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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 […]

City prepare to breeze in on double cup glory

It’s an ill wind that could ultimately prove beneficial for Manchester City after last night’s encounter with Sunderland turned into a stormy affair without the flashing of any red or yellow cards. With 100mph winds uprooting City’s classy programme vendor booths and generally wreaking havoc, it was completely the right decision to call off the game. However, as one of many who travelled from long distance I would question the […]

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 […]