1. Man City's Performance Against Southampton Was Their Worst of the Season

    Not since March 2009 has Pep Guardiola gone five matches without a victory as manager of a football club...

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  2. Manchester City Defeated Themselves with Costly Errors in Barcelona

    In many ways, Manchester City 's performance against Barcelona on Wednesday was the best they've managed in their five recent encounters with the Liga side...

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  3. The Remarkable Story of Manchester City's Rise Under Sheikh Mansour

    It’s been one of the most remarkable stories in modern football. On September 1, 2008, Manchester City were taken over by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan's Abu Dhabi ...

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  4. Pep Guardiola in Position to Change the Culture of Manchester City Forever

    “I can stay more time or less than three years,” said Pep Guardiola earlier this month when asked if he would consider staying on as Manchester City manager beyond his initial three-year contract...

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  5. Manchester City Have No Need to Worry After 3 Games Without a Win

    The disappointment among the Manchester City fans at the full-time whistle on Saturday was palpable. City drew 1-1 with Everton , their third game in succession without a win, ...

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  6. 3 Youngsters Who Could Make the Grade at Manchester City Under Pep Guardiola

    Manchester City ’s academy, the City Football Academy (CFA), has been open for 21 months and is beginning to impress...

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  7. Grading Txiki Begiristain's Signings at Manchester City

    The director of football model is still relatively new to the English game, and people remain suspicious of it. Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are seen as archetypal Premier League managers...

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  8. Manchester City's Weakness at Right-Back Leaves Them Vulnerable

    Manchester City ’s recent results—a draw with Celtic and a defeat to Tottenham—have at least served to calm some of the hysteria that had been building around Pep Guardiola ’s side...

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  9. Manchester City Need to Seek an Upgrade on Fernando This Summer

    The Manchester City squad has been improved significantly this summer, but it remains somewhat imbalanced...

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  10. Man City Is the Perfect Club for John Stones to Achieve His Career Ambitions

    One of Pep Guardiola ’s immediate priorities when taking over at Manchester City was to establish a clear way of playing that was grounded in having possession and building moves from deep...

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  11. Man City Boss Guardiola Faces Key International Break as He Searches for Answers

    Much has been made about Manchester City ’s draw with Celtic and defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the space of four days last week...

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  12. Manchester City's Top 5 Players So Far This Season

    A draw with Celtic and a defeat to a rampant Tottenham side have dented Manchester City ’s impressive start to the season, but the last week should not cloud people’s judgment too much...

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  13. No Need for Man City to Worry, Despite Defensive Horror Show Against Tottenham

    It's the first test of Manchester City 's season. Two games in four days have seen them take a point from Celtic in the Champions League and lose their unbeaten record after a 2-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur ...

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  14. Fernandinho Is Txiki Begiristain's Great Manchester City Signing

    Prior to this summer, which was a success in the eyes of most Manchester City supporters, Txiki Begiristain ’s record as sporting director was being seriously questioned...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 2 months ago 5,124 reads 9 comments

  15. Manchester City's Defending a Cause for Concern Ahead of Crucial Tottenham Clash

    When football delivers, as it did on Wednesday evening as Celtic and Manchester City played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in Glasgow, Scotland , there are few other sports that can match it for sheer excitement...

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  16. Gabriel Jesus Will Add a Thrilling New Dimension to Manchester City's Attack

    Manchester City 's summer transfer spend was considerable. It totalled in excess of £150 million, a revamp that saw them add first-team ready stars to their already impressive ...

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  17. Man City's Disappointment over Swansea Win a Sign of Guardiola's Improvement

    It’s perhaps a sign of how good Manchester City ’s season has been that their 3-1 win over Swansea City on Saturday was tinged with disappointment...

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  18. 3 Areas Manchester City Have Improved Under Pep Guardiola

    The improvement in Manchester City ’s on-field performance this season is clear, but the speed at which they’ve upgraded has taken most people by surprise, including Pep Guardiola , the man masterminding their advancement...

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  19. Aleix Garcia Can Be Flag-Bearer for Youth for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City

    There were a multitude of reasons why Manchester City wanted Pep Guardiola as their new manager. They had to work hard to get him—he’s the most coveted coach in the game—but their persistence paid off...

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  20. Why Manchester City Under Pep Guardiola Won't Collapse Like Last Season

    In mid-September 2015, Manchester City went to Crystal Palace and won 1-0 thanks a last-gasp goal from substitute Kelechi Iheanacho. It maintained their 100 per cent start to the season...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 2 months ago 4,052 reads 17 comments

  21. Kevin De Bruyne Underlines His Status as One of Europe's Finest in Man City Win

    Pep Guardiola is revolutionising English football, and there must now be genuine concern among the rest of the Premier League about whether they can keep up...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 3 months ago 9,052 reads 38 comments

  22. Manchester City Will Be a Frightening Prospect When Pep Guardiola Spends Again

    It’s been a bold summer for Manchester City . Not only have they landed the world’s most coveted manager, beating off competition from top clubs across Europe, but they’ve also given their squad a significant facelift...

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  23. Ilkay Gundogan the Latest Example of Manchester City's Improvement Under Pep

    Even before Pep Guardiola had arrived at Manchester City and officially taken up the role as the club’s manager, his interest in Ilkay Gundogan was strong...

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  24. Nicolas Otamendi Has Risen to the Pep Guardiola Challenge at Manchester City

    It was Manchester City ’s best performance of the season, and for 40 minutes, it was perhaps the best they’ ve ever played. Pep Guardiola is encouraging a brand of football seldom seen on these shores...

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  25. Manchester City's Derby Demolition Shows They Are Streets Ahead of United

    This Manchester derby, the first of the season and the first of the Pep Guardiola-Jose Mourinho era, was supposed to be a tight affair...

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