Tagged: Man City

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...

Renan Lodi and Man City 0

Why didn’t we go for Renan Lodi?

Lodi signed for Nottingham Forest….What??…. I just could not believe the information. I had to double check it. It just didn’t make sense that a player who was playing regular Champions League football would join a team that was not even guaranteed top division survival. I know it’s just a loan deal, but again it defies logic to me. He is not even on that high of a wages for...

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 Watford reaction 0

Gabby shows the importance of a number 9!

Gabriel Jesus has not been in the best of form heading into this clash against Watford. In fact, i did not have him in my predicted line up before the game. It was surprising for me to see his name in the lineup, but i thought that Pep was resting players like Mahrez for the Madrid game. To put it all together, it was a game where most people had...

City closer than ever to sign Haaland 0

Erling Haaland deal closer than ever as report states that City agree terms with his representatives

This past week has been a clear example of how much City have missed a classical Number 9. Yes, we have missed a ruthless finisher to put away the beautiful art created by KDB and others. But, more than that we have missed a presence upfront that could offer an out ball during the bad phase of the game. Yes, i am talking about the Atletico Madrid tie here and...

Yan Couto could be the next Dani Alves 0

Yan Couto: The Next Dani Alves

In an era when Pep has splashed huge money on Full Backs, a 6m Euro player in Yan Couto might well prove to be his greatest ever full back signing. This is a signing that has flown under the radar, but i am confident that his performances in the future will be mesmerizing. If Pep was given an option to create his own full back in a lab, the final...

Patrik Schick scoring goals for fun 0

Patrik Schick could be the perfect centre forward solution for City ahead of Haaland and Vlahovich

“My coach told me that i would never make it at the top level”- Patrick Schick Amongst the buzz of Haaland, it is quite easy to miss the fact that there is a striker who has scored more than Haaland in Bundesliga this season. Patrick Schick has scored 18 goals from 16 appearences this season, which is a goal every 71 minutes. Going just by goal scoring records would be...

Who is the best replacement for Pep Guardiola 0

Do you think any one of Arteta or Vieira are capable of replacing Pep??

Well established sources close to the club are claiming that Arteta and Vieira are in the short list of managers to takeover when Pep Guardiola calls it a day on his Manchester City dynasty. The club is said to be looking at their progress with a keen eye. This is very interesting for me, because i never imagined that they would even be in consideration for the job. Managing Crystal...

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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...