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 …
The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 2

The battle for the Premier League top four – Part 2

In part one, I covered last season’s top three teams in this years battle for the Champions League spots; so now it’s time to look at the other contenders. First up is Manchester City, who announced the arrival of new manager Pep Guardiola before last season had even finished and it remains to be seen if that had an adverse effect on how their team finished that campaign. One thing you can be certain of is that Guardiola will not …
Ayoze Perez - Set for an instant return to the Premier League?

Ayoze Perez - Set for an instant return to the Premier League?

Newcastle United were relegated last season to the surprise of many, as they did have a lot of talent in the squad. Moussa Sissoko, Gini Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat will all expect transfers to one of the top leagues in Europe, while there are a few others that might catch the eye of Premier League clubs. Ayoze Perez had a solid two seasons at Newcastle, transitioning well from the Spanish second tier, and will have plenty of admirers in the …
Should Manchester City pursue Nolito?

Should Manchester City pursue Nolito?

Nolito has had an incredible rise to the top of the Spanish game, and his performance for Spain against Turkey confirmed his status as an important player for the national side. Manchester City have an ageing side, and at the age of 29, Nolito won't inject youthful energy, but there is no doubting his qualities. Barcelona are known to be long term admirers of the left winger, while Manchester City's interest suggests that Pep Guardiola is also a huge fan. …
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 …
Premier League's Top Five English Players This Season

Premier League's Top Five English Players This Season

Ahead of the upcoming international friendlies which England's national football team will be playing during the weekend in what will be called a 'friendly' against bitter rivals and reigning world champions Germany in Berlin - a dress rehearsal of the European Championships in France, in June 2016, it's only fair that we looked at Roy Hodgson's best performing players in the Premier League. This list will rank players based on their importance to the side and their overall contribution to …
Norwich Stifle Man City

Norwich Stifle Man City

Manchester City edged a point closer to Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table but this result surely represents ground lost by them in the title race. Rather than increase the pressure on the leaders, Manuel Pellegrini’s side performed like men who should worry about being overtaken by West Ham or Manchester United in the top four. The predicted would-be champions by most pundits pre-season have not won back-to-back league games for five months. The BBC commentator …
Manchester City Stroll Past Villa

Manchester City Stroll Past Villa

Remi Garde summed up this game in his post-match interview. "If you are too open and optimistic it would be like suicide.” Villa spent the game aiming not to concede and to grind out a point. How that policy would help a club that are 9 points adrift at the bottom of the league is beyond any bodies comprehension. Doug Ellis the previous Villa owner was in the crowd at the Etihad, and the effort it takes a 92year old …
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