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Manchester City return 900 tickets to Arsenal

Champions Man City return almost HALF of 2,000 tickets for Arsenal match after fans are asked to pay 62

By
Joe Ridge

PUBLISHED:

15:24 GMT, 8 January 2013

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UPDATED:

15:52 GMT, 8 January 2013

Manchester City have returned 900 unsold tickets of the 2,000 allocation for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Arsenal at the Emirates.

The champions were expected to sell out their away tickets but it appears travelling fans have been put off by the 62 Arsenal are charging each fan.

Arsenal were revealed to be the hosts of English football's most expensive day out by the BBC's Price of Football survey back in October.

London calling: City lost 1-0 on their last visit to the Emirates

London calling: City lost 1-0 on their last visit to the Emirates

Back in blue: Belgian defender Boyata

Back in blue: Belgian defender Boyata

Meanwhile, City have recalled defender Dedryck Boyata from his loan at Eredivisie side FC Twente.

A statement on their official website read: 'The Belgian defender could well continue his education at another club in the coming weeks having played just eight games for Steve McLaren's side.'

The 22-year-old spent also last season on loan with Bolton, but was unable to prevent the Trotters being relegated to the npower Championship.

City have also revealed that Italian striker Luca Scapuzzi, 21, has joined Serie B side AS Varese on loan until the end of the season.

Steve McClaren wants FA coaching role once club management career ends

Are you sure, Steve 'Wally with the brolly' McClaren eyes FA coaching role

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11:07 GMT, 23 December 2012


Home run McClaren wants an FA coaching role after his club management days have finally ended

Home run McClaren wants an FA coaching role after his club management days have finally ended

Former England manager Steve McClaren is keen to work for the Football Association again and would like to take on a role where he would coach the coaches.

McClaren, sacked as England manager for failing to qualify for Euro 2008, wants to work in England when his club management career is over.

Currently managing Dutch side Twente for a second time McClaren, who has also managed at Wolfsburg in Germany, wants to work at St George's Park on what he terms a 'coach education Programme'.

McClaren told The Observer: 'When I'm
past being able to run around the field, I've got a lot of experiences,
good and bad, which I think I can pass on.

'Ultimately, I'm teacher, I'm a coach, and I like to coach players and I like to coach coaches.

'We have to coach the coaches better and that will improve the English game and the English player.'

McClaren believes he can coach in England against despite Aston Villa cancelling an interview in 2011 and then only lasting three months at Nottingham Forest before resigning.

'My next job was going to be overseas after that, for sure,' said McClaren.

Brolly bad show: McClaren led England's dismal Euro 2008 qualification campaign

Brolly bad show: McClaren led England's dismal Euro 2008 qualification campaign

'I just felt the feeling within England, time had not healed enough. I thought it was the right time to go back to England (after leaving Wolfsburg at the start of 2011) but it was too soon because of the reaction obviously from supporters.

'It was about an acceptance of myself in England after the England job, so I think that will take time.'

Man City can count on me in must-win Ajax clash, insists Dzeko

Man City can count on me in must-win Ajax clash, insists Dzeko

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11:14 GMT, 23 October 2012

Top scorer Edin Dzeko believes he is the man to kick start Manchester City's Champions League campaign.

The Bosnian striker came off the bench to score twice in 11 minutes during Saturday's 2-1 victory over West Brom.

Raring to go: Manchester City's Edin Dzeko

Raring to go: Manchester City's Edin Dzeko

And Dzeko wants the chance to add to his goal tally of six this season when Manchester City face Dutch champions Ajax on Wednesday.

'It is difficult, I think we didn’t start very well again this year as we only have one point and I think this game will be crucial,' he said.

'If we win then we play against them again at home and maybe if we get six points it will be different – much better for us.'

Manchester City's Edin Dzeko

Hot shot: Dzeko scores the winner against West Brom

Hot shot: Dzeko scores the winner against West Brom

The Blues were fortunate to claim a point against Borussia Dortmund after losing their opener at Real Madrid and Dzeko admits Wednesday’s match is a must-win game.

'I think it’s an important game, we have to win if we still want to be in the game,' he said.

