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Weekend Review E17 Everton 4-0 Manchester City  

Manchester City have been subject to more misery on Merseyside after they crashed to a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Everton yesterday, a defeat that didn’t make happy viewing for City fans. There’s much to discuss in this Weekend Review, including a close look at the roles of Claudio Bravo, John Stones and Sergio Aguero. Ahsan Naeem is joined by Stefan Borson, Howard Hockin and Jordan Elgott to look back at the game and analyse whether the team hit the self-destruct button after going a goal behind. As expected, it’s 1 hour and 20 minutes of explosive discussion as the City Watch Podcast team let out their frustrations at Pep Guardiola’s men.

City Watch Podcast E49 - New Year Blues  

It’s the first City Watch Podcast of 2017 and we aren’t short on talking points! Manchester City traveled to Anfield on New Years Eve in pursuit of three vital points but unfortunately came away with zero, leaving fans and media questioning the side and Pep Guardiola. However, two days later City welcomed in the new year with three points at home to Burnley in a scrappy encounter that saw Fernandinho sent off in the first half. City fought hard and took a 2-0 lead before Burnley got back into the game, but despite this Pep Guardiola wasn’t a happy man after the whistle. He didn’t appear to be in a very talkative mood and instead gave short answers to the awaiting journalists. Is he feeling the heat? To discuss our last two games, Pep’s interviews, squad discipline, City’s place in the title race, and more, Lloyd Scragg is joined by Howard Hockin, Stefan Borson and Jordan Elgott.

City Watch Podcast E48 - Ice Cold Yaya  

Like so many times before, Yaya Touré came to the rescue when Manchester City were in a spot of bother at the KCOM Stadium on Boxing Day. Yaya stepped up and converted a penalty with ice cold precision to give City the lead in a game they were making hard work of, which led to two more goals in the closing stages. To discuss City’s win over Hull, Lloyd Scragg is joined by Howard Hockin, Stephen Tudor and Jordan Elgott for a busy episode of the City Watch Podcast. The team run through the Hull game, talk about Yaya’s growing importance this season, and discuss who is best for the ‘false 9’ position employed lately. And of course, with Liverpool coming up, there is a big preview of that game as well as some discussion about the January transfer window.

Weekend Review E16 - Manchester City 2-1 Arsenal  

Manchester City have struggled for big match wins in the Premier League in the last year or so, and that made Sunday’s heroic comeback over Arsenal feel that much better. There is so much to discuss about City’s 2-1 trumph and the City Watch Podcast has it covered, with Lloyd Scragg in the driver’s seat joined by Howard Hockin and Stefan Borson. They discuss Pep’s team selection, another early goal conceded, City’s improvements and the individual performances. The team also look at the big picture, asking the question – are Manchester City still in the title race? And finally, there is a look ahead to the Christmas fixtures and the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.

City Watch Podcast E47 - Back to Basics  

Manchester City ended a run of almost three months without a home win in the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over Watford last night. It was far from perfect and could have as easily finished 1-1 had Ighalo not missed a sitter, but we’ll take that win. To discuss last night’s game and also the question of whether Pep Guardiola really went back to basics, Ahsan Naeem is joined by Lloyd Scragg and Stephen Tudor. With the big Arsenal game coming up, the team also preview that, discuss İlkay Gündoğan unfortunate injury, and ask if the supporters are all behind Pep or if the recent run of results has led to less belief in him.

Weekend Review E15 - Leicester 4-2 Manchester City  

It just gets worse for Manchester City, who after an embarrassing 4-2 defeat to struggling champions Leicester, now find themselves seven points behind Chelsea in the title race. It was a calamitous performance for the most part, with City finding some form late – too little, too late. To review this game, Ahsan Naeem is joined by Howard Hockin, and Stefan Borson and Paul Edwards. The team discuss the match, Pep Guardiola’s tactics and whether he needs to change/adapt, and short-term pain vs. long-term gain under Pep Guardiola.

