Category archives: City Chat

City’s South American conundrum

Literally as close as A to B, sharing a tiny border crossing and producing world class footballers, Argentina and Brazil have a profound influence on the fortunes – or misfortunes – of Manchester City. Like chalk and cheese, City’s Argentine imports have generally been A+ achievers whereas the Boys from Brazil have struggled to hit the dizzy heights of a B-minus, more often than not amounting to nothing more than […]

Cheeky Chappy!

Ask any Manchester City fan the highlight of the past 20 years and virtually 99% would say the Aguerooooooooo moment, when Sergio so memorably made City the Champions of England after 44 barren years. But, if you ask Les Chapman, City’s Kit Manager you’ll get a heartfelt response from a man more readily renowned for being the club’s joker in the pack, with his trademark perennial smile. “It has to […]

Team GB will always be a golden hero

Gareth Barry’s reluctant departure from Manchester City was confirmed with just minutes remaining before the transfer window slammed shut last night. Having revealed to Read But Never Red last week that he was leaving the Etihad for Everton after four very successful seasons, Gareth’s Goodison move finally came through as the Toffees chewed up the deadline day headlines. City’s midfield general will be joining Wigan’s James McCarthy and Chelsea’s Romalu […]

It's up to you now...Special Agent GB

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s cunning plan to finally see the sky blues snare six points from age old nemesis Everton, in a single season, swung into action late last night. The Chilean supremo launched a dramatic covert operation placing one of his key men behind enemy lines, as Special Agent GB was dropped into an unsuspecting Goodison Park. Pellegrini has craftily concealed his intentions in recent days by praising […]

Monday night tribute to City legend Bert

A capacity Etihad Stadium crowd will be salivating with eager anticipation when Manchester City kick-off their 2013/14 campaign against Newcastle United on Monday night. Expectations are justifiably high, but before the 45,000 or so home fans begin their appreciation of the likes of new boys, Fernandinho, Jovetic, Navas and Negredo they will reflect on the contribution of one of City’s first ever foreign imports – the truly unique and now […]

Well...would you trust your MP?

Who do we tend to distrust the most in life? Used car salesmen, estate agents, politicians…? During times of economic hardship, pay freezes and bleak employment prospects you would expect the democratically elected members of Parliament (MPs) to lead by example – the powerbrokers of Westminster to let their actions rather than their words do the talking – so what do they do – they recommend awarding themselves an inflation […]

GETTING A KICK FROM CUP SUCCESS – YOUNG BLUE & TRUE

It was 1986 – 10 years had elapsed since Manchester City had last landed any significant silverware. Little did the Sky Blue faithful know that their beloved City – having endured a trophy-less decade- still had another quarter-of-a-century of their 35-year sentence to serve, before their heroes were once again to sit down and feast at English football’s top table. When a Roberto Mancini led galaxy of stars, drawn from […]

Arrivederci 'Bobby Manc' - Grazie!

Even by their own crazy historical standards, the last 48 hours have been eventful for Manchester City Football Club…for all the wrong reasons. The sacking of Roberto Mancini – a year to the day of him guiding City to their finest hour and that stunning ‘Agueroooo’ title winning triumph – is seemingly outrageous in the extreme…until you take a closer look. Prima facie it beggars belief that the Italian has […]