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Frankly, it's a bit disappointing to see Balo wearing another PL team's shirt, "but this is football" (as Mancini would say), and I hope he does everything and more what he did for us, especially off- field drama's lol...
I hope Balo gets a little run out against us Monday, so our fans can give him a good reception, I still remember him starting that 1-6 trashing like it was yesterday, good times.
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Balo will always be in our hearts. Good times
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http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28878088

If this happens, don't know whether to congratulate them or sympathize with them...lol!!
Congratulate them. Balotelli at 16m is a steal. I will definitely develop a soft spot for Liverpool while he remains there, as I wouldn't mind seeing super Mario do well. As long as that doesn't interfere with our third title in 4 years ;)
Balotellis is also taking a wage cut, earning 90k a week. He reportedly spoke directly with Rodgers, apparently his change in attitude is what attracted Rodgers.
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I would congratulate them. We forget how good he was when he was on form. Along with Sturridge he will be more than a handful. Also, I am sure he is more mature now. Massive signing for Liverpool imo.
If he take his profession seriously, its a steal.

I must say english media is saved...!
Neither. I'm just crying, sigh
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28836671
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That will be a must watch
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NANANA NANANA EHEHEH KUN AGUERO NANANA NANANA...will be remembered forever!!:D
What are your best striker pairing at City?
I'de like to see what Kun and Jovetic can do on the field
That would work only if Jovetic plays the #9 role. He is not naturally a target man. I think we will see less of the Jovetic/Aguero pairing. Dzeko will figure almost always in my opinion.
Jovetic as a target man? I disagree, he almost always drops deep to pick up the ball and run at defenders whereas Aguero is always on their shoulder trying to run in behind. I'd love to see them get some game time together!
Since dzeko is so disruptive to almost every attacking move I would too like to see jovetic and Aguero together
Good to see the ""Mercanaries"" signing new contracts to play sexy football. Looking forward to more $$$ related comments :)
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"Mercenaries" join a team to play for a short while and cash out.

Players in City have established a strong ground and backbone with renewed contracts, those "Mercenaries" bitter people label them are now our Warriors.
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Well said...!
HA! This guy and Arsene have something in common. They don't stop bitching
Well said SIlverkaj
How am i bitching you dumbass I was simply supporting you guys while being sarcastic.."" "" for a reason -.-
Edin Džeko #10 has signed a new 4-year deal.

Now we just have to renew for Hart and the spine of our team is set for the foreseeable future.
Wouldn't label dzeko in the spine just yet. I am not denying his form has improved a lot since this winter. But he is much easier to replace than a hart, kompany, toure, silva or aguero. I wouldn't put him in the same class either, as you know these guys will always start, as long as fitness is not an issue.
He had a poor first touch and slows the tempo but that has changed against Newcastle in our first game. He kept the tempo of the game alive with the passes from Silva, Jovetic and Nasri and pulled of a sick assist to Silva which is something rarely seen from Dzeko. We already know his a master poacher and his good in the air but if he keeps playing like the way he did then I would certainly label Dzkeo as part of the spine of the team.
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he is a quality squad member not exactly the spine of your team but a really good squad member. does his job rather well and doesnt bitch about playing times. good guy in my book
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We used to say he didn't fit our style due to his touches and slowing down of the game, but I agree with Moe - Dzeko has changed and is now more suited to the team. If he replicates the form of last season, I'll be one happy Dzeko fan :)
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He gives us the option in the air, strength and hold up play which is not available via Aguero/Jovetic. I think he is the perfect target man and is lethal with flair players around him to feed and draw defenders. Dzeko may not be the greatest of forwards but he fits our system very well and gives the team a balance of power, height and flair.
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The last game against Newcastle, he was brilliant. Now he signed the contract, and If he still makes effort and play like that, he will be great..!

Hate to see talented players wasted...

Certain Roma directors are in London as we speak. They were spotted at the airport this morning, it's in pictures.
So who are they selling Benatia to and who will they buy once cashed in

Some journos suggest they are after Chiriches, there is hope

Edit: this post goes after Moe's
Nastasic most likely if they sell Benatia. Although Benatia is a beast and with them going into Cl and competing for Serie A you'd think they'd keep Benatia at all costs.
If Lelouch replies you already know what the picture is about:)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvfwiA8IYAAN05V.jpg
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Hahaha I woke up to some fantastic news today! Glad to see Dzeko renewed, he showed last year what he's capable of. He's already at a good level and I can only see his form improving, what an exciting start to the season!

So many players committing their futures to the club, really shows the belief in the manager and the club overall. I mean, these guys wouldn't renew unless they were certain they want to play under Pellegrini right? I honestly hope he stays for the long run, and may he bring more titles to The Etihad :)
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/micah-richards-matija-nastasic-manchester-4068673

Looks like Nastasic might really be on his way out after all. As Pellegrini clearly rates Boyata ahead of Nastasic for some insane reason. Tough to hear but City can't keep everyone.

