Thanks (I think...) to The Spectator for this image.
Officially better than Juve, then?
It was, to say the least, an odd one for me watching City today (I heard that it was possible to see the game via Justin.tv on the computer, where - they say - feeds from all over the world are aggregated and beamed to users without the need to pay a subscription fee. To Rupert Murdoch, or anyone else, come to that. I'm advised that - if you do take advantage of this entirely illegal service, you might end up with a South American commentary, complete with the obligatory vintage Chris Tarrant TV shouts of 'Goooooaaaaaaalllll!!!!' morphing into 'I Love You Baby' and amusingly partisan shouts of 'Carrrrlitoss!' every time Tevez touches the ball.) but I ain't making no fuss.
Fulham were never really in it, and the handball decision was harsh to say the least. Hard to credit that they gave The Old Lady such a run for her money in the week, but - as the inimitable Mr Hodgson was quick to point out - there's often a reaction to every action.
Of course, the high-as-a-kite Mr Dempsey had to sink to earth with a deafening thud at some point. He has not gone up in my estimation, and that's a fact.
All in all, not too bad a show this weekend, though I was hoping for a high scoring draw between the Rags and the Scousers, with some juicy injuries thrown in. But then again, you can't have it all, as Kate Bush would doubtless agree.