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Premier League
Bernardo Silva: Manchester City's unheralded genius
08:00 Saturday 16th February 2019

There's a significant change in Manchester City’s attack since strolling to the Premier League last season. Pep Guardiola's side smashed 106 goals in their title season and aren't far off that pace this campaign. In Europe,…

Features
What can Maurizio Sarri take from Pep Guardiola's schooling?
09:00 Friday 15th February 2019

Antonio Conte's dismissal followed by former Napoli manager, Maurizio Sarri's appointment last summer supposedly heralded a new era at Stamford Bridge. After making a name for himself playing brilliant, attractive football in the…

Premier League
Pep Guardiola keeping his enemies closer
08:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

Pep Guardiola has the annoying habit of praising opposing managers who attempt to play on the front foot against Manchester City and get waxed for their trouble. Last season, City dusted off Arsenal 3-0 twice in the space of four days. In his…

Italy
Tiemoue Bakayoko enjoying AC Milan as Chelsea's midfield struggles
09:00 Wednesday 13th February 2019

Tiemoue Bakayoko came a long way in the last few seasons. A fan favourite in Monaco, he was a key part of the Ligue 1-conquering midfield that stunned Unai Emery's four-time defending Paris Saint-Germain champions. When the dust…

Premier League
What's at risk in Manchester City vs Chelsea duel?
08:00 Sunday 10th February 2019

The Premier League title race is getting more interesting by the day. But so is the fight for a top-four place. Champions League football has become for many clubs like a trophy in its own right. Just that it can’t be put in the trophy…

Premier League
Is this the beginning of the end for Liverpool's title ambition?
12:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

It has been a 29-year wait and most Liverpool faithful can feel the title finally heading to Anfield. But recent results are threatening to scuttle that hope. When a team misses the chance to wrap up the league crown early, on three different…

Tactical Analysis
How Stephen Hawking explained the central midfielder
17:00 Wednesday 6th February 2019

Arguably, the most impressive human being to live a full life in the chronological sense was Stephen Hawking, the noted physicist. In his early 20s, he was diagnosed with ALS, a motor neuron disease that slowly paralyses the body. He was given…

Premier League
Did Arsenal Really need to run into the City buzzsaw now?
08:00 Sunday 3rd February 2019

After a hiccup or two in December, Manchester City were their normal swashbuckling selves again. At least until the midweek defeat at St. James’ Park. The Cityzens are now five points behind Premier League leaders, Liverpool, with no…

Tactical Analysis
Do some players just rub managers the wrong way?
08:00 Monday 28th January 2019

We all encounter people we just can't stand to be around. Take it from me, the worst thing you can do is marry them. When you and your partner have different ideas about everything, it's difficult to build a functional let alone lasting…

Premier League
Benjamin Mendy returns: A title race boost for Manchester City?
12:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

Despite the lauded squad depth at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, the Catalan lacks a suitable replacement at two positions; defensive midfield and leftback. While Fernandinho’s importance to the team has been shouted from the rooftops,…

Transfers
Is Allan Fernandinho's heir at Manchester City?
08:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

The transfer clock is ticking on Manchester City. The Citizens must shop for a central midfielder or endure an entire campaign banking on the frail, fading Fernandinho. Napoli Brazilian midfielder Allan has all his countryman's traits while…

Premier League
12 Days of Football 2018: Pep Guardiola and Manchester City
08:00 Saturday 22nd December 2018

On the 1st Day of Football, the FA gave to me Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Welcome to It's Round and It's White's second annual 12 Days of Football extravaganza. As the holiday fixtures unfold, we'll celebrate many of…

Capital One Cup
The Carabao Cup is more important to Maurizio Sarri than he realises
16:00 Wednesday 19th December 2018

The first trophy on offer in English football is approaching the critical point. After Burton Albion and Manchester City booked their places in the last four last night, the remaining two will be known today. North London rivals Arsenal…

Premier League
How the middle class survives in the Premier League
17:11 Tuesday 18th December 2018

In early November, I tried to wrap my head around the way the Premier League was separating itself from life rather than imitating it as we expect. Well, it's doing it again. While ineffective left-leaning political parties in Britain…

Premier League
Can wounded Manchester City get back on track against Everton?
09:00 Saturday 15th December 2018

The Etihad Stadium has not been the best place for a visiting team to secure three points in recent times. The last visitor to win there was Manchester United in last season's Manchester Derby. With City coming off their first…