My take on the upcoming crucial English Premier League clash between Liverpool and ManCity at Anfield this Sunday, 10 Nov 2019. Things in favour of Reds: 1. Liverpool play in their home ground, backed with an extremely vocal and involved … Continue reading Pep Talk 30: Fan preview of LiVARpool vs ManCity
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
Here’s a bit more post-mortem from Manchester City’s shock 2-3 home loss to Crystal Palace and looking forward to the upcoming three games. 1. Fortress breached Manchester City lost their first home game in the Premier League since April 2018, … Continue reading Pep Talk 28: ManCity’s Premier League season defining week loading … after rare home defeat
I completed my first month of unemployment (or forced early retirement, depending on the unknown) ever, by adding a new hobby to my armoury. Guided by few friends, I have authored my first book which is now available on Kindle … Continue reading Book Launch: The Pep Guardiola Centurions – Against all odds
I cut off all my football channels once the domestic league season got over. I didn’t see any point waiting for two weeks to see the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League final to be played out between the third placed team … Continue reading Pep Talk 20: Champions missing on Champions League decider night
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
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?
I will be honest here, I dearly wanted to see Dani Alves and Alexis Sanchez at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. With glittering career resumes, costing a fraction of their worth, both would have given much needed big stage experience … Continue reading Pep Talk 9: Six reasons why Pep Guardiola is struggling to make big signings
Just so you didn’t know yet, Frenchman Benjamin Mendy, is the most expensive football defender at 23 yrs old, after winning just one major trophy (Ligue 1 2016-17), being selected in Team of the year Ligue 1 2016-17 and costing £52 million … Continue reading Football: The curious case of Benjamin Mendy