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Destination Wembley - WEST HAM UTD 0 MAN CITY 3

Not so long ago Carlos Tevez had to sit at the front of the bus with the driver if Manchester City reached Wembley – he was the only one who knew the route. That was back in 2011. Nowadays the majority of the team could probably get there blindfolded as the Sky Blues head to the home of English football for the sixth time in three seasons. It would have […]

Don’t stop me now says Manuel - WEST HAM UTD v MAN CITY

Upminster is the last stop on the London Underground’s District Line. Upton Park tube comes 10 stations before, but it will still be the end of the line for West Ham United’s League Cup ambitions in 2014. Any tannoy announcements of ‘Mind the gap’ will surely go unheeded, as Sam Allardyce’s hammered Hammers try and make up a 6-0 deficit, inflicted in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final […]

Oysters & jellied eels - MAN CITY 6 WEST HAM UTD 0

When it comes bus parking, Sam Allardyce has ‘L’ plates as big as the mountain his hapless Hammers have to climb in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi final. Big Sam’s West Ham masterplan was to frustrate City’s goal gluttons with a resolute rearguard action, putting the brakes on Manuel Pellegrini’s push for silverware so early in his Etihad reign. It worked like a dream for all […]