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Will the tide turn for Pellegrini? QPR 2 Man City 2

It’s easy to be ‘PC’ and support your ‘MP’ when he’s riding the crest of a wave, but it takes a little more than political correctness to swim against a tide of perceived failure and maintain faith in stormy seas. As a vortex of negativity threatens to drag Manuel Pellegrini under, drowning his managerial reign and washing away Manchester City’s hopes of major honours, those demanding his head would do […]

Fruit & nut on the menu - QPR v Man City

A fixture that could once have been regarded as easy as picking low hanging fruit, is now a potential banana skin for Premier League Champions Manchester City. Invariably where there’s fruit there’s often a nut, and one Joseph Barton, pseudo philosopher, tweeter extraordinaire and England footballer of 12 minutes standing, will be present as QPR take on City at Loftus Road. Joey’s sole senior international appearance came as a 78th […]

Spasibo...for nothing City - Man City 1 CSKA Moscow 2

Any alphabetical analysis of Manchester City’s ‘performance’ against a horrible bunch of Russians would go something like this; A – abject, appalling, atrocious, awful. B – bloody abject, bloody appalling, bloody atrocious, bloody awful…you get the gist! Even the most diehard City fan would be hard pressed to find anything positive about such a clueless, gutless and witless showing… bloody hell, even those who turned up on a free ticket […]

Back to the future - Man City v CSKA Moscow

As football clichés go a ‘must win’ game is up there with the best. Mathematically, Manchester City could still qualify from Group E of the Champions League, even if they fail to beat CSKA Moscow at the Etihad this evening. In truth, anything less than three points would see City in a right old mire with their backs well and truly to the wall, struggling to reach the knockout stages. […]

City succeed in 'derby day' spat - Man City 1 Man Utd 0

Sizzling Sergio Aguero’s 10th goal of the season consigned the most expensive ever starting XI in Premier League history to a well deserved defeat. Oh the sweet sweet irony that, after all the jibes and the hideous hypocrisy that spews forth from The Swamp about youth development and creating, rather than buying top class players, Louis’ Gaalactico’s came up short at the Etihad. Manchester United would never seek to buy […]

Sky Blue redemption - Man City v Man Utd

Halloween came early to the Etihad this week with a horrific display of premature capitulation as Newcastle United shot two rounds of live ammunition past Willy, dumping a bunch of Manchester City wonkers out of the League Cup. Under fire Manuel Pellegrini must now stiffen City’s resolve, light the sky blue touch paper and orchestrate a pyrotechnical pulverization of Manchester United. There can be no better way to illuminate City’s […]

Time for a proper perspective on Pellegrini - Man City v Newcastle United

So Manchester City are without a win for 10 days. They lost their second Premier League away fixture in more than six months on Saturday, leaving them with more points and better placed than this time last year…the season when Manuel Pellegrini’s team won the title. Holy Sh*t – The Samaritans’ phone lines must be ringing off the hook with around the clock calls from Pellegrini, Ruben Cousillas, Brian Kidd, […]

Up close & personal at the Etihad

A walk in the park led to within inches of the hallowed Etihad turf as a fluke of good fortune befell two Manchester City fanatics and a beautiful bitch called Mollie Zaba! The chance encounter between MCFC Business Development Executive, David Smith and the husband and wife City supporters – 100 miles south of Manchester – brought them that little bit closer to the team they love, and the characters […]

City's Hammer horror - West Ham 2 Man City 1

‘WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END, WE FIGHT ’TILL THE END, WE’RE MAN CITY, WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END’. It’s an impassioned and cherished battle cry from the terraces born from 93.20 minutes on May 13th 2012. It’s sung with gusto and pride but it seems to be falling on deaf ears far too often recently. A total contradiction in terms in Moscow in midweek and, if you flip the chant […]

From the eastern bloc to the East End - West Ham v Man City

Scythed down by the sickle of old Mother Russia in midweek, Manchester City must guard against the other tool that adorned the former Soviet Union flag, the Hammer, when they travel to London’s East End. Moscow was freezing, uninviting, cruel and criminal whereas recent trips to West Ham have proved warm, welcoming and rewarding affairs for City. Last season’s six-goal haul in two wins at Upton Park, contributed to City’s […]

Accusations & admissions – CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2

Manchester City were cheated out of a win in Moscow – but only after they spent 49 second half minutes contriving to be the architects of their own downfall. City can rightfully point a big finger of suspicion at Hungarian referee Istvan Vad after the criminal award of an 86th minute penalty to CSKA. ‘Vad the Bad’s’ scandalous decision to reward the theatrical exaggerations of CSKA’s Seydou Doumbia with a […]

We’re really not here! - CSKA Moscow v Man City

CSKA Moscow have already experienced the ‘Sound of Silence’ in this season’s Champions League as they go into tonight’s crunch Group E encounter with Manchester City. The repugnant Russians were forced by UEFA to play Bayern Munich behind closed doors in the Arena Khimki last month, as punishment for the antics of their yobbish, racist chanting fans. Despite losing narrowly to Bayern, it could be argued that the former Soviet […]