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Pride In Travel - Sky blue heavenly reading

As Manchester City’s travelling support gear up for a third instalment of Champions League déjà vu and another trip to the Nou Camp, one man has been broadening his sky blue horizons… way beyond Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Barcelona. Whereas so many of City’s away fans feel a certain sense of disappointment that 75% of this season’s European excursions have turned out to be a ‘been there – got […]

Pellegrini hounded by injuries as Foxes fall - Leicester City 0 Man City 1

Manchester City’s arch foes Michel Platini and Jose Mourinho were probably wearing smug grins after Manuel Pellegrini’s team won their seventh consecutive game in both the Champions and Premier Leagues. But why would UEFA’s Little Napoleon and Chelsea’s Snide One be smiling when City, the team everybody now loves to hate, had maintained momentum with a hard fought 1-0 win against rock bottom Leicester City? The answer is found in […]

Rome in ruins, now City go for Leicester's Legions - Leicester City v Man City

Manchester City’s strength in depth is amply demonstrated in that Manuel Pellegrini could recall Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Stevan Jovetic, Aleksander Kolarov, Bacary Sagna and Frank Lampard for the visit to Leicester City – none of whom started that glorious night in Rome. The City boss is spoilt for choice as injuries heal and suspensions don’t apply, but he has to strike the right balance between fresh legs […]

Rome falls to 'one-man' City - AS Roma 0 Man City 2

Manchester City were nigh on spineless as kick off loomed at the Stadio Olimpico in the Eternal City. Even worse, they would be virtually invisible, as they took on the might of Rome for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. Labelled as a ‘one man team’ due to the sensational goal scoring exploits of Sergio Aguero, it was as if the rest of City’s playing staff […]

Forza Pellegrini - AS Roma v Man City

Manchester City know what they have to do if they are to perform their own version of the Great Escape, and progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Despite some illogical mathematically challenged elements of the anti-City media claiming it’s a ‘must win’ game, Manuel Pellegrini’s men know that a score draw will see them through, provided CSKA Moscow lose in Munich. City are in the uncomfortable position […]

AaaarrrguerrNO! - Man City 1 Everton 0

Manchester City shaved another three points off Chelsea’s lead but it was as if they’d had their throat cut, with lifeblood Sergio Aguero suffering a serious injury. A fortuitous penalty ultimately delivered a hard fought and deserved 1-0 win over Everton, but the focus fell on a horrible Aaaarrggguero moment when the Argentine super striker sustained suspected knee ligament damage. If, as feared, Sergio is sidelined for weeks if not […]

Beating the bogeymen & Team GB - Man City v Everton

Having finally slain Sunderland at the Stadium of Light at the sixth time of asking, Manchester City come up against opponents who, until recent times, were City’s biggest baddest bogey team on the planet. As the festive period approaches there’s a fair comparison to be drawn with City, the Black Cats , Everton and a certain Ebeneezer Scrooge. Prior to Wednesday night’s joyous 4-1 walloping on Wearside, Sunderland were very […]

Bang on the money! Sunderland 1 Man City 4

By day Manchester City illuminated the business world with stunning financial results. By night they shone like a beacon of excellence in an arena where they had all too often been engulfed by darkness. Go back four years and City were running with annual losses of £198m which dwarfed revenues of £153m. Go back to 2010/11 and you have the onset of a run of four incredulous 1-0 City defeats […]

No City Blunderland in Stadium of Fright - Sunderland v Man City

Manchester City might be due a welcome break when it comes to the lifting of football hoodoos in and from the North East of England. Just as Manuel Pellegrini’s champions suggest they are able, ready and more than willing to retain their Premier League title, they lose their influential on-field leader and travel away to their bogiest of bogey sides. Captain Fantastic, Vincent Kompany is ruled out of the annual […]

We ARE the Champions - Southampton 0 Man City 3

Having beaten the champions of Germany in midweek, Manchester City finally – finally – decided to strut their stuff on the domestic stage and remind everyone just why they are the reigning champions of England. This was more like it – pace, precision passing and passion, a raw desire to ensure each Saint stayed tackled when tackled, and second balls were snapped up like flat screens TVs in a Black […]

Time to soil Saints' clean sheets - Southampton v Man City

Four wins in a demanding quartet of games would go a long way to decontaminating a season that many believe could yet become a toxic wasteland for Manchester City. Having lost their grip on the League Cup, they have fallen nine points behind domestic table-toppers Chelsea and progression in the Champions League depends on a do-or-die gladiator clash with the Romans next month. Up next are Southampton and Sunderland away, […]

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 […]