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Premier League
Kevin de Bruyne health key to Manchester City's title defence
12:00 Monday 22nd April 2019

Manchester City’s back-to-back victories at the Etihad against Tottenham Hotspur left a bittersweet taste. Elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals in the first wasn't compensated by sending the Premier League title…

Champions League
Guardiola can't wake from recurring Champions League nightmare
12:00 Friday 19th April 2019

Most people forget Ashton Kutcher’s attempts at serious acting. When it comes to Butterfly Effect, I can’t. The 2004 thriller about a college student who repeatedly travels back in time to make a better future only to…

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…

International
Can Ronaldo's legacy include mentoring Joao Felix, other young Portugal stars?
12:00 Friday 22nd March 2019

The international break returns and, for the first time since last year's World Cup elimination, so does Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese national team struck a decent run of form in his absence. Manager Fernando Santos had little…

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
Bernardo Silva: Manchester City's unheralded genius
08:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

There's a significant change in Manchester City’s attack since strolling to the Premier League last season. Pep Guardiola's side smashed 106 goals in their title season and aren't far off that pace this campaign. In Europe,…

Premier League
Manchester City: A tale of two Silvas
08:00 Monday 3rd December 2018

Last season, Pep Guardiola orchestrated perhaps the most imperious campaign the Premier League's ever seen but the Spanish Manager is not one to rest on his laurels. Guardiola’s quest for perfection continues this season.…

Premier League
What does Kevin De Bruyne's injury mean for Manchester City?
15:00 Saturday 18th August 2018

Life's never more dangerous than when you’re on top. Manchester City discovered the truth in that proverb this week. Riding high after dispatching Chelsea in the Community Shield, then Arsenal on opening day, the juggernaut was…

World Cup
Who will win the Golden Ball at Russia 2018?
17:30 Tuesday 12th June 2018

Not to be confused with the Golden Boot, the Golden Ball is awarded to the tournament's best player. Lionel Messi won it under controversial circumstances in Brazil. When he disappeared in the later matches, many felt the award should have…

Premier League
Why Manchester City was deservedly crowned Premier League champions
13:00 Monday 16th April 2018

The expected happened on Sunday, albeit at an unexpected time and place. Rock-bottom West Bromwich Albion's 1-0 win at Old Trafford saw Manchester City crowned Premier League champions. It's been an incredible season for Man City. Pep…

International
International Friendlies: Portugal v Netherlands: A Combined XI
14:30 Monday 26th March 2018

Portugal after beating the Pharaohs in their last match are set to face the inexperienced Dutch side. It was clearly visible in their last match against England that the Netherlands lack an imposing figure on the field.  Even though Ronald…

Premier League
Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City: four standout performers
09:30 Friday 2nd March 2018

Manchester City completed a hattrick of wins over Arsenal this season at the nearly empty Emirates Stadium. The empty seats depicted home fans' displeasure with their team. With season ticket sales counted the announced attendance was over…

Opinion
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City need width
09:35 Monday 28th August 2017

Manchester City made hard work of Eddie Howe's Bournemouth on Saturday. A result would have come easier had Pep Guardiola included one key element: width. City relied on another late Raheem Sterling goal to drag themselves out of trouble. The…

Premier League
Everton, Manchester City: Big spenders, big rewards?
10:00 Saturday 12th August 2017

To twist the old saying, money talks and blue shirts walk. Everton and Manchester City are big spenders in this transfer window. Will they reap big rewards? The battle of the Blue Teams in the North West. Chelsea has tried to join the battle…