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Terry grabs silver but Sergio is all gold - Spurs 0 Man City 1

The Sergio Show came to the capital in search of gold rather than silver…and duly gave Spurs the order of the boot. City’s Argentine super striker proved, once again, to be Tottenham’s nemesis, showing the Londoner’s defence a clean pair of heels as he sealed City’s 1-0 win – the now dethroned Champion’s eighth victory in their last nine league encounters with the not-so-hot Spurs. In one exquisite move from […]

Is Pellegrini's number up? Man City 1 Barcelona 2

The phone call from the Etihad to the La Roselada Stadium would go something like this, albeit in Spanish, not English: “Hi Javi, it’s Manuel here, I need a favour. I know you’ve only been there for five minutes and I was there for nearly three years, but tell me…how the hell do you beat Barcelona, let me in on the secret, I haven’t a clue!” “Ah, Manuel, ola. It’s […]

Champs to chumps - a game of two halves! Man City 2 Burnley 2

Manchester City’s champs became chumps as complacency, sloppiness and fatigue provided an escape route for a battling Burnley to pull back two goals and gain a deserved point. In a pathetic second half display – right up there with the CSKA Moscow debacle – City imploded with an error strewn, lack lustre offering, one that contradicted all the credit accumulated in a nine-game winning streak. The ‘p’ in professional was […]

Rome falls to 'one-man' City - AS Roma 0 Man City 2

Manchester City were nigh on spineless as kick off loomed at the Stadio Olimpico in the Eternal City. Even worse, they would be virtually invisible, as they took on the might of Rome for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League. Labelled as a ‘one man team’ due to the sensational goal scoring exploits of Sergio Aguero, it was as if the rest of City’s playing staff […]

Will the tide turn for Pellegrini? QPR 2 Man City 2

It’s easy to be ‘PC’ and support your ‘MP’ when he’s riding the crest of a wave, but it takes a little more than political correctness to swim against a tide of perceived failure and maintain faith in stormy seas. As a vortex of negativity threatens to drag Manuel Pellegrini under, drowning his managerial reign and washing away Manchester City’s hopes of major honours, those demanding his head would do […]

Manuel’s Self Preservation Society - Man City v AS Roma

Back in 1979 the Monty Python team asked, ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’ The supposedly rhetorical question from the fictional ‘People’s Front of Judea’, drew unexpected answers in the hilarious film ‘Life of Brian’. The Romans who were being derided by John Cleese & Co had actually provided the Jews with the aqueduct, sanitation, roads, irrigation, medicine, education, wine, public baths, law & order and peace! Okay, […]

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 […]

Sky blue delight at reds at night - HULL CITY 0 MAN CITY 2

Manchester City came roaring back into Premier League title contention with a gutsy 2-0 win on a day that few could have imagined would ever dawn. Not only did City start to bridge the yawning points chasm between themselves and Chelsea, they, like the rest of the football world, were rendered gobsmacked by five words from the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ when Jose muttered: ‘I prefer not to speak!’ Well just […]

Pellegrini’s imperfect 10 - MAN CITY 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 0

Manchester City didn’t run up a cricket score when beating Crystal Palace 1-0, but Edin Dzeko did something that has eluded most of England’s batsmen during the ill-fated Ashes series. The enigmatic striker completed a half-century when his sizzling shot secured three hard earned points and took him to a 50-goal personal milestone in City colours. Dzeko continues to delight and frustrate City’s fans – not always in equal measure. […]

X-Factor or X-rated? LEICESTER CITY v MAN CITY

With silverware in sight will it be a case of all change once again when Manchester City, fresh from beating Bayern Munich and annihilating Arsenal, come into this Capital One Cup quarter final? As City build momentum in their drive to sit aloft the Premier League on New Year’s Day, Manuel Pellegrini is likely to be ringing the changes at the King Power Stadium, for what promises to be a […]