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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 [...]

MAN CITY 1 – 2 Barcelona: When Will Pellegrini Ever Learn?

25 Feb

When will he learn? The most frustrating thing about last night was not losing at home, nor was it Luis Suarez scoring twice on his return to England, nor was it Manuel Pellegrini selecting an ill-advised formation, nor was it his steadfast refusal after the game to acknowledge his mistakes. No. The most frustrating thing [...]

MAN CITY 5 – 0 Newcastle – Four Things We Learned

22 Feb

City reveal their true colours at last This was the City we have been waiting for all season. Forget the often insipid football, predictable and one-paced domination and defensive vulnerability, this was exactly what supporters have been asking for. Flying out of the traps, pressing high, moving the ball at speed and with purpose, scoring [...]

Chelsea 1 – 1 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

1 Feb

A missed opportunity or signs that this title race may just be a little closer than everyone imagines? We won’t know the answer to that question until the end of the season, but reaction following this draw has been understandably mixed. This was a positive performance, pushing Chelsea onto the back foot and there was [...]

MAN CITY 0 – 2 Arsenal – MY THOUGHTS

19 Jan

Oh, City. Fourteen games unbeaten, playing with a renewed swagger and confidence, stars back in form … and then a performance like that. Toothless. Aimless. Vulnerable. That the decision to award Arsenal a highly debatable penalty in the first half has barely been discussed post-match typifies the general feeling that City were not even close [...]

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