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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 […]

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 […]