Official Manchester City Thread

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The Official Manchester City Football Club Thread



Founded: 1894

Honours:

Football League First Division (first tier)Winners (2): 1936–37, 1967–68

Runners-up (3): 1903–04, 1920–21, 1976–77

Football League Second Division / Football League First Division (second tier)
Winners (7, record): 1898–99, 1902–03, 1909–10, 1927–28, 1946–47, 1965–66, 2001–02
Runners-up (4): 1895–96, 1950–51, 1936–37, 1999–2000

Football League Second Division (third tier)
Play-off winners: 1998–99

FA Cup
Winners (5): 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011
Runners-up (4): 1926, 1933, 1955, 1981

League Cup
Winners (2): 1970, 1976
Runners-up (1): 1974

Charity Shield
Winners (3): 1937, 1968, 1972
Runners-up (4): 1934, 1956, 1969, 1973

Full Members Cup
Runners-up (1): 1986

European Cup Winners' Cup
Winners (1): 1970

History


It is widely accepted that Manchester City F.C. was founded as St. Mark's (West Gorton) in 1880 by Anna Connell and two churchwardens of St. Mark's Church, in Gorton, a district in east Manchester. Prior to this, St. Mark's played cricket from 1875 and the side evolved out of that cricket team – the key organiser was Church Warden William Beastow.

In 1887, they moved to a new ground at Hyde Road, in Ardwick just to the east of the city centre, and were renamed Ardwick Association Football Club to reflect their new location.

Ardwick joined the Football League as founding members of the Second Division in 1892. Financial troubles in the 1893–94 season led to a reorganisation within the club, and Ardwick were reformed as Manchester City Football Club.​


Stadia:


City of Manchester Stadium - Capacity of 47,726.

In the 1880's City played at 5 different grounds before settling at Hyde Park which became home for 36 years before a fire destroyed the Main Stand.

City then moved to Maine Road. Dubbed 'The Wembley of The North' by it's designers the ground had a capacity of 84,000 and holds the record for the largest-ever crowd at an English club ground when 84,569 attended an FA Cup tie against Stoke City on 3 March 1934.

Maine Road was redeveloped several times over its 80-year lifespan, by 1995 its capacity was restricted to 32,000, prompting the search for a new ground which culminated in the move to the City of Manchester Stadium in 2003.



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Looks like your all alone mate, its alright because Stephen Ireland is class and Mancini looks cool in his City scarf so you guys are alright:)
 

squirrelbo1

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[QUOTE="stealth eyes uk, post: 0]<<< chelsea fc fan .. Sorry !!!![/quote]


wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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[QUOTE="rich2086, post: 0]Just wait a few years and all the man u and chelsea fans will jump ship when man city start to win everything[/quote]


Never will happen, I have been a united fan for 20 years and I will still be untill I die.
 

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[QUOTE="mankind, post: 0]Never will happen, I have been a united fan for 20 years and I will still be untill I die.[/quote]
I've been one for about 7 years ;) Never will I support another team.
 

Suley

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[QUOTE="zoidy84, post: 0]a better thread would have been who has been a city fan before June 2009 ... now THAT would be tumble weed!

PS ... yid here![/quote]
Who is tumble weed..?
 

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[QUOTE="rich2086, post: 0]Just wait a few years and all the man u and chelsea fans will jump ship when man city start to win everything[/quote]

City is like a ******ed little brother, most people stay away.
 

Tutankhamun

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[QUOTE="mankind, post: 0]I never knew Man City had a trophy cabinet :p[/quote]

Of course they do, here it is:


P.S I know it's bad photoshoping, didn't have the time/will to make it better ;)
 
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I've been a City fan since I can remember.

I remember going to games with my dad when I was around 5/6 years old. Sitting on the Main Stand and because my Dad knew a few of the players we were always invited into the Players Lounge after the games for a Hot Buffet and drinks.

Perfect time to get all the signatures.

I was there when this happened:

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I was 7 years old.
 
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[QUOTE="dc89, post: 0]I think I know that :p[/quote]
Lol every fan who team are losing who you tell the score to knows theres to lol

In all seriousness City will get atleast a point still.

Pen Saha 2-0 to Everton