Category archives: City Chat

Blimey - Slimy Riley wants ‘respect’

‘Cut off the head of the snake’ is an idiom in which you remove the most dangerous opponent first, thereby nullifying the leader so other enemies are more easily defeated. I wonder if it applies to more maggot-like creatures such as Mike Riley, the ‘leader’ of the ‘referees association’ the Professional Game Match Officials Ltd (PGMOL). As Sky Sports News takes it upon itself to run a ‘Support The Ref’ […]

Sterling on the rise as Milner banks a fortune

As Manchester City and Liverpool clash today in the race for a top four finish and Champions League qualification, it’s worth comparing and contrasting the fortunes of two Number 7s. Raheem Sterling and James Milner switched clubs in the summer of 2015 – one in a sh*tstorm of vitriol, the other in a sea of indifference. Sterling joined City to further his career, win trophies and yes, earn top dollars.  […]

Pep, Sergio and City's family silver

How do you refer to a man who’s scored 159 times in 203 starts and 37 substitute appearances for Manchester City in five- and-a-half seasons – including 23 goals in 2016/17? Answers could range from sensational, exquisite, revered, goal-scorer, insatiable, one of a kind or, more succinctly…Sergio. City’s Argentine pocket rocket Sergio Aguero has already achieved legendary status and is contracted to stay at the Etihad until 2020. He’s a […]

Matt’s in a tizzy about United AND City!

Matt Le Tissier is justifiably miffed that his beloved Southampton were cheated out of Manolo Gabbiadini’s perfectly valid goal in the League Cup Final. The former Saints star has joined the chorus calling for the introduction of video technology to prevent miscarriages of football justice, instances of which are all too common in the top flight of English football. Aggrieved Le Tissier said that had it been United scoring the disputed […]

City's Chappy chat is great pep talk for Philip

When you’re a lifelong Manchester City fan and you’re ‘feeling blue’ you either need a pep talk – or better still – a Chappy chat. With Pep Guardiola presiding over the club’s thrilling Champions League comeback win over Monaco – it was left to City’s Master of Mirth & Merriment, Les Chapman, to bring even more joy to true blue, Philip Entwistle. Philip, a Maine Road and Etihad season ticket […]

King Kün’s reign to continue as Jesus helps resurrect City’s fortunes

Sergio Aguero is heading to Real Madrid this summer… just like he was in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 according to the brown stuff stirring media, but low and behold he’s still at the Etihad. The Argentine super-striker says he wants to stay at City for the remaining three years of his contract until 2020. Pep Guardiola says Aguero is one of the most important members of his squad, and he […]

Pep wants to unravel PGMOL puzzler

Pep Guardiola is becoming increasingly perplexed by the ‘puzzling’ decisions of Premier League referees. His frustration at what might be described as ‘inconsistent’ or ‘incompetent’ officiating, was evident following City’s 2-1 win over Burnley last week. Consequently, the Spaniard gave short shrift to inane, imbecilic after-match questioning by ‘journalists’ working a thinly disguised anti-City agenda, with interviewers reveling in what appeared to be a New Year ‘Have a go at […]

Pep’s Christmas pillow talk

Question: What does the man, widely regarded as the best manager in world football, want this Christmas?  Answer: Luxurious bed linen.  It’s a strange and somewhat underwhelming response from Pep Guardiola, until you realise the age-old caveat of words ‘being lost in translation’. The Manchester City boss isn’t actually bothered about double deluxe duvets or being pampering with perfectly produced pillow cases – he just wants clean sheets… and plenty […]

City should show Pep the door

As the longest winless streak in Pep Guardiola’s managerial career continues, Manchester City should show him the door. City owner Sheikh Mansour, Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak and CEO Ferran Soriano need to point Pep towards the Etihad exit and emphasise – in no uncertain terms – there isn’t a hope in hell of them letting him go through it now, or ever, if they have their way. The Catalan genius […]

The Pep Perspective

Are Manchester City fans of the glass ‘half empty’ or ‘half full’ persuasion? On May 13th, 2012 they were encouraged to ‘…drink it in’ at 93:20 showing on the clock, as Sergio Aguero swept City to a tumultuous grand finale and a first top tier title in 44 years. Now, 53 months on, another Premier League crown and two League Cup trophies later, City have a man universally acknowledged as […]