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Oral d'Anglais

Manchester city

How Manchester city became one of the biggest club in Angleterre ?

Manchester City Football Club is a football club based in Manchester and founded in 1880 under the name of St. Mark's ( West Gorton ) . The club became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 before taking its current name in 1894. Nicknamed City, The Citizens , or , The Sky-blue ( The Sky Blue ), the professional team plays since 2003 at the City of Manchester Stadium . The Manchester Derby crystallizes the rivalry between the two major clubs in the city , Manchester City and Manchester United. The motto Superbia in proelia , inscribed in Latin on the club crest signifies pride in battle.

The club knows its most prosperous period in the late 1960s to the early 1970s when City won the English Premier League, the FA Cup , the League Cup and the Cup Winners' Cup , with Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison at the head of the team and players like Colin Bell, Mike Summer bee and Francis Lee.

After 35 years without any trophy, Manchester City won the FA Cup in 2011. The following season, the club won the Premier League, the first league title for 44 years. In 2014 , Manchester City won the League Cup and a second championship of England.

professional debut

City wins his first title by winning the Second Division in 1899, a title that earned him his first ascension to the highest level of English football, the First Division. The first major title of the club won 23 April 1904, beating Bolton Wanderers 1-0 at Crystal Palace in the final of the FA Cup4. City just missed that season the league and cup double, finishing among the top pursuers Champion of England. During the seasons that followed the triumph in the FA Cup, the club is repeatedly accused of financial irregularities. These charges culminate in 1906 with the suspension of seventeen players, including captain Billy Meredith, who went accordingly join rivals Manchester United 5. In 1920, the main stand to Hyde Road was destroyed in a fire, and in 1923 the club moved to its new stadium Maine Road in Moss Side6.

In the 1930s, Manchester City reached two consecutive years the final of the FA Cup, losing against Everton in 1933 and win against Portsmouth in 19347. In 1934, during a cup match against Stoke City, Manchester City beat The record attendance for a club in the history of English football with a total of 84'569 fans present at Maine Road, a record that is still relevant to this day 8. The club is champion of First Division for the first time in 1937, but was relegated the following season, although he scored more goals than any other clubs in the division9. Twenty years later, a City team inspired by a tactical system known as the Revie Plan (the name of the player Don Revie, who held the most important role in this system) once again reached the final of the FA Cup two consecutive years in 1955 and 1956. And as in the 1930s, City lost the first against Newcastle United, before winning the second. The 1956 final, in which Manchester City beat Birmingham City 3-1 is one of the most famous of all time, the guardian of City, Bert Trautmann continuing to play after unknowingly, broken nuque10.

Drastic measures

The Manchester City fans invaded the pitch at the City of Manchester Stadium after the winning goal from Sergio Aguero in 2012.
Manuel Pellegrini with the trophy of the Premier League in May 2014.

During the summer of 2008, City was bought by an investment fund of Abu Dhabi, and Khaldoon Al Mubarak became the new president of the club. The new owners quickly strike a blow by blow the Brazilian star of Real Madrid, Robinho, to 32.5 million livres26. Nevertheless, the club is on the verge of relegation late 2008 to mid-championship. New reinforcements arrive in winter transfer window (Wayne Bridge, Craig Bellamy, Nigel de Jong and Shay Given) and the results are improving. City finished 10th and reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Cup. At the start of the 2009-2010 season, Skyblues are as a potential outsider to the Big Four, with the recruitment of Gareth Barry, Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, Carlos Tevez and Joleon Lescott for a total of over 100 million Books27. They begin the championship with five wins in six games, followed by a less brilliant series of 10 games to one win against Chelsea (2-1), 8 draws and one defeat. Following this unsatisfactory series, Mark Hughes is replaced by Roberto Mancini the Manchester City fans invaded the pitch at the City of Manchester Stadium after the winning goal from Sergio Aguero in 2012.
Manuel Pellegrini with the trophy of the Premier League in May 2014.

December 19th, in the evening of ultimate victory against Sunderland (4-3), despite a provisional 6th place and a compelling journey in Cup28 League. The Italian technician, however, unable to qualify Skyblues for the Champions League, City being beaten by Tottenham in the race for 4th place.

During the 2010 transfer window, City spends 150 million euros to recruit Jerome Boateng, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Aleksandar Kolarov, Mario Balotelli and James Milner. With this result recruitment (plus Edin Džeko's arrival in January) Citizens get  place in the championship and qualify directly for the Champions League. City reached the final of the FA Cup in 2011 after being disqualified Manchester United in the semi-finals for the first time since 197529. They then beat Stoke City in the final and win their first trophy since the League Cup in 1976. The same week, the club qualifies in the Champions League for the first time since 1968 by winning 1-0 Tottenham30 face. On the last day of the championship, City than Arsenal and finished third in the standings, securing a direct qualification for the Champions League. During this season, City beat the record of debt created by a football club in 1 years.

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