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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
2019/20 Manchester City Premier League preview
19:00 Thursday 8th August 2019

That Pep Guardiola has created a monster in Manchester is no longer news. What remains unknown is how much more the team can accomplish. After spending over £300million in two seasons to rebuild the ageing City squad, the Catalan-born…

Premier League
Is John Stones ready to step up at Manchester City?
12:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

When Leicester City visited the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in May, it was a do-or-die affair for the home side. A resurgent Leicester under Brendan Rodgers had become a thorn in the flesh of the big six. But having also shocked…

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
Alphabet Soup: Should VVD be PFA POTY?
21:25 Thursday 11th April 2019

With four games remaining in their season, Liverpool hold a two-point advantage over Manchester City, who have five to play. In short, even if the Reds run the table, City must drop points for the Merseysiders to finally claim the crown in…

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…