City Cut Utd Ticket Allocation.
Manchester City have cut rivals Manchester United’s ticket allocation for the hotly-anticipated derby clash at Eastlands on 10 November, reports The Guardian.
The move comes as punishment for United fans breaching safety regulations by persistently standing during City’s 1-0 defeat in April and similar trouble during the Carling Cup semi-final in January. City have announced they will cut United’s ticket allocation by closing off the front two rows in the away enclosure, reducing the number of tickets available by 10% to 2,561.
United’s away fans have form in this respect, with similar action already taken this season for their trips to Sunderland and Bolton Wanderers.
Oasis man wants Tevez on board.
Former Oasis guitarist and lifelong City fan Noel Gallagher has told The Sun he wants to work with Blues captain Carlos Tevez.
Tevez, the literal and figurative poster boy for Sheikh Mansour’s new-look City, has drawn criticism from some quarters for his attitude and failure to learn English despite playing in the Premier League for five years, but Gallagher sees both as positives. “I love that he doesn’t care,” he said. “He has no real desire to learn the language. He just goes on the television, thanks everybody and says that he loves City.”
Gallagher, who has postponed work on his solo album following the birth of his third child earlier this month, added: “If he ever wants to bust the guitar out and do a bit, I’m always available.”
Adebayor wants Juventus move.
Emmanuel Adebayor spent much of his time at Arsenal openly courting big clubs on the continent, and is up to his old tricks again after growing frustrated at his lack of playing time, reports the Daily Star.
The paper claims Adebayor’s agent, Stephane Courbis, is seeking urgent talks with City boss Roberto Mancini to make the player’s position clear: give him more playing time or he will submit a transfer request.
It is highly unusual for a player to mention other clubs by name but in the past Adebayor, who insists he has a good relationship with his manager, has issued come-and-get-me pleas to the likes of Milan and Barcelona, but it appears Juventus are currently top of his list.
“I’d like to play in Italy for Juventus and I could see it working out well” he said. “I discussed it with Patrick Vieira, who has great memories of his time in Turin. I had already been in talks for a move to Juve during Fabio Capello’s time at the club, but nothing ever came of it. At the time I was very young, but now I am mature.”
“Something has to change. I’m not annoyed with Mancini and we have an honest rapport – but we can’t go on like this indefinitely. If nothing changes between now and January, I could be on the move.”
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