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Yellow is the new red for Pep’s sky blues

The ‘Magic of the FA Cup’ lost its lustre for Manchester City when a dyslexic Altrincham fan performed a bemusing two-card trick and made Fabian Delph disappear! On a truly wretched night in Wigan, referee Anthony Taylor amazed and appalled in equal measure with his devious sleight of hand, as yellow became the new red and City’s bid for an elusive quadruple was quashed. Taylor’s highly dubious antics date back […]

It's Our Year!

‘It’s Our Year!’ For once the proclamations coming out of Anfield were right. It is indeed ‘their year’, but such conversational murmurings applied solely to the Manchester City supporters spilling through the gates of the visitors section of the Anfield Road Stand. Beaten but not bowed, the vanquished City fans had seen their team lose a battle, but not the war. 2018 will undoubtedly be a good year, perhaps even […]

The Sanchez Dilemma - Blue or Red? Integrity or Avarice?

Manchester City fans are tired of the ‘will he/won’t he’ Alexis Sanchez signing saga. Thankfully it’s now make your mind up time for the choosy Chilean after he was left out of the Arsenal squad for today’s 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Arsene Wenger laughingly said Sanchez was ‘vague’ so he ‘…left him at home’ – but where will Alexis next call home?  It seems to boil down to whether Sanchez […]

Pep's 5 words on City's 4 trophy target

Unlike some of his peers, Pep Guardiola does not indulge in what the media like to call ‘Mind Games’ when, in reality, they amount to nothing more than pernicious, petulant, posturing from those who can’t match the sheer genius of the Manchester City manager. Guardiola is the very personification of integrity in a game – an industry – riddled by corruption, deceit and an all-encompassing sense of self-serving. So, when […]

'Tis the season to be jolly...and has been since August for Pep's City

Christmas is nearly here and folk will be full of festive cheer telling us that it ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la la…’ Well they’re a bit late to the party – Manchester City fans have been enjoying a helluva ‘jolly season’ since August 12th and there’s no sign of the party ending anytime soon. It’s supposed to be a time […]

You’d have to be insane not to love Sané

He’s had the proverbial ‘key to the door’ since last January and Leroy Sané has spent most of his 21st year unlocking opposition defences and more than justifying his £37m price tag. In a Manchester City team bursting with flair, creativity and outstanding talent, Sané is arguably the most exciting prospect currently scaling new heights under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage. He’s already blazed a trail as the fastest Premier League player […]

Will 20 be plenty for pragmatic Pep?

With more records on the go than the vinyl section at HMV, Manchester City aren’t interested in ‘singles’ they only do ‘LPs’  – long plays – and they insist on playing them right until the very end. Of recent times it’s been DJ ‘Worth Every Pound’ Sterling mixing it on the decks, getting in the groove and leaving City’s opponents in a right old spin. As resident host of City’s […]

More poison with the ‘praise’ Mr Guardiola?

Just when you thought maybe – just maybe – Manchester City’s version of ‘total football’ was winning the hearts and minds of those who genuinely appreciate the beautiful game, up pop the ‘haters’. By now everybody has heard the slanderous and self righteous rants of an embittered, myopia-afflicted French pensioner known as Arsenic Whinger. Now that might be considered harsh, if indeed the Arsenal manager’s eyesight is in sharp decline […]

Guardiola's City are gobsmackingly good

Pep Guardiola is letting his Manchester City team do their talking on the pitch in an exciting, exquisite and expressive manner, hitherto unseen in English football. Stylish, stunning and stupendous, it’s beginning to evoke memories of  Guardiola’s Barcelona at their best – a brand of silky smooth, intricate and yet, paradoxically, simplistic play – one which is rapidly exhausting the dictionary of football superlatives. Obviously City have yet to win […]

Vintage Pep has City fizzing

Pep Guardiola’s side has served up plenty of champagne football this season, albeit the last couple of wins weren’t quite vintage stuff – but nonetheless, palatable. The stout resistance of a bus-parking Burnley was quite rightly ended by a 100% bona fide penalty, dispatched by record-equalling Sergio Aguero, followed by a quick two goal salvo from Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane. It didn’t come anywhere near the smooth flowing, sweet […]

City’s triumphs and traumas can fund cancer care

If you’re a Manchester City fan you’ll be well versed with the song that contrasts City’s signing of Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero and United capturing the signature of Phil Jones. Obviously it’s the one that starts out with: ‘This is how it feels to be City…’ It’s not only a very popular terrace chant at the Etihad and on City away days, it’s also the title of a book which compares […]

Pep's sky blue statistics don’t lie

As the adrenalin surge subsides following Manchester City’s sublime storming of Stamford Bridge, let’s park the superlatives, any hint of hyperbole and focus on ice cold sky blue statistics. In a nutshell Raheem Sterling is Top of The League (it has a certain agreeable ring) along with the rest of his team mates, with 19 points from a possible 21. It would surely have been seven wins out of seven […]