Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Goals! Goals! Goals!


City have gone goal crazy in December!  An excellent performance away to European champions Bayern Munich produced a 3 - 2 win, all the more amazing because City were under strength.  A few days later City produced another amazing result against league leaders Arsenal, a 6 - 3 win against the most solid defence in the Premier League. City have been drawn against Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League. I never thought I'd see the day when Barcelona would 'fear' playing against City as reported in the Spanish media!

Friday, 6 December 2013

Maine Road 1934 Print

A fantastic print of Maine Road 1934

Niall Quinn Saves!

Outfielders spending some time in goal was a more regular occurrence back in the days of one or two substitutes. Therefore, it paid to have a decent keeper amongst your outfield ranks, and Niall Quinn was so good between the sticks that he was Ireland’s third choice keeper in their Italia 90 squad.
A year later, he’d just headed Manchester City in front against Derby County when his keeper Tony Coton was given a red card after taking Dean Saunders down in the penalty box. Alan Harper immediately tossed the gloved to the Irishman, who barely had time to don them before making a sensational save from Saunders’ subsequent spot-kick. City went further ahead before Mick Harford finally netted past Quinn. However, a 2:1 defeat for Derby wasn’t enough with Quinn’s penalty save basically condemning The Rams to relegation.  Text originally posted on 'Boylesports.com'.

City v Swansea 2013

Samir Nasri struck twice as Manchester City moved into third in the Premier League with victory over Swansea on 1st December 2013.  What on earth is Swansea goalkeeper Tremmel doing in this photo?!  He's going the wrong way, eyes shut and what looks like a painful body position!  City are going great at home, here's hoping they can start winning away.