Ajax are currently five points behind Eredivisie leaders FC Twente in fourth place and have been beaten by Dortmund and Real Madrid in their opening two Champions League matches.

Twente sign Dedryck Boyata with Douglas to leave

Twente sign Boyata on loan as Newcastle and Fulham fight for Douglas

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UPDATED:

21:58 GMT, 24 August 2012

FC Twente have paved the way for defender Douglas to go to England after signing Manchester City’s Dedryck Boyata, 21, on loan.

Fulham offered 4million for Douglas but Newcastle remain keen and are favourites should they offer 4.5m for the 24-year-old Brazilian.

Dutch of class: Dedryck Boyata has joined Twente on loan

Dutch of class: Dedryck Boyata has joined Twente on loan

Douglas set to choose between Fulham and Newcastle

Twente defender Douglas set to choose between Fulham and Newcastle

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22:50 GMT, 20 August 2012

Fantasy football 2012

FC Twente's defender Douglas is set to decide between Newcastle or Fulham after both clubs offered 4.5m to secure his services.

The Brazilian centre-back has one year to run on his current contract and has been tracked by Newcastle throughout the summer.

Decision time: Douglas (centre) has the option to join either Fulham or Newcastle

Decision time: Douglas (centre) has the option to join either Fulham or Newcastle

The North East club had tabled an offer of 40,000 a week at the beginning of summer as the 24-year-old looked set to be on his way to St James's Park.

But he could yet change his mind, with Martin Jol's Fulham matching Newcastle's bid for Douglas.

The Brazilian joined Twente in 2007, and has since made more than 100 appearances for the Dutch club.

Long term target: Newcastle have been linked with the player for months. but Fulham could yet pip the Toon to the Brazilian

Long term target: Newcastle have been linked with the player for months. but Fulham could yet pip the Toon to the Brazilian

Douglas Texeira wanted by Newcastle

Newcastle line up move for 4m FC Twente defender Texeira

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10:20 GMT, 31 July 2012

Newcastle are ramping up their bid to sign FC Twente defender Douglas Texeira.

The Brazilian centre-back has one year to run on his current deal, and Newcastle are believed to have offered 4million for his services.

According to The Sun, the North East club have laid down a 40,000-a-week package to lure the 24-year-old to St James' Park.

Wanted: Texeira (right) is on Newcastle's radar

Wanted: Texeira (right) is on Newcastle's radar

Newcastle, who are yet to make a significant signing this summer, remain hopeful of landing France international Mathieu Debuchy.

The full-back has signalled his desire to leave Lille in preference of a move to the Barclays Premier League, but Newcastle are yet to meet the French club's valuation.

Reunion: Newcastle are considering a fresh approach for Carroll

Reunion: Newcastle are considering a fresh approach for Carroll

Alan Pardew is also keen on bringing Liverpool outcast Andy Carroll back to Newcastle.

Toon are considering a fresh move for Carroll after West Ham outlined a 2million loan fee with Liverpool.

It is understood that the England international would prefer a move back to his native North East if he is forced to leave Liverpool and is likely to shun West Ham's offer.

Alan Pardew bids 3m for Newcastle target Douglas

Newcastle boss Pardew tables 3m bid for Twente ace Douglas

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UPDATED:

07:35 GMT, 18 July 2012

Newcastle have offered 3million to FC Twente for defender Douglas.

The Magpies have been tracking Douglas for months while Chelsea and Tottenham have also been monitoring his situation.

Toon boss Alan Pardew, acording to Sky Sports, is at the head of the queue after tabling a bid for the 24-year-old.

Wanted man: Newcastle made Twente an offer for defender Douglas (left)

Wanted man: Newcastle made Twente an offer for defender Douglas (left)

Managing director Derek Llambias and secretary Lee Charnley travelled to Holland earlier this month to open negotiations about a possible transfer and it is now up to the Dutch side – with former England boss Steve McClaren in charge.

Pardew was also interested in Twente's Luuk de Jong but the striker is heading to German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach.

