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Bitter and Blue Feb 23, 2015

Who Will Pellegrini Select Against Barcelona?

At one stage I thought it certain that Manuel Pellegrini would opt to pack the midfield tomorrow evening, going with Sergio Aguero as the only striker. This was partly down to form and fitness of the other strikers but also taking a pragmatic approach having seen how City have, at times, struggled against the very best in Europe in terms of keeping possession. Now I'm not so sure. The past two games have seen City firing again. No coincidence of course with a full complement of fit players now available, with the previously injured players (notably Samir Nasri, Vincent Kompany and Sergio...
The Guardian Feb 23, 2015
Fitter, fresher Manchester City ready to show Barcelona hold no fear

Fitter, fresher Manchester City ready to show Barcelona hold no fear

Manuel Pellegrini insists that with Sergio Agüero available and with a lighter recent schedule, his side can exorcise the ghosts of last season’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League• Nasri says City will not show Barcelona too much respect There are no more starry eyes at Manchester City about reaching the Champions League knockout stage and facing Barcelona.As Samir Nasri characterises it, this was City 12 months ago: a bunch of inexperienced novices caught in the glare of the spotlight shone on the last 16, when they played the four-time European Cup-winners.
The Guardian Feb 23, 2015
Manchester City ready to take on 'real' Barcelona, says Manuel Pellegrini - video

Manchester City ready to take on 'real' Barcelona, says Manuel Pellegrini - video

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and midfielder Samir Nasri look ahead to Tuesday's Champions League match against rivals Barcelona at the Etihad Stadium. Pellegrini says Barcelona are looking strong and that Manchester City will concentrate on ball possession and playing close to the Catalan team's box. Nasri says the match is about making progress is the Champions League, not avenging the previous tournament's defeat
The Guardian Feb 21, 2015
Samir Nasri: returning hero Yaya Touré can lift Manchester City for key games

Samir Nasri: returning hero Yaya Touré can lift Manchester City for key games

• Nasri believes Touré’s “head is in the right place” after Ivory Coast success• French midfielder also welcomes arrival of Touré’s compatriot Wilfried Bony• Jamie Jackson: Wilfried Bony can be showy but is a quality additionSamir Nasri believes Yaya Touré’s “head is in the right place” for the decisive phase of Manchester City’s title defence and Champions League challenge after the midfielder led the Ivory Coast to the Africa Cup of Nations triumph in Equatorial Guinea earlier this month.Touré, 31, is set to make his first appearance for the club since the...
Bony hoping to be central to Man City success

Bony hoping to be central to Man City success

Manchester City's latest signing is raring to go, and has already been given advice by Samir Nasri to point him in the right direction.
Daily Telegraph Feb 12, 2015
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri launches extraordinary attack on 'not special at all' Chelsea

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri launches extraordinary attack on 'not special at all' Chelsea

In an extraordinary tirade, the Manchester City midfielder cranks up the pressure in the title race and says Chelsea are an ordinary team who rely too heavily on Diego Costa
Man City's Samir Nasri dimisses Chelsea: We are better than them

Man City's Samir Nasri dimisses Chelsea: We are better than them

The Blues midfielder aims a barb at the Premier League title rivals and says: 'They don't impress me at all'.
The Independent Feb 12, 2015
Samir Nasri: Chelsea are 'not special at all', says midfielder of Manchester City's title rivals

Samir Nasri: Chelsea are 'not special at all', says midfielder of Manchester City's title rivals

Not content with the powerful message Manchester City’s 4-1 victory at Stoke on Wednesday sent Chelsea, Samir Nasri followed up with a scathing attack on the Premier League leaders.
The Guardian Feb 12, 2015
Manchester City’s Samir Nasri says Chelsea are ‘not special at all’

Manchester City’s Samir Nasri says Chelsea are ‘not special at all’

• ‘I am a big fan of José Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team’• Nasri backs City to catch Chelsea in Premier League title race• Match report: Stoke City 1-4 Manchester CitySamir Nasri has described Chelsea as “not special at all” and believes Manchester City can overturn the seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League, claiming their title rivals will slip up sooner or later.Nasri, who scored City’s fourth goal in the 4-1 win at Stoke City on Wednesday, said he was not impressed with José Mourinho’s side during both games between the two teams this season....
Man City's Samir Nasri: I can be an arrogant jerk but I won't stay quiet

Man City's Samir Nasri: I can be an arrogant jerk but I won't stay quiet

Samir Nasri says he will continue to speak his mind even if it means upsetting people.
PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Wilfried Bony welcomed, long-ball United,...

PREMIER LEAGUE WATCH: Wilfried Bony welcomed, long-ball United,...

SAMIR Nasri is looking forward to welcoming Wilfried Bony to Manchester City following the African Cup of Nations. Bony played his part along with new club-mate Yaya Toure as the Ivory Coast lifted the trophy thanks to a penalty shootout victory over Ghana in Sunday's final. And City midfielder Nasri is relishing Bony's imminent arrival at the Etihad Stadium - along with the return of Toure. He tweeted: Congratulation brother Yaya Toure you deserve it!!! I told you before the game you...
Samir Nasri: Man City are looking over their shoulders now

Samir Nasri: Man City are looking over their shoulders now

French midfielder is wary of the chasing pack after the Premier League champions dropped more points
Bitter and Blue Feb 6, 2015

Who should Pellegrini start against Hull?

Manuel Pellegrini has the rare pleasure tomorrow of having a fully fit squad to choose from, with just Yaya Toure and Wilfried Bony not available for selection, as City look to pick up maximum points against Hull before taking on Stoke in midweek. I doubt we will see any rotation with Wednesday in mind so it should be the strongest side that Pellegrini will field. Who will that be though? Samir Nasri is back but likely to start on the bench you would think whilst it may be that Edin Dzeko gets some minutes if he opts for a 4-4-2 formation. Elsewhere, does Pablo Zabaleta return? Who gets the...
Mangala and Nasri could return for Chelsea clash

Mangala and Nasri could return for Chelsea clash

Manuel Pellegrini could be boosted by the return of Samir Nasri, but insists Saturday's game at Stamford Bridge is not decisive.

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