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Premier League
Does Adam Webster define the contemporary centre-back?
08:01 Saturday 29th February 2020

Adam Webster arrived in the Premier League last summer when Brighton matched their club-record transfer fee, paying Bristol City £20 million. He'd been with the Robins for a single season, coming over from Ipswich Town. He made 45…

Premier League
Manchester City fallout: Player exodus?
17:01 Sunday 16th February 2020

UEFA delivered a hammer blow of a Valentine to Manchester City on Friday. The two-year Champions League ban for alleged Financial Fair Play violations isn't a pebble dropped in a pond causing a mild ripple effect. It's a meteor impact…

Premier League
Has John Stones failed Manchester City?
11:06 Saturday 25th January 2020

Pep Guardiola lavished praise on Aymeric Laporte after the Frenchman returned from a long layoff to help Manchester City secure a valuable 1-0 win against Sheffield United. The Catalan manager labelled the defender the best left-sided centre-back…

Premier League
Does Manchester City need Caglar Soyuncu?
08:02 Thursday 2nd January 2020

Pep Guardiola and Manchester City stepped into the current campaign with high hopes. The club dominated English football last term, winning an unprecedented domestic treble. But it was not just about the trophies. The team played some scintillating…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Five Golden Goals
08:00 Wednesday 25th December 2019

On the fifth day of football, UEFA gave to me Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Happy Christmas and welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

Premier League
Can a new centre-back rescue Manchester City's season?
08:00 Monday 18th November 2019

Pep Guardiola is paying dearly for his decision not to replace Vincent Kompany in the summer. The Belgian's departure left a huge void in the Manchester City squad - that would have been difficult to fill anyway. Yet, signing even a semi-decent centre-back…

Premier League
''Twice!''
08:00 Monday 11th November 2019

He won’t but I hope Jose Mourinho decides to remain in the Sky Studio rather than find a new club to manage. He still plays head games now and then, slipping in sly digs at former rivals, but is far more direct and honest when analysing…

Premier League
Can Laporte injury help Manchester City?
17:01 Thursday 5th September 2019

Manchester City have enjoyed anything but an inauspicious start to their Premier League title defence. They’re unbeaten and should’ve been leading the table; but for a VAR intervention against Tottenham Hotspur. However,…

Managerial News
Is Vincent Kompany's managerial career over already?
09:00 Sunday 25th August 2019

It was a fitting end to a magnificent career at Manchester City when Vincent Kompany helped secure the domestic treble last season. Despite being offered a one-year contract extension, the Belgian chose to call time on his…

Premier League
Will central defence cost Manchester City the title?
17:00 Tuesday 20th August 2019

Back-to-back Premier League champions, Manchester City secured the title by 19 points in 2017/18 and a narrow one point last season. Pep Guardiola’s team is predominantly built on a free-flowing, devastating attack yet defensive competence…

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…

Managerial News
What can we expect from Anderlecht player-manager Vincent Kompany?
09:00 Sunday 14th July 2019

Player-managers are usually a sight to behold. Because it’s odd to see a manager barking tactical orders while fully kitted and ready to hop on the pitch and play. Although they’re a rarity, we’ve witnessed them a number of…

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
How can Premier League referees improve next term?
17:00 Friday 3rd May 2019

While some prefer La Liga, no one will argue that Premier League play isn't top quality. The same can't be said for the officiating. Condemnation is so widespread that FIFA did not select an English match official for the recently…

Football
Is a strong captain important in modern football?
12:00 Friday 5th October 2018

Leaders and motivators are tasked with picking up and dusting off their teams. Captaining a football club was once a pivotal position that seems to have lost its significance. The position remains important; contemporary players don't…