stadium The luxury of five star boutique hotels but with more space, privacy and freedom made affordable.
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.The field of play was lowered by several metres, adding an additional tier of seating around the entire pitch.^ The club has played in the lower two divisions for most of its time in the Football League, reaching the second tier between 1958 and 1964.
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^ In addition, there are 70 Hospitality boxes with magnificent views of the pitch and several other smaller ro ...
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A new North Stand was also built.[59] .The inaugural match at the new stadium was a 2–1 win over FC Barcelona in a friendly match.^ Bawdeswell FC, an 11 a side football team in Norwich are always on the lookout to play other football teams, but in particular, are looking to play a friendly match against any football teams in Madrid.
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^ City of Manchester Stadium In the shadow of the South Stand of Manchester United FC, a warm welcome and friendly environment awaits you.
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[60]
.Manchester City have used several grounds during their history: after playing home matches at five different stadia between 1880 and 1887, the club settled at Hyde Road, its home for 36 years.^ The team was the most nomadic in the history of English Football, playing home games in 20 different grounds before settling at Loftus Road in 1917.
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^ The club has played in the lower two divisions for most of its time in the Football League, reaching the second tier between 1958 and 1964.
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^ City of Manchester Stadium The luxury of five star boutique hotels but with more space, privacy and freedom made affordable.
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[61] .After a fire destroyed the Main Stand in 1920, the club started to seek a new site and moved to the 84-000 capacity Maine Road three years later.^ Starting a new Auction Site.
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^ Chelsea Football Club Stamford Bridge Stadium Fulham Road Chelsea London SW6 1HS Telephone +44 (0) 2078 356 000 Formed 1905.
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^ For the first three quarters of last year, the ComCare Fund has helped 16,500 cases, down slightly from 17,000 for the same period in 2006.
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Maine Road, nicknamed the "Wembley of the North" by its designers, hosted the largest-ever crowd at an English club ground when 84,569 attended an FA Cup tie against Stoke City on 3 March 1934.[62] Though Maine Road was redeveloped several times over its 80-year lifespan, by 1995 its capacity was restricted to 32,000, prompting the search for a new ground which culminated in the move to the City of Manchester Stadium in 2003.

Honours

Domestic

European

Preceded by
Czechoslovakia Slovan Bratislava
1969
European Cup Winners' Cup Winner
1970
Runner up: Poland Górnik Zabrze
Succeeded by
England Chelsea
1971

Club records

See also

References

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  3. ^ James, Gary (2008). Manchester – A Football History. Halifax: James Ward. ISBN 978-0-9558127-0-5.  p58
  4. ^ James, Gary (2006). .Manchester City – The Complete Record.^ He then asked Manchester-based band The Dandelion Clocks (formerly The Sounds Alliance) to record a new version with modified lyrics and named "Manchester City Blue."
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  5. ^ Ward, The Manchester City Story, p8
  6. ^ James, Manchester City – The Complete Record, p32
  7. ^ James, Manchester:The Greatest City, pp 59–65.
  8. ^ Ward, The Manchester City Story, pp31–33
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  12. ^ Penney, Manchester City – The Mercer-Allison Years, pp27–36
  13. ^ Penney, Manchester City – The Mercer-Allison Years, pp37–56
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  15. ^ James, Manchester City – The Complete Record, pp410–420
  16. ^ Other results meant United would have been relegated even if they had won or drawn, but neither team knew this at the time.
  17. ^ Ward, The Manchester City Story, p70
  18. ^ Tossell, Big Mal, Chapter 18
  19. ^ James, Manchester City – The Complete Record, p68
  20. ^ Buckley, Andy; Burgess, Richard (2000). .Blue Moon Rising: The Fall and Rise of Manchester City.^ If Manchester city fans are to be believed, Manchester is mainly made up of blues and all United fans (or 'Munichs' as they label them), come from Singapore or London.
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    ^ Nicknamed the foxes, Leicester City Football Club was formed in 1884 as Leicester Fosse Football Club.
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    ^ Several earlier attempts to found a professional football club ended in failure, mostly due to the strength of Rugby League in the city.
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  71. ^ James, Manchester City – The Complete Record, p521

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