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The stuff of Manchester City legends...

Legend n 1 traditional story or myth, 2 famous person or event, 3 stories about such a person The Oxford Dictionary defines the word legend as all of the above, and Manchester City have succeeded in providing a perfect blend of the three definitions with a new and enthralling insight into the club’s past, present and future. City have taken giant strides on the pitch in recent times capturing Premier […]

1, 2, 3…it’s all elementary for sizzling Sergio - Man City 3 Bayern Munich 2

Cometh the hour cometh the man or, in the case of Manchester City’s Argentine super striker, cometh the added time cometh those unbelievable ‘AGUERRRRROOOOO’ moments! On the count of ein, zwei, drei, Sergio Aguero bagged a stunning Champions League hat-trick to complete City’s version of the Great Escape and an improbable victory over German oppressors. Classy Bayern Munich were dispatched in added time as Aguero inspired City to a 3-2 […]

Time to balance the Bavarian books - Man City v Bayern Munich

If a team was a victory away from a 50% win ratio over the mighty Bayern Munich many would say that it was a pretty good record. Given the heritage and present day standing of the Bundesliga leaders and five time European Champions, it could be considered as something of an achievement if Manchester City edge out the Germans at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening. Achievement is not a […]

Pellegrini is a happy plucker - Man City 2 Swansea 1

It’s fast approaching the time of year when birds get stuffed and gobbled up. Manchester City, anxious to avoid looking like champion turkeys come Christmas, made an early start on some lively Welsh swans. City fans who love reminiscing about a famous ‘Sick Swan’ slaughter at Old Trafford in 2011, had to make do with a 2-1 ‘bird cull’ as plucky Swansea were rightly put to the sword. Pre-match, Manuel […]

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 […]