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Rochdale have signed Peterborough frontman David Ball(ex City reserves) and
Manchester City midfielder Ahmed Benali on loan.
Both youngsters have worked with Rochdale manager Steve Eyre in City's youth
Feyenoord have completed the signing of Manchester City striker John Guidetti on a season-long loan deal.
Loris Karius has joined German side Mainz on loan until the new year
Academy defender Connor Morrissey has joined Italian side U.S Triestna Calcio on a three year deal
Manchester City youngster Ryan McGivern has joined Bristol City on loan after seeing a deal at Crystal Palace come to an end
Bristol have swooped to land the full-back on a deal that will run until the end of the season.
Sixteen year old French sensation M'Baye Niang has been linked with a string
of interested clubs. The youngster is highly regarded in France and has already
represented his country at both Under-16 and Under-17 level.
The young forward’s future at his current club, Caen,is in doubt due to a legal dispute, which has sparked the interest of City and a number of other Premier League clubs, who have watched the player
There are a number of reports coming out of Germany that EDS keeper Loris Karius maybe heading back to his home country and is set to join Mainz 05
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Platinum and Gold members will be able to book their places on Tuesday, 30 August. The remainder go on general sale the next day.
Reserved seats are priced at just £5 for adults, with concessions £1 (available online and at the ticket office). Standing prices are £3 adults, £1 concessions (available at the ticket office only).
Fans should note that there is limited seating available and it will be first come, first served. Seats will NOT be available over the telephone.
In the fifth-place decider of the International Youth Tournament dedicated to FC Shakhtar’s 75th anniversary, the Romanian U17 took on their counterparts from Manchester City, both of whom
previously finished third in their groups.
Man City 1-2 Romania U17
Goals: Byrne (26) – Stavila (42), Prodan (59)
Both sides attempted to finish their participation successfully, they took the field upbeat about their chances of winning hence. No one wanted to give in, but unfortunately, the vicious battle was concentrated around the halfway spot virtually throughout the entire first half. Nevertheless, the city had some territorial advantage, who deservingly took the lead into the first period’s dying minutes: Byrne received a deep cross and calmly hammered it past the Romania keeper into the far corner.
On the stroke of the second half, the Romanians charged more actively, with Stavila equalizing on 42 minutes. Interestingly, the goal was substantially identical to the first one. The play turned somewhat calm, and when it seemed that only the penalty shoot-out could decide the outcome, Florin Prodan excellently forced the ball past a defender in the goal area and just chipped it over the British side keeper.
Ajax vs Manchester City - 3:0
Goal: Vitteveen (37), Becker (44, 60)
In the second match of the group B Manchester City suffered a heavy 3-0 defeat at the hands of Ajax. The first half of the game saw an even game, with both sides failing to break the deadlock. But after the interval Vitteveen put the Dutch outfit in front. Becker’s brace in the closing stages of the game helped Ajax record a comprehensive win.
Manchester City vs Spartak - 3:1
Goals: Marco Lopez (17), Byrne (26, penalty), Hopkinson-Ricketts (30) - Olshanskyy (53)
Man City managed to close out the game before the interval courtesy of three goals scored in the first period of the match. Marko Lopez broke the deadlock. Byrne doubled the lead after converting the penalty-kick. On the stroke of the first half, Hopkinson-Ricketts notched Man City’s third goal. The only thing the Russians could do was to score a consolation goal in the closing stages of the game.
Shakhtar 2 Manchester City 0
It finished in victory for the hosts with both goals coming in the second period of 30 minutes from Miranyan (34, 50)
Shakhtar» U-17: Stavitsky, Sagaydak, Bezugly, Praslov, Schichka, tanking, Bilonog, Gabelok, Miranyan (Murashov, 58), Adamenko, Dorokhov (Fatyanov 57)
Manchester City squad: Angus Gunn(GK), Billy O'Brien(GK), Chris Collins,Sam Coulson, Kean Bryan, Dominic McHale, Nathan Ricketts-Hopkinson, Daniel Murray, Abdul Alkater, George Jones, Ashley Smith Brown, George Glendon, Omar Benali, Gabriel ?,Jack Byrne, Marco Lopez,Brandon Barker plus 1 other.
City are believed to be keen on adding former Arsenal trialist Robert Mirosavic to their squad
Mirosavic was watched by scouts from Barcelona, Real Madrid and Chelsea last
season, where he scored 49 goals in 45 games for Helsingborg's youth
Yet it was Arsenal who made the first move, and agreed a trial around Christmas time. The exciting winger impressed, but the offer of a contract never came.
Manchester City have since been alerted to the hugely promising wideman, who has been compared to Premier League target Juan Mata, for his excellent dribbling, crossing and scoring abilities.
Helsingborg want to the keep the 16-year-old, but a bid of around £1million should be enough to tempt them to sell.
Ivan Jakov Džoni (born 25 July 1994 in Split) is a Croatian forward who currently plays for HNK Hajduk Split.
He joined their youth academy in 2005, aged only 12 years old.
