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Crossing the Mangnall Line

To borrow a phrase, football makes strange bedfellows. It is not entirely uncommon for a manager to lead one club for years only to depart for said club’s principal rival, at times irking supporters on both sides of the divide. Some have become so adept atĀ hopping into the enemy’s bed though, they feel no compunction…

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April 12, 2011
Ian

So Much To Answer For: The Anatomy Of The Manchester Derby

As everybody is doubtless already aware, Manchester City and Manchester United face each other at Wembley for the first time this weekend, in the first of two FA Cup semi-finals. To mark this, we are running a week’s worth of articles about football in the city of Manchester, kicking off with an overview of a…

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April 11, 2011
Ian

Northern Soul: Hyde’s Turbulent Week

Comings and goings and rumours of financial woe have dogged Hyde this week, Jenni Silver looks at the goings on at Ewen Fields. Hyde recorded their biggest victory in eight years when they beat Stafford Rangers 5-0 last Saturday, a decent enough win to buy the Manchester side a bit of Blue Square North breathing…

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March 11, 2011
Ian

FA Cup Match Of The Week 3: Notts County 1-1 Manchester City

To say that the relationship between Notts County and Nottingham Rugby Football Club has been transformed over the last eighteen months or so would be something of an understatement. In July 2009, having just acquired the club (to say that they bought the club would be misleading – the level of debt accumulated by Notts…

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January 30, 2011
Ian

Match Of The Week: Manchester City 1-2 Everton

Carlos Tevez, then, has withdrawn his transfer request after what are apparently called “clear the air” talks with the executives of Manchester City Football Club. It feels as if there is an incessant need on the part of the media to create a crisis at Manchester City at every turn this season. We all know…

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December 20, 2010
Ian

Cracks Begin To Show At Manchester City

Manchester City drew 0-0 against Birmingham City at Eastlands yesterday afternoon. It wasn’t the greatest result or performance that they will manage this season, but they managed a point and kept a third successive clean sheet. Such is the burden of expectation brought about by the amount of money lavished on the squad over the…

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November 14, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Midweek: Manchester City 0-0 Manchester United

Perhaps it was “The Curse Of ITV” returning to haunt us again. Last night, they showed a documentary about football in Manchester which examined, through the eyes of Eric Cantona, the current and historical state of the rivalry between Manchester City and Manchester United. The two clubs have had their fair share of drama from…

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November 11, 2010
Ian
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