Manchester City v Liverpool Preview | Team News & Key Men

Manchester City v Liverpool Preview | Team News & Key Men

On March 18th, Manchester City host Liverpool in a pivotal match in the battle for the Champions League Places. Manchester City are coming off of a heart breaking 3-1 loss in the Champions League that saw then get knocked out 6-6 on away goals.  Now out of the Champions League, City sit third in the Premier League, level on points with Tottenham only behind on goal difference.  City sit 10 points off Chelsea and six points inside the Champions League …
Manchester City Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City Vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsene Wenger’s Gunners were cruising at a fair clip when Everton threw a spanner in their stride during the midweek game at Goodison Park. Wenger attributed that stumble to a physical game from the Toffees. However, he doesn’t have to worry about threading a physical defense when his side travel to Manchester City on Sunday. Pep Guardiola is unlikely to ask his defenders to get stuck in and even if he did, I am not sure if he has the …
Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Can the influx of 'supercoaches' finally remove anti-intellectualism from English football?

Can the influx of 'supercoaches' finally remove anti-intellectualism from English football?

Anti-intellectualism is embedded in the psyche of football fans in this country and it is a huge reason why our success on the international scene has been limited. The problem is showed best by the reaction to Sam Allardyce's appointment as England manager. He is by no means a bad manager, but his reputation as an innovative one is over the top. Allardyce did embrace new technologies over a decade ago during his successful spell at Bolton, but the game has …
Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester City are all set to face-off Manchester United at the Etihad stadium this Sunday. Two teams known to be stellar individually and intense rivals, meet yet again, but have their performances lived upto expectations this season? In all honesty, these are two teams that have been underwhelming-ly ordinary in the Premier League this season – it is nearly 25 years since a Manchester derby was played between two teams both outside the top three. The 170th derby in October …
Chelsea Vs Manchester City Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Chelsea Vs Manchester City Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

On February 21st, Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge for the fifth round of the FA Cup.  While this match up may not be what it would have been six months ago, it's still a huge tie.  The last two Premier League champions will face off will face off in an attempt to help rescue their disappointing seasons. Team News The majority of Chelsea's squad is fit, but they are injury riddled in one particular area.  The Blues will be …
What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

What will Manchester City really look like under Pep?

I’ve seen some absolute nonsense over the past week from ex-pros, sharing their thoughts on how the Manchester City under Pep Guardiola might look next season. First up, was Danny Murphy claiming that David Silva is not a Guardiola-type player! Excuse me, David Silva not a Guardiola-type player, really? I’m sorry, but if you were to identify which players currently in the Manchester City squad are archetypical for Guardiola’s preferred style of play, David Silva would have to be in …
Can Manchester City cope without Kevin De Bruyne?

Can Manchester City cope without Kevin De Bruyne?

The sight of Kevin De Bruyne going down with a knee injury late in Manchester City’s League Cup semi-final win at home to Everton on Wednesday night will have been a disconcerting sight to City fans. The attacking midfielder has been an integral part of Manuel Pellegrini’s side since his signing in the summer from Vfl Wolfsburg for a reported £55m. That sort of price tag can weigh heavy on players and struggle to justify the amounts spent on them …
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