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Premier League
Why it's time to admit Raheem Sterling is world class
12:00 Tuesday 27th November 2018

Tell the average Premier League fan that Raheem Sterling is world class and it will be met with derision. The Manchester City winger splits opinion. Most doubt his quality, as they do with players such as Romelu Lukaku and Mesut Ozil.…

Champions League
Depay still walking on Memphis
17:00 Friday 21st September 2018

Upon his return to England’s North West, Memphis Depay attempted to say all the right things. In doing so, he came off a bit like Christian Bale and Liam Neeson in Batman Begins. You know, as if he still doesn’t pay attention to…

International
France vs Germany: Tricky test awaits both in Nations League opener
09:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

France's recent World Cup winners were greeted to a heroic welcome at their Clairefontaine training base this week. It's now time to move on, though. The new season has already begun. International breaks are never too far behind.  …

Premier League
Manchester City will only get better when Leroy Sane, Riyad Mahrez get their chance
15:00 Saturday 1st September 2018

Manchester City were breathtaking last term. Leroy Sane was an integral figure, growing, learning, improving under Pep Guardiola's tutelage. Imagine my surprise when the German hasn't started in a Premier League game this term... Sure,…

Premier League
Manchester City's Squad Review: Who stays or goes in attack?
15:00 Thursday 14th June 2018

Manchester City’s forward lineup is the envy of the entire Premier League, if not the continent. Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling plundered 84 goals in all competitions between them this season. The quartet…

World Cup
The World Cup snubbed XI: Stars not heading to Russia
09:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

International managers all have some ridiculously tough decisions to make, although picking a squad for a major tournament is easily among the worst. Does he opt for a side that is loaded with the best players and hope he can figure a way to…

Premier League
8 surprise omissions from the PFA Premier League Team of the Year
15:00 Thursday 19th April 2018

The latest PFA Premier League Team of the Year has some shocking exclusions. Although five Manchester City players, along with Tottenham's Christian Eriksen and Man United's David de Gea, all deservedly made the cut, others were unfairly…

Premier League
Manchester City vulnerability at the back exposed
08:30 Tuesday 10th April 2018

Celebrations were halted at the Etihad Stadium immediately when Chris Smalling scored the goal that turned out to be the winner for Manchester United Saturday. That was after Paul Pogba had scored twice in two minutes to drag United…

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…

Premier League
Man City: Champions elect?
10:00 Saturday 31st March 2018

With eight games to go, City are 16 points beyond rivals Manchester United in the Premier League title race. When the gap was just 11, Pep Guardiola told a Mirror reporter he had not expected to run away from the pack so easily, that it was…

International
International Friendlies: Germany v Brazil combined XI
10:00 Tuesday 27th March 2018

The 2014 World Cup Finalists meet at the Olympiastadion in Berlin tonight. Tite’s Selecao haven’t forgotten July 8, 2014, when 200 million Canarinho fans were stunned by the humiliating 7-1 loss on home soil. The match is now famously…

International
International Friendlies: Germany v Spain: A Combined XI
13:25 Friday 23rd March 2018

Germany and Spain are set to meet tonight at the Dusseldorf’s ESPRIT Stadium. The two most likely favourites to win the World Cup later in the year face each other to begin preparations for the same. Joachim Low’s side has a better…

Champions League
UCL quarter-finals: Premier League perspective
10:00 Saturday 17th March 2018

And then there were two. The forward-thinking two. Manchester City and Liverpool have some of the most frightening attacking players in the Premier League at their disposal. Both clubs' Champions League Round of 16 ties were settled…

Premier League
Arsenal FC: When the canvas resents being turned into a masterpiece
09:00 Saturday 3rd March 2018

You have to feel sorry for tribalists. On the one hand, they love their club like no other. On the other, they can't see past it. The past week's Arsenal/Manchester City doubleheader perfectly illustrates the point.  City dominated…

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…

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