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MAN CITY v READING - City ready to unwrap Reading presents

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero could be forgiven for thinking Christmas has come early when Reading roll up at the Etihad this afternoon. The PL newcomers have conceded the most goals in the division (36) at a rate of more than two per match, and City’s boys from Argentina are looking to fill their boots, if not their Christmas stockings, today. It’s the season for giving and Brian McDermott’s men […]

NEWCASTLE UTD 1 MAN CITY 3 - 1,2,3 City's win is elementary

Essentially football is a numbers game – the number of points, goals scored, goals conceded and, there’s a somewhat suspect algorithm that could ultimately add up to Premier League success for Manchester City. It goes like this: 16 + 32 = 100% ÷13. If, by the end of the season, that equation has changed to 16 +32 =100% ÷34 then there’s every chance City’s Argentine strike force will be the […]

NEWCASTLE UTD v MAN CITY - Mancini needs another mouthwatering display

Manchester City’s salvation mission in 2012/13 could commence at the scene of mass Mancunian salivation in 2011/12, when Roberto Mancini’s wounded troops roll into ‘Toon’. The clash, with a struggling Newcastle United is in sharp contrast to the penultimate contest of City’s victorious Premier League campaign, when both teams were the ‘form sides’ in the top flight. Yaya Toure’s unforgettable brace at St James’s Park last May virtually gift wrapped […]

MAN CITY 2 MAN UTD 3 - City bloodied but unbowed

Manchester City’s proud two-year unbeaten Premier League home record came crashing down amid a cauldron of controversy and seething hatred. The fact it fell to the despised Reds from across the Mancunian divide made it all the more detestable and unpalatable, setting the seal on Roberto Mancini’s worst week in charge at the Etihad. But let’s be clear on one thing as the Fergie-fawning headline writers and leech-like pundits prepare […]

MAN CITY v MAN UTD - Italian hitman to take down Scottish OAP

After the historic events of Sunday 13th May 2012, who could have foreseen the return of the rubicund, rancid, bacon rasher impersonator, Alexander Chapman Ferguson to the Etihad Stadium? By his own prophecy, the Glaswegian pensioner should have expired, shuffled off his mortal coil, gone to meet his maker – call it however you wish –  moments before Sergio Aguero’s historic Premier League winning strike. After all, when asked if […]

BORUSSIA DORTMUND 1 MAN CITY 0 - Shifting sands at City?

Manchester City’s Champions League exit is ignominious in the extreme, but City’s owners must not cross the proverbial line in the Abu Dhabi sand where Roberto Mancini is concerned. Yes, it hurts like hell that the champions of England have slithered out of contention in such an insipid fashion, but this is a time for perspective and patience – we’re Manchester City NOT Chelsea. Revered from the terraces, Mancini’s achievements […]

BORUSSIA DORTMUND v MAN CITY - City must show pride in battle

If Roberto Mancini is true to his word he won’t be torn by any selection dilemmas when he sends his battle weary troops out into the glare of the Champions League for the last time this season. The Manchester City boss, clearly vexed by his team’s early exit from the CL for a second successive season, has made know his desire to contest the Europa League, despite the pending derby […]

MAN CITY 1 EVERTON 1 - Kompany back in business

An air of apprehension rather than the usual buoyant expectation fell over a packed Etihad Stadium…it always does when Everton come to town. It’s illogical when you consider the calibre of the respective players of both teams, even more so, when you examine the budgets of the respective clubs. Take a look at the team sheets and most City fans would take two of Everton’s best XI – Fellaini and […]

MAN CITY v EVERTON - City's nightmares to end?

If there was a football equivalent of the Bogeyman then Everton are it as far as Manchester City are concerned! As City fortunes have risen in recent years, especially under Roberto Mancini, the Sky Blues have slain many an ‘enemy’  turning the tables on the likes of  Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and of course Stretford Rangers, with wonderful regularity. But still the nightmares endure against David Moyes’ side. City have lost […]

WIGAN 0 MANCITY 2 - Mario on song in City's cold play

How often have we heard ‘sage-like’ football ‘experts’ counsel ’Let’s see how he fancies playing at Wigan on a cold November night…’ when discussing a foreign player from warmer climes? Well one of the most debated players of modern times took a bit of a shine to the freezing uninviting terrain at the DW Stadium to confound his legions of detractors. Mario Barwuah Balotelli – without a goal Premier League […]

WIGAN v MANCHESTER CITY - Battle of the Bobs

When it comes to the battle of the Roberto’s tonight it’s a question of who will Wigan put on the field – Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde? For a team who are perennial relegation strugglers Wigan are more than capable of beating the best in the land on their day. Manchester City fans will be more than happy to evidence that fact with fond memories of a Shaun Maloney goal, […]

CHELSEA 0 MAN CITY 0 - City's close shave with dodgy Brazilian

There was a time when Manchester City contemplated breaking the bank for Benfica’s maverick defender David Luiz – thank goodness Roman Abramovich splashed out the roubles and the Abu Dhabi dollars stayed in the account. Once described unflatteringly as a ‘Play Station footballer’ by Sky pundit Gary Neville, Luiz was a key player in denying City all three points at Stamford Bridge…but for all the wrong reasons. Chelsea’s Brazilian, with […]