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Premier League
Does AFCON success guarantee Riyad Mahrez more involvement at Manchester City?
09:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

When asked to name the top African footballers on the planet, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane quickly spring to mind. The Liverpool duo deserves recognition for their exploits at both the club and international levels. Riyad Mahrez tends…

Premier League
Manchester United no longer on the right side of history
08:00 Wednesday 1st May 2019

Manchester United are the Premier League’s Jeremy Corbyn. They don’t ignore anti-Semitism or have ties to terrorist organizations and sympathizers. Nevertheless, the Red Devils lean too far to the left and, while they shouldn’t…

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…

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,…

Tactical Analysis
How Stephen Hawking explained the central midfielder
17:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

Arguably, the most impressive human being to live a full life in the chronological sense was Stephen Hawking, the noted physicist. In his early 20s, he was diagnosed with ALS, a motor neuron disease that slowly paralyses the body. He was given…

Premier League
Will injury to key players derail Manchester City this season?
08:00 Wednesday 12th December 2018

When Manchester City went unbeaten until Match Day 22 last term, many wondered whether Pep Guardiola was about to replicate Arsene Wenger’s 2004 Invincibles. Liverpool put paid to that on Match Day 23 when the football world was treated…

Opinion
Should Chelsea move for Isco?
09:00 Thursday 6th December 2018

Isco Alcaron moves with the ball like a ballerina. The ball is always glued to the Real Madrid midfielder's feet. He has been an undeniable success at the Santiago Bernabeu following a big-money move from Malaga in 2013. He has been a crucial…

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
Premier League Preview: Can Manchester City do it again?
08:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Manchester City tore the Premier League apart last season. Pep Guardiola masterminded a complete annihilation of the opposition as City left every other team for dead. Even second-placed Manchester United were so far behind they seemed to have…

Premier League
Bernardo and David: Manchester City's two pieces of Silva
08:00 Friday 6th July 2018

Manchester City signed Bernardo Silva for £43 million last summer. The Portuguese midfielder had his breakout season at Monaco in 2016/17, helping the French side win Ligue 1 for the first time in 17 years as well as reach the Champions…

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
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
Everton 1-3 Manchester City: three stand-out performers
08:00 Sunday 1st April 2018

The champions-elect travelled west to face Sam Allardyce's Evertonians at Goodison Park. Since Ronald Koeman was given his marching papers in October, Allardyce has steered a wayward Toffees ship using resolute defending and pace down the…

Champions League
Why Manchester City can win the Champions League
17:00 Monday 26th March 2018

When Pep Guardiola gets his teams going they become very hard to stop. It happened at Barcelona and Bayern Munich to some extent. He won the Champions League trophy twice in his four-year spell at the Catalan giants, but failed to win…