Entries by Andy

PREVIEW: City v Birmingham

City’s flirtation with the play-off race has oscillated more wildly between on and off than the most plainly ill-starred celebrity romance; off after the Brentford humping, but following the midweek win over Millwall, we’re back on. Right? Probably wrong. A scrappy 2-1 win over a struggling side won’t paper over the cracks revealed three days […]

PREVIEW: Brentford v City

To Brentford! And a game between two resolutely midtable sides for whom time to mount a large burst into the top six has almost expired. City, four points ahead of the Bees, have a smaller gap to close and are probably already in possession of enough points for safety, while Brentford need just a few […]

PREVIEW: Derby v City

In February 2008, City travelled to West Brom. Win that, we counselled ourselves, and this play-off push might actually be a real thing. It isn’t easy to perfectly recollect one’s decade-old thoughts, but that seems close enough to the 2008 reality. In February 2019, City travel to Derby. Win that, we tell ourselves…and then find […]

City draw Millwall in the Cup

The Football Association Challenge Cup has reached the stage where it incorporates City and other top-two-tier teams — but it doesn’t seem especially pleased to see us, vomiting an away tie at Millwall in our direction. As draws go, being obliged to travel to a club in the same division as you is decidedly uninspiring, […]

NOSTALGIA: ten years on from THAT win

How we’ve enjoyed the various reminisces today about what happened ten years ago: THAT win against Arsenal. Rather than attempt our own retrospective, here’s how we viewed the biggest shock in the history of the Premier League at the time, with the match report we wrote the following day. We’ve had worse days on the […]

NEWS: City draw Derby in League Cup

City’s dubious reward for overcoming Sheffield United on penalties two nights ago is a home fixture against Derby in the second round of the League Cup. The competition is no longer seeded at this stage, though still regionalised, and it’s fair to say that both clubs might have hoped for something a little more interesting […]

Happy Birthday Hull City AFC

On this day 114 years ago, the nascent East Riding of Yorkshire Football Association gathered in the Manchester Hotel on George Street in Hull city centre to discuss the creation of a new football team in Hull. The outcome was Hull City AFC, founded by Messrs Gilyott, Lilley, Crompton, Ramster, Andrews, Frost, Barraclough, Levitt, Bielby, […]

What price a City World Cup winner?

The greatest tournament on earth – no, not Super League – has kicked off, and it’s hard not to be impossibly excited. World Cups are evocative occasions, summoning up memories of competitions past and a time of your life long gone. You never forget your first World Cup. As a member of Club mid-30s, it’s […]

City draw Sheff Utd in League Cup

City have this morning been drawn away to Sheffield United in the first round of the 2018/19 League Cup. The draw was made in Ho Chi Minh City in order to capitalise upon the competition’s fanatical following in Southeast Asia, and this season’s incarnation sees City enter in the first round for the first time […]