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Will 20 be plenty for pragmatic Pep?

With more records on the go than the vinyl section at HMV, Manchester City aren’t interested in ‘singles’ they only do ‘LPs’  – long plays – and they insist on playing them right until the very end. Of recent times it’s been DJ ‘Worth Every Pound’ Sterling mixing it on the decks, getting in the groove and leaving City’s opponents in a right old spin. As resident host of City’s […]

Can Manuel blow away Manchester City’s malaise?

Manuel Pellegrini’s luxuriant grey locks are probably the only ‘target’ for the hairdryer treatment in Manchester City’s dressing room this season. That has to change – and fast, if City are to win the Premier League for a third time in five years.  The cool Chilean is a dignified figure, the personification of composure, not given to red mist reactions, but something has to give if he is to engineer […]

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 […]

Pellegrini orders tasty Saturday night takeaway

Heartburn and the aftertaste of a disagreeable ‘Italian’ should be replaced with easier to digest domestic fair, as Manchester City re-focus on the ‘bread and butter’ of the Premier League. Juventus’ 2-1 Champions League win at the Etihad still sticks in the throat, but City have to move on and gobble up a win at the expense of West Ham’s jellied eels, pie and mash brigade. Much has been written […]

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 […]

Move the bus along - Champions coming through! MAN CITY v WEST HAM

According to Sam Allardyce he’ll be doing the whole country a favour if his West Ham side beat Manchester City and pave the way for a Liverpool title triumph. The bus parking consultant from Dudley believes every neutral fan wants the Merseysiders as champions and, on a personal level, Fat Sam wants  ‘Stevie Geeeeeeeeeeee’ with a Premier League winner’s medal around his neck come Sunday evening because ‘he deserves it.’ […]

Destination Wembley - WEST HAM UTD 0 MAN CITY 3

Not so long ago Carlos Tevez had to sit at the front of the bus with the driver if Manchester City reached Wembley – he was the only one who knew the route. That was back in 2011. Nowadays the majority of the team could probably get there blindfolded as the Sky Blues head to the home of English football for the sixth time in three seasons. It would have […]

Don’t stop me now says Manuel - WEST HAM UTD v MAN CITY

Upminster is the last stop on the London Underground’s District Line. Upton Park tube comes 10 stations before, but it will still be the end of the line for West Ham United’s League Cup ambitions in 2014. Any tannoy announcements of ‘Mind the gap’ will surely go unheeded, as Sam Allardyce’s hammered Hammers try and make up a 6-0 deficit, inflicted in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final […]

Oysters & jellied eels - MAN CITY 6 WEST HAM UTD 0

When it comes bus parking, Sam Allardyce has ‘L’ plates as big as the mountain his hapless Hammers have to climb in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi final. Big Sam’s West Ham masterplan was to frustrate City’s goal gluttons with a resolute rearguard action, putting the brakes on Manuel Pellegrini’s push for silverware so early in his Etihad reign. It worked like a dream for all […]

City prepare for Hammer time - MAN CITY v WEST HAM UTD

When City skipper Mike Doyle proudly lifted the League Cup at Wembley on the last day of February in 1976, it meant so much to Tony Book’s Sky Blue Army. Little did they know it would take another 35 years before they celebrated any Cup success of any significance. If Vincent Kompany were to follow the example of the sadly-departed ‘Doyley’ on March 2nd , it will doubtless be rapturously […]