Category: Premier league

Man City vs Nottingham Forest Talking Points 0

Talking Points – Man City vs Nottingham Forest

It would be insane for me not to start the article with Erling Haaland. All the talk in the Premier League circles is how do we even get close to him. The attributes of Raw strength combined with extreme agility is very rare and makes Haaland a phenomenon. I am quite sure that Haaland torments defenders in their most beautiful dreams as well. Such is the fear he injects into...

Inverted full back formation by Pep Guardiola 0

Should Pep move away from the inverted full back system?

The matches between Newcastle and Crystal Palace have a lot in common. But the one thing that delivered victory in the Palace game was Pep Guardiola’s change of formation to a back 3 and throwing all of his attackers on to the pitch. This might seem like an obvious move from Pep, specially when we have been chasing the game against a rigid Palace defense. But, when he made those...

Man City vs Crystal Palace 0

Talking points – Man City vs Crystal Palace

This was a match of two contrasting halves. There was frustration on one side and it was followed by great joy at the end. The second half felt like you were taken on a thrilling ride where every moment gave you goosebumps. It was just a wonderful experience that cannot be described in words at all Haaland is here for his footballing education The reason why Haaland chose City is...

Man City vs Crystal Palace 0

How can Pep end the Crystal Palace hoodoo?

As Zaha ran through on goal and put Palace 1-0 up, Pep was looking high and deep into the sky. Hang on, this is not a prediction article of the next match against Palace. This is what has been happening since the last 4 years. Be it under Viera or even Hodgson, the script as well as the chief protagonist have been the same throughout. If someone looked only at...

Kyle Walker vs Zaha 0

Walker could face an important battle with Zaha over the weekend

If you glance back at Walker’s career, you will find great defensive battles at every nook and corner of his story. The fantastic part about these battles are that he has rarely lost any one of them. Wingers around the world still fear running at Walker. They don’t dare to attempt 1v1 against him. You don’t have to go much further than Walker’s battle with Vinicius in the Champion’s League...

Man City vs Newcastle 0

Have Newcastle really shown other teams how to get at City?

As the first half was drawing to a close at St James Park, Pep was just not able to withstand the lack of control on the game. After all, Pep prides himself on the ability of his teams to control the vast majority of moments in a game of football. Specially in the last 30 mins of the first half, it seemed as if Newcastle had runners form everywhere. We...

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...

Cucurella-signing 0

How badly do we need the Cucurella signing?

When you look back on the last season as a whole, you might not put a left back on the absolute necessary sort of category. Cancelo has done very well there and Zinchenko has provided us with spark when we sort of struggled to break down low blocks. But, dissecting the season into high pressure moments, you notice that having a natural left back might have helped us out better...

City's great transfer plan 0

City’s net spend table portrays club’s ultimate ambition!

Even though its been more than a decade since our take over, the media, pundits and rival fans beat City with the same stick. I find it hilarious and quite boring to be fair. Money has always been the term used to criticize City. I just have a simple question to ask all our critics. If you have a very old house that needs renovation, how the hell are you...