Tagged: Laporte

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 injury troubles ahead of West Ham 0

Any solutions to deal with the dynamic counter attacking threat of West Ham in this defensive crisis?

It all began with Kyle Walker getting injured in a night full of bruises at Atletico Madrid. Ever since, it seems as if every match demands a sacrifice from one of our defenders. At this rate, we might need to play Gundogan and Bernardo Silva as our Center backs against Aston Villa. I am very sure that every other team including Liverpool would have suffered immensely if their back line...

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...

Atletico Madrid vs Man City 0

Blood, Bruises and Delight : The complete story of City’s quarter final tie with Atletico Madrid

What a second half that was! I was rubbing my eyes in disbelief as i was seeing Atletico play out of our press time and again with such ease and simplicity. How could Atletico play one touch football with such precision. It seemed absolutely impossible. But, here it was bamboozling the City defense time and again. It seemed only a matter of time before we conceded the first and maybe...

Southampton vs Man City 0

4-1 scoreline? Honestly we were defensively crap in that Southampton win!

Yestreday’s defensive performance would have even made the strongest of hearts beat vigorously. It was like an accident waiting to happen every second. John stones had the worst pass completion rate and Laporte was beyond crap. I don’t understand what it is with Laporte that he has these lapses in concentration suddenly. We saw it against Crystal Palce in October and also against Spurs in that loss at the Etihad....

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...

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...

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...

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Ruthless City Push Arsenal further down the abyss

The memories of how Arteta put City out of the Fa cup were still kicking and alive in Pep’s Mind and Man city’s lineup was symbolic of how Pep planned to counter that threat. Playing with 2 central defensive midfielders against a team that had not scored at home since October was something that pep would have not dreamt of even in his worst nightmares, yet the defeat in the...