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19 Jul 2018 10:14:00
Ed002 any clue who City's Jorginho alternative is?
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuu.

{Ed002's Note - As Jorginho and Sergio Busquets are not available it will be Julian Weigl (if he can prove his fitness before the EPL window closes) or Mario Lemina.}

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28 Jun 2018 20:01:39
This is the full list, some are no doubt duplicates but it is difficult to keep track now there are so many! I have started noting down who is requesting them now, so that is why you will see a posters name next to some of them.


Lev Yashin
Gordon Banks
Peter Shilton
Jose Luis Chilavert
Kevin Keegan
Graeme Souness
Jan Molby
Ronaldinho - Salah
Zinedine Zidane
George Weah
Abedi Pele
Bobby Charlton
Jack Charlton - *
George Best
Billy Liddell try and check out Phil Neale's anecdote ref billy and bob paisley ( bobs fave player) ball bursting in Kop end
Stanley Matthews
Stan Mortensen
Tom Finney
Franz Beckenbauer
Alfredo di Stefano
Kenny Dalglish
Alessandro Del Piero
Francesco Totti
Paolo Maldini
Jari Litmanen
Franco Baresi
Roberto Baggio
Gabriel Batistuta
Toto Schillachi
Rudi Voller
Marco van Basten
Marco Simone
Jean Pierre Papin
Ivan de la Pena
Dixie Dean
Johann Neeskens
Ronaldo (the real one)
Geoff Twentyman
Luis Figo
Antonin Panenka
Hakan Sukur
Hidetoshi Nakata
Carlos Valderrama
Jean-Pierre Papin
Osvaldo Ardiles
Lothar Matthaus
Javier Zanetti
Ruud Gullit
Mario Kempes
Francisco Gento
Dino Zoff
Just Fontaine
Gianni Rivera
Ayew Abedi Pele
Alcides Ghiggia
Kopa Raimond
Giachinto Fachetti
Gerd Muller
Hristo Stoichkov
Zbigniew Boniek
Nilton Santos
Luis Suarez (the original)
Giancarlo Antognoni
Francisco Varallo
Jean-Marie Pfaff
Juan Roman Riquelme
Pablo Aimar
Andrea Pirlo
Alan Hansen
Pat Jennings
Bruce Grobelaar
Pavel Nedved
Javier Zanetti
Robbie Fowler
Paul McGrath
Ray Clemence
Dejan Savicevic
Peter Schmeichel
Gianluigi Buffon
Roberto Carlos
Bobby Moore
Steven Gerrard
Claude Makalele
Patrick Vieira
Gheorghe Hagi
Filipo Inzaghi
Alessandro Del Piero
Matt le Tissier
Michael Laudrup
David Seaman
Emlyn Hughes
Terry McDermott
Jimmy Case
Sammy Lee
Antonio di Natale
Edgar Davids
Elisha Scott
Rui Costa
Paulo Futre
Joao Pinto
Fernando Couto
Bernd Schuster
Juan Valeron
Ruud Krol
Johnny Haynes
Enzo Fransecoli
Hugo Sanchez
Roger Milla
Paul Gascoigne
Thierry Henry
Nacka Skoglund
Jay Jay Okocha
Mathias Sammer
Alessandro Nesta
Eric Cantona
Marquez (ex-Barca cb)
Fernando Redondo
Ron Yeats
David Backham
Rio Ferdinand
Paul Scholes
Ryan Giggs
Shinsuke Nakamura
Hidetoshi Nakata
Ruban Sosa
Enzo Scifo
Dragan Stojkovic
Fabrizio Ravanelli
Alan Shearer
Dennis Law
Carlos Alberto
Just Fontaine
Kevin Phillips
Igor Belanov
Walter Zenga
Ruben Sosa
Emilio Butragueno
Ivan Zamorano
Clarence Seedorf
Ian Rush
John Fashanu
Justin Fashanu
John Charles
Ivor Allchurch
Paulo di Canio
Nobby Solano
Matthieu Flamini
Curtis Woodhouse
Craig Bellamy
Josef Bican
Matthias Sindelaar
Gunnar Norhdahl
Guiseppe Meazza
Didi (Brazilian one)
Nilton Santos
Djama Santos
Elias Figuero
Teofilla Cubillas
Zvomir Boban.
Juninho Paulista
Georgi Kinkladze
Fabio Cannavaro
Oliver Kahn
Michael Ballack
Jamie Carragher
Roy Keane
Phillip Lahm
John Barnes
Gary Speed
Xabi Alonso
Jimmy Greaves
Jesper Olsen
Phil Neal
Alessandro Costacurta
Zvonimir Boban
Marcel Desailly
Stanley bowles
Alan hudson
Charlie cooke
Colin bell
Leighton James
Gianfranco zola
Glenn hoddle
Jimmie johnstone
Frank worthington
Tony currie
John robertson
Christian Vieri
Davor Suker
Robert Prosinecki
Alen Boksic
Markus Babbel
Frank Rijkaard
Liam Brady
Alexander Zavarov
Alexander Mostovoi
Emlyn Hughes
Heleno de Freitas
Giorgio Chinaglia
David Fairclough
Gordon Hodgson
Elisha Scott
Alex Raisbeck
Harry Chambers
Sam Hardy
Tom Bromilow
Ephraim Longworth
Jocelyn Angloma
Henrik Larsson
Gaetano Scirea
Walter Tull
Robin Friday
Gerson - MK Scouser
Pavel Nedved - MKS
Dalglish - MKS
Zico - MKS
Maradona - MKS
Zidane - MKS
Ronaldinho - MKS
Iniesta - MKS
Christian Chivu - MK Scouser.

