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The Cityzen Abroad is a New York based Manchester City Football podcast featuring Analysis, News & Opinion. New episodes every week. Available on iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud and Google Play

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    • Oct 27, 2020 LATEST EPISODE
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    Episide 171 - Live-ish from Just Outside New York City

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2020 33:26

    On this week's experimental episode, I live-pod during today's Champions League match between Man City and Olympique Marseilles. I share my thoughts on the match, weigh in on some burning City topics, and stress the importance of that seemingly elusive second goal

    Episode 170 - Embarrassing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 31:17

    On this week's episode, we talk about the UCL draw, the Carabao Cup draw and the win over Burnley, Foden and England, and the relationship between Pep and Leed's Bielsa. We also go deep on City's embarrassing 5-2 loss to Leicester City.

    Episode 169 - The Welcome Back Transfer Roundup

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2020 29:38

    On this week's episode, I welcome City to the 20-21 season with a recap of their opening 3 points vs. Wolves - a tale of two halves - and discuss what has happened in the transfer window so far as well as what might still be to come.

    Episode 168 - Messi and Models and Grades, Oh My

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2020 49:02

    The Cityzen Abroad podcast returns to catch up on all things Man City. We discuss the Lionel Messi saga, the Phil Foden debacle, and give out grades for the 19-20 season for every player and Pep.

    Episode 167 - Back for the New Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2020 33:45

    On the first episode of 2020, I check in with my likes and dislikes from the Sheffield match and what they mean for the current state of City and the rest of the 2019-2020 campaign.

    Episode 166 - RE: How to Fix City

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2019 32:43

    On this week's episode, I review the terrible Premier League loss in the Manchester Derby to United and talk about the optimism from their Champion's League win vs. Dinamo Zagreb. Also, not that the Premier League is lost, I discuss how to prioritize the Champions League and how to salvage City's almost lost season.

    Episode 165 - The Sane Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2019 30:13

    On this week's episode, I discuss the problems City face as they come into the Festive Season. I will tell you what Pep needs to do to start prioritizing the Champions League and why not having Sane is such a huge problem.

    Episode 164 - We Believe

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2019 52:43

    On this week's international break episode, I start with news of "The Special One's" return to the Premier League before welcoming on Ryan Nesmith, host of The "I Believe" USMNT Podcast. We discuss his favorite EPL team, Man City of course, then jump into some US Men's National Team soccer talk.

    Episode 163 - The Anfield Curse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2019 36:31

    On this week's episode, I break down everything about the crushing City defeat at Anfield which puts them in 4th place, 9 points behind the title leaders, Liverpool. I finish up with a few new and notes on Monoco, Sterling and Bernardo's suspension.

    Episode 162 - Walker's Wild Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2019 37:29

    On this week's episode, I discuss the wild and wacky week that was for Kyle Walker. From falling asleep on defense to scoring a later winner to playing KEEPER, Walker did it all this week in the days leading up to the biggest game of the season, vs. Liverpool at Anfield.

    Episode 161 - We Are Not Friends, Nor Will We Be

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2019 35:44

    On this week's episode, I recap City's last 2 easy victories over Aston Villa in the Premier League and Southampton in the Carabao Cup. I then explain why Arturo Vidal and Claudio Bravo are "not friends" and why Bravo failed in the Premier League.

    Episode 160 - Back in the Right Direction?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2019 35:47

    On this week's episode, I recap City's victories over Crystal Palace and Atalanta and preview this weekend's match vs. Aston Villa. I discuss Jesus' development, what I can't figure out about Cancelo, and why it is time for Stones to step up and Foden to play more.

    Episode 159 - Boy Was I Surprised

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2019 37:43

    On this episode, I dig deep into City's 0-2 loss to Wolves at the Etihad. I talk about what went wrong and why and, most importantly, what Pep and City can do to fix it.

    Episode 158 - Adding Injury to Insult

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2019 36:41

    On this week's episode, I discuss Man City's injury crisis and how Pep might deal with it. I also recap the terrible 3-2 loss to Norwich City before jumping into a preview of Wednesday's Champions League match vs Shakhtar Donetsk.

    Episode 157 - Glass Half Full Guy

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2019 33:08

    On this week's episode, I cover the good, the bad, and the VAR from City's controversial draw with Spurs on the weekend. I talk lineup problems, individual errors, singular greatness and a player I think is making "The Leap". All that plus my VAR rant.

    Episode 156 - Ahead By a Country Mile

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2019 28:30

    On this week's episode, I quickly skim through some news before jumping into to recapping City's 5-0 win over West Ham. That is followed by a quick preview of City's first important match of the season vs. Spurs.

    Episode 155 - It Only Doesn't Count If You Lose

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2019 35:47

    On this week's episode, I recap City winning their 1st trophy of the season, the Community Shield. I also dig into some final transfer rumors.

    Episode 154 - Start it Up Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2019 28:23

    On today's episode, City is back and so am I! I recap the 4-1 Friendly win over West Ham and go over some quick news & notes.

