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'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 […]

After a Perfect 10 Pep wants a Magnificent Seven

Fast tempo, high intensity and tactically savvy – all the traits you’d expect from a Pep Guardiola team – the only discrepancy being this was Celtic for over an hour, as Manchester City’s sensational 100% winning start to the season was halted in a feisty Battle of Britain. Pep’s previously all-conquering City leaked goals like a ruptured drain on a horrible rain-swept night in Glasgow. A clear offside decision that […]

The Curse of Clattenburg strikes again

So, the world and his wife are pretty much in agreement about THAT penalty! It never was and should never have been…unless your name’s Mark Clattenburg. Even by Twattenburg’s appalling standards when officiating City games, penalising Raheem Sterling was breathtakingly bad. It begs a question or two of this most arrogant of referees…is he inept or a cheat? Is he hopeless or corrupt or, as some would have us believe, […]

Time for City to earn their spurs

Pragmatic Manuel Pellegrini had already put the kibosh on any ‘quadruple’ codswallop, long before Manchester City were outfought, outplayed and obviously outfoxed, by an irresistible Leicester City. City’s abject capitulation at the hands of Claudio Ranieri’s hungry, crafty troop, meant the pre-match title favourites were never on the scent, leaving even the most optimistic fan wondering if Pellegrini would capture one trophy, let alone four, before he departs in June. […]

Manuel plans Magpie murder in Manchester

If somebody said Manchester City had every chance of topping the Premier League – at least seven points clear of Chelsea – going into the second international break of the season, who in sky blue, wouldn’t have taken it? By the same token, how many City fans would have turned down the prospect of a historic Champions League win on German soil and being well poised in a very challenging […]

Terry grabs silver but Sergio is all gold - Spurs 0 Man City 1

The Sergio Show came to the capital in search of gold rather than silver…and duly gave Spurs the order of the boot. City’s Argentine super striker proved, once again, to be Tottenham’s nemesis, showing the Londoner’s defence a clean pair of heels as he sealed City’s 1-0 win – the now dethroned Champion’s eighth victory in their last nine league encounters with the not-so-hot Spurs. In one exquisite move from […]

Up close & personal at the Etihad

A walk in the park led to within inches of the hallowed Etihad turf as a fluke of good fortune befell two Manchester City fanatics and a beautiful bitch called Mollie Zaba! The chance encounter between MCFC Business Development Executive, David Smith and the husband and wife City supporters – 100 miles south of Manchester – brought them that little bit closer to the team they love, and the characters […]

F-word is key to sizzling Sergio’s success - Man City 4 Spurs 1

Sergio Aguero is arguably the finest footballer in the 120-year history of Manchester City and, on present form, the Argentine pocket rocket is getting better and better. The word ‘better’ works on two levels in relation to Super Sergio – his scintillating scoring exploits and, perhaps more tellingly, his general health and well being. His four goal haul against Spurs confirmed him as City’s record goalscorer in the age of […]

MPs happy to be judged on actions rather than words! Man City v Spurs

Forget manifestos and election slogans, the Premier League’s top two MPs aren’t interested in votes on Saturday lunchtime…just three precious points. Manuel Pellegrini and Mauricio Pochettino both want to be first past the post as Manchester City look to hold on to their overwhelming majority of recent times, having won six of the last seven PL encounters, including four on the bounce at the Etihad. It’s a massive turnaround for […]

Manuel is taking the Michael - SPURS 1 MAN CITY 5

Apparently it was all happening at White Hart Lane, but what’s all the fuss about – it was just the ‘same old same old’ performance from Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City. To say City were ‘average’ would be to underplay this emphatic 5-1 demolition of an in-form Tottenham Hotspur. Average presently equates to just three goals per Premier League fixture, but who’s to say that won’t rise before season’s end? It […]