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

12 Apr

Vincent Kompany hobbled out of training today and sent a shock around City supporters with fears that he wouldn’t be available to face Liverpool but should the Belgian be able to stand on one leg, such is his importance to the side, I would expect him to play. Gael Clichy’s pace and superior defensive nous [...]

MAN CITY 4 – 1 Southampton – PLAYER RATINGS

5 Apr

Hart - For all of Southampton’s elegance in the first half and the way in which their midfield’s effervescence allowed them to control the game, they didn’t actually force Hart into action. Rickie Lambert’s penalty was their only shot on target. When we needed our ‘keeper, however, his punching was strong - 6 Zabaleta - Such a timid [...]

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

4 Apr

Matija Nastasic remains sidelined with a knee injury but Micah Richards is available once again. The only likely change in defence will see Aleks Kolarov replace Gael Clichy, hoping to add a penetrative thrust down the left. Jesus Navas is a tempting 9/1 to grab the opening goal of the game. Vincent Kompany is 25/1 to [...]

Arsenal 1 – 1 MAN CITY – PLAYER RATINGS

30 Mar

Hart - One slightly fortuitous stop to deny Podolski in the second half but despite the home side’s improved efforts after the break, they posed a relatively minimal threat to Hart’s goal. His punching and command of his six-yard box was authoritative - 7 Zabaleta - Plenty of energy, as is always the case, whether in driving eagerly into [...]

Arsenal 1 – 1 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

30 Mar

A fair point, a good point and a potentially crucial point but a point tinged with disappointment. Chelsea’s defeat earlier in the day and City’s fluent, incisive first-half performance both contributed to a feeling of slight frustration come the final whistle. This was an opportunity to establish an advantage over our title-chasing rivals and for periods [...]

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