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a made in England victory for Sheikh Mansour debut

MANCHESTER - Sheikh Mansour watched a performance fit for a king. The club's multi-billionaire owner proved a lucky omen on his Eastlands debut as City completely outplayed Liverpool.
Mancini said: "It was a great performance to put on in front of Sheikh Mansour and it would be great if he could come every week.
chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak & owner Sheikh Mansour
"I spoke to him after the game and he was very happy.
"It is the first time he has been here and he has seen us beat Liverpool. He spoke with Carlos Tevez, too, and congratulated him."
The victory was very much made in England. The Italian added: "It always takes time for a team to gel but what pleased me tonight was that we had six English players in that side."
New £26million buy James Milner was man of the match on his debut, setting up the opener for Gareth Barry.

The most powerful man in English football made his Eastlands bow five minutes before kick-off.
It was the first glimpse for Manchester City fans of their great benefactor Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
A youthful figure, this was no gnarled old desert king in flowing robes.
Instead, here was a modern man of the world in ribbed blue tie and a suit that had Savile Row written all over it.
The 39-year-old, one of 19 sons of the UAE's founding father Sheikh Zayed, gave the crowd a bit of a self-conscious wave and then settled down to see what his £355million had bought him.
As early as the ninth minute, he was blowing his cheeks out and whistling as an Adam Johnson 25-yarder flew past Pepe Reina's right upright. Four minutes later he was up on his feet along with the rest of the City fans as Yaya Toure (£24m) found Nigel de Jong (£16m), who found Adam Johnson (£7m), who in turn, found James Milner (£26m).
He cut the ball back from the right of the box for Gareth Barry (£12m) to fire past Reina.
A cool £85m worth and, it has to be admitted, a pretty snazzy goal to match. And there was still another £170m out on the pitch and the bench.
And, if that doesn't work, another £14billion in his own bank account to add to the £1b he has so far lavished on The Project.
Plus access to a family oil fortune estimated at anywhere between £400b and £1trillion.
Throw in two wives and young Mansour has every reason to look quite pleased with himself.
Premier League fans may have been treated to a remarkable weekend with Chelsea (double 6-0 & 6-0 for Carlo Ancelotti), Arsenal and Newcastle all scoring six but this was the fixture everyone had waited for. City, so long in the shadow of their illustrious neighbours, determined to break the Big Four monopoly and bring Champions League football and trophies to a club that had won nothing for 34 years.
And Liverpool, once the powerhouse of English football.
Though now, in comparison, little more than paupers with debts of £290m, without a buyer and Javier Mascherano as he heads for Barcelona.
And, on this display, a side with as many problems as the club itself.
City now find themselves in the same position as Chelsea six years ago - the side everyone wants to see beaten.
Yet if they continue to play some of the powerful attacking football that made you almost forget another unseasonably wet night they may attract a fan club of their own outside Eastlands.
Liverpool without Mascherano, the suspended Joe Cole and with new signing Christian Poulsen on the bench, it was Steven Gerrard versus the world. Especially with Fernando Torres still firing blanks.
New Anfield boss Roy Hodgson spent the first-half dashing to the touchline with furious instructions to his players and the second deep in thought on the bench.
A great night for City was completed by two goals from Tevez, including a penalty where he showed the two Coles - Joe and Carlton - plus Nani and John Carew how you do it.
As he got up to leave, the visitor from Abu Dhabi may have peered through the rain and spotted the message on the opposite stand.
Manchester thanks you, Sheikh Mansour.
You bet it does. Well, half of it anyway.
Certainly not the watching Alex Ferguson who must have gone away with much to ponder.

He arrived without trumpet or fanfare 45 minutes before kick-off.
And Manchester City fans loitering around the main Eastlands entrance had to do a double take.
This was football's richest man finally at City nearly two years after he took over the club.
Almost £1billion later and Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan had decided to see where his money went.
Arriving with eight friends and a bodyguard, they swept on to the ground's main forecourt in blacked-out Audis (as AC Milan :), having landed late at Manchester Airport from Abu Dhabi on a private jet.
Fans had only seen pictures of him with a beard and in traditional Arab head-dress.
Now an immaculate fresh-faced and expensively-suited young man was on show and a ripple of applause grew as people realised who Monday night's special guest was.
Inside the stadium, the announcement of his arrival sparked a roar usually reserved for a late winner.
Sheikh Mansour is one of 19 children in the world's richest royal family.
Their wealth is estimated at £1trillion thanks to Abu Dhabi striking oil in the 1950s - while his personal fortune is £15billion.
Mansour - a politician and businessman - is a member of the UAE Federal Cabinet and Minister of Presidential Affairs.
He is at the helm of First Gulf Bank and the International Petroleum Investment Company.
While Alex Ferguson describes City's spending as crazy, back home Mansour is thought to be pragmatic, astute and an intellectual.
This is the man who made a £1.4b profit selling an 11 per cent stake in Barclays having only bought it seven months earlier.
On the same day, he spent a mere £12m for Gareth Barry from Aston Villa.
Mansour is also chairman of the Al Jazeera Sports Club and the Emirates Horse Racing Authority.
If he did need a few quid, he could turn to his wife Sheikha Manal bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, daughter of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.
They have a four-year-old daughter and three-year-old son.
He also has an older son from his other wife Sheikha Alia bint Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed.
The question is why did he decide to buy City?
First Mansour is a football fan and he also wants to put Abu Dhabi on the global map like Dubai.
While Monday night may have been his first visit, a Eastlands regular is close friend and club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
Al Mubarak has run the royal family's investment and development firm Mubadala Development Company for two years.
Mubadala has investments in more than 50 companies worldwide, including a five per cent stake in Ferrari.
Al Mubarak also brought a Formula One Grand Prix to Abu Dhabi.
After Monday's 3-0 win over Liverpool, Mansour chatted with boss Roberto Mancini, captain Carlos Tevez and new-signing Mario Balotelli.
Then the three Audis whisked Mansour and his entourage to the airport.
The excitement and fans' reception on the night will ensure he returns soon.
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2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
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