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

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

So It Ends, Champions. Plus Copa Mundial – CDZ011

  It’s staggering to think what we actually do with ourselves when summer roles around and there’s no football. In a World Cup year, City’s league triumph has quickly been forgotten. Whereas two years ago Joleon Lescott and Gareth Barry joined Roy Hodgson’s squad along with Joe Hart and James Milner, it’s just the latter… Read More So It Ends, Champions. Plus Copa Mundial – CDZ011

When it rains….City back to scoring ways – CDZ007

Gola gola gola!!! Not the commentary of Ian Cheeseman on BBC Radio Manchester over this last month, but you could forgive him for being inspired by his Spanish counterparts after City returned to form at home after a mid-month blip in the North East, losing for the fourth consecutive time, 1-0, at Sunderland. City scored… Read More When it rains….City back to scoring ways – CDZ007