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Bitter and Blue - Wed Jan 23 11:32 PM
Pep and his men are off to Wembley! Manchester City will take on either Spurs or Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final next month in Wembley after beating Burton Albion 1-0 in a more even second leg. A final aggregate score of 10-0, the game was over as a contest in the first-half of the first leg at...
Bitter and Blue - Tue Jan 22 8:30 PM
French dedender returns again It’s not often one would hear Pep Guardiola confess about how much he has missed a player in his team. But with the return of Benjamin Mendy, the Catalan manager has not been able to hold back this time around. As Manchester City gets into the thick of action in the...
Bitter and Blue - Tue Jan 22 6:05 PM
Burton Albion Host the Second Leg of the EFL Cup Semifinals Competition/Round: 2018/19 EFL “Carabao” Cup – Semifinals, Second Leg Date/Time: Burton Albion vs Manchester City – Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 19:45 (UK); 14:45 EST, 11:45 PST (USA) Venue: Pirelli Stadium, Burton upon Trent, England, Un...
Bitter and Blue - Mon Jan 21 8:55 PM
Huddersfield Town presented a stiff defense for the Blues early on, but the attacking pressure was too much to withstand over 90 minutes. Huddersfield Town are clearly the worst team in the Premier League. At present, they sit in last place, 10 points from safety. It would be a miracle if this te...
Bitter and Blue - Mon Jan 21 5:15 PM
Blues remain four points behind leaders It’s been an exhilarating Premier League title race this season. After going empty-handed in his third year as Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp is determined to make this season his and Liverpool’s own. The Anfield side has been impressive losing just once i...
Bitter and Blue - Sun Jan 20 7:01 PM
Pep and his men win again to keep pace with Liverpool. Manchester City cruised to victory over last place Huddersfield Town and narrowed the distance to leaders Liverpool , back down to four points. The champions settled for the 3-0 win and a fourth successive clean sheet in what has so far been...
Bitter and Blue - Sun Jan 20 4:25 PM
City reduce gap at the top to four points with win over Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon. Manchester City reduced the gap at the top to four points once again with a 3-0 victory over struggling Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Blues ensured they remained in touchi...
Bitter and Blue - Sat Jan 19 9:48 AM
Young Croatian Reportedly Joins Blues After spending handsomely to rebuild the Manchester City squad in the last two campaigns, Pep Guardiola still finds himself lacking in a key area of his team. The absence of a like for like replacement for Fernandinho has been the subject of discussions in ma...
Bitter and Blue - Fri Jan 18 6:27 PM
The Stats Ahead Of the Big Match Manchester City make the short journey into Yorkshire for a potentially tricky Premier League fixture at Huddersfield. The blues have picked up form again after a tricky period before Christmas, and face a Terriers side that have just lost their manager after Davi...
Bitter and Blue - Fri Jan 18 8:50 AM
The Terries Host the Blues on Sunday Competition/Round: 2018/19 English Premier League Season – Matchday 23 Date/Time: Huddersfield Town vs Manchester City – Sunday, 20 January 2019, 13:30 (UK); 08:30 EST, 05:30 PST (USA) Venue: The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom Matc...
Bitter and Blue - Wed Jan 16 10:26 PM
Ger and Kevin are back in your ears once again with the latest edition of the Bitter and Blue Podcast. They discuss Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Wolves on Monday night and look ahead to this weekends game with Huddersfield. Plus Pep fury and transfer news! Ger and Kevin are back once again this...
Bitter and Blue - Wed Jan 16 9:24 PM
Blues now top of WSL Article by Caroline Sherratt Man City Women ended their last game before international duty with a 3-1 win over West Ham United that sees the Blues top of the WSL table, albeit only one point ahead of Arsenal . Cushing’s side, which has sixteen players off to represent their...
Bitter and Blue - Wed Jan 16 7:00 PM
Pep faces another academy loss Manchester City are still hopeful that young midfielder Rabbi Matondo will sign a new contract with the club, despite his refusal of their opening offer and new found interest from a wide range of Bundesliga sides. 18-year-old Wales international has rejected the fi...
Bitter and Blue - Wed Jan 16 6:54 AM
City started 11 players in their natural positions against Wolves, and the dividends paid off immediately. It’s been quite some time since Manchester City have had two natural fullbacks in their starting eleven. To be exact, the last match when this occurred was the Manchester Derby way back on N...
Bitter and Blue - Mon Jan 14 11:44 PM
Pep and his men cruise to another victory. David Silva ’s appearance in tonight’s game versus Wolves, means he has now made more Premier League appearances for the Club than any other player. At 267 games for City in England’s top flight, Silva now has one more than Joe Hart who is second on the...
