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There was a time when the only reason Manchester City fans had to go to Wembley was to see a rock concert, a world title fight, the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, an American Football match-up…almost anything other than watch their team contest major honours. Well not any more. The adage that he who laughs last, laughs longest – as opposed to didn’t get the joke in the first place […]

SWANSEA v MAN CITY - Mancini on song for grand finale

Take a retrospective look at the end of the season and one can only hope this proved to be a battle of the domestic cup winners – Swansea with their Capital One trophy and City, proud six-times FA Cup victors. For Roberto Mancini’s men it should read ‘Capital Punishment’ Cup after their ignominious exit from the competition in a horror showing against Aston Villa – one of a few too […]

MAN CITY v WEST HAM - City & Hammers unite for MVF

So, Manchester City now have to go approximately 11 months before being able to proclaim themselves as champions once again…but it’ll be worth the wait. It’s been an amazing buzz to refer to Roberto Mancini’s braves as ‘Champions’ in the glorious aftermath of May 13, 2012 – but now it’s gone. The dull aching pain that washed over many a City fan in the aftermath of Manure’s mandatory win over […]

SPURS 3 MAN CITY 1 - Gone in 380 seconds...

Six minutes of kamikaze defending from the Premier League’s top defensive unit means Manchester City have less than 24 hours left to call themselves champions. That is unless Aston Villa can either pull off the most unlikely of victories or force a draw, with Slur Baconface’s First Rasher XI at The Swamp on Monday night. City’s inexplicable implosion following an imperious first half at White Hart Lane beggars belief or […]

MAN CITY 1 WIGAN 0 - King Carlos to the rescue

On a night of chronic under performance and frustration, two massive bonuses emerged for Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Having played second fiddle to an adventurous Wigan Athletic for the majority of 94 minutes, a cracking Carlos Tevez strike saw City snatch an expected, but undeserved win. More significantly in the context of this campaign, Roberto Mancini’s men were served notice that the FA Cup Final will be anything […]

MAN CITY v WIGAN - Dress rehearsal? No, this is real life

There’s something strangely familiar about Wigan’s visit to the Etihad, reflective of well established recent end-of-season trends. For the third consecutive season Manchester City will be battling for silverware, whereas the visitors will slip ‘into character’ for their traditional Harry Houdini escapology act at the foot of the Premier League. Oh yes, and then there’s the small matter of the 2013 FA Cup Final. It’s a tad quirky that Roberto […]

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 […]

CHELSEA v MAN CITY - Mancini can capture sweet FA success

When Carlos Tevez lifted the FA Cup aloft in May 2011 it brought the curtain down on 35 years of pain and under achievement at Manchester City. Two years on and one gorgeous Premier League title success later, the malicious manipulative media would have you believe, if Vincent Kompany raises the famous old trophy in triumph next month, it would constitute failure. By exactly whose reckoning would being Champions of […]

MAN UTD v MAN CITY - City to silence obese rumblings

The lady of ample proportions gargles before spitting out the soothing fluid, producing a guttural grunt as she clears her throat. Her bulky bosom heaves as she fills her lungs with a massive inhalation, in readiness to belt out a big number… The sizeable songstress has yet to let her vocals loose on Manchester City’s swansong of their Premier League title, but it’s only a matter of time before the […]

MAN CITY 4 NEWCASTLE UTD 0 - Sacre bleu Samir

Easter is a time for resurrection, rebirth and second comings, but a Man-of-the-Match performance from Samir Nasri has probably arrived too late to save his Manchester City career. For once it was magnifique as opposed to merde, from the French maestro as he displayed the guile, creativity and heart of which he is capable and why Roberto Mancini shelled out £24m two summers ago. Nasri was the pivotal player as […]