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 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

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