A break from Premier League action this weekend as City host Leeds United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, which - in all likelihood - brings with it City's only chance of silverware this season (yes, I know about the Community Shield....).
Under pressure in the league he may be but Roberto Mancini 'scoffs at' suggestions that he could be set for the axe should City exit the competition tomorrow.
Both Vincent Kompany (calf) and Gareth Barry (bruised ego?) are likely out tomorrow but Carlos Tevez should return.
Tomorrow's visitors are in the midst of troubles themselves and it is likely that Neil Warnock's time in charge is coming to an end, whilst the off-field speculation and takeover stories continue to dominate. Warnock though contends that Leeds are in far better shape for his time at the club and is bullish about their chances.
And finally, wondered what Garry Cook is up to now? Here's your answer.