NBC’s peculiar ‘Championship Sunday’ is a misnomer

If you speak with someone from the UK that’s older than 35, you may hear them rarely utter the phrase “Chelsea won the Championship” or something similar to “I remember when Blackburn Rovers won the Championship” before they catch themselves and realize the error of their ways. For modern day soccer fans, it’s slightly confusing considering that the Football League...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arsenal’s Slow Climb Back to the Top

​ Arsenal’s failure to beat Chelsea last weekend all but confirmed the Gunners would fall out of the Barclays Premier League title race, leaving Chelsea almost unchallenged needing only three points from their last four games. In the post-game press conference, José Mourinho made light of the fact that Arsenal hadn’t won a Premier League title in 10 years; their last was...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Manuel Pellegrini: Injury update on Silva, Nasri and Bony

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says attacking midfielder David Silva will be in the squad to face Aston Villa on Saturday. The Spain international joins midfielder James Milner and striker Wilfried Bony in making a comeback for the Citizens but Gael Clichy, Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri are all ruled out. "David [Silva] worked the […]
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester City midfielder Nasri wants to join MLS club in future

Samir Nasri has revealed he would like to follow in the footsteps of Manchester City team-mate Frank Lampard by joining an MLS club one day. The 27-year-old midfielder is in his seventh year in English football and has won two Premier League titles and a League Cup since completing an acrimonious £25 million transfer from Arsenal to City in the summer of 2011. And while Nasri...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Samir Nasri on the Barcelona game, says it's not about revenge

Midfielder Samir Nasri has stressed that Manchester City are keen to make history and add the Champions League to their trophy cabinet. Having reduced the gap from leaders Chelsea to only five points in the Premier League, the Citizens host Barcelona in today's Champions League action. It is one of the most anticipated matches of […]
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Goals of the Week 2/23/2015

5. Marwin Hitz vs Leverkusen A goalie goal is a rare and beautiful thing. Like a unicorn or a unhate-able Kardashian. In this case, Marwin Hitz the ball (sorry, that pun needed to happen) to level the game in the dying minutes. 4. Jonjo Shelvey vs Manchester United This goal might have broken a few Red Devil hearts but it also blew the race for fourth wide open. This game really...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nasri: Man City is ready for Barcelona this time

MANCHESTER, England (AP) Samir Nasri says Manchester City goes into its last-16 rematch against Barcelona in the Champions League with a different mindset, acknowledging that it was ''too much of a big game'' for his team last season. Appearing in the knockout stage for the first time, City lost both legs to the four-time champion and was eliminated 4-1 on aggregate 12 months ago...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Samir Nasri: I'm not impressed with Chelsea, not at all

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says Chelsea will make mistakes during the last part of the season. The Citizens are seven points off the top after a number of below-par performances in February but the 27-year-old is confident Jose Mourinho's team will falter, allowing City back in the title race. "I'm a big fan of […]
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri Fires Back In War Of Words With Chelsea

Judging by how Samir Nasri’s views Chelsea, it’s safe to say the Premier League title race now is red hot. Nasri blasted Chelsea on Thursday, calling current the Premier League leader unimpressive and backing his club, Manchester City, to battle the Blues for domestic supremacy until the end of season, the Telegraph reports. Nasri also called out Chelsea...
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Manuel Pellegrini on the Arsenal game, reveals Samir Nasri calf injury

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes this weekend's home match against Arsenal could be one of the most important of the season. The Citizens host the Gunners on Sunday in their attempt to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea and the Chilean is wary of the quality of Arsene Wenger's side. "It's a very important […]
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Manchester City midfielder Nasri on the sidelines for three weeks

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been ruled out for three weeks with a calf injury. The Frenchman picked up the problem during training this week and will miss the clash with his former club Arsenal on Sunday. City manager Manuel Pellegrini said of the 27-year-old: "We have had some problems during the week with Samir. "I think he will be out for three weeks but to come...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Hart signs long-term deal to remain at Man City until 2019

Joe Hart has signed a long-term contract which keeps him at Manchester City until the end of the 2018-19 season. The England goalkeeper, 27, joins Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and David Silva in signing a new contract with the club in 2014. Hart told the club's official website: "I'm really happy, I've been here a long time now and I want to keep that...
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December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh You Beauty!: Top Goals of the Midweek of 12/11

5. Davy Klaassen vs APOEL Nicosia What else would you expect from an Ajax player? Total football is in their blood. Ricardo Kishna’s dribbling to set up this goal is simply magnificent and makes the APOEL Nicosia defenders look like fools.   4. Maurice Kuhn vs FC Iserlohn Who said there weren’t any beautiful goals to be had in the lower leagues. This one comes courtesy of...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch AS Roma 0-2 Manchester City Match Highlights

