Manchester City Stroll Past Villa

Manchester City Stroll Past Villa

Remi Garde summed up this game in his post-match interview. "If you are too open and optimistic it would be like suicide.” Villa spent the game aiming not to concede and to grind out a point. How that policy would help a club that are 9 points adrift at the bottom of the league is beyond any bodies comprehension. Doug Ellis the previous Villa owner was in the crowd at the Etihad, and the effort it takes a 92year old …
Chelsea vs. Man City 2013/14 – What Did the Fans Think?

Chelsea vs. Man City 2013/14 – What Did the Fans Think?

Saturday’s late kick-off sees the two clear title challengers so far this season go head-to-head in what fans hope will be a thrilling encounter. An 85th minute equaliser for City from Chelsea legend Frank Lampard left a bitter taste in the mouth of the watching support when Chelsea travelled to the Etihad back in September and Chelsea boss José Mourinho will be keen to see his side repeat their Stamford Bridge result for this fixture last season. In that game, played …
Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

Gunners Panicking? Who can Arsenal Bring in?

After Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa, Arsenal are now in a position that has been inevitable for the last few weeks. The Gunners are attempting to strengthen their squad with late bids before the transfer window closes. In most cases, a single defeat cannot suffice a panic situation, but Arsenal are a different matter. Fans who were promised that a large sum of money was available, have been disappointed to see the only player come into Arsenal …
The battle between Richards and Bale

The battle between Richards and Bale

Following Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Tottenham, City’s Micah Richards tweeted fulsome praise for Gareth Bale, comparing going against him to that of facing Arjen Robben (who ensured Richards endured a torrid Champions League evening in Munich earlier this season). Bale, the reigning PFA Player of The Year, has again been in excellent form through 2011/12 and his going up against Richards was one of several key match-ups in Sunday’s game that saw City snatch the win with Mario Balotelli’s late …
Man City 3 Newcastle 1 | Stats Analysis

Man City 3 Newcastle 1 | Stats Analysis

  Saturday saw Newcastle visit the Etihad Stadium in a match between the last two unbeaten teams in the Premier League – Manchester City; the best attacking force in the league versus Newcastle United; the best defence in the league. It started reasonably well for Newcastle, as they sat back and managed to keep City at bay. In the first 40 minutes, Balotelli and Aguero had the only two chances for City, whilst Demba Ba could have scored at the …
Why no Micah Richards for England?

Why no Micah Richards for England?

Surely as stand in captain, Micah Richards, at Manchester City, who are arguably the greatest team in the world at the moment deserves an England call up ahead of Glen Johnson. He is powerful, pacey, strong in the air and very passionate, for me he is the best right back in England and yet for some reason Capello hasn't called him up. His replacements Kyle Walker, who is pacey and loves getting forward is a contender but Richards can be …