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03 Jul 2018 09:33:02
'Ronaldo (the real one) ' hahaha I love it! it's right though, I bloody loved Ronaldo, what a player!

Great list there, wow some of them players though, just the best of the best. I really miss some of these players, it's just not the same today imo.

{Ed001's Note - you sound like me grandad....}

03 Jul 2018 16:40:48
I know Ed mate I sound like mine too, bloody hell! lol.

{Ed001's Note - you are probably about the same age as mine though....}

03 Jul 2018 20:09:05
Hahaha you bugger lol I'll start looking like a fossil next mate put it that way! I bloody feel like one these days lol.

{Ed001's Note - start?}

10 Jul 2018 17:11:41
Don't think ya list is long enough ed. May have to add a few more to it. Haha.

{Ed001's Note - there are already a few more since this went up:
Paolo Montero - kpm100
Michel Preud'Homme - jonipt
Renat Dessaev - BRover
Bert Trautmann - MK Scouser
Sergio Goycochea - GOULDY77
ivan de la pena - bakedbeanboy
George Weah - stg
Gabriel Batistuta - red deano

12 Jul 2018 13:44:09
Glad that Marquez is in the list. One of my favourite players. He looks like a really likeable kind of guy too.

{Ed001's Note - still playing though, was in the World Cup.}

12 Jul 2018 14:10:34
Yeah watched him in one of them. He was in midfield instead in that game. Really liked him when he was in Spain playing with that dude with a mop hair. I totally forgot the name.

{Ed001's Note - Carles Puyol. He has often played midfield throughout his career.}

19 Jul 2018 10:11:32
Nice one Ed001, I was going to request Liam Brady.
How about Johnny Giles?

{Ed001's Note - added him to the list for you mate.}

31 May 2018 12:52:30
Any news on potential signings?

{Ed002's Note - The club are in discussions regarding Mahrez and Jorginho.}

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04 Jun 2018 10:45:39
Helll Ed02
Apart from this two, Are city looking to bring in more players? Do you expect them to add a few more?


{Ed002's Note - Yes, a CB and another midfield player.}

07 Jun 2018 08:25:21
Sorry for the late response Ed. Thanks for the info. Could you tell me which are the players city are looking to sign?

{Ed002's Note - Leonardo Bonucci (CB) - provides leadership but age is against him - won't happen
Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester United and Real Madrid - very unlikely
Matthijs de Ligt (CB) - would need convincing he would get game time - but they will try
Eder Militao (RB/CB) - Manchester City know they would need to pay well over the odds if he was to move to England in order to get a work permit - but may do so to block a move to Lazio or Juventus - another English side and Porto are options for him.
Fred (CM) - won't happen - signed for Manchester United
Jean Michael Seri (CM) - won't happen - tentative agreement with another side
Miralem Pjanic (CM) - offer rejected and asking price well beyond what interested sides expected
Thiago Alcantara (CM) - unlikely as there is serious interest from elsewhere.}

07 Jun 2018 10:00:48
Thanks for the details mate! It looks like none of the midfield players are happening due one or the other reason. Are they looking for some wild card entries mate?
My gues is Toby will either head to Real or UTD as a part of player and cash swap.
Cheers mate.

{Ed002's Note - They will try again for Pjanic.}

07 Jun 2018 11:11:52
Thanks again Ed02. Somewhere in Real page you said They would like to bring Pjanic to replace Modric.
On the city front Pjanic and Jorginho are similar players mate, infact very similar. How would that shape up there.
Would love to hear from you on this? Or does it mean they won’t cough up for Jorginho?

