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Spasibo...for nothing City - Man City 1 CSKA Moscow 2

Any alphabetical analysis of Manchester City’s ‘performance’ against a horrible bunch of Russians would go something like this; A – abject, appalling, atrocious, awful. B – bloody abject, bloody appalling, bloody atrocious, bloody awful…you get the gist! Even the most diehard City fan would be hard pressed to find anything positive about such a clueless, gutless and witless showing… bloody hell, even those who turned up on a free ticket […]

Back to the future - Man City v CSKA Moscow

As football clichés go a ‘must win’ game is up there with the best. Mathematically, Manchester City could still qualify from Group E of the Champions League, even if they fail to beat CSKA Moscow at the Etihad this evening. In truth, anything less than three points would see City in a right old mire with their backs well and truly to the wall, struggling to reach the knockout stages. […]

Accusations & admissions – CSKA Moscow 2 Man City 2

Manchester City were cheated out of a win in Moscow – but only after they spent 49 second half minutes contriving to be the architects of their own downfall. City can rightfully point a big finger of suspicion at Hungarian referee Istvan Vad after the criminal award of an 86th minute penalty to CSKA. ‘Vad the Bad’s’ scandalous decision to reward the theatrical exaggerations of CSKA’s Seydou Doumbia with a […]

We’re really not here! - CSKA Moscow v Man City

CSKA Moscow have already experienced the ‘Sound of Silence’ in this season’s Champions League as they go into tonight’s crunch Group E encounter with Manchester City. The repugnant Russians were forced by UEFA to play Bayern Munich behind closed doors in the Arena Khimki last month, as punishment for the antics of their yobbish, racist chanting fans. Despite losing narrowly to Bayern, it could be argued that the former Soviet […]

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 […]

CSKA MOSCOW 1 MAN CITY 2 – City’s green shoots in Russian winter

Manchester City emerged from CSKA Moscow’s notorious Khimki Arena with three precious Champions League points having enjoyed the rub of the green after a less than glossy performance. The 2-1 win, achieved courtesy of Sergio Aguero’s second brace within 96 hours, puts Manuel Pellegrini’s men in pole position to progress to the last 16 of the competition – provided they don’t misfire in the return fixture on Bonfire Night. City […]

CSKA MOSCOW v MAN CITY – Pellegrini plots muddy progress

As ‘Johnny Foreigner’ arriving in town, Manchester City never really expected a red carpet welcome to the Russian capital – they had however hoped for something better underfoot than a surface more suited to the ‘Cabbage Patch ‘dolls. Forget any notions of the Russian steppes – those vast tracts of grassy treeless plains – Manuel Pellegrini’s men might be better off in their ‘wellies’ as they prepare to cope with […]