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

9 May

Vincent Kompany returned to training this week and will be desperate to figure in the starting eleven, although a personal view is that he should not be rushed in any way whatsoever. With his history of muscle injuries over the past few seasons and with no post-season international tournament, he ought to be allowed to [...]

Tottenham Hostpur 0 – 1 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

4 May

A third win on the bounce to glide ever closer to automatic Champions League qualification reminded us once again of how quickly attitudes can change in football. From losing the derby just over a couple of weeks ago in dire fashion, when Manuel Pellegrini was on the receiving end of heavy criticism and Louis Van [...]

MAN CITY v Aston Villa – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

25 Apr

After the comfortable victory at home to West Ham last time out, it would be a surprise if there were too many changes for this encounter. Vincent Kompany and Gael Clichy both remain sidelined at the back, so the defence is set to be unchanged, with Fernandinho and Fernando battling for one role in central [...]

MAN CITY 2 – 0 West Ham – MY THOUGHTS

19 Apr

After what has felt like an eternity of deflation and anxious debates about the future, City got back to winning ways with a victory that was about as comfortable as possible. Any praise in the aftermath of this performance should be tempered by the backdrop of West Ham’s disinterested display, but following the despondency that [...]

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

18 Apr

Vincent Kompany could well be sidelined for the rest of the season with the injury he suffered in last weekend’s Manchester derby, so Martin Demichelis and Eliaquim Mangala look set for a spell together at the heart of defence. Aleks Kolarov should play in Gael Clichy’s absence. David Silva is 8/1 to score the opening [...]

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