1. 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 20 hours ago 975 reads 11 comments

  2. 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 3 days ago 2,190 reads 6 comments

  3. 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 4 days ago 3,836 reads 11 comments

  4. 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 6 days ago 2,425 reads 11 comments

  5. 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 8 days ago 5,299 reads 10 comments

  6. 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 9 days ago 1,120 reads 2 comments

  7. 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 10 days ago 7,228 reads 10 comments

  8. 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 13 days ago 7,766 reads 14 comments

  9. Why David Silva Is More Valuable to Manchester City Than Sergio Aguero

    David Silva is more valuable to Manchester City than Sergio Aguero , but that is rather like saying £20 million is more valuable than £19 million...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 14 days ago 2,719 reads 7 comments

  10. Why Sergio Aguero Is Manchester City's Crucial 2014-15 Champions League Player

    Manchester City have aggressive, ambitious Champions League dreams. But the Sky Blues will probably only go as far as Sergio Aguero can carry them...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 15 days ago 1,327 reads 0 comments

  11. Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City: Predicting City XI for Champions League Match

    Manchester City are fortunate that a football club is only as good as its next result, because their recent performances would label the Sky Blues as subpar...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 16 days ago 7,386 reads 9 comments

  12. Manuel Pellegrini's Whines on Officiating Miss Manchester City's Real Problems

    Manchester City have several real problems after four Premier League matches, and manager Manuel Pellegrini is kidding himself if he thinks that officiating decisions are one of them...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 17 days ago 2,398 reads 13 comments

  13. Arsenal vs. Manchester City: How City Will Line Up in Premier League Showdown

    Manchester City 's loss to Stoke City , coming as it did between their convincing win over Liverpool and the international break, can easily be written off as the predictable outcome of a " trap game ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 20 days ago 5,939 reads 6 comments

  14. Manchester City's Dependence on Sergio Aguero Clear as Ever as Arsenal Loom

    Manchester City did not have the happiest of international breaks, but they did receive one bit of news they absolutely had to have...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 21 days ago 7,184 reads 17 comments

  15. Manchester City's 5 Biggest Weaknesses to Exploit in the 2014/15 Season

    Manchester City ought not to have five big weaknesses. Not given the ridiculous money spent in assembling the squad, they shouldn't. Not with the dozens of league matches and cup ties they play against significantly inferior competition every season.

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 22 days ago 4,900 reads 7 comments

  16. Which Will Be the Next Arsenal Stars That Manchester City Look to Poach?

    Arsenal last won the Premier League in 2003-04. Arsene Wenger 's " Invincibles " won 36, drew 13 and lost none from May 7, 2003 to October 24, 2004...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 23 days ago 3,673 reads 22 comments

  17. Why Manchester City Will Not Regret Letting Alvaro Negredo Go

    Manchester City will not regret letting Alvaro Negredo go because, no matter how well Negredo plays for any of his subsequent clubs, the decision to sell Negredo was the right decision when City made it...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 24 days ago 4,566 reads 3 comments

  18. 5 Takeaways from USMNT's Win over the Czech Republic in International Friendly

    When you possess the football resume of United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann , you have leave to be brash. Even Klinsmann may have gone too far this time, though...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 28 days ago 475 reads 1 comments

  19. Key Issues That Will Shape USA's Clash with Czech Republic

    The United States men's national team is going back to work this week. A friendly with the Czech Republic in Prague (Wednesday at 2:15 p.m...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 30 days ago 12,767 reads 17 comments

  20. Manchester City: Full Report Card for Every Position for August

    You can talk about how early it is in the Premier League season all you like. Every team in the league has played three times with 35 more matches apiece remaining. We get it...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 30 days ago 1,903 reads 6 comments

  21. Why Joe Hart Is Under Most Pressure at Manchester City Following Loss to Stoke

    Joe Hart is under the most pressure at Manchester City following the Sky Blues' disappointing loss to Stoke City because Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has seen this movie before...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 3,597 reads 17 comments

  22. Manchester City vs. Stoke City: How City Will Line Up in Premier League Clash

    Manchester City 's 2014-15 season was set up very nicely for them to go, at least for a while, somewhat unnoticed. Several Premier League sides did transfer business worthy of headlines...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 7,695 reads 5 comments

  23. Breaking Down Manchester City's Champions League Group-Stage Opponents

    Manchester City have expressed clearly and without reservation their desire to thrive against the best sides in the world in Champions League play. But it is definitely starting to feel like UEFA does not much want City around...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 2,837 reads 7 comments

  24. 10 Transfer Deadline Day Possibilities for Manchester City

    There is good news and bad news on the Manchester City transfer front. The good news is that Jack Rodwell has done a recent about-face and now claims he was misquoted in earlier reports about young players like him signing at City...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 3,786 reads 15 comments

  25. Manuel Pellegrini's Accelerated Learning Curve Bad News for Premier League Foes

    Manchester City won the Premier League crown in Manuel Pellegrini 's first season as manager, which was impressive enough...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 2,505 reads 9 comments