1. West Ham vs. Manchester City: Key Issues That Will Shape Premier League Match

    Manchester City had virtually endless joy at West Ham United's expense last season. City and the Hammers played four matches in 2013/14, two in the Premier League and two in the Capital One Cup...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 2 days ago 2,693 reads 2 comments

  2. A Progress Report for Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic

    The legendary American comedy Animal House contains too many classic scenes to mention. For our purposes here, though, let's look back on the Delta brothers' meeting with Dean ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 3 days ago 1,229 reads 1 comments

  3. Why Yaya Toure's the Most Disappointing Manchester City Player so Far in 2014/15

    Before we get into why Yaya Toure is the most disappointing Manchester City player so far this season, a quick apology is appropriate...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 4 days ago 4,333 reads 8 comments

  4. CSKA Moscow vs. Manchester City: Key Issues Set to Shape Champions League Game

    Manchester City supporters will pay rapt attention to the Sky Blues' second journey in two years to play CSKA Moscow in a Champions League group-stage fixture. The club's backers will want to know which City side will show up to the Arena Khimki...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 6 days ago 2,944 reads 4 comments

  5. How Manchester City Will Line Up in Premier League Clash with Tottenham

    Manchester City supporters are surely wistful for the Tim Sherwood era at Tottenham Hotspur . For that matter, the Andre Villas-Boas temporal blip at White Hart Lane was quite great for City, too...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 1,982 reads 4 comments

  6. Clive Allen and the 5 Best Players to Represent Tottenham and Manchester City

    Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur renew the shards of their rivalry this weekend. The rivalry is broken because Spurs are not doing much to make it interesting...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 10 days ago 1,602 reads 0 comments

  7. Lessons Learned from USA's October International Friendlies

    The United States men's national team's most recent international break is now over, at least from the standpoint of playing matches. American supporters are probably just fine seeing it end...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 11 days ago 4,120 reads 16 comments

  8. 3 Things USA Should Test in International Friendly with Honduras

    United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been taking heat for his tactics from some of his best-known past players...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 12 days ago 2,118 reads 4 comments

  9. Key Issues That Will Shape USA's International Friendly with Honduras

    Jurgen Klinsmann tested the United States men's national team against Ecuador in the first friendly of this international break. As for the second friendly, the Americans are playing Honduras primarily because they were available...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 13 days ago 2,401 reads 3 comments

  10. Eagles' Throttling of Giants Marred by Shock Jock's Cheap Shot at Fallen Cruz

    Philadelphia sports fans (myself included) complain with righteous indignation about the way we are perceived nationally...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 13 days ago 53,153 reads 189 comments

  11. Analysing Sergio Aguero's Early-Season Form for Manchester City

    Manchester City supporters (including your humble correspondent) have an awful time trying to be objective about Sergio Aguero . If Aguero never scores another goal for City, the Argentine will live on in sky blue hearts forever...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 15 days ago 6,529 reads 37 comments

  12. USA vs. Ecuador: Winners and Losers from International Friendly

    Landon Donovan was always going to be the story of the United States men's national team's friendly with Ecuador...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 15 days ago 6,186 reads 16 comments

  13. USA vs. Ecuador: Key Issues That Will Shape International Friendly

    The United States Men's National Team is back together this week. Sort of. As the following slides will illustrate, American soccer supporters who fell fleetingly in love with the ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 18 days ago 4,604 reads 8 comments

  14. 5 Manchester City Players to Watch on International Duty Week of October 6

    Another international break? Already? Nothing so unwanted has been forced upon so many people since Songs of Innocence ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 19 days ago 1,211 reads 2 comments

  15. 5 Issues Manchester City Need to Work on During International Break

    Manchester City 's 2-0 road victory over Aston Villa was worth quite a bit more than three points in the Premier League table. Mind you, the three points earned were quite useful...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 20 days ago 1,660 reads 8 comments

  16. Aston Villa vs. Manchester City: Key Issues That Will Shape EPL Tilt

    When the 2014-15 Premier League fixture list came out, Manchester City supporters probably saw this match at Villa Park as a likely win...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 23 days ago 1,604 reads 10 comments

  17. Manchester City: Full Report Card for Every Position for September

    Earth Wind & Fire sang in their defining hit song " September ": "Only blue talk and love, remember how we knew love was here to stay." The talk at Manchester City is certainly blue these days...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 24 days ago 981 reads 6 comments

  18. Why Manuel Pellegrini Feels Most Pressure at Manchester City After Roma Draw

    Manchester City have a handful of players who did not do much to earn their hefty paychecks in City's home Champions League draw with Roma. In the end, though, it is City's manager who has the most to answer for...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 25 days ago 1,153 reads 13 comments

  19. Manchester City vs. Roma: Key Issues That Will Shape Champions League Game

    Manchester City won their most recent Premier League match and thereby climbed back to third in the league table. Ordinarily, that would be relieving, positive news. But this is City we are dealing with...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 27 days ago 2,295 reads 6 comments

  20. Hull City vs. Manchester City: Winners and Losers from Premier League Game

    Manchester City needed to set an early tone against Hull City . No need to let the KC Stadium partisans think their side would be in this match at the end...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 28 days ago 3,942 reads 11 comments

  21. Hull vs. Manchester City: Key Issues That Will Shape Premier League Game

    Manchester City needed a slump buster , and Sheffield Wednesday obliged. City had been finding goals hard to come by in recent weeks. Granted, any match with Chelsea is apt to be a dry affair...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 30 days ago 2,463 reads 11 comments

  22. 5 Manchester City Weaknesses Other Teams Can Expose in 2014/15 Season

    If familiarity really does breed contempt , many Manchester City supporters are likely harboring some ill will toward a Sky Blue or two...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 5,384 reads 10 comments

  23. Manchester City vs. Sheffield Wednesday: Key Issues for Capital One Cup Opener

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini could be excused for not knowing what to make of his side's involvement in the Capital One Cup. City won the trophy last season, which on balance was better than losing it...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 1,155 reads 2 comments

  24. Manchester City Debut for Eliaquim Mangala Confirms Centre-Back's Value

    Thankfully for Manchester City , new centre-back Eliaquim Mangala 's timing on the pitch is quite a bit better than his timing off it...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 7,463 reads 10 comments

  25. Manchester City vs. Chelsea: Key Issues That Will Shape Premier League Match

    Manchester City are in serious danger of laying claim to the title of the worst good team in professional football...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 7,820 reads 14 comments