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West Ham v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

24 Oct

Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis are competing for a place alongside Vincent Kompany at the heart of the back four. The Frenchman has looked shaky in his last couple of appearances and Demichelis’s experience will always appeal to Manuel Pellegrini, but against a West Ham side that have started the season superbly and possess pace [...]

CSKA Moscow 2 – 2 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

22 Oct

In four seasons in the Champions League, this was undoubtedly the most depressing – and telling – result. Over the past few years, we have suffered crushing last minute defeats to the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, been on the receiving end of a miserable loss away to Ajax and witnessed a footballing [...]

CSKA Moscow v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

20 Oct

Pablo Zabaleta is set to return for this must-win Champions League encounter after being rested at the weekend. Aleks Kolarov is expected to replace Gael Clichy on the left of the back four, with Eliaquim Mangala and Martin Demichelis competing for a place alongside Vincent Kompany at the heart of defence. James Miner’s recent form [...]

MAN CITY 4 – 1 Tottenham – MY THOUGHTS

19 Oct

This was football as it should be played. There was plenty of drama, action and excitement. Above all, it was entertaining. For the neutral, I imagine it must have been a pulsating game to watch: five goals, four penalties, a red card and two teams whose only intention was to pour forward and create chances. [...]

MAN CITY 4 – 1 Tottenham – PLAYER RATINGS

19 Oct

Hart - His penalty save will grab the headlines and understandably so, but his stop in the opening minutes to deny Mason was outstanding and he thwarted Soldado again after the break, this time from a swivelled effort. The scoreline looks thumping, yet it could have been very different had Hart not produced a magnificent display - [...]

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