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27 Sep

Manchester City’s performance at White Hart Lane yesterday was embarrassing. What started off so well soon descended into humiliation. It was spineless and abject, and, leaving the ground, it was hard to remember that last time I had felt so let down when watching the Blues. This wasn’t just a defeat. This was a journey [...]


20 Sep

Often, it is all too easy to excuse a defeat or disappointing result by saying that these things happen and everything will be better next time. By avoiding genuine analysis in favour of tired clichés such as ‘it was one of those days’, mistakes can be overlooked and lessons to be learnt are ignored. Yet, [...]

Crystal Palace 0 – 1 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

13 Sep

Five games in to the season, this was far too fledgling a moment to be called pivotal. What happens in the first handful of matches does not define the campaign. It may set the foundations, but no titles are won or lost based on events this early on. And yet, when Kelechi Iheanacho pounced in [...]

MAN CITY 2 – 0 Watford – MY THOUGHTS

30 Aug

City’s perfect start to the season continues and what a positive, uplifting feeling surrounds the club at the moment. Four games, four wins, plenty of goals scored, none conceded, new signings settling well, more new signings on the way … everything is going superbly to plan at the moment and the fun factor is incontestably [...]

MAN CITY 3 – 0 Chelsea – MY THOUGHTS

17 Aug

What a match! Against a club, players and manager who seem to take pleasure in making themselves appear as reprehensible as possible, City produced a near perfect display to glide to three goals, three points and a thoroughly deserved victory. Commanding at the back, controlling in midfield and reassuringly slick further forward, this was the [...]

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