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93:20 E05  

The team are back to discuss the bitterly disappointing defeat to Arsenal in the FA Cup Semi Final. Joining host Ahsan are regulars Howard Hockin, Scott Loney, and Stefan Borson. As well as the performance the team spend some time discussing Guardiola's impact on the season as a whole and whether it's been a success or failure for him.

93:20 Being Txiki  

This is part 2 of a Transfer Special we began back when we were in our previous incarnation as a podcast. In this episode Ahsan is joined by Sam Lee from Goal, and Evans Leao dos Anjos aka Twitter's Man City Brazil. Together they try and create a shortlist of three players per position whom City should target in this summer's transfer window. If you enjoyed part 1 when the team were cutting players, you'll enjoy this one more as the team go through some of Europe's finest footballers and decide which ones the club should target. Being Txiki.

93:20 FA Cup Semi Final Team Selection Preview  

93:20's semi final preview sees host Ahsan Naeem joined by Howard Hockin to mull over all of Pep's big selection dilemma's ahead of the clash against Arsene Wenger's Arsenal side, plus they try and predict a score. Spoiler - they both predict City wins!

93:20 The Agenda  

Howard Hockin's Agenda show is back! In this instalment him and the gang discuss how best to judge managers, the farce that is the PFA awards nominations, and the continued vilification of football supporters for not selling out every stadium they enter every week of the year.

93:20 E04  

The team are back. This week Ahsan's joined by Stefan, Howard, and Julian to talk about another impressive away victory, this time beating Southampton 0 - 3. They talk about the resurrection of Vincent Kompany, the importance of Kevin De Bruyne, and how the top 4 race is shaping up. Plus they take some questions from Twitter.

93:20 E03  

93:20 E03 by Ahsan Naeem

Alexis Sanchez transfer special w/Graham Hunter  

Alexis Sanchez transfer special w/Graham Hunter by Ahsan Naeem

93:20 E02  

The team are back to analyse City's 3 - 1 victory over Hull at the Etihad. This week Ahsan is joined by Howard Hockin and Stephen Tudor from the Daisy Cutter. They look at Delph's emergence in the last week, the recall of Claudio Bravo, the development of John Stones, and ponder why so many City fans leave the Etihad so early. As always they round up by answering your questions from Twitter.

Pit Gottschalk Talks To 93:20  

Former editor of German giants Sports Bild and current editor of the Funke Sport website Pit Gottschalk talks to Ahsan about City's potential moves in the German transfer market this summer and the development of Leroy Sane since his move to Manchester City.

93.20 E01  

The team reflect upon a disappointing defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and ponder whether Pep's made the best of the tools he's had this season. As always they round up by answering your questions. Joining host Ahsan Naeem this week are Sam Lee, Howard Hockin, and Julian Carter.

Transfer Special - Who Faces Pep's Axe?  

In the first edition of our three-part 'Transfer Special' series, the podcast team take a forensic look at the current first-team squad and ask the question: who faces Pep's axe? Every member of the first-team squad goes under the microscope as the team attempt to formulate the basis of City's squad for the 2017-18 season. Attempting the seemingly impossible task is a team of four: Ahsan Naeem, Lloyd Scragg, Anis Bazza and Jordan Elgott. The concept is simple: all four members have to come to some sort of an agreement on who we should keep, who should be loaned-out and who should be sold from the current first-team squad? Leaving Pep (hypothetically of course) with an adequate number of first-team players whom he can build his squad around for next season. This episode probably isn't for the faint-heartened or the sentimental amongst you, but it sure packs a punch. Please enjoy episode 1 of our new 'Transfer Special' series and as always, we'd love to hear your feedback if you have any.

Weekend Review E25 - Manchester City 1-1 Liverpool  

Manchester City and Liverpool played out an exciting 1-1 draw yesterday at the Etihad in a match that wasn’t short on talking points. Again, decisions made by the referee threatened to overshadow a big game, while James Milner received heavy booing after comments he made earlier this week. To discuss all the big issues from City vs. Liverpool, Ahsan Naeem is joined by Stefan Borson, Stephen Tudor and Howard Hockin on the City Watch Podcast’s Weekend Review. With the title now certainly out of reach, the team give their hopes for the remainder of the season and ask if the FA Cup and third place would be considered a successful campaign. The idea of Yaya Touré playing for a Premier League rival is also discussed and to end the show more of your #askCW questions are answered. Sit back and enjoy over an hour of the most insightful and candid Manchester City podcast out there.

City Watch Podcast E56 - OUTED  

And so we bid adieu to the Champions League for another year. Manchester City are out of the Champions League after being overpowered by an impressive Monaco side yesterday, who were ruthless in the first half and made City look second rate. An improvement in the second half saw City get the upper hand again before Tiemoué Bakayoko’s header sent the Blues crashing out of Europe’s most prestigious competition. There is much to discuss and to do so, Ahsan Naeem is joined by Stephen Tudor and Stefan Borson on the City Watch Podcast. Talking points include Yaya Touré’s exclusion from the starting XI, Kevin De Bruyne’s shocking decline in form, and the poor quality of set-pieces from City players. Looking beyond the game, the team share their views on Richard Dunne’s comments that City need a host of new signings at the back, and the question is asked: Which Monaco player would be the one to sign if given a choice? Finally, we answer YOUR #askcw questions, including whether Paul Pogba would get into this City side and is KDB actually a Pep Guardiola midfielder despite his obvious qualities.