    Episode 153 - Let the Transfers Begin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2019 36:02

    On this week's episode, I touch on some quick News & Notes before diving into all the Man City transfer news. I talk Steffen, Angelino, De Ligt, Maguire, Delph, and the Joaos', Cancelo and Felix. I finish up with a deep-dive SWOT analysis of City's first offseason transfer, Rodri.

    Episode 152 - Grading the Fourmidables

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2019 57:11

    On this week's episode, I grade all the City players who contributed to the historic domestic treble. Find out who passed, who failed and who took home the highest grade.

    Episode 151 - Heres to You Vincent Kompany

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2019 44:03

    On this week's episode, I celebrate the cherry on top of City's season, a 6-0 victory in the FA Cup Final over Watford. I take time to say goodbye a legend, The Captain, Vincent Kompany and talk about the end of an era. Finally, we wrap up with some transfer talk.

    Episode 150 - Best of Times, Worst of Times

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2019 31:40

    On this week's episode, I start with a special clip and jump right in to celebrate Manchester City's historic Back-to-Back Premier League Championships. Later in the episode though, I unfortunately have to address the New York Times article about UEFA and a possible Champions League Ban.

    Episode 149 - Captain Marvel

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2019 33:13

    On this week's episode, I discuss City wrapping up the Premier League season and the epic goal by The Captain, Vincent Kompany to keep them ahead in the trophy race. I'll touch on player forms, the Champions League and transfer rumors as well.

    Episode 148 - To Sane or Not to Sane?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2019 35:59

    On this week's episode, I recap games and go “In the News”. I talk about the PFA team and players of the year before recapping the Manchester Derby and victory over Burnley. I wrap it up with a little transfer talk update.

    Episode 147 - Heartbreaking

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2019 32:13

    On this week's episode, I discuss the thrilling match vs Spurs which resulted in City exiting the Champions League and why Pep Guardiola is at fault. I also discuss Phil Foden and Ederson's great performances vs Spurs on the weekend and what I want to see in the Manchester Derby.

    Episode 146 - First Time Long Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2019 57:50

    On this week's episode, Jon Seigle and I discuss City's continued pursuit of the Quadruple. First, we recap the weekend's 3-1 win over Crystal Palace and preview this week's Champions League 2nd Leg vs Spurs. We also talk about big-picture topics around the remaining Premier League schedule and how Pep's comments on Man City fans and the Champions League.

    Episode 145 - Take Me to Your Leader

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2019 31:42

    On this "In the News" episode I discuss all the news around City's 1-0 loss to Tottenham in the Champions League Quarterfinals. I discuss the Spurs injury updates, Pep's decision making, Fernandinho and Gundogan's quotes and try to figure out who City's leader is.

    Episode 144 - Champions Confusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2019 44:17

    On this episode, I give a few quick thoughts on City's lineup and performance vs Tottenham in the Champions League and on Kyle Walker's possible red vs Brighton in the FA Cup. After that, I'm joined by James Rose from the Who Kicked the Corner Flag Podcast. We discuss today's Champions League match and what to expect in the next leg.

    Episode 143 - Time for Mendy Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2019 32:31

    On this week's episode I talk City's six points vs the bottom of the table on their way to 1st place in the Premier League. We'll also talk KDB's attitude, Jesus' finishing, Foden's potential and why it's time for Mendy Time.

    Episode 142 - International Roc Nation

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2019 32:16

    On this week's episode, I discuss all the goings on during the international break. We check in with Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Oleksander Zinchenko on their international sides. I'll also discuss some "In the News" topics about City hard men and why Kevin De Bruyne is making me nervous.

    Episode 141 - Don't Dunk on City

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2019 29:27

    On this week's episode, I'll recap the last match before the international break, City's 3-2 come from behind win over Swansea to put them in the FA Cup semifinals. We'll talk Foden and England, Delph out, City's lost generation and VAR.

    Episode 140 - News with a Blue

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2019 57:13

    On this week's "In the News" episode I'm joined by Joe Ricci from viewsofablue.com to discuss the Champions League Round of 16 results, and possible Quarterfinals draws as well as the New York Times Raheem Sterling article and the contract situations of Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane, and Ilkay Gundogan.

    Episode 139 - Trophy, Quarters, Quarters, First

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2019 34:31

    On this episode I discuss today's 7-0 demolition of Schalke to move on to the Quarterfinals of the Champions League and the 3-1 victory over Watford to stay in 1st place in the Premier League. Also, City youth, why the injury crisis might be good and Sterling for POY.

    Episode 138 - In the News

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2019 29:01

    On this week's in the news episode I weigh in on the week's Man City news stories including, UEFA FFP investigation, the Real Madrid midfielder's transfer demand, Aguero's Argentina snub and City's loanees.

    Episode 137 - The King is Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2019 33:57

    On this week's episode, I discuss Real Madrid's exit from the Champions League and what that means for City. Also, back in first place in the Premier League! How they got there, what they need to do to stay and of course, I talk Gundogan and Mahrez.

