Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Just How Far Can Guardiola Take Manchester City This Season?

Pep Guardiola's first season with Manchester City didn't quite live up to expectations, but last season's critics have been well and truly silenced. City have been irresistible so far. In defence they look secure, buoyed by the addition of Ederson who looks to be the 'keeper they have been crying out for. Kevin De Bruyne has been in inspired form, with numerous majestic performances in the City midfield and assists that not even people sat in the stands would've seen …
Manchester United's draw at Stoke is not a sign of things to come

Manchester United's draw at Stoke is not a sign of things to come

Manchester United remain at the top of the league table by the end of matchday four, but only just, thanks to Mark Hughes' Stoke City who, almost predictably, halted United's 100% record accrued over the first three games. Here is my take on how the Red Devils fared at the Britannia, where they have been sub-par in recent years - since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson to be precise, but why their most recent draw could have been a …
Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

After their 4-0 slaughter of Arsenal, Liverpool will take on another huge test going to Etihad to take on Manchester City.  With an international break to savor their destruction of Arsenal, Jurgen Klopp will be looking to his players to put that all behind them and do the same to title favourites Manchester City. Manchester City have grabbed seven points from three matches, but have yet to put in a really convincing performance. They've been worthy winners in the two …
Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News and Key Players

Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News and Key Players

On April 27th, Manchester City host Manchester United in a Manchester derby that could prove crucial to the top four race. After winning their last two Premier League matches, Manchester City came crashing down in the FA Cup after a 2-1 loss in the semi-final to Arsenal.  They have struggled in big matches recently, they have not won any of their last six matches against the traditional top six in all competitions after their loss to Arsenal.  They did win …
Football stars who support Liverpool: A story of what could've been...

Football stars who support Liverpool: A story of what could've been...

Many of today's mega footballers still have a soft spot for their favourite childhood clubs. It is not surprising to see so many still speaking of their dream or lost opportunities to play for Liverpool Football Club.  We take a look at some of the players who could've had their names sung by the Kop, but due to destiny unwritten, could not play for Liverpool. It'll also give you some sort of idea how small a budget Liverpool have to …
Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

At this stage of the season, this match will be more important for the home side than it is for Tottenham. The visitors have been in spectacular form, which has seen them climb to second in the table and they currently look to be the biggest threat to Chelsea. On the other hand, Manchester City haven't been convincing in recent weeks and have fallen out of the Champions League places. There are many doubting Pep Guardiola, especially in terms of his …
Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On New Year's Eve, Liverpool host Manchester City at Anfield in a game of two serious title contenders.  This match will pit second verses third in the table with only a point separating the two teams.  Both will see this as must win though, as a loss could see the loser cut adrift from the title race, with Chelsea already six and seven points ahead of them respectively. After a 4-1 comeback victory over Stoke City on the 27th, Liverpool …
Are Manchester City Under-Staffed Up Front?

Are Manchester City Under-Staffed Up Front?

When you think Manchester City, you think rich. They are a club with almost unlimited resources and a burning desire to succeed at domestically, as well as in Europe, who also happen to be guided by a superstar manager.  Indeed, when you look at their squad it's clear that they are literally bursting at the seams with talent.  But all that talent is packed primarily in two areas – midfield and defense. If you are new to Premier League football and …
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