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Author Archives: Michael Pickering

What To Expect From Alvaro Negredo, Manchester City’s New Signing

Posted on by Michael Pickering
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With Alvaro Negredo completing his move to Manchester City last week, the Spaniard is finally getting a shot at the big time, a chance he thoroughly deserves. Since he moved to Sevilla, Negredo has fired in 70 goals in 139 … Continue reading

Jonjo Shelvey May Thrive At Swansea Under Michael Laudrup and Less Expectations

Posted on by Michael Pickering
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When Brendan Rodgers arrived at Anfield last summer, his admiration for England under-21 international Jonjo Shelvey was no secret. It was clear that Rodgers saw Shelvey as a long term successor to Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard in some form, with … Continue reading

What Role Will Yaya Toure Play Under Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City?

Posted on by Michael Pickering
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In Manuel Pellegrini, Manchester City have acquired an astute tactician who, unlike many of today’s top managers, has shown his ability to be flexible in his choice of tactics. Throughout his career, Pellegrini has used a variety of formations, some … Continue reading