Transfer Thoughts: Lescott, Sagna, Fernando, Rodwell, Lopes, Zuculini

27 Jun

Despite the World Cup continuing in full and enticing swing, there is still plenty of transfer activity to attract our attention at City. Joleon Lescott has departed, joining West Brom after his contract in Manchester ended, whilst Bacary Sagna has been brought in to add competition at right-back and Fernando has arrived from Porto. At the [...]

Looks Like Scunny Next Season – Review

18 Jun

May, 1999. Gillingham have just doubled their advantage in the Division Two play-off final and, riddled with dejection and helplessness, City’s manager Joe Royle turns to Willie Donachie and mutters, “it looks like Scunny next season.” Resigned to defeat in one of the club’s most important ever fixtures, Royle is forced to contemplate another season [...]

MAN CITY: Season Ratings – Strikers

22 May

Sergio Aguero: 34 games, 28 goals - One of the biggest compliments that can be paid to Aguero is that we would have won the league comfortably with plenty of games to go had he remained injury-free, such was his ruthless goalscoring influence. In the middle of the campaign, he enjoyed a scintillating vein of form, notching [...]

MAN CITY: Season Ratings – Midfielders

21 May

Javi Garcia: 43 games, 0 goals - Inept in his first season at City, Garcia improved to some degree this time around but it’s all relative. Bluntly, he has gone from abysmal to average and it’s unlikely he’ll ever make that next step forward. Many seem to think he has enjoyed an impressive campaign, one in which he [...]

MAN CITY: Season Ratings – Defenders

19 May

Micah Richards: 10 games, 0 goals – A second season on the trot completely disrupted by injury and, on his return, characterised by shaky performances. He only featured a handful of times in all competitions and rarely impressed, although it must be added he never enjoyed a consistent run in the side to find his feet. That, however, [...]

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