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Blue Moon Podcast - A Manchester City Show

A weekly podcast for Manchester City fans, running through the football season. Each show contains analysis, exclusive interviews, expert opinion and topical features - and a good few laughs from the team on the panel, too.

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9: Pasta for Breakfast

David Mooney is joined by Manchester City fans Helen Powell and Nic Unsworth to discuss the club's good week - eight goals, three points, and progress in the Carabao Cup... and Phil Foden's first goal for the club, too. The teenager speaks about getting off the mark for the club he supports, while we're also analysing Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, and Raheem Sterling's influence on the team this week. Ali Benarbia is in the spotlight, as we look back on the Algerian's time at Maine Road, plus we discuss the atmosphere and attendance of Champions League games. We also preview the games with Brighton and Hoffenheim.

59mins

28 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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26: Are You Not Entertained?

After 16 goals across two Manchester City games, host Sam Roscoe is joined by David Mooney and former City striker Leon Mike to discuss the results against Rotherham and Burton Albion. Were City disrespectful by scoring so many - or would it have been disrespectful to stop playing properly? We look at that mini-furore this week. We catch up with Dave Azzopardi from Talking Wolves ahead of the match with the Midlands side, plus we look at Phil Foden's progress into the first team. We also check in on Empty Seat Watch - and look at proposals for changes to away tickets in the Champions League.

1hr 5mins

10 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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14: A Question of Survival

David Mooney and Richard Burns have gone behind the scenes of Manchester City's Carabao Cup match with Fulham to record this week's Blue Moon Podcast - with guests ESPN's Jonathan Smith, Goal's Sam Lee, the Evening Standard's James Robson, and the Daily Mail's Jack Gaughan. We're reviewing the victories against Tottenham and Fulham, looking at the pitch and how City dealt with it. Jon Chubb talks us through the record of some ex-City managers when they return to the Etihad, while Howard Hockin asks if fans have become too laid back about the club's performances.

1hr 2mins

2 Nov 2018

Rank #3

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16: Sounds Nice in the Urinal

In the wake of Manchester City’s 3-1 win over Manchester United, David Mooney is joined by City fans Kieran Clarke and Bob Toole to analyse the performance. We’re talking tactical fouling and showboating, and we’re asking if City are actually even better this season than when they broke all those records last term. Howard Hockin reveals some more disturbing leaks, and we squeeze in chat about Bernardo Silva’s form in Kevin De Bruyne’s absence.

1hr 2mins

15 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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27: A Live Picasso Painting

David Mooney is joined by the Daily Mail's Jack Gaughan and Goal's Jonathan Smith to discuss Manchester City's week. It's a derby delight, plus Port Vale were seen off with impressive performances from some young players. We look at some iconic City celebrations, Howard Hockin assesses how City have outgrown United - and we hear from David Michael from My Old Man Said to discuss City's trip to Aston Villa. We're also looking at the ticket prices for the Champions League tie with Real Madrid.

1hr 9mins

9 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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13: Abject Buffoonery

David Mooney is joined by Mr Stat City, Adam Carter, and Manchester City fan Chris Higginbottom to discuss Raheem Sterling's hat-trick, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero's displays, plus the role Phil Foden slotted into in the Champions League. We look at the Christmas fixture farce, while Howard Hockin discusses Oleksandr Zinchenko. There's also a preview of City's matches with Aston Villa and Southampton.

1hr 9mins

24 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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26: The Rookie

David Mooney is joined by City fans Paul Atherton and Katie Mullock to discuss the wins over Sheffield United and Everton. We're impressed by Eric Garcia - less so by Claudio Bravo and VAR, however. We hear from Port Vale fan Rob Fielding from One Vale Fan and look ahead to the League Cup semifinal with Manchester United. Rob Wilson looks back on 2014-15 in the latest in his series of the last decade, while we also focus on Pep Guardiola becoming the quickest manager to 100 wins in the Premier League.

1hr 3mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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15: On The Naughty Step

With the Manchester Derby on the horizon, host Sam Roscoe is joined by City fans Murd and Andy to discuss all of the talking points from the last week. One Football journalist, Dan Burke, explains the latest allegations in the Der Spiegel leaks, while the panel pick the bones out of the on-the-pitch performances against Southampton and Shakhtar. Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus are in the spotlight after some great performances. David Mooney looks into whether or not the team are Masters of the Dark Arts, while we also remember those from the club who lost their lives in the First World War.

1hr 14mins

9 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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3: The Homogenisation of the Chip Shop Industry (City Stats Special)

You do now. This week's show sees Opta's Duncan Alexander joined David Mooney to talk through some of the Manchester City stats that you didn't know you needed to know. We also discuss former City striker Paul Moulden's surprising change of career post-football - and we dip into our archive to hear from him, too. City fan Bob Toole also joins us to discuss the controversy over the season ticket direct debit scheme.

