Pep Talk 27: Silva, Silva & silver hair ensure Manchester United stay mid table

Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United XIV Observations 1. Jose Mourinho, as expected, started with two attack minded players and parked nine others to defend the United citadel. On the 37th min Marcus Rashford ran on a counter, but soon got … Continue reading Pep Talk 27: Silva, Silva & silver hair ensure Manchester United stay mid table

Pep Talk 19: Insights from Sid Lowe’s ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga – El Clasico diaries

Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from the book ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga’ – El Clasico diaries by Sid Lowe. While the book covers the entire history of Barcelona vs Real Madrid rivalry, I have only chosen the post-2000s … Continue reading Pep Talk 19: Insights from Sid Lowe’s ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga – El Clasico diaries

Pep Talk 16: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Final Part

Final part of insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning‘ – by Guillem Balague and also a few additional notes. * After beating Paris Saint-Germain at Rotterdam, Barcelona lifted the Cup Winners Cup trophy … Continue reading Pep Talk 16: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Final Part

Pep Talk 6: Can Guardiolismo tame ‘rich West Brom’ at the Manchester Derby?

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?