Category archives: Match Preview

STOKE CITY v MAN CITY - City out to stem the flow in Battle of Britannia

As a summer of outstanding UK sporting success draws to a close Manchester City will be hoping that it won’t be a case of Rule Britannia when they travel to face Tony Pulis’ ‘pugilists’ from the Potteries. The exciting escapades of Andy Murray, Bradley Wiggins and Team GB will be the last thing in the minds of Roberto Mancini’s men as they take on the hostile surroundings of the Britannia […]

MAN CITY v QPR - City need to clock up champion performance

When Manchester City step out against QPR at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow  2,665 hours will have elapsed since the final whistle and the glorious conclusion of their last encounter. How time flys when you’re enjoying yourself. City are now the Kings of English football and QPR will be virtually unrecognizable from the team which narrowly avoided relegation on that stupendous crazy and exhilarating May 13 afternoon. Ex City boss Mark […]

LIVERPOOL v MANCHESTER CITY - Liverpool's luck set to run out

Roberto Mancini was dubbed ‘Uno Fortunato’ – ‘The Lucky One’ throughout his glittering playing and managerial career with the likes of Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter Milan. It wasn’t intended to undermine his achievements with Serie A titles and Coppa Italia’s aplenty, it was just the Italian media’s way of saying he was somehow blessed with good fortune as well as outstanding ability. Well, his Manchester City team could do with […]

MANCHESTER CITY v SOUTHAMPTON - That certain champion feeling

As ‘Super Saturday’ Olympic euphoria subsides, Manchester City supporters will be reliving ‘Sublime Sunday’ when they return to the Etihad for the first time since that fateful May 13 ‘Agueerrooooo’ afternoon. The Champions flag will flutter proudly over the stadium amid a plethora of gold Barclays badges proudly displayed on thousands of replica shirts as City begin the defence of their title. The campaign begins in similar vein as last […]

CHELSEA v MANCHESTER CITY - Thirst for success

It’s fair to say that all Manchester City fans are extraordinarily well hydrated as the Community Shield showdown with Chelsea beckons… well, we have been ‘drinking it in’ for the past three months, haven’t we? City supporters will have long since reached saturation point after the giddying events of May 13 and the now immortal Martin Tyler Sky Sports commentary of ‘Aguuuuerrrrrroooo’, but it’s now time to start all over […]