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QPR v MAN CITY - City to give 'Arry a ton of trouble

In form Manchester City will be hoping to celebrate a Premier League century with a difference by inflicting the 100th top flight defeat on Queens Park Rangers. With a perfect record in 2013 comprising five wins, 11 scored and none conceded, City head to Loftus Road looking for a re-run of  recent encounters between the two sides, having emerged victorious and hitting three goals on each occasion. If Roberto Mancini’s […]

STOKE CITY v MAN CITY - City to smash 14 years of Potteries pain

Fresh from ending a 37-year win famine at the Emirates, Manchester City go to one of their unhappiest of hunting grounds seeking progress in the FA Cup. Acknowledged as having the most effective 12th man in English top flight football, Stoke City will be banking on the vociferous Britannia Stadium crowd to help ease their passage into the 5th round of the Cup. It’s 14 years almost to the day […]

We CAN win the title - Mancini

Ahead of Manchester City’s vital 4th Round FA Cup tie at Stoke, #ReadbutNeverRed catches up with City Manager, Roberto Mancini as he reflects on just over three years in Manchester…which all began with a 2-0 victory…over Stoke Taking the easy route to success has never been an option for Roberto Mancini either as a player or as a manager. As the boss of Manchester City – reputed to be the […]

MAN CITY v FULHAM - Snow joking - City CAN retain PL title

Roberto Mancini can reflect on a very satisfying start to 2013, with a 100% win record and the spectre of Pep Guardiola being laid to rest in respect of the Manchester City manager’s job. Ill informed media speculation proved to be just that, as the ex-Barcelona boss signed a three-year deal to go to Bayern Munich, thereby ending rumours of a summer switch to the Etihad. Despite intense hype that […]

ARSENAL v MAN CITY - City seek win to crack history

Manchester City return to the scene of last season’s darkest hour, facing an even worse scenario than their Easter Sunday loss at the Emirates in April 2012. A 1-0 defeat saw City drop eight points behind their hated rivals at the top of the Premier League with just six games to go. It was a bitter irony that on a day of profound religious symbolism, far from being resurrected, Mancini’s […]