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Pundits praise Pep…whatever next?

Either I’ve slipped into a parallel universe or I need to change my ‘meds’, but are Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City actually being praised by all and sundry at the moment? Am I hallucinating or are City winning acclaim following a week of played three, won three, 15 goals scored, none conceded… and all achieved while serving up lashings of some of the most sumptuous football of recent times? With the […]

Champions League on hold - City must beware of Hornet’s sting

Self belief, sighs of relief, old scores to settle and some twists of transfer irony, the Champions League draw had it all and more for Manchester City. As ever, City have one of the most challenging of the eight groups, but at least it doesn’t involve the monotony of encounters with Bayern Munich for a fourth time in five seasons, or hostilities with the malignant Muscovites of CSKA for a third […]

Emotional rollercoaster as City go for record-breaking 10/10 wins

As Manchester City go for a record-breaking 10th win on the spin against Watford this Saturday it heralds a three-day rollercoaster ride of emotions. The man who took me to my first ever City game died on August 30th, 19 years ago, I married the love of my life on August 31st, 30 years ago and the most amazing moment of all occurred on September 1st, 26 years ago, with the […]

Typical City...no, hold that thought - MAN CITY 4 WATFORD 2

It’s often said you learn more in defeat than in victory. Thankfully Manuel Pellegrini didn’t have to go the whole nine yards to glean new wisdom, but he was halfway to FA Cup humiliation against Watford as the Championship underdogs stirred up a hornet’s nest at the Etihad. Lessons will have been heeded in adversity as City recovered from a double-barrelled salvo, before swatting away the threat posed by Beppo […]

Rotation rotation rotation - MAN CITY v WATFORD

Goal gluttons Manchester City have sent most of their opponents into a spin this season as Manuel Pellegrini’s astute rotation policy has provided a resilient and resourceful platform for the club’s record-breaking run. With the games and goals ratio in almost perfect synch – matches every three days and approximately three goals per outing – City remain in the trophy hunt on four fronts. Pellegrini’s deft handling of key players, […]