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Old 27-07-2005, 09:34   #21
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Taken from the offical MCFC site:-
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City have completed the signing of England striker Darius Vassell for £2m from Aston Villa. The 25-year old striker flew home from Villa's pre-season tour of Sweden to agree personal terms on the four year contract. He successfully concluded a medical on Tuesday afternoon and will join his first training session with his new team mates this morning.

The acquisition of the pacey forward comes hot on the heels of the arrival of Andrew Cole from Fulham and adds much needed experience to the young squad.

Vassell, who has 22 international caps to his name, has played for Villa since signing for them as a teenager and made his debut appearance for them as an 18-year-old in 1998.

He is likely to make his first team debut in one of the coming weekend's two friendly fixtures, away at either Stoke City or Sheffield Wednesday.
So That means that Pearce has brought in Cole and Vassell for £2 million, which sounds like good business to me, we sold Macken for £3/4 Million, so an outlay of just £1.25 million, is spot on.

Vassell could be a man to come off the bench, or even play out wide with his pace. I feel that he went stale at Villa, and needs this new challenge. Pearce is a man who can motivate, and his record so far, has been fantastic. I do like the way he has gone about his time in charge of Manchester City.
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Any thoughts on the potential arrival of Steed Malbranque at the club?
City have had a £4m bid turned down by Fulham but are expected to go back with another offer.

Personally, I would see him as a positive signing. He's an attacking, creative, goalscoring midfielder, possibl more in the Berkovic mould than Benarbia.

As with all City's signings, he seems to have lost his way and dropped out of favour at his present club!
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Old 13-08-2005, 08:07   #23
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Well according to The Mirror on line, could be in the paper, but need to get off my back side and get to the shop. We have signed for a Million pounds Stelios Giannakopoulos from Bolton.

He would be a good buy at that price, any views from Bolton fans? I know Big Sam didn't want him to go!!
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Great result for Manchester City today, thought Coles goal and general playy today was outstanding. I've a feeling he'll be one of our top stars this year, he looks hungry. Not only today, but in all the build up games so far.

Great interview with Stuart Pearce after the game, the more I hear the more I like, I think that's 10 unbeaten games in the Premiership on the bounce
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For the first time in a while we look genuinely dangerous in the final third - Cole and Vassell caused them no end of problems I thought... If we can get a midfield playmaker in there and learn to exploit Vassell's pace (still not even attempted to knock a ball in behind the defence for him to run on to) then we'll do okay!

What's happened to Nedum though? Thought he had a great end to last season and now he's not even getting on as a sub? Not complaining, cos we've been defending well even with a makeshift defence - looking forward to Sylvain's return though...

And finally - well done David James. One excellent save, another very good one and not a foot wrong. Again.
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Did Reyna play yesterday? (he's in my Fantasy Football team)
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Old 22-08-2005, 06:37   #27
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Did Reyna play yesterday? (he's in my Fantasy Football team)
He did play, but got substituted, he may well of gone off injured. Didn't play that well.
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What's happened to Nedum though?
He's been injured, he's just on the full road to recovery
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He's been injured, he's just on the full road to recovery
Ah I see... Good... Although he's been on the bench hasn't he?

Just found out I'm gonna be away from Wednesday until the end of September Gonna miss the derby... Land back the day we play Newcastle - hopefully we'll be well clear at the top by then
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We are Top of the League, I said We are Top of the League

We have to make the most of it, even if it is for 24 Hours

Vassell took his goal well, after a great through ball by Barton, and Sinclair took his chance well after some nice work by Cole.

It has come out in the last few days, that we paid £1.5 mil for Vassell, that could prove to be a steal. He is busting a gut, and linking up very well with Cole (Who could be the best free transfer of the summer). Hopefully from our lofty position we can attract a couple of signings before the window shuts. That's now 11 matches unbeaten on the run in the Premiership.
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Stuart Pearce is Manager of the Month

Top Man!

Pearce Man of the Moment

Derby day today, good job $KY are showing Norwich Vs Plymouth

Manchester United get the biggest crowds in the Premiership, and Manchester City get the third biggest. Would make sense to show this more than most games.

What are the odds on Andy Cole getting the winner with a back heel
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Stuart Pearce is Manager of the Month

Top Man!

Pearce Man of the Moment

Derby day today, good job $KY are showing Norwich Vs Plymouth

Manchester United get the biggest crowds in the Premiership, and Manchester City get the third biggest. Would make sense to show this more than most games.

What are the odds on Andy Cole getting the winner with a back heel
Agree about $ky - **** how can the Manchester Drby not be televised?!!!!

As for A.Cole getting the winner - please no! (although it wouldn't suprise me - ex-players seem to do well against Utd )

Both teams are playing well, should be a good game. As this is the City thread I'm not going to comment on who I want to win
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As for A.Cole getting the winner - please no!

So near, yet.......

What a save!!!!!!!! Not saying we deserved to win, but that would have been sweet . I thought that when Sibierski came on we were gonna get nothing, but in the end we could have nicked it. At least when I go to work on Monday, life will be sweet enough.

Manchester United fans must be happy with a point, when they saw that EVS save
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Can NOT believe Sky didn't televise it!

Luckily I'm in Philly at the moment and it was available on High Definition Pay-Per-View so I got to see every kick Ridiculous that English fans who couldn't get a ticket didn't get to see it though!

Well unlucky at the end. Don't think 3 points either way would have been totally fair, but considering we were away from home and made Man U look largely toothless I think we were more morally deserving

Only disappointment was there was no closeup of Gary Nev when our goal went in... Just didn't seem the same
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What is it with Manchester City and the woodwork, amazing finish to the Doncaster match.
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Penalties training tomorrow methinks
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To be fair, the referee robbed them... never a sending off, and never a penalty for Doncaster.
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You must be one of the most unluckiest teams at the moment, what with the love affair with the woodwork against Bolton and the bad ref decisions tonight with the sending off and penalty.
Didn't play well tonight but shouldn't of lost it.
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To be fair, the referee robbed them... never a sending off, and never a penalty for Doncaster.
Agreed on both accounts.

Its kind of ironic that a team managed by Stuart Pearce who is remembered for missing a penalty, should miss all theirs in a shoot-out.
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HaHaHaHaHaHa....Ah well, at least you come from Manchester..
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