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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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cardiff City 3 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

Cardiff City 3 Manchester City 2: Some Thoughts

Sigh. New manager, some new players, same old story. These things happen in football, but the glass-half-empty part of me (which is basically all of me) would argue that United would never go to a promoted side, play that bad,...read more »

Match Review: Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 0

Match Review: Manchester City 4 Newcastle United 0

The tram to town broke down AS I stepped onto it in Sale. Even by Metrolink’s standards that is impressive. How nice of the weather to clear pre-match. I always associate the start of a season with sunny, pleasant weather, and...read more »

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