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 …
Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

Ilkay Gündogan to lead a City revolution

According to the Dortmund based publication Ruhr Nachrichten, Manchester City fans can start to get excited because the recruiting of Borussia Dortmund and Germany midfield star Ilkay Gündogan is a near formality. They understand that an agreement between representatives of Manchester City and Gündogan is in place and all that remains is for the two clubs to agree a fee, believed to be in the region of €25-30m, which is currently around £19.9-23.9m. Although nothing official has been announced, the …
DeBruyne Steps on the Gas

DeBruyne Steps on the Gas

In a must win game to ensure City achieve Champions League qualification the team came out of the traps very sharply. Kevin DeBruyne after 2.5 months out came back to start his first game and City were on the front foot from the start. Pellegrini seems to have prioritised the Champions League this season and one can only second guess players were playing for their chance to be in the first eleven versus PSG on Wednesday. Samir Nasri also returned …
A New Breed of Brazilian Footballers in the Premier League

A New Breed of Brazilian Footballers in the Premier League

Football is a sacred religion in Brazil. Children are brought up to love the game, play the game with passion and produce entertaining skills that will one day light up the world stage. For decades, the South Americans have produced some of the greatest footballers. Players like Rivaldo, Ronaldo, Kaka, Romario and Ronaldinho have all been named FIFA Player of the Year since 1991 and the latest superstar, Barcelona’s forward, Neymar, came third in this year’s Ballon D’or awards. All …
Manchester City vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Their loss to the high flying Leicester City has cast a shadow of doubt over the club's billing as the top contenders for the crown this season. Up next is another tough test for the side as they welcome 2nd placed Tottenham Hotspurs. With 48 points in their kitty, the London side are truly in one of their best seasons in the Premier League and would be keen to get a positive result at the Etihad. Team News Manchester City …
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 …
Why Man City's Loss Against Liverpool Can Be Good For Them

Why Man City's Loss Against Liverpool Can Be Good For Them

How can a loss be any good for a team that has well..lost? Let alone the fact that this is title-favorites Manchester City who are quite ominous when it comes to playing at home. On Saturday, Manuel Pellegrini resigned to his chair watching his side get torn apart by a new look, revived, scarily intense Liverpool, a result and more so the performance, arguably the most surprising element of the weekend. To start with, Manchester City did have a few …
Dawn of a new era at Manchester City?

Dawn of a new era at Manchester City?

Manchester City fans and Pellegrini were riding high after the Premier League win two years ago, and then the Capital One Cup victory from last season. It did raise the question as to whether Pellegrini was at all the right man for the job. It was necessary to assess and understand the changes that would be required to restore City to the powerhouse they were. It seemed like bringing down the average age of the team was a priority, especially …
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