Tags archives: premier-league-title

City can’t be ignored – especially with two ‘Elephants in the room’

Having an ‘Elephant in the room’ would usually mean an incredibly awkward situation, a source of embarrassment that is simply taboo or one that could trigger an argument. The metaphorical idiom refers to an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed, a major problem or risk that no one wants to discuss…so surely having TWO elephants in the room would spell double trouble for Manuel Pellegrini – wouldn’t it? […]

Move the bus along - Champions coming through! MAN CITY v WEST HAM

According to Sam Allardyce he’ll be doing the whole country a favour if his West Ham side beat Manchester City and pave the way for a Liverpool title triumph. The bus parking consultant from Dudley believes every neutral fan wants the Merseysiders as champions and, on a personal level, Fat Sam wants  ‘Stevie Geeeeeeeeeeee’ with a Premier League winner’s medal around his neck come Sunday evening because ‘he deserves it.’ […]

Manuel bans the 'C' word - MAN CITY v ASTON VILLA

A conspicuous absence of the ‘C’ word at the Etihad Stadium should see Manchester City emerge as heroes and not villains, in the penultimate game of this, the most pulsating of Premier League finales. Complacency is the only conceivable obstacle to a City win that would send them two points clear at the top of the table tonight. Anything less than maximum points would be a self-inflicted football crime and […]

Are we there yet? EVERTON 2 MAN CITY 3

Goodison Park’s version of the ‘SAS’ may well have determined the destiny of the Premier League trophy a week today. For months now the media have been hailing Anfield’s sensational strike force of Suarez and Sturridge as the specialist service that would land Liverpool the title. The blue half of Merseyside, desperate to deny the red side its first ever Premier League crown, instead opted for a combination of the […]

Manuel who? - CRYSTAL PALACE v MAN CITY

What, with the demise of  that ‘decent man’ David Moyes, preparations for Queen Brenda’s coronation and the onset of the ‘Giggs Era’, it’s little wonder that a team who could yet be the champions of England have been absent from the scrutiny of the impartial football media. Granted, by Sunday evening I could be fully certified and carted off to the nearest sanatorium but, as things stand, if Jose Mourinho’s […]

Justice...what justice? - LIVERPOOL 3 MAN CITY 2

An insatiable desire for justice and an agonising need for the truth behind the tragic events of Hillsborough has driven Liverpool Football Club for a quarter-of-a-century. With the 25th anniversary of the loss of the 96 innocent lives about to dawn, justice is on the horizon for the families and friends left behind. New inquests and criminal investigations are finally going to deliver damning accountability on the inept and corrupt […]

RBNR ARCHIVE - NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 MAN CITY 2 - Yaya at the double

So, it’s one for sorrow, two for joy – and such wild unbridled joy – as Yaya Toure crafted two exquisite goals to edge Manchester City tantalizingly close to their first Premier League title. Forget nursery rhymes and fairytales, Roberto Mancini’s all-conquering side is very much the real deal and just 90 minutes away from football utopia.  If five straight wins becomes ‘six of the best’ on Sunday, City will […]

RBNR ARCHIVE - MAN CITY 1 MAN UTD 0 - Heaven and Hell

A Glaswegian pensioner edged closer to meeting his maker as sky blue heaven appeared on Manchester City’s horizons at a turbo-charged Etihad Stadium. Sir Alexander Chapman Ferguson will be hoping a derisive put down of the blue side of Manchester is not a self-fulfilling prophecy come the Premier League finale on 13 May. He famously retorted ‘not in my lifetime…’ when asked if City – flush with Sheikh Mansour’s riches […]