Author Profile: Howard Hockin

Adnan Januzaj – The First of Moyes’ Magicians

Adnan Januzaj – The First of Moyes’ Magicians

Please note this entire article is fabricated and of course complete rubbish. Thank you. It was in repsonse to the following sycophantic piece from Kevin Garside: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/kevin-garside-forget-wayne-rooney-adnan-januzaj-has-the-class-to-be-the-first-moyes-babe-8756589.html ----------------- It was the final game of the 2012/13 season. It was the end of the...read more »

About The Author

About The Author

Howard Hockin has been a Manchester City fan for over 30 years, and has been writing about them for over a decade. Having written for various websites such as footballfancast.com and thehardtackle.com, he has also produced two season review books...read more »

Manchester City 1 Arsenal 3: A Review

Manchester City 1 Arsenal 3: A Review

For the 75th time, sadly it still needs to be said – pre-season friendlies barely matter. The ridiculous overreaction to the result by a minority of both sets of fans is baffling. I’m not sure Twitter would have survived City’s...read more »

City Live: A Review

City Live: A Review

So the much-ridiculed and derided CityLive event came around last night, an event I felt like a social pariah for daring to attend. I mean, how dare City put on an event and charge admission whilst not forcing people to...read more »

The Changing Of The Guard: United Take Over Manchester’s Comic Role

The Changing Of The Guard: United Take Over Manchester’s Comic Role

It wasn’t my proudest moment, but we all do things that we later feel embarrassed about, things that bring with them regret and a certain amount of soul-searching. I convinced myself at the time that it was no big deal....read more »

Fantasy Football Picks

Fantasy Football Picks

It’s that time of the year again. As the start of the season approaches (and has arrived for those non-premier league fans), and the excitement and (mostly) false hope is raised to explosive levels, the emails start dropping in from...read more »

Audi Cup Report: A Win And A Loss

Audi Cup Report: A Win And A Loss

  Manchester City 5 AC Milan 3 Blimey. Pre-season suddenly came to life, for forty-five minutes at least. As mentioned many times, pre-season matters little, but entertainment of this level is always appreciated. Proof of how irrelevant pre-season is can be shown by...read more »

Premier League Asia Trophy Final Report: Manchester City 1 Sunderland 0

Premier League Asia Trophy Final Report: Manchester City 1 Sunderland 0

[caption id="attachment_532" align="alignnone" width="300"] Edin Dzeko Manchester City[/caption] The weather was reminiscent of Boggart Hole Clough on a a cold February night. The sort of place to truly test if a fancy-dan player like Messi can really hack it. A great...read more »

The Champions League – The Closed Shop That Rewards Failure

The Champions League – The Closed Shop That Rewards Failure

This week you may have seen the release of figures showing how much was earned by teams in last season’s Champions League. It may not surprise many of us that participation in this league is rewarded irrelevant of performance. Nor...read more »

Signing A Player Who Has Played Across The Divide: The Big Taboo

Signing A Player Who Has Played Across The Divide: The Big Taboo

Last week, poor Wayne Rooney announced he was angry and confused at his treatment by Manchester United, who continue to cruelly pay him a quarter of a million pounds each passing week. David Moyes had previously made clear he saw...read more »