1. Convincing James Milner to Sign New Deal Is Vital Move for Manchester City

    It’s become something of a cliche to criticise James Milner . Those who follow England are particularly culpable, but there’s also a group with no specific allegiance ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 10 hours ago 1,280 reads 11 comments

  2. Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of September 22

    Talk of January transfers at Manchester City has been quiet, particularly incoming ones. City's squad appears quite settled, and with a UEFA net spend sanction hanging over their heads, room to manoeuvre financially has been restricted...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 12 hours ago 1,231 reads 2 comments

  3. Frank Lampard Breaks Chelsea Hearts and Keeps Manchester City in the Hunt

    MANCHESTER—ETIHAD STADIUM Headline writers could barely believe their luck when 10-man Manchester City snatched a 1-1 draw with Chelsea after Frank Lampard —who ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 1 day ago 12,786 reads 15 comments

  4. David Silva Admits Preference for No. 10 Role Ahead of Crucial Chelsea Test

    David Silva believes Manchester City face a must-win game on Sunday when they take on Chelsea at the Etihad ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 2 days ago 4,062 reads 5 comments

  5. Manchester City vs. Chelsea: How City Should Line Up in Premier League Game

    It seems strange to be talking about crucial matches so early in the season, but the prospect of falling eight points behind Chelsea makes Manchester City ’s match with the west London side Sunday vitally important...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 2 days ago 7,733 reads 5 comments

  6. Sergio Aguero Will Be Key for Man City, but Frank Lampard Could Surprise Chelsea

    After two defeats and a draw in their last three games—the first time they have gone three games without a win since December 2012— Manchester City face Premier League ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 3 days ago 3,389 reads 9 comments

  7. Grading Manchester City Players on Champions League Performances vs. Bayern

    Manchester City ’s latest foray into Europe took them to the Allianz Arena for the third time in four seasons...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 4 days ago 2,621 reads 14 comments

  8. Man City Show Improvement, but Champions League Target Remains Unchanged

    Before Manchester City ’s 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena, Vincent Kompany spoke of the need for his side to announce themselves as serious Champions League contenders...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 5 days ago 4,859 reads 42 comments

  9. Champions League Win at Bayern Last Year Will Be Pivotal for Man City Success

    Manchester City ’s domestic dominance in recent years has seen them win two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and a League Cup—the result of huge investment and hard work by a club who in 2008 could only have dreamed of winning silverware...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 6 days ago 1,237 reads 9 comments

  10. Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of September 15

    The transfer window may be closed until the new year, but that doesn't stop speculation surrounding potential moves when it reopens in January. Manchester City , as ever, are likely to be linked with players incessantly between now and then...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 7 days ago 3,729 reads 3 comments

  11. Why Manchester City Need Yaya Toure to Return to Form in Champions League

    It’s been a fairly stress-free summer for Manchester City . Another well-planned and well-executed transfer policy saw them effortlessly sign players they had been targeting ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 7 days ago 1,574 reads 2 comments

  12. Fernandinho Proving Worth for Man City as Massive Week Begins

    The season may only be a few weeks old, but Manchester City find themselves in the midst of a hugely important run of matches...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 8 days ago 6,085 reads 28 comments

  13. Manuel Pellegrini Has to Play to His Strengths and Use David Silva at No. 10

    There were times in Manchester City ’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates when David Silva was so influential it left most people wondering why he isn’t played as a No...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 9 days ago 3,579 reads 7 comments

  14. UEFA Regulations Bringing out the Good and Bad in Players

    The tide is changing where UEFA ’s Financial Fair Play ( FFP ) is concerned. Where once there was almost universal backing for Michel Platini ’s proposals, there now ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 10 days ago 5,914 reads 6 comments

  15. Why David Silva Could Excel in No. 10 Role for Manchester City vs. Arsenal

    It’s been pretty much a staple of Manuel Pellegrini ’s time as Manchester City manager: two strikers in a fluid 4-2-2-2 system...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 11 days ago 4,211 reads 8 comments

  16. Gifting Man City's FFP Fine to Champions League Rivals is Absurd UEFA Decision

    UEFA ’s Financial Fair Play ( FFP ) initiative was initially seen by many as an attempt to curb overspending, protecting those clubs vulnerable to a Leeds United situation ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 12 days ago 4,011 reads 39 comments

  17. Analysing the Importance of Improving Edin Dzeko to Manchester City

    When Manuel Pellegrini walked through the door at Manchester City ’s training ground complex 15 months ago, Edin Dzeko was a forlorn figure...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 12 days ago 2,517 reads 5 comments

  18. Why Manuel Pellegrini Should Keep Faith with Joe Hart

    During the second half of Manchester City ’s opening-weekend win over Newcastle, a free-kick from the right was whipped in dangerously by Jack Colback...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 13 days ago 1,377 reads 2 comments

  19. Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of September 8

    The summer transfer window may have only just slammed shut, but speculation continues as to who Manchester City will be signing in the near future...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 14 days ago 981 reads 0 comments

  20. Stevan Jovetic Injury Raises Questions over Man City Summer Transfer Decisions

    The last thing Manuel Pellegrini wanted after sanctioning the exit of Alvaro Negredo on deadline day without a replacement lined up was an injury to a forward...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 14 days ago 7,140 reads 22 comments

  21. 10 Things We Learned from Manchester City's 2014 Summer Transfer Window

    After last season's Premier League and League Cup triumphs, Manuel Pellegrini has a tough task improving Manchester City 's performance in 2014/15...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 17 days ago 3,006 reads 7 comments

  22. Manchester City Must Ignore Criticism and Keep Faith with James Milner

    There was a moment during the second half of England’s friendly with Norway Wednesday night when Manchester City ’s James Milner , who had replaced Jack Wilshere with 20 minutes remaining, tried to play a pass out wide...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 17 days ago 2,611 reads 8 comments

  23. Why Pablo Zabaleta Needs Bacary Sagna at Manchester City

    It’s turning out to be a rather uneasy international break for Manuel Pellegrini. After Vincent Kompany’s injury scare on Wednesday, Pablo Zabaleta is the latest Blue ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 18 days ago 5,107 reads 10 comments

  24. Vincent Kompany Injury Scare Underlines Importance of Eliaquim Mangala Transfer

    Belgium manager Marc Wilmots confirmed Wednesday that Vincent Kompany is fit to play for his country in their friendly match with Australia this weekend after a scan on a suspected calf injury revealed no serious damage...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 19 days ago 2,865 reads 3 comments

  25. Matija Nastasic Must Make Most of Transfer Reprieve at Manchester City

    Transfer deadline day is often a bit of a blur. A full day of rolling news channels obsessing over the tiniest of details and online polls hijacked by Liverpool fans...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 20 days ago 2,266 reads 7 comments