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'It's Coming home'...but will City be 'home' for Mahrez and Jorginho?

It’s ‘Coming Home’ isn’t it? We’ll all know soon enough. It could end in tears, disappointment and recriminations on Wednesday night. It shouldn’t because England are undoubtedly better than Croatia. If all goes to plan, that pits the Three Lions up against either Belgium or France for the biggest prize in football. Who, in their right mind or wildest dreams, would ever have thought Gareth Southgate’s team would be within […]

Why City?

With Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Manchester City justifiably laying claim to being the finest ever Champions of the Premier League, it’s worth looking at why City fans are just that…City fans. In this age of social media where #footballbanter can easily and regrettably escalate into online abuse, some of the milder insults hurled in the direction of many a Manchester City fan is to label them as a ‘Plastic’ or a […]

City 3 Liverpool 0...when it comes to Premier League titles

Pep Guardiola would never compromise his principles and park the proverbial bus, but a baying mob of Scouse scum made doubly sure it was never going to be an option. The pre-match attack on City’s team coach – which rendered it non-operational – will be viewed as a victory by loutish Liverpool fans and, who’s to say, probably by many associated with Liverpool FC past and present? It certainly served […]

We Never Win At Home & We Never Win Away…oh hang on a minute!

Has there ever been a better time to support Manchester City?  It’s a rhetorical question as City look to clinch the Premier League title with a win over Manchester United, along with a Champions League semi final berth at the expense of Liverpool. Pep Guardiola has confounded all his critics by imposing his tactical genius and unique style on English football, complete with sublime skills, electrifying pace and goal-fests aplenty. […]

Yellow is the new red for Pep’s sky blues

The ‘Magic of the FA Cup’ lost its lustre for Manchester City when a dyslexic Altrincham fan performed a bemusing two-card trick and made Fabian Delph disappear! On a truly wretched night in Wigan, referee Anthony Taylor amazed and appalled in equal measure with his devious sleight of hand, as yellow became the new red and City’s bid for an elusive quadruple was quashed. Taylor’s highly dubious antics date back […]

It's Our Year!

‘It’s Our Year!’ For once the proclamations coming out of Anfield were right. It is indeed ‘their year’, but such conversational murmurings applied solely to the Manchester City supporters spilling through the gates of the visitors section of the Anfield Road Stand. Beaten but not bowed, the vanquished City fans had seen their team lose a battle, but not the war. 2018 will undoubtedly be a good year, perhaps even […]

The Sanchez Dilemma - Blue or Red? Integrity or Avarice?

Manchester City fans are tired of the ‘will he/won’t he’ Alexis Sanchez signing saga. Thankfully it’s now make your mind up time for the choosy Chilean after he was left out of the Arsenal squad for today’s 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth. Arsene Wenger laughingly said Sanchez was ‘vague’ so he ‘…left him at home’ – but where will Alexis next call home?  It seems to boil down to whether Sanchez […]

Pep's 5 words on City's 4 trophy target

Unlike some of his peers, Pep Guardiola does not indulge in what the media like to call ‘Mind Games’ when, in reality, they amount to nothing more than pernicious, petulant, posturing from those who can’t match the sheer genius of the Manchester City manager. Guardiola is the very personification of integrity in a game – an industry – riddled by corruption, deceit and an all-encompassing sense of self-serving. So, when […]

'Tis the season to be jolly...and has been since August for Pep's City

Christmas is nearly here and folk will be full of festive cheer telling us that it ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la la…’ Well they’re a bit late to the party – Manchester City fans have been enjoying a helluva ‘jolly season’ since August 12th and there’s no sign of the party ending anytime soon. It’s supposed to be a time […]

You’d have to be insane not to love Sané

He’s had the proverbial ‘key to the door’ since last January and Leroy Sané has spent most of his 21st year unlocking opposition defences and more than justifying his £37m price tag. In a Manchester City team bursting with flair, creativity and outstanding talent, Sané is arguably the most exciting prospect currently scaling new heights under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage. He’s already blazed a trail as the fastest Premier League player […]