Blackburn Rovers reject £12m Roque Santa Cruz bid

This Is Lancashire: Roque Santa Cruz

10:50am Thursday 14th August 2008

BLACKBURN Rovers have turned down a bid from Manchester City for striker Roque Santa Cruz and warned he is not for sale.

Extradition bid on Manchester City owner

11:00am Thursday 14th August 2008

THAILAND is preparing to seek the extradition of Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra, who returned to exile in England earlier this week.

Financial question marks for Manchester City

6:17pm Monday 11th August 2008

Thaksin Shinawatra's grand plans for Manchester City appear to be in tatters after the former Thailand prime minister landed in London on Monday morning.

Premiership odds

7:00am Friday 8th August 2008

THE latest odds on winning the Premiership.

Club-by-club guide to the Premiership

This Is Lancashire: Club-by-club guide to the Premiership

8:50am Thursday 7th August 2008

A club-by-club guide to the new Premiership season, including transfers, key men and predictions.

Striker crisis at Manchester City

12:13pm Wednesday 23rd July 2008

Manchester City are facing a major striker crisis ahead of their Barclays Premier League opener with Aston Villa on August 17.

Manchester City fans Faroes boat hopes sunk

9:06pm Wednesday 16th July 2008

A group of adventurous Manchester City fans' hopes of taking a trawler to the Faroe Islands to watch their team in the UEFA Cup tomorrow have been dashed.

Manchester City boss proud of Ronaldinho efforts

8:10pm Wednesday 16th July 2008

Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has insisted the club could have done no more to lure Brazilian superstar Ronaldinho to the Barclays Premier League.

Footballer admits Man City training ground assault

This Is Lancashire: Joey Barton

10:26pm Monday 30th June 2008

Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton pleaded guilty on Monday to assaulting Ousmane Dabo in a training ground row at Manchester City.

VIDEO: Hughes at first Manchester City press conference

This Is Lancashire: CITY SLICKER: Mark Hughes shows off his new colours at Manchester City

11:07am Thursday 5th June 2008

NEW Manchester City manager Mark Hughes said he had a 'fantastic time' at Blackburn Rovers.

Hughes to get £65m transfer kitty at Manchester City

10:45am Thursday 5th June 2008

Manchester City manager Mark Hughes will have a £65 million transfer chest after taking over at Eastlands.

Hughes appointed Manchester City manager

This Is Lancashire: Mark Hughes

1:16pm Wednesday 4th June 2008

MARK Hughes has been appointed as the new manager of Manchester City.

Mark Hughes moves closer to Blackburn Rovers exit door

This Is Lancashire: WHERE NEXT?: Mark Hughes leaves his Cheshire home last night.   Picture exclusive: Clive Lawrence.

8:01am Wednesday 4th June 2008

UPDATE Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes is edging closer to the Ewood Park exit door after holding talks with Manchester City.

Manchester City reaction to Mark Hughes link

3:33pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

Mark Hughes' Manchester United connection will not be an issue should he decide to succeed Sven-Goran Eriksson at Manchester City.

Hughes verdict: Success at Blackburn comes at a price

This Is Lancashire: in the frame: Mark Hughes has been linked to Newcastle United

1:39pm Tuesday 3rd June 2008

JOHN Williams and his fellow Blackburn Rovers directors were under no illusions when they appointed Mark Hughes as the man to succeed Graeme Souness in September 2004.

Blackburn Rovers £5m demand for Mark Hughes

This Is Lancashire: ADIOS? Rovers boss Mark Hughes

9:22am Tuesday 3rd June 2008

EXCLUSIVE Manchester City will have to cough up close to £5 million if they want to install Blackburn Rovers boss Mark Hughes as their next manager.

Blackburn Rovers boss set for Manchester City talks

This Is Lancashire:

1:20pm Monday 2nd June 2008

UPDATE BLACKBURN Rovers have given Manchester City permission to speak to Mark Hughes about the vacant manager's post at Eastlands - subject to the Blues meeting certain conditions.

City stadium break-in: Three charged

12:37pm Monday 7th April 2008

Three youths have been charged following a robbery at Manchester City Football Club's stadium.

UPDATE: City football ground raid: Three bailed

8:44am Wednesday 19th March 2008

Three boys arrested after a gang broke into Manchester City Football Club have been bailed.

Break-in at Manchester City FC

4:10pm Tuesday 18th March 2008

Police are appealing for information after a gang of youths broke into Manchester City Football Club's stadium.

Billy makes surprise England debut

This Is Lancashire: Debut day: Billy Walsh, circled back row, with, front from left, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Michael Owen, Fabio Capello, Rio Ferdinand and David Bentley

11:00am Friday 15th February 2008

BY his own admission, his fitness levels are not quite good enough to earn him a place in the England team.

Fans cashing in on Munich crash

1:03pm Tuesday 12th February 2008

Football fans are selling memorabilia of the Manchester United Munich air crash for thousands of pounds on eBay.

Manchester United 1 Manchester City 2

6:57pm Sunday 10th February 2008

On the day when Manchester remembered those who lost their lives 50 years ago in the Munich air disaster, the blue half of the city dealt a major blow to red dreams of retaining the Barclays Premier League by running out 2-1 victors.

Hooligans warned off derby match

12:35pm Saturday 9th February 2008

A SPECIAL operation to root out trouble-making football supporters before tomorrow's Manchester derby has been organised by police.

Millions to remember Munich tragedy

This Is Lancashire: The clock outside Old Trafford

8:48am Wednesday 6th February 2008

Survivors of the Munich air disaster, which killed eight Manchester United football players, will fall silent this afternoon at a moving memorial service at the moment when disaster struck half a century ago.

