Blue Moon Waxes then Wanes: Season review 2016-2017

When I was a kid, you'd be crazy for even thinking City could finish the footy season above Liverpool, Arsenal and United. These days, it only gets you third place! If you had told me ten years ago, that the ever-faithful City half of Manchester (well, two-thirds, if not three-quarters) would be somewhat disgruntled at…
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No luck of the Irish at Lords as England win 2nd ODI by 85 runs

Umpire's Blog : A truly momentous occasion it could have been, had the underdog triumphed yet again. However, in the end the strength of the England team and a man of the match performance by Joe Root, was too much for a spirited Irish side. The London crowd thus witnessed no repeat of the David…
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Wembley beckons for hungry City

Middlesborough 0 - 2 Manchester City FA Cup Quarter Final Saturday 11th March 2017 So it was with a great degree of trepidation that this Blue viewed the cup draw when it was made, and although we avoided Arsenal, United, and Chelsea, ‘Boro away typified a tough cup fixture. Add to that, the fact that…
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Big Joe shows plenty of Heart

Manchester City F.C. 0-0 Real Madrid C.F. (CL semi-final, 1st leg) "Sorry sir, but the flight has closed." "Oh," "We paged you, and made an announcement for last call for passengers." "Er," "Everyone is on board and the plane is ready to go." I looked at my son, and he looked back at me. Two…
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