Non-City Features

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Psychology of a Transfer Saga

The Psychology of a Transfer Saga

  There was a good article by Nick Miller last week on football365.com about the fevered sense of hope/anticipation/expectation from Manchester United fans over the possible signing of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona. A footballer with relatively little top-level experience and thus...read more »

What is a Cult Hero in football?

What is a Cult Hero in football?

There is an indelible image from last season's Manchester-themed FA Cup semi-final. It is a photo taken just after the final whistle, of a bare-chested Pablo Zabaleta screaming with delight into the camera lens. It was reminder, if one was...read more »

The Fine Lines In Football That Can Shape Clubs’ Histories

The Fine Lines In Football That Can Shape Clubs’ Histories

As a Manchester City fan, I’ve had a rather enjoyable month. I’m still watching youtube videos and reading articles about THAT day. I’m still watching Aguero’s goal, from 24 different angles, at 3 different speeds, with the commentary from a...read more »

The “Twenty’s Plenty” Campaign For Cheaper Away Match Tickets

The “Twenty’s Plenty” Campaign For Cheaper Away Match Tickets

I’ve always been the perfect football consumer for those who run our beautiful game. Compliant, faithful, loyal and ripe for exploitation. As ticket prices have risen by up to 1000% in English football over the past couple of decades, I...read more »