Author Profile: Howard Hockin

Manchester City’s Squad Value: Then & Now

Manchester City’s Squad Value: Then & Now

For no reason whatsoever, I have taken a speculative look at the Manchester City squad value as it stands now, compared to what it originally cost. Not surprisingly, the squad didn’t cost a billion pounds after all. Market values are...read more »

Manchester City 7 (SEVEN) Norwich City 0: Some Thoughts

Manchester City 7 (SEVEN) Norwich City 0: Some Thoughts

*City’s 1st home Saturday 3pm match in 7 months, and it seemed like an age since I had been at the stadium, after 4 away games on the bounce. *As always with results like this, the question will be asked whether...read more »

Alex Ferguson’s Myopic Memoirs

Alex Ferguson’s Myopic Memoirs

“Of all the setbacks I endured, nothing compared to losing the league to City.” The 2pm unveiling was greeted by journalists like the fall of the Berlin Wall, man landing on the moon and the JFK assassination all rolled into one....read more »

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

*Phew. The Capital One Cup may not be the most glamorous of competitions, it may be City’s 4th priority this season, but every trophy matters to some extent, and any cup tie that goes into extra time is tense. Especially...read more »

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1: Some Thoughts

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1: Some Thoughts

* Twenty-four hours later, and I’m still angry. I haven’t felt like this since Samir Nasri waved the white flag at Robin Van Persie’s free-kick. * Oh and I guess there was that FA Cup final too. * As soon as Vincent...read more »

CSKA Moscow 1 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

CSKA Moscow 1 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

Another tricky match navigated, another victory. No injuries reported either, and those two facts alone are the only things that matter. Because of the pitch, it is hard to analyse player performances when the whole game was turned into a...read more »

West Ham United 1 Manchester City 3: Some Thoughts

West Ham United 1 Manchester City 3: Some Thoughts

Now that was better. The away-day hoodoo put to bed, and like the previous 3-1 victory, the win was thoroughly deserved by a City side who were the better side for the vast majority of the game. 63% possession told...read more »

The Expansion of The Etihad That’s Literally Splitting The Fans

The Expansion of The Etihad That’s Literally Splitting The Fans

The natives are revolting once more. With another batch of literature from Manchester City dropping through letterboxes across Stockport postcodes this week, the creeping realisation of the effects of financial fair play and the club's insatiable desire for extra revenue...read more »

The Thomson Sport #GetMeToBrazil Live Blog: England v Poland

The Thomson Sport #GetMeToBrazil Live Blog: England v Poland

England are just one win away from automatic qualification to the World Cup in Brazil next year but if Hodgson’s men are to finish top of Group H they will have to beat a tough Poland side at Wembley tonight:...read more »

Manchester City 1 Bayern Munich 3: Some Thoughts

Manchester City 1 Bayern Munich 3: Some Thoughts

City's EDS team got the day off to a superb start with a 6-0 shellacking of their Bayern Munich counterparts - could the senior side complete the job? No, no they couldn't. Even before the game began, the formation and team selection...read more »