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Analyzing Manchester City's Etihad deal


In 2011, Manchester City signed a sponsorship arrangement with the Etihad Airways, a company owned by Sheik Mansour's brother. Despite initial reports stating the contract will be worth £400...

Preview - City v Chelsea


While it would have been nice to get a mid-week win against Sunderland, it was probably even better to get a week of rest. We haven't gotten a full week between games since the international break...

Manchester City v Sunderland: Match Postponed


The game tonight has become a victim of the increasing bad weather being experienced here in the UK. The official announcement came about an hour before kick off with the decision being taken by...

Why Manchester City Will Meet FFP Guidelines


On 29 January 2014, Manchester City released their Annual Report for the 2012/13 season. The "detailed document" also contained the financial report for the term, with the Sky Blues "posting a...

Preview: City v Sunderland


Despite everything seemingly going wrong over the last two matches, we find ourselves only two points out of first place. If we can get through this tough stretch relatively unscathed, the title...



There really isn’t much to say about a game like this, just happy to have gotten a point out of it. Especially with the way the game ended, you could see Norwich grabbing a late winner against...

Game Thread: City v Norwich


The team sheets are in. As many wanted, Milner is starting in midfield alongside Yaya, and Jovetic is up front alongside Negredo. Those two should do a lot to help be more fluid in attack. Here...

Preview : Manchester City v Norwich City


After a tough loss on Monday, Manuel Pellegrini's squad will be looking to bounce back with a good win against Norwich City. Norwhich have had a tough season, and find themselves in the middle of a...

Man City v Chelsea: Controlled Zone Entries


Continuing Bitter and Blue's analysis of the 0-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday night, we are going to look at controlled zone entries for each team. How frequent were those zone entries, by what method...

Mourinho's Tactical Masterpiece?


How Mourinho's "bus-parking" at Fortress Etihad instead became a tactical masterclass, as Chelsea's fluid front-four ran Man City ragged.

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