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Running on fumes - MAN CITY 2 SUNDERLAND 2

It was the result neither side wanted. The 2-2 draw was about as welcome as flatulence in a space suit. The stalemate only benefitted those who were not present at the Etihad Stadium, as Manchester City’s title hopes were derailed and Sunderland’s Premier League survival bid hit the buffers. Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho could raise a glass to City’s ineptitude, whereas Fulham’s Felix Magath and rookie Norwich manager, Neil [...]

MP needs maximum points for Mission Possible! MAN CITY v SUNDERLAND

The game of football was the winner when Manchester City finally overcame Sunderland’s stoical resistance to win the League Cup at Wembley just 45 days ago. The Mackems, having dumped Chelsea and Manchester United out en-route to the Capital One showpiece in the capital city, produced a battling display that warmed the hearts of the invading red and white-striped hordes, who outnumbered their sky blue counterparts. Gus Poyet’s side lost [...]

Justice...what justice? - LIVERPOOL 3 MAN CITY 2

An insatiable desire for justice and an agonising need for the truth behind the tragic events of Hillsborough has driven Liverpool Football Club for a quarter-of-a-century. With the 25th anniversary of the loss of the 96 innocent lives about to dawn, justice is on the horizon for the families and friends left behind. New inquests and criminal investigations are finally going to deliver damning accountability on the inept and corrupt [...]

Low depression forecast as sky blue storm sweeps in from the east - LIVERPOOL v MAN CITY

Fuelled by the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy and euphoric ‘champions-elect’ expectations, Liverpool are riding a tidal wave of emotion…but they’re heading straight into a sky blue storm. The short range forecast for Merseyside has become clouded by the giddy highs of recent weeks and an unexpected depression is about to hit, and hit hard, mid-afternoon on Sunday. Very few are predicting it, but a massive low is anticipated [...]

Tasty lunch & off-side salad - MAN CITY 4 SOUTHAMPTON1

Saturday lunchtime at the Etihad and Manchester City and Southampton served a familiar dish from the menu of football clichés in that, it is indeed ‘a funny old game’. City cooked up a winning recipe as they stayed on course for the Premier League title with a delicious 4-1 outcome, but it was an encounter packed with diverse flavourings and one that served to confuse the palate. The three-goal margin [...]

Maximum points on City's lunch menu - MAN CITY v SOUTHAMPTON

It’s quite bizarre that Manchester City are still the bookies’ favourites for the Premier League title… surely Liverpool won it last Sunday didn’t they, when they demolished Spurs 4-0? Oh, I’m sorry the Scousers haven’t actually won it yet… but you’d never believe it from the scenes at Anfield and the media’s sycophantic slobbering all over Brendan Rodgers and the ubiquitous ‘Stevie Gee’. For Premier League chief Richard Scudamore, it [...]

Point taken - ARSENAL 1 MAN CITY 1

The disappointment that engulfed Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at Arsenal is a paradoxical measure of the club’s progress under Manuel Pellegrini. As the City players trooped off the Emirates pitch it felt like a defeat rather than the continuation of an admirable 10-game unbeaten away run, comprising seven wins and three draws. Instead of a point gained, the emotions screamed of two points squandered. City had failed to overcome a [...]

City aim to keep it clean - ARSENAL v MAN CITY

When Manchester City stuck six past the then table-topping Gunners in the run up to Christmas, it was all about goals, goals and more goals as the Sky Blues homed in on the quickest 100 scored in the Premier League era. It’s been a season festooned with 133 so far, 79 in the league and a further 54 in cup competitions. With nine games still to play, albeit with some [...]

3 is City's magic number - MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 3

He declined the invitation – he had no desire to acknowledge the fans. Anyway, his hands were pre-occupied with his face buried deep within. Nonetheless the chorus boomed out unabated: ‘Moysey, Moysey give us a wave, Moysey give us a wave…’ as the bank of 3,000 visiting fans gave it LARGE to ‘The Chosen One’. It was bad enough seeing the last vestiges of fight and pride dissipate from his [...]

City to chip away Chelsea’s advantage - MAN UTD v MAN CITY

If you’re an optimist having ‘games in hand’ is as good as having I.O.U notes – it’s only a matter of time before you call them in – money in the bank so to speak or, more appropriately, points in the bag. With a three game ‘advantage’ on Chelsea and having played two games less than Liverpool and Arsenal, it’s time for Manchester City to start ‘cashing in their chips’ [...]

Yaya hits the Top 20 - MAN CITY 5 FULHAM 0

Yaya Toure – arguably the most complete midfield player in the Premier League – delivered a virtuoso performance in an overwhelmingly one-sided affair between what could be the best and the worst of top flight English football. Manchester City’s Ivorian colossus cast a giant shadow of doom over hopeless Fulham with his first ever hat-trick, comprising two penalties and a now familiar Yaya wonder-strike from 30 yards. In doing so [...]

It’s all focus on Fulham – football genius David Moyes can wait!

Surely Manchester City only have to turn up at 3pm today and they’re guaranteed three points against Felix Magath’s floundering Fulham. It’s a nailed on home win and the main focus has to be the derby at the Theatre of Screams on Tuesday night! If, God forbid, that’s Manuel Pellegrini’s mindset, City may as well kiss goodbye to their Premier League title winning chances right now. It can only be hoped [...]