Author Profile: Howard Hockin

The A To Z Of City Legends

The A To Z Of City Legends

Aguerooooooooooo. A good place to start, and no further explanation is required really. What’s more, he is always smiling, which is both endearing and also annoying as it’s a constant reminder of just how much better his life is than...read more »

Aston Villa 3 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

Aston Villa 3 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

Oh for f**k’s sake. I said after Sunday that the derby counted for little if we didn’t follow it up with a victory at Villa Park. And so it proved – the Manchester derby thrashing is a distant memory. The team line...read more »

Fifteen Rules To Improve Football

Fifteen Rules To Improve Football

Let’s start off with a statement of the obvious – football is great. Right, that’s that over with. But however great it may be, there are always things that could be better. So as we celebrate the start of the...read more »

Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1: Some Thoughts

Manchester City 4 Manchester United 1: Some Thoughts

Mick Hucknall, Terry Christian, Eamonn Holmes, James Nesbitt, Mumford and (bloody) Sons, Terry Christian again, Zoe Ball, Paddy Crerand, Lou Macari, Clayton Blackmore, Terry Christian again, Mark Ogden, Usain Bolt, Gary Neville, Howard Webb, some bloke who used to present...read more »

Viktoria Plzen 0 Manchester City 3: Some Thoughts

Viktoria Plzen 0 Manchester City 3: Some Thoughts

Huzzah. City’s first ever victory in the Champions League, apart from those other three that didn’t really count. #sarcasm #lolz That was, quite simply, a good professional European performance. There was a system in place that seemed to suit the players...read more »

Stoke City 0 Manchester City 0: Some Thoughts

Stoke City 0 Manchester City 0: Some Thoughts

I don't go to Stoke matches anymore as it has always been a miserable, dour experience. And so it proved again. The result is no disaster, as it is par for the course for any season with City (in the league at...read more »

Seat Relocations & The UEFA Family

Seat Relocations & The UEFA Family

Along with this week’s announcement about ticket prices for the Bayern Munich match came some not-so-little caveats on the official site that beautifully sum up the modern game. I’m referring to the matter of compulsory seat relocations for a select few...read more »

Fans Forum Report

Fans Forum Report

Last night I attended a Fans Forum in the Commonwealth Suite at Manchester City football club, which was organised over the summer by the 1894 Supporters Group, and was attended by City employees Danny Wilson (Director of Sales, Service &...read more »

An Ode To Gareth Barry

An Ode To Gareth Barry

It had been rumoured for days, but time was running out - maybe he was staying after all? And then, at an hour so late that even the pea-brained idiots behind the reporter had decided to call it a day,...read more »

Manchester City 2 Hull City 0: Some Thoughts

Manchester City 2 Hull City 0: Some Thoughts

Skill, guile, ruthless attacking, fluid movement and devastating interplay, imperious defending and sublime ball control. All characteristics not displayed by Manchester City against Hull City. Despite last week's defeat, I fully expected a return to normal service and a comfortable home...read more »

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