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Shock, chic & awe as City win away – WBA 2 MAN CITY 3

A Manchester City First XI stacked full of international imports finally – finally – began to ‘export’ Etihad Stadium style football to other regions of England. The only slight drawback was that there was not an Englishman in sight as City racked up a three goal advantage inside 75 minutes, before inflicting a thoroughly deserved 3-2 defeat on West Bromwich Albion. James Milner and Jack Rodwell did appear as substitutes […]

Good Kompany, medication and a comfort blanket - WBA v MAN CITY

Manchester City head to the Hawthorns tonight needing to lift the dark clouds hanging over their away form once they leave the nigh on impregnable Fortress Etihad. It’ll be an extremely black night in the Black Country for Manuel Pellegrini’s perplexing underperforming players if they somehow succumb to a fifth defeat in seven matches on the road. Kit Manager Les Chapman could be key, needing to ensure he’s packed travel […]

High-flying City's winging ways - MAN CITY v SWANSEA

If it’s a magnificent seven home wins on the spin and the 2013 goal gush continues against the birdlife of West Glamorgan, Manchester City could finally be ready to spread their title-winning wings. The Sky Blues heavenly results at Fortress Etihad, make them the only side with a 100% home record in the top four tiers of English football. A win against Swansea could see them as high as 2nd […]

CHELSEA v MAN CITY – Micah’s the man for Manuel’s Ministry of Defence

Manuel Pellegrini’s philosophy of attack being the surest form of defence will be severely tested when Manchester City face Chelsea in the ‘El Cashico’ clash in West London. Stamford Bridge is a few tube station stops removed from Whitehall, but City’s ruling MP will have concerns about his ‘Ministry of Defence’ in the continuing absence of on-the-field leader Vincent Kompany. With 20 Premier League goals already netted and top scorer […]

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 […]

ASTON VILLA v MAN CITY - City must maintain Manchester derby momentum

If Manchester City’s purple patch of form is to continue then the Villains of Aston will be more black and blue than claret and blue come five o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Statistically City like to play Villa more than any other Premier League rival – they’ve beaten them more than any other top flight side – 18 times in total. They’ve won seven of the last nine encounters, drawn one and […]

MAN CITY 4 MAN UTD 1 - Annihilation, humiliation & devastation - welcome to the Etihad!

Delicious derby day delirium was delivered with devastating destruction as the Etihad paid perverse homage to the Red Devil’s new Squadron Leader David Moyes. A 4-1 annihilation of his reviled reds guaranteed a reception way beyond any 4G phone provider as good old ‘3G’ was consumed in a cacophony of irony with the City fans chorusing ‘There’s only one David Moyes, one David Moyes…” well before the final whistle. As Manuel […]

VIKTORIA PLZEN v MAN CITY – City need 100% proof of Champions League credentials

It was a case of Turkish Delight for Manchester City at 17.27hrs on 29th August, as Galatasaray emerged from the painfully pedantic Champions League draw in swish downtown Geneva. The Turks were handed a route into the so-called Group of Death, that only moments earlier had seemed City’s fatal destiny for the third consecutive season. The storm clouds gathering over City, as they looked set for stern tests in Madrid […]

CARDIFF CITY 3 MAN CITY 2 - City rudderless without Captain Kompany

Manchester City can only hope that a performance that saw them succumb to a tenacious Cardiff City is as common as a sighting of Lord Lucan riding Shergar around the Bermuda Triangle. New City boss Manuel Pellegrini stated beforehand that his team would not under estimate their feisty foe from South Wales, who were bound to be fired up for their first home top flight fixture in more than 50 […]

SPURS 3 MAN CITY 1 - Gone in 380 seconds...

Six minutes of kamikaze defending from the Premier League’s top defensive unit means Manchester City have less than 24 hours left to call themselves champions. That is unless Aston Villa can either pull off the most unlikely of victories or force a draw, with Slur Baconface’s First Rasher XI at The Swamp on Monday night. City’s inexplicable implosion following an imperious first half at White Hart Lane beggars belief or […]