Steven Allweis
Steven Allweis is the editor and writer of leading Manchester City blog View From A Blue and is a regular guest on TV and radio. His thoughts on all things City can be found on Twitter at @viewfromablue.

Entries by Steven Allweis

James Milner: Great for Manchester City, Good for Anyone Else

(0) Comments | Posted 3 June 2015 | (00:00)

If you listen to people who watch James Milner every week for Manchester City, they will tell you what an excellent player he is.

They will tell you to ignore his critics, to ignore those who only catch a glimpse of him on Match of the Day and deride...

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Why Pep Guardiola Is Not the Only Candidate to Replace Manuel Pellegrini

(1) Comments | Posted 27 October 2014 | (23:00)

On this occasion, there is no urgency. There is no immediate pressure to bring in a replacement, no vacancy at the top of the managerial tree that needs filling as soon as possible. For the first time in a while, Manchester City can take their time.

When Mark Hughes was...

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Why Fernando Is Manchester City's Best Signing This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted 30 July 2014 | (00:00)

Just two years have passed since Manchester City, Roberto Mancini and Brian Marwood acrimoniously limped through the 2012 summer transfer window, but a makeover at boardroom level, led by the arrival of Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain, has transformed the Blues' transfer activity.

Without a clear strategy just a couple...

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Brazil Shows Its True Colours

(1) Comments | Posted 25 June 2014 | (10:12)

Poverty. Despair. Violence. Protests. In the build-up to the World Cup, you would have been forgiven for thinking that the tournament was taking place in the midst of a war-torn country. Television reports, newspaper columns and online articles all focused on the troubles in Brazil: the struggles of the poor,...

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In Defence of Martin Demichelis

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2014 | (16:19)

Short-termism is not a problem restricted to the media and football, but its prevalence these days is worrying. No longer does measured opinion characterise reaction. Instead, aided by the non-stop churn of social media, melodramatic views and sensationalism are rife.

The nature of football fandom and the demands placed...

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Manchester City's Summer Signings: Success or Failure?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 January 2014 | (15:54)

The January transfer window is open, tiresome rumours abound of possible incomings and outgoings and Twitter will no doubt soon be awash with tedious accounts proclaiming they have inside knowledge of every deal.

Instead of looking to the future, however, it's a good time to assess how Manchester City's five...

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Man City Season Preview: New Manager, New Signings, New Challenges, Title Winners?

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2013 | (10:15)

It's nearly time. The 2013/2014 season is upon us and brings with it fresh hopes and ambitions. The desire to reclaim the Premier League is the priority but making a positive impression in the Champions League isn't far behind. After the protracted sense of gloom that accompanied last season, a...

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José Mourinho's Real Madrid Goodybe

(1) Comments | Posted 2 June 2013 | (20:43)

As he would have desired, everything centred on José Mourinho. From the start, when his name was greeted by a deafening mélange of cheers and boos, to the end when he departed with a stroll onto the pitch and a wave to those who had so vociferously backed him, he...

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Roberto Mancini: A Tough Decision But The Correct One

(2) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (11:06)

He's gone. The manager who took an underperforming squad, turned it into FA Cup winners in his first full season and then unforgettably lifted the Premier League trophy in his next has gone. And, on balance, I think it's the right decision.

Although Roberto Mancini's sacking came...

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Some Thoughts From the Bernabeu - Real Madrid v Manchester United

(1) Comments | Posted 16 February 2013 | (19:30)

A thoroughly entertaining match, an electric atmosphere in an unforgettable stadium and a fair, balanced result to lead into a potentially explosive second leg.

This was the match everyone was eager to see and it didn't disappoint. Enthralling in the first half thanks to Real Madrid's endeavour, intensity and...

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Some Thoughts on Manchester City's Champions League Failings

(0) Comments | Posted 9 November 2012 | (15:09)

It is the 93rd minute of a must-win game against Ajax and Manchester City have shown great spirit and character to fight back from 2-0 down. The Blues have a free-kick. Joe Hart pumps the ball forward, Edin Dzeko rises highest and flicks the ball on to Mario Balotelli. It...

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Manchester City Need a Winger But Adam Johnson Is Not the Answer

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2012 | (16:54)

Watching Manchester City last season was a privilege. The passing and control, the fluidity of movement and the individual brilliance which secured the Premier League title were breathtaking to observe at times. And yet I want more.

That desire is perhaps a touch churlish when considering that attacking options...

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Manchester City - Premier League Champions

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2012 | (17:05)

13 May 2012. A day when dreams turned into reality. A day when 44 years of heartbreak, hurt and living in the shadows ended. A day when typical City ceased to exist. A day which will be remembered forever. A day when Manchester City became Premier League Champions.

95 minutes...

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Feelings and Tactics Before the Manchester Derby

(1) Comments | Posted 30 April 2012 | (00:00)

Derbies are emotive occasions at the best of times. Rational thought is obscured by a mélange of nerves, tension and anxiety. A concoction of fear and hope intertwine amongst bursts of dread. It's certainly not enjoyable but this one supersedes any other. It is the Manchester derby. And the Premier...

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Has Mario Balotelli Cost Manchester City the Title?

(3) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (00:00)

It was always going to happen. My first piece for The Huffington Post UK and I'm already writing about Mario Balotelli. Castigated by various sections of the media, many would have you believe that the Italian, regarded initially as a loveable character but now as a drain on our sanity,...

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