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City's Hammer horror - West Ham 2 Man City 1

‘WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END, WE FIGHT ’TILL THE END, WE’RE MAN CITY, WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END’. It’s an impassioned and cherished battle cry from the terraces born from 93.20 minutes on May 13th 2012. It’s sung with gusto and pride but it seems to be falling on deaf ears far too often recently. A total contradiction in terms in Moscow in midweek and, if you flip the chant […]

From the eastern bloc to the East End - West Ham v Man City

Scythed down by the sickle of old Mother Russia in midweek, Manchester City must guard against the other tool that adorned the former Soviet Union flag, the Hammer, when they travel to London’s East End. Moscow was freezing, uninviting, cruel and criminal whereas recent trips to West Ham have proved warm, welcoming and rewarding affairs for City. Last season’s six-goal haul in two wins at Upton Park, contributed to City’s […]

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.’ […]

Don’t stop me now says Manuel - WEST HAM UTD v MAN CITY

Upminster is the last stop on the London Underground’s District Line. Upton Park tube comes 10 stations before, but it will still be the end of the line for West Ham United’s League Cup ambitions in 2014. Any tannoy announcements of ‘Mind the gap’ will surely go unheeded, as Sam Allardyce’s hammered Hammers try and make up a 6-0 deficit, inflicted in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final […]

Oysters & jellied eels - MAN CITY 6 WEST HAM UTD 0

When it comes bus parking, Sam Allardyce has ‘L’ plates as big as the mountain his hapless Hammers have to climb in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi final. Big Sam’s West Ham masterplan was to frustrate City’s goal gluttons with a resolute rearguard action, putting the brakes on Manuel Pellegrini’s push for silverware so early in his Etihad reign. It worked like a dream for all […]

City prepare for Hammer time - MAN CITY v WEST HAM UTD

When City skipper Mike Doyle proudly lifted the League Cup at Wembley on the last day of February in 1976, it meant so much to Tony Book’s Sky Blue Army. Little did they know it would take another 35 years before they celebrated any Cup success of any significance. If Vincent Kompany were to follow the example of the sadly-departed ‘Doyley’ on March 2nd , it will doubtless be rapturously […]

WEST HAM UTD 1 MAN CITY 3 – Who needs Harry Potter?

Manchester City at long last served up a perfectly palatable portion of away day success in a feast of  football, leaving  Big Fat Sam swallowing humble pie at its conclusion. It may have been Allardyce’s birthday, but cake, candles, jelly and ice cream were never on offer. For those who like to dine on the gastronomic delights of the Premier League menu this tasty dish went well beyond the old […]

WEST HAM UTD v MAN CITY – City to shed 'Out of Manchester' malaise

When Big Fat Sam grabbed three juicy, but totally unexpected points at White Hart Lane, he did Manchester City a double favour. Mr Allardyce – to be a tad more respectful – not only hammered Tottenham’s not so hot spurs before the international break, therefore depriving City’s rivals of vital points, he also put Manuel Pellegrini on the Mancunian equivalent of DEFCON 1 – Maximum Alert. Prior to West Ham’s […]