Manchester City: the Best Club for Pep Guardiola

Manchester City: the Best Club for Pep Guardiola

The current Bayern Munich manager has become England’s most wanted after announcing the termination of his time with the German outfit at the end of the season. The Premier League’s biggest clubs are all chasing him in an attempt to grab the world’s number one boss. However, for a race that should be highly contested, there's only really one team in it and that's Manchester City. Possibly the most attractive factor in City’s attempt to claim Pep Guardiola’s managerial genius, …
Who needs an FA Cup run the most?

Who needs an FA Cup run the most?

It’s FA Cup third round weekend, a traditional date in the calendar that always invoked talk of “the magic of the FA Cup”. It’s a trophy that has lost its shine over the past couple of decades, as Premier League era football has become such a money orientated sport. So much emphasis has also been put on Champions League qualification for the teams at the top, whilst those nearer the bottom focus on staying in a league that brings such …
Which Premier League Club Suits Pep Guardiola Best?

Which Premier League Club Suits Pep Guardiola Best?

Pep Guardiola has officially confirmed he is to leave Bayern Munich when his contract expires at the end of the season; it will make him the hottest management property in the market, but he has set his sights on the Premier League. Guardiola told a news conference:
"I want to experience a new city and I want to work in England," He added: "I have an opportunity to work in England. I think I'm at the right age and I …
The Ghost of Pep - Premier League's Finest Line Up for Guardiola

The Ghost of Pep - Premier League's Finest Line Up for Guardiola

Both Manchester City and United will be casting longing gazes at Pep Guardiola to try and ensure they capture him as their next manager. The cache of Pep is the ideal image of a manager who is capable of creating beautiful football. Globally Pep probably tops the list of managers wanted by most elite clubs. He is stain free, and the most sought after "brand enhancing" manager a club can get. Equally with two seasons at Bayern where winning the …
Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Preview

Champions League: Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Preview

After grabbing a point against fellow Premier League title contenders Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday, Manchester City begin their European campaign at the home of German champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday, a second stop in this nightmarish week that sees them finish off against Jose Mourinho and his band of party-poopers at home next Sunday. Bayern themselves are coming off a 2-0 win against VfB Stuttgart at the Allianz on Saturday, and will be hoping to kick off their …
Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Should Liverpool replace Suso next season?

Overlooking their policy of bringing up young talent, Liverpool are reportedly looking to sell their Spanish young maestro in order to go for more experience in their side. While Suso has performed well in La Liga last season, with a relegation threatened Almeria side, it was expected that he would get a nod from the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, who is known to extract the maximum out of his young talent on Merseyside. However if reports surfacing in certain media …
Systems Football: 'Defence' Part III – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

Systems Football: 'Defence' Part III – Tiki Taka / Totaal-Voetbal

Introduction: the foundations (part 3/5) – Defence
This is a five-part series of articles that aims to introduce football coaches and fanatics to basic concepts in a systems football approach (such as tiki-taka). The systems approach to football is founded upon a system of complexity and unity.
Part three of this series promised an illustrative insight into the defensive components that make up a successful systems football approach. In truth, each part of this series of articles are overlapping and …
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