Samir Nasri and Pablo Zabaleta struck in the second half as Manchester City reached the Champions League knockout stage with a brilliant 2-0 win at Roma. French playmaker Nasri chose the perfect moment to score his first goal of the season, smashing in a shot via the woodwork on the hour at the Stadio Olimpico. Until then a City side without three of their key players had been second...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri Focused On Bayern Munich

Samir Nasri welcomed Manchester City’s return to winning ways but immediately turned his thoughts to the step up required in the Champions League this week. French midfielder Nasri shone as City came from behind to edge out Swansea 2-1 in the Barclays Premier League with goals from Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. It was only the champions’ second...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chelsea and Arsenal’s ‘fraud’ transfers investigated

Chelsea and Arsenal’s ‘fraud’ transfers investigated - originally posted on The transfers of Samir Nasri and Didier Drogba to Arsenal and Chelsea respectively are being investigated by the French police on the suspected grounds of fraud. French football is currently facing a credibility crisis with several allegations of match-fixing and fraud, French magazine...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Samir Nasri could miss up to a month with looming surgery

Manchester City winger Samir Nasri could have surgery on his troublesome groin next week and be missing for a month. The Frenchman missed the 7-0 Capital One Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday in midweek due to the problem. Boss Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Nasri was not in his plans for the match against Hull City on Saturday as well, and then explained the absence could be much...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vincent Kompany expects Yaya Toure to sign new Manchester City deal

Vincent Kompany believes it is a strong statement of intent that so many players have recently signed new deals and he expects Yaya Toure to soon commit his long-term future to Manchester City. City captain Kompany put pen to paper on a five-year contract extension in the summer but he is more pleased that team-mates such as Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko and...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Premier League Stars Lobby For Improved ‘FIFA ’15’ Ratings (Video)

Samir Nasri and Rio Ferdinand want you to know that they’re quicker than the good folks at EA SPORTS would have you believe. Nasri and Ferdinand are among the Premier League stars who are lobbying to have their ratings improved in the soon-to-be-released video game “FIFA 15.” They’re joined by Eden Hazard, who thinks he should be “a few centimeters taller” in the virtual...
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Man City captain Vincent Kompany signs new five-year contract

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has become the latest member of the Barclays Premier League-winning squad to commit his future to the club with a new long-term deal. A day after David Silva penned a new deal, and following on from Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov, the 28-year-old Kompany signed a five-year contract. Should he see it through to its conclusion, Kompany will...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Samir Nasri “Tells All” Regarding Manchester City’s Title Rivals, Arsenal And Fan Abuse

Prior to today’s FA Community Shield, Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has given an interview where he shared his thoughts on Premier League title rivals, Arsenal and fan abuse. Let this be said about the player, he isn’t shy of giving an honest opinion. Which is refreshing. When Nasri was asked about the title chances of City’s league rivals, the 27-year-old responded...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Samir Nasri labels abuse from Arsenal boo-boys as 'stupid'

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri insists he is not affected by the Arsenal boo-boys who have targeted him since he left the north London club - and labeled their abuse of him as 'stupid'. Nasri is one of several players to join City from Arsenal in recent seasons, along with the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Kolo Toure and Bacary Sagna - and he says that supporters should no...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Samir Nasri’s Omission From France’s World Cup Squad Makes Sense

Samir Nasri’s omission from the France World Cup squad caused great surprise among many fans and pundits during the past 24 hours. However, for a nation that has had its share of player revolts and theatrics over the course of the last four major tournaments, head coach Didier Deschamps cannot be faulted for his desire to weed potentially divisive influences out of Les Blues...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Samir Nasri Left Off French World Cup Squad, Girlfriend Goes Crazy

France announced its 2014 World Cup squad on Tuesday afternoon and there were a couple of surprises. Manchester City’s Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri were left off, despite playing key roles in the Blues’ Barclays Premier League Title this year. Nasri’s girlfriend, British model Anara Atanes, was not happy about the snub and took to […] The post Samir Nasri Left Off French World...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Samir Nasri to miss the World Cup?

Samir Nasri to miss the World Cup? - originally posted on Samir Nasri has spoken to French channel Canal Plus about his fears on missing out on a place in the World Cup squad. The Man City star was hit with a three match ban by the French Football Federation for his behaviour at Euro 2012, where he aimed a foul mouthed rant at a journalist, repeatedly calling him...
Via Soccerlens
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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