Category: Champions league

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...

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,...

Comaparing Ortega vs Ederson 0

Should Ortega start over Ederson in the Champions League?

We all know that Pep Guardiola likes to absolutely control everything in a Football match. The amount of detail he puts into the preparation for each match is just out of this world. But, the nature of Football is such that there are moments that you just can’t even predict. Last season’s Champion’s League match against Madrid was an eye-opening example of this. I am not for a moment blaming...

Pep's Tactical Genius 0

What do the 2 inverted full backs suggest about Pep’s structure for the season?

The first game was meant to be all about Haaland announcing himself by tearing up the West Ham defense to bits. It happened exactly according to the script for Haaland. But, the only difference was that he was not the spotlight on the day. In fact, i always believed that Stopping Haaland would be one of the most tiring tactical exercises for managers around the league. But, what Pep did...

Man City's transfer policy 0

The next few transfer windows will be aimed towards European domination

The summer transfer window could not have begun in a more serene manner for all the City fans. To be fair, we have confirmed the best signing of this window even before other teams could blink their eye lids. This fast and ruthless approach has been one of the key factors in our dominance of the Premier League. The beautiful thing about our transfer policy is how we have managed...

Real Madrid vs Man City 0

We cannot allow this loss to define our season!

How did you all gather the energy to get up this morning and go to work? For me, it almost seemed impossible to get up today. I woke up from my sleep and i was sitting on my bed for a while, pondering what might have been in an alternate universe. How i wish the events in the injury time were nothing more than a bad dream. All of it...

Real Madrid vs Man City 0

How do you expect the game at Bernabeu to play out?

Champions League nights are very hard to predict like we saw against Atletico in the previous round. There is always that sense of surprise round the corner and the unexpected is generally the norm at this stage of the competition. For me, Real Madrid are the experts in terms of dealing with unexpected situations and coming back from absolute darkness. You just have to look at their comebacks in the...

Man City vs Real Madrid 0

That narrow victory against Real Madrid is still stinging badly!

Champions League nights can be very cruel and it has been proven on many occasions that teams don’t always get what they deserve. I understand that fortune does play a part in these knockout competitions, but we literally had no excuses for our inability to bury Real Madrid and kill off the tie. We literally had a million opportunities to see them off, but each time we offered them a...

Gabriel Jesus as the alternative at Right Back 0

Would you really start Gabby at right back against Real Madrid?

Who will start for City at Right back? This was the question ringing through yesterday’s press conference. Everyone is intrigued about how Pep will deal with this situation. Given the reputation of Pep, you would be a very brave man to bet against something unusual happening at the right back position. We know that all of Madrid’s planning throughout the week would have been targeted at exploiting the right back...

Man City week review 0

So, What did you all make of this devilish week for City?

As the final whistle echoed through Wembley, there was strangely a sense of calmness in Pep’s eyes. I strongly feel that this defeat would not have hurt him as much as the pundits and media made of it. By now, you might be thinking that i am out of my mind and writing rubbish. But, if you look at City’s upcoming schedule and take into account what happened at Atletico,...