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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...

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...

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,...

Manuel Akanji and Pep Guardiola 0

Pep’s thinking behind Manuel Akanji signing

It’s an almost impossible task to understand Pep’s thinking. Whenever it seems that we have finally got a grip on what goes inside his mind, he continues to prove us wrong. The squad selection for the Champion’s league final was a big example of how crazy his decisions can go. May be it’s this craziness that separates Pep from all the others in the world. My intention here is not...

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...

Manuel Akanji 0

Strengths and Weaknesses of Manuel Akanji

The adage goes that you need to have a certain profile to play as a Center Back in a Pep Guardiola team. You just need to look at the kind of Center Backs Pep has worked with over the course of his managerial career to understand the character and courage it takes to defend wide open spaces at the back. Despite having fit backup center backs on the bench, Pep...

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...