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Pep's potless and Yaya may have a point!

So for the first time as a manager Pep Guardiola, hasn’t won the proverbial ‘pot’ to p*ss in, albeit conventional wisdom has it he would normally drink champagne from trophies won with Barcelona and, or, Bavarian beer from silverware gained with Bayern Munich. But what of it? City’s Catalan boss is arguably the most gifted coach of his generation and among the most successful football managers of all time…and he’s […]

Blues against an assortment of Reds…

On the day Prime Minister Theresa May calls a General Election, the maxim ‘A week is a long time in politics’, could just as easily apply to top flight English football. Irrespective of the political Blue against Red battle on June 8th, Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, is about to find out that five days can radically change the football landscape, determining whether he can win silverware, as well as secure a Champions League slot, […]

City to meet Messi buy-out clause

Manchester City are ready to pay £100m+ to reunite Lionel Messi with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad in the upcoming transfer window. The sensational switch to bring the five-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d’ Or from the Nou Camp to Manchester, is finally set to happen, with City believed to have already agreed to meet the buy-out clause in the superstar striker’s contract. Sources close to City claim the […]

From Abu Dhabi to Accrington Stanley…

Only via a cursory glance at an A-Z of global destinations could you put Abu Dhabi anywhere near Accrington. Never mind the 4,500 miles geographical distance, the cultural divide or the billions upon billions of dollars difference in material wealth, investment and assets, what could possibly provide a link – however tenuous – between a small town in Lancashire and the capital of the United Arab Emirates? Admittedly, it is […]

Royal visit for City Blue

It’s not every day that royalty drops in for ‘elevenses’ – but that’s exactly what happened when a King came calling on ailing Manchester City fan, Philip Entwistle. Phil (63), who is fighting what will ultimately be a losing battle against lung cancer, welcomed ‘King’ Colin Bell and City’s perennial Joker in the Pack, Les Chapman, into his Nelson home for a nostalgic chat of a lifetime. A season ticket […]

Blimey - Slimy Riley wants ‘respect’

‘Cut off the head of the snake’ is an idiom in which you remove the most dangerous opponent first, thereby nullifying the leader so other enemies are more easily defeated. I wonder if it applies to more maggot-like creatures such as Mike Riley, the ‘leader’ of the ‘referees association’ the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL). As Sky Sports News takes it upon itself to run a ‘Support The Ref’ […]

Sterling on the rise as Milner banks a fortune

As Manchester City and Liverpool clash today in the race for a top four finish and Champions League qualification, it’s worth comparing and contrasting the fortunes of two Number 7s. Raheem Sterling and James Milner switched clubs in the summer of 2015 – one in a sh*tstorm of vitriol, the other in a sea of indifference. Sterling joined City to further his career, win trophies and yes, earn top dollars.  […]

Pep, Sergio and City's family silver

How do you refer to a man who’s scored 159 times in 203 starts and 37 substitute appearances for Manchester City in five- and-a-half seasons – including 23 goals in 2016/17? Answers could range from sensational, exquisite, revered, goal-scorer, insatiable, one of a kind or, more succinctly…Sergio. City’s Argentine pocket rocket Sergio Aguero has already achieved legendary status and is contracted to stay at the Etihad until 2020. He’s a […]

Matt’s in a tizzy about United AND City!

Matt Le Tissier is justifiably miffed that his beloved Southampton were cheated out of Manolo Gabbiadini’s perfectly valid goal in the League Cup Final. The former Saints star has joined the chorus calling for the introduction of video technology to prevent miscarriages of football justice, instances of which are all too common in the top flight of English football. Aggrieved Le Tissier said that had it been United scoring the disputed […]

City's Chappy chat is great pep talk for Philip

When you’re a lifelong Manchester City fan and you’re ‘feeling blue’ you either need a pep talk – or better still – a Chappy chat. With Pep Guardiola presiding over the club’s thrilling Champions League comeback win over Monaco – it was left to City’s Master of Mirth & Merriment, Les Chapman, to bring even more joy to true blue, Philip Entwistle. Philip, a Maine Road and Etihad season ticket […]

Bit of a damp squib at the Etihad…

Manchester City played out a drab, uninspired and uneventful 0-0 Champions League stalemate with Monaco, at a sparsely populated ‘Emptiad’ Stadium last night! Do you know what, I think I’m getting the hang of this ‘Fake News’ and ‘alternative facts’ malarkey! Move aside Kellyanne Conway, I’m on my way to the White House and a new career in trumping up distortion overload on behalf of  Donald and his cronies. That […]

It’s a dog’s life for Pep

Having failed to tame some eager terriers from Yorkshire, Manchester City must now restrain a breed of pedigree poodles from France as they strive to ‘Winalot’ in Pep Guardiola’s debut season. Sticking with the canine theme a little longer, Guardiola could be City’s Spanish Water Dog, possessing all the finest traits of the breed – intelligent, diligent, loyal and athletic – the same qualities Pep demands from all of his […]