Manchester City is a top English football team, they currently play in the Premier League. Following a period of little success and turbulence in 2008 the club was bought by the Abu Dhabi United Group. 

Since this time the team's fortunes have turned around, they won the Premier League in 2012 with a fantastic team including Joe Hart who wears the Manchester City soccer jersey as a goalkeeper.

This season the Manchester City soccer jerseys are being manufactured by Nike. Nike is an American sportswear manufacturer that previously owned Umbro, who manufactured the team's kits up until the end of last season.

The club agreed their new deal earlier this year, it is worth approximately £12m per year for 6 years, Nike will make the home, away and third kits along with the teams training wear collections.

The brand new Manchester City home soccer jersey 2013 - 2014 is a simplistic yet historically significant and elegant design. The plain sky blue jersey features a bold round neckline that is accented in white, the same as the sleeve trims.

The white is finished with a thin navy hoop representative of the team's original kits from 1892. The club crest and Nike Swoosh are both embroidered above the printed sponsorship logo.

The most successful period for the team that wear the Manchester City football shirt was in the 1960s and 1970s when they won the league top-flight, FA Cup, Football League Cup and UEFA Cup Winners Cup.

After this period they went through a difficult stage where they were even relegated from top-flight football. This situation has turned again with the club winning the Premiership, and finishing 2nd in the last 2 seasons.

Each individual role within a football team is important; when a team work together cohesively they are stronger and perform better. The traditional role of the player awarded the number '1' position is that of goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper needs to stay focused on the game; it is his job to stop any balls directed at the goal. Joe Hart plays as goalkeeper in his Manchester City home soccer jersey.

Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper, he began his career at Shrewsbury Town before signing to wear a Manchester City soccer jersey in 2006. He was then loaned out to Blackpool and Birmingham City before securing his position as first choice goalkeeper in the 2010 - 2011 season.

At the end of this successful season he was awarded the Golden Glove for most clean sheets in the Premier League.

During the teams Premier League winning season in 2011 - 2012 Joe Hart maintained his place as first choice goalkeeper. He has now won the Golden Glove award for 3 successive seasons.

Manchester City finished in 2nd place 11 points behind the champions, rivals Manchester United last season.

Toward the end of last season some criticisms began to be voiced as Hart made some errors in his Manchester City soccer jersey.

In February as reigning champions the team suffered a surprising defeat at Southampton, the final score line was 3-1 with Hart dropping the ball allowing the opposition an easy goal. The 2013 - 2014 season hasn't started much better with more mistakes from Hart wearing his Manchester City soccer jersey.

The team has lost against newly promoted Cardiff City and Aston Villa partly due to errors made by Hart.

This weekend was no better for Hart as the team with their Manchester City soccer jerseys travelled to Stamford Bridge, where they met rival title contenders Chelsea.

In the 90th minute a mix up between Hart and defender Nastasic allowed Torres to hit the net securing 3 points for Chelsea meaning City slip back to 7th place with 16 points after 9 games.

Some commentators have publicly blamed Hart for the error while the clubs new manager Manuel Pellegrini has thus far failed to commit his support for the teams struggling goalkeeper.

If Hart doesn't improve his game and consistency soon it appears that Pellegrini may replace him with 2nd choice, Costel Pantilimon wearing the Manchester City soccer jersey in goal.

What was your opinion of Hart's performance against Chelsea this weekend?

Do you think Pellegrini needs to reconsider his 1st choice goalkeeper?

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