Entries by Andy

SLUTSKY LEAVES CITY

With unhappy inevitability, City have this evening parted company with Leonid Slutsky. It’s been a rotten season so far, with City in serious relegation trouble after just four wins from 20 league games. Appointed less than six months ago, he arrived in East Yorkshire after intensively learning English and moving to the UK following a […]

Revealed: City’s 2017/18 attendances

City’s attendances this season have been much discussed. The official average stands at 15,739, which is the lowest since 2002/3 — when the Tigers were in the bottom division. But are fifteen thousand people really turning up to watch City every week? With the Upper West Stand closed, we’re instantly losing around 5,000 from a […]

REPORT: Doncaster 2-0 City

Any walker will tell you that even the wintriest and most fleeting shaft of sunshine can briefly illuminate the bleakest of landscapes. It needn’t last long, and it may change very little; but you savour it nonetheless. Savour this League Cup defeat at Doncaster, my friends. Marvel at our 2-0 loss to a side we […]

MATCH REPORT: City 4-1 Burton

You forget, don’t you, that a gulf in class between City and an opponent can work in our favour too. For all of its gaudy glitz, a season in the Premier League can be demoralising as the weekly assignments against the significantly wealthier continue without cessation. Back in the calmer waters of the Championship, with […]

NEWS: Robertson departs for Liverpool

We were never going to keep Andy Robertson, were we? Even if City had stayed up and possessed responsible owners, it’d have been a lot to expect. And so it’s come to pass, with the Scottish international becoming the latest but perhaps most widely anticipated departure of this dispiriting summer. He’s joined Liverpool, a rare […]

NEWS: Jakupović leaves, but Campbell returns

Mixed news on the transfer front for City this morning, which does at least constitute an improvment of sorts after recents days. Eldin Jakupović has left City for Leicester, after a fee of around £2m was agreed between the clubs. He’d been with the Tigers five years, which rather remarkably made him our longest-serving player. […]

NEWS: Huddlestone the latest to leave

City have confirmed the departure of another first-teamer, with Tom Huddlestone leaving for Derby. He had a £2m release clause in his contract that the Rams have activated, and with Ehab Allam negligently declining to offer the player a new contract until interest emerged elsewhere, the player has elected to move back to the club […]

City to start at Aston Villa

This morning has seen the announcement of the fixture list for 2017/18, and it’s decreed that City will start life back in the Championship against Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa. That game has already been bagged by the Sky cameras, and will be played at 5.30pm on Saturday 5th August, and gives us an immediate opportunity […]

Odds on the next City manager

With Marco Silva’s departure this week, out of work managers will by vying with ambitious lower league bosses for a crack at overseeing a club that’s just left the Premier League. While offering no firm opinions, here’s how the bookmaking fraternity currently sees it: Nigel Adkins 10/1 Leonid Slutsky 10/1 Aitor Karanka 12/1 Alex Neill […]

So long, Marco

Unsurprisingly, Marco Silva has declined the invitation to manage City in the Championship, and is drawing to a close a brief but ardent love affair. He didn’t quite manage his “miracle” of overcoming Ehab’s epic summer of negligence and keeping City in the Premier League, but to get as close as he did (while beating […]