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Matchday headlines from Bitter and Blue.

Manchester Metropolis Girls are away to Bristol Metropolis in a Conti Cup this night. The Males are gearing up for an FA Cup match with Arsenal FC. Sky Blue News has all the most recent to get your matchday began.

Report: Pep Guardiola Needs Benfica Midfielder Enzo Fernandez – Elliot Thompson – Metropolis Switch Room

Loads of the large sides throughout Europe have supposedly proven a robust curiosity within the 22-year-old with the likes of Chelsea, Actual Madrid and Liverpool all being names linked with Fernandez.

Nevertheless in keeping with Fichajes Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola desires his aspect to be concerned within the dialog as he desires a midfielder to rotate with Rodri because of the reality Kalvin Phillips hasn’t lived as much as expectations.

He may even fill the outlet which may be left if Ilkay Gundogan doesn’t renew his contract on the Premier League Champions with the midfield being prioritised in the summertime.

Bristol Metropolis Girls v Manchester Metropolis Girls: League Cup Preview, News and Prediction – Manc Pete – Bitter and Blue

Wednesday’s assembly would be the first between the 2 sides since March 2021 when the blues received 3-0 at Twerton Park. Caroline Weir, Ellen White and Sam Mewis have been all on the scoresheet that night and Metropolis shall be hoping for the same consequence on Wednesday.

The blues go into the match on the again of a 13-match unbeaten run that has seen the ladies win 11 and draw simply two. Bristol Metropolis are at present second within the desk, one level behind the leaders London Metropolis with a recreation in hand. Their match with the leaders on the weekend was postponed. The house aspect have received three and drawn one among their final 4, and have misplaced simply as soon as at residence this season – 1-0 to Birmingham Metropolis.

The Metropolis ladies should choose themselves up after shedding floor within the WSL on the weekend. After sitting simply three factors behind United, Saturday’s residence draw with Aston Villa, along with the reds 1-0 win at Studying despatched them to the highest of the desk and 5 away from the blues.

Premier League investigation into Man Metropolis now chilly amid Man United and Liverpool gross sales – Freddie Pye – Metropolis Xtra

The report presents a reminder of the scenario, stating that each Manchester United and Liverpool have been among the many voices calling for motion towards Manchester Metropolis and have been regarded as key to a bid in 2020 to get the Etihad membership banned from the UEFA Champions League.

Nevertheless, as each golf equipment are actually up on the market, the Mail writes that it now stays to be seen whether or not new house owners of both of the Premier League giants could have the identical thirst for sanctions on Manchester Metropolis.

Man Metropolis might get early Maximo Perrone increase as new signing struggles with Argentina Below-20s – Joe Bray – Manchester Night News

Midfielder Perrone, signed for £8.2m from Velez Sarsfield on a five-and-a-half yr contract on the Etihad, is Argentina’s quantity six on the event in Colombia, and scored of their opening recreation defeat by Paraguay. That meant that Javier Mascherano’s children had to enhance towards rivals Brazil final evening, however issues didn’t go to plan.

After falling a aim behind, Argentina missed a first-half penalty, earlier than Perrone gave the ball away in midfield to permit Brazil to interrupt and double their lead.

Argentina rallied in a badly tempered second half, with Perrone, 20, tasked with making an attempt to maintain the crosses coming in to get again into the sport, however regardless of their stress, Brazil earned a penalty of their very own late on to transform and seal the win.

Manchester Metropolis to supply Joao Cancelo in Rafael Leao proposal? – Darren Plant – Sports activities Mole

The Portugal worldwide now has lower than 18 months remaining on his deal and hypothesis persists over the following transfer of his profession.

Earlier this month, Milan director Paolo Maldini gave the impression to be assured that final season’s champions would ultimately lengthen Leao’s contract.

AC Milan’s Rafael Leao celebrates scoring their third aim on September 3, 2022

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Talking to Mediaset, Maldini mentioned: “We’re speaking, there are video calls and we don’t essentially have to fulfill in individual. We’ll attempt to attain an answer.

“It seems that the two parties want it and now we want to try to close. Our will is there and that of the player seems to exist.”

However, it seems that Man Metropolis are prepared to stay concerned in making an attempt to barter a sale with Milan and tempt Leao to the Etihad Stadium.

In accordance with Calciomercatoweb, Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola can be ready to incorporate Cancelo in a part-exchange deal.

WATCH: ‘We love you Haaland!’ – Man Metropolis youth workforce scream in pleasure after assembly Premier League prime scorer – Mitchell Wilks – Objective

WHAT HAPPENED? Haaland’s stardom was firmly on present within the clip, which confirmed a gaggle of kids enjoying in Metropolis’s youth ranks encountering the Premier League’s prime scorer and going loopy for him in slightly healthful trend. They even burst into a short ‘We love you Haaland’ chant.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 22-year-old signed for Metropolis from Borussia Dortmund in a £51 million ($62.9m) deal final summer season and has, to little shock, taken England’s prime flight by storm. Born in Leeds, Haaland has rapidly turn into a cult hero on the Etihad Stadium because of his father Alfie’s hyperlinks to the membership as a former participant. In simply six months, he’s fired in 31 targets in all competitions and scored 4 hat-tricks in that point – the most recent coming in a thrashing of Wolves. That newest haul means he has already outscored the final 4 winners of the Premier League Golden Boot award.

WHAT NEXT FOR HAALAND? Objectives haven’t been an issue for the imposing Norway worldwide, however Metropolis have stuttered round him at occasions in his maiden season. He’ll have to preserve discovering the again of the online as they search out Arsenal within the Premier League title race, however may even have an eye fixed on the return of the Champions League subsequent month.

And eventually… Celebrating the restart of MCWFC 9 years on.



Unsurprisingly, it’s Steph Houghton who leads the best way by way of general appearances for the Membership.

The final founding member from our first season as knowledgeable outfit, the captain has featured 218 occasions for Manchester Metropolis.

She is one among solely two gamers to achieve a double century for the Membership, doing so in March 2021, and has discovered the online 19 occasions throughout that interval.

Among the many present squad, Demi Stokes’ 197 matches comes subsequent in our all-time listing, with Ellie Roebuck and Lauren Hemp additionally making over a century of appearances for Gareth Taylor’s aspect.

There you may have it. Stick with Bitter and Blue all through the day for all the most recent and observe @BitterandBlue1 on Twitter for match reactions. Come on Metropolis!!

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