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Missed Goals: Manchester City 2012/13 Season Review [Kindle Edition]

Howard Hockin
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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"He did very good things for the club. He stayed there for three years, which is a lot of time. He brought the club to a winning club. Now we are just looking for the next step, the next cycle."

And so another chapter in Manchester City's history came to an end, and another begins. The 2012/13 season was a major disappointment for City, beginning with a second early elimination in Europe, then continuing with the failure to retain their Premiership title, won in such dramatic circumstances in May 2012. By the end of the season, Roberto Mancini's fate was sealed by an FA Cup final defeat to Wigan Athletic, though victory would not have saved a manager known to have lost the support of players, staff and the owners alike.

This book tells the story of another dramatic season for the Citizens, not through match reports alone, but mainly through the stories that shaped the season, from player revolts, Mario Balotelli's antics, through to the media coverage and constant headlines away from the pitch.

Bonus features: Book Reviews, Q & A session with senior football journalists, plus reports on the campaign for cheaper tickets and much, much more.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 418 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00D0AD88S
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome return to form 7 Jun. 2013
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A clever and original investigation into the obsessive psychology of the modern-day sports "fan". The fictional narrator's heart-warming struggle to redeem his otherwise sad and lonely existence through an imagined connection to his heroes via the so-called "blogosphere" allows Mr Hockin to deliver more of his trademark biting satire and piercing insights into Britain's degenerate and celebrity-worshipping culture. His muscular prose and lurid imagination puts one in mind of the very finest modern fiction writers: David Foster Wallace, Mark Leyner, even Ollie Holt himself. "Missed Goals: Manchester City 2012/13 Season Review" is certainly one NOT to be missed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A master of the genre 7 Jun. 2013
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There's a good reason why Hocklin is known as 'The Poor Man's Tolstoy', the quality of the writing almost leaps at you from the page/screen and grabs you by the throat. Every undulation of MCFC's roller-coaster season is captured gloriously in an absolutely thrilling addition to the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hockin On-Form As Per 26 Sept. 2013
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There are a multitude of wordsmiths out there that put finger to keyboard when it comes to football's Boddington Boys of Old; Mr Hockin is one of the finest.

How he didn't become one of Manchester City FC's official bloggers is beyond me but if this means he has more time to craft masterpieces like this then we're all winners in the end. For those of you familiar with his writing then the flow and style of this will be of no surprise; it makes pleasant reading in light of what was a somewhat indifferent season for blues.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Grate read 6 Jun. 2013
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Another fine addition to the bloggerati / literature crossover genre which was almost single-handedly invented by Mister Hockin. Insightful commentary, thoughtful wordplay, some forthright opinions and a dramatic reduction in spelling errors when compared with his last effort make this a five-star effort. However I missed his bread products round-up and hope he reinstates it for next year
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 6 Oct. 2013
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I think this is a really good read for city fans.. its a collection of blogs really . looking back on that season it evokes some strange emotions etc was an odd season looking back and this review captures that. thanks Howard Hockin
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