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Manchester City vs Newcastle United match preview and match banter!

August 19th, 2013 | 152 Comments |

Manchester City v Newcastle.
Manchester City v Newcastle.
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium.
Date: Mon 19th Aug, 2013.
Kick off: 8.00pm.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
UK TV: Sky Sports 1.

Well it’s finally here!

Another season, and it’s straight into the deep end once again for the Magpies with the club whose name sounds like a Gay Anthem or a night at the Powerhouse, Man City. It’s away too. Last season it was Tottenham, the one before that, Arsenal, then Manchester United and so on. No one could ever accuse us of getting easy starts!

Today has officially been designated as ‘Bert Trautmann Day’ at the City of Manchester Stadium after the great German City goalkeeper who famously kept on playing after breaking his neck in the 1956 FA Cup final as substitutes weren’t allowed back in those days. Sadly, Bert died very recently on July 19th in Valencia, though at 89 he did have a respectable innings. (more…)


Manchester City vs Newcastle United match banter!

March 30th, 2013 | 54 Comments |

Manchester City v Newcastle.
Manchester City v Newcastle.
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium.
Date: Sat 30th March, 2013.
Kick off: 3.00pm.
Referee: Neil Swarbrick (Lancs.).
UK TV: None.

Hello, good afternoon and welcome to our “match banter” feature for today’s game against Manchester City at the City of Manchester Stadium.

Of course, this should be a tough one. Going on previous results, if the score is predictable, it should either a 2-1 or 3-1 victory to them (3-1, 2-1, 2-1, 3-1 to them in the last four games at their place with roughly similar results at SJP too). There is also some discouraging team news too. Although the Citizens displayed a soft underbelly in their previous game, a 2-0 defeat at the hands of bogey team, Everton, they were missing some key players throughout the spine of the team in that one. Those players were Captain, Vincent Kompany, at the back, Yaya Toure in the heart of midfield and Sergio Aguero at the front, all of whom could be making a return today. The fewer the better, hopefully. We will be without quite a few of our key players of our own too, with Fabricio Coloccini, Davide Santon, Mathieu Debuchy, Cheick Tiote and Hetem Ben Arfa all missing. (more…)