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Tag Archives: Manchester City

Premier League Tactics Corner – Round 3

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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In this week’s edition of Premier League Tactics Corner, we analyze Diego Costa’s movement and pressing, as well as Stoke City’s defensive tactics against Manchester City. Chelsea’s Costa Costa does three things really well. He presses, he uses his speed, … Continue reading

Tactical Analysis Of Liverpool’s Aggressive Tackling And Pressing Mentality

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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We can chalk that up with something not associated with a squad that scored 101 goals last season, along with something else that’s stuck in the back of the mainstream football brain – defense. Before we get into how the … Continue reading

The Major Talking Points From Round 3 Of The English Premier League

Posted on by Nipun Chopra
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Howard deserves criticism for his performance against Chelsea Asking for improvement from a goalkeeper who has conceded six goals isn’t brain surgery. For the last couple of seasons, Tim Howard has been rightly heralded as one of the best goalkeepers … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Stoke City Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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Coming off of a decisive 3-1 victory over last year’s Premier League runners up Liverpool, Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start to the early season with a lineup that will feature only a couple of changes. The … Continue reading

Stevan Jovetic Beginning To Prove His Worth For Manchester City

Posted on by Joel Fruci
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After a debut season riddled by injury, Stevan Jovetic appears to have found his feet at Manchester City, and with the Montenegrin striker in fine form, the football community can only expect more from the player. It’s not always been … Continue reading

Manchester City vs Liverpool Predicted Lineups

Posted on by Alex Fairchild
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Liverpool and Manchester City go again in Premier League play on Monday when the Reds travel to the Etihad to battle the Sky Blues. The two outfits played to a 2-2 draw at Yankee Stadium over the summer with the … Continue reading

Mario Balotelli: The Man, The Myth, The Legend [VIDEOS]

Posted on by Spenser Davis
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Mario Balotelli’s name precedes him, just as it was with the man he’ll be replacing with his imminent arrival at Liverpool. When Premier League fans think of Balotelli, they think of “Why Always Me”, bathroom fireworks, and his slew of … Continue reading

Does Tony Pulis Hold the Key to the Premier League Title Race?

Posted on by Tom Gatehouse
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Let’s imagine, just for a minute, that Chelsea come away with a draw from Anfield on April 27. It’s certainly plausible considering the Blues’ league-high defensive record, and the irrepressible Jose Mourinho’s knack of getting his tactics in the big … Continue reading

Liverpool Face-Off Against Manchester City In Boxing Day’s Marquee Match

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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(For US Viewers – Manchester City v. Liverpool will be shown LIVE on Thursday December 26th at 12:30ppm EST on NBC Sports Network) Boxing Day’s final match features two teams in brilliant form: league leading Liverpool and third place Manchester … Continue reading

Why the Next 2 Weeks Will Determine If Southampton Are Ready For a Top Four Challenge

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Southampton is currently third in the Premier League table and have already taken points from English giants Liverpool and Manchester United. Their early season success raises the question: “When are people going to accept Southampton as a serious Top Four … Continue reading

David Silva and Sergio Aguero Are Hitting Their Stride for Manchester City

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Heading into their Super Sunday match at Stamford Bridge, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are in good form and that usually bodes well for Manchester City. In the past, the Spanish midfielder and Argentine striker have combined to be a … Continue reading

Aston Villa: This Season’s Premier League Entertainers Aiming to Reach Greater Heights

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In English football, which club has the fourth highest total of major honors? What would your answer be? Most would assume Manchester United, Liverpool, and Arsenal to take the top three positions and they would be correct. But who has the fourth … Continue reading

The Undervalued Importance of Assistant Managers

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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It’s safe to say that if an average soccer fan were shown a picture of José Mourinho and asked which club he managed, he would know the answer straight away. Same would be said for Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, or … Continue reading

Manchester United’s Old Trafford Is No Longer the Dream Destination for Young Talent

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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After Manchester United wrapped up a nervy three points against the Premier League’s bottom club on Saturday, many people were quick to praise the display of 18-year-old, Adnan Januzaj. The young Belgian showed a rare combination of skill and poise … Continue reading

The Early Season Roller Coaster Ride for Premier League Managers Continues

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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The Barclay’s Premier League season kicked off on Saturday August 17, 2013. Each club has now played six matches and one manager has been fired (Sunderland’s Paolo Di Canio). Even after just six matches, some Premier League managers have been riding … Continue reading

Manchester United Face A Defining Moment Against Shakhtar Donetsk

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Manchester United will be walking into a cauldron of noise when they enter Donbass Arena for their UEFA Champions League match against Shakhtar Donetsk today. Donetsk has never lost at home to an English team in the Champions League and … Continue reading

3 of the Most Disappointing Professional Footballing Careers in Recent Memory

Posted on by Tom Gatehouse
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It is a chain of events that happens all to often in soccer. A club agrees a transfer for an attacking player, and fans flock to the Internet to check out the artistic video compilations made specifically by the countless unnamed. The … Continue reading

Bob, Robert, and Omar: The Week in Review May 9-13, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

After a midweek tease, the MLS slate is full this weekend with all but two teams playing on Saturday.  For those looking forward to a little Friday night soccer, there will be none so you’ll just have to wait for … Continue reading