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City’s domestic dilemma

Manchester City’s defence of their second Premier League title in three years is hampered by two great lengths of red tape – the dubious Financial Fair Play regulations and the eminently more laudable ruling on ‘home-grown’ players. The hypocrisy, corrupt practices and self serving sentiments of FFP have been well documented, as has the fact that if City are to comply with their FFP punishment, their net transfer spending is […]

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 […]

CSKA MOSCOW v MAN CITY – Pellegrini plots muddy progress

As ‘Johnny Foreigner’ arriving in town, Manchester City never really expected a red carpet welcome to the Russian capital – they had however hoped for something better underfoot than a surface more suited to the ‘Cabbage Patch ‘dolls. Forget any notions of the Russian steppes – those vast tracts of grassy treeless plains – Manuel Pellegrini’s men might be better off in their ‘wellies’ as they prepare to cope with […]

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, […]

MAN CITY v HULL CITY - City to earn stripes against Tigers

On the basis that one swallow doesn’t make a summer then one bluebird flying high, shouldn’t mean a long, cold winter lies ahead for Manchester City. Yes, the defeat at Cardiff City was unexpected – some would argue unacceptable – but the knee-jerk over reaction by the twitchy naysayers among City’s support is equally unpalatable. The more shallow among the sky blue brethren went into social media meltdown in the […]