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Robinho, you’re through to the next round of Britain’s Got Talent

We all know that Joleon Lescott, who is set to become the second most expensive defender in history, wants to leave Everton for one reason – a substantial pay rise. And so I understand if some Evertonians call him Judas Lescott. Looking at the Everton forums, most fans are consoling themself with the fact that […]

This statement from Everton’s official website: “Everton has agreed an undisclosed fee with Manchester City for the transfer of defender Joleon Lescott. The Club had previously rejected two offers for the England centre back, with David Moyes repeatedly stating his desire to keep his best players at Goodison Park. However, Lescott informed the Club he […]

Both Gallagher brothers were at Eastlands on Saturday to see Man City beat Wolves. Before the game, they took time out to pose for photos with a couple of Wolves players, namely Matt Hill and Sam Vokes. First up, Noel: Then Liam stepped in: Say cheese? F**k off.

OK, just a friendly - it was the annual Joan Gamper Trophy - but still a great result for City’s morale. Looking at the line-ups/subs [@ Goal], you can see just how seriously Pep Guardiola and Sparky Hughes treated it: FC Barcelona: Pinto, Montoya (Alves 45), Fontas (Henry 63), Puyol (Bartra 31) (Pique 63), Maxwell (Muniesa, 63), […]

We hear that Joleon Lescott has been dropped for Everton’s Europa League qualifier against Sigma Olomouc on Thursday. David Moyes said of Lescott: “His attitude in the past few days has been poor and for that reason I won’t include him. “I’ve always thought he was a good lad. But I think he has not […]

From this: “Screw you, old Scotsman. Carlitos have last laugh…”

The best photos from City’s win against Celtic at Eastlands (watch the goals – all three were rather good – here). Click the image below to launch the gallery:

A couple of pics from Celtic’s friendly at Man City: Holy high-visibility jackets, Batman! That is one standout kit. There’s no danger of Celtic manager Tony Mowbray trotting out Fergie’s old “the players couldn’t see each other” excuse. Turning to the stuff that matters, City beat the Hoops 2-1, thanks to excellent goals by Gareth […]

“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 […]