    Episode 136 - Back and Better Than Ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2019 39:00

    On this week's episode I am BACK to talk all things City and check in on 3 of this year's competitions. I'll talk the Premier League win over West Ham, City raising the Carabao Cup, defeating Chelsea and the comeback victory over FC Shalke in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

    Episode 135 - Come on. It's Liverpool

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2019 32:13

    On this week's episode I talk transfer deadline day and City's sneaky signing. I then go into the loss to Newcastle and whether or not that means Liverpool has won the league. Finally, I go back to City's 5-0 romp over Burnley in the FA Cup.

    Episode 134 - Doin' It for the Kids

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2019 28:33

    On this week's episodes I recap a sloppy but easy 3-0 victory over Huddersfield and City's victory lap 10-0 aggregate win over Burton on the way to the Carabao Cup finals. I'll talk about the best front 3 in the world, Swaggy Ri not playing, SOME of the City kids starting and go on a transfer rant after Barcelona's scoop of Frenkie de Jong.

    Episode 133 - The Voice of Reason

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2019 49:39

    On this week's episode I welcome back Nico Morales to recap City beating a shorthanded Wolves team. After that I give Nico a host of Man City hot takes and ask him to be the voice of reason to all the crazy fans (including myself sometimes).

    Episode 132 - Views of a Blue

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2019 44:54

    On this week's episode I welcome Joe Ricci from viewsofablue.com. We discuss City's huge win over Liverpool, their 7-0 beatdown of Rotherham and preview their upcoming Carabao Cup semi vs Burton Albion. We also go deep on City's transfer strategy in January and beyond.

    Episode 131 - Performance Over Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2019 39:54

    On tonight's episode, it's City v Liverpool and nothing but! I recap City's scintillating 1-0 victory over the Premier League leaders. I'll go in depth on the play that may be the turning point of the season, the controversial non-red card and where I think City's front 3 ranks in world football. All that and plenty of other topics from today's epic match.

    Episode 130 - Not So Happy Holidays

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2018 30:08

    On this week's episode I dissect Man City's holiday collapse and identify the reasons for their pre-Christmas loss to Crystal Palace and the Boxing Day defeat by Leicester City. I'll talk about the roles played by Pep, Ederson, Walker, Delph, and Mendy among others.

    Episode 129 - Baby Sharks Do Do

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2018 32:15

    On this week's episode we start with the Champions League draw and the sacking of the Special One. From there I'll recap the Everton and Leicester matches discussing Sane being Silva, Jesus maybe being Sterling, the Baby Sharks being players and KDB being back!

    Episode 128 - Tale of Two Citys

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2018 33:02

    On this week's episode I compare and contrast two very different City performances. First, I dissect the Ticky Tacka let down at their big test vs Chelsea and explain why it was a systematic failure. I'll then jump to a brighter note after that and go over today's physically and mentally tough comeback win over Hoffenheim.

    Episode 127 - These Matches Don't Matter

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2018 43:49

    On today's episode I explain why this week's action doesn't matter in the big picture for Man City but the Chelsea match will. I'll also rant about Phil Foden, Gabby Jesus, Fernandinho and more!

    Episode 126 - The Loner Saves City

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2018 39:30

    On this week's episode: a new American keeper, an award snub for Pep plus recaps of West Ham and Lyon. We'll talk about City's best Front 3, Silva's place in world football and why Laporte isn't on the French National Team.

    Episode 125 - The 21 Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2018 32:06

    On this week's episode I go through the Big 3 targets Man City could bring in this January. I discuss the pros, cons and give my recommendation on Frenkie de Jong, Tanguy Ndombele and Ruben Neves. Also, why I won't talk about Isco again!

    Episode 124 - FFP (Forty Four Passes)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2018 30:17

    On this week's episode I dive deep into Man City's 3-1, total victory over cross-town rivals Manchester United in this year's first Manchester Derby. I cover it all, from Mourinho sitting his superstars to Sterling's step-overs and everything in between.

    Episode 123 - The Problem with FFP

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2018 38:53

    On this week's episode I take on Der Spiegel's hit piece on Man City. I discuss why it's bias(or possibly worse) and what the FFP rules were put in place to do. I then break down City's 14 goals to 1 week talking about Fulham, Southampton and Shakhtar before weighing in on what City has to do in this weekend's Manchester Derby.

    Episode 122 - Who Kicked the Cityzen Abroad?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2018 45:19

    On this episode I'm joined by James Rose, a noted Tottenham fan and host of the 'Who Kicked the Corner Flag' podcast. James and I break down City's 1-0 victory at Wembley and discuss Riyad Mahrez's arrival, Raheem Sterling's contributions and missing Kyle Walker on the City side. We also get into Dele Alli's new deal, Harry Kane's slow start and the possibility of Poccettino to Real Madrid for Spurs.

    Episode 121 - Return to the Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2018 42:24

    On this's week's episode I begin on a serious note by discussing the situation at City Watch with much of the staff departing en masse last weekend. From there I jump into City's convincing victories over Burnley in the Premier League, Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and then wrap it up by previewing the matchups for Monday's big match vs Tottenham.

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