1. Manchester City's Defending vs. Stuttgart a Huge Concern Ahead of New Season

    Caring about pre-season games is a relatively new concept. Until fairly recently, they were always low-key affairs, seen by everyone as much more about fitness and team bonding than results and performances...

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  2. Stuttgart vs. Manchester City: Team News, Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    After a tour of Australia and a match against the Vietnam national side, Manchester City face Stuttgart at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in their final pre -season game of the summer on Saturday...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 1 day ago 7,125 reads 16 comments

  3. Predicting Manuel Pellegrini's Opening Manchester City Premier League XI

    Despite a run of eight defeats in 15 matches during the second half of last season, Manuel Pellegrini will lead Manchester City into the final year of his three-year contract...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 2 days ago 7,537 reads 15 comments

  4. What Does Manchester City's Midfield Reshuffle Mean for Fernandinho?

    There’s been evidence of change in the way Manchester City will play in the coming season. Manuel Pellegrini, the City manager, experimented with 4-3-3 during the pre-season ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 3 days ago 5,275 reads 13 comments

  5. Why 30 Goals Is Realistic Aim for Manchester City's Sergio Aguero in 2015/16 EPL

    It’s an elite group of players who have managed to score 30 goals in a Premier League season. Just seven have managed it since the league’s formation in 1992: Alan Shearer, who ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 4 days ago 4,962 reads 24 comments

  6. Realistic Expectations for Manchester City's Summer Signing Patrick Roberts

    Given Manchester City ’s aging squad and the Premier League’s home-grown quota rules, which dictate every side in the division must name at least eight home-grown players ...

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  7. Raheem Sterling Hitting the Ground Running Is Huge Boost for Manchester City

    Manchester City ’s pre -season preparations continued in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday as they beat the Vietnam national side 8-1 in an entertaining match at the My Dinh Stadium...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 6 days ago 13,184 reads 29 comments

  8. Why 4-2-3-1 Should Be the Go-to Formation for Manchester City in 2015/16

    One of the major criticisms of Manchester City under Manuel Pellegrini has been a perceived lack of flexibility in terms of the team’s formation. Pellegrini has favoured 4-4-2 throughout his career...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 7 days ago 7,187 reads 31 comments

  9. Manchester City Have No Need to Panic After Defeat to Real Madrid

    Manchester City ’s pre-season tour of Australia ended in defeat on Friday as they lost 4-1 to a strong Real Madrid side at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in front of a near-capacity 99,382 crowd...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 8 days ago 7,556 reads 37 comments

  10. Strengths and Weaknesses of Manchester City Transfer Target Kevin De Bruyne

    Given the quality of player Manchester City are chasing this summer, it’s hardly surprising landing their targets has been somewhat more difficult than in previous times...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 9 days ago 6,728 reads 8 comments

  11. Manchester City vs Real Madrid: Team News, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

    Manchester City 's final match of their Australian tour sees them take on Real Madrid on Friday in the International Champions Cup, before the squad then head to Hanoi where they will take on the Vietnam national side...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 10 days ago 31,032 reads 39 comments

  12. Manchester City Looking to the Long Term with Use of Kelechi Iheanacho and Co.

    The last time Manchester City and Roma played, the circumstances were far more important than they were in Tuesday's International Champions Cup match in Melbourne, Australia...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 11 days ago 5,102 reads 39 comments

  13. Why Formation Is the Biggest Issue Facing Manchester City Ahead of New Season

    Manchester City ’s preparations for the new season are well underway in Australia. A behind-closed-doors match on the Gold Coast against Adelaide United was followed by a ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 12 days ago 6,247 reads 24 comments

  14. Manchester City vs. Roma: Team News, Preview, Live Stream & TV Info

    Manchester City 's preseason preparations continue to gather pace in Australia. After their 1-0 win against Melbourne City, they now face Roma at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in their first International Champions Cup match...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 14 days ago 11,696 reads 15 comments

  15. Manchester City Players with Most to Prove Impress vs. Melbourne

    A great finish from Samir Nasri crowned off a landmark day for the City Football Group, as Manchester City beat their sister club Melbourne City 1-0 on the Gold Coast...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 14 days ago 4,321 reads 1 comments

  16. What Will Be Manchester City's Strongest Defence in the 2015/16 Season?

    As Manchester City ’s preseason preparations get underway in Australia ahead of the new season, Manuel Pellegrini will be focused on fine-tuning his side in order to avoid a repeat of the disappointment felt in 2014/15...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 15 days ago 4,000 reads 2 comments

  17. Melbourne vs. Manchester City: Team News, Preview, Live Stream and TV Info

    Manchester City 's pre -season preparations got underway, in part, on Tuesday when they beat Adelaide United 2-0 in a behind-closed-doors warm-up game...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 16 days ago 6,776 reads 13 comments

  18. 2 Moves Manchester City Should Make in Final Weeks of the Summer Transfer Window

    Tension had been building among the Manchester City fans. Two weeks of the summer transfer window without completing a deal was too much for some to bear, though the signing of ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 17 days ago 10,473 reads 32 comments

  19. Raheem Sterling Signing Brings Vital New Options to Manchester City

    It's taken two weeks, but Manchester City have completed their first major signing of the summer after Raheem Sterling agreed to join the Blues from Liverpool for £49 million...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 18 days ago 12,577 reads 35 comments

  20. Strengths and Weaknesses of Manchester City Transfer Target Jack Wilshere

    It seems like one of the more unlikely transfers to happen but there's been plenty of speculation this summer to suggest it's possible...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 19 days ago 4,446 reads 8 comments

  21. What's the Outlook for Manchester City's Fringe Players in 2015/16?

    Liverpool ’s Raheem Sterling is set to join Manchester City for £49 million, making him the most expensive English player of all time, according to BBC Sport . It brings to a close the most protracted transfer saga of the summer...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 20 days ago 6,053 reads 9 comments

  22. Strengths and Weaknesses of Manchester City Transfer Target Fabian Delph

    The news that Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has become a Manchester City target has divided opinion among the club’s supporters...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 22 days ago 3,925 reads 24 comments

  23. Breaking Down Manchester City's Pre-Season Friendly Opponents

    The disappointment surrounding Manchester City 's 2014-15 season has largely dissipated and the focus of the club is now very much fixed on ensuring the next campaign is more successful...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 23 days ago 2,931 reads 4 comments

  24. Why Lacazette Is the Type of Striker Man City Need to Complement Sergio Aguero

    Has there been a better striker in the Premier League than Sergio Aguero? The Manchester City striker’s goals-to-games ratio suggests he has no rivals in terms of potency in front of goal...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 24 days ago 7,100 reads 16 comments

  25. Patrick Vieira Discusses Manchester City's Next Stars, Raheem Sterling and More

    MANCHESTER, England — Given his hectic schedule and the upheaval at Manchester City this year, Patrick Vieira could be forgiven for feeling somewhat jaded as he begins a few weeks of rest this summer...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 25 days ago 6,025 reads 3 comments