Get Bought Out, Three Seasons Later Your In The Cup Final. Sound Familiar? CDZ025

Safe to say the ink is dry on the contract City Football Group signed to take up an 80% stake in Melbourne City née Heart back in January 2014 and whilst the $12m investment is showing returns financially, leading to a purchase of the further 20%, tonight at AAMI Park comes the first major opportunity… Read More Get Bought Out, Three Seasons Later Your In The Cup Final. Sound Familiar? CDZ025

No Case For Defence – CDZ024

Before Saturday’s game at Selhurst Park Pep Guardiola had successfully evaded earning himself the status as the Premier League’s newest tinker man. Prior to the Palace game, Guardiola has averaged 1.9 defensive changes as Manchester City manager, a rotation policy, often unwarranted, that is costing City clean sheets and defensive stability. The experimenting has left… Read More No Case For Defence – CDZ024

Comedy Of Errors. Life As A City Fan – CDZ023

Individual errors are costing City, but is there real cause for concern? Being a City is often described as a roller coaster journey; despite enjoying recent success we’re yet to amass the glut of silverware our rivals across town managed to during the modern football era, and there are plenty of clubs in the division that… Read More Comedy Of Errors. Life As A City Fan – CDZ023

John, The Cornerstone – CDZ 022

Arguably the finest manager player partnership to grace English football is Brian Clough and John McGovern. Clough knew the key to success, which culminated in his Nottingham Forest side becoming the first British club to retain the European Cup, wasn’t just a character such as Peter Taylor in the dugout balancing his eccentricities, but a character… Read More John, The Cornerstone – CDZ 022

Now We Have Something To Base A Preview On – CDZ020

With last years performances, City understandably had their doubters, but we look ‘back’ and are proving those doubters wrong. City are proving me wrong. Pre-season tours State-side and Down Under are not telling enough to base any season preview on. Two games and six points in, there’s some colour following last years campaign. It was… Read More Now We Have Something To Base A Preview On – CDZ020

Dollar Falls In Australia, But Sterling Will Yet Rise For City – CDZ019.3

Too good, friendly or no. The gap in quality between Manchester City and Real Madrid, as the inaugural International Champions Cup curtain came down, was wider than the Yarra. The 4-1 result has City leaving Australia three from four, but in the shadows of a far too potent Madrid team they should be wary of,… Read More Dollar Falls In Australia, But Sterling Will Yet Rise For City – CDZ019.3

Engineering the Blueprint? Back to the Drawing Board – CDZ017

It wasn’t quite the lacklustre title defence we were forced to witness two years ago, but it’s not been the barnstorming assault on back to back titles we hoped for back in August either. With the sun set on this years campaign, there’s clarity on where and why it went wrong. Early exits from the… Read More Engineering the Blueprint? Back to the Drawing Board – CDZ017

Barca, Ferran, Berigistan. How is the Blueprint comparing? – CDZ014

As New Year rolled around City were heading back for the box seat, the eight point gap Chelsea had opened up had been chased down, but since then three competitions have become two and the lack of a recognised striker eventually became too greater burden. The loss to Arsenal was scripted out by the press… Read More Barca, Ferran, Berigistan. How is the Blueprint comparing? – CDZ014