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13 days, 6 points, 5 goals & 2 places up help ease City’s pain

Realistically, Manchester City remain as Champions of England for another 48 hours or, at best, until next Sunday afternoon when the ribbons on the Premier League trophy will go a deeper shade of blue. In truth City surrendered the title to Chelsea with three abhorrent away losses at Liverpool, Burnley and Crystal Palace, prior to the derby day horror show at Old Trafford. A tidal wave of disappointment and under […]

City's Hammer horror - West Ham 2 Man City 1

‘WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END, WE FIGHT ’TILL THE END, WE’RE MAN CITY, WE FIGHT ‘TILL THE END’. It’s an impassioned and cherished battle cry from the terraces born from 93.20 minutes on May 13th 2012. It’s sung with gusto and pride but it seems to be falling on deaf ears far too often recently. A total contradiction in terms in Moscow in midweek and, if you flip the chant […]

From the eastern bloc to the East End - West Ham v Man City

Scythed down by the sickle of old Mother Russia in midweek, Manchester City must guard against the other tool that adorned the former Soviet Union flag, the Hammer, when they travel to London’s East End. Moscow was freezing, uninviting, cruel and criminal whereas recent trips to West Ham have proved warm, welcoming and rewarding affairs for City. Last season’s six-goal haul in two wins at Upton Park, contributed to City’s […]

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 […]

MAN CITY 2 WEST HAM 1 - City 'Finnish' off Jaaskelainen resistance

The result suggests a narrow hard fought win for the outgoing Champions of England. The reality is there should have been a yawning chasm between these two sides in a contest that symbolized much of Manchester City’s season. Roberto Mancini’s side were worthy winners and should have won by half-a-dozen, but a certain profligacy in front of goal meant they never put their East London opponents ‘away’ until the final […]

MAN CITY v WEST HAM - City & Hammers unite for MVF

So, Manchester City now have to go approximately 11 months before being able to proclaim themselves as champions once again…but it’ll be worth the wait. It’s been an amazing buzz to refer to Roberto Mancini’s braves as ‘Champions’ in the glorious aftermath of May 13, 2012 – but now it’s gone. The dull aching pain that washed over many a City fan in the aftermath of Manure’s mandatory win over […]