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City to meet Messi buy-out clause

Manchester City are ready to pay £100m+ to reunite Lionel Messi with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad in the upcoming transfer window. The sensational switch to bring the five-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d’ Or from the Nou Camp to Manchester, is finally set to happen, with City believed to have already agreed to meet the buy-out clause in the superstar striker’s contract. Sources close to City claim the […]

Size shouldn't matter!

In a second article where Read But Never Red goes slightly ‘off piste’ from writing exclusively about Manchester City, we once again delve into the thoughts of a football manager and head of youth development, this time on the topic of aspiring goalkeepers. The often ‘colourful’ and controversial manager is concerned that many professional clubs in England are inadvertently blighting the potential of youngsters, by imposing strict height requirements before […]

Fear ye not – salvation is nigh

As Manchester City look to acquire top quality players in the now open summer transfer window, there’s a distinct focus on the need for homegrown talent to meet both Premier League and Champions League quotas & regulations. In a departure from Read But Never Red’s normal 100% remit to write about MCFC, we have worked in tandem with a respected, but often controversial, football manager and head of youth development, […]

Ding Dong - Retro shirt competition rings Philip's bell

Manchester City supporter Philip Entwistle is the proud owner of a Retro 1972 City home shirt – complete with the iconic No 8 of Colin The King – after winning our ‘1968 title winning’ competition in conjunction with Campo Retro . Philip from Burnley – a season ticket holder since 1980 who sits in the Colin Bell Lower Level at the Etihad – correctly told us that it was Joe Mercer who […]

When two tribes go to war...WARRIORS collide – WIN A PAIR OF SUPERHEAT BOOTS!

READ BUT NEVER RED is delighted to partner with US sports equipment manufacturer Warrior to offer our readers the chance to win a pair of Warrior Superheat boots worth £130.00. We put a pair of the super chic boots through their paces to give first hand feedback on the footwear that pushes back the boundaries in boot technology. Warrior is becoming an increasingly high profile brand and a major player […]