Category archives: Match Preview

MAN CITY v READING - City ready to unwrap Reading presents

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero could be forgiven for thinking Christmas has come early when Reading roll up at the Etihad this afternoon. The PL newcomers have conceded the most goals in the division (36) at a rate of more than two per match, and City’s boys from Argentina are looking to fill their boots, if not their Christmas stockings, today. It’s the season for giving and Brian McDermott’s men […]

NEWCASTLE UTD v MAN CITY - Mancini needs another mouthwatering display

Manchester City’s salvation mission in 2012/13 could commence at the scene of mass Mancunian salivation in 2011/12, when Roberto Mancini’s wounded troops roll into ‘Toon’. The clash, with a struggling Newcastle United is in sharp contrast to the penultimate contest of City’s victorious Premier League campaign, when both teams were the ‘form sides’ in the top flight. Yaya Toure’s unforgettable brace at St James’s Park last May virtually gift wrapped […]

MAN CITY v MAN UTD - Italian hitman to take down Scottish OAP

After the historic events of Sunday 13th May 2012, who could have foreseen the return of the rubicund, rancid, bacon rasher impersonator, Alexander Chapman Ferguson to the Etihad Stadium? By his own prophecy, the Glaswegian pensioner should have expired, shuffled off his mortal coil, gone to meet his maker – call it however you wish –  moments before Sergio Aguero’s historic Premier League winning strike. After all, when asked if […]

BORUSSIA DORTMUND v MAN CITY - City must show pride in battle

If Roberto Mancini is true to his word he won’t be torn by any selection dilemmas when he sends his battle weary troops out into the glare of the Champions League for the last time this season. The Manchester City boss, clearly vexed by his team’s early exit from the CL for a second successive season, has made know his desire to contest the Europa League, despite the pending derby […]

MAN CITY v EVERTON - City's nightmares to end?

If there was a football equivalent of the Bogeyman then Everton are it as far as Manchester City are concerned! As City fortunes have risen in recent years, especially under Roberto Mancini, the Sky Blues have slain many an ‘enemy’  turning the tables on the likes of  Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and of course Stretford Rangers, with wonderful regularity. But still the nightmares endure against David Moyes’ side. City have lost […]

WIGAN v MANCHESTER CITY - Battle of the Bobs

When it comes to the battle of the Roberto’s tonight it’s a question of who will Wigan put on the field – Dr Jekyll or Mr Hyde? For a team who are perennial relegation strugglers Wigan are more than capable of beating the best in the land on their day. Manchester City fans will be more than happy to evidence that fact with fond memories of a Shaun Maloney goal, […]

CHELSEA v MAN CITY - City to give Benitez the blues

Two contrasting football cultures clash in London’s west end when the champions of Europe meet the champions of England. Whereas Chelsea’s chances of retaining their title are slim, Manchester City have high hopes – neigh – expectations, of winning consecutive Premier League crowns. Such an outlook goes some way to explaining the actions of the respective mega-rich owners as the royal blues and sky blues front up to Champions League […]

MAN CITY v REAL MADRID - Special night if City 'do' One & Ron

Manchester City will be hoping Jose Mourinho’s pre-match prediction comes true and Ronaldo chalks up a hat-trick with a difference in City’s do-or-die Champions League clash with Real Madrid. Even the most rabid, sky blue tinted spectacle wearing City fanatic would be hard pressed to believe their beloved team can wriggle Houdini-like out of their CL straightjacket and concrete boots. With a paltry two points garnered from away trips to […]

MAN CITY v ASTON VILLA - City to capitalise on familiar prey

In the unpredictable hurly burly world of the Premier League there simply is no such thing as a home banker – but when Manchester City take on Aston Villa it’s the next best thing. City have triumphed in nine of the last 10 top flight encounters in Manchester -racking up 23 goals to just six conceded – and nothing suggests things are about to change any time soon. Villa will […]

MAN CITY v SPURS - City press for media recognition

So the media darlings of Spurs will roll up at Fortress Etihad with all the jaundiced anti-Manchester City journalists hoping Andre Villas Boas’ team can end the champions’ near two year unbeaten home run. It was even worse when Harry ‘Wanna buy a Mondeo’ Redknapp was indulging in a mutual ass-kissing appreciation society with the City-hating hacks, but even the demise of ‘Arry hasn’t stopped the Spurs adulation society. The […]