City Watch Podcast E46 - Squad Matters  

It’s now one win in six at the Etihad Stadium for Manchester City after Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Celtic. Four of those six winless games were 1-1 draws as the Blues continue to struggle to score more than a single goal at home. It was a weakened team, however, that Pep fielded against the Scottish giants and that match is discussed at length on our latest episode of the City Watch Podcast. Stephen Tudor of the Daisy Cutter is today’s host and is joined by Ahsan Naeem and former City board advisor Stefan Borson. In addition to recapping the Celtic game, the team also look ahead to this weekend’s fixture against champions Leicester and continue to discuss the fall-out after the explosive defeat to Chelsea. And what about the latest Alexis Sanchez links? The Chilean has again been mentioned as a potential target for Pep Guardiola – could this one actually happen? Tune in for views on that and much more!

Weekend Review E14 - Manchester City 1-3 Chelsea  

Manchester City are now four points from the top of the Premier League table after succumbing to a 3-1 loss at the hands of leaders Chelsea. For most parts of the match, the home side dominated proceedings, taking the lead late on in the first half. They then should have extended their lead however poor finishing eventually opened the door for Chelsea, who took advantage of a slump in the performance, ultimately winning the game 3-1. There were ugly scenes at the end of the encounter, with Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho both seeing red from Anthony Taylor. Ahsan Naeem heads up the City Watch Podcast and is joined by Howard Hockin and Stefan Borson to discuss the loss against Chelsea and we’re sure there will be some harsh words for Wythenshawe-born referee Anthony Taylor. This lively edition of Weekend Review is 90 minutes long, so it’s sure to keep you entertained for some time.

City Watch Podcast E45  

Manchester City host league leaders Chelsea tomorrow in one of the biggest games of the Premier League season so far. It could be argued that Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte are the two best tacticians in the league, and that should lead to a fascinating battle of wits at the Etihad Stadium. To preview Saturday’s big game, Ahsan Naeem is joined by City Watch Podcast regulars Howard Hockin and former City board advisor Stefan Borson. The team discuss the form of both sides, the lineups Pep and Conte may opt for, and all of the other talking points ahead of the encounter.

The Agenda E12  

Manchester City are without a midweek game (for a change!) so what better time than to discuss the latest media stories and issues in a brand new episode of The Agenda? On this week’s episode, Ahsan Naeem, Stephen Tudor and City Watch Podcast debutant Anis Bazza discuss a number of topics, including whether offering a college place is a financial inducement to youth team players. And in general whether City are being too aggressive in their youth recruitment after reports that United and Liverpool are unhappy about players being lured away from their academies. The team also discusses the idea of tweets becoming news stories after controversy surrounding a Gary Neville tweet becoming a ‘clickbait’ news piece. Another topic on this week’s Agenda is Nolito’s comments to Marca that he won’t be learning English during his stay in Manchester.

Weekend Review E13 - Burnley 1-2 Manchester City  

Manchester City are now six matches unbeaten in all competitions following the weekend win over Burnley at Turf Moor. Performances are far from perfect, but we’re starting to grind out the results we need again and Pep now finally has a full week to work with his team on tactics ahead of Chelsea’s visit. Ahsan Naeem is joined by City Watch Podcast regulars Howard Hockin and Stephen Tudor to discuss this weekend’s game, plus rotation, team mentality, and long-term gain vs. short-term pain when it comes to tactics and performances. It’s an hour of top quality City discussion so be sure to give it a listen!

City Watch Podcast E44 - The Case Against the Defence  

Manchester City qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League last night in a forgettable game at Borussia-Park. Borussia Mönchengladbach decided a Europa League spot was enough in the end, and both teams appeared satisfied with a 1-1 draw, but there were many talking points. John Stones made a mistake that could have proven costly, but is he under too much pressure at the moment? Is Pep’s three at the back working? And what’s eating Sergio Agüero? Ahsan Naeem is joined by Lloyd Scragg and Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur of HLN, to discuss all of last night’s events and look ahead to Burnley at the weekend. With Kristof on board for the episode, we also talk about Vincent Kompany and Jason Denayer – what does Kristof believe the future has in store for City's Belgian defensive duo?

Weekend Review E12 - Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester City  

Who saw that coming? Yaya Touré not only returned to the Manchester City team out of nowhere on Saturday, he put Crystal Palace to the sword with a vintage Yaya performance, scoring a brace on his return. Two goals from the Ivorian gave City a narrow victory over Palace, and there is much to talk about from that match on our latest Weekend Review. Ahsan Naeem is joined by City Watch Podcast regulars Howard Hockin and Stefan Borson to go over all of the talking points from City’s win over Palace, plus the team previews Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with Borussia Mönchengladbach.