{Ed002's Note - I am not interested in comp[aring players and yes RM are interested.}

07 Jun 2018 11:38:45
No problem Ed02. Thanks for the info ☺️.

17 Apr 2018 16:01:18
Hi Ed,
With links today regarding Mbappe and Thiago, if you have time, can we have a little run down of who City are interested in and who could be making way?
Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Needs an update but something like:
Toby Alderweireld (CB) - but may need to fend off an offer of a new deal from Spurs, Manchester United and Real Madrid
Militao (RB) - Manchester City know they would need to pay well over the odds if he was to move to England in order to get a work permit - but may do so to block a move to Juventus
Julian Weigl (DM)
Jorginho (M)
Fred (CM)
Jean Michael Seri (CM) - looking less likely as someone else in talks
Thiago Alcantara (CM)
Riyad Mahrez (RW)
Paulo Dybala (LW/F)
Thomas Lemar (LW)

Yaya Toure
David Silva

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17 Apr 2018 16:38:51
Many thanks Ed.
Shocked they’d let Silva go. A return to Spain for him you think?

{Ed002's Note - At his age he needs to be playing.{

20 Mar 2018 23:28:30

Any chance of potential ins and outs for the summer?


{Ed002's Note - ask in a couple of weeks please.}

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06 Apr 2018 21:16:37

Now a good time?


{Ed002's Note - thanks for the prompt, but I will beg another week whilst I have been moving house.

06 Apr 2018 23:50:35
No worries.

16 Apr 2018 08:16:02
Not just a Utd fan here guys, But a football fan also. Your football this season has been a joy to watch. Well done for winning the hardest league in the world this season. hopefully it's more of a competition for us below you next year.

24 Feb 2018 08:45:21
Good on Pep for wearing the ribbon. Hard not to like him even when you're not a Manchester City fan!

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08 Feb 2018 16:59:13

Is Aguero likely to stay or go in the summer?


{Ed002's Note - I cannot tell you what is likely but there is the possibility he will leave.}

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08 Feb 2018 17:20:56

Are they looking to buy another striker (s) and are any teams interested in him?

{Ed002's Note - Atletico may look to taking him back.}

30 Jan 2018 23:26:13
Any truth in Citys interest in Mahrez?

{Ed002's Note - (a) Yes. (b) Mahrez handed in the Transfer Request prior to interest hoping for a move to London. (c) City approached Leicester with an offer and were told to double it and they will listen.}

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13 Jan 2018 22:49:57

Can we please have the latest on Alexis Sanchez?

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - In simple term, MU are keen and want to include a player in the deal. MC want to wait until summer when there will be a squad place and wage space available. The wages will be enough to take any other interested parties out of the equation. MC can offer more concern of success at this time}

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13 Jan 2018 23:25:50
Do you think the player would consider Manchester United seeing as though he wants to go to Manchester City?


{Ed002's Note - I can only speculate - perhaps he would.}

02 Jan 2018 15:59:47
Hope your well

Any latest news on who the club will buy this month

Thanks in advance.

{Ed002's Note - It is really difficult for me to answer questions about the timing of transfers. It would not however be a surprise to see Southampton approached for Ryan Bertrand. An alternalte LB solution might be Philipp Max.

In midfield the club are keen on both Frenkie de Jong (M) and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (M) but there is a lot of interest in Milinkovic-Savic from elsewhere and a move to City in January is unlikely. de Jong has signed a new deal but both player and club know the interest will stay. Maybe one for 2019.

After that, the long list of CB targets remains with van Dijk removed and Untiti added - wildcard could be de Vrij or Milan Skriniar.}

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25 Dec 2017 20:02:42
Happy Christmas

Are the club looking to buy Jonny Evans this January?


{Ed002's Note - The club has a lengthy list of centre backs they are interested in. He might be at the bottom.}

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07 Dec 2017 23:52:17

Can you please provide an update regarding January transfers? Do you think Alexis Sanchez will come in January?

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - It is difficult to say with any accuracy when transfers will actually happen. MC are one of a number of sides interested in Alexis Sanchez. The club has a lengthy list of centre backs they have shown an interest in:
Mouctar Diakhaby (CB)
Inigo Martinez (CB)
Clement Lenglet (CB)
Jose Gimenez (CB)
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
Raphael Varane (CB)
Andreas Christensen (CB)
Toby Alderweireld (CB)

They also desire left back cover and would like Ryan Bertrand but he may not wish to be a long-term bench warmer.

