Who Should Win Premier League Manager Of The Year?

Who Should Win Premier League Manager Of The Year?

The Premier League season is once again almost over, and just about everything has been wrapped up. The title has been won, the top four and relegation battles have all but been decided, and even the European places seem pretty much certain. And whilst there may yet be a twist or two in the tale, I don’t think it’s too early to have a look at which managers are in serious contention for the coveted Manager of the Year prize, …
Manchester City v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester City v Manchester United Preview: Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Saturday, Manchester City welcome Manchester United to the Etihad - where a win and 3 points will end the already one-sided Premier League race this season as a contest. This should be a cause for celebration - as City have given themselves the precious opportunity to win the league at home in front of their crowd against their biggest rivals. The stars are truly aligned for what is set to be a historic moment for the club under the …
Five of the best from Manchester City's phenomenal season

Five of the best from Manchester City's phenomenal season

With the chance to secure the Premier League title against arch-enemies Manchester United, it could not be any more delightful for Manchester City fans right now. Following their latest display of footballing artistry against Everton, Pep Guardiola’s side continues to amaze pundits and fans alike as they somehow find a way to get even better with each passing week. A final possession figure of 82.13% is the highest by any away side since data became available in the Premier League, …
Q & A with Stephen Tudor: Manchester Derby #175

Q & A with Stephen Tudor: Manchester Derby #175

As the 2017/18 season is gearing towards its first Manchester derby - the fixture this whole title race is almost entirely pivoted on, I decided to speak to Manchester City fan and freelance football writer Stephen Tudor to get his thoughts on how the game is viewed among the blues of Manchester and what Sunday's 175th encounter between the two clubs could mean to the Northern Powerhouse of Manchester and the Premier League in general. Stephen has written and continues …
Manchester City: The Rightful Champions-Elect

Manchester City: The Rightful Champions-Elect

Eleven Premier League games unbeaten, 38 goals scored in all competitions, eight points clear at the top of the table and unbeaten in their Champions League group. It's not been a bad start for Manchester City in 2017-18. Pep Guardiola was criticised last season after Man City failed to bring home any silverware but after the start his side have made this year, he has received nothing but praise. And rightly so. City are the most exciting team in the …
Why Jose Mourinho Isn't the Right Manager for Manchester United

Why Jose Mourinho Isn't the Right Manager for Manchester United

Jose Mourinho is now in his second season as Manchester United manager after years of chasing the job. However, he hasn't been fully settled in the post and continues to be linked with other clubs, despite being relatively safe in the position. There are reports that the United board are worried their manager is eyeing up a summer switch to PSG due to fearing that the current Europa League champions will be unable to compete with Manchester City in the …
The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

The Undervalued Role Of Fernandinho At Manchester City

Manchester City face Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday, looking for their sixth-straight Premier League win. Consecutive thrashings of Liverpool, Watford and Crystal Palace were followed by their biggest statement of intent so far; a dominant 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola has no shortage of stars at his disposal and his attacking players have rightly garnered much attention in recent weeks.  Yet, sitting just behind this abundance of flair is Fernandinho, probably the first name on Guardiola's team-sheet every week. Instant Impact …
Liverpool's​ ​No.6​ ​Dilemma

Liverpool's​ ​No.6​ ​Dilemma

Often referred as a holding or a defensive midfielder, number six is arguably the most important position in football. Be it Pep’s tiki-taka, Conte’s three defender system or Klopp’s gegenpressing, the number 6 role is pivotal for any tactic. While other teams have Kante, Wanyama, and Fernandinho doing the job astutely well, Liverpool’s number 6 position has always been a spot of bother for them. Jordan Henderson was given the defensive role last season and did well before getting injured. Emre Can …
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