they will as well i bet
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Ian Brown has warmed up for the Manchester derby by telling F365 he doesn't think Manchester City will trouble his beloved United.
The singer - a United fan for more than 40 years - exclusively told Football365 that City - despite their many millions - will find a way to stumble.
"They'll f**k something up" said Brown.
"If anyone can find a way to f**k all of this up, it's City. They've been doing it for years."
Despite their emergence as a possible contender for the top honours in the Premier League, Brown doesn't begrudge City their new succes.
"I've got a lot of mates who are City fans, and I think it's great actually. They're used to the misery but they're excited now - Let them have that excitement. I know what that's like."
However, that doesn't mean that Brown would allow his three sons to move over to the Blue side of Manchester.
"If I couldn't beat it out of them, I'd have to disown them" joked Brown.
"I'd miss them, but they would have to go. They're sensible kids though, so they wouldn't do something like that."
"I don't think I'll be selling too many records to City fans after this."
Last edited by noelyf; 01-10-2009 at 03:45 PM.
Mr. Mojo Risin'
they will as well i bet
if anyone can balls it up its city.....I should know. there have been many false dawns since 1976's league cup (City's last honour), but 2-1 for me tomorrow, even without robinho, adebayor, teves and co, I happen to like Bellamy and hopefully Benjani can do a job, as it will bring him back into the reckoning
this is very true mooley i dont like him myself
not a fan even though he played fof us, could start a fight in a empty room.
"Mors Certa, Hota Incerta"
Fiey little F** , But there is no denying his quality i can see him being the reason robinho moves on,
Great golfer i believe as well....
Manchester City star Emmanuel Adebayor has been fined £25,000 and given a suspended two-game ban following his goal celebration against Arsenal.
Adebayor was handed a charge of improper conduct by the FA for his controversial celebration after scoring in City's 4-2 win over Arsenal last month.
The Togo striker has just served a three-match suspension for violent conduct after a clash with former Gunners team-mate Robin van Persie in the same game.
City boss Mark Hughes was always hopeful Adebayor would escape a further ban and at the FA hearing on Thursday they decided to fine him and hand the striker a suspended two-match ban.
It means Adebayor will be available for next Monday's game with Aston Villa after missing City's last three outings.
The FA took Adebayor's admission into account along with the conduct of Arsenal's fans, however, they felt his actions were unacceptable.
"In reaching its decision the Commission took into account his admission of the charge, public apology and the extremely provocative nature of the abuse he received," read a statement on The FA's official website.
"However, the commission also stated that players have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a proper manner and that such celebrations are unacceptable and have the potential to cause a serious public order incident."
Hughes was happy the matter was finally at an end and that Adebayor was free to face Aston Villa.
"There has been a lot said and written about Emmanuel's goal celebration," said Hughes.
"We are just glad to put it all behind us now and I am relieved he will be able to play at Aston Villa on Monday night.
"Manu was in great form before his suspension and having him available again is a huge boost to us."
Skysports website this evening Wheelo....
He was lucky..
Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Ade handed suspended ban
you tried in the summer 100 mill was the price you lot quoted.
"Mors Certa, Hota Incerta"
Yeah, The 100 million also included taking "Bell End Me" Back!...
Two long-awaited first appearances for the 2009/10 season in Monday’s win over West Ham have given Mark Hughes an added boost ahead of next week’s visit to Villa Park.
The Blues’ boss was able to give Roque Santa Cruz and Michael Johnson valuable game-time towards the end of the impressive 3-1 victory over the Hammer, with his former Blackburn charge finally making his bow for City following his summer transfer.
Johnson’s own substitute appearance, after a year away with a niggling abdominal injury, was another welcome sight and with a week between Barclays Premier League fixtures as well as a reserve outing on Tuesday the highly-rated midfielder is adding to Hughes’ options.
The Manager said: “It was important for them to be able to get on against West Ham. I'm glad I had the chance to introduce them again, and for Roque it was his debut, so it was nice for him to get that out of the way.
“For Michael, it's been too long that he's been out of a City shirt so to see him out there was a boost for everybody.”
Two successive Monday night games are giving City a touch more preparation time, something Hughes welcomes in the wake of a draining derby/Carling Cup double-header last week.
“This is a good time for us. Last week was very intense, but we came through with two good results after the disappointment of the derby. We'll just make sure that we recover, as we always do, to get fit and ready for Monday,” he added.
Roque Santa Cruz received a warm welcome from his new home fans when coming on to replace Shaun Wright-Phillips, something that delighted the 28-year-old: “When you're new at a club you always want to do your best, but I was really pleased with the reception I had and I just wanted to thank people for the way they have believed in me.”
Great to see Michael back in a blue shirt after a really bad year of injury
Mark Hughes feels his City side are in much better shape than the last time he was in the dug-out at Villa Park.
That occasion was the opening league game of the 2008/09 Barclays Premier League campaign, which ended with Martin O’Neill’s side on top to the tune of a 4-2 win.
City’s goals that day came from Elano and Vedran Corluka, both of whom have subsequently left for pastures new, and indeed the City squad for tonight will be almost totally unrecognisable from the one that Hughes had to choose from on that day.
Looking back to August 17th 2008, he said: “It was a bit of an eye-opener in terms of how we were able to cope with the problems Villa can cause. They have added to their squad, so have we but I feel we are stronger compared to the last time we were at Villa Park.
“We’ve come a long way since then, but it will still be a big test. Villa at home will ask questions, you have to stand up to the challenge and have the answers. It won’t be easy, but we go there in great heart.”
The 2009 summer transfer window saw a bit of traffic between the City of Manchester Stadium and Villa Park, with Gareth Barry and Stuart Taylor making the journey north while Richard Dunne headed in the opposite direction. Both clubs also have aspirations to shake up the established order at the top of the league table, as Hughes acknowledged:
“We’re two clubs with similar aspirations, Aston Villa have spent a significant amount of money themselves and they have made their intentions well known. Both clubs feel they have the capacity to challenge at the top end in the future, and that has to be healthy for the Premier League.
“It’s another challenge, it gets said many times but it is never easy whoever you go up against in the Premier League. They are a good side, they will put you under pressure by getting the ball into the box a lot, and there should be a great atmosphere.
“We are a team they need to beat if they have the sort of season they hope to have, so it’s a big challenge but one we are relishing. We are playing with confidence and we want to stay in the same vein we have been able to produce so far. We have been to difficult places and got positive results, and we hope that does not change at Villa.
“There will be personalities and stories running alongside the game itself, but for us the story we want afterwards is that we’ve won the game and that we have continued to look strong.”
One of those stories is that the Blues will line up against their former skipper, who moved to the Midlands after nearly a decade of wonderful service to City, something his former boss happily recognises.
“We wished him well,” Hughes added, “we gave him the opportunity to further his career and I’m sure he’s grateful for that. That won’t stop him trying to beat City because he’s a professional and that’s what he will want to do. I don’t think there will be a point to prove to anyone from Richard’s perspective. He was a very good player for City over a long and at times difficult, and that will always be remembered.”
I imagine that richie dunne will be given an ovation for his 9 years at the club, but i dont imagine that Gareth Barry will be very well recieved at Villa Park.
Let's hope the blues can keep up their run of form!!