Manchester City Home Shirt 2014 - 2015Over recent years the fortunes of Manchester City have increased dramatically. After not winning a major trophy since the 1970's and spending periods in the 2nd and 3rd tiers of English football, Manchester City has sky rocketed to the top of the Premier League winning 2 titles in just 3 seasons. The Manchester City football shirts are now the must have shirt worldwide.

Manchester City took the trophy from rivals Liverpool and Chelsea in the final games of the 2013 2014 season ensuring that the Manchester City home jersey 2014 2015 would be a kit of champions. This brand new football shirt is the traditional sky blue color, with a modern cut-off V-neck collar that looks extremely stylish. This new Nike shirt and the rest of the team kit is online now at Soccer Box so order your shirt as Manchester City pushes to retain their title.

Looking Back

Manchester City has had an eventful history, if not the rich and glorious one that many fans would have liked to see. Up until the recent reincarnation of the club the most successful period for Manchester City was the 1960's and 1970's. During this time they won the First Division in 1968, along with the FA Cup, several Football League Cup titles, the Community Shield and even the UEFA Cup Winners Cup in 1970.

However, after their period of success Manchester City slumped and fell into a long and ungraceful period of decline. The club not only fell into the 2nd tier of English football, but the Manchester City football shirts even spent a season in the 3rd tier. In 2003 they regained promotion to the Premier League and have managed to stay there since, however, the real turning point came in 2008.

In 2008 the Abu-Dhabi United Group took-over the club, since then they have invested huge sums into the team. From the takeover until January 2014 the club spent a total of £509 million, more than any other Premier League club. This spending helped Manchester City to secure the Premier League title in both 2012 and 2014, as well as runner-up status in 2013. The Manchester City home jersey 2014 2015 is sure to be placed toward the top, if not at the top during the 2014 2015 season too.

A Dreaded Fixture List

The release of the Premier League fixture list is always filled with trepidation. A few easy games to kickoff the season can boost morale with a score of easy points, likewise an end of season filled with unchallenging match-ups can boost hopes for a strong finish. The Manchester City football shirts will face some tough challenges at the start of the season including an away match-up with Newcastle United who they faced at home in the 1st game of last season.

Last season Manchester City annihilated Newcastle United 4-0 in that 1st game and will be hoping for the same on the weekend of 16th August. The 1st outing of the Manchester City home jersey 2014 2015 will be the 1st real challenge of the season. Manchester City will face last season's Premier League runner-up Liverpool. Liverpool posed a huge threat last season, and under the continued guidance of Brendan Rodgers is expected to remain a threat this season.

There is no let up in the challenging schedule for Manchester City, their 3rd match will be another home game against Stoke before games 4 and 5 see them face Arsenal and Chelsea, away and at home respectively. This schedule see's Manchester City face the 2013 2014 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams in only the 1st 5 games of the season. Not exactly an easy start but winning all 5 matches, and securing 15 early points will certainly set Manchester City apart as the team to watch during the 2014 2015 campaign.

Conversely, the end of season schedule for Manchester City appears to be less demanding with Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City and Southampton as their last 3 opponents. Looking at the bigger picture, if Manchester City can make it to the later stages of FA Cup and UEFA Champions League play these more relaxed league ties will give more strength to those campaigns.

We will have to wait and watch the season as it pans out but you can order you Manchester City football shirts online at Soccer Box.