1. 5 Players Whose Careers Went Backwards After Leaving Manchester City

    It was often said during Alex Ferguson’s time in charge of Manchester United that players who left Old Trafford would see their careers go only one way. Very few, if any, left United under Ferguson’s guidance and went on to better things...

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  2. Manchester City Beat Dortmund to End a Problematic Pre-Season Tour on a High

    It’s been a testing pre -season tour for Manchester City . They travelled to China to try to capitalise on commercial opportunities. It’s a huge, untapped football market that no European club has really managed to seize control of...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 2 days ago 8,507 reads 33 comments

  3. Where Manchester City's Trio of Signings Would Fit into Pep Guardiola's Plans

    Manchester City could become the first Premier League club to break the £100 million barrier in the current transfer window if they can tie up deals for Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Marlos Moreno...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 3 days ago 4,524 reads 18 comments

  4. Pep Guardiola's Tactics as Manchester City Manager Will Surprise

    Grey clouds had descended on Manchester City by the end of last season. They were playing poorly, limping towards a disappointing fourth-placed position in the Premier League, with a seemingly disaffected group of players...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 5 days ago 7,606 reads 14 comments

  5. 3 Manchester City Players Who Would Benefit from a Loan in 2016/17

    Manchester City now have a two-tiered transfer policy that sees their signings fall into two distinct categories...

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  6. Changes to Expect Under Pep Guardiola at Manchester City

    On the final day of last season, with Manchester City in need of a point to secure a top-four spot, they drew 1-1 with Swansea City , a side who had little to play for...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 8 days ago 6,376 reads 7 comments

  7. Pep Guardiola Can Take Positives from Manchester City's Defeat to Bayern Munich

    How much can one glean from a pre-season friendly? History tells us they aren’t a good indicator of how a side will perform once a league season gets underway...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 9 days ago 5,861 reads 24 comments

  8. Why It's Vital Pep Guardiola Repairs Raheem Sterling's Shattered Confidence

    Confidence is vital to every athlete. It’s perhaps the single most important factor in sports performance. An athlete must believe they can achieve their goals for them to reach their optimum level...

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  9. Two Players Manchester City Must Not Sell in the Summer Transfer Window

    The transfer market feels somewhat static at present, but Manchester City have been desperately trying to bring in new recruits...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 13 days ago 17,996 reads 8 comments

  10. Scouting Manchester City Transfer Target Lucas Hernandez

    Manchester City ’s search for a defender is becoming increasingly focused. Pep Guardiola has evidently made up his mind he needs reinforcements at the back after City’s somewhat ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 15 days ago 5,214 reads 5 comments

  11. Ranking Manchester City's Players on Their Performances at Euro 2016

    Euro 2016, for the most part, was a huge disappointment. The extended format saw a dilution of quality and excitement...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 17 days ago 3,254 reads 5 comments

  12. How Schalke's Leroy Sane Would Fit in at Manchester City

    So far — and it is, of course, early days — it’s been a rather static transfer window. The Copa America and 2016 UEFA European Championship are now over, but they ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 18 days ago 6,285 reads 28 comments

  13. Leonardo Bonucci Would Be an Outstanding Signing for Pep Guardiola and Man City

    The new era at Manchester City has truly begun. Pep Guardiola has been welcomed by the fans, faced the media and completed his first week of training with a somewhat depleted squad...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 20 days ago 8,047 reads 21 comments

  14. New Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola Strikes Right Tone on Debut

    Whereas Sunday’s unveiling of Pep Guardiola was a gentle start to life as Manchester City manager, an opportunity for the fans to welcome him to the club and make their excitement clear, Friday marked his first real test...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 22 days ago 10,360 reads 20 comments

  15. Are Manchester City's Ambitious Academy Plans on Track?

    There’s so much off-the-field innovation at Manchester City these days that it can be difficult to anticipate their next step...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 23 days ago 4,287 reads 23 comments

  16. Manchester City Celebrate Beginning of New Guardiola Era as Optimism Rises

    Manchester City flung open the doors to the City Football Academy ( CFA ) for fans this weekend as they hosted a two-day event to mark the beginning of a new era at the club...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 26 days ago 6,974 reads 10 comments

  17. 4 Manchester City Players with Points to Prove in Pre-Season

    The summer offers every football club the chance to take stock, rest and recuperate ahead of the new campaign and refresh their squad with new signings...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 27 days ago 4,240 reads 27 comments

  18. 3 Players Manchester City Should Target from Euro 2016

    The extended format of this summer’s European Championship has left some people cold. Two weeks of group-stage matches saw just eight of the competition's 24 teams eliminated, ...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 29 days ago 3,534 reads 3 comments

  19. Why Patience Will Be Key If Manchester City Sign Everton's John Stones

    Jerome Boateng was only a Manchester City player for 12 months before he was sold to Bayern Munich. He joined City in