Pep Talk 14: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning – Part 2′

Part two of insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning‘ – by Guillem Balague. * When Pep became the manager of FC Barcelona, his first contract was worth one million euros – fourth lowest … Continue reading Pep Talk 14: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning – Part 2′

Pep Talk 13: The ‘Gladiator’ video Pep Guardiola used to motivate FC Barcelona before the Champions League 2009 Final

After the Barcelona players returned from the warm-up, they were surprised to find a Pep Guardiola assistant refusing them entry into the Stadio Olimpico dressing room. Xavi got a tad irritated. After all, a Champions League final was less than … Continue reading Pep Talk 13: The ‘Gladiator’ video Pep Guardiola used to motivate FC Barcelona before the Champions League 2009 Final

Pep Talk 12: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Part 1

Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – by Guillem Balague * Back in 2001, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to sign Pep Guardiola but the latter refused, saying he wanted to retire at Barcelona. As … Continue reading Pep Talk 12: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Part 1

Pep Talk 8: Who’s the best manager in Europe this season – Pep Guardiola or Ernesto Valverde?

Pep Guardiola is finishing 2017 leaving a certain section of English Premier League fans and followers red-faced, even before winning anything yet! Years of self-praising – calling EPL the best, most competitive, toughest, physical league etc – is now in tatters. … Continue reading Pep Talk 8: Who’s the best manager in Europe this season – Pep Guardiola or Ernesto Valverde?

Pep Talk 2: How Sheikh Mansour and Khaldoon Al-Mubarak got #SharkTeam fans salivating

Trivia: Name the team which had maximum ball possession stats vs the rampant Manchester City this season? Ans: Shakhtar Donetsk (46% … ahem ahem!) Manchester City vs Napoli Welcome to European (UEFA) Champions League Football where only the continental style … Continue reading Pep Talk 2: How Sheikh Mansour and Khaldoon Al-Mubarak got #SharkTeam fans salivating