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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 […]

F-word is key to sizzling Sergio’s success - Man City 4 Spurs 1

Sergio Aguero is arguably the finest footballer in the 120-year history of Manchester City and, on present form, the Argentine pocket rocket is getting better and better. The word ‘better’ works on two levels in relation to Super Sergio – his scintillating scoring exploits and, perhaps more tellingly, his general health and well being. His four goal haul against Spurs confirmed him as City’s record goalscorer in the age of […]

MPs happy to be judged on actions rather than words! Man City v Spurs

Forget manifestos and election slogans, the Premier League’s top two MPs aren’t interested in votes on Saturday lunchtime…just three precious points. Manuel Pellegrini and Mauricio Pochettino both want to be first past the post as Manchester City look to hold on to their overwhelming majority of recent times, having won six of the last seven PL encounters, including four on the bounce at the Etihad. It’s a massive turnaround for […]

Why are City always the villains? Aston Villa 0 Man City 2

When Sir Baconface’s bunch used to score late goals to win with monotonous regularity, the Manure-fawning media told us it was ‘The United way’ – it was in the Swamp-dwellers DNA. When Moanrinho’s lot dominate a game, dictate the play, sometimes park the bus but emerge victorious, it’s a testimony to Maureen’s tactical genius and Chelsea’s patience and professionalism. When Manchester City bag a brace of beauties, have 68% possession, […]

City want Top 20 victory over Villa - Aston Villa v Man City

It’s a return to the muck and bullets of domestic football for Manchester City after the mid-week disappointment of the failure to repel invading Roman forces. Whereas AS Roma did an effective Italian job in limiting City to a 1-1 draw on home soil, the Sky Blues often find the fields of Birmingham to be very fertile ground. Last season’s shock 3-2 reversal was far from keeping with the norm […]

The Engineer & The Roman spanner - Man City 1 AS Roma 1

Engineer Manuel Pellegrini will have to retrieve a bloody big spanner from his machine if his Champions League blueprint for Manchester City is to stand any chance of success this season. Rudi Garcia’s Roman incursion force were as good as their French manager’s pre-match prophecy that they were to be ‘protagonists and not spectators’ – right to the point where City’s prospects of qualifying from Group E are now under […]

Manuel’s Self Preservation Society - Man City v AS Roma

Back in 1979 the Monty Python team asked, ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’ The supposedly rhetorical question from the fictional ‘People’s Front of Judea’, drew unexpected answers in the hilarious film ‘Life of Brian’. The Romans who were being derided by John Cleese & Co had actually provided the Jews with the aqueduct, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public baths, law & order and peace! Okay, […]