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3 is City's magic number - MAN UTD 0 MAN CITY 3

He declined the invitation – he had no desire to acknowledge the fans. Anyway, his hands were pre-occupied with his face buried deep within. Nonetheless the chorus boomed out unabated: ‘Moysey, Moysey give us a wave, Moysey give us a wave…’ as the bank of 3,000 visiting fans gave it LARGE to ‘The Chosen One’. It was bad enough seeing the last vestiges of fight and pride dissipate from his […]

Sky blue delight at reds at night - HULL CITY 0 MAN CITY 2

Manchester City came roaring back into Premier League title contention with a gutsy 2-0 win on a day that few could have imagined would ever dawn. Not only did City start to bridge the yawning points chasm between themselves and Chelsea, they, like the rest of the football world, were rendered gobsmacked by five words from the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ when Jose muttered: ‘I prefer not to speak!’ Well just […]

Pellegrini plays it pretty ugly - MAN CITY 1 STOKE CITY 0

It was frustrating and laboured, it lacked inspiration and flair, it wasn’t pretty it touched upon ugly…but it was winning and sometimes that’s all that matters. It was huff and puff instead of zip and zest, one goal not five, six or seven, but whichever way it was packaged it was a means to an end and a route to three invaluable points that could see Manchester City crowned Premier League champions […]

Manuel’s marauders cross the line - MAN CITY 4 CARDIFF CITY 2

Manchester City always manage to do things in their own inimitable style, and so it was as Manuel The Magnificent’s marauders smashed the modern day scoring record for the fastest 100 goals. City raced to their century landmark in just 34 outings this season – shaving a whole eight matches off the previous quickest route to the net-busting total in the Premier League era. Some City fans, well versed over […]

Mr Whippy eat your heart out - MAN CITY 5 BLACKBURN ROVERS 0

 A  ‘99 Special’ from Pellegrini’s may sound like a delicious treat from an exotic ice cream parlour, but when it comes to creating mouth-watering delight’s Manuel is superior to Mr Whippy, Mr Creamy or any other genius gelato-maker. The only thing missing from a Manuel-made 99 is anything remotely flaky – his Manchester City side are decidedly solid as they continue to give all-comers a damn good licking! While City […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pellegrini’s imperfect 10 - MAN CITY 1 CRYSTAL PALACE 0

Manchester City didn’t run up a cricket score when beating Crystal Palace 1-0, but Edin Dzeko did something that has eluded most of England’s batsmen during the ill-fated Ashes series. The enigmatic striker completed a half-century when his sizzling shot secured three hard earned points and took him to a 50-goal personal milestone in City colours. Dzeko continues to delight and frustrate City’s fans – not always in equal measure. […]

1-2-3 it’s all elementary - LEICESTER CITY 1 MAN CITY 3

Serbian sniper fire and a Bosnian hit man combined to deliver a Balkan battering to send Manchester City through to their third ‘League Cup’ semi-final in the past five years. The Foxes of Leicester City found themselves on the run from Manuel Pellegrini’s pack of hunting hounds who, with a best in class ‘Crufts-like’ performance, dispatched the Championship contenders in a one-sided Quarter Final at the King Power Stadium. Even […]

City keeping the live ammunition for Arsenal - BAYERN MUNICH v MAN CITY

Whoever would have believed a day could dawn when Manchester City playing away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League would be considered something of an anti-climax? Men in white coats would have had you off to the ‘Funny Farm’ faster than you could sing ‘Stuart Pearce’s Blue & White Army’ as you stood on the crumbling Saltergate terraces, with Manchester City tumbling to yet another ignominious cup exit, this […]