Author: Mohan Krishna Ghanta

Man Utd style of play against Man City 0

What will be Manchester United’s style of play against us ?

Manchester United fans will argue that they they are transitioning to a possession style football under Ten Haag. But, looking at their performance against Arsenal, it was much more of a Ole Solskjaer kind of performance than a Ten Haag style of play. I know that they were ripped apart against Brentford in their attempt to play out from the back. But, how do you learn if you go back...

John stones injury blow 0

What will be the impact of John Stones injury?

It was only yesterday morning that I was thinking about how calmly the International break has passed by. There were absolutely no whispers of any injuries and our players were also getting good game time. Add to all of this De Bruyne and Haaland were scoring goals as well. This looked like a perfect break for everyone. But, the sight of John Stones limping off yesterday was something that was...

Houssem Aouar vs Jude Bellingham 0

City to prioritize Houssem Aouar over Bellingham?

One thing I can say with certainty is that there will be no lack of suitors for Bellingham next summer. Many City fans want us to go all out for Bellingham and look to knock all the other clubs out of the water. I personally believe that unlike Haaland, the competition might not be as tough. The reason is quite simply a case of supply and demand. Almost all of...

What is the best position for Julian Alvarez 0

Decoding Pep’s plan with Julian Alvarez

It was not a huge surprise when Alvarez was on the bench for Haaland in the first couple of games. You could attribute it to a wide variety of factors, but looking at how Haaland started the season, there was only little that Alvarez could do to get into the team. I know that both Haaland and Alvarez are extremely different kind of players with vastly unique attributes. But, the...

How do you get the best out of Jack Grealish 0

What is the future of Grealish at City?

There were reports today morning that Grealish has asked his agent to start looking for a new club(https://www.football365.com/news/grealish-asks-agent-find-him-new-club-man-city). The report further goes onto say that Grealish does not expect to stay at the club beyond 2023. I know that articles like these will keep on springing up everywhere. But, the truth is that the doubts still keep lingering in my mind about the sustainability of Jack Grealish on the left...

John Stones CDM role 0

CDM Role could be a game changer for John Stones

It would be completely fair to say that the career of John Stones has never quite kicked on at City. Now, this is not due to a lack of endeavor or commitment from Stones. The lad has sometimes been hit with issues beyond his control. There were many instances when he would have a wonderful first part of the season. But, he would be injured for the remainder of the...

Man City's Premier League seasosn start 0

Reflections on our Premier League season so far

In a way, the start to this season had a cloud of mystery around it. It was after quite a while that we were going to play with a recognized number 9. The questions and doubts were all about how much time would Haaland take to adapt to City’s style of play. There were quite a few pundits who were even confident about Haaland not making it in a faster...

Best Center Back pairing for Man City 0

All our center backs are fit – What is the best combination?

I have never thought that i would ask this question anywhere in the near future. Only a week back, it seemed as if we were ever close to a defensive crisis. With Walker limping off against Villa and Pep stating that Laporte will take longer than expected, it seemed all doom and gloom. Add to all this, the amount of goals we were conceding, it was just a matter of...

Aston Villa vs Man City 0

Our Tactical shape and structure doesn’t look right

I can visualize Pep sitting quietly in his office and thinking about the lack of patterns and combinations yesterday. It looked like we were suffocating ourselves with the way we were set up. Space and width have always been the fundamental tenets of every Pep team. But, strangely this season Pep seems to have moved into a more vertical based approach. His desire to dominate the middle of the pitch...

Man City transfer window 0

Analyzing our transfer window

Transfer windows are never really a benchmark to judge Pep Guardiola. In fact, when the window doesn’t go well, it motivates Pep to innovate and take the game to an other level. Last season we went for Harry Kane and put in bid after bid till the very end. When we didn’t get him, all our rivals went hammer and tongs stating that City without a striker would struggle. Well,...