Author Profile: Howard Hockin

Manchester City 4 Watford 2: Some Thoughts

Manchester City 4 Watford 2: Some Thoughts

I'll be honest, at half-time I had consigned myself to an FA Cup exit. I reassured myself that at least my wallet wouldn't suffer further, as I couldn't see City coming back. Typical City was alive and well after all. My...read more »

2013: A Review

2013: A Review

2013 started with a hung-over nation watching the latest almost-daily football clashes through bleary, blood-shot eyes. So the same as every other year then. Within days, Mario Balotelli was back in the news as he grappled with manager Roberto Mancini in...read more »

2014: Football Predictions For The Year

2014: Football Predictions For The Year

Resolutions A stormy New Year saw an endless run of football continue unabated. Adnan Januzaj was booked for diving, a decision that David Moyes called scandalous. United were linked with Wesley Sneijder, obviously. They were also linked with various other players...read more »

Can Manchester City Secure The Flukiest Title Of All Time?

Can Manchester City Secure The Flukiest Title Of All Time?

It’s officially on. The flukiest league title-winning campaign since football began (1992) is within a certain team’s grasp. Week after week, Manchester City spawn win after win against all the odds and against all recognised logic and perceived ideas of...read more »

What I Miss About Manchester City

What I Miss About Manchester City

I miss looking up the league table with false hope or down it with trepidation. I miss reading about fights on the training ground. I miss sitting in a stand without a roof.I miss press reports about rifts in the...read more »

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Some Thoughts

Manchester City 2 Liverpool 1: Some Thoughts

A tense, nervy 90 minutes against a team who gave as good as they got, but in a hectic Xmas schedule where results count more than anything City held on for three points. With Aguero out and Sturridge absent for Liverpool...read more »

Manchester City 6 (SIX) Arsenal 3: Some Thoughts

Manchester City 6 (SIX) Arsenal 3: Some Thoughts

Blimey. So it was six in the city as Arsenal were gunned down at fortress Etihad as city slickers fired a ferocious….ah sod it, my heart’s not in this. This was the biggest game of the premiership season so far and the...read more »

Southampton 1 Manchester City 1: Some Thoughts

Southampton 1 Manchester City 1: Some Thoughts

For the second season running, a 90 minutes at the St. Marys Stadium that felt like three hours. A point is no disaster, but the performance brought back worrying issues over City’s performances away from home. So City move 7 points...read more »

West Brom 2 Manchester City 3: Some Thoughts

West Brom 2 Manchester City 3: Some Thoughts

*We won away! Never felt more like singing the blues….. *Well on the whole that was better – the home form replicated, at least for a while. *The MCFC twitter feed promised surprises ahead of the line-up announcement, an announcement guaranteed to...read more »

Manchester City 4 Viktoria Plzen 2

Manchester City 4 Viktoria Plzen 2

Manchester City 4 Viktoria Plzen 2. City came through a nervy match with the three points and another four goals to add to their rather impressive home tally, but it was a hard-fought victory against the group’s whipping boys who gave...read more »