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11: Chess or Chicken

Sam Roscoe talks us through the goalless draw at Anfield, with the help of ESPN's Jonathan Smith and the Daily Mail's Jack Gaughan. We analyse penalty decisions, the calm performance of the defence, the midfield lynchpin Fernandinho - and why Riyad Mahrez was on spot-kick duty after Sergio Aguero had left the action. Former City striker David White also speaks to us about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his football coach and the impact its had on his life.


10: Hidden Symbols and the Illuminati

David Mooney chairs the debate between Manchester City fan Paul Atherton and One Football journalist Dan Burke, as the Premier League leaders gear up for a trip to one of their biggest bogey grounds. The team discuss City's defence, the impact of Raheem Sterling, and the performances against Brighton and Hoffenheim. Howard Hockin looks at refereeing in the Champions League, while Gary James chats to us about his brand new book on Manchester City folklore. We're also joined by The Anfield...


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,...


8: A Foetus Doing a Man's Job

After Manchester City's first defeat of the season, Sam Roscoe is joined by's Sam Lee and City fan Paul Atherton to discuss the last week. We review the 3-0 win over Fulham and the 2-1 defeat to Lyon - asking why the performance was just so flat. We catch up with David Brightwell for the second part of our interview where he explained how he swapped football for the fire service. Howard Hockin is talking respect, and we preview trips to Cardiff and Oxford as well.


7: Too Giddy Too Early

After the international break, David Mooney is joined by Manchester City fan and blogger Richard Burns and the Daily Mail's Jack Gaughan to discuss the upcoming matches against Fulham and Lyon. Sam Roscoe takes us back to the 1990s to find out how City ended up at their lowest point two decades ago, while David Brightwell discusses his time coming through the ranks at Maine Road. We look at City's chances in the Champions League, Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez's starts to the season, and the...


6: Titans and Leopards

Sam Roscoe is joined by ESPN's Jonathan Smith and Manchester City fan and blogger Richard Burns to discuss the last seven days at the Etihad. The team looks back over Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling's strikes in the 2-1 win over Newcastle, analyse what Riyad Mahrez needs to do to settle in, and ponder over what's happened with Leroy Sane. City youth expert Sean Blinkhorn joins David Mooney to discuss the EDS players, while Howard Hockin has a turn as storyteller. We also discuss the new...


5: Best Barman in County Down

David Mooney hosts as City fans Ciaran Murray and Kieran Clarke discuss the last seven days of Manchester City. We take a look at the talking points from the 1-1 draw with Wolves - the contentious goal, the penalty decisions, the counter-attacks, and the performance. It's a decade since Sheikh Mansour took over the club, so Sam Roscoe is looking back at the impact of that deal in 2008\. We also look ahead to the game with Newcastle and react to City's Champions League draw.


4: No Idea What Gout Was

Sam Roscoe is in charge as Manchester City fan and blogger Richard Burns and's City correspondent Sam Lee run riot over the last seven days for the club. We're analysing the win over Huddersfield - focusing on David Silva, Sergio Aguero and Benjamin Mendy. We try to work out Pep Guardiola's tactics. Former City midfielder Danny Tiatto speaks to David Mooney, while Howard Hockin looks at a decade of Vincent Kompany at the Etihad. We also squeeze in a preview of Saturday's trip to...


3: Salted Popcorn

For the third episode of the 10th Blue Moon Podcast season, David Mooney is joined by Howard Hockin and Real Sport's football editor Jon Mackenzie to discuss Manchester City's victory at Arsenal. We hear from Kyle Walker on Phil Foden's potential and look at the team's options with Kevin De Bruyne's injury. Bernardo Silva takes the plaudits, while Sam Roscoe looks at City's previous title defences and where they went wrong. Alistair Mann speaks to Rob Wilson about the impact Pep Guardiola...


2: The Naked Edition

Sam Roscoe is joined by Manchester City fans Murd and Andy MacNab to look at how the team dismantled Chelsea in the Community Shield at the weekend. The focus is on Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden for their performances - but there is time to look at other areas of the team that’s looking strong, too. David Mooney talks us through the transfer business for the summer window, while we also look ahead to the opening of the Premier League season with Sunday’s trip to Arsenal....


1: A Great Gentleman's Outfitter

The Blue Moon Podcast returns for its 10th season, as David Mooney is joined by Manchester City fan and blogger Richard Burns and the Sunday Mirror’s Chief Football Writer Simon Mullock. They’re reviewing pre-season and looking ahead to the Community Shield tie with Chelsea on Sunday. Sam Roscoe remembers the late Marc-Vivien Foe and we discuss the impact he had during his season at Maine Road. We also discuss what the benchmark should be for City’s season, whether we should even compare to...


