• Morning Editorial: Kevin De Bruyne Is Slowly Becoming Invaluable for Manchester City and Guardiola

    Manchester City are looking ominous again, and following their impressive win away to Chelsea, it looks like they (along with Manchester United) will be the team to beat for the Premier League title this season. Looking more and more secure in defence by the week, it's in attack where Pep Guardiola's side shine and when you consider the talent at his disposal it's easy to understand why. Even without Sergio Aguero, City were able to field an exciting frontline of Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus, supported by David Silva in midfield and more importantly - Kevin de Bruyne. ...

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  • David Silva Still Rules The Roost At Manchester City

      With a new, youthful attacking triumvirate that have been almost unplayable since developing their exciting bond in recent weeks, Manchester City have put a run of wins together that has propelled them up to second, and everyone is once again gazing longingly at Pep Guardiola and drooling at the sight of City in full flow. ...

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  • Manchester City: Just Enjoy The Ride

      It is 5.42am, Thursday February 2nd, and twenty minutes ago I awoke a full two hours before my alarm clock was needed. I came to because at the first flicker of consciousness my mind clicked into gear telling me today was a special one but, heavily blinking up at the ceiling at that point, it was only instinctive. Maybe it was my birthday? Maybe it was Christmas morning? ...

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  • Guardiola Is Trying Too Hard; His Obsession With Creative Solutions Is Hurting Man City

    There is a very good reason why Pep Guardiola enjoys such a mystical status around the world. Few coaches are described as geniuses as frequently as the Manchester City manager, and it is not just his impeccable record at Barcelona and Bayern Munich that have earned him this description. Guardiola is a great innovator, a man who has constantly reinvented himself and found creative solutions to problems faced in Barcelona, Munich, and now Manchester. ...

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  • David Silva: A Man For All Seasons

    Sometime over Christmas I got talking to an old fella in a bar. I didn’t have chance or reason to enquire about his age but at one point he told me a tale from his childhood that involved a grocer happening across a crate of bananas and opening up his store on Christmas morning so all the children from the neighbourhood could come down and eat one for the first time. The old fella insisted the excitement among his friends was far greater than that of his grandchildren a few days earlier after unwrapping their latest phones and in my drunken stupor then and sober state now I got it and get it. ...

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  • We Don’t Need To Talk About Sergio Aguero

    Speak to any Evertonian about Romelu Lukaku and you’ll likely be surprised by the negativity that comes back. He’s far too selfish, can be wasteful, and only gets fired up for certain games. You’ll begin to suspect that the burly Belgian has personally slighted the Evertonian in question. Maybe suggested his sister resembles Katie Hopkins or stolen his last Twirl bite. ...

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