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
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will finish season 2017-18 with a resounding domestic league title win, the Carabao Cup and eliminations at quarterfinal of Champions League and pre-quarters of FA cup. At the start of the season had this been offered … Continue reading Pep Talk 17: How long will referees be deciding Manchester City’s season?
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
The Manchester Derby (read: Pep Guardiola vs Jose Mourinho showdown) will be nothing less than a Justice League or Thor Ragnarok blockbuster. Entire English Premier League ecosystem is looking up to this game. If Sane and co triumph, it will turn the … Continue reading Pep Talk 6: Can Guardiolismo tame ‘rich West Brom’ at the Manchester Derby?
Pep Guardiola‘s Manchester City have won nothing so far. Yet the list of eulogies continue to shower in for a team playing a brand of football seldom seen in the history of the game. Here’s ranking the best eleven quotes … Continue reading Pep Talk 5: Top XI quotes hailing Guardiola’s ManCity in 100 days of 2017-18 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
The English Premier League (EPL) has once again led the way (after introducing goal line technology in 2013-2014) in world football by agreeing to act upon shameful diving and simulation exercises executed by players on field. From season 2017-18 onwards, … Continue reading Football: English FA approves retrospective action against diving
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his signing with Manchester United, much before the club officially did! Well, that’s Zlatan. Never mind his age being on the wrong side of thirties – 34 to be exact. Never mind the club and player … Continue reading 8 reasons why Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Manchester United is ‘the perfect deal’
Two weeks ago Jurgen Klopp was reported to be eyeing the Bayern Munich job in 2016. But by suddenly opting for Liverpool, is he taking a massive gamble on his own reputation? Top managers coming, not top players Money … Continue reading Jurgen Klopp’s big Liverpool gamble
Haradona a.k.a. Avijit Das Patnaik, sizes up the challenges facing the new owners of Liverpool FC (written before Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers) Liverpool owes pre-Christmas gifts to Avram Grant’s defenders & Robert Green – not least for the … Continue reading Kop brings Tom & John, as Hope springs eternal