Sane the Sahne for City?

Sane the Sahne for City?

Just to clarify, Sahne is the German word for cream and as such is my justification for such a shaky play on words in the title. The use of the German word cream is apt though because Leroy Sane really is the cream of Germany’s up and coming attacking talent. His signing from Schalke 04 in a deal potentially worth up to €50m (around £42m) is both a gamble and a coup for Manchester City. As I’ve written before here …
Manchester City vs. Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On Saturday Manchester City will play host to Watford at the Etihad for what will be only the third Premier League meeting between the two sides. Manchester City head into the game after a stellar start to the season, unbeaten in their first 3 games of the season without conceding yet. Their performances have already led most to crown them champions-elect as they appear to have their swagger back from their last title winning campaign. Meanwhile the visitors, newly promoted Watford, …
Manchester City vs FC Barcelona | Champions League Preview

Manchester City vs FC Barcelona | Champions League Preview

The Champions of England meet one of Spain and Europe’s elite on Tuesday evening. The Champions League round of 16 takes us to the Etihad stadium to indulge in a footballing feast between Manchester City and FC Barcelona. The two sides are no strangers to each other in the knock round of this competition, having met at the same stage of last year’s Champions League. A year ago it was Barcelona who were victorious over the novice Man City side …
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

On Saturday the Etihad will play host to Manchester City versus Crystal Palace. One team with title aspirations and another trying to distance itself from a relegation dogfight. The home side go into the tie as the form team in the league beside their red brothers from Manchester. A run of form that has seen City keep within touching distance of champions elect Chelsea. Pellegrini's men will see a visit from Neil Warnock's side as an opportunity to put further …
Manchester City Vs Bayern Munich Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

On November 25th, German champions Bayern Munich travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on the English Champions, Manchester City.  Manchester City are in desperate need of a win in this match.  If the English Champions lose again, City could be eliminated from the Champions League with a game to play.  On the other side of the spectrum and the other side of the pitch, Bayern have already won group E with two matches to go in the group.  Manuel …
Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Navas and Negredo - Different Beginnings

Alvaro Negredo and Jesus Navas both joined Manchester City in the summer from Sevilla with different reactions from fans.  Navas early summer buy was heralded as a real coup, a player who could offer genuine width. During Mancini’s tenure in charge, City had often played with inverted wingers with no real wide option available. The signing of Navas was seen as catalyst for change at City. Later on in the window, City secured the signing of Alvaro Negredo. Not the …