9.37 - Thrown All Over the Place

A bad week for Manchester City, but David Mooney is here with’s Sam Lee and ESPN’s Jonathan Smith to walk you through the pain of the last seven days. The panel discuss what went wrong in both the Manchester Derby and the Champions League tie with Liverpool. Was the problem the tactics? How about the team selection? What impact did refereeing decisions have on the results? We pick the bones out of the two games. We’re looking ahead to City’s trip to Wembley to face Tottenham, with...


9.36 - Please Let Me Go!

Sam Roscoe takes charge of Paul Atherton and Josh Garside as the team look back at a mixed week on Merseyside for Manchester City. After a great win at Everton’s Goodison Park, City put in a horror-show performance at Liverpool to leave themselves with so much work to do in the second leg, following their 3-0 loss in the Champions League. The team try to work out what went wrong and why Pep Guardiola decided to change his tactics for the match - and the affect it had on the team. We look...


9.35 - Pop Psychology

Looking ahead to the Manchester City trips to both Everton and Liverpool, David Mooney is joined by Howard Hockin and’s Sam Lee. We assess whether the receptions for returning players, like John Stones at Goodison or Raheem Sterling at Anfield, will have an effect on the team, and we’re also discussing where Pep Guardiola’s focus should be in the coming matches. With a little bit of needle from the FA over City’s discipline, we’re looking at whether there’s been a change under...


9.34 - A Giraffe with a Balloon

With no games in the days either side of this week’s show, Sam Roscoe - along with Manchester City fans Andy MacNab and Murd - takes the opportunity to delve into some of the off-the-pitch talking points. We take a closer look at the Champions League draw and how a trip to Liverpool in the first leg might (or might not) be as problematic as some seem to think, while Neil Atkinson from the Anfield Wrap gives us their verdict on the draw. Following talk of a hostile reception on Merseyside,...


9.33 - City’s Swiss Army Knife

ESPN’s Jonathan Smith and Yahoo Sports’ Richard Burns join David Mooney for this week’s instalment of the Blue Moon Podcast. We’re taking a look back at Manchester City’s trip to Stoke, with a focus on David Silva’s performance and Raheem Sterling’s return. We’re looking at the top of the Premier League table and looking at how likely it could be that Pep Guardiola’s side could win the title against their rivals Manchester United, while we examine if there’s anything in the manager’s words...


9.32 - Time + A Lot of Money = Really Good

Sam Roscoe is steering the good ship Blue Moon Podcast, with his guests Jack Gaughan from the Daily Mail and Richard Burns from Yahoo Sports. This week, the team review the victory over Chelsea and the defeat on the night to FC Basel - focusing on how Bernardo Silva is settling into the team, how Leroy Sane is hitting top form, and how Nicolas Otamendi has come on leaps and bounds in the last 12 months. David Mooney's been speaking to Pol Ballus from Diario Sport and Sid Lowe from the...


9.31 - The Moonwalk

After two successive 3-0 victories over Arsenal, David Mooney is joined by Richard Burns and Paul Atherton to look at the week that was. Pep Guardiola picked up his first silverware at Manchester City, before extending the team's lead to 16 points at the top of the Premier League. We're looking back at some of the star performances - assessing how Vincent Kompany would be right for feeling on Cloud Nine, how Bernardo Silva has quietly grown into this City team, and waxing lyrical over one...


9.30 - Acting it Out

David Mooney is a late substitute for the sick Sam Roscoe - and he presides over Richard Burns of Yahoo Sports and Sam Lee of as they discuss the last seven days of Manchester City news. It starts with a breakdown of the match at Wigan: Was Fabian Delph right to be dismissed? Why did Anthony Taylor change his mind? Were the fans out of order at the end? Was the stewarding up to task? We're also looking at Claudio Bravo's role in the squad, whether he can do better with some of the...


9.29 - Super Casual Pellegrini's City were Atrocious

David Mooney tries to keep control of Kieran Clarke and Ciaran Murray as the team discuss Manchester City's victories over Leicester in the Premier League and FC Basel in the Champions League. We're discussion Sergio Aguero's role in the squad and how that's changed under Pep Guardiola, while Raheem Sterling must be feeling positive after setting his critics right with his 20th goal of the campaign. We're looking at how Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan have settled into the team this...