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Why Pep will make monkeys of the media mockers

Media coverage of Manchester City’s £120m spend on flying wing backs is a joke – one as lame as the old chestnut that has a dodgy defender selected at  ‘left back…in the changing room’. The £45m acquisition of Kyle Walker from Spurs is readily ridiculed and used as a negative benchmark for this summer’s crazy transfer market. Pundits and media outlets alike are quick to quote: “Well if Kyle Walker’s […]

1, 2, 3…it’s all elementary for sizzling Sergio - Man City 3 Bayern Munich 2

Cometh the hour cometh the man or, in the case of Manchester City’s Argentine super striker, cometh the added time cometh those unbelievable ‘AGUERRRRROOOOO’ moments! On the count of ein, zwei, drei, Sergio Aguero bagged a stunning Champions League hat-trick to complete City’s version of the Great Escape and an improbable victory over German oppressors. Classy Bayern Munich were dispatched in added time as Aguero inspired City to a 3-2 […]

Time to balance the Bavarian books - Man City v Bayern Munich

If a team was a victory away from a 50% win ratio over the mighty Bayern Munich many would say that it was a pretty good record. Given the heritage and present day standing of the Bundesliga leaders and five time European Champions, it could be considered as something of an achievement if Manchester City edge out the Germans at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening. Achievement is not a […]

Pellegrini powerless to act on Pep's talk - Bayern Munich 1 Man City 0

As debate rages on over the rights and wrongs of Manchester City’s desperately unlucky Champions League defeat in Munich, the influence of Manuel Pellegrini becomes ever more apparent. The post match inquest has seen social media platforms and the mainstream ‘press’ comparing and contrasting the fortunes of key personnel in the City team, but there has been little or no focus on the ramifications of Pellegrini’s enforced absence from the […]

Ein zwei drei – here we go again - Bayern Munich v Man City

Be the best team in England they said, qualify for the Champions League they said, explore Europe and broaden your horizons they said…they didn’t say it would be back to Bayern Munich for the third time in four seasons. Nonetheless, it would be wrong to say the thrill of a trip to the magnificent spectacle of the Allianz Arena has worn thin. It’s more a barometer of how far City have […]

MÜLLERED - BAYERN MUNICH 2 MAN CITY 3

From muppets to marauders – Manuel Pellegrini’s much maligned marvels produced a memorable night of Champions League magnificence… and yet it was marred by a mystifying miscalculation that Manchester City may live to regret! As the whole of Europe took stock of City’s shock 3-2 win over the seemingly indestructible Bavarians, the Sky Blue’s manager was engulfed in controversy over what looks like a mathematical muddle in Munich. On the […]

City keeping the live ammunition for Arsenal - BAYERN MUNICH v MAN CITY

Whoever would have believed a day could dawn when Manchester City playing away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League would be considered something of an anti-climax? Men in white coats would have had you off to the ‘Funny Farm’ faster than you could sing ‘Stuart Pearce’s Blue & White Army’ as you stood on the crumbling Saltergate terraces, with Manchester City tumbling to yet another ignominious cup exit, this […]

MAN CITY 1 BAYERN MUNICH 3 - Blitzed!

As the smoke palls lift on the Bayern blitzkrieg – delivered with frightening ferocity and infinite finesse in equal measure – a battle bruised and Champions League chastened  Manchester City need to re-group and heed the lessons of their Munich mauling. It’s been a while since City were rendered so impotent as was witnessed by a packed Etihad Stadium on Wednesday evening, but as has so often been said, a […]