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Manuel the Magnificent - MAN CITY 2 WEST HAM UNITED 0

The comfortable Premier League title deciding fixture originally scheduled for May 13th 2012, finally arrived at the Etihad Stadium just shy of two years late. The incredible unscripted, once-in-a- lifetime, nerve shredding rollercoaster ride culminating in the Aguerrrrroooo moment was replaced by a controlled and utterly predictable stroll in the park, as Manchester City claimed a second PL crown in three years. Palpatations, a sense of foreboding and the tightening […]

MP needs maximum points for Mission Possible! MAN CITY v SUNDERLAND

The game of football was the winner when Manchester City finally overcame Sunderland’s stoical resistance to win the League Cup at Wembley just 45 days ago. The Mackems, having dumped Chelsea and Manchester United out en-route to the Capital One showpiece in the capital city, produced a battling display that warmed the hearts of the invading red and white-striped hordes, who outnumbered their sky blue counterparts. Gus Poyet’s side lost […]

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 […]

Low depression forecast as sky blue storm sweeps in from the east - LIVERPOOL v MAN CITY

Fuelled by the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy and euphoric ‘champions-elect’ expectations, Liverpool are riding a tidal wave of emotion…but they’re heading straight into a sky blue storm. The short range forecast for Merseyside has become clouded by the giddy highs of recent weeks and an unexpected depression is about to hit, and hit hard, mid-afternoon on Sunday. Very few are predicting it, but a massive low is anticipated […]

City need to roar back after pain in Spain - HULL CITY v MAN CITY

From Barcelona to Hull – it’s a cultural shift of seismic proportions – but Manchester City must retain their focus …win the game and stride on to become champions. It’ll be at least another 15 months before City can fulfil their Champions League ‘Holy Grail’, but only 12 games to see if they can be crowned Champions of England, for the second time in three years. City’s inspirational leader Vincent […]

Nou not blue - BARCELONA 2 MAN CITY 1

A ¼ is not a ‘vulgar’ fraction in arithmetic terms, but it will be decidedly ‘distasteful’ if it represents the sum total of Manchester City’s success by the end of the season. In the space of  82 hours, City have seen 50% of their targeted trophy haul wiped out by Wigan and Barcelona – can you imagine a stranger juxtaposition than the pie eaters of the North West and European […]


Two distinct and very different faces of the Premier League come together at the Etihad in a proverbial six pointer when Chelsea confront Manchester City. Sorry, make that three faces – Jose Mourinho will bring two with him – as he matches up to the impeccable Manuel Pellegrini. Has there ever been a more pronounced difference in approach, attitude and behaviour of true contenders for English football’s top domestic honour? […]

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It wasn’t so much jingle bells more like jangling nerves as Manchester City edged table toppers Liverpool 2-1 in a ding-dong feast of festive football fayre. And in keeping with the seasonal sentiment of peace and goodwill, Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet must have mixed up his Christian festivals big time, presenting  victory to City on ‘Palm Thursday’. The Belgian flapped an insipid right hand at Alvaro Negredo’s 45th minute shot […]

Jesus saves City’s Christmas - FULHAM 2 MAN CITY 4

Old Father Thames was flowing apace in the wintry London downpour, but even then he was still struggling to keep up with a Manchester City goals surge that threatens to engulf all Premier League opposition. The folk God of the river that abuts Fulham’s quaint and historic Craven Cottage home, was about as much use to Rene Meulensteen’s men as King Canute, when it came to holding back a tide […]