Throughout his years at Hajduk's youth academy, he was hailed as the new big
thing. In the 20010/11 and 2011/12 seasons, he joined the clubs senior team in
their pre-season preparations.
Arsenal have been reported as interested in signing the captain of the Croatian national under 17s team.
In the summer of 2011, City have given the youngster a 10 day trial at the club and he scored in his opening game against Oldham Athletic.
FC Shakhtar Academy organizes an international tournament for youth dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of FC Shakhtar. Eight U-17 teams will participate in the competition: FC Shakhtar (Donetsk, Ukraine), FC Internazionale (Milan, Italy), FC Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain), AFC Ajax (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Manchester City FC (Manchester, England), FC Spartak (Moscow, Russia), Konoplyova Academy (Tol’yatti, Russia), Romania youth team. The matches are scheduled for 19-21 August. The participating teams will be split into two groups by four teams: they will play one game on the day one, two games on Saturday and one or two matches (depending on the position won) on the closing date.
"The games will take place on the pitches of Kirsha training centre, and we've got an idea of having the final held at the Donbass Arena" said Shakhtar Academy Director Patrick van
Some information on the trial of one of the current Argentinians at City
Manchester City look set to snap up one of Argentina's top prospects after Newell's Old Boys director Jorge Ricobelli confirmed that his club have sent Manchester City their teenage starlet
Eugenio Isnaldo for a trial.
Speaking to Cruz del Sur, the Argentine club's treasurer revealed that Roberto Mancini's side had requested a first-hand look the 17-year-old prospect.
Ricobelli explained if City were impressed by the trial, they would have the opportunity to sign a first-option agreement with Newell's.
He stated: "The kid [Isnaldo] has gone to play in a tournament, and do a kind of trial so that he can be viewed.
"If they like him, an agreement will be signed through Newell's in which the club will receive a sum of money."
The Argentine club's official also added that the Argentines would earn around £170,000 from a first option deal.
If an agreement is made between the two clubs, it would mean that City would have first refusal on the midfielder when Newell's decide the time is right to sell.
However, Ricobelli did add he would not be rushed into a sale, stating: "Please make it clear that this kid will play in the Newell's first-team.
"The only thing that Manchester City are doing is assuring the possibility of matching a future offer when the player is ready to be sold."
Victory in both games today has seen City's under 19 side reach the final of the Oberndorf Tournament where they will meet SC Freiburg in the final.
Goals from Henshall, Drury, Hiwula and Rusnak gave the side a 4-0 victory over Hoffenheim and a 3-2 win against Bayer Leverkusen, ensured passage through to the final, with the goals coming from Adam Drury(2) and Bradley Robinson
City lost in the final to local side Freiburg on penalties'
A goal from Emyr Huws ten minutes from time cancelled Freiburg's opening goal on 37 minutes, forcing the game into a penalty shoot out.
Saves by the keeper fromy Alex Henshall and Albert Rusnak saw the German side run out 4-2 winners.Kennedy and Robinson converted for City
City however did come away with some silver ware. Adam Drury was named top goal scorer, Alex Henshall was player of the tournament and the team as a whole won an award for best defensive team
Tom Halsall, Luke Coulson, Enock Kwakwa, Ellis Plummer, Kieran Kennedy, Louis Hutton, Adam Drury, Emyr Huws, Jordy H Mayifuila, Albert Rusnal, Alex Henshall, Billy O'Brien(GK),George Evans, Godsway Donyoh, Bismark Boateng, Greg Leigh, George King, Sadio Al Fatouri, Bradley Robinson
Day one in the Oberndorf Under 19 Tourn, saw City register a win and a draw.
Their first game was against Team USA Varder and goals from Hiwula (2mins) and Drury (44mins) were enough to give the side an opening victory.
Their next game later in the day saw them one down after 4 minutes against Team Schwarzwald but an equaliser from Alex Henshall(42 MINS) earned the side a draw
At present three additional fixtures have appeared on the EDS pages of City's official site, all described as Central League, Preston & Morecambe away and a home fixture against Tranmere Rovers.
The dates all given fall in line with the dates set aside for Central League Cup ties
The latest players to be linked with loan moves away from City, this time to Nottingham Forest are John Guidetti and Gai Assulin
Crystal Palace have announced that Ryan McGivern has joined them on an initial one month loan
News reaches us at MCRAA towers, that City have appointed a new Under 18's academy coach, Adam Sadler
Adam Sadler (born 9 January 1980 in North Shields) is an English former football apprentice and was head of youth coaching at Plymouth Argyle.
Sadler grew up in Seghill, Northumberland, and played for the local junior football side before being picked up by Newcastle United. before moving on to enjoy spells with both Manchester United and Barnsley.
In his late teens, Sadler decided that he wanted to pursue a career in coaching and took up a position as youth coach at Newcastle United. They soon recognised his potential and he was elevated to the role of assistant Academy Director. During this employment he also periodically covered as first-team goalkeeping coach working with both Shay Given and Steve Harper.
In December 2007, Sadler was handed the opportunity to replace Lee Clark and take charge of Newcastle United's reserves and subsequently led his second-string side to Northumberland Senior Cup success