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Manchester City deserve a level playing field...don't they?

The polarization of Manchester City hit new heights and plumbed unchartered depths following the club’s win at the Court of Arbitration for Sport – CAS – and the overturning of the two year Champions League ban imposed by UEFA. At one end of the spectrum you’ll find words such as ‘totally exonerated’, ‘innocent’ and ‘vindicated’ – at the other, you have ‘got away with it’, ‘technically guilty’ and ‘pyrrhic victory’. […]

Watch it. Drink it in…and then spit it in the faces of the City haters

“I swear you’ll never see anything like this ever again, so watch it, drink it in…” Every Manchester City fan will readily identify with those words, taken from an iconic moment in football history, arguably – no, indisputably – THE best ever for a City supporter. Martin Tyler’s commentary is etched indelibly into football folklore. Incredible, unbelievable beyond their wildest imaginings – 93:20 AGUEROOOO – City grabbed the title on […]

City are ready to battle opponents both on and off the field

It appears to be only a matter of time before FIFA announce a transfer ban on Manchester City. Rumours abound that football’s ultra corrupt global governing body, is ready to fire the opening shots, in what appears to be a concerted campaign to damage the Abu Dhabi-owned Champions of England. Whether there’s any substance for FIFA aggression, in relation to City breaching rules on youth player recruitment, remains to be […]

City must fight till the end…and win

With Manchester City seemingly under investigation by everybody apart from fictional sleuths Inspector Clouseau, Poirot and Sherlock Holmes, there’s never been a more apt moment for the Sky Blues to apply their modern day mantra of ‘Fight Till The End’. For the conspiracy theorists who believe everybody is ‘out to get City’, it won’t come as any great surprise that the world and his wife have suddenly emerged from the […]

City are lapping up Pep’s new blue language

Pep Guardiola is the unsurpassed master of the language of football. It transcends the command of his native Catalan, his Spanish mother tongue, his fluent German and his good, and rapidly improving, English. In his first 35 days in competitive game mode with Manchester City, Pep has quickly familiarized himself with some of the grammatical oddities of the Queen’s English, words that sound the same, but have totally different meanings. Take […]

Is the price right for City fans?

Do Manchester City REALLY need ticket prices as high as £45-£60 for the Champions League Quarter Final against PSG? That’s virtually the equivalent top charge for the biggest Premier League games against the likes of European exiles Manure, Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs etc, in a competition long held in contempt by a large section of City fans. Is this REALLY the way to attract supporters, bearing in mind the mega riches […]

Villa in crosshairs of Sky Blue Spanish Eyes

Fresh from creating a vision of Champions League wonderment in Seville’s architectural paradise, Manchester City’s focus now switches to demolishing a domestic Villa in not-so beautiful Birmingham. City’s exquisitely crafted 3-1 victory in Spain cemented the foundations of what promises to be their best ever Champions League campaign, and underpinned the strength in depth of Manuel Pellegrini’s squad. Hewn from an irresistible blend of Hispanic, Latino and European influences, City […]

City’s new Champions League theme – Cum on Feel the Noize!

‘We Fight Till The End, We Fight Till The End, We’re Man City We Fight Till The End…’ It’s a rousing terrace war cry and one rapidly becoming Manchester City’s Champions League campaign theme in 2015/16. Last gasp winners against Borussia Moenchengladach and Sevilla have seen City snatch six points in nerve-shredding, nail-biting encounters in a fiercely competitive Group D. The joy and relief was palpable as City’s flame-haired Belgian […]

‘Good’ is judged bad & ugly by idiotic UEFA

When UEFA’s General Secretary, Gianni Infantino claimed: “We always said we want investors in football, but good investors…” it made many wonder what European football’s governing body defined as ‘good’? The bald-headed Infantino, a familiar figure at the laborious and protracted Champions League draws every August, made the bizarre proclamation as UEFA once again oozed hypocrisy, using their Financial Fair Play (FFP) to discriminate against Manchester City. Among the dictionary […]

Back to the future - Man City v CSKA Moscow

As football clichés go a ‘must win’ game is up there with the best. Mathematically, Manchester City could still qualify from Group E of the Champions League, even if they fail to beat CSKA Moscow at the Etihad this evening. In truth, anything less than three points would see City in a right old mire with their backs well and truly to the wall, struggling to reach the knockout stages. […]