Author: Tom Brunt

CITY SQUAD NUMBERS FOR 2017-2018

Manchester City have submitted the following squad number list to the Premier League… 1 Claudio Bravo (GK) 2 Kyle Walker 3 Danilo 4 Vincent Kompany 5 John Stones 7 Raheem Sterling 8 Ilkay Gundogan 10 Sergio Agüero 11 Samir Nasri 14 Wilfried Bony 15 Eliaquim Mangala 17 Kevin De Bruyne 18 Fabian Delph 19 Leroy Sané 20 Bernardo Silva 21 David Silva 22 Benjamin Mendy 23 RETIRED 24 Tosin Adarabioyo 25 Fernandinho 27 Patrick Roberts 28 Jason Denayer 30 Nicolas Otamendi 31 Ederson Moraes (GK) 32 Daniel Grimshaw (GK) 33 Gabriel Jesus 35 Oleksandr Zinchenko 42 Yaya Touré 47...

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City manager Pep Guardiola breathed a sigh of relief when he saw his squad beat Brighton

Premier League title favourites Manchester City held their breath as they waited to tame the Seagulls before they scored two goals which handed them victory on the south coast. Said the former Barca and Bayern Munich coach:  “The first game is always complicated, in my experience, even with Barcelona – especially against a promoted side when they have the passion and are under no pressure at all.” He continued: “We saw what happened to Liverpool and Chelsea and we spoke about it. It was unexpected but this is the Premier League – I learned this last season. A proud...

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Why Danilo could be the shrewdest piece of business this summer by Oliver Mattison

With Guardiola still seemingly interested in bringing Alexis Sanchez to the club, whispers in France of a world record bid being prepared for Kylian Mbappe and a Kolarov shaped hole to fill in the centre of defence, it is fair to assume that the club’s spending isn’t over. But surprisingly, it is the club’s cheapest acquisition of the summer that could prove the best piece of business.   Danilo arrived at the club on the 23rd of July for around £26 million pounds after a two year spell at Real Madrid. While at Madrid he won one La Liga...

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Bernardo Silva: Filling the hole Kinkladze left behind by Oliver Mattison

They are moments in a football club’s history that become so inexplicably part of the club’s identity that they shape and embody what it means to support the club. These can be extreme highs like The Aguero goal or they can be extreme lows like getting beat away at York. Regardless of victories or defeats, these “I was there” moments bind you to a club and make it impossible to turn your back. This moment for me was watching Kinkladze for the first time at Maine Road. Across the city, they were winning every domestic competition in sight and...

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Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola secret meeting: the superstar felt ‘trapped’ at Barcelona, wanted to move to Man City last summer

A shocking new revelatory documentary has indicated that Lionel Messi longed to move to Manchester City last summer after feeling like he was ‘trapped’ at Barcelona. The superstar reportedly called Pep Guardiola, the former Nou Camp boss a few days after he became Manchester City’s coach and after which they reportedly linked up in Spain. Messi’s father, Jorge is said to have called Manchester City’s Executive director to inform him that his son wanted to leave Barcelona. A TV3 documentary ‘Jocs fiscals’ has revealed. It is believed that Jorge phoned City’s official on July 6 before Messi reportedly called...

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