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De Jong from MC to ACM

MANCHESTER -> MILAN - From red&black second shirt to red&black first shirt.
Nigel de Jong has signed for the most successful club in history AC Milan, bringing an end to his three-and-half year stay with City.
One of the Blues’ most popular players, De Jong made a total of 137 appearances during his time in Manchester having signed from Hamburg in January 2009.
A combative and dependable holding midfielder, De Jong’s commitment and reputation as one of the Premier League’s best tacklers, made him a firm favourite with the City supporters.
Nigel thanked the City fans and Club for his time in Manchester. He said: "Thanks to Manchester City FC for giving me the opportunity to be part of their history four years ago.
"All the best to my former team-mates and all the people in and around the city who helped me and my family settled in. A special mention to the fans for their love, respect and dedication they always showed. You will never be forgotten. All the best. Bless."
The only thing missing from his game was goals and his first for the Blues against West Ham in May 2011 was more than two years in the making and celebrated in fitting fashion.
He also found the net against Liverpool last season in the Carling Cup semi-final with a 25-yarder into the top corner in front of The Kop – but those were his only two strikes for the Club.
Though a friendly, family-orientated guy, Nigel’s image was tarnished after a tackle on Newcastle’s Hatem Ben Arfa resulted in the Frenchman sustaining a double fracture of the leg - and a high challenge on Xabi Alonso in the 2010 World Cup Final also received widespread criticism.
De Jong was excluded from the Holland squad for a short time as a result, but was never less than dignified during his international exclusion and he soon won his place back for the Oranje. Interestingly, De Jong was never sent off as a City player and in almost 400 appearances for club and country, he has only seen red on one occasion.
To City fans, De Jong was nothing other than honest, hard-working and committed. He was the embodiment of determination and an integral part of the team for more than three years as well as being very popular among his team-mates.
Everyone at City wishes Nigel the best of luck with Milan (legendary Dutch players in our history, Marco Van Basten-Gullit-Rijkaard... until last season Mark Van Bommel) and thank him for his excellent service with the Club.

We needed this kind of player and "stole" him to Inter Milan, they wanted him.
AC Milan also got Montolivo, (Barcelona's) Bojan from Rome on loan and Pazzini from Inter Milan.
Maicon signed for City from Inter Milan.

Champions League draw: City got the hardest group against Noel Gallagher's idol the Special Asshole Mourinho's Real Madrid, Ajax, Borussia Dortmund.
Milan was in the first pot so we got an easier one: Italian Spalletti's Russian Zenit Saint Petersburg, that is: the most beautiful women in the world ;), plus Anderlecht and Malaga.
Nevertheless, Milan lost many important players and apparently is not going to win next year.
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

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
..... € 10 = £ 8
 

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