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Premier League
Does Pep Guardiola need to take emergency measures at centre-back?
08:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

When a club spends £150-200 million or more on players in each and every summer transfer window it’s difficult to feel sorry for them if they are hampered by a single player’s absence. Aymeric Laporte’s knee injury will…

Premier League
Can Laporte injury help Manchester City?
17:01 Thursday 5th September 2019

Manchester City have enjoyed anything but an inauspicious start to their Premier League title defence. They’re unbeaten and should’ve been leading the table; but for a VAR intervention against Tottenham Hotspur. However,…

Premier League
Will central defence cost Manchester City the title?
17:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Back-to-back Premier League champions, Manchester City secured the title by 19 points in 2017/18 and a narrow one point last season. Pep Guardiola’s team is predominantly built on a free-flowing, devastating attack yet defensive competence…

Premier League
Will Rodri slot straight into Manchester City's best XI?
17:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Rodri completed his long-awaited move to the Premier League on Wednesday. Joining Manchester City from Atletico Madrid for a club record £63 million, the Spanish midfielder will have sights set on claiming a starting role as quickly as…

Premier League
How will Manchester City spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Manchester City is fresh from securing a domestic treble. A quadruple if counting the Community Shield. After strolling to last season’s Premier League title, finishing with a 19-point advantage, the Citizens had to show greater resolve…

Champions League
Job one for Guardiola: Don't let Schalke romp go to players' heads
12:00 Thursday 14th March 2019

Pep Guardiola described Manchester City as teenagers in the Champions League. Managers play mind games to motivate players but they can also be brutally honest. Whichever it was in this case, the Sky Blues remain outsiders in the competition…

Managerial News
Guardiola can stay positive while developing a Plan B
12:00 Saturday 2nd March 2019

The Premier League enters the 2018/19 lightning round. Only ten games remain for most teams. Preoccupied with FA Cup action, Chelsea and Brighton each have 11. Rumour has it they will play each other to fall back in line with everyone else.…

Premier League
Pep Guardiola keeping his enemies closer
08:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

Pep Guardiola has the annoying habit of praising opposing managers who attempt to play on the front foot against Manchester City and get waxed for their trouble. Last season, City dusted off Arsenal 3-0 twice in the space of four days. In his…

Premier League
Benjamin Mendy returns: A title race boost for Manchester City?
12:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

Despite the lauded squad depth at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, the Catalan lacks a suitable replacement at two positions; defensive midfield and leftback. While Fernandinho’s importance to the team has been shouted from the rooftops,…

Transfers
Is Allan Fernandinho's heir at Manchester City?
08:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

The transfer clock is ticking on Manchester City. The Citizens must shop for a central midfielder or endure an entire campaign banking on the frail, fading Fernandinho. Napoli Brazilian midfielder Allan has all his countryman's traits while…

Champions League
What must Manchester City do to end European woes?
12:00 Tuesday 10th July 2018

Manchester City had what is widely considered their best season ever last term. With the magical Pep Guardiola in charge, that was to be expected. His reputation preceded him. Still, nothing the Catalan did changed the club's fortunes on…

Premier League
Manchester City's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in midfield
15:00 Monday 4th June 2018

Manchester City scored the Premier League's highest goal tally in history this season. The Citizens' midfield played a major part. Pep Guardiola created a powerful force in the middle of the pitch, one which provided for the forwards,…

Premier League
8 surprise omissions from the PFA Premier League Team of the Year
15:00 Thursday 19th April 2018

The latest PFA Premier League Team of the Year has some shocking exclusions. Although five Manchester City players, along with Tottenham's Christian Eriksen and Man United's David de Gea, all deservedly made the cut, others were unfairly…

Champions League
Manchester City 1-2 Liverpool: Top Three Performers
08:00 Wednesday 11th April 2018

Manchester City scored an early goal, but couldn’t hold onto the lead after a Leroy Sane goal near the full-time first-half whistle was incorrectly ruled offside. James Milner had played the ball back to the City winger. Pep Guardiola…

Premier League
The unheralded Premier League stars so far
12:30 Thursday 21st December 2017

Everybody loves attacking players. They receive all the encomiums for getting on the scoresheet and creating too. But meanwhile, at the other end of the pitch, other players work their socks off just for the good of the team. More often than…