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City 3 Liverpool 0...when it comes to Premier League titles

Pep Guardiola would never compromise his principles and park the proverbial bus, but a baying mob of Scouse scum made doubly sure it was never going to be an option. The pre-match attack on City’s team coach – which rendered it non-operational – will be viewed as a victory by loutish Liverpool fans and, who’s to say, probably by many associated with Liverpool FC past and present? It certainly served […]

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 […]

City's Chappy chat is great pep talk for Philip

When you’re a lifelong Manchester City fan and you’re ‘feeling blue’ you either need a pep talk – or better still – a Chappy chat. With Pep Guardiola presiding over the club’s thrilling Champions League comeback win over Monaco – it was left to City’s Master of Mirth & Merriment, Les Chapman, to bring even more joy to true blue, Philip Entwistle. Philip, a Maine Road and Etihad season ticket […]

Bit of a damp squib at the Etihad…

Manchester City played out a drab, uninspired and uneventful 0-0 Champions League stalemate with Monaco, at a sparsely populated ‘Emptiad’ Stadium last night! Do you know what, I think I’m getting the hang of this ‘Fake News’ and ‘alternative facts’ malarkey! Move aside Kellyanne Conway, I’m on my way to the White House and a new career in trumping up distortion overload on behalf of  Donald and his cronies. That […]

It’s a dog’s life for Pep

Having failed to tame some eager terriers from Yorkshire, Manchester City must now restrain a breed of pedigree poodles from France as they strive to ‘Winalot’ in Pep Guardiola’s debut season. Sticking with the canine theme a little longer, Guardiola could be City’s Spanish Water Dog, possessing all the finest traits of the breed – intelligent, diligent, loyal and athletic – the same qualities Pep demands from all of his […]

The Pep Perspective

Are Manchester City fans of the glass ‘half empty’ or ‘half full’ persuasion? On May 13th, 2012 they were encouraged to ‘…drink it in’ at 93:20 showing on the clock, as Sergio Aguero swept City to a tumultuous grand finale and a first top tier title in 44 years. Now, 53 months on, another Premier League crown and two League Cup trophies later, City have a man universally acknowledged as […]

After a Perfect 10 Pep wants a Magnificent Seven

Fast tempo, high intensity and tactically savvy – all the traits you’d expect from a Pep Guardiola team – the only discrepancy being this was Celtic for over an hour, as Manchester City’s sensational 100% winning start to the season was halted in a feisty Battle of Britain. Pep’s previously all-conquering City leaked goals like a ruptured drain on a horrible rain-swept night in Glasgow. A clear offside decision that […]

In & Out at Manchester City

As Manuel Pellegrini heads out of Manchester City it’s imperative that his soon-to-be ex-employers stay where they’ve been all season long – in the top four of the Premier League. When City began the season with five consecutive wins, without conceding a goal, they were odds on favourites for a third PL title in five years – virtually unstoppable. Finishing outside the Champions League places was inconceivable. Fast forward nine […]

United won the derby but City look real winners

Stating the obvious, but losing to your most hated enemy is never a good thing. When City capitulated 1-0 to United at the Etihad on March 20th  it was a horrible gut churning experience, just as it had been when the Blues slumped to a 4-2 defeat at The Swamp last season. But, and it’s a sizeable ‘BUT’, in adversity lies opportunity and opportunity is knocking on Manuel Pellegrini’s door […]

Is the price right for City fans?

Do Manchester City REALLY need ticket prices as high as £45-£60 for the Champions League Quarter Final against PSG? That’s virtually the equivalent top charge for the biggest Premier League games against the likes of European exiles Manure, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs etc, in a competition long held in contempt by a large section of City fans. Is this REALLY the way to attract supporters, bearing in mind the mega riches […]