Monthly Archive: January 2022

Fernandinho replacement 0

What is the best way to replace Fernandinho?

Amongst the chaos of City’s pursuit of a striker, probably a more important position is getting swept under the carpet. Fernandinho is expected to leave the club at the end of this season and it is crucial that we do not go into next season with only Rodri as the sole CDM. The CDM position is the heart beat of Pep’s team and even in a back up role Pep...

Path for City youngsters to the first team 0

Path to the first team for City’s academy youngsters is clear after recent transfer failures

When Foden was breaking through to the first team, there was almost a passionate nudge by the footballing world to rush him straight away. If not for the serenity and composure of Pep, maybe we would never have seen Foden develop so well. It’s not just about harnessing the talent in a youngster, the most important thing is to evolve his tactical understanding of the game. This is where Pep...

Julian alvarez 0

Julian Alvarez: Strengths and weaknesses of the new Thomas Mueller

Our January transfer window has been dominated by Julian Alvarez, who is reportedly very close to signing a deal for 18.5m Euros. People say that he is the next Sergio Aguero, but i think that all of those pre-mature comparisons are nothing but just a fantasy at this point of time. Alvarez has a lot to prove before we can think of comparing him to the legend. In fact, if...

Premier l;eague title race 0

One small mistake and all our rivals have their tails wagging again

It was nearly after 2 months of flawless football that City have dropped points. It was not a disastrous result by any stretch of imagination. It was a tough away game against a team who were tactically spot on. We didn’t even lose that game. It was a draw courtesy of the post and the usual Raheem Sterling madness. Expecting City to make this kind of mistakes week in and...

Southampton vs Man City 0

The Ghost of Sterling returns to haunt City again!

Not again Raheem!! That was my first exclamation at Sterling’s miss. Time seemed to stand still as Sterling received to tap the ball into an open goal, only for destiny to have other ideas in mind. How could he miss as easy a chance as that still bothers my mind. In the end 1-1 was a fair result on the balance of play. I thought Southampton were very good in...

Pep guradiola on his contract situation 0

Pep speaks out about his contract situation!

The contract situation of Pep has become more of an interest to opponents than the City faithful. All of our rivals have already admitted that while Pep is at City, it is near impossible to even lay a glove on us. Pep has single handedly changed the dynamics of how competitive and near perfect you need to be to even have a sniff at the premier league title. So, any...

Patrik Schick scoring goals for fun 0

Patrik Schick could be the perfect centre forward solution for City ahead of Haaland and Vlahovich

“My coach told me that i would never make it at the top level”- Patrick Schick Amongst the buzz of Haaland, it is quite easy to miss the fact that there is a striker who has scored more than Haaland in Bundesliga this season. Patrick Schick has scored 18 goals from 16 appearences this season, which is a goal every 71 minutes. Going just by goal scoring records would be...

Ruben dias dropped due to dip in form 0

Ruben Dias dip in form explains his exclusion against Chelsea

No one’s place in this City team is safe. You might be the rock on which the the previous Premier League title might have been won, but even a slight dip in your form will see you benched. These are the standards on which the foundations of the current City team is built upon. There are no superstars in this team. The only superstar is you incredible work ethic and...

Laporte or Stones 2

Stones or Laporte: Who starts in the big games?

Right now, this question might seem like a non sensical one with Laporte having nailed down the starting spot alongside Dias. But, when it comes to the big games, i have a feeling that Pep is still not decided on the best partner for Dias. The primary reason for this is the fact that both Stones and Laporte offer significantly different qualities. The case for Laporte Pep has often said...

Romeo Lavia 0

Romeo Lavia – The heir to Fernandinho’s Throne

2 years ago, when Pep Guardiola asked a 16 year old defensive midfielder from the academy to join the first team training, it raised more than a few eye brows. The player in question had just joined the club a few months ago and i found it quite interesting that Pep had such a keen interest in someone who had spent just a few months at the academy. Also, a...