Tags archives: premier-league

You’d have to be insane not to love Sané

He’s had the proverbial ‘key to the door’ since last January and Leroy Sané has spent most of his 21st year unlocking opposition defences and more than justifying his £37m price tag. In a Manchester City team bursting with flair, creativity and outstanding talent, Sané is arguably the most exciting prospect currently scaling new heights under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage. He’s already blazed a trail as the fastest Premier League player […]

Guardiola's City are gobsmackingly good

Pep Guardiola is letting his Manchester City team do their talking on the pitch in an exciting, exquisite and expressive manner, hitherto unseen in English football. Stylish, stunning and stupendous, it’s beginning to evoke memories of  Guardiola’s Barcelona at their best – a brand of silky smooth, intricate and yet, paradoxically, simplistic play – one which is rapidly exhausting the dictionary of football superlatives. Obviously City have yet to win […]

Sterling on the rise as Milner banks a fortune

As Manchester City and Liverpool clash today in the race for a top four finish and Champions League qualification, it’s worth comparing and contrasting the fortunes of two Number 7s. Raheem Sterling and James Milner switched clubs in the summer of 2015 – one in a sh*tstorm of vitriol, the other in a sea of indifference. Sterling joined City to further his career, win trophies and yes, earn top dollars.  […]

Pellegrini orders Canary Roast

With 10 games to go Manchester City are 10 points off the top of the Premier League in a far from Perfect 10 scenario. But – and it’s a big but – if Manuel Pellegrini’s team can finish how they started and start how they finished, City could yet win a second title in three years. An 11 game winning streak saw City close out last season in style and […]

The Pellegrini Paradox

Manuel Pellegrini could yet scale new Champions League peaks in Italy, just four days after Manchester City left their supporters feeling as flat as a mountaineering holiday in Holland. Already qualified for the knockout stages, a win in Turin would guarantee City top slot in Group D, but any repeat of Saturday night’s lily-livered lethargy against Liverpool would see City hard pressed to beat Fray Bentos never mind Juventus. Abject, […]

Questions but no answers – will City ever learn? Burnley 1 Man City 0

Déjá vu comes in different guises, both good and bad…just ask Manchester City. Having retrieved seemingly lost causes to win two Premier League crowns in three years, they are now hell-bent on giving away their hard earned title – gift wrapped – for a second time in 36 months. Under Roberto Mancini, City capitulated and handed Sir Baconface one last hurrah, surrendering their title by an embarrassing margin of 11 […]

Time to soil Saints' clean sheets - Southampton v Man City

Four wins in a demanding quartet of games would go a long way to decontaminating a season that many believe could yet become a toxic wasteland for Manchester City. Having lost their grip on the League Cup, they have fallen nine points behind domestic table-toppers Chelsea and progression in the Champions League depends on a do-or-die gladiator clash with the Romans next month. Up next are Southampton and Sunderland away, […]