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

Football: Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Heavy Metal’ football drowning out ‘tactical orchestras’!

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’!

Pep Talk 18: Five EPL Records Guardiola’s ManCity must chase for making it ‘Untouchables’ Season 2017-18

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 Talk 8: Who’s the best manager in Europe this season – Pep Guardiola or Ernesto Valverde?

Pep Guardiola is finishing 2017 leaving a certain section of English Premier League fans and followers red-faced, even before winning anything yet! Years of self-praising – calling EPL the best, most competitive, toughest, physical league etc – is now in tatters. … Continue reading Pep Talk 8: Who’s the best manager in Europe this season – Pep Guardiola or Ernesto Valverde?