Manchester City vs Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester City vs Sevilla | Champions League Preview

Manchester City welcome Sevilla to the Etihad in round three of this season's UEFA Champions League. After losing their opening fixture to Juventus, City ignited their latest European campaign by coming from behind to claim a last-gasp victory at Borussia Monchengladbach last month. Former Sevilla man Jesus Navas, who now plays for City said,
"For me it will be a game of mixed feelings but I can only think of Manchester. We've got to go as far as we possibly can. …
Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview | Capital One Cup

Tottenham vs Arsenal Preview | Capital One Cup

The Capital One Cup third round takes place this week and although it isn't the most prestigious tournament, this match will catch the imagination of football fans. The first North London derby is going to take place at White Hart Lane and these matches are never dull, even when they take place in the cup competitions. Both sides will see this as a competition that they can win, especially Tottenham, who will want to win a trophy this season. Mauricio …
Manchester City v Newcastle United Preview | League Cup 4th Round

Manchester City v Newcastle United Preview | League Cup 4th Round

Manchester City will look to get back on track after a disappointing week which saw them throw a two-goal lead at CSKA Moscow in the Champions League and lose to West Ham over the weekend, sending them 6 points off leaders Chelsea at this early stage in the Premier League. The Capital One Cup may not represent the most glorious of cup competitions, but this is an ideal opportunity for City to pick up a morale-boosting win before their derby …
France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

France vs Honduras Preview | FIFA World Cup | Group E

Didier Deschamps men get their World Cup campaign underway against Luis Fernando Suarez's Honduras on Sunday, with this French side surprisingly promising, it could raise expectations - although there is little pressure for Deschamps, with this team looking for tournament experience for EURO 2016, especially in youngsters like Raphael Varane, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba and Mamadou Sakho. France will miss two of their best players, primarily for different reasons - Franck Ribery due to injury; Samir Nasri to his unstable influence …
Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 | Tactical Match Analysis

Manchester City 2 West Ham 0 | Tactical Match Analysis

Manchester City won their second Premier League title in three seasons on Sunday with an easy 2-0 victory over West Ham United. For the second time in a week a lower table team already safe from relegation presented Manchester City with a defensive tactical setup to try and stop their impressive goal scoring capabilities. And for the second time in a week, City's persistence in attack pushed them through the defensive block and earned them three points and ultimately, the …
Samir Nasri Vs Everton | Player Performance Analysis

Samir Nasri Vs Everton | Player Performance Analysis

With hopes of winning the Premier League again, Manchester City hold their own fate after Chelsea beat Liverpool, and an inspiring comeback from Crystal Palace to get a draw from the red half of Merseyside. A 3-2 win over Everton, means that 2 wins against Aston Villa and West Ham will give City the trophy. The show-stealing performance came from Ross Barkley, however, Samir Nasri was the man pulling the strings for the Manchester side putting in a creative performance …
The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

The Modern Day Use Of Full Backs | Evra, Baines, Enrique Stats 12/13

Football often develops additional roles for players through constant progression in methods of play, putting increased significance on certain tactical styles. New footballing philosophies are created and developed to improve performance levels, and bring fresh ideas into the game. The basis in which players are instructed to be responsible for various duties within any one position is rapidly increasing. This can be seen in every position from goalkeeper through to striker. The ways in which these tactics are instructed upon a …
Nasri Sustains Promising Form | Performance Analysis Vs Swansea

Nasri Sustains Promising Form | Performance Analysis Vs Swansea

Manchester City fans are being treated to some delightful entertainment this year at the Etihad Stadium. One opposition side after another are being swept aside by the sheer quality, and force of the City attack. Manuel Pellegrini has the privilege of selecting from one of the finest squad lists in world football. Over the initial months of the season, high praise has been reserved for the performances of numerous City players, solely attack-minded, such as Aguero, Silva, Negredo, and Toure. …