Tag: Manchester City

Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Manchester City, January 1971

We’re continuing a week’s worth of matches from the FA Cup Fourth Round this afternoon with a match between Chelsea and Manchester City from a somewhat soggy Stamford Bridge in 1971. This was a match between the previous two years’ winners of the competition. In 1970, Chelsea had beaten Leeds United at Old Trafford after a replay following a draw at Wembley in a final pushed forward to the second week in April because of the England team’s preparations for that summer’s World Cup finals. The replay attracted a British television audience of over 28 million people, the second...

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Video Of The Day: Halifax Town vs Manchester City, 1980

The new layout of this site allows us to offer a few new services from now on (Had you not noticed the small handful of news stories that we’re putting up every day? Shame on you!), and one of these is the return of Video Of The Day, which some of you may remember from several years ago. As it’s the FA Cup Third Round on Saturday, the rest of this week’s selections are going to be from this stage of the competition, kicking off with a match between Halifax Town, then of the Fourth Division of the Football...

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The Have Nots Weekend In The Premier League

It is, perhaps, a reflection upon the uneven times in which we live that, upon the blowing of the final whistle at Stamford Bridge, most eyes were trained on the home dugout rather than the away one. This season has been a strong one for the lovers of sch├Ądenfreude, and perhaps, in a Premier League context at least, we may end up looking back upon this particular final whistle as the one at which it reached its peak. In his post-match interviews, there was a different sense to the Jose Mourinho in post-match interviews. The appeal for a penalty...

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Sunday Afternoon Live! Manchester City vs Chelsea

Good afternoon, everybody, it’s time for The Match Of The Season (part one in a series of twenty or so.) Manchester City versus Chelsea. The champions of two years ago against the champions from last year. Manchester City purred, against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night. Even though the Albion manager Tony Pulis did at least stand up and state publicly that he got his formation wrong for this match – not a level of honesty that we could expect from all Premier League managers, of course) – which means that it is, perhaps, difficult to say how comfortable...

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Monday Night Live: West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City

Good evening, ladies and gentlemen! It’s been a long time, but for this season we’re going to be getting back on the whole live-blogging thing, kicking off this evening with the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City. Manuel Pellegrini threw a spanner in the works of a few of his detractors when it was confirmed that he had signed a new contract extension keeping him at the club, whilst this time last year the West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis was licking his wounds after having been sacked barely a couple of days prior to...

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