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RBNR ARCHIVE - NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 MAN CITY 2 - Yaya at the double

So, it’s one for sorrow, two for joy – and such wild unbridled joy – as Yaya Toure crafted two exquisite goals to edge Manchester City tantalizingly close to their first Premier League title. Forget nursery rhymes and fairytales, Roberto Mancini’s all-conquering side is very much the real deal and just 90 minutes away from football utopia.  If five straight wins becomes ‘six of the best’ on Sunday, City will […]

RBNR ARCHIVE - MAN CITY 1 MAN UTD 0 - Heaven and Hell

A Glaswegian pensioner edged closer to meeting his maker as sky blue heaven appeared on Manchester City’s horizons at a turbo-charged Etihad Stadium. Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson will be hoping a derisive put down of the blue side of Manchester is not a self-fulfilling prophecy come the Premier League finale on 13 May. He famously retorted ‘not in my lifetime…’ when asked if City – flush with Sheikh Mansour’s riches […]

RBNR ARCHIVE - MAN CITY 3 QPR 2 - Never in doubt!

With literally five minutes remaining of the most pulsating Premier League season in history, Manchester City were on course for the ‘title’ – but not the one they craved after 44 barren years. The title ‘Typical City’ was set to stick forever as football’s perennial under achievers seemed hell bent on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory against an under siege, undermanned Queen’s Park Rangers. As the seconds ticked […]