Manchester City 1 Arsenal 3

6:36pm Saturday 2nd February 2008

Arsenal emphasised their Barclays Premier League title credentials by becoming the first side to win at Eastlands in the league this season following a commanding 3-1 triumph.

Benjani row rumbles on

6:34pm Saturday 2nd February 2008

Confusion continues to surround the future of striker Benjani Mwaruwari after his botched move from Portsmouth to Manchester City.

Red tape holds up City transfer

8:22am Thursday 31st January 2008

HOME Secretary Jacqui Smith has been lobbied to review a decision not to grant an Iraqi footballer a work permit to play for Manchester City.

Sheffield United 2 Manchester City 1

6:45pm Sunday 27th January 2008

Under-fire Sheffield United boss Bryan Robson conjured arguably one of the sweetest results of his career as the Blades took a second Premier League scalp in this season's FA Cup, beating Manchester City 2-1.

Fazackerley: No approach from Toon

4:55pm Thursday 24th January 2008

Manchester City coach Derek Fazackerley insists he has not been approached by Kevin Keegan to rejoin him at Newcastle United.

Plea to City fans: respect Munich silence

9:54pm Wednesday 23rd January 2008

Manchester City fans have been urged by the Government to set aside local rivalries and observe a minute's silence for the 50th anniversary of the Munich air disaster.

City's Bianchi heading to Lazio

8:53pm Wednesday 23rd January 2008

Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi is close to completing his return to Italy in a permanent move to Lazio.

Manchester City 1 West Ham United 1

8:42pm Sunday 20th January 2008

Sven-Goran Eriksson was left frustrated as Manchester City surrendered further ground in the race for a coveted European berth after being held at home 1-1 by a severely-depleted West Ham side.

Isaksson to leave Man City

11:07pm Friday 4th January 2008

Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson has been told he can leave Manchester City, manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed.

Man City loan Mills to Derby

3:54pm Friday 4th January 2008

Derby County have completed the loan signing of Manchester City defender Danny Mills, subject to FA confirmation.

City boss Sven backs under fire Allardyce

4:32pm Thursday 3rd January 2008

Under-pressure Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce has received the backing of Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson as he attempts to prevent his side's season spiralling out of control.

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2

10:07pm Wednesday 2nd January 2008

Not even Michael Owen could not take the pressure off Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce as Manchester City claimed a 2-0 victory, their first Barclays Premier League away win since the opening day of the season.

Anelka would consider City move

9:55pm Wednesday 2nd January 2008

NICOLAS Anelka has refused to rule out a possible return to Manchester City, with Sven Goran Eriksson thought to be keen on signing the in-demand French international.

Eriksson will not risk Elano

1:10pm Wednesday 2nd January 2008

Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has vowed not to risk the long-term fitness of star man Elano as Manchester City look to recover their early season momentum against Newcastle on Wednesday.

Eriksson hails defensive duo

11:19am Monday 31st December 2007

Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson would not swap Richard Dunne and Micah Richards for any other pair of central defenders in the Premier League.

Manchester City 0 Liverpool 0

6:42pm Sunday 30th December 2007

Liverpool's 100% record over the festive period was ruined by Manchester City as Rafael Benitez's men failed to make their pressure tell at Eastlands in a stalemate.

Saudi striker rejects City move

11:17am Sunday 30th December 2007

Asian Player of the Year Yasser Al Qahtani claims he has turned down an offer to join Manchester City.

City striker Bianchi pining for Italy

3:28pm Friday 28th December 2007

Manchester City striker Rolando Bianchi admits he wants to return to Italy - and has taken a swipe at referees as well as English food and drinking culture.

Match analysis: Manchester City 2 Blackburn Rovers 2

This Is Lancashire: IT'S THAT MAN AGAIN: Roque Santa Cruz heads the late equaliser at Eastlands

12:37pm Friday 28th December 2007

BLACKBURN Rovers became the first away side to take a point at Eastlands this season thanks to a belated Christmas present from Roque Santa Cruz.

Hughes praises officials over late strike

This Is Lancashire: Howard Webb and assistant Darren Cann decide to give the goal

10:43am Friday 28th December 2007

MARK Hughes praised assistant referee Darren Cann for having the courage to change his mind after Blackburn Rovers snatched a controversial point at Manchester City last night.

Full-time: Manchester City 2 Blackburn Rovers 2

9:50pm Thursday 27th December 2007

ROQUE Santa Cruz took his tally to seven goals in four games as Rovers ended Manchester City's perfect run at Eastlands tonight.

Half-time: Manchester City 2 Blackburn Rovers 1

8:35pm Thursday 27th December 2007

ROVERS were torn apart by City winger Martin Petrov in the first half at Eastlands.

Eriksson is wary of Cruz control

11:08am Thursday 27th December 2007

MANCHESTER City manager Sven Goran Eriksson has seen enough of Blackburn, and star forward Roque Santa Cruz, to know they will represent a major threat to his side's impressive 100 per cent home record.

Dunny plots his birthday surprise

This Is Lancashire: HIGHLIGHT: David Dunn proudly wears the England shirt, which he hopes to do again

11:00am Thursday 27th December 2007

BIRTHDAY boy David Dunn is hoping to have double cause for celebration tonight as he aims to shoot down the man who gave him his only senior England cap.

Hughes plans a raid on Eastlands

This Is Lancashire:

10:53am Thursday 27th December 2007

BLACKBURN Rovers manager Mark Hughes has backed his players to end Manchester City's perfect home record at Eastlands tonight.






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