Arsenal Ram Raid City

Arsenal Ram Raid City

Arsenal took on heavyweights Manchester City at The Emirates in a tight display last night. Man City dominated the first ten minutes with an absolutely glorious chance spurned by Kevin DeBruyne to square the ball to David Silva for a certain goal on 6minutes. Instead DeBruyne took a shot and pulled it wide, Silva was apoplectic, remonstrating with him, throwing his arms in the air. Such chances and instants change games. Arsenal gradually increased their presence in the game and …
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 …
Manchester City vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Mancehster City have made their intentions clear with an imposing start to the new season. The club has won five consecutive games, having scored 11 goals and conceded none, one of which includes an emphatic 3-0 victory at home against reigning champions Chelsea. While they come into the game on the back of impressive performances, they have yet again begun life in Champions League with a loss at home against Juventus. The manager, Manuel Pellegrini, will be hoping to have …
Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Manchester City host Southampton on Sunday in their last fixture of the season. The expectations have been so high at the club since the last few years that a 2nd place finish is believed to be a bad season for the previous champions. The club have been in rich form coming into this game, having won all of their last 5 fixtures. On the other hand, their guests for the evening, who are still in contention to finish a respectable …
FC Barcelona v Manchester City | Champions League Preview

FC Barcelona v Manchester City | Champions League Preview

A tantalizing second leg contest is on the offing when Catalan giants FC Barcelona host English Champions Manchester City at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night after an eventful 1-2 away win for Luis Enrique's side a fortnight ago. Messi and company will go into this midweek game hugely confident, on the back of a 5 game winning streak in all competitions that has lifted them to the very top of La Liga and will be quickly followed by a …
Is There Really a “Campaign” Against Chelsea?

Is There Really a “Campaign” Against Chelsea?

Jose Mourinho really set oil on fire in his post-match interview following the Southampton game in December when he claimed there was a “clear campaign from referees, managers, other clubs and media against Chelsea”. This outburst retrospectively handed him a fine from the FA a few weeks ago. Like many others, I did not give those claims much importance and, rather associated them to Mourinho’s mind games ahead of the finish to the season. However the events of the past …
What Will Eliaquim Mangala Bring To Manchester City? Player Analysis

What Will Eliaquim Mangala Bring To Manchester City? Player Analysis

2010/11 was a significant campaign in the world of football for both Manchester City and their latest summer signing Eliaquim Mangala. It was a notable season that saw City’s ambitious strategy to become a European superpower in the foreseeable future truly take shape, morphing into FA Cup winners at Wembley alongside qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their history. Under Roberto Mancini’s tutelage, City made several big-name signings that year such as Yaya Touré, David Silva …
Who Should Partner Kompany At Centre-Back?

Who Should Partner Kompany At Centre-Back?

After narrowly beating Liverpool to the Premier League title and winning the Capital One Cup, Manuel Pellegrini will be eager to emulate this success next season, and improve his side with some new additions to the squad. One area that has been identified as a weak point in the Man City team, is the centre-back position. Manchester City conceded 37 goals last season and got the second best defensive record in the league, which was only beaten by Chelsea who conceded …
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