Author archives: David Walker

CHELSEA 0 MAN CITY 0 - City's close shave with dodgy Brazilian

There was a time when Manchester City contemplated breaking the bank for Benfica’s maverick defender David Luiz – thank goodness Roman Abramovich splashed out the roubles and the Abu Dhabi dollars stayed in the account. Once described unflatteringly as a ‘Play Station footballer’ by Sky pundit Gary Neville, Luiz was a key player in denying City all three points at Stamford Bridge…but for all the wrong reasons. Chelsea’s Brazilian, with […]

CHELSEA v MAN CITY - City to give Benitez the blues

Two contrasting football cultures clash in London’s west end when the champions of Europe meet the champions of England. Whereas Chelsea’s chances of retaining their title are slim, Manchester City have high hopes – neigh – expectations, of winning consecutive Premier League crowns. Such an outlook goes some way to explaining the actions of the respective mega-rich owners as the royal blues and sky blues front up to Champions League […]

MAN CITY 1 REAL MADRID 1 - Mancini out of Europe but still in vogue

As feared or expected – depending on your perspective – Manchester City exited the Champions League having failed to win any of their first five games in Group D. But before the snipers and the cynics seek to make further mischief for Roberto Mancini and his team, they would do well to remember the image of an animated Jose Mourinho, willing the final whistle to be blown as City laid […]

MAN CITY v REAL MADRID - Special night if City 'do' One & Ron

Manchester City will be hoping Jose Mourinho’s pre-match prediction comes true and Ronaldo chalks up a hat-trick with a difference in City’s do-or-die Champions League clash with Real Madrid. Even the most rabid, sky blue tinted spectacle wearing City fanatic would be hard pressed to believe their beloved team can wriggle Houdini-like out of their CL straightjacket and concrete boots. With a paltry two points garnered from away trips to […]

MAN CITY 5 ASTON VILLA 0 - Don't look down

Champions Manchester City returned to the summit of the Premier League for the first time since being crowned last May with an emphatic 5-0 demolition of a vapid Aston Villa. Déjà vu was a welcome companion for Roberto Mancini’s marauders as history repeated. Rewind to October 2011 – City won 4-1 and sat aloft the English game for the next 22 weeks. A similar table-topping exercise – plus the addition […]

MAN CITY v ASTON VILLA - City to capitalise on familiar prey

In the unpredictable hurly burly world of the Premier League there simply is no such thing as a home banker – but when Manchester City take on Aston Villa it’s the next best thing. City have triumphed in nine of the last 10 top flight encounters in Manchester -racking up 23 goals to just six conceded – and nothing suggests things are about to change any time soon. Villa will […]

MAN CITY 2 SPURS 1 - Twisted Oliver sunk by supersub Dzeko

The double standards and rank hypocrisy surrounding coverage of the two sides of Manchester was, once again, stripped bare for all to see after wins for City and United. United went to their happiest of Premier League hunting grounds – Villa Park – to record a totally expected, almost mandatory,  3-2 win after a spineless capitulation by the home team. City beat a supposedly high quality Tottenham team, with their […]

MAN CITY v SPURS - City press for media recognition

So the media darlings of Spurs will roll up at Fortress Etihad with all the jaundiced anti-Manchester City journalists hoping Andre Villas Boas’ team can end the champions’ near two year unbeaten home run. It was even worse when Harry ‘Wanna buy a Mondeo’ Redknapp was indulging in a mutual ass-kissing appreciation society with the City-hating hacks, but even the demise of ‘Arry hasn’t stopped the Spurs adulation society. The […]


Two inescapable truths emerged from Manchester City’s highly controversial Champions League draw with Ajax – the first that City were cheated out of a crucial win, the second that Roberto Mancini’s side are not yet ready to sit at the top table of European football. There can be no disputing that City could and should have beaten the cultured Dutch champions 3-2, possibly even 4-2. The fact they didn’t lies […]

MAN CITY v AJAX - City need to 'pep' up for Mancini

Manchester City are no different from the overwhelming majority of teams in the world in that they would love to play like Barcelona and emulate the success of the Spanish giants. Unlike most teams though, City have appointed the top executive team of Ferran Soriano and Txiki Bergiristain the duo that, along with President Joan Laporta, led Barca to their glorious recent history. The Catalan connection is destined to take […]