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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 »

City Killing Football – All Over Again

City Killing Football – All Over Again

As Brad Pitt might say, it was “inevitable”. Manchester City have moved quickly (for once) and tied up the majority of their summer transfer business with six weeks of the window remaining, replacing two departed strikers with 2 new additions, whilst...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 »

Blue Tinted Specs: Whatever Happened To One Of Sven’s Stars?

Blue Tinted Specs: Whatever Happened To One Of Sven’s Stars?

Picture the scene: It’s a Monday afternoon, this Manchester City fan and his Wolves supporting friend are sitting down for a nice, gentle game or ten of FIFA. Now, to ask me to play as City and him as Wolves...read more »

Carlos Tevez – The Longest Goodbye

Carlos Tevez – The Longest Goodbye

And so the class of 2012 loses another pupil. The one who wouldn’t conform, was passionate about his beliefs, but a bit of a slow learner. The rebel and the truant. He stood up to the big boys across the...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 »

Kompany prepared for Champions League test

Kompany prepared for Champions League test

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has stated that his side are ready to do battle in the Champions League. The Premier League champions were eliminated from a tough Group A last term, and have been drawn alongside Real Madrid, Ajax and...read more »