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Manchester United 4 – 2 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

12 Apr

Losing a derby is always painful. Losing a derby when your players are outfought is downright unforgivable. City’s recent record and performances in these matches have been thrilling. Glorious football and pulsating victories have created remarkable memories, and that has meant derby day suffering has been absent for a couple of seasons. We have been [...]

15 Questions for Manuel Pellegrini, the Board and the Players

7 Apr

Rather than another 2,000 words questioning the direction of this season and how a largely flat performance led to frustration once again, here is a list of fifteen questions that are on the lips of all supporters. The answers are not entirely clear. City were joint top of the table in January. Why has the [...]

Barcelona 1 – 0 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

19 Mar

It’s hard to know where to start with a review of this game. In many ways, it was a performance that characterised City’s season, but do you focus on just this match, how City fared in the Champions League as a competition or do you look more broadly at the issues surrounding the club? There [...]

Burnley 1 – 0 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

14 Mar

It’s quite hard to know where to start. With the season slipping quickly away amidst a sea of lifeless and, frankly, boring performances, this was an excellent chance to record a win and build some notion of momentum ahead of Wednesday’s encounter with Barcelona. Burnley might have received their fair share of plaudits this campaign [...]

Liverpool 2 – 1 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

2 Mar

Having self-belief in your approach is commendable. Being blind to your faults is not. So here we are again: another big game, another crushing defeat, another painful deconstruction of how Manuel Pellegrini got it so horribly wrong. Fresh off the back of sustained and fully justified criticism after his mistakes at home to Barcelona, Pellegrini [...]

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