Weekend Review E24 - Middlesbrough 0-2 Manchester City  

Manchester City will face Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals after overcoming Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday. The Blues had to come through a very physical battle in which Mourinho’s mate, Aitor Karanka, seemed to send his lads out with a plan to rough up City’s entertainers. To recap the game, Ahsan Naeem is joined by Howard Hockin, Paul ‘Damocles’ Edwards and Scott Loney on the City Watch Podcast. The team discuss City’s habit of missing chances, which proved more costly against Stoke than Boro, the form of Leroy Sané and Raheem Sterling, and question if City have a weakness in the air. There is also a preview of tomorrow night’s Champions League tie with Monaco, which City take a 5-3 lead into. How will Pep set up his men, keeping in mind Monaco love to score and have three away goals? The team discuss potential starting XIs and much more as City look to progress deeper into Europe’s most prestigious competition.

City Watch Podcast E55 - Bore Draw  

A bore draw – that’s what Manchester City fans had to witness at the Etihad Stadium last night whilst Barcelona overturned a 4 goal deficit to complete possibly the best Champions League comeback ever. Mark Hughes set his team up to settle for the draw, or maybe even nick the win on a counter attack, which resulted in a somewhat boring tie. Despite the boring encounter on the pitch, our podcast team have been able to deliver off it. Ahsan Naeem is today’s host and he is joined by Lloyd Scragg and Stephen Tudor as they discuss the Stoke City game – was Pep Guardiola’s team selection all wrong? Would he have played a different side had Chelsea dropped points against West Ham United on Monday night? The team also look ahead to the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Middlesbrough at the weekend and the effect rotation is having on the season, the team also take some time to answer your questions.

Academy Special – FA Youth Cup Semi Final Preview (with ‘EsteemedKompany’)  

Ahead of Friday's FA Youth Cup semi-final first leg against Stoke City, we're delighted to bring you a special edition of the City Watch podcast: an academy special with Steven McInerney, or Esteemed Kompany as many of you will know him. In this feature-length episode Lloyd Scragg speaks to Steven about a whole host of issues concerning City's academy, not least that crucial game that the u18s face at the Academy Stadium on Friday. Lloyd and Steven preview the game and City's potential team, before discussing the academy's three brightest hopes in detail: Brahim Diaz, Jadon Sancho and Phil Foden. Lloyd asks Steven which of the three (if any) he thinks will break into the first-team first, and which of the attacking trio he believes could have the highest ceiling. Also on the menu is a discussion of the City's links with NAC Breda and Girona, some ideas on a player's loan development and an assessment of Pablo Maffeo's future at the club. Check out Steven's YouTube channel for more on City's youth team and other content!

Weekend Review E23 - Sunderland 0-2 Manchester City  

Manchester City were victorious against Sunderland in the North-East on Sunday after a sensational second half controlled by David Silva. City had a shaky first half until Sergio Aguero converted from a Raheem Sterling ball in shortly before the break, then doubled their lead through the lethal Leroy Sané after the break. The City Watch Podcast team take a look back at the victory, as well as discussing Pep Guardiola’s team selection – was the exclusion of Kevin De Bruyne a bit of a surprise? On top of that the team discuss Leroy Sané and his form, comparing him to Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. Lloyd Scragg is today’s host and is joined by Ahsan Naeem, Howard Hockin and Stefan Borson as they recap on yet another clean sheet and look ahead to City’s next challenge – a midweek fixture against Stoke City, who come into the game on the back of a 2-0 victory over Middlesbrough.

City Watch Podcast E54 - Unplayable  

Manchester City played their FA Cup fifth-round replay yesterday, coming out 5-1 victors over a much weakened Huddersfield Town. Nonetheless, City showed their complete dominance, despite falling behind early on. The home side were unforgiving after Harry Bunn’s opener, going in 3-1 up at the break. Goals from Leroy Sané, Sergio Aguero, Pablo Zabaleta and Kelechi Iheanacho made sure that City booked their place in the FA Cup quarter-finals, but aside from the scoreline, City were incredibly impressive at times. Sergio Aguero looks to be back, pressing defenders and getting on the scoresheet twice – he scored a penalty and finished off a move which saw over 20 passes. Ahsan Naeem is joined by Lloyd Scragg and Stephen Tudor on this week’s City Watch Podcast to discuss the victory over Huddersfield, Pep’s style of play, the Sané/Sterling combination and look ahead to this weekend’s game against Sunderland – did Aleix Garcia do enough to start?

Weekend Review E22 - Monaco Madness  

What a feeling, what a night! It was a game that will go down in the ages as one of the most exciting in Champions League history, as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in the most rollercoaster game seen at the Etihad in a while. It’s quite a spectacle to cover, but in a (belated) Weekend Review, the City Watch Podcast team do that in a 90 minute edition. Ahsan Naeem is joined by Sam Lee of Goal, Lloyd Scragg, Stefan Borson and Adam Bailey. Topics include Kun Aguero’s magnificent performance and the continuing development of wing wizards Sterling and Sané. There’s also attention on issues off the pitch, with long queues outside of the Etihad causing many to arrive late, despite the club asking for people to get to the ground an hour before kick-off.

City Watch Podcast E53 - Cup Fever  

With no Premier League game until March 5, cup competitions now take priority for Manchester City with a potentially season-defining week ahead. If you are one of those who believe City can’t catch Chelsea in the league, then the FA Cup and Champions League are Pep Guardiola’s best hope for silverware in his debut campaign at City. In the latest episode of the City Watch Podcast, Ahsan Naeem is joined by Stefan Borson and Howard Hockin to preview both Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Huddersfield Town and Tuesday night’s clash with AS Monaco at the Etihad Stadium. The three discuss rotation possibilities and how important each cup is. In addition to that, we also continue to answer your questions from Twitter. Remember, if you want your question read out and answered on-air, send us one with the hashtag #askcw!

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