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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Did Solskjaer take a Christmas gift from under Guardiola's tree?
09:00 Sunday 22nd December 2019

Christmas, like Easter and, in North America, Thanksgiving, is meant to be a joyous holiday spent with loved ones. Often, though, tensions rise. In part, you’re not accustomed to spending full days with these strange, annoying people…

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12 Days of Football 2019/20: Liverpool and Manchester City
08:01 Saturday 21st December 2019

On the first day of football, the FA gave to me Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's Round and It's White. Over the holiday fixtures, our writers will look back on the 2019 calendar…

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Is Gabriel Jesus ready to take the baton from Sergio Aguero?
09:00 Sunday 15th December 2019

A loyal friend who sticks with you through thick and thin is one of the sweetest things in life. Sergio Aguero has been that for Manchester City ever since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011. Still carrying the burden of City's attack…

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Should Guardiola focus on the Champions League?
08:00 Wednesday 11th December 2019

Is Manchester City’s title challenge over? Falling fourteen(!) points behind Liverpool after the derby loss to United perhaps says so. Of course, with the two-time defending champions, you can never say never. However, there is a…

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Can Solskjaer double down in the Manchester Derby?
15:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

The clock struck the 94th-minute, prompting referee Paul Tierney to bring the game to a close. Rings of, "Ole, Ole, Ole" in a Norwegian rather than Spanish accent echoed around Old Trafford as Manchester United's babyfaced assassin,…

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Are Pep Guardiola and Manchester City in self-destruction mode?
08:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

A costly 2-2 draw at Newcastle leaves Manchester City 11 points behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race. Ruthless, Jurgen Klopp’s men only dropped points once this season, to Manchester United. In 14 games, they've won 13…

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''Twice!''
08:00 Monday 11th November 2019

He won’t but I hope Jose Mourinho decides to remain in the Sky Studio rather than find a new club to manage. He still plays head games now and then, slipping in sly digs at former rivals, but is far more direct and honest when analysing…

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Will Klopp's Manchester United remarks distract Liverpool v Tottenham?
13:01 Sunday 27th October 2019

Before last Sunday’s North West Derby with Premier League-perfect Liverpool, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested the match could be a turning point in the Red Devils’ hitherto disappointing campaign. Whether…

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Should Solskjaer restore Manchester United's aerial threat?
08:00 Monday 16th September 2019

When Pep Guardiola arrived at Manchester City in 2016, bringing his ground-based possession style with him, Premier League aficionados were of two minds. The old school boys claimed the Catalunyan manager needed to adapt his game to English…