City Watch Podcast E43 - Stones Love  

The City Watch Podcast returns after yet another International break. This week's show is a bumper edition which is equal parts The Agenda and the normal City Watch Podcast. Howard Hockin is joined by Ahsan Naeem and Stephen Tudor from the Daisy Cutter to talk about a number of topics, including John Stones' treatment in the media during the international break. They discuss the atmosphere at the Etihad and the prospect of safe standing after it was revealed that Premier League clubs will discuss the idea. And finally they take a little peek at the upcoming game against Crystal Palace and wonder, "Will Kolarov play at centre half"?

Weekend Review E11 – Manchester City 1-1 Middlesbrough  

For the third consecutive home fixture in the Premier League, Manchester City were held to a draw by a team they were fancied to beat at the weekend. Middlesbrough followed Everton and Southampton in taking a point away from the Etihad, leaving Blues massively frustrated about a result that could and should have been much different. To review the weekend’s events, Ahsan Naeem is joined by Sam Lee from Goal and former Manchester City board advisor Stefan Borson. How is it that City can beat Barcelona yet fail to put Middlesbrough to the sword days later? The team discuss that and also talk about Pep’s rotation and whether that could have an impact later this season.

On The Whistle E03 - Manchester City 1-1 Middlesborough  

Adam Bailey and Howard Hockin give us their thoughts On The Whistle after an infuriating injury time equaliser sees City drop points again at the Etihad.

City Watch Podcast E42  

City Watch Podcast is celebrating it’s birthday after being founded a year ago. In today’s podcast, Scott Loney, Lloyd Scragg and Howard Hockin join host Ahsan Naeem to discuss a memorable night at the Etihad as Manchester City came out victorious over European giants Barcelona, as well as looking ahead at this weekend’s game against Middlesbrough. The podcast team take a look at the return of fan favourite Alvaro Negredo and discuss the threat that Middlesbrough pose to Manchester City as the newly promoted side come into the game on the back of a 0-0 draw against Arsenal and a victory at the hands of Bournemouth. Finally, the team talk Yaya Touré and the scenario that surrounds the Ivorian – will he finally make it back into the City team?

Champions League Review E02 - Manchester City 3-1 Barcelona  

A special Champions League Review pod looking back at a potentially historic night at the Etihad where City beat Barcelona 3 - 1. Ahsan Naeem is joined by Stephen Tudor from the Daisy Cutter and former MCFC board advisor Stefan Borson to look back at the match and wonder out loud whether that really was one of City's greatest performances "ever".

Weekend Review E10 – West Brom 0-4 Manchester City (Part 2)  

Manchester City are back to winning ways after thrashing West Brom at the weekend! After a month without a win, Pep Guardiola’s side looked closer to their best again, a timely return to form with Barcelona due in town for Tuesday night’s Champions League game. Howard Hockin is your host for our latest Weekend Review, and is joined by two very special guests – City legend Paul Lake and his wife Jo Lake. In part one, the three review the win over West Brom and discuss the latest controversial remarks by Yaya Touré’s agent. Then in part two, they preview the Barça game and Jo talks about writing David White’s upcoming biography. It’s a jam-packed podcast, so check it out and be sure to follow @CityWatchPod on Twitter!

Weekend Review E10 – West Brom 0-4 Manchester City (Part 1)  

Manchester City are back to winning ways after thrashing West Brom at the weekend! After a month without a win, Pep Guardiola’s side looked closer to their best again, a timely return to form with Barcelona due in town for Tuesday night’s Champions League game. Howard Hockin is your host for our latest Weekend Review, and is joined by two very special guests – City legend Paul Lake and his wife Jo Lake. In part one, the three review the win over West Brom and discuss the latest controversial remarks by Yaya Touré’s agent. Then in part two, they preview the Barça game and Jo talks about writing David White’s upcoming biography. It’s a jam-packed podcast, so check it out and be sure to follow @CityWatchPod on Twitter!

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