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Pep out to prove a point…or three

Hardcore Manchester City supporters are not given to forgetting their club’s darkest days as the ‘Boys In Blue’ descended into the 3rd tier of English football – nor would they wish to erase memories of those traumatic trudges and embarrassing capitulations at the likes of Lincoln, Wycombe and York. File it under the heading of overcoming adversity, call it character-building, define it as part of City’s history – a history […]

The team with no nine

Long before a heart condition threatened to curtail Sergio Aguero’s career, it was conventional wisdom that Manchester City required a world class replacement for their legendary striker. Plagued by injuries, the club’s all-time highest goal scorer with 260 in just 390 games (not forgetting 73 assists), was reduced to occasional cameo appearances as City cruised to their third title in just four years. Pep Guardiola’s masterly deployment of a false […]