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Why are City always the villains? Aston Villa 0 Man City 2

When Sir Baconface’s bunch used to score late goals to win with monotonous regularity, the Manure-fawning media told us it was ‘The United way’ – it was in the Swamp-dwellers DNA. When Moanrinho’s lot dominate a game, dictate the play, sometimes park the bus but emerge victorious, it’s a testimony to Maureen’s tactical genius and Chelsea’s patience and professionalism. When Manchester City bag a brace of beauties, have 68% possession, […]

Can Manuel silence moaning Maureen? - Man City v Chelsea

Maureen’s been at it again! Moanrinho has excelled himself, managing to plummet to new depths of hypocrisy. He has the fawning media masses hanging on his every word as he trots out his pathetic ‘mind games’…with all the psychological subtlety of a colonic irrigation procedure, via a turbo-charged vacuum cleaner. His ‘special need’ to be heard has to be accommodated as table-topping Chelsea prepare to take on the Champions of […]

Pellegrini powerless to act on Pep's talk - Bayern Munich 1 Man City 0

As debate rages on over the rights and wrongs of Manchester City’s desperately unlucky Champions League defeat in Munich, the influence of Manuel Pellegrini becomes ever more apparent. The post match inquest has seen social media platforms and the mainstream ‘press’ comparing and contrasting the fortunes of key personnel in the City team, but there has been little or no focus on the ramifications of Pellegrini’s enforced absence from the […]

City’s domestic dilemma

Manchester City’s defence of their second Premier League title in three years is hampered by two great lengths of red tape – the dubious Financial Fair Play regulations and the eminently more laudable ruling on ‘home-grown’ players. The hypocrisy, corrupt practices and self serving sentiments of FFP have been well documented, as has the fact that if City are to comply with their FFP punishment, their net transfer spending is […]

Le Grand Départ – will Yaya be on his bike this summer?

As the 101st Tour de France arrives in Yorkshire, there’s consternation on the other side of the Pennines that Manchester City’s very own ‘Toure de Force’ could yet be peddling his talents on the other side of the Channel when the new season kicks off. City’s Ivorian colossus, Yaya, and his notorious representative Dmitri Seluk, have seemingly been orchestrating a media campaign to help engineer a money-spinning move away from […]

City set for splashdown! MAN CITY 4 ASTON VILLA 0

Singing and dancing in the rain, the Manchester City faithful soaked up the unbridled joy of an Etihad Stadium awash with goals, as Liverpool’s title bid all but went down the plughole. Whereas the puddled Scousers had been prematurely celebrating amid the April showers, it’s the City fans feeling rosy as May flowers with sky blue blooms and the sweet scent of Premier League success. Manuel Pellegrini’s crop are proving […]

Manuel bans the 'C' word - MAN CITY v ASTON VILLA

A conspicuous absence of the ‘C’ word at the Etihad Stadium should see Manchester City emerge as heroes and not villains, in the penultimate game of this, the most pulsating of Premier League finales. Complacency is the only conceivable obstacle to a City win that would send them two points clear at the top of the table tonight. Anything less than maximum points would be a self-inflicted football crime and […]

City seek title heaven on Highway to Hell - EVERTON v MAN CITY

Trips down the East Lancs Road to Merseyside, whilst not pointless, are often less than meaningful for Manchester City. That has to have changed by 19.30hrs today if Manuel Pellegrini’s men want to remain masters of their own Premier League destiny. It’s an amazing 13-day turnaround of fortunes for City who, if they can slay their bogiest of big bad bogey sides, will be just 180 minutes away from a […]

Sky Blues back in the news - CRYSTAL PALACE 0 MAN CITY 2

Happy Monday has arrived courtesy of Blue Sunday and yet another seismic shift in this, the most enthralling ever struggle, for Premier League supremacy. With less than a handful of games to go it seems any side labelled as title favourites suddenly develops a case of the shakes – the tectonic plates of the PL moving beneath their feet. Having been written off, vilified and then virtually ignored in recent days, […]

Manuel who? - CRYSTAL PALACE v MAN CITY

What, with the demise of  that ‘decent man’ David Moyes, preparations for Queen Brenda’s coronation and the onset of the ‘Giggs Era’, it’s little wonder that a team who could yet be the champions of England have been absent from the scrutiny of the impartial football media. Granted, by Sunday evening I could be fully certified and carted off to the nearest sanatorium but, as things stand, if Jose Mourinho’s […]