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Quadruple push is just the ticket for City fans

It’s quite bizarre how the self righteous, downright envious supporters, of City’s rivals have perversely sought the moral high ground in relation to the Sky Blues travelling support at Wembley today. Yes, it’s more than likely City have not sold their full allocation of tickets when they face Brighton in the FA Cup Semi Final. Prices range from £30-£120 at the so called ‘Home of English Football’. The game comes […]

Sterling effort to remember a Wembley winning City Blue

Until Yaya Toure hit the winner against Manchester United in the 2011 FA Cup Semi Final, my brother, John Bookbinder, was the last player to score a winning goal for Manchester City at Wembley. Until Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty in this season’s League Cup Final against Chelsea, John Bookbinder was the last English player to score a winning goal for Manchester City at Wembley. So, as City prepare […]

Pep's potless and Yaya may have a point!

So for the first time as a manager Pep Guardiola, hasn’t won the proverbial ‘pot’ to p*ss in, albeit conventional wisdom has it he would normally drink champagne from trophies won with Barcelona and, or, Bavarian beer from silverware gained with Bayern Munich. But what of it? City’s Catalan boss is arguably the most gifted coach of his generation and among the most successful football managers of all time…and he’s […]

Wembley tribute for ‘Gentleman Joe’

If Manchester City’s greatest ever manager were still with us we’d be celebrating his 100th birthday this Saturday. Sadly, Joe Mercer died on August 9th, 1990, ironically the same date as he had entered the world, 76 years earlier. Joe was the embodiment of everything and anything good about football and it’s befitting of his memory that the two clubs he served with the most distinction, throughout a glittering playing […]

MAN CITY 4 LEEDS UNITED 0 - City edge to Wembley with Sergio supershow

For saying it was the War of the Roses, Leeds United offered petal garlands rather than a thorny fight as they were pruned, plucked and deadheaded by a resurgent Manchester City. Whereas the team from Yorkshire were as threatening as garden gnome with a limp fishing line City went at their trans-Pennine opponents with the football equivalent of razor sharp secateurs, cutting them down to size with brutal ferocity. Neil […]