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Silva & Sterling searching for European gold

Table toppers, a 100% win rate, records tumbling left right and centre – Manchester City are emerging as a Special Force this season after a fifth Premier League win was achieved without their own SAS strike corp. Deprived of Silva, Aguero (for the most part) and Sterling, Manuel Pellegrini’s early pace setters still managed to clip the wings of Crystal Palace’s high flying Eagles – thanks to a fledgling out […]

Time for a proper perspective on Pellegrini - Man City v Newcastle United

So Manchester City are without a win for 10 days. They lost their second Premier League away fixture in more than six months on Saturday, leaving them with more points and better placed than this time last year…the season when Manuel Pellegrini’s team won the title. Holy Sh*t – The Samaritans’ phone lines must be ringing off the hook with around the clock calls from Pellegrini, Ruben Cousillas, Brian Kidd, […]

Just the usual please – Newcastle Utd 0 Man City 2

It was emotional, it was clinical and ultimately it was routine as the Champions of England gave a despairing Newcastle United what they give them every season without fail…absolutely nothing. The Toon Army must hate the sight of Manchester City. The Magpies’ definition of ‘typical City’ is a team that takes maximum points game after game after game and remains undefeated in 17 consecutive Barcodes versus Blue Mancs encounters. Manuel […]

City go for 10 out of 10 - Newcastle Utd v Man City

There’s lies, damned lies and statistics, but if Manchester City could have chosen their opening fixture opponents Manuel Pellegrini would most likely have plumped for the Magpies. An away win for the Champions today would make it 10 wins out of the last 10 Premier League games against Newcastle, stretching City’s unbeaten league run to 16 when facing The Toon. Pellegrini kicked off his managerial career in England with a […]

Pathetic Pardew loses more than points - NEWCASTLE UTD 0 MAN CITY 2

Newcastle United lost more than just three points when they went down to a ninth consecutive Premier League loss to Manchester City. They lost the respect and empathy of Manchester City fans thanks to their foul-mouthed low life of a manager, the dirty play of their team and the scurrilous cat-calls of their fans, directed at a stricken Samir Nasri. Admittedly the Barcode followers probably don’t give a flying ‘wotsit’, but […]

City go Sunday shopping - NEWCASTLE UTD v MAN CITY

The stripes are a different colour and they’re just 10.49 miles apart as the crow flies, but as far as Manchester City are concerned Newcastle and Sunderland are polar opposites. Trips to Tyneside are usually an illuminating experience for the Sky Blues. They haven’t lost at St James’ Park – The Citadel of the North East – since Michael Owen, latterly the ‘charismatic voice’ of BT Sport, scored the winner […]

NEWCASTLE UTD v MAN CITY – Costel’s lucky number 13?

Having suffered painful  Premier League ‘executions’ on Sunday, both Newcastle United and Manchester City will fight to avoid further ‘Capital’ punishment when they battle for solace and secondary silverware tonight. Cruelly denied a share of the spoils against Sunderland and Chelsea respectively – more so City than the Toon – this clash of the last 16 in the Capital One Cup, affords both clubs an opportunity to exorcise the demons […]

MAN CITY v NEWCASTLE UTD – High flying City want PL title back

Manchester City were resoundingly stuffed by a bunch of Canaries at the end of last season as their goose was well and truly under cooked with an insipid defence of their Premier League crown. Now, under new management, City can do their best ‘phoenix from the ashes’ impression by killing off a murder of Magpies as the curtain goes up on a hugely promising new campaign at the Etihad Stadium. […]