In this weekend's edition of the guardian's "10 things to watch out for this weekend in the premier league" Paul Doyle wrote something a little bit insane.
I'm very much a "Puel In" kind of chap but the words above both baffled and amused me. Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world. He created a paradigm shift in the way football is coached around the world.
Southampton are one of many sides that have learnt from the great man. Those that haven't listened are doomed to failure like Aston Villa and Sunderland.
So, to today's game. The rest of the season is a bit of a free hit for our boys. We find ourselves marooned in mid table obscurity and occasions like today can be a chance to test ourselves against some truly world class players and a genius football mind.
Sane, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling will get the ball out wide and help stop Ryan Bertrand and Cedric Soares from bombing forward.
Southampton picked up a decent point when they went to Etihad Stadium in October. They deserved it too.
City seem to be playing better these days. Still, I fancy Saints to nick a 2-2 draw thanks to some comedy goalkeeping.
City always worth giving up a goal, but they're decent at scoring a few.
Our season is over, theirs is not.
Think this could be a bit of a barnstormer.