Spurs Topple Manchester City

Spurs Topple Manchester City

A decisive game between 2nd placed Spurs and 4th place City was irretrievably affected by a diabolical decision by referee Mark Clattenburg. Clattenburg adjudged that Raheem Sterling had hand balled the ball when replays show the ball struck his back first and then ricocheted up off his elbow. Sterling had his back to the ball and it was clearly non-intentional. Harry Kane confidently tucked away the penalty on the 53rd minute. City had chances prior to that, with Aguero missing …
City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

"Oh Romeo Romeo wherefore art  thou Romeo" this could be translated to "Pep Pep wherefore art thou Pep" with the confirmed knowledge Pep was coming to the Premier League since his statement in December. Manuel Pellegrini chose an opportune time to out the best kept secret in the Premier League, disclosing Pep Guardiola is replacing him in June at Manchester City. As with most things in life, there are cynics and believers, the cynics would have you believe Manuel did …
Pep Guardiola to Manchester City - it's Official

Pep Guardiola to Manchester City - it's Official

Pep Guardiola to Manchester City - it's Official. The rumours began to gather pace in Germany back in December that Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola was to leave the German champions when his contract expires at the end of the season and that Manchester City were to be his next destination. Last month, Guardiola officially confirmed at a press conference that he would be leaving Bayern when his contract ends and also stressed his intention to move to the Premier …
Managers: The transformation from Europe to England

Managers: The transformation from Europe to England

Some of the world's best managers have tried their hand in the Premier League in recent years and have been swallowed up by its pressures. The Premier League is renowned for its unpredictability and high expectations and for some managers, it's proved too much. The British media are ruthless, the fans are demanding and the league is dramatic - all of which contribute to the rise and fall of the world's managers. Pep Guardiola is the latest 'genius' to put …
Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea's Ruthlessness - Enough to Put Off Other Managers?

Chelsea have become a force in the Premier League and in Europe since the arrival of Roman Abramovich at Stamford Bridge. The owner is ruthless, passionate and direct. He knows what he wants and won't let anything thwart him. Abramovich’s methods have been criticised though due to the regularity of sacking his managers. Chelsea seem to have gone through most of Europe’s elite and now there may be none left. Jose Mourinho, Rafael Benitez, Roberto Di Matteo, Andre Villas Boas …
From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

From Cult Hero to Gaffer | Players Who Became Managers at Their Beloved Clubs

In modern football it's becoming more and more common to see former players return to their clubs as a coach or manager. The latest could see Didier Drogba return to Chelsea to work alongside interim manager Guus Hiddink. He'd follow in the footsteps of Ryan Giggs at Manchester United, who's enjoying his second season as part of the coaching and management team. However, it's not always been a succesful transition. Here's some of the best and worst stories of players …
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 …
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