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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
Grading last season's Premier League winter transfers at the one-year mark
12:00 Saturday 2nd February 2019

There have been some high profile signings made during the January window over the years. Luis Suarez joined Liverpool in January 2011 and that same year saw Andy Caroll move from Newcastle to Liverpool for £35million, while Fernando…

World Cup
The World Cup snubbed XI: Stars not heading to Russia
09:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

International managers all have some ridiculously tough decisions to make, although picking a squad for a major tournament is easily among the worst. Does he opt for a side that is loaded with the best players and hope he can figure a way to…

Opinion
What next for Vincent Kompany at Manchester City?
09:00 Saturday 24th March 2018

There is only one reason Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is not rated alongside Nemanja Vidic, Tony Adams, and John Terry as legendary captains in the rearguard. It is not because he isn't as domineering. It's the injuries.…

Premier League
What next for John Stones at Manchester City?
14:00 Friday 2nd February 2018

John Stones has long been heralded as the next best thing in England's defence. His qualities have seen manager Gareth Southgate compare him to Gerard Pique and Jerome Boateng. The 23-year-old isn't the archetypal English centre-back…

Premier League
Tale of the window: Manchester
10:30 Wednesday 31st January 2018

The two top clubs in the country battling it out for a want-away Arsenal forward. This time he was Chilean rather than Dutch. Same result, though. Still it's impossible to see Manchester City relinquishing its grip on the 2017/18 Premier…

Spain
Who is Aymeric Laporte?
09:00 Wednesday 31st January 2018

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have been in the market for a central defender in this transfer window and after a period of being linked with West Bromwich Albion and Northern Ireland defender, Jonny Evans, they have finally decided to make…

Transfers
What's so special about Manchester City target Aymeric Laporte?
09:00 Monday 29th January 2018

There are two kinds of managers when it comes to transfers. You have impulse buyers who come to the market without a clear plan. Then there's the savvy bunch: focused, determined and idealistic. Pep Guardiola certainly falls under…

Features
Pep Guardiola's Zen Buddhist club
10:00 Friday 8th September 2017

Pep Guardiola rejoined Txiki Begiristain and Ferran Soriano at Man City to restore the lost Barcelona ethos. Spiritually speaking, it was the wrong choice. At its peak, Barcelona was a shining light for leftist ideologues everywhere.Alone among…

Opinion
Areas FC Barcelona need to strengthen in over the summer
21:00 Friday 2nd June 2017

Despite winning the Copa del Rey last week, FC Barcelona have had a poor season by their standards. With a new manager now appointed, they must bring in some players during the transfer window in the summer if they want to become the formidable…