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Chelsea, Manchester United youth face steep learning curve
09:01 Wednesday 21st August 2019

We’ve all seen the nature documentary or Youtube clip where the cute little bear cubs come across a skunk. Unafraid, they run up to play with it, learning a hard lesson while Pepe le Pew strolls off with his tail proudly in the air. If…

New Club, Same Balotelli
15:00 Wednesday 30th January 2019

The deal is done. Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Olympique Marseille is complete. Where does this leave the former Manchester City and Liverpool striker? For better or for worse, he continues to make headlines. Balotelli controls the 12-yard…

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…

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Lap of Honour: Okubo returns to Kawasaki
11:00 Monday 22nd January 2018

Going back to your old club. It's seldom done. Times change. People change. Too often when you decide to go home the old neighbourhood is changed beyond recognition. You moved on without it but never expected it to do the same. It can be…

Premier League
Five wins out of five, who's going to stop Manchester City?
14:01 Monday 19th September 2016

The Citizens have played out their fifth game of this season, and they've hardly put a foot wrong. Begging the question, who and what is going to stop them? The Sky Blues are singing at the sight of a blue moon, last weekend it eclipsed the…

Five summer striker options for Manchester City
11:00 Monday 28th March 2016

There will be wholesale changes at Manchester City come the summer when Pep Guardiola arrives at the club. The Blues have stuttered this season under the management of Manuel Pellegrini and currently lie in fourth position in the Premier League.…

On The Spot: Premier League Penalty Stats
20:56 Wednesday 8th February 2012

Penalties have always been an issue in football, with so many given and so many not, so many scored and so many missed. Penalties are, for many the scourge of the game, with fans all having their own points of view of what should be and what…

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City (Liverpool Fan's Perspective)
14:11 Thursday 26th January 2012

After the huge disappointment of the defeat to lowly Bolton Wanderers on Saturday evening, most people would be forgiven for thinking that the last thing Liverpool needed was a midweek clash against the best team in the country. On the contrary,…

Man City 3-2 Spurs (Spurs Fan's Perspective)
14:52 Monday 23rd January 2012

As Mario Balotelli converted an injury time penalty, Spurs' title dreams were extinguished. A cruel ending to a fascinating game; goalless in the 55th minute, Bale made it 2-2 just nine minutes later. As injury time began, Bale was involved…

Match Preview: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
16:30 Friday 20th January 2012

For decades, two of the biggest clubs in English football have languished in the shadows of their great rivals. For both Spurs and Manchester City, the nineties and the first decade of this century were largely forgettable. The epic FA Cup…