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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 […]

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 […]

MAN CITY 1 WBA 0 - Wembley warmer nets Champions League spot

Edin Dzeko stepped up with a farewell flourish as City bagged all three points against the Baggies, while focusing on this weekend’s FA Cup Final. City boss Roberto Mancini tested the depth of his star spangled squad, making eight changes from the sleepy affair in South Wales which produced not much of anything, in a tame 0-0 draw with Swansea. An irregular Tuesday night slot to catch up on a […]

MAN CITY 5 BARNSLEY 0 - Tevez in the fast lane

When Manchester City reached their first Wembley FA Cup semi final the big joke was Carlos Tevez had to sit on the front seat to give directions – he was the only one who knew the way! That was 23 months ago, before Roberto Mancini brought the curtain down on 35 success starved years and started to deliver annual silverware to City’s trophy cabinet. It was therefore somewhat ironic that […]

MAN CITY v BARNSLEY - Tevez driving City's Cup campaign

Never mind what he does behind the wheel of his Bentley Continental or his Porsche Cayenne, Carlos Tevez has moved slickly through the gears in recent times with three goals in his last three Manchester City appearances. His solicitor says he doesn’t understand the word ‘constabulary’ – hence his inability to respond to police speeding notifications – but all City fans will hope he doesn’t have to mess around with […]

ASTON VILLA 0 MAN CITY 1 - The Unlikely Lads

A contented Carlos Tevez and a commanding Kolo Toure were the ‘unlikely’ heroes of a hard fought, but ultimately well deserved Manchester City win over struggling Aston Villa. I say ‘unlikely’ based on a backdrop of not-too-distant history when Tevez was a social pariah and Kolo the butt of many a joke, serving a drugs ban for taking his wife’s slimming tablets. It just goes to show rehabilitation is a […]

MAN CITY 2 CHELSEA 0 - Fat lady struck dumb in Manchester

There’s a fat lady known to sing when all is lost…well, according to Roberto Mancini she hasn’t even found her song sheet at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City’s boss is adamant that with 11 Premier League wins to play for, the 12 point divide between City and Manchester United could yet be bridged. It’d take a very brave man to wager a substantial sum on City somehow retaining their PL […]