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Double trouble for City...again! - Man City 0 Middlesbrough 2

For some it spells magic, for others, unexpected misery. FA Cup upsets are fuelled by the over achievement, hunger and desire of the underdog, aided and abetted by the sub-standard performance, arrogance and complacency of the favourites. Whatever the factors Manchester City and, to an even greater degree, Chelsea, were given a sickening double dose of ‘it’, as Middlesbrough and Bradford City embarrassed and humiliated the Premier League’s front-runners in […]

The Song Remains the Same - Man City 1 Chelsea 1

A blues remix of a timeless classic proved to be top of the pops as ‘Super Frank, Super Frank, Super Frankie Lampard’ went straight to Number 1 at the Etihad Stadium. Blue was the colour, football was the game with Manchester City and Chelsea fans all together in singing Lampard’s name. Fair to say the Stamford Bridge legend and City new boy was feeling a ‘Whole Lotta Love’ as he […]

Can Manuel silence moaning Maureen? - Man City v Chelsea

Maureen’s been at it again! Moanrinho has excelled himself, managing to plummet to new depths of hypocrisy. He has the fawning media masses hanging on his every word as he trots out his pathetic ‘mind games’…with all the psychological subtlety of a colonic irrigation procedure, via a turbo-charged vacuum cleaner. His ‘special need’ to be heard has to be accommodated as table-topping Chelsea prepare to take on the Champions of […]

Jose eats humble pie... well a very tiny slice! MAN CITY 2 CHELSEA 0

Magnanimity isn’t Jose Mourinho’s strong suit. Normally, there’s as much chance of witnessing the Chelsea manager being gracious in defeat as catching a glimpse of Lord Lucan riding Shergar, being pursued by the Abominable Snowman along the banks of a famous Scottish Loch with a certain ‘Nessie’ watching on. The self proclaimed ‘Special One’, the tactical genius who had breached Fortress Etihad just 12 days before, was out-thought and out-manoeuvred […]

Pilot Jose heading for a crash? MAN CITY v CHELSEA

Jose Mourinho might have been a pilot if he hadn’t become the hugely successful, high-flying football manager that we have all (bar Chelseas fans) grown to loathe and detest. When I say ‘pilot’ I don’t mean of the airline variety, no. Jose would have excelled in agriculture or equine circles as he shovelled manure and ‘piled it’ over here and ‘piled it’ over there, in fact, piled sh*t just about […]

Hawk Mourinho swoops for win - MAN CITY 0 CHELSEA 1

Deja vu hot-footed it across the Atlantic as the best defence managed to master the best ‘offence’ and Fortress Etihad lost a piece of flaking masonry. As the Seattle Seahawks emphatically thrashed the Denver Broncos in the US Superbowl, so to Chelsea’s miserly back line shut down Manchester City’s goal crazy antics. City’s fortifications may have been breached but there are firm foundations underfoot, so it’ll be a disappointed man […]


Two distinct and very different faces of the Premier League come together at the Etihad in a proverbial six pointer when Chelsea confront Manchester City. Sorry, make that three faces – Jose Mourinho will bring two with him – as he matches up to the impeccable Manuel Pellegrini. Has there ever been a more pronounced difference in approach, attitude and behaviour of true contenders for English football’s top domestic honour? […]

CHELSEA 2 MAN CITY 1 – Take heart, City will rise again

Languishing in a far from magnificent seventh place, six points off the summit of the Premier League with three away defeats before November – Manchester City can still be crowned champions next May. Doubtless there’ll be howls of derision, accusations of being a sanctimonious ‘happy clapper’ and totally delusional, but in the wake of this cruellest and most unjust of defeats, City’s Engineer can fix his machine. Manuel Pellegrini’s battle […]

CHELSEA v MAN CITY – Micah’s the man for Manuel’s Ministry of Defence

Manuel Pellegrini’s philosophy of attack being the surest form of defence will be severely tested when Manchester City face Chelsea in the ‘El Cashico’ clash in West London. Stamford Bridge is a few tube station stops removed from Whitehall, but City’s ruling MP will have concerns about his ‘Ministry of Defence’ in the continuing absence of on-the-field leader Vincent Kompany. With 20 Premier League goals already netted and top scorer […]

CHELSEA 1 MAN CITY 2 - Aguerooooooooo again!

A Manchester City fan goes up the bar of The Green Man pub at Wembley on 11th May 2013. The barman greets him with a welcoming smile and asks: “The usual sir?” It’s typical City humour, but borne of substance, with five Wembley outings in 24 months come FA Cup Final day. And, if all goes to plan, it’ll be half-a-dozen trips by August for the traditional new season Community […]