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Premier League
Will Leroy Sane’s injury hurt Manchester City and Bayern?
12:00 Tuesday 13th August 2019

For the third year running, a key Manchester City player picked up a long-term injury before the Premier League campaign began. Leroy Sane is the latest to suffer such ordeal. The winger was injured 12 minutes into the Community Shield…

Premier League
2019/20 Manchester City Premier League preview
19:00 Thursday 8th August 2019

That Pep Guardiola has created a monster in Manchester is no longer news. What remains unknown is how much more the team can accomplish. After spending over £300million in two seasons to rebuild the ageing City squad, the Catalan-born…

Transfers
Joao Cancelo: The latest sign that Guardiola is never satisfied
09:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City don't mess around when it's transfer season. The Cityzens have been known for their planning and execution, specialising in player transfers. The hierarchy at the Etihad Stadium is exploring another such…

Premier League
Fit Kevin de Bruyne makes life easier for Pep Guardiola
08:00 Tuesday 6th August 2019

Manchester City haven't been too busy in the transfer market. Rodri’s club-record £63 million move from Atletico Madrid is the only big business set in stone at the moment, although Joao Cancelo's £27.5 million + Danilo…

Premier League
Is Iheanacho at the last chance saloon in Leicester?
09:00 Friday 2nd August 2019

Much was expected of Kelechi Iheanacho after his heroics at the 2013 U17 World Cup. So much that Manchester City moved quickly to secure his signature as a potential star for the future. He was one of the shining lights in a talented young…

Transfers
Which Premier League club best fits Bruno Fernandes?
09:01 Thursday 1st August 2019

Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes is in demand after his prolific 2018/19 season. The midfielder is almost certain to join the Premier League should he leave Portugal this summer. Speaking nine days ago, he told reporters, ‘I'd…

Premier League
Does AFCON success guarantee Riyad Mahrez more involvement at Manchester City?
09:00 Saturday 27th July 2019

When asked to name the top African footballers on the planet, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane quickly spring to mind. The Liverpool duo deserves recognition for their exploits at both the club and international levels. Riyad Mahrez tends…

Premier League
Is John Stones ready to step up at Manchester City?
12:01 Thursday 25th July 2019

When Leicester City visited the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in May, it was a do-or-die affair for the home side. A resurgent Leicester under Brendan Rodgers had become a thorn in the flesh of the big six. But having also shocked…

Afcon
AFCON absentees: Who will be missed most by clubs?
19:01 Tuesday 16th July 2019

As the African Cup of Nations draws to a close, the thoughts of those involved will naturally turn away from international matters and back to the season ahead with their respective clubs. AFCON's 32nd edition sprung many surprises, such…

Premier League
Will Rodri slot straight into Manchester City's best XI?
17:01 Tuesday 9th July 2019

Rodri completed his long-awaited move to the Premier League on Wednesday. Joining Manchester City from Atletico Madrid for a club record £63 million, the Spanish midfielder will have sights set on claiming a starting role as quickly as…

Premier League
Can Tottenham challenge for the Premier League title next season?
17:01 Thursday 4th July 2019

Mauricio Pochettino is on a mission to transform Tottenham Hotspur. Managing a club which has become synonymous with near misses owing to not winning a trophy since the 2008 League Cup, the Argentine is determined to change the narrative.…

Premier League
Why Harry Maguire can be equally at home in Old Trafford or the Etihad
09:00 Friday 14th June 2019

Both Manchester United and Manchester City need a new central defender this summer. Unquestionably, the grand centre-back prize is Matthijs de Ligt. For differing reasons, neither Mancunian powerhouse can obtain the superstar Dutchman.…

International
On John Stones and the risk of playing from the back
17:00 Monday 10th June 2019

Playing from the back is the new mandate in football. ‘Anywhere will do’ has gone from sensible to foolish almost overnight. Ice hockey went through the same transition a few years ago. Dumping and chasing into the opponent’s…

Premier League
How will Manchester City spend their summer?
15:00 Sunday 9th June 2019

Manchester City is fresh from securing a domestic treble. A quadruple if counting the Community Shield. After strolling to last season’s Premier League title, finishing with a 19-point advantage, the Citizens had to show greater resolve…

Premier League
Olivier Giroud in fantasy land
12:00 Wednesday 5th June 2019

It just keeps getting better for Olivier Giroud. After becoming a World Cup winner with France despite failing to score a goal in Russia last summer, the former Arsenal striker proved he hasn't lost his scoring touch in the Europa League.…