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Manchester City Balls: What The Experts Said About Pelligrini, The Foreign Alan Pardew

MANUEL Pelligrini might looks like an accountant apprising a new Jaguar car, but it turns out that he’s a pretty good football manager. His Manchester City have won the Premier League title and League Cup in his first season in charge. So. Time to see what the media experts said of the Chilean:

Martin Samuel (Daily Mail)

Manuel Pellegrini is going to be the new manager of Manchester City. And right there is the reason why Manchester United’s appointment of David Moyes was so important for English football.

A coach who has won nothing in Europe, not even in the season when he spent £200million on four players at Real Madrid, will now occupy one of the prime jobs in the Premier League.

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Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment (1)


Manchester City And Arsenal Balls: Richard Wright Is The Luckiest Man In Football

Arsenal's 3 goalkeepers Richard Wright, David Seaman and Stuart Taylor celebrate with the FA Barclaycard Premiership Trophy NULL Ref #: PA.514636  Date: 11/05/2002

Arsenal’s 3 goalkeepers Richard Wright, David Seaman and Stuart Taylor celebrate with the FA Barclaycard Premiership Trophy
Date: 11/05/2002

 

RICHARD Wright has won two more Premier League winners’ medals than Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard. Surely a future career as media pundit sat by illuminated coffee tables is on the horizon for an English champion.

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Posted: 12th, May 2014 | In: Arsenal, Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: How Yaya Toure Beat Luis Suarez In Two Weeks

HOW tabloid reporting work with the Daily Mirror’s John Cross:

April 18:

 

 

Later that day, The Daily Mirror wrote:

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure says being African denies him individual recognition he deserves

 

On May 5, Cross tweeted:

 

It’s all about consistency…

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: Two City Ghosts Help Yaya Toure Score With The Wrong Foot

LAST night Yaya Toure scored a terrific goal to put the tin lid on Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa. But how did the Daily Mail present the strike?

Like this:

 

toure goal

 

 

Note:

* The Villa player facing the wrong way

* Toure hitting the ball with his left foot

* The banana shot that bends to the right but ends up in the goal’s left-most corner

* The two other City players in close support

 

The picture is just like the actual goal, then. For all those football fans unable to see the goal on the telly or the web, the Mail’s illustration is an invaluable resource.

Or not:

 

 

And from another angle:

 

Posted: 8th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City Balls: Time To Sack Pelligrini

HOW tabloid journalism, works, with the Sun’s Neil Curtis:

The Sun, March 14, 2014:

“If City could axe Mancini, surely Manuel faces chop now.”

THE betrayal of Roberto Mancini might just be coming back to haunt Manchester City.

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Posted: 6th, May 2014 | In: Manchester City, Sports | Comment


Manchester City And Imre Varadi Were Right: Don’t Blame The Banana For Racism In Football

CHUCKING banana skins and grunting like a monkey are things of history in British football. Over in Spain, racism is more prevalent. Last night, Barcelona’s Dani Alves fielded a banana tossed from the crowd at Villarreal’s Estadio El Madrigal and ate it.

 

 

He didn’t even pick off the black and stringy bits. He just peeled and ate it, in a move that mocked both the mentally negligible fool who’d tossed it and the threat of indigestion.

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Posted: 28th, April 2014 | In: Key Posts, Manchester City, Sports | Comment