City Facing Transfer ban?

You’ve probably all heard the alleged tapping up of Benjamin Garre ,the Argentinian 15 year old we signed illegally but with FIFA’s consent. The hearing is this week and if we’re found guilty we could face a transfer ban like Atletico Madrid and Barca. It makes me wonder if we’re expecting it and that’s why we’re trying to get our business done very early in this window. The Bernardo Silva signing was rapid, Moraes also looks like it’s done, Mendy apparently pretty close as well.

David Gill will fight our corner won’t he, afterall it’s good for Manchester football City signing players😀.

Manchester United Examination Paper 3.024. Question 1

In less than 200 words, explain why the Michael Carrick (seen here looking dead hard) testimonial game is being broadcast “live” on ITV.
1. Because it’s Manchester United will not be sufficient
2. Because 75% of United fans live too far away to be able to attend, whilst true, is also not acceptable.
You have 30 minutes, begin………..NOW!


Was a great album by Fleetwood Mac, but that’s not what the thread’s about.  It’s transfer rumours we’re interested and there are certain to be several from now until the start of the new season.  Here’s the first to kick us off.  Bernardo Silva has supposedly arrived in Manchester with City in pole position to sign him.  I think he’s more likely to want to sign for the new European Champions myself, but we’ll see.

Bits And Pieces

Just a few odds and sods to comment on

1. Thanks to those who have replied to my e-mail.  Ooh, it’s more exciting than the general election, that or I just don’t get out enough.  With eight people to reply, the results are: for newest posts at the

Tony Crew
wernerth blue
Steve B
Derbyshire Blue
Tony R
Spidercat Bozman
Geoff C
Dave Billington
Nuralamin Hussin
Neil Shaw

Andrew Duffy

I will update the scoreboard as results come in.  I won’t get a vote unless it’s a tie. Please let me know If I have got your preference wrong.

2. Can I wish United the kind of luck that their fans would wish on us for the Europa League Final on Wednesday.

3. I have posted a couple more videos on the video page.  Goal highlights of the 72/73 season set to the City song that came out that year, The Boys In Blue.  And goals from the 72/73 season, set to the follow up song, Up The Blues.


So a frustrating, slightly baffling season, occasionally flirting with greatness, but too often confirming our suspicions that the necessary surgery requires more than one transfer window, finally reaches a stuttering, anti climatic finale at Vicarage Road.

Thankfully the goals have returned, and I fully expect a possession-dominated performance, eventually culminating in a fairly routine victory over disinterested opponents.

The days of Typical City have long since departed, but if you’re searching for the Ghost of Christmas Past, then look no further than the Cologne-Mainz result on Saturday afternoon.

Trophyless since 1983, and no European football for 25 seasons, FC Koln appear to have morphed into the Manchester City of 2004-05.

All they require for definite Europa League qualification is victory over Mainz and no fluky result for Freiburg in the Allianz Arena.

Fear the worst if they finish the game with two goalkeepers, and the ref awards a last minute penalty.

But I digress.

For me, the highlight of our season was the victory over Barcelona and the growing sense that Gabriel Jesus is the real deal. Sane has shown some tantalising glimpses, and to be fair to Sterling, he’s probably been the most improved player.

Despite appearing less effective, Aguero has scored plenty of goals, whilst Silva and De Bruyne have both been good rather than brilliant. Yaya appears revitalised, but then again, he should look fresh when he’s missed the first half of the season.

Kolarov and Navas seem to have benefited from a change of position, but otherwise it’s been a general mish mosh of goalkeeping chaos, injury-prone players getting injured, and dubious refereeing, bordering on disgusting, particularly in the three home matches against Chelsea, Tottenham, and Liverpool.

Have a good summer everyone.





Listening to Mr.Pulis after the Chelsea game he felt that they had the luck that by rights should have have been theirs, luck that we may need ourselves on Tuesday.So once more we will be playing the part of the rich boys versus the plucky underdogs. A role we have been cast in many times this season.
This game will be a true test of our ability to cope with the “Big strong boys” type team that “Pep” will have to overcome next season where even a defeat must shape the way he approaches next season. Like many teams they will be happy to let us tip tap the ball around the 18 yard box while they hustle and bustle push and shove with relentless vigour verging on the brutal knowing that they will get a chance on the break. Can we match them for sheer determination, physicality and spirit for 90 minutes? Well no we can’t,but we do have the better players and if we can speed up our passing game and take the chances that are often wasted due to the fact that it takes so long to make them the opposition has all it’s soldiers in position. Not a game for the faint hearted,more a game for the “Death and Glory” types