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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 […]

High-flying City's winging ways - MAN CITY v SWANSEA

If it’s a magnificent seven home wins on the spin and the 2013 goal gush continues against the birdlife of West Glamorgan, Manchester City could finally be ready to spread their title-winning wings. The Sky Blues heavenly results at Fortress Etihad, make them the only side with a 100% home record in the top four tiers of English football. A win against Swansea could see them as high as 2nd […]

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 […]

Red hot Chilean's attack to cool Hotspur's defence - MAN CITY v SPURS

Can anyone recall a time when a team lying uncomfortably in 8th position – six points adrift of the leaders after 11 games – has been earmarked as Premier League title favourites? The answer is ‘no’ – but that’s where Manchester City find themselves in a topsy turvy season, like no other in recent memory. Has a team ever lost four of their first 11 fixtures in the top flight […]

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 […]

MAN CITY 7 NORWICH CITY 0 – Ruddy hell as City hit 7

Goalkeeping glare was all the rage as the media vultures gathered to focus on ‘flop’ Joe Hart, to zoom in on his discomfort and further undermine his Manchester City and England career. Dropped for the first time in 124 Premier League games, here was a great opportunity to engineer and expose the merest morsel of dissent from Hart, to exploit yet another example of mercenaries lacking loyalty or passion for […]

MAN CITY v NORWICH - Pants to Joe as Costel gets a go

Well now we know – it’s no go Joe as Manchester City’s number one keeper loses top billing and makes way for his previously perennial understudy Costel Pantilimon. Still to be officially confirmed, Manuel Pellegrini’s decision to go with ‘Pants’ for today’s Premier League match with Norwich, will undoubtedly divide opinion within the ranks of City supporters. Hart who hasn’t missed a PL start for the last 123 games has been […]

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 […]

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 […]

CHELSEA 2 MAN CITY 1 – Take heart, City will rise again

Languishing in a far from magnificent seventh place, six points off the summit of the Premier League with three away defeats before November – Manchester City can still be crowned champions next May. Doubtless there’ll be howls of derision, accusations of being a sanctimonious ‘happy clapper’ and totally delusional, but in the wake of this cruellest and most unjust of defeats, City’s Engineer can fix his machine. Manuel Pellegrini’s battle […]