Gael Bigirimana set to sign for Newcastle United

Newcastle set to sign exciting young Coventry midfielder Bigirimana

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09:37 GMT, 6 July 2012

Hot prospect: Bigirimana is set to sign for Newcastle

Hot prospect: Bigirimana is set to sign for Newcastle

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is closing in on another summer target after agreeing a fee for teenage midfielder Gael Bigirimana.

It is understood the Magpies have reached an agreement with Coventry over the 18-year-old Burundi-born player, who moved to this country as a refugee in 2004, and that discussions are at an advanced stage.

Bigirimana is seen as a potential addition to the development squad on Tyneside with owner Mike Ashley keen to invest in the future of the club as well as the present.

Bigirimana, who made 28 senior
appearances for Coventry last season, 16 of them npower Championship
starts, is expected to cost Newcastle around 1million, although the
midlands club are understood to be keen to negotiate a sell-on clause as
part of any deal.

The player, along with his father, two
brothers and sister, followed his mother to England as the family
escaped their war-torn homeland.

He presented himself at Coventry's Academy training ground as an 11-year-old and asked for a trial after spotting it while walking to a local supermarket to buy milk, and rose swiftly through the ranks.

Bigirimana would be the second arrival at Newcastle this summer with 22-year-old Reims midfielder Romain Amalfitano already on the books.

Breakthrough: Bigirimana (left) made 26 appearances for Coventry last season

Breakthrough: Bigirimana (left) made 26 appearances for Coventry last season

Pardew is intent on strengthening his squad both in terms of numbers and quality as he prepares for the new Barclays Premier League season and a Europa League campaign.

However, the development of a new generation of first-team players is also a high priority as the club attempts to maintain its astute investment policy.

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The Magpies continue to pursue a series of senior targets, although progress to date has been slow with FC Twente refusing to budge on their valuation of striker Luuk de Jong, and defender Douglas' move potentially caught up in red tape.

Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy remains a target, although Pardew is keeping his options open.

Leon Best joins Blackburn

Best secured 3m switch from high-flying Newcastle to lowly Blackburn

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UPDATED:

18:27 GMT, 2 July 2012

NBlackburn have completed the signing of Newcastle striker Leon Best.

Rovers have agreed a fee of more than 3million for the 25-year-old, who has penned a four-year contract at Ewood Park.

The Championship club confirmed the switch in a statement on their website, which read: 'Blackburn Rovers have this evening completed the signing of Leon Best from Newcastle United.

'The 25-year-old striker makes the move from the North East to the North West for a fee of more than 3m, signing a four-year deal.'

Drop down: Leon Best is set to leave the top flight

Drop down: Leon Best is set to leave the top flight

The Republic of Ireland
international, who has been handed the number nine shirt at his new
club, becomes Rovers second signing of the summer after Danny Murphy as
Blackburn look for an immediate return to the Premier League following
their relegation last season.

Nottingham-born Best began his
professional career at Southampton and during three years on the south
coast spent time out on loan at QPR, Sheffield Wednesday, Bournemouth
and Yeovil.

In 2007 he joined Coventry, where he spent three years before being signed by Newcastle for 1.2million in February 2010.

During his time on Tyneside, Best
scored 10 goals in 42 appearances but found his chances last season
limited by injury and the form of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse.

Best could be replaced by 10million rated Dutch striker Luuk de Jong.

The 21-year-old FC Twente forward has been monitored by the club for a while and is high on manager Alan Pardew's wishlist.

Best, a Republic of Ireland international, joined the Magpies in a 1.2million switch from Coventry in February 2010.

Leon Best taking Blackburn medical for Newcastle switch

Best set to swap high-flying Newcastle for lowly Blackburn

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10:59 GMT, 2 July 2012

Newcastle striker Leon Best is undergoing a medical at relegated Blackburn Rovers.

The striker is behind Demba Ba and the dynamite Papiss Cisse in the Toon pecking order and could be moving to secure more first team football.

Rovers have been busy in the transfer window and have already secured the signature of veteran midfielder Danny Murphy.

Drop down: Leon Best is set to leave the top flight

Drop down: Leon Best is set to leave the top flight

He could be replaced by 10million rated Dutch striker Luuk de Jong.

The 21-year-old FC Twente forward has been monitored by the club for a while and is high on manager Alan Pardew's wishlist.

More to follow.