Chelsea Loaning Players to Other EPL Clubs Is Brilliant

Chelsea Loaning Players to Other EPL Clubs Is Brilliant

In the simulation game Football Manager, if your club’s squad is too large and you have too many players out on loan then the simulated journalists ask you questions in accusatory tones. “Why are you hoarding players and not giving them opportunities?” “When will [this next prodigy] get to play for the first team?” and so on. But in real life, clubs and managers have to plan for a real future and hence develop a setup, where large number of …
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 …
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 …
Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

Goals, Golden Boot and the Race for Europe

2016/17 has been a campaign littered with bright patches of high quality football, plenty of goals and teams in the top seven places going toe to toe in the rat race to win the pot of money that comes with qualifying for the next edition of the Champions League. It should not come as a surprise, given the influx of managerial talent, the new 5.1 billion TV deal, that has brought with it an assemblage of superstar footballers attracted by astronomical wages. …
Will Spurs Prove Their Title Credentials Or Will Man City Drag Themselves Back Into Contention?

Will Spurs Prove Their Title Credentials Or Will Man City Drag Themselves Back Into Contention?

After finishing 4th in the EPL last year, Manchester City was ready to come in and take this year’s football betting season by storm. This vital game coming up on the weekend between Manchester City Vs Tottenham Hotspur with the result having big implications on the season ahead. If Spurs win the will prove that they are genuine title contenders this season and if they can learn from the mistakes they made last campaign they are in with a good …
Manchester City’s Defence Could Hamper Their Title Challenge

Manchester City’s Defence Could Hamper Their Title Challenge

“Tackling is not really a quality, it's more something you are forced to resort to when you don't have the ball…” – Xabi Alonso
If I had not mentioned that the above statement was from Xabi, readers can easily get confused and assume that these are Xabi’s former manager – Pep Guardiola’s views. They are pretty similar, although the midfielder definitely put his views out more lucidly. After the loss to Leicester City, Pep Guardiola also said something …
Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Why Pep Guardiola has to change to be a success at Manchester City

Adaptability and flexibility are supposed to be massive parts of a manager’s armory in football. A lack of it can end up rendering him and his methods useless and outdated, allowing other, more flexible sides to run over them in a blink of an eye. If there’s a side that is currently facing this situation in a substantial manner, then it is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Things have gone quite wrong for the Citizens recently and the 4-2 hammering at …
Man City aiming for a Christmas ‘number one’ with high expectations this season

Man City aiming for a Christmas ‘number one’ with high expectations this season

Currently sitting at 4th spot in the Premier League standings, this season hasn’t gone to the plans as far as Manchester City is concerned. For a team which spent £153.5m in the summer transfer window alone, 4th place – even at such an early stage as Christmas, has rightly sent shockwaves around Etihad. The club suffered a rattling 3-1 defeat against arch rivals Chelsea last weekend and with the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal coming to form, Pep Guardiola has …
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