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20: Panic at the First Sign of Trouble

12/13/2018
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Headlines off the pitch have dominated Manchester City's week - and David Mooney is joined by Josh Webb-Thomson from the American Cityzens podcast and former City striker and academy graduate Leon Mike to discuss it all. They review the games with Chelsea and Hoffenheim, and preview matches with Everton and Leicester. We hear exclusively from Nedum Onuoha on racism in football and society, while Howard Hockin looks at why City really need to pip Liverpool to the title.

Duration:01:03:01

19: The Undead and the Apocalypse

12/6/2018
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After two tough - but solid - wins against Bournemouth and Watford, the Manchester City juggernaut continues and David Mooney is joined by Dan Burke from One Football and Simon Bajkowski from the Manchester Evening News to discuss the ins and outs of the week. We put the Rainbow Laces campaign in the spotlight and ask if it's ok that no City player wore the laces, while Sean Blinkhorn gives us the lowdown on what to expect from the youth team in the FA Youth Cup. We preview the ties with...

Duration:01:03:24

18: Ballet-Dancing Leopards

11/29/2018
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David Mooney is joined by Gaz and Chris Higginbottom to discuss everything from Manchester City's week. A 4-0 win over West Ham set the tone nicely, before Pep Guardiola's side got a tough test in a 2-2 draw with Lyon. Gary James explains how influential the late Johnny Hart was at Maine Road, while Howard Hockin drops in from the year 2030... all will be revealed. We look ahead to games with Bournemouth and Watford, plus there's discussion about so-called sportswashing and the impact that...

Duration:01:04:39

17: Oozing Proper Swagger

11/22/2018
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The Premier League is back after the international break and Sam Roscoe is joined by ESPN's Jonathan Smith and Manchester City fan and blogger Richard Burns to discuss all of the talking points ahead of trips to West Ham and Lyon. With the return of the Champions League, the panel discuss its importance to the club and the supporters - while we debate what to expect from City's first encounter with Manuel Pellegrini since he departed the Etihad in 2016\. With a bit of extra discussion on the...

Duration:00:59:02

16: Sounds Nice in the Urinal

11/15/2018
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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.

Duration:01:00:37

15: On The Naughty Step

11/8/2018
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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...

Duration:01:12:47

14: A Question of Survival

11/1/2018
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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...

Duration:01:01:18

13: Pavlovian Conditioning

10/25/2018
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Sam Roscoe is joined by Goal's Sam Lee and BBC Radio 5 Live's David Mooney to discuss the big wins over Burnley and Shakhtar. We react to Pep Guardiola's comments about the Champions League when it comes to the club and the fans, plus we chew over the refereeing decisions that had the Clarets' boss Sean Dyche so annoyed. Days before Halloween, we're investigating Maine Road's curse with historian Gary James, and we look ahead to games with Spurs and Fulham, too.

Duration:01:06:31

12: A Lego Inca Pyramid

10/18/2018
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With games against Burnley and Shakhtar Donetsk on the horizon, David Mooney is joined by Manchester City fans Kieran Clarke and Chris Higginbottom to preview the coming week. Joe Hart returns to the Etihad, while Raheem Sterling has ended his international goal drought. David White talks about his City career on the pitch in part two of our exclusive interview, while Howard Hockin discusses big clubs and small clubs. We're also assessing the academy.

Duration:01:00:58

11: Chess or Chicken

10/11/2018
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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.

Duration:00:57:41

10: Hidden Symbols and the Illuminati

10/4/2018
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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...

Duration:00:59:11

9: Pasta for Breakfast

9/27/2018
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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,...

Duration:00:57:59

8: A Foetus Doing a Man's Job

9/20/2018
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After Manchester City's first defeat of the season, Sam Roscoe is joined by Goal.com'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.

Duration:01:06:55

7: Too Giddy Too Early

9/13/2018
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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...

Duration:01:02:53

6: Titans and Leopards

9/6/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:57

5: Best Barman in County Down

8/30/2018
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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.

Duration:01:01:30

4: No Idea What Gout Was

8/23/2018
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Sam Roscoe is in charge as Manchester City fan and blogger Richard Burns and Goal.com'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...

Duration:01:02:55

3: Salted Popcorn

8/16/2018
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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...

Duration:01:09:41

2: The Naked Edition

8/14/2018
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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....

Duration:01:05:27

1: A Great Gentleman's Outfitter

8/14/2018
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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...

Duration:01:00:13