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'Typical City' sits well on title day deciders

So much is made of the time honoured words ‘Typical City’ – the self deprecating tag that long suffering Manchester City fans have attached to their team over the decades. It’s a reference to their club’s innate ability to seemingly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Former playing legend and later City Chairman, Francis Lee once said: “If there was a cup for cock ups, City would be perennial […]

Tuned in City on a different wavelength

The Merseybeat was dancing to a different tune as Manchester City continued to hit all the right notes and stay at Number One. Merseyside’s finest –The Beatles – had a chart-topping single ‘Eight Days a Week’ in the 1960s, but it’d have to go some to better City’s last 192 hours – six points won, five goals scored, none conceded and one of the world’s finest defenders recruited. Having demolished […]

Never in doubt...AGUUEERRRRRRRRROOO

As Queen’s Park Rangers return to the Etihad Stadium almost three years to the day of Manchester City’s finest hour, Read But Never Red has raided the vaults to dust off the original match report from that fateful, lucky 13th day of May back in 2012. Read it ‘drink it in’…and refresh those wonderful memories. City, circa 2015, need to rediscover their thirst for glory, first by clinching this year’s runners-up […]

CHELSEA 1 MAN CITY 2 - Aguerooooooooo again!

A Manchester City fan goes up the bar of The Green Man pub at Wembley on 11th May 2013. The barman greets him with a welcoming smile and asks: “The usual sir?” It’s typical City humour, but borne of substance, with five Wembley outings in 24 months come FA Cup Final day. And, if all goes to plan, it’ll be half-a-dozen trips by August for the traditional new season Community […]

CHELSEA v MAN CITY - Mancini can capture sweet FA success

When Carlos Tevez lifted the FA Cup aloft in May 2011 it brought the curtain down on 35 years of pain and under achievement at Manchester City. Two years on and one gorgeous Premier League title success later, the malicious manipulative media would have you believe, if Vincent Kompany raises the famous old trophy in triumph next month, it would constitute failure. By exactly whose reckoning would being Champions of […]

MAN UNITED 1 MAN CITY 2 - Champion City

The Reds came to party, arrogance overflowing spitting vitriol, venom and spite, vowing to silence the upstart noisy neighbours and hail a ‘Glory Glory Man United’ celebratory night. Fergie spewed aspirations of humiliating the reigning champions with a record Premier League points winning margin, as the Old Trafford banners proclaimed ‘Aguerooo-noooo…’ – the Manure faithful making light of that painful, fateful day last May. It turned out to be a […]

We CAN win the title - Mancini

Ahead of Manchester City’s vital 4th Round FA Cup tie at Stoke, #ReadbutNeverRed catches up with City Manager, Roberto Mancini as he reflects on just over three years in Manchester…which all began with a 2-0 victory…over Stoke Taking the easy route to success has never been an option for Roberto Mancini either as a player or as a manager. As the boss of Manchester City – reputed to be the […]

MAN CITY v FULHAM - Snow joking - City CAN retain PL title

Roberto Mancini can reflect on a very satisfying start to 2013, with a 100% win record and the spectre of Pep Guardiola being laid to rest in respect of the Manchester City manager’s job. Ill informed media speculation proved to be just that, as the ex-Barcelona boss signed a three-year deal to go to Bayern Munich, thereby ending rumours of a summer switch to the Etihad. Despite intense hype that […]