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Is Lionel Messi's Copa America triumph too little too late?
08:00 Tuesday 13th July 2021

While England remained optimistic about ending their 55-year major trophy drought at Wembley Stadium against Italy prior to Sunday evening, Lionel Messi was watching teammates exorcise his international demons in another fabled ground, half…

Champions League
How Star Wars explains Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 1st June 2021

Admittedly, A New Hope was a movie with a predetermined script. But if it hadn't been, and especially following the revelation in Rogue One that the flaw in the Death Star was intentionally engineered by the designer to foil the Empire,…

Champions League
Why you shouldn't expect a goalfest in this Champions League final
08:01 Saturday 29th May 2021

In the new millennium at least, Champions League finals have been largely entertaining. You must go back to 2003/04 for a goalless draw. The offending parties were Milan and Juventus who had exported catenaccio to Old Trafford for the occasion.…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Player exodus?
17:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

UEFA delivered a hammer blow of a Valentine to Manchester City on Friday. The two-year Champions League ban for alleged Financial Fair Play violations isn't a pebble dropped in a pond causing a mild ripple effect. It's a meteor impact…

World Cup
Manuel Neuer will be playing catch up if he starts for Germany in the World Cup
17:00 Friday 1st June 2018

Earth's biggest sporting competition will explode into action within a fortnight. All intelligent life on the planet will be eagerly anticipating their favourite stars performing for their respective nations.  Thinking about the…

Premier League
David de Gea has finally won his first Golden Glove
14:00 Saturday 12th May 2018

Manchester United travelled to the London Stadium on Thursday night in what was a dull 0-0 draw. Both teams had half chances to score but neither side took advantage of them. The point secured second place for the Reds while the Hammers were…

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…

Loris Karius is finally coming good at Liverpool
10:30 Sunday 25th February 2018

As a Manchester City youth player, Loris Karius felt that he wouldn’t have the chance to dislodge then number 1, Joe Hart for the Citizens. The Liverpool number 1 has had a mixed start to his Anfield career, but is slowly showing his…

Premier League
Ranking the top 5 Premier League summer signings
15:00 Friday 16th February 2018

For its drama, competitiveness, and unpredictability, the Premier League rules European football. With the advent of Manchester City's Arab riches, as well as United intent on returning to the top post-Sir Alex Ferguson, there's…

Ederson becoming indispensable to Manchester City
10:30 Wednesday 10th January 2018

Thirteen months ago Manchester City’s 2016-17 campaign began to take shape. Its season began on a strong note. Six wins in a row made the Sky Blues favourite to lift the Premier League trophy. However, winter brought along not…

Remaining true to his philosophy has helped Pep Guardiola at Manchester City
10:00 Thursday 14th December 2017

When Pep Guardiola arrived in England 17 months ago, it was supposed to mark the start of something special. A new football never seen on English shores. The Catalan legend was famed the world over for the way his teams set up. His…

Ederson Moraes – The Manchester City version of David De Gea
12:00 Tuesday 3rd October 2017

One of the most intimidating goalkeepers in the Premier League is David de Gea. The Spaniard has, on numerous occasions, proved to be Manchester United's edge in defence. However, in Ederson Moraes, Manchester City can boast of having their…

Premier League
Could Sadio Mane have cost Liverpool their season?
09:15 Monday 11th September 2017

This weekend saw Liverpool fall to a heavy 5-0 defeat against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. But the major talking point was not the result. Everybody was talking about Sadio Mane's sending off after the game. Was it the correct decision…

What must Ederson Moraes do to be a success?
12:00 Tuesday 1st August 2017

Of all of the transfer that have gone through this summer, few will be scrutinised as closely as Manchester City's new goalkeeper Ederson Moraes.  Pep Guardiola's newest goalkeeping purchase raised some eyebrows earlier in the year as the Manchester…

Is it the same old story for Manchester City in goal?
17:00 Friday 21st July 2017

It is becoming far too common an occurrence for Manchester City. Their huge financial backing allows teams to sell to the English side at hugely inflated prices because they know City will invariably pay the amount they are asking for. It means…