Interest remains in Sergi Roberto (RWB) but I think it unlikely.

In midfield the club are keen on both Frenkie de Jong (M) and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (M) but there is a lot of interest in Milinkovic-Savic from elsewhere.

It is unlikely that Marco Asensio (LW) will move to Manchester City and I think interest may have gone.

And for Alexis Sanchez, yes the club is keen.}

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08 Dec 2017 16:01:28

Will the club try to get Sanchez in January or wait till the summer?

Many thanks.

{Ed002's Note - Sanchez is able to talk with other clubs in January - but not Manchester City. This could force their hand. But as I said, I cannot say when things will actually happen.}

16 Oct 2017 12:28:03
United Fan Here, At the rate city are scoring goals there is a general consensus being formed that since they have gelled, they are next to impossible to beat.
Just wanted to ask the opinion of the various editors on whether this city team are as good as the media are proclaiming them to be. Or have they got weaknesses that a more organized team can easily exploit. A simple review would be awesome, because this is something fans from all major clubs are thinking of right now. Cheers!

{Ed002's Note - They are just doing well. Manchester United are doing well at the same time. I would have them as likely winners of the Premier League this year.}

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29 Aug 2017 11:36:03
Ed02, you mention on the Arsenal page that City have a plan B if Sanchez doesn't happen, who does this refer to?

{Ed002's Note - Aubameyangadingdong.}

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23 Aug 2017 15:45:29
Hi Ed what on Earth is the situation with Roberts? Surely a loan move wouldn't take this long?

{Ed007's Note - I'll guess it'll be tomorrow or Friday one the European match and possibly the draw is out the way. Rodgers was obviously in Astana and Lawwell will be in Monaco so more than likely Friday.}

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23 Aug 2017 20:15:33
Cheers mate . any chance of a permanent transfer on the cards?

{Ed007's Note - Some people seem to think that's what the delay is but I can't see it. Peter Lawwell was down at the City game the other night with one of the finance guys which had people asking why we'd need someone like that over a loan deal.}

23 Aug 2017 20:34:44
I'm hoping we were just waiting on the cl money before turning the key on a permanent deal he will be the best option for all if city have a buyback clause.

{Ed007's Note - As long as we're not waiting on the VvD money. Don't worry, this time next week it'll all be nearly over.}

27 Aug 2017 13:48:28
Still nothing 😒.

18 Aug 2017 23:00:08
Anything in the messi to city rumours?

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16 Aug 2017 19:44:46
Dear Ed,

Any competition from other clubs for Jonny Evans or is it just City in the running?

{Ed002's Note - I have no idea, sorry.}

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10 Aug 2017 09:34:06
Morning Ed, Celtic fan here. Just wondering if you had any idea how much city would be looking for to sell Patrick Roberts? I'm not sure if Patrick would come to Celtic other than a loan deal but was just wondering what a potential fee would be. Cheers.

{Ed002's Note - They are not looking to sell at this time Garry. There are three options for a loan, the advantage Celtic has is they know the player and the player will slot right in. However, Manchester City likely feel it might be an advantage to place him with one of the other interested sides to gain a different type of experience. I think that unless there is a sdignificant step up this season that he could be sold next summer.}

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10 Aug 2017 10:15:15
Cheers Ed, would love to see wee Patrick back at Celtic either way.

{Ed002's Note - It is certainly possible Garry.}

05 Aug 2017 19:13:56
Hi ed002, I was wondering whether City were looking at any other players/ positions other than another LB? Thanks =].

{Ed002's Note - They would like Sanchez and a CB and they have stepped away from Bertrand. Right now money is an issue.}

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08 Aug 2017 12:59:32
Ed002, Are they looking to offload any players to raise the cash? Thanks.

{Ed002's Note - not beyond what is planned.}

08 Aug 2017 18:03:06
Sorry if I'm just being a bit dense, but those players would be: Mangala, Delph, Roberts, Nasri and Bony?

{Ed002's Note - Broadly yes, but if Sanchez or Mbappe or whatever were to arrive that list will get one larger.}

14 Aug 2017 18:59:33
I'm assuming sterling would be the one to make way, ed002? Would there be any clubs interested in him? Thanks :)

{Ed002's Note - No, there is no plan to move Sterling on.}

05 Aug 2017 07:42:37
Alright ed? Just wondering if there is any more info regarding Patrick Roberts having a future at City after again playing in the friendly with West Ham? He seems to have been getting a fair bit of game time this pre season.


{Ed002's Note - I expect him to move on this summer with both Celtic and Southampton interested.}

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