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The Athletic's Sam Lee joins David Mooney to bring you expert insight into the goings on in the blue half of Manchester every single week. Subscribe for breaking news and big name interviews.

Why Always Us? - A show about Manchester City The Athletic

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The Athletic's Sam Lee joins David Mooney to bring you expert insight into the goings on in the blue half of Manchester every single week. Subscribe for breaking news and big name interviews.

    Are City getting better at recovering from a bad start?

    Are City getting better at recovering from a bad start?

    City fan David Mooney is joined by the Athletic's Sam Lee to reflect on the 1-1 draw at Southampton - and Pep Guardiola's comments that the performance was a lot better than many people seemed to think.

    • 51 min
    Why City's pressing beat Chelsea - and why it's not boring...

    Why City's pressing beat Chelsea - and why it's not boring...

    It's our 100th show - and to celebrate, David Mooney is joined by The Athletic's Sam Lee plus special guests Jim, who runs @city_tactics, and former City defender Nedum Onuoha. They discuss what made City control the game against Chelsea and they examine the narrative that City are boring to watch.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    How Guardiola has rebooted City

    How Guardiola has rebooted City

    The Athletic's Sam Lee joins David Mooney - along with special guest Jim, or @City_Tactics on Twitter - to break down what Guardiola has done to reinvent his City team, after the 2019-20 season didn't go to plan. They discuss the changes the manager made to his set-up and system to reclaim the title in 2020-21 - and then to put his side top of the table at this moment in time.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Fighting narratives - and the problems posed by Arsenal

    Fighting narratives - and the problems posed by Arsenal

    David Mooney is joined by The Athletic's City Correspondent, Sam Lee, to look back on City's win at the Emirates. They also discuss the prevailing narratives that have developed about City and reflect on a strange day for one player in particular.

    • 59 min
    More Records Broken by Pep - and City Top at Christmas

    More Records Broken by Pep - and City Top at Christmas

    The Athletic's Sam Lee joins City fan David Mooney to reflect on City's position at the top of the Premier League at Christmas - and the records that Guardiola broke in the 4-0 win over Newcastle.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Leeds Demolition - and Aguero's Retirement

    The Leeds Demolition - and Aguero's Retirement

    The Athletic's Sam Lee joins City fan David Mooney to reflect on City's 7-0 drubbing of Leeds, focusing on the performances of Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish and Rodri - plus they discuss the end of Sergio Aguero's playing career.

    • 58 min

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