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
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
I realised there is no write up on the internet on all the classy things Manchester City do / have done, that make them more aristocratic than the rest. While the Premier League media always debate around the money spent … Continue reading Pep Talk 24: Eight Classy ManCity gestures which make them invaluable to football
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
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?
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
I have every reason to believe that Manchester City’s most testing phase this season, is now past them. The phase lasted 55 days when seven starting players lay injured (at different times) – Mendy, Stones, Kompany, Delph, Silva, Sane & Jesus … Continue reading Pep Talk 10: When Jesus Wept
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?
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