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Premier League
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…

Premier League
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…

Premier League
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…

Premier League
Does Pep Guardiola need to take emergency measures at centre-back?
08:01 Sunday 15th September 2019

When a club spends £150-200 million or more on players in each and every summer transfer window it’s difficult to feel sorry for them if they are hampered by a single player’s absence. Aymeric Laporte’s knee injury will…

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
In defence of the traditional defending defender
12:10 Friday 4th May 2018

Gone are the days when all we wanted from a centre-back was a big brute who could head the ball further than most could kick it, a player who would be willing to turn his own Gran into a sobbing, crumpled heap on the floor to get the ball. …

Premier League
Pep Guardiola isn't just cruising the Premier League; he's building a Manchester City dynasty
10:00 Monday 1st January 2018

There are simply not enough superlatives to describe the explosion that has been Pep Guardiola's Manchester City this season. While well on pace to obliterating both the Premier League goals and points record, they have dropped only four points,…

Premier League
Manchester Derby: United and City's combined XI
19:35 Saturday 9th December 2017

Sunday's Premier League action includes the two heavyweights from Manchester facing off at Old Trafford. A United victory is crucial to the Red Devils hopes for challenging City in the title race. Defeat all but sows up the Premier…

Opinion
Who has shone in the opening weeks? A Premier League best XI so far
14:00 Thursday 31st August 2017

The Premier League season is just three games in, but there have been a number of impressive performances - so, who has shone brightest and do they make it in the best XI as we head into the first international break? Manager: David WagnerEveryone…