• Why Did Manchester City Spend So Much On Fullbacks?

    Brought to you by OneFootball. Never miss another match or the latest transfers news. Onefooball is THE football app to have: http://bit.do/uMAXit_Oct Manchester City spent a lot of money on full-backs this summer. By bringing in Danilo, Benjamin Mendy, and Kyle Walker, Pep Guardiola strengthened an area that Manchester City were weak in and secured players that are key to the style the Spanish manager wants to play. In this video, we break down that style of play. ...

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  • Manchester City Against Napoli: Inevitable Classic Or Cursed By The Football Gods?

    If ever a game is destined to finish in a goalless stalemate it is Manchester City’s hosting of Napoli tonight. In fact, it would probably be a wise decision to give the fixture a complete swerve and instead enjoy Spurs or Liverpool’s Champions League endeavours; even Billericay’s FA Cup qualifying fourth round replay with Brackley Town if you’re that way inclined. Anything but the incident-free snooze-fest that the present leaders of the Premier League and Serie A will surely churn out to everyone’s visceral disappointment at the Etihad. ...

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  • England Fans’ Treatment Of Raheem Sterling Is Vile

    Clumps of supporters in the lower tier of Wembley’s north stand arise as one irate, some incandescent with blind fury. Before them a young winger with the hardest job on the pitch – to create from nothing – has just attempted to ping across a delivery but a defender’s trailing leg has blocked the ball and it ricochets out of play for a corner. Seconds earlier the lad had successfully isolated his full-back and found himself in an unenviable position in that ahead of him was the enemy singular, behind him was the enemy plural, while on his shoulders weighed a world of expectation and pressure. ...

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  • Tactical Profile: How Manchester City Are Utilising Kevin de Bruyne

    There’s a strong case that this season, Kevin De Bruyne isn’t just City’s key player, he’s the best midfielder in the Premier League. This video examines his use at Manchester City, and takes a look at his statistical output over the last three seasons. ...

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  • A Brief History Of: Kolo Toure

    Kolo Toure has won three league titles, two FA Cups and one Africa Cup of Nations. He has over 500 club appearances and 120 international caps to his name. Those bare facts make up a career that most would be utterly delighted with, but combined with a style of play that you might call 'enthusiastic', he was one of the most likeable Premier League players of the last 15 years. ...

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  • Nadia Nadim: From Escaping The Taliban To Scoring For Fun

    It should never be under-appreciated the arduous journey undertaken by every footballer to reach the very top of their profession. In the case of Manchester City W.F.C’s new signing Nadia Nadim it is an appreciation that elevates itself to astonishment. ...

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  • Whiteboard Extra: Analysing Swansea City, Manchester United & Manchester City

    Joe Devine is joined by Alex Stewart. The pair set out to discuss Swansea's tactics, in partciular, how they managed a goalless draw with Tottenham a couple of weeks back. Though they did tangent rather abruptly into discussing the two Manchester clubs, who currently seem to be the front runners for the league at this early stage. ...

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  • Kevin De Bruyne Is The Premier League’s Most Complete Player

    Jose Mourinho’s knew exactly who was knocking at his door. "If [Kevin] De Bruyne stayed here [Chelsea], not happy and not motivated, and we'd sold him after a year, we'd have got less -- 50 percent less than what we sold him for,” he said of the Belgian in 2015. “So we sold him. At that moment, it was very good business.” Reflecting on that decision now Mourinho will be first to admit that it was a mistake, and one Chelsea are paying dearly for. The Belgian was the deciding factor at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, only it wasn’t for Manchester City, the team that opted to take the gamble on ‘The £60million reject’ as one newspaper described him. ...

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  • 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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  • Pablo Maffeo: The Messi-Stopper On Manchester City’s Books

    “Man-marking Lionel Messi is almost impossible,” Massimiliano Allegri remarked in the build-up to the 2014/15 Champions League final when discussing Juventus’ potential tactics, but last Saturday night Pablo Maffeo put the “almost” in that “almost impossible” phrase. ...

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