Considering Nastasic wasn't even on the bench against Newcastle I think this report is true.

I'm going mental, why would you want to sell Nastasic and keep Boyata, Nastasic is clearly the better player, and also with how old Demichelis is I don't see him there for long, at least I hope not, why not loan Nastasic out like Rekik, I'm so pissed -__-".

Pellegrini might be seeing something on the training ground that we aren't seeing regarding Nastasic, I don't know, I cant understand it.
There is one very simple reason guys. Boyata is content with not playing, Nastasic is not. Pellegrini said it himself - Nastasic needs to play to develop and he is open to letting him do that.

The bench list by no means refers to Boyata being better. Just means that Boyata is OK with the role and he will stay. Nastasic is too good for that role and will leave.
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It will always come down with the same problem Rekik or Nastasic next summer as well. One of them has to go eventually and as sad as it is Nastasic is the likely man to head out. No one can doubt Demichelis ability any longer, he is very much capable of playing top sides and doing a good job against them, he certainly a lot better then he was last season.
I get that tomi, but what if we have an injury or injuries, wouldn't you rather have Nastasic or Rekik as a replacement than Boyata? If it were up to me I'd loan until demi leaves, let Nastasic or Rekik fill his role and rotate, I just hate to see quality leave.
Agreed SilvaMaestro. All of us have been saying that letting Nastasic go is one of the biggest mistakes City is doing. I just don't understand it. Looks like Pellegrini has made up his mind
Seems that way, we can't stop the powers that be, on the bright side I'm sure the way we are developing we will have more talent to come in the future.
Indeed we can produce top talents but again its a big blow to see him go if that's the case. Boyata has proven his not every reliable at all but Rekik is going to want minutes next season and its going to be Kompany, Rekik and Mangala with Boyata playing 4 choice striker. On the other hand Fernando Reges can drop into the CB position as well, his a natural defensive player.
i think boyata will be put on sale next year and rekik will take his place as a HG player/ 4th choice cb.
Do we have Demichelis next year? Lol isn't he going to retire? If Nastasic stays he can become 3rd choice or even 2nd choice next year.
^What about Rekik? His already been demanding for minutes and I can't blame him his been putting on good performances and could be soon breaking his way in the Dutch national team. If Demi can handle it next season, he can be our 4th choice because at this age I think he would accept the role and Rekik, Mangala and Kompany as our top 3 CBs. Or if we kept Nastasic that would be him plus the other 3 fighting for 2 spots which is going to leave some players unhappy and we don't want that.
I guess we have too many CBs then?!

Looks like Pellegrini rates Rekik over Nastasic then, which is why he is letting him go. Next year Rekik will come in and take over the 3rd choice spot then.

One thing I am not totally convinced about though - is Rekik better than Nastasic? Matija is tried and tested against the likes of Christiano Ronaldo. Rekik is not. They are only 2 years apart, aren't they? We are losing a gem no matter what.
Kompany is injury prone and he gets few red cards during the season, Demichilis is old tire we never know he may be punctured at any point. If both of them get injured or out of form at the same time then playing Boyota would be suicide.

It may be because of home grown quota and constraint of 21 players in CL, I don't think Nastatic comes under that category because he is turning 22 soon and we have too many internationals but Boyata is home grown player.

If I were MP I would have kept Rekik (if Nastastic were going to be sold) so that Rekik and Boyota can fight for 4th CB position.
I'm totally with you on that Tomi, I don't want Nastasic to go at all, hell I'd sell Rekik over him considering he is a proven player already in the EPl and UCL not to mention when in form we know what the kid is capable of but it seems as if Pellegrini rates both Rekik and Boyata above Nastasic which is pretty much insane and were going to lose out on one of the best young CB in Europe simply because we didn't have room for him. This is going to bit us the ass in the future.

MP is just taking this in the wrong direction. He doesn't want to lose out on Rekik or Boyata because their both homegrown players and Rekik is a loan and Boyata is simply happy with his role as forth choice CB. Mangala and Kompany are both starting CB in this case so it comes down to Demichelis or Nastasic. I just realized that Demichelis is playing his last year of his contract so why wasn't it better to send Nastasic on loan then next season bring him back into fold and would certainly be in form with the games his played and would be ready to fight for a starting place. Now where going to have to watch Serie A side steal a top talent for 15mil or something when the kid could be worth more then double in a few years time.
After giving chances after chances to MD last season, he improved and was selected for World cup also, That just proves, playing time matters most. So if MP was willing to take chances with MD why not a young brilliant player like Nastasic so he will a solid CB.



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