Tagged: premier league

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...

What is the best position for Julian Alvarez 0

Decoding Pep’s plan with Julian Alvarez

It was not a huge surprise when Alvarez was on the bench for Haaland in the first couple of games. You could attribute it to a wide variety of factors, but looking at how Haaland started the season, there was only little that Alvarez could do to get into the team. I know that both Haaland and Alvarez are extremely different kind of players with vastly unique attributes. But, 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...

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...

Aston Villa vs Man City 0

Our Tactical shape and structure doesn’t look right

I can visualize Pep sitting quietly in his office and thinking about the lack of patterns and combinations yesterday. It looked like we were suffocating ourselves with the way we were set up. Space and width have always been the fundamental tenets of every Pep team. But, strangely this season Pep seems to have moved into a more vertical based approach. His desire to dominate the middle of the pitch...

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 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 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...

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...

Bernardo replacements 0

Thoughts on plan B if Bernardo leaves?

Even a few weeks ago, if someone would have told me that Bernardo might leave, i would have laughed my head off. It was an impossible scenario. After all, why would Bernardo want to leave after a stellar season where he has established himself as the best box to box midfielder in the world. I am still hopeful that Bernardo can stay with us, but the hallmark of a great...