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Old February 3rd, 2016, 04:44 PM   #1541
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> a boring city

Paul's photos are much better than my words, but just to add as I have five mins to kill:
Manchester is a regional centre for about 3 million people, but the actual city centre is quite small - this makes for a VERY lively city by night and day. Where i live is busy all through the night.

For music, it's really as good as it gets in the UK - obviously.

For restaurants and eating places at the cheaper and middle end, it is also really good here. We lack Michelin star restaurants, but in terms of daily life that is not something you miss.

Sports - it goes without saying that Manchester is as good as it gets for that!

We have excellent museums and galleries too - some really important collections.

And we have the best pubs in the country.

And it's still reasonably cheap.

Oh - great architecture - good mix of beautiful industrial buildings and contemporary architecture.

Most importantly, people are confident and happy here in general - which is great!

It's what you would call a fun town! Huge gay scene, for example.

No beach though.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 06:31 PM   #1542
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Manchester looks ambitious

But it is said that it's a boring city. Is it false ?
Said by whom? It depends what you want I guess, but there always seems to be plenty going on.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 07:04 PM   #1543
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Aye, never heard boring before!

Rainy, cold, wet etc never boring!
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Old February 4th, 2016, 07:28 PM   #1544
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Floors: 14 | Hotel rooms: 183 | Operator: Park Plaza

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Old February 4th, 2016, 08:47 PM   #1545
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stubbs mill looks sensational
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Old February 4th, 2016, 10:03 PM   #1546
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Manchester boring? Let's not even get into the music, football and industrial scenes and what they have given to the world.
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Old February 4th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #1547
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One thing Manchester is NOT is boring, I have had some fantastic nights out in Manchester, makes me smile to think about them now...must visit again soon.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 11:27 AM   #1548
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Exchange Court | Greengate
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Old February 5th, 2016, 12:56 PM   #1549
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Boring for some football players who don't want to go there.
-I'm surprised that none Michelin Stars restaurants in the city ?! how is it possible for a great city?
London has a lot of them.
I know that Manchester has very high standards quality projects but i hope is not just a CBD at centre desert at night.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 01:09 PM   #1550
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It has the highest city centre population outside London.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 01:45 PM   #1551
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Boring for some football players who don't want to go there.
-I'm surprised that none Michelin Stars restaurants in the city ?! how is it possible for a great city?
London has a lot of them.
I know that Manchester has very high standards quality projects but i hope is not just a CBD at centre desert at night.
The city centre is always busy at night, there are many bars, restaurants, music venues, theatres etc.

It would be good to get some Michelin star restaurants in the city but they are not everything, there are many very good restaurants without Michelin stars.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 01:47 PM   #1552
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> Boring for some football players who don't want to go there.

Quite a few decent players (and managers) seem to rather like it, I think, and you would be surprised at who is hanging out in the Northern Quarter pubs these days. I suspect those who don't like it are not so much bored as snobs - and so not the type you would want in your team!

It was the great historian AJP Taylor who said that Manchester is "the only place in England which escapes our characteristic vice of snobbery." I think this is still true. Which means that it ain't for everyone, but those who it is for tend to be the good ones! And it also means that people know how to enjoy themselves.
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Old February 5th, 2016, 02:12 PM   #1553
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Boring for some football players who don't want to go there.
-I'm surprised that none Michelin Stars restaurants in the city ?! how is it possible for a great city?
London has a lot of them.
I know that Manchester has very high standards quality projects but i hope is not just a CBD at centre desert at night.
Living in Manchester city centre, I can tell you that it's far from deserted. We have a rapidly expanding city centre population (just look at the number of apartments being proposed to meet the demand), one of the largest growth rates for new restaurants and bars in the UK, and we are sat at the centre of a conurbation of 2.5 million people who regularly come into city from areas such as Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Oldham, Stockport, day and night. If anything it's too busy at weekends.

When you say footballers, I'm assuming this is when comparing Manchester to London or Madrid? Madrid has the weather that unfortunately Manchester will never have, and frankly there are few places in the world that could rival London as a place to live when money isn't an issue. There are actually quite a few football players at the big two clubs who are big advocates of the city, look at Juan Mata or Pablo Zabaleta.

Manchester's volume of big projects are a symptom of the city's current success as a place to work, live and visit. I'd suggest a trip to see for yourself
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Old February 5th, 2016, 02:29 PM   #1554
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Most Stoke players call South Manchester/Cheshire home.

One was on Talksport and made a passing comment about getting the train to training from Macclesfield "only a few stops".
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Old February 7th, 2016, 03:28 PM   #1555
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Manchester forumer AJD1984 has created this mock photo of what the Greengate Embankment area of Salford will look like once Exchange Court (44 floors) and Norton Court (36 floors) have completed, alongside the U/C Two Greengate (31 floors).

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Old February 7th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #1556
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Boring for some football players who don't want to go there.
-I'm surprised that none Michelin Stars restaurants in the city ?! how is it possible for a great city?
London has a lot of them.
I know that Manchester has very high standards quality projects but i hope is not just a CBD at centre desert at night.
Michelin Stars are not everything, Alex. Manchester has some very good Restaurants.

Like most large cities, Manchester offers food from all over the World.

It has the 2nd largest Chinese population and China Town in Britain. Only London's is bigger. It has the Curry Mile, in Rusholme. TBH, it's not as good as it used to be. Saying that , new and upmarket Indian Restaurants have opened up in the city centre. There are plenty of good quality Italian Restaurants in the city centre as well. You can get almost any national cuisine in Manchester if you know where to go. Here's a good selection from Manchester Confidential. http://www.manchesterconfidential.co...of-manchester/
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Old February 7th, 2016, 10:48 PM   #1557
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As other's have pointed out, Manchester does not have good Weather. It suffers from continual great cloud, along with constant rain during large parts of the Year, mainly Autumn and Winter.(November to February) The only warm and mainly sunny Month's are from May/June through to September/early October.

Footballers, their Wife's and Children, who have moved from warmer and drier climates find it (very) hard to adapt to these long spells of pour Weather. Basically they have no choice but to stay inside, whereas, in Spain and in other warmer countries, they would be outside enjoying the good Weather.

TBF, most Mancunian's think our Weather is depressing, and we have lived with it throughout our lives. The plus point being, we love the Weather when it's good, don't take it for granted, and like most cities, it makes Manchester look even better.

Of course the sea and a nice sandy beach would also be welcomed.
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Old February 7th, 2016, 11:28 PM   #1558
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Of course the sea and a nice sandy beach would also be welcomed.
Go to Liverpool for it
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Old February 8th, 2016, 02:24 AM   #1559
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The Manchester clubs are two of the most attractive clubs for the best footballers in the world. This is the home of premier league, the top football league in the world, not some minor league like the french league 1 for example ,where I understand it really is difficult to attract even average players which can be frustrating, especially when the good french players have all left for England, Spain, germany, Italy and the other top leagues.
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Floors: 15-31 | Number of Apartments: 500 | Developer: Renaker

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