Monthly Archive: February 2022

Man City defeat to Spurs 0

Spurs defeat shows why Pep cut a worrying figure during the huge Sporting win

It is not often that a manager cuts a sorry figure and appears dis-satisfied when his team is winning 5-0 in a Champions league knock out game. There was something in the expression of Pep which suggested that the process of winning the game was not according to the style and personality of the City DNA. Also, many people brushed away Pep’s reaction as him micro managing things and looking...

Man City champions league win over sporting lisbon 0

Perfect result, but not the perfect performance at Lisbon

If you were just watching Pep Guardiola on the touchline, you would feel as though City were being battered by the opposition. Pep was fuming and was having long and lengthy discussions on the touchline with his assistants. None of the coaches looked over the moon with the fact that City were cruising 4-0 at half time. But, when you analyze City’s performance, you realize that the quality and ruthlessness...

Bernardo Silva 0

Does Kevin De Bruyne limit Bernardo Silva’s influence on the game?

Bernardo Silva has been the most puzzling player for me this season. His start to the season has been nothing short of sensational. His stats were comparable to Salah at one point. Thats how good he was in the first couple of months. There has been no slump in form from Berrnardo at all. He has almost started every game for City until this point. So, what was the major...

John stones vs Kyle Walker 0

Could John Stones provide an alternative to Pep in the right back position?

Like everybody else, i was surprised to see John Stones start in the right back position against Brentford. One thing that scared me was his vulnerability against the pacy Brentford forwards. Stones might be the quickest of all our centre backs, but he is no where near what Walker offers in that department. But, pace is not everything and Stones has his qualities that are better than Walker in some...

Man City win at Brentford 0

Patient City show great character to cruise past Brentford!

As the game went past the half hour mark, the silence at the Etihad was deafening. You began to wonder if this was going to be one of those frustrating nights for City. At this point, i was thinking about that 2018-19 season, when Liverpool gave up that huge lead in February. The situation was more tense than what most people would like to believe. With Liverpool having to play...

Man City and the title race 0

Brentford is a must win match for City!

Thank god that the Premier League is back after what seemed like a winter break stretching into eternity. In this time off, i was reflecting on the possibilities for City going forward. Intrestingly, the title race was the one that was bothering me more than it should. We had an immaculate festive period and have stomped over all our rivals. Yet, the 9 point lead at the top, with Liverpool...

Oscar Bobb 0

Oscar Bobb: Academy’s most technical player

He glides through tight spaces like he is skating in an open arena. Cole Palmer and James Mcatee have been the most talked about academy stars this season. Their performances have been way above the academy standards and you can say that they have now over grown youth football and are ready for consistent first team action. In the midst of all this, there has been an other player who...