February 22, 2014

(h/t Brooks at Dirty Tackle)

Never let it be said that football is not a way of life.

May 21, 2013
So this just happened.
I assume there are a couple things in play here. One, obviously, is City’s planned visit to play Chelsea at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Secondly, I think that since there is no current place for this team to actually, you know, play games, they need to figure out a stadium situation as soon as possible. 
Thoughts on this news?

So this just happened.

I assume there are a couple things in play here. One, obviously, is City’s planned visit to play Chelsea at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. Secondly, I think that since there is no current place for this team to actually, you know, play games, they need to figure out a stadium situation as soon as possible. 

Thoughts on this news?

May 13, 2013
Manchester City fires manager Roberto Mancini

This is shaping up to be a historic season for managerial turnover in the Barclay’s Premier League. Sir Alex Ferguson will retire at the end of the season, Roberto Mancini has been sacked, and Rafa Benitez has only been a temporary caretaker at Chelsea. So it appears that the top three finishing clubs in English football will all have new managers as they begin next season in August. 

January 29, 2013
In a bit of self fulfilling prophecy, crazy man and perennial World’s Game favorite Mario Balotelli has made a move to AC Milan. We all await the day when he’s spotted with an Inter Milan shirt and then is promptly sold to Manchester United. Shine on Mario, shine on. 

In a bit of self fulfilling prophecy, crazy man and perennial World’s Game favorite Mario Balotelli has made a move to AC Milan. We all await the day when he’s spotted with an Inter Milan shirt and then is promptly sold to Manchester United. Shine on Mario, shine on. 

December 10, 2012

Things came unhinged at Eastlands yesterday after Manchester United’s Robin van Persie unleashed a game-winning free kick past a diving Joe Hart. 

United’s players understandably let out a fairly raucous celebration. Predictably, angered by the celebration and the fact that City was about to lose at home for the first time in almost two calendar years, someone whipped a twopence coin at Rio Ferdinand and struck him near the eye. As you can see by the above video, the coin missed hitting him IN the eye by a fraction of a centimeter.

I will never condone unruly fan behavior, ever, but were the United players “inciting” the City supporters with their celebration?

United legend Paddy Crerand seemed to be appalled by this suggestion. You should listen to this rant. He makes a LOT of sense here.

November 25, 2012
Kolo Toure, or as he prefers to be known, Francois the car salesman!

Married Premier League star Kolo Toure had a lengthy affair with a young model – after tricking her into believing he was a car salesman.

The Manchester City defender told pretty Kessel Kasuisyo his name was Francois and showered her with ­expensive gifts he claimed he bought with cash he made selling motors, she claims.

And in a desperate bid to keep his real identity secret, she says, the £90,000-a -week star would sneak into her council flat wearing sunglasses with a baseball cap pulled over his face.

Smitten Toure, 31, kept up the astonishing facade for two years.

He married the mother of his two children during the alleged affair and even carried out a bizarre pretend proposal to ­Kessel, 22 – getting down one one knee to give her a £1,000 diamond ring.

But the game was up for the Ivory Coast ­international – who portrays himself as a devoted family man – when one of his mistress’s pals recognised him.

She told Kessel to Google her car salesman boyfriend’s real name – and the shocked beauty found Toure’s wedding pictures online.

September 23, 2012
We’d like to know which one of the two was cold and suggested that they cuddle up with each other. Judging by Mario’s face, we’re guessing it was Carlitos.
via @Bubbaprog

We’d like to know which one of the two was cold and suggested that they cuddle up with each other. Judging by Mario’s face, we’re guessing it was Carlitos.

via @Bubbaprog

July 31, 2012
Alex Morgan commemorates the U.S. Women’s team’s match at Old Trafford by sporting this Manchester United kit. Upon seeing the photo, Sheikh Mansour offered her two million pounds to exchange it for a Man City shirt.

Alex Morgan commemorates the U.S. Women’s team’s match at Old Trafford by sporting this Manchester United kit. Upon seeing the photo, Sheikh Mansour offered her two million pounds to exchange it for a Man City shirt.

May 13, 2012
If you’re trying to get somewhere on the East Side of Manchester, chances are the roads are pretty empty, nobody is leaving that stadium anytime soon.

If you’re trying to get somewhere on the East Side of Manchester, chances are the roads are pretty empty, nobody is leaving that stadium anytime soon.

May 13, 2012
In the final minutes Manchester City stole away what is arguably the most exciting title race ever from Manchester United, giving City fans something to finally cheer about after 44 years without a title.

In the final minutes Manchester City stole away what is arguably the most exciting title race ever from Manchester United, giving City fans something to finally cheer about after 44 years without a title.

May 13, 2012
Via @lukezim

Via @lukezim

April 9, 2012
siphotos:

Mikel Arteta of Arsenal (top left) shoots past Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart to score the only goal of the match during Sunday’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City in London. Arsenal won 1-0. (Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

siphotos:

Mikel Arteta of Arsenal (top left) shoots past Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart to score the only goal of the match during Sunday’s Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City in London. Arsenal won 1-0. (Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

March 24, 2012

Peter Crouch of Stoke City scores an unbelievable volley goal from 24 yards against Manchester City today.

February 5, 2012
The snow falls hard as Manchester City dismantles Fulham.

The snow falls hard as Manchester City dismantles Fulham.

October 23, 2011
hikergirl:

ratsgang:

There was this big derby today, Manchester United vs Manchester City. Mario Balotelli aka Super Mario scored 2 goals in City’s victory of 6-1. “Why always me ?”

This is not turning into a Balotelli blog, I promise.

Mario Balotelli is not just an Earth treasure, he’s a UNIVERSAL treasure. Truly.

hikergirl:

ratsgang:

There was this big derby today, Manchester United vs Manchester City. Mario Balotelli aka Super Mario scored 2 goals in City’s victory of 6-1. “Why always me ?”

This is not turning into a Balotelli blog, I promise.

Mario Balotelli is not just an Earth treasure, he’s a UNIVERSAL treasure. Truly.