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CSKA MOSCOW 1 MAN CITY 2 – City’s green shoots in Russian winter

Manchester City emerged from CSKA Moscow’s notorious Khimki Arena with three precious Champions League points having enjoyed the rub of the green after a less than glossy performance. The 2-1 win, achieved courtesy of Sergio Aguero’s second brace within 96 hours, puts Manuel Pellegrini’s men in pole position to progress to the last 16 of the competition – provided they don’t misfire in the return fixture on Bonfire Night. City […]

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, […]

STOKE 0 MAN CITY 0 - Not a pointless affair for Pellegrini

Unconventional beginning to a match report follows: Kneejerk adj (of a reply or reaction, automatic & predictable) AND, after City’s fifth consecutive Premier League draw at the Britannia, there’s a whole lot of ridiculous reactionary ranting going on by so-called fans of Manchester City. Hell, I don’t care about upsetting some folk who seem to revel in throwing scorn and derision around like confetti at a wedding, just because Manuel […]

STOKE v MAN CITY - No pottering about Snr Pellegrini!

Manchester City’s ‘Ministry of Defence’ is creaking under the stresses and strains caused by an ailing department of health and the continuing absence of leader Vincent Kompany. The team which has boasted the least goals conceded for the last three seasons, is facing a shortage of manpower across the backline as they square up to the annual rigours of the Battle of Britannia. It’s vital that Manuel Pellegrini’s company of […]

Cheeky Chappy!

Ask any Manchester City fan the highlight of the past 20 years and virtually 99% would say the Aguerooooooooo moment, when Sergio so memorably made City the Champions of England after 44 barren years. But, if you ask Les Chapman, City’s Kit Manager you’ll get a heartfelt response from a man more readily renowned for being the club’s joker in the pack, with his trademark perennial smile. “It has to […]