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‘Mad Bob’ lets City take the fall for successful deception

With more than a whiff of déjà vu Manchester City kicked off their Premier League campaign at the Etihad, victims of woeful refereeing and wayward finishing. A stunning strike by Raheem Sterling gave City a deserved equaliser after battling against Everton – more appropriately called the Travelling Toffee Troupe – as befitted their theatrical offerings on the night. Any thespian worth his salt would’ve been clapping in the wings at the antics of […]

Tuned in City on a different wavelength

The Merseybeat was dancing to a different tune as Manchester City continued to hit all the right notes and stay at Number One. Merseyside’s finest –The Beatles – had a chart-topping single ‘Eight Days a Week’ in the 1960s, but it’d have to go some to better City’s last 192 hours – six points won, five goals scored, none conceded and one of the world’s finest defenders recruited. Having demolished […]

AaaarrrguerrNO! - Man City 1 Everton 0

Manchester City shaved another three points off Chelsea’s lead but it was as if they’d had their throat cut, with lifeblood Sergio Aguero suffering a serious injury. A fortuitous penalty ultimately delivered a hard fought and deserved 1-0 win over Everton, but the focus fell on a horrible Aaaarrggguero moment when the Argentine super striker sustained suspected knee ligament damage. If, as feared, Sergio is sidelined for weeks if not […]

Beating the bogeymen & Team GB - Man City v Everton

Having finally slain Sunderland at the Stadium of Light at the sixth time of asking, Manchester City come up against opponents who, until recent times, were City’s biggest baddest bogey team on the planet. As the festive period approaches there’s a fair comparison to be drawn with City, the Black Cats , Everton and a certain Ebeneezer Scrooge. Prior to Wednesday night’s joyous 4-1 walloping on Wearside, Sunderland were very […]

Are we there yet? EVERTON 2 MAN CITY 3

Goodison Park’s version of the ‘SAS’ may well have determined the destiny of the Premier League trophy a week today. For months now the media have been hailing Anfield’s sensational strike force of Suarez and Sturridge as the specialist service that would land Liverpool the title. The blue half of Merseyside, desperate to deny the red side its first ever Premier League crown, instead opted for a combination of the […]

City seek title heaven on Highway to Hell - EVERTON v MAN CITY

Trips down the East Lancs Road to Merseyside, whilst not pointless, are often less than meaningful for Manchester City. That has to have changed by 19.30hrs today if Manuel Pellegrini’s men want to remain masters of their own Premier League destiny. It’s an amazing 13-day turnaround of fortunes for City who, if they can slay their bogiest of big bad bogey sides, will be just 180 minutes away from a […]

MAN CITY 3 EVERTON 1 - City set to capitalise after burying Everton bogey

Manuel Pellegrini rang the changes, the Etihad rang out rejoicing in victory and just about everybody in the 47,267 crowd would happily have the rung ref Jonathan Moss’ neck! ‘The Engineer’ – Pellegrini’s nickname – re-tuned his Manchester City machine after both Aston Villa, but more tellingly, Bayern Munich, had thrown dirty great spanners into the works, to see his much changed City side beat their Everton bogey. In the […]

MAN CITY v EVERTON - City face nemesis after Munich mauling

Less than 72 hours after being taught a football lesson like no other, Manchester City are preparing to pick themselves off the floor and take on their modern day Premier League nemesis. The midweek beating handed out by Bayern Munich will be fresh in the minds of Manuel Pellegrini’s men as they step out against an Everton team they find so difficult to beat. When Manure’s new boss David Moyes, […]

Team GB will always be a golden hero

Gareth Barry’s reluctant departure from Manchester City was confirmed with just minutes remaining before the transfer window slammed shut last night. Having revealed to Read But Never Red last week that he was leaving the Etihad for Everton after four very successful seasons, Gareth’s Goodison move finally came through as the Toffees chewed up the deadline day headlines. City’s midfield general will be joining Wigan’s James McCarthy and Chelsea’s Romalu […]

It's up to you now...Special Agent GB

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s cunning plan to finally see the sky blues snare six points from age old nemesis Everton, in a single season, swung into action late last night. The Chilean supremo launched a dramatic covert operation placing one of his key men behind enemy lines, as Special Agent GB was dropped into an unsuspecting Goodison Park. Pellegrini has craftily concealed his intentions in recent days by praising […]