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MAN CITY v CSKA MOSCOW - City to rocket over Blue Moon

Manchester City are set to light the blue touch paper and rocket through to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a feast of football fireworks tonight. Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be on an unstoppable trajectory out of Group D if they can produce an illuminating performance of power, precision and poise and send CSKA Moscow spiralling out of the competition. Having savoured success winning the now sadly defunct […]

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 5 WIGAN O – Pellegrini’s predators pound the pie-eaters

They say a week in politics is a long time. Manuel Pellegrini is the ‘sitting’ MP in sky blue Manchester and, on the basis of the last seven days, he’s going to remain so for a long time to come after three landslide victories. A fully qualified engineer before his election to numerous ‘seats’ in the world of football power, the present incumbent at the Etihad came to prominence based […]

VIKTORIA PLZEN 0 MAN CITY 3 – Refreshing concoction hits the spot!

After 45 minutes Manuel Pellegrini had an extensive ‘To Do’ list. After 90 minutes the Manchester City manager had ticked all the boxes on his Champions League ‘Czech list’ in pilsner producing Plzen. An intoxicating brew of heady football flowed freely as the Boddington boys of old barrelled out a first ever victory in an opening Group fixture in the CL – what a refreshing change. With a mature Chilean […]

MAN CITY 2 HULL CITY 0 - Negredo attracts the 'ire' of the tigers

It wasn’t pretty or overly entertaining, but in the end it was enough as Manchester City ambushed Hull’s Tigers and bagged three vital points, putting their title ambitions back on track. Wounded by the rabid criticism following the Cardiff defeat, City were expected to return to winning ways against Premier League newbies, after all, it had been three years and 106 games since the men in sky blue suffered back-to-back […]

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 […]

RBNR ARCHIVE - NEWCASTLE UNITED 0 MAN CITY 2 - Yaya at the double

So, it’s one for sorrow, two for joy – and such wild unbridled joy – as Yaya Toure crafted two exquisite goals to edge Manchester City tantalizingly close to their first Premier League title. Forget nursery rhymes and fairytales, Roberto Mancini’s all-conquering side is very much the real deal and just 90 minutes away from football utopia.  If five straight wins becomes ‘six of the best’ on Sunday, City will […]

MAN CITY 2 CHELSEA 0 - Fat lady struck dumb in Manchester

There’s a fat lady known to sing when all is lost…well, according to Roberto Mancini she hasn’t even found her song sheet at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City’s boss is adamant that with 11 Premier League wins to play for, the 12 point divide between City and Manchester United could yet be bridged. It’d take a very brave man to wager a substantial sum on City somehow retaining their PL […]