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Liverpool 2 – 1 MAN CITY – MY THOUGHTS

2 Mar

Having self-belief in your approach is commendable. Being blind to your faults is not. So here we are again: another big game, another crushing defeat, another painful deconstruction of how Manuel Pellegrini got it so horribly wrong. Fresh off the back of sustained and fully justified criticism after his mistakes at home to Barcelona, Pellegrini [...]

Liverpool v MAN CITY – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

28 Feb

Bacary Sagna could replace Pablo Zabaleta on the right of defence if Manuel Pellegrini wants to inject some fresh legs into his side. Martin Demichelis should again see off competition from Eliaquim Mangala at the heart of the back four, with Gael Clichy and Aleks Kolarov vying for a spot on the left. Back Sergio [...]

MAN CITY 1 – 2 Barcelona: When Will Pellegrini Ever Learn?

25 Feb

When will he learn? The most frustrating thing about last night was not losing at home, nor was it Luis Suarez scoring twice on his return to England, nor was it Manuel Pellegrini selecting an ill-advised formation, nor was it his steadfast refusal after the game to acknowledge his mistakes. No. The most frustrating thing [...]

MAN CITY v Barcelona – The PREVIEW: City’s Probable Team

23 Feb

The main selection dilemma for Manuel Pellegrini is whether he opts for Pablo Zabaleta or Bacary Sagna at right back. The Argentine is far superior going forward, but Sagna has the edge defensively and, crucially, got the nod against twice against Franck Ribery and then Eden Hazard, attackers whose styles of play are similar to [...]

MAN CITY 5 – 0 Newcastle – Four Things We Learned

22 Feb

City reveal their true colours at last This was the City we have been waiting for all season. Forget the often insipid football, predictable and one-paced domination and defensive vulnerability, this was exactly what supporters have been asking for. Flying out of the traps, pressing high, moving the ball at speed and with purpose, scoring [...]

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