Category archives: City Chat

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 […]

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 […]

Super Sergio's City strike record

When Sergio Aguero helped Manchester City hit Watford for six last Saturday, he did so by chalking up his sixth Premier League hat-trick. If he were to notch a magnificent seventh to shatter Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace, the Argentine super striker would smash City’s all-time goal scoring record which has stood for the past 77 years. Aguero’s three goals in the 27th, 31st, and 81st minutes at Vicarage Road reminded […]

Pundits praise Pep…whatever next?

Either I’ve slipped into a parallel universe or I need to change my ‘meds’, but are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City actually being praised by all and sundry at the moment? Am I hallucinating or are City winning acclaim following a week of played three, won three, 15 goals scored, none conceded… and all achieved while serving up lashings of some of the most sumptuous football of recent times? With the […]

Will City set legal eagles on La Liga chief?

Manchester City have threatened to sue La Liga chief Javier Tebas following incendiary claims that the club “cooked the books” with regards to players sent on loan to Girona during the transfer window. The ill-considered remarks from Tebas – a controversial figure at the best of times – come after City loaned the quintet of Pablo Maffeo, Aleix Garcia, Marlos Moreno, Douglas Luiz and Larry Kayode to the La Liga newcomers. The 55-year old La Liga […]

City will see off sly Sky Sports and putrid pundits

Ignore the facts, never mind the rules and whatever happens, stay on message by undermining Manchester City and always empathise with City’s opponents. It’s a simple enough directive and one followed with great gusto in recent days and weeks by City’s ever growing army of detractors. Led admirably by the snide shites at Sky Sports, the licence fee subsidised morons on Match of The Day, the liars at La Liga, the corrupt […]

‘Mad Bob’ lets City take the fall for successful deception

With more than a whiff of déjà vu Manchester City kicked off their Premier League campaign at the Etihad, victims of woeful refereeing and wayward finishing. A stunning strike by Raheem Sterling gave City a deserved equaliser after battling against Everton – more appropriately called the Travelling Toffee Troupe – as befitted their theatrical offerings on the night. Any thespian worth his salt would’ve been clapping in the wings at the antics of […]

A Different Corner could be music to City’s ears

Manchester City’s new season kicks off in less than 24 hours away to Brighton after a summer dominated by the ‘T’ word – transfers. But how about we move away from the relentless rumours and speculation surrounding all the ins and outs at the Etihad and look at another ‘T’ word – tactics. Pep Guardiola is undoubtedly a football genius, a tactical innovator second-to-none and technical master of the tiki-taka […]