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New Sponsorship & Shirt At Eastlands


Manchester City FC are on the verge of announcing a new four-year sponsorship deal that will see a new look City shirt for next season.

Air Etihad will replace the clubs current sponsors, Thomas Cook and will pay the Eastlands club around £30 million for the privilege.



The club will also have a new shirt manufacture, with Umbro set to take over from current manufacturers Le Coq Sportif, in a seperate deal worth around £15 million.

City fans can expect an official announcement prior to Saturdays Premier League fixture against Tottenham.

Etihad Airways

Established in 2003, Etihad Airways is the flag carrier airline of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The company is based in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE.

Etihad translated into Arabic means 'united', 'federation' or 'union'.

The official Etihad Airways site can be found here.






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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 12 2009

Time: 9:14PM

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cue the dirty rags and their "you have united on your shirt" comments....
Deejayvu
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12/05/2009 21:21:00

I bet they are rubbing their hands with glee!!
Tudor
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12/05/2009 21:23:00

My gut feeling is that I reckon that shirt is a fake. The badge is the give away. Too small and not aligned with the umbro emblem. I'd suggest it doesn't look stylish enough for the new owners. Well, at least I hope it's a fake! Top rumour, red and black sash on white coming back for the away kit!
Johnny Baguette
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12/05/2009 21:51:00

is this the official shirt?
severedgein
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12/05/2009 21:52:00

that's not it. It is rumoured that Gary Cook confirmed at a fan event to look at this pic. http://www.sport.co.uk/public/manchester%20city%20kits.jpg
C1TY SL1CKER
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12/05/2009 22:09:00

Horrible design, i havent been impressed with a home strip since kappa laser blue and the old umbro kits before then. I hate this new shirt. When was the last time umbro did a nice kit???? Englands new strip is terrilbe. Umbro is ownded by nike, like adidas owns reebok. I reckon the rags asked nike for exclusivity. So we got umbro instead :(I saw puma designs online the other day and they were alot better.
enzo city
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12/05/2009 23:00:00

Design is a bit so-so, but hey, if the rags have a go at us for allegedly having "united" on our shirt, just ask them what happened to AIG...
fifthcolumnblue
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12/05/2009 23:16:00

i hope and prey that the link city sl1cker sent is the real thing. looks like the manufacturers have finally gone retro which i've hoped they would for a while. Rather than all these daft lines and designs that we seem to always entertain on our kits
butty1
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13/05/2009 00:10:00

So City are more united than the Rags? So what?
Sindbad
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13/05/2009 00:32:00

C1TY SL1CKER is right, the new kit is: http://www.sport.co.uk/public/manchester%20city%20kits.jpg
eighthsin
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13/05/2009 08:33:00

I think that shirt is a fake. It's been doing the rounds for months and I don't think they've had it ready that long.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
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13/05/2009 09:33:00

Etihad’ is Arabic for ‘united’, and hence a symbol of the bonding among the seven emirates that constitute the UAE. As the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, a sovereign nation, it is hardly surprising the airline is called United. If the Rags have a pop on this it would say a lot more about their mental age than anything else.
Sindbad
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13/05/2009 14:02:00

FANCY HAVIN A SHIRT SPONSOR WITH UNITED ON IT LOL ..... CITEH DO IT AGAIN LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO.....COYS.
thfccambs
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13/05/2009 15:02:00

1. It means UNITY 2. Thats not our shirt.
jigga1233
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13/05/2009 15:08:00

IT DOESNT IT MEANS UNITED....MAYBE YOUR ARABS WILL CHANGE YOUR NAME TO UNITED BLUE
thfccambs
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13/05/2009 17:39:00

Yes the day Cambridge get to the Premier!
Buzz Lightyear
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13/05/2009 17:58:00

thfccambs if you can get somebody to read this post for you as you obviously have trouble with your reading ability ,,,, """FANCY HAVIN A SHIRT SPONSOR WITH UNITED ON IT LOL ..... """" ....it does not read united ...it reads Etihad Airlines
Doody
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13/05/2009 19:25:00

lol - love the bickering, keep it up gents!
merlin
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13/05/2009 20:54:00

also - gotta say it looks dead boring!
merlin
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13/05/2009 20:55:00

IT TRANSLATES TO UNITED.....THE BLUE HALF OF UNITED YOU WILL BE KNOWN AS............COYS
thfccambs
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13/05/2009 22:38:00

etihad (اتحاد) is the noun>>>>unity,union,federation.. motahed (متحد) is the adjective >>>>united..
MCFC_Goatboy
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14/05/2009 14:15:00

didn't like the arabic there lol..... etihad = noun - unity, union, federation..... motahed = adjective - united
MCFC_Goatboy
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14/05/2009 14:16:00

 

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