In a week that has seen City heavily linked with the likes of Kaka and David Villa, the Blues come crashing back to Earth on Saturday as they take on the Elephant Man's pie eaters from Wigan.
Following the disappointing postponement of last week's game against some amateur outfit from the south coast, Superman Ireland will be sitting this one out due to suspension. Better news is that Robinho should be fit and, of course, there is always trusty old Darius to call upon.
Until Wednesday night's narrow defeat at Old Trafford, the Latics had been on a remarkable run of 6 wins in 7 games that saw them rise to the very healthy (and enviable) position of 7th in the league, 9 points ahead of God's own team. I seem to say this every week, but a victory this week is imperative for Mark Hughes's men; anything less than 3 points will simply not do. That certainly won't be easy to achieve though, as Palacios, Heskey, Zaki and Valencia have all been in inspired form this season.
mcfcUAE will be in the Players' Lounge as usual from 5pm onwards, with the match being featured on the big screen with full English commentary. There's no early game this week, but the other 7pm fixtures include Bolton Vs United, Cheslea Vs Stoke and Blackburn Vs Newcastle. Arsenal travel to Hull for the day's late kick off. See you there.