1hr 2mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #9

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15: Lost Property FC

David Mooney is joined by the Daily Mail's Jack Gaughan and the Manchester Evening News's Simon Bajkowski to look back over an eventful week for Pep Guardiola and his team: The late win over Southampton, the goalkeeper situation at the San Siro, and Kyle Walker's hidden talents. We also speak to Kiki Musampa about racism in football, Howard Hockin wonders if someone is going through a mid-life crisis, and we preview the dreaded trip to Liverpool.

1hr 5mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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21: The Little Devil on the Shoulder

The week before Christmas, Sam Roscoe is joined by Manchester City fans Paul Atherton and David Mooney to discuss the team's wins over Everton and Leicester - and preview the matches with Crystal Palace and again with Leicester. Mooney's on a trip down memory lane to look at the era around that infamous York away match, while Howard Hockin looks at why City forced United's hand with Jose Mourinho.

1hr

21 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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23: The Perfect Storm

After two defeats, it's time for David Mooney to blow off some Manchester City steam - with the help of City fans Howard Hockin and Rob Wilson. It's losses against Crystal Palace and Leicester that the team have to analyse, while Sam Roscoe looks through the highlights of 2018. We also catch up with what City have done in the community for this Christmas period - and we look ahead to a now crucial week with matches against Southampton and Liverpool on the horizon.

1hr 7mins

27 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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34: Caution or Chaos?

David Mooney is joined by City fan Howard Hockin and Goal.com's City correspondent Jonathan Smith to discuss the latest on the club's ban from the Champions League. We also look at the win over West Ham and preview tough games against Leicester and Real Madrid. Sam Roscoe gets the mood from the Spanish capital, too.

1hr 3mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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4: Stealth Berting

After the 2-2 draw with Tottenham, we're putting VAR in the spotlight: How can we make it clearer what's happening? How can we implement the system better? How can City stop having last-minute goals against Spurs ruled out? There's also a preview of the match with Bournemouth with Jeff Hayward from the Back of the Net podcast - and we discuss facial recognition software.

1hr 1min

22 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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17: Spoilt Little B******s

David Mooney is joined by Kieran Clarke and Dan Burke to discuss the week's Manchester City news. The focus is on how City can return to winning ways, as Chelsea and Shakhtar visit the Etihad - plus Sean Blinkhorn asks why the EDS have been underperforming. Howard Hockin tackles whataboutery, while we also look at the importance of the Champions League.

1hr 4mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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22: The Pressure Paradox

David Mooney is joined by One Football's Dan Burke and Goal's Jonathan Smith to discuss Manchester City's wins over Arsenal and Oxford United. The panel discuss Foden's growing influence, De Bruyne's exceptional display, and the frequency of Sterling's goals. A decade on from Roberto Mancini getting the job at Eastlands, we remember his key moments - plus we look ahead to games with Leicester and Wolves. With the January transfer window approaching, we also look at Leroy Sane's position at the club.

57mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #16

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1: Singing the Soundtrack to Les Mis

For the first show of the season, @StatCity Adam Carter and the MEN's Simon Bajkowski joins David Mooney to review pre-season. Former Premier League ref Mark Halsey explains the law changes for this season, while the Anfield Wrap's Neil Atkinson helps us preview the tie with Liverpool. Howard Hockin is distracted by off-the-pitch goings on - and we also examine the expectations for the new campaign.

58mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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36: Flying Penguins

David Mooney is joined by City fan KC and the Daily Mail's northern football reporter Jack Gaughan to reflect on Pep Guardiola's latest trophy and the club's progress in the FA Cup. We're also asking if fans preferred it as the underdog in the 1990s (or if that's just not true) and we look at how the coronavirus could impact on football. The panel also previews games against Manchester United and Arsenal.

1hr 7mins

5 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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14: Drawn Rhombus

David Mooney is joined by City fan Ciaran Murray and the Athletic's City Correspondent Sam Lee to chat through the news of the week - including a comfortable win over Aston Villa and League Cup progression against Southampton. The EDS is in the spotlight with Sean Blinkhorn, while Rob Wilson reflects on City's first ever Premier League title. We also look ahead to next week's matches and ask why so many people leave early at matches.

1hr 17mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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24: This Decade is Ours

David Mooney is joined by City fan Richard Burns to review a great win over Leicester and a... not so great defeat against Wolves. We're talking penalties, red cards, VAR decisions and defensive ineptitude - so fill your boots! Alex from the MCFC Fans' Foodbank initiative explains what they're doing to help the most vulnerable in society, while Howard Hockin reflects on the whole decade and how it changed everything for City. We're also looking at the away tickets story for the League Cup semifinals.

1hr 11mins

28 Dec 2019

Rank #20