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  1. Recalling the inflatable fad of the 80s

    Simon Curtis

    Let's drift back for a short while to the 1980s in England: a dark period of industrial collapse, flash strikes, riots and a nation neatly divided between those in work and those not. Margaret Thatcher is in charge, ruling over a country on its kne...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  2. Adding to the ranks in sky blue

    Simon Curtis

    Glory-hunters. A term that cuts to the quick of any died-in-the-wool, seen-it-all-before supporters in English football. These beasts, little understood and parodied left, right and centre, can now been spotted clustering at many Premier League g...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  3. Etihad addition reflects changing face of football

    Simon Curtis

    Glory-hunters. A term that cuts to the quick of any died-in-the-wool, seen-it-all-before supporters in English football. These beasts, little understood and parodied left, right and centre, can now been spotted clustering at many Premier League gro...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  4. New serious Manchester City will take some getting used to

    Simon Curtis

    "Right," I said, "I've got two tickets for the Cup Final for you, if you can take a couple of tattoos off Tony Coleman's hands. He's embarrassed about shaking hands with royalty with these tattoos." He simply said, "Send him ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. For what we are about to receive

    Simon Curtis

    Dear Manuel, It is apt in these situations to welcome the new incumbent to the hottest of English football hotseats with a few mots justes. Unfortunately, as the lady that usually does this quite adequately is on holiday this week, spare week in o...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  6. A welcome for new City manager Manuel Pellegrini

    Simon Curtis

    Dear Manuel, It is apt in these situations to welcome the new incumbent to the hottest of English football hotseats with a few mots justes. Unfortunately, as the lady that usually does this quite adequately is on holiday this week, spare week in our...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  7. Driven to another Tevez distraction

    Simon Curtis

    Manchester City don't do slow news weeks. Information that Carlos Tevez had been arrested on suspicion of driving while already disqualified reached most of us without more than a flicker of surprise. Having offloaded the skewed genius that is Mar...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  8. Manchester City driven to another Tevez distraction

    Simon Curtis

    Manchester City don't do slow news weeks. Information that Carlos Tevez had been arrested on suspicion of driving while already disqualified reached most of us without more than a flicker of surprise. Having offloaded the skewed genius that is Mario...

    Blog | March 08, 2013