Pep Talk 31: Guardiola’s reluctance to starting Phil Foden & Eric Garcia is not helping Manchester City

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

Pep Talk 28: ManCity’s Premier League season defining week loading … after rare home defeat

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

Pep Talk 24: Eight Classy ManCity gestures which make them invaluable to football

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

Pep Talk 23: Observations from ManCity’s comfortable 1-0 win away on a bad Wembley pitch

TOT 0-1 MCI Twelve Observations 1. The NFL game affected Wembley pitch played ordinary yet Manchester City still managed their beautiful game on that awkward surface. The tram lines were confusing even for me as viewer, so sure the players … Continue reading Pep Talk 23: Observations from ManCity’s comfortable 1-0 win away on a bad Wembley pitch

Pep Talk 22: Six Goals made in South America give El Clasico a Guardiolaesque scoreline

Ten observations from the El Clasico. Scoreline: FCB 5-1 White Jersey team Six goals made in South America give a Guardiolaesque scoreline but men of the match are Spain’s discarded wing backs – Jordi Alba & Sergi Roberto. 2. Before … Continue reading Pep Talk 22: Six Goals made in South America give El Clasico a Guardiolaesque scoreline