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Business as usual - City average four scores at Etihad - MAN CITY 4 VIKTORIA PLZEN 2

Bloated by a goal glut hitherto never seen in English football’s top flight, it was business as usual as Manchester City fired in four goals at Fortress Etihad. It was Czechmate and Czech-out time for Czech champions Viktoria Plzen as the giddy goal getters in Sky Blue made it 41 scoring strikes in 10 games on home soil, and yet it was a strangely underwhelming experience. Here was a Manchester […]

NEWCASTLE UTD 0 MANCITY 2 - Carry on Costel?

So that’s two vital away wins in two cup competitions on consecutive Wednesday nights for Manchester City. Football wisdom has it that it’s results and not performances that count. It’s just as well then for Manuel Pellegrini. Last week in Moscow it was a case of watching paint dry – literally as well as metaphorically – as the Russians gave the dreadful Khimiki Arena turf a makeover. City then laboured […]

ASTON VILLA 3 MAN CITY 2 - Black day for sky blues in Brum

In modern day football parlance one always looks for the positives in a performance, irrespective of the result. Perversely there were some for Manchester City, but whatever vernacular is applied, a loss to a weakened Aston Villa is pretty inexcusable. There are lies, damned lies and statistics but the numbers clearly didn’t stack up for Manuel Pellegrini’s men after twice surrendering a lead and dominating the play. Possession is nine-tenths […]

VIKTORIA PLZEN 0 MAN CITY 3 – Refreshing concoction hits the spot!

After 45 minutes Manuel Pellegrini had an extensive ‘To Do’ list. After 90 minutes the Manchester City manager had ticked all the boxes on his Champions League ‘Czech list’ in pilsner producing Plzen. An intoxicating brew of heady football flowed freely as the Boddington boys of old barrelled out a first ever victory in an opening Group fixture in the CL – what a refreshing change. With a mature Chilean […]

READING 0 MAN CITY 2 - It's the life...Brian

As the dust begins to settle on an almost surreal scenario coming out of Manchester City this week, I would venture to say that the Blue Moon is set to rise in the right trajectory for years to come. We’ve had the turmoil and turbulence of Roberto Mancini’s emotive departure, the ghastly timing of his demise and the nigh on schizophrenic portrayal of a man worshipped on the terraces, but […]

MAN CITY v WBA - City must bag Baggie points

The Boing Boing Baggies bounce into Manchester for a fixture that has suddenly assumed new meaning in Manchester City’s quest to secure second spot in the Premier League. Rafa Benitez’s ability to ram it up Fergie’s fundament in recent times, means City face a rude awakening after the snoozy sunny Saturday in Swansea, and a real fight to hold on to the runners-up position. A match, previously viewed as nothing […]

SWANSEA 0 MAN CITY 0 - Nice weather and lovely beaches...

Swansea away – not an easy fixture for any Premier League team – so what were the highlights when the recently deposed champions of England rolled into South Wales? Well, the Gower Peninsula bathed in early summer sun is beautiful, the marina looks a treat, the local pizza parlour did a gastronomic pepperoni passion…sorry – oh yes, the football – that was totally underwhelming to the point of being non […]

ARSENAL 0 MAN CITY 2 – Priceless...even at £62 a-head!

If you’re paying £129,456 in the January sales you’d have every right to expect something a bit special. That’s exactly what was served up to 2,088 travelling Manchester City fans who witnessed history in the making. At £62 a-go, some of the most faithful football fans in the land had baulked at Arsenal’s extortionate admission levels, leading City to return 912 unsold tickets – much to the delight of the […]