Bitter and Blue - Sun Jan 13 9:50 PM
Blues need cover at left back Manchester City has one of the deepest squads in the Premier League. Every position has a spare player ready to step in and do the job in cases of injury, poor form or suspension. Except for two positions; the defensive midfield and left back. Bernardo Silva has been...
Bitter and Blue - Sun Jan 13 3:55 PM
Ger and Kevin are back once again with the run down on all things cup action! They look ahead to Wolves and have some praise for Ilkay Gundogan. Ger and Kevin are back once again to discuss a week of cup football for Manchester City where it was raining goals! They dissect the performances agains...
Bitter and Blue - Sun Jan 13 2:36 PM
The Blues Host the Wolves on Matchday 22 Competition/Round: 2018/19 English Premier League Season – Matchday 22 Date/Time: Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – Monday, 14 January 2019, 20:00 (UK); 15:00 EST, 12:00 PST (USA) Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, United Kingdom Match...
Bitter and Blue - Sun Jan 13 10:35 AM
Wolves Man Linked With City Move It remains one of the hottest topics on Manchester City : The importance of Fernandinho to Pep Guardiola’s team, and his replacement as he winds down his successful career with the club. And it’s for a good reason. When Sergio Aguero scores an amazing goal against...
Bitter and Blue - Sat Jan 12 10:28 PM
The Stats Ahead Of The Big Match City welcome Wolves to the Etihad as they search for another three points that will keep pace with leaders Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title. The blues will be looking for a little revenge after being held to a 1-1 in the reverse fixture earlier i...
Bitter and Blue - Sat Jan 12 4:54 PM
Emslie, Weir and Beattie called up for Scotland Man City Women will have plenty of players on international duty in the upcoming window when nine of their squad will head to Qatar with England for a training camp. Ellie Roebuck, Steph Houghton, Abbie McManus, Jill Scott, Georgia Stanway, Keira Wa...
Bitter and Blue - Sat Jan 12 1:36 PM
Hemp brace as blues crush Brighton Nick Cushing’s side earnt their place in the Continental Cup semi-finals to join Chelsea , Manchester United and Arsenal , following their magnificent 7-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Youngster Lauren Hemp scored a brace, her first goal at home while...
Bitter and Blue - Sat Jan 12 12:02 PM
Where Will the Blues Look to Strengthen Their Squad? Whilst the January 2019 Transfer Window nears its midway point, there has been limited transfer activity within the English Premier League. This is understandable for many reasons. First, many of the top teams in Europe are preparing for the kn...
Bitter and Blue - Fri Jan 11 9:53 PM
Striker Could Be Back After Missing Burton Match Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero looks to be in contention for Monday’s Premier League match at home to Wolves. The Argentine missed City’s two high scoring cup matches after suffering from a bout of flu following the blues 2-1 victory over Li...
Bitter and Blue - Fri Jan 11 9:02 AM
Pep and his men crush the opposition. Manchester City scored goals galore in two games in four days have produced 16! After Rotherham’s 7-0 spanking in the FA Cup on Sunday, Burton Albion must have feared the worst. The worst came. Pep Guardiola’s relentless squad have one foot in the Carabao Cup...
Bitter and Blue - Thu Jan 10 11:23 PM
Blues Criticised From All Angles After 9-0 win over Burton It was Jimmy Greaves that said ‘Football is a funny old game, ’ and he wasn’t wrong. Following City’s 9-0 thrashing of Burton Albion in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final, the blues came in for all sorts of strange criticism, some...
Bitter and Blue - Thu Jan 10 7:40 AM
The Blues were ridiculously ruthless against two Cup opponents unable to withstand the offensive assault. I’m going to be completely honest with you, this will likely be one of the shortest tactical analyses I have ever written for Bitter and Blue. And I think anyone who has watched Manchester Ci...
Bitter and Blue - Wed Jan 9 10:55 PM
Manchester City virtually guaranteed their place in the Carabao Cup final for a second consecutive season with 9-0 thumping at the Etihad. Manchester City were in ruthless form on Wednesday night as they battered League 1 side Burton Albion 9-0 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup Semi final. Ga...
Bitter and Blue - Tue Jan 8 9:11 PM
Pep Not Disappointed As Diaz Leaves Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is not disappointed by Brahim Diaz joining Real Madrid as the youngster became the latest academy product to leave the club. Diaz followed Jadon Sancho’s footsteps out of the club to seek first team football on the...
Bitter and Blue - Tue Jan 8 6:57 PM
City Host Burton in the First Leg of the EFL Cup Semifinals Competition/Round: 2018/19 “Carabao” Cup – Semifinals, First Leg Date/Time: Manchester City vs Burton Albion – Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 19:45 (UK); 14:45 EST, 11:45 PST (USA) Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, United Kingdom M...