Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tag: Pep Guardiola

Welcome, The English Premier League!

  As the 2019 elections in Nigeria draw ominously closer,  a very familiar pattern in the political landscape is visible. Rising clearly and nauseatingly is the cloud of defection, claims and counterclaims, unwholesome coalitions and spectacular buffoonery. We have been here before.   As the English premier...

Is Manchester City Pep Guardiola’s Most Important Job Yet?

Pep Guardiola is Pep Guardiola. He needs no introduction, not even to the most passive football fan. The Catalan legend has paid his dues as a Barcelona player and as one of the most decorated managers in modern day football. As with every success...

Manchester city vs Arsenal: Preview, Team news, Match facts, and Probable line ups

Manchester city will be playing hosts to Arsenal at the Etihad stadium On Sunday, November 5th Arsenal will be looking to do something no team has done in all competitions against Manchester city and that is to simply defeat them, the citizens have gone on...

Why Taking Chelsea’s Title Will Require A Lot of Work

This will be the most competitive Premier League season ever - but I'm backing Chelsea to defend their crown. The countdown’s started to the big kick-off – and it’s shaping up to be the most competitive rollercoaster ride in the ¬history of the Premier...

Liverpool vs Manchester City Preview: A Clash of Fire & Ice

A world where grown men act like teenage girls in a cheer leading team. A small space crowded with oversized egos and an inflated sense of self regard. Add constant pressure from irrational billionaires and a few million fans, mind games. We also...

5 Things This Week’s UCL Fixtures Taught Us All

Pep Guardiola. What Crisis? What a difference one UCL game can make right? After enduring the longest winless run of his managerial career including a 4-0 hammering at the Camp Nou, fangs were bared. Pundits and football Einsteins alike were quick to point out that...

The English Premier League 2016/17: The Title Contenders

So it’s 4 games into the 2016/2017 English Premier League season, and while it’s still too early to make solid predictions about the title race, we've seen a few telling things already. My prediction/analysis is going to be based on the summer transfer window,...

Derby Day: Iheanacho Confirms Manchester Is Blue

Mike Dean raised the board to indicate 5 minutes of added time, the cameras panned to Sir Alex Ferguson in the stands. The image captured, the thoughts of many fans across the globe. Memories of those late escapes, common during the great Scot's time...

Football’s Continued Positional Evolution: The False Fullback

In the 3rd part of our tactical evolution series, Charles Ajuyah (@tuale_CA) casts his gaze on the changing role of the fullback. This is a new role of some sorts. Naturally, the fullback does most of the things a central defender should. The difference is...

Venus vs Mars, or The Manchester Derby Preview

10:35 PM. May 14, 1997.Referee Markus Merk, blows the full time whistle in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final. On the pitch two young men are locked in a warm embrace. Jose Mourinho, Sir Bobby Robson’s brilliant Portuguese assistant and Barcelona midfield linchpin, Pep...
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