Preview of Manchester City’s epic clash with Real Madrid in UEFA Champions League 2019-2020 R16 knockouts Continue reading Pep Talk 34: Can underdogs ManCity turn their anger (on UEFA) to upsetting mighty Real Madrid?
Positives from Manchester City’s 0-3 win at Arsenal Continue reading Pep Talk 32: Positives from Manchester City’s 0-3 win at Arsenal
After securing a 1-1 draw yesterday night, Manchester City have topped their Champions League Group H with a match to spare. They got the job done at the Etihad stadium despite not being their best. However what I fail to understand is head coach Pep Guardiola’s reluctance to play youngsters despite the long list of ManCity injuries and fragility. Continue reading Pep Talk 31: Guardiola’s reluctance to starting Phil Foden & Eric Garcia is not helping Manchester City
For fans of club football, the international break comes as a big irritant. It’s like you have ordered for the delicious biriyani, midway through your meal and that dish takes ages to arrive. The season ahead stays extremely exciting with … Continue reading Pep Talk 29: Top 10 moments & images of the Football Season 2018/19 so far
INT 1-1 BAR Eleven observations 1. Barca’s record vs Italian teams since start of 2017 has been (first home, then away) vs Juve: Drew 0-0, Lost 0-3 vs Juve: Beat 3-0, Drew 0-0 vs Roma: Beat 3-1, Lost 0-3 vs … Continue reading Football: FC Barcelona comfortably sit atop CL Group after draw at San Siro
Over five years ago, in a pre-match press meet, the then Borrusia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp first time christened his brand of football. “I think he (Arsene Wenger) likes having the ball, playing good football. It is like an orchestra. … Continue reading Football: Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Heavy Metal’ football drowning out ‘tactical orchestras’!
Manchester City have achieved their first ever utterly convincing and dominating Premier League season, under Pep Guardiola. They have won the joint fastest EPL title – record set by Manchester United in 2000-2001 – and this time it didn’t involve … Continue reading Pep Talk 18: Five EPL Records Guardiola’s ManCity must chase for making it ‘Untouchables’ Season 2017-18
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
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to become the sixth team in UEFA Champions League history to finish the Group Stage with 18 points ie perfect record. In pursuit of that, he has also messaged his friend (and biggest benefactor … Continue reading Pep Talk 7: Guardiola must sacrifice obsession than risk Man City’s season
I tell you, one key match when ManCity get a referee decision in their favour, critics will storm out accusing the Blue half of Manchester for favouritism. It happens to all great sides and managers. Sir Alex Ferguson was often accused … Continue reading Pep Talk 4: List of ManCity bad refereeing decisions 2017-18