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Pep attacks with City’s defences depleted

The adage of attack being the best form of defence is one Pep Guardiola has embraced and deployed throughout his career in football management. Whereas Manchester City’s Catalan genius attributes many of his playing influences and philosophies to his mentor at Barcelona – the late great Johan Cruyff – the proverb of the ‘best defense is a good offense’ originates from 18th century American military manoeuvres – hence the transatlantic […]

City don’t want trouble - they’ll settle for just a double

Two headlines – 13 months apart – crystallise the hideous hypocrisy and blatantly biased agenda constantly directed against Manchester City. Rewind to March 3rd 2021 and, ‘Manchester City might win the quadruple – and this is not good for English football’ – it’s not exactly catchy and certainly not balanced. Fast forward to April 29th 2022 and feast your eyes on, ‘Neutrals should be cheering on Liverpool’s quadruple hunt – […]

Will City set legal eagles on La Liga chief?

Manchester City have threatened to sue La Liga chief Javier Tebas following incendiary claims that the club “cooked the books” with regards to players sent on loan to Girona during the transfer window. The ill-considered remarks from Tebas – a controversial figure at the best of times – come after City loaned the quintet of Pablo Maffeo, Aleix Garcia, Marlos Moreno, Douglas Luiz and Larry Kayode to the La Liga newcomers. The 55-year old La Liga […]

King Kün’s reign to continue as Jesus helps resurrect City’s fortunes

Sergio Aguero is heading to Real Madrid this summer… just like he was in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 according to the brown stuff stirring media, but low and behold he’s still at the Etihad. The Argentine super-striker says he wants to stay at City for the remaining three years of his contract until 2020. Pep Guardiola says Aguero is one of the most important members of his squad, and he […]

Size shouldn't matter!

In a second article where Read But Never Red goes slightly ‘off piste’ from writing exclusively about Manchester City, we once again delve into the thoughts of a football manager and head of youth development, this time on the topic of aspiring goalkeepers. The often ‘colourful’ and controversial manager is concerned that many professional clubs in England are inadvertently blighting the potential of youngsters, by imposing strict height requirements before […]