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“I can’t sign Rangers gear, no chance…” EXIT. Ha. As much as Bellamy annoys 99% of football fans, I can understand why he recoils from anything to do with Rangers – that’s the way it is with the Old Firm. And as a former Hoop, I’m sure he’s been subjected to some terrible, terrible stick […]

Look how much fun you can have when you’re earning more than £100,000 in a week!! Fun fun fun. Click the photo below to see the gallery of City’s open day at Eastlands:

Spot the player who’s thinking “Hmm, wonder which team I can move to in January?” Give yourself a point if you said Angry Craig Bellamy.

The photo on the right was taken just last night, during Man City’s “friendly” at Rangers (City lost 3-2, btw). Bellamy, a former Celtic player, got a frightful amount of stick from the crowd, and he reacted by doing his usual impression of an angry little prick with a bad case of short man syndrome. […]

Joleon Lescott wants to leave Everton. Their new home kit has been cited as a key factor Seriously though, can you really blame Lescott for being tempted by a contract that is at least twice as fat as the one he’s currently picking up? Of course not. After all, he left Wolves before to go […]

“And this is where I keep my gold-plated pen, for signing new players. It doesn’t write in ink, it uses oil.” Mark Hughes has asked Diego Maradona to omit Carlos Tevez from Argentina’s squad to play Russia in next Wednesday’s international friendly. “We don’t think Carlos should play for his international team and we’d prefer […]

City’s new away kit: … versus United’s new away kit: Gotta say this is a comprehensive victory for City’s new away kit. Very classy, especially the grandad collar. United’s, however, looks exactly like what it is: an unimaginative Nike template. Yawn. Which one gets your vote? Man City’s away kit v Man Utd’s away kit: […]

On paper, no one can argue that Man City now have a strong squad, and one that could be strengthened further before the summer transfer window slams shut. Witness: Shay Given Micah Richards, Kolo Touré, Richard Dunne, Wayne Bridge Nigel de Jong, Stephen Ireland, Gareth Barry Robinho, Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez Outside of the big […]

Emmanuel Adebayor attempts a spectacular finish during Man City’s pre-season friendly at Barnsley. The game ended 1-1. Here’s a fan’s eye view of Martin Petrov’s late equaliser:

Awesome shout by Pies reader Anthony Vernal. To call this shit would be unfair - it’s top quality. Can you do better than Anthony? Email Pies with your suggestion(s).

Remember Elano’s first few months at City? He played like a God, scoring wonder goals for fun, and generally giving fans the impression that Sven had signed the next Kinkladze. Then, disaster! Sven got the boot and Elano’s mojo vanished. Hardly a surprise. Mark Hughes never rated Elano, or at least he didn’t know how […]

So the Man City monster rumbles on, scooping up players from the big four and beyond. The latest arrival is Kolo Touré, who has signed a four-year deal worth more than £100,000 a week [@ Man City's official website]. The ex-Arsenal star joins former teammate Emmanuel Adebayor at Eastlands, along with four more new summer […]

The force is strong with this rumour: Kolo Touré has not denied he’s interested in a move to Man City. Put in Monsieur Wenger’s geography teacher-style shoes, I’d be seriously tempted to let the Ivorian go for around £16m. He’s still only 28 (yeah, you’d think he was older) but he’s not shown the form […]

It’s happened people. The madness continues… Emmanuel Adebayor is officially a Manchester City player now, the club having confirmed on its official website that he has signed a five-year contract, for an undisclosed fee. This from the City website:

A Manchester City poster bearing the face of new signing (and former Man Utd striker) Carlos Tevez overlooks pedestrians in Manchester city centre. Very cheeky indeed. [Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire] How long before this is subjected to an attack of red paint by United-supporting vandals, I wonder? Pies readers in Manchester, please keep us informed…

Undisputed quote of the day goes to Noel Gallagher: “I don’t like John Terry and I never have. He’s got funny eyes and he’s a cry baby. He’s also a Cockney and he’d absolutely be coming [to Man City] just for the money.” Can’t argue with that. In an interview with F365, the Oasis star […]

Summer lovin’, happened so fast… This from the puckered mouth of Chelsea’s chief suit, Peter Kenyon: “I don’t know what they [City] are offering but I’m confident John is going to remain with us. John is a talisman, he’s the heart of Chelsea, he came through our academy, he’s our captain and he’s also become […]

Emmanuel Adebayor is off to Man City, barring a problem with his work permit; and as that wasn’t a problem for him when he joined Arsenal, it should be fine this time around. Arsenal will get around £25m for the striker, which seems like a fair price. I think Adebayor has the potential to be […]

Latest on the JT situation: Man City boss Mark Hughes has gone public in his pursuit of Mr Chelsea, by saying that the player would benefit from a ‘change of scenery’ (not to mention a massive pay rise). Sparky said: “We would like to think we could offer John a different challenge. He’s been at […]

Hot, fresh pics of Tevez at Eastlands this afternoon. He and Sparky make a lovely couple… Click on the image to launch the gallery:

A simple vote, just because I’d be interested to see which fans ‘win’. (I know who my money is on, just as I know who I’d vote for - every time - but I won’t say just now.) So let it out… which team’s fans do you find the most irritating, self-righteous, idiotic etc? Vote below: Which of […]

The world tour for Tony Hart’s Gallery was a massive success As expected, Tevez is off to City, for £25.5m. And so another pampered ego who couldn’t do his time on the bench moves on. But will things be any different for the whinging Tevez at Eastlands? Let’s look at the facts… City’s ridiculously swollen […]

This from The Times: ‘Though [John] Terry has had several injuries in recent seasons, Chelsea continue to insist he is “not for sale at any price”. The club are, however, mindful of dealings with Terry over his last contract talks in 2007, when he signed a five-year deal. ‘During those negotiations, Terry asked for a […]

‘Pah! Yet another Englishman I ‘ave never ‘eard of.’ New Chelsea signing Daniel Sturridge makes his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt. Solid signing by Chelsea. Again, not an Ancelotti signing a such but Sturridge looks an excellent prospect. I’m surprised Man City let him go. Click on the image below to launch the gallery…