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  1. Yaya doesn't take the cake

    Simon Curtis

    Now, I don't know about you, but I could never quite decide whether Yaya Toure was a Victoria sponge type of guy, a lover of buccellato or just a fiend for a fondant fancy. Those of us battered by the history of Manchester City (we've already see...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  2. Yaya doesn't take the cake

    Simon Curtis

    Now, I don't know about you, but I could never quite decide whether Yaya Toure was a Victoria Sponge type of guy, a lover of Buccellato or just a fiend for a Fondant Fancy. Those of us battered by the history of Manchester City (we've already seen ev...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  3. The Premier League pendulum swings City's way

    Simon Curtis

    There was an eerie, almost poetic contrast between the final frantic minutes played out by Liverpool as they saw Chelsea's heavily depleted side wrap up a 2-0 win at Anfield and the calm authority with which Manchester City bestrode the Selhurst Park...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Merci, Monsieur Nasri

    Simon Curtis

    It is probably fair to say that Samir Nasri has not been the most popular thing around the Emirates Stadium since his acrimonious departure north to join Manchester City in August 2011. He was labelled a mercenary, as is the football parlance these d...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  7. City thoroughbreds on the gallop

    Simon Curtis

    It is twelve days precisely since Manchester City and Chelsea locked horns in an intriguing Premier League contest at the Etihad. On that occasion, Chelsea surprised City with their shape and proceeded to run rings around an understaffed home midfiel...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  8. When the going gets tough

    Simon Curtis

    With the small matter of a fifth-round FA Cup tie against Chelsea, two Champions League games with Barcelona, and the Capital One Cup final with Sunderland among the next six Manchester City fixtures, you would be right in thinking the pointy end of ...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  9. Goals dry up for frustrated Man City

    Simon Curtis

    "We didn't have enough quality in and around the penalty area today, " said Manchester City's manager* after the game. First, a little perspective. The last time this fixture delivered a 0-0 draw, City's line-up included current Wigan boss Uwe ...

    Blog | February 08, 2014
  10. Plenty to sing about in the Etihad rain

    Simon Curtis

    The rain cascading down Sam Allardyce's rounded nose had started to soak into his jacket within 10 minutes of this game beginning. Up in the stands his boss, David Sullivan, looked itchy. It was to be a night of great discomfort all round for those a...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  11. Losing perspective, winning points

    Simon Curtis

    In the high jinks, knee-jerk world of Premier League football, where unexpected defeat means instant pressure on the manager's bowed shoulders and a surprise victory means you are heading straight for the Bernabeu, first-class travel included, there ...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  12. Engineering works

    Simon Curtis

    Manuel Pellegrini has had little time to come to terms with the hurly-burly of the Premier League: the helter-skelter, the thud and blunder, the tired, bruised ball and the gasping spectators. He is not the youngest coach to arrive on the shores of A...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  13. Perfect blue storm heading Bayern's way

    Simon Curtis

    One week ago, Manchester City supporters stepped forward with tentative little paces towards a seven-day spell of football, which they thought might start to tell us all something a little more detailed about the club's prospects for the 2013-14 seas...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  14. Keep taking the Plzen

    Simon Curtis

    Lucky 13. Game one of the new Champions League campaign, game 13 for City in the competition (since it changed name, format and persona). Today the Champions League is looking at Manchester City in a slightly different way. Gone are the disdainful...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  15. Defending from the front

    Simon Curtis

    August 2011. Sergio Aguero sinks a memorable debut strike as City begin their season with a convincing 4-0 drubbing of newcomers Swansea City. The Blues would go on to lift their first Premier League title for 44 years at the end of that season. ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  16. 'Little Fernando' flies in

    Simon Curtis

    Without as much as a confirmed manager, Manchester City have announced the completion of their second new signing of the week. Having brought in the speed and width of Jesus Navas, the invisible hand of Manuel Pellegrini can be seen in the attempted ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013