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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 [...]

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 [...]

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