1. Martin Demichelis Comes Full Circle from Man City 'Flop' to World Cup Finalist

    On Sunday evening, a player who spent much of last season as a figure of ridicule in the British press and, it must be said, among his own fans, will likely take his place in the World Cup final...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 2 days ago 2,901 reads 4 comments

  2. Stevan Jovetic or Alvaro Negredo: Who Should Man City Release to Meet Ruling?

    Manchester City could soon be facing a dilemma. If, as expected, they finalise a deal for a new centre-half, thought to be either Porto’s Eliaquim Mangala or Roma’s ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 3 days ago 3,043 reads 22 comments

  3. 5 Players Whose Stock Rose in 2014 World Cup Semi-Finals

    The World Cup offers the biggest prize in football and a stage on which players who perform well will be remembered forever...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 3 days ago 9,529 reads 9 comments

  4. Manchester City's Transfer Deals Set to Centre on 'Home-Grown' Restrictions

    With Manchester City determined to avoid the kind of stagnation that followed their last title win in 2012, manager Manuel Pellegrini and director of football Txiki Begiristain ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 4 days ago 5,232 reads 0 comments

  5. 5 Reasons Why It Is Vital Manchester City Are Busy in the Summer Transfer Window

    After winning two trophies in Manuel Pellegrini's first season in charge, Manchester City will be keener than ever to reinforce their playing staff this summer in order to keep improving...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 4 days ago 3,614 reads 7 comments

  6. Why Paul Pogba Would Be Ideal Replacement for Yaya Toure at Manchester City

    As the possibility of Yaya Toure exiting Manchester City continues to drag on, the club are thought to be weighing up possible replacements should the Ivorian move elsewhere. It’s a difficult task...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 5 days ago 3,344 reads 16 comments

  7. 10 Decisions for Roy Hodgson to Make Before England's Euro 2016 Campaign

    There's little doubt England's World Cup campaign was a huge disappointment. In what was a fairly average group, they managed just one point and two goals, finishing bottom and eliminated inside a week of their campaign starting...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 6 days ago 1,838 reads 10 comments

  8. Manchester City in Strong Position in Alvaro Negredo's Atletico Negotiations

    When Alvaro Negredo turned Michael Dawson inside the box before emphatically smashing the ball into the back of the Tottenham net during Manchester City ’s 6-0 home win against Spurs in November, it was the mark of a player so clearly in form...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 6 days ago 1,703 reads 0 comments

  9. Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 7

    With Manchester City desperate to build on their Premier League and League Cup triumphs of last season, you can be sure manager Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to bolster his squad this summer...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 6 days ago 5,412 reads 4 comments

  10. Manchester City Must Make Everton Midfielder Ross Barkley a Transfer Priority

    This summer's World Cup in Brazil has been a triumph of opening, attacking football, with the negative tactics that defined events in South Africa and Germany confined to the sidelines...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 8 days ago 14,906 reads 115 comments

  11. Complete Analysis of Vincent Kompany's Belgium Role vs. Manchester City Role

    For 12 months leading into this World Cup, Belgium, managed by Marc Wilmots, have consistently been referred to as "dark horses...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 9 days ago 1,214 reads 0 comments

  12. An Argument for Why Brazil Must Play Manchester City Midfielder Fernandinho

    For those who watched Fernandinho closely in his first season as a Manchester City player, the idea he isn ’t a guaranteed starter for his country will seem absurd...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 9 days ago 6,174 reads 7 comments

  13. New Samir Nasri Contract Underlines Midfielder's Importance to Manchester City

    Samir Nasri might not have made the French squad for this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, but it seems Manchester City are keen to extend his stay at the Etihad after his superb form last season...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 10 days ago 1,926 reads 5 comments

  14. Mehdi Benatia Is Ideal Support for Vincent Kompany, Despite Reported Fee

    For Manchester City to finally join Europe’s elite band of teams, the addition of a long-term partner for captain Vincent Kompany is arguably the most important one they can make...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 11 days ago 3,035 reads 2 comments

  15. Manuel Pellegrini Targeting Willy Caballero to Put Pressure on Joe Hart

    According to a report by David Anderson in the Mirror , Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is set to make Malaga goalkeeper Willy Caballero his third summer signing...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 12 days ago 1,761 reads 4 comments

  16. Where Does England's World Cup 2014 Rank in Their All-Time Performances?

    Expectations going into the 2014 World Cup may have been the lowest in a long time, but England's performance was a huge disappointment nonetheless...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 13 days ago 1,765 reads 1 comments

  17. Roy Hodgson Must Utilise 3-Man Midfield to Turn Around England's Fortunes

    Adaptability in football management is a key component to success. If a manager can adapt, either to a particular opponent or to new formations that are in vogue, it’s likely good results will follow...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 16 days ago 3,822 reads 5 comments

  18. 1 Player to Watch from Each Team in World Cup Last 16

    Possibly the greatest-ever World Cup group stage is over, and we're down to from 32 teams to 16. If the knockout phase is anything like what's gone before it, this is likely to be remembered as the finest major football tournament ever staged...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 16 days ago 3,070 reads 3 comments

  19. World Cup 2014: Ranking the Top 10 Matches from Group-Stage Games

    To many, the World Cup is the greatest show on earth, a sporting event that provides a platform for the world's finest players to perform...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 16 days ago 20,601 reads 65 comments

  20. Picking an England Team for the Opening Game of Euro 2016 Qualification

    England's World Cup campaign may have been desperately disappointing, but there's little time for the squad and staff to dwell on their failures...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 17 days ago 7,791 reads 43 comments

  21. 5 Options New Signing Fernando Gives Manchester City

    Manchester City 's prolonged pursuit of Fernando is over, as the club confirmed on their official Twitter feed on Thursday. The Brazilian midfielder has finally signed, ending a six-month chase to bring him to Manchester from Porto...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 17 days ago 2,757 reads 3 comments

  22. Costa Rica vs. England: 6 Things We Learned

    England's World Cup campaign ended in further disappointment after a 0-0 draw with Costa Rica saw them finish bottom of Group D with just one point from three games. It was a fairly drab affair, with neither side producing many chances of note...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 19 days ago 1,937 reads 7 comments

  23. Why Roy Hodgson Must Start Luke Shaw in England's World Cup Clash vs. Costa Rica

    With England’s World Cup hopes over after being eliminated just two games into the tournament, it’s highly likely Roy Hodgson will make a number of changes for their final group game...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 20 days ago 743 reads 3 comments

  24. Ranking England's 10 Greatest World Cup Strikers of All Time

    England have a long history with the World Cup, having first appeared at the tournament in Brazil in 1950 and winning it on home soil in 1966...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 21 days ago 2,751 reads 0 comments

  25. 6 Players to Restore England's Pride at the 2018 World Cup in Russia

    England's 2014 World Cup campaign will be remembered as one of the most disappointing in their history. Two defeats in their first two matches saw them eliminated inside a week of ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 22 days ago 3,546 reads 5 comments