• Manchester City Cannot Keep Hiding From Their Defensive Problems

    Manchester City overcame AS Monaco at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening in a thrilling 5-3 affair, leaving many supporters in an understandably joyous mood. But Pep Guardiola’s men must consolidate their defensive frailties if they wish to seriously compete with the other elite European sides in the race for Champions League glory. ...

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  • Why Manchester City Now Owe A Tiny Spanish Club A Huge Favour

    On July 18th, Euan McTear wrote, Until a few years ago, Girona was best known by foreigners as the little Catalan town with an airport that Ryanair considered close enough to Barcelona to drop off planeload after planeload of tourists. Now, however, times are changing and the town’s football team is putting Girona on the map for a far more impressive reason—with a little help from Game of Thrones, which films in the town’s streets. ...

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  • Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero Is A Victim Of His Own Ability

    On November 1st, Seb Stafford-Bloor wrote,  At the weekend, Sergio Aguero came roaring back to life. At The Hawthorns, he ended a run of six games without a goal with a first-half double, knifing an opener through Ben Foster, then fizzing a second into his top-corner. One, two...game over. From a technical perspective, that second was flawless. There are few players who can maintain such a low centre of gravity, who can manufacture scoring angles by themselves, and who can finish with such power and accuracy while also requiring minimal back-lift. ...

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  • Raheem Sterling: A Re-Animation With A Guardiola Assist

    On the basis of Tuesday night's chaotic 5-3 win over Monaco, Manchester City are still a work in progress. Raheem Sterling, though, continued a steady trend of improvement which dates back almost to Pep Guardiola's arrival at the club. After the victimisation he suffered in 2016 and which has continued into the new year, it's proven to be one of the more satisfying storylines of the season. In fact, quite the rebuttal to Joey Barton's assertion that, were it not for his pace, Sterling likely wouldn't have made it as a professional. Yes, Barton was presumably just foraging for attention with his comments, but they were reflective of the movement against the Manchester City forward.  ...

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  • Morning Editorial: Manchester City and John Stones

    Wednesday 8am Last night was boom and bust for John Stones. Manchester City prevailed 5-3 in a wonderful game of football, but Stones - despite scoring the seventh goal - suffered at the hands of Radamel Falcao. ...

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  • Kelechi Iheanacho: The Man With A Reputation To Reclaim

    It’s little surprise that the mid-season arrival of Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City prompted a storm of speculation and headlines regarding the imminent future of Sergio Aguero. Given the Argentine striker’s travails this season assimilating himself into Pep Guardiola’s exacting vision of a dove-tailing front three who press like attack dogs, it was only natural that the media and public alike would start to question Aguero’s standing, especially when the teen slotted straight in and showed him how it’s all done. ...

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  • Manchester City: Humble Gabriel Jesus Stands Contrary To Modern Trends

    After such an impressive start to a new beginning in England, Gabriel Jesus sustained a broken metatarsal against Bournemouth last week and faces up to three months out on the side-lines. It seems rather ironic and cruel that a hot prospect brought in to soften his side’s recent ails is the one to receive such an injury. But for City fans, who themselves are undoubtedly feeling the latest blow to their season, there is no doubt that the biggest agony for Jesus will not be the physical pain of his injury. ...

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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: Bring Back The Inflatable Bananas

    The inflatables craze that swept across the nation’s terraces in the late eighties originated at Manchester City and remains entirely synonymous with the club. Rightfully, Blues derive a fair amount of pride from this even if it’s accompanied by bashfulness from some, like recalling a drunken evening singing Bee Gees songs on karaoke way back when. Yet to my mind any diffidence is misplaced: it was funny, fun and surreal, especially given the climate of the era that saw every supporter viewed as a hooligan by a government intent on making going to the game a dystopian experience. ...

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  • Manchester City Should Keep Sergio Aguero – But Only If He Improves

    City and Guardiola should keep Aguero, but the Argentine will have to improve There was a moment, when Manchester City’s new wonderkid Gabriel Jesus struck his first goal against Swansea City last week, when Sergio Aguero’s expression on the bench said it all. It was a time for brooding self-analysis, for reflecting on his current situation at the club – it’s a strange, unfamiliar one for him. The Argentine striker, who for so long has been emblematic of City’s surge to Premier League supremacy, is no longer guaranteed a start in Pep Guardiola’s team. Gabriel Jesus has arrived on the crest of a wave from Palmeiras and immediately captured the imaginations of City supporters. ...

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