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Premier League
Is Pep Guardiola walking in Jose Mourinho's shoes?
17:00 Tuesday 10th March 2020

In Genesis, Cain and Abel are brothers. Jealousy leads one to murder the other. In football, people like to think of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho as mortal enemies. Not so. In fact, they are managerial brothers who cut their teeth together…

Champions League
Can Manchester City use troubles as motivation against Real Madrid?
17:00 Wednesday 26th February 2020

Manchester City have responded rather well on the pitch to their troubles off it. The soon-to-be-dethroned Premier League champions have won the two games since their Champions League ban without conceding a goal. A watertight defence…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Can the Sky Blues absorb the impact?
09:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City's success is 12 years in the making. After the club was bought for £210 million by the Abu Dhabi Group in 2008, the first substantial goal was to secure a Premier League crown. Since their initial title in 2012,…

Premier League
Manchester City Fallout: Will Champions League ban test Guardiola's commitment?
08:00 Tuesday 18th February 2020

Manchester City’s worst nightmare came to life when UEFA banned them from the Champions League for the next two seasons. Just before a crucial tie against 13-time champions Real Madrid. Spoiler Alert: City will appeal to the Court…

Champions League
Manchester City fallout: Do the Sky Blues go to war against UEFA?
15:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

When Love United/Hate Glazer snowflakes claim Manchester United’s absentee owners put nothing back into the club, it’s easy to point out the Americans spent more than a billion pounds sterling on players after taking control of…

Premier League
Raheem Sterling penalty shout v Tottenham reveals important VAR misconception
08:00 Tuesday 4th February 2020

Before the fact, critics opposed to implementing Video-Assisted Review in the Premier League predicted the process would destroy the ‘fabric of the game’. While it’s difficult to argue that the time taken to review decisions…

Premier League
Will Phil Foden's patience reach Manchester City limits?
17:00 Wednesday 29th January 2020

Stockport-born Phil Foden is Manchester City's crowning jewel. For a club who have been by far and away England's most successful over the last few years, developing players from their academy was the last step. It's what separates…

Premier League
Has John Stones failed Manchester City?
11:06 Saturday 25th January 2020

Pep Guardiola lavished praise on Aymeric Laporte after the Frenchman returned from a long layoff to help Manchester City secure a valuable 1-0 win against Sheffield United. The Catalan manager labelled the defender the best left-sided centre-back…

Premier League
Should Manchester City cash in on Leroy Sane?
08:01 Tuesday 21st January 2020

When Leroy Sane stalled negotiations for a new deal with Manchester City, Bayern Munich paid attention. With two years remaining on his contract entering this campaign, City made every effort to extend the player. Sane wouldn't sign. The…

Premier League
Is David Silva leaving Manchester City too soon?
09:00 Saturday 18th January 2020

In June, David Silva proclaimed 2019/20 would be his last at Manchester City. He also stated the desire to play for boyhood club Las Palmas before retiring. Currently eighth in the Segunda Division, the Canary Island side would surely…

Premier League
Jack Rodwell: A second chance at second chances?
12:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

When Sheffield United signed Ravel Morrison last July, sceptics raked Chris Wilder over the coals. Morrison barely played in previous stints in Mexico, Italy, England and Spain. All were cut short due to the gifted midfielder's propensity…

Premier League
Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola: Which is the real riverboat gambler?
19:00 Wednesday 15th January 2020

In terms of a single hand or match played, poker is nothing like football. At the table, you can force your many opponents to throw their cards in the muck before the dealer lays out the flop. You needn’t even reveal the strength [or…

Premier League
Much ado about nothing; Declan Rice handball more comedy than tragedy
12:01 Monday 13th January 2020

Last spring, a cross whipped into the Manchester City penalty area first found Fernando Llorente’s arm then the net behind Ederson Moraes. Tottenham’s long, lean Spanish forward hadn’t scored often as Harry Kane’s emergency…

Premier League
Can Liverpool become the new Invincibles?
08:00 Thursday 9th January 2020

Pep Guardiola sent shock waves through the footballing world when he turned the world's most competitive league into a one-horse race. In his second season as a Premier League manager, City's quality was unmatched. The Citizens…

Premier League
Does Manchester City need Caglar Soyuncu?
08:02 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City stepped into the current campaign with high hopes. The club dominated English football last term, winning an unprecedented domestic treble. But it was not just about the trophies. The team played some scintillating…