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Yellow is the new red for Pep’s sky blues

The ‘Magic of the FA Cup’ lost its lustre for Manchester City when a dyslexic Altrincham fan performed a bemusing two-card trick and made Fabian Delph disappear! On a truly wretched night in Wigan, referee Anthony Taylor amazed and appalled in equal measure with his devious sleight of hand, as yellow became the new red and City’s bid for an elusive quadruple was quashed. Taylor’s highly dubious antics date back […]

The Sanchez Dilemma - Blue or Red? Integrity or Avarice?

Manchester City fans are tired of the ‘will he/won’t he’ Alexis Sanchez signing saga. Thankfully it’s now make your mind up time for the choosy Chilean after he was left out of the Arsenal squad for today’s 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Arsene Wenger laughingly said Sanchez was ‘vague’ so he ‘…left him at home’ – but where will Alexis next call home?  It seems to boil down to whether Sanchez […]

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 […]

Guardiola's City are gobsmackingly good

Pep Guardiola is letting his Manchester City team do their talking on the pitch in an exciting, exquisite and expressive manner, hitherto unseen in English football. Stylish, stunning and stupendous, it’s beginning to evoke memories of  Guardiola’s Barcelona at their best – a brand of silky smooth, intricate and yet, paradoxically, simplistic play – one which is rapidly exhausting the dictionary of football superlatives. Obviously City have yet to win […]

Pep's potless and Yaya may have a point!

So for the first time as a manager Pep Guardiola, hasn’t won the proverbial ‘pot’ to p*ss in, albeit conventional wisdom has it he would normally drink champagne from trophies won with Barcelona and, or, Bavarian beer from silverware gained with Bayern Munich. But what of it? City’s Catalan boss is arguably the most gifted coach of his generation and among the most successful football managers of all time…and he’s […]

Blues against an assortment of Reds…

On the day Prime Minister Theresa May calls a General Election, the maxim ‘A week is a long time in politics’, could just as easily apply to top flight English football. Irrespective of the political Blue against Red battle on June 8th, Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola, is about to find out that five days can radically change the football landscape, determining whether he can win silverware, as well as secure a Champions League slot, […]

Go figure - City blasted by Gunners - Man City 0 Arsenal 2

There are lies, damned lies and statistics and, after a shocking display, Manchester City were left to go and figure it out as to how and why it had all gone so horribly wrong. Possession is supposed to be nine-tenths of the law, but Manuel Pellegrini’s men will testify that 65% possession counts for 100% of sweet FA when it comes to winning football matches. In the land of sporting […]

City on track as Moanrinho & Arsenic hit whinge overdrive - Man City v Arsenal

Premier League titles are never won in January, but can conceivably be lost. Having hauled back what the media would have us believe was an ‘unassailable’ Chelsea, to sit level top on New Year’s Day, Manchester City know that two defeats before the end of the month, will once again seem them lagging eight points behind the Not So Special Snide Sneering One’s league leaders. 2015 is only 18 days […]

Stefan swaps United for City...in a fashion

Stefan Haynes-Jones is the heartbeat of the United defence, but like most of us he dreams of wearing the sky blue of Manchester City and taking to the field on a Premier League match day. Unlike most of us, 10-year old Stefan has done just that, after winning a Manchester City Junior Cityzens competition to be the club’s official mascot, away to Arsenal earlier this month. He swapped his usual […]

Pellegrini wants bald truth behind Clattenburg display - Arsenal 2 Man City 2

It takes a lot to ruffle the luxuriant silver locks of Manuel Pellegrini, but merkin-wearing referee Mark Clattenburg has done it again. It was five months to the day since ‘Twattenburg’ – as he is ‘affectionately’ known to City fans – allowed Liverpool’s Martin Skrtel to punch the ball clear in the dying seconds at Anfield, denying the Sky Blues a stonewall penalty, and condemning them to a 3-2 defeat. […]