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  1. Manchester City Transfers Assessment

    Simon Curtis

    Manchester City

    Blog | July 20, 2014
  2. All hail the champions

    Simon Curtis

    Was this the day we waved good bye to "typical City" and stepped out into the harsh light of a brave new world? Some will hope not, after decades of spectacular failure and belly laughs at every corner. Manchester City just aren't Manchester City wit...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  3. City's stellar season now feels underwhelming

    Simon Curtis

    Manchester City, deep into Phase 3 of a strangely serpentine season, must now hope that there might just be an obtuse, jarring, exhilarating and extremely short Phase 4 before the season's curtain drops on us all in less than a month's time. Phas...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. Time for Pellegrini to face the music

    Simon Curtis

    As Manchester City's mentally tired players stumbled to a desperate, season-defining draw at home to basement dwellers Sunderland, manager Manuel Pellegrini wore the expression of an old lady being introduced to the Internet after 35 years of studiou...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  5. Manuel Pellegrini will have serious questions to answer

    Simon Curtis

    As Manchester City's mentally tired players stumbled to a desperate, season-defining draw at home to basement dwellers Sunderland, manager Manuel Pellegrini wore the expression of an old lady being introduced to the Internet after 35 years of studiou...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. The curious case of Alvaro Negredo: The Beast that became a lamb

    Simon Curtis

    It may be a little impertinent to ask in this 2013-14 season of almost unremitting positivity from Manchester City, a period of coruscating goal-strewn wins, delicious football and half-melon smiles, a season that has seen Manuel Pellegrini's introdu...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  7. Alvaro Negredo and the law of diminishing returns

    Simon Curtis

    It may be a little impertinent to ask in this 2013-14 season of almost unremitting positivity from Manchester City, a period of coruscating goal-strewn wins, delicious football and half-melon smiles, a season that has seen Manuel Pellegrini's introdu...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  8. Saints but mostly sinners

    Simon Curtis

    The day the papers announced that ex-Southampton right back Ivan Golac -- a product of the old Yugoslavia who had plied his trade down on the south coast for five years -- had signed for Manchester City, City fans might have guessed that the writing ...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Man City and Highbury points

    Simon Curtis

    Famed English writer Samuel Johnson once famously said that "when one is tired of London, one is tired of life." These days, in the case of Manchester City, you could add that "when one is tired of taking four points from away fixtures at Manchester ...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  10. Magnificent Man City

    Simon Curtis

    Pinch me, please. And again. Now pour the champagne. I have been watching Manchester derbies since the year of our Lord 1974. I cannot remember a derby match that was won at such a canter, with such complete and utter control as this one. ...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  11. A sprint to the line for Man City

    Simon Curtis

    The sight of Felix Magath, Fulham's third manager of the season so far, acclimatising to his new London surroundings by heading through Knightsbridge on a bike must put the fear of God into Manuel Pellegrini, for here is a man who has clearly settled...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  12. Sprint to finish starts for Man City

    Simon Curtis

    The sight of Felix Magath, Fulham's third manager of the season so far, acclimatising to his new London surroundings by heading through Knightsbridge on a bike must put the fear of God into Manuel Pellegrini, for here is a man who has clearly settled...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  13. No prattle from Pellegrini

    Simon Curtis

    The fine art of questioning football folk and getting something more interesting than the usual patter of "taking every game as it comes" and "we're all in this together" platitudes takes a special kind of interviewer. Players especially, cocooned by...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  14. No prattle from Pellegrini

    Simon Curtis

    The fine art of questioning football folk and getting something more interesting than the usual patter of "taking every game as it comes" and "we're all in this together" platitudes takes a special kind of interviewer. Players esp...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  15. Man City in a four-horse race

    Simon Curtis

    The weekend's results have confirmed that the Premier League is in for one of its tightest finishes for a long time and that there are now clearly three strong teams in the running for the title -- four if you disagree with Chelsea manager Jose Mouri...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  16. Camp Nou concerns for Man City fans

    Simon Curtis

    BARCELONA -- There were plenty of talking points about City's ultimate demise in the imperious surroundings of the Nou Camp, many of them positive memories of the camarederie of the fans, the good-humoured prematch atmosphere on the Plaza Real and th...

    Blog | March 14, 2014