Manchester City

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Liverpool? No: Why Manchester City’s defence was better last season

It characterises a key distinction: City’s defensive patterns aren’t quite as demonstrative, but their function is more efficient.

3 days ago
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Sensible Transfers: Manchester City

With a more reliable back-up goalkeeper, a stylistically suitable replacement for Kompany, and an alternate to Aguero up front, Manchester…

4 weeks ago
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Sensible Transfers: Everton, Crystal Palace, Roma & Manchester City

The Tifo Football team continue discussions around 'Sensible Transfers', suggesting new players for Manchester City, Everton, Roma & Crystal Palace.

1 month ago
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How Financial Fair Play was justified

In an open system of promotion and relegation, utility maximisation is the only way to survive. That being said, without…

2 months ago
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Are corner kicks becoming irrelevant in football?

So, the key to taking better corners: use in-swingers, move the ball-placement back and commit an extra player to the…

2 months ago
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Sensible Transfers: Who should your club buy

“He has a dream in which he was a football scout. He scouteth the land for fine prospects. And none…

2 months ago
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Would João Félix fit at Manchester City?

With key players suffering from injury and the ageing process, Manchester City need long-term solutions in midfield. João Félix could…

3 months ago
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The history of the football transfer system explained

There is more of an ‘unwritten rule’ of respect between players and owners. Players willingly sign longer contracts so that…

3 months ago
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Does Pep Guardiola “overthink” big games?

Maybe the truth is that Guardiola thinks as much about these games as he does any other, but that Klopp,…

4 months ago
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Football Leaks | James Montague

James Montague & Joe Devine on how the 'Football Leaks' exposed us to the dark underbelly of football.

5 months ago
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Liverpool and the complexity of winning and losing

Charging defeated sides with accusations of mental fragility is nearly always a reductive criticism.

6 months ago
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Who could replace Fernandinho at Manchester City?

Whoever Manchester City choose, they will have significant shoes to fill. What is certain is that City will not just…

7 months ago
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City v Liverpool & Solskjaer's Manchester United

Alex and Joe discuss Manchester City's victory over Liverpool, and the new look at Solskjaer's Manchester United.

7 months ago
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Thiago Motta's 2-7-2 formation explained

He’s not thinking about the ‘keeper playing ahead of the defenders – that’s the sort of mistranslation that just makes…

8 months ago
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How Guardiola harnessed the power of the Rondo at Barcelona, Bayern and - now - Manchester City

Callum Rice-Coates explains how Pep Guardiola has used the Rondo, a basic training-ground exercise, to encourage technical and spacial improvements…

8 months ago
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How Pep Guardiola improves his players

The Rondo is an encapsulation of Pep Guardiola’s coaching philosophy, a conduit through which his basic principles are channelled onto…

8 months ago
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Ralph Hasenhüttl & Identity

Alex and Joe get all excited about Ralph Hasenhüttl at Southampton, after Arsenal suffered a surprise loss at St Mary's…

8 months ago
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Premier League Weekend Review: Pre-Christmas Slog

Our review of the Premier League weekend: Hasenhuttl's spiritely Southampton derailed Arsenal, while Liverpool cantered beyond a predictably disappointing Manchester…

8 months ago
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Would Leo Messi be successful at Manchester City?

We will surely never know, but - hypothetically - how would Manchester City accommodate Leo Messi's extraordinary range of abilities?

8 months ago
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How did Chelsea beat Manchester City?

Joe and Alex discuss how Manchester City were defeated in their recent trip to Stamford Bridge by an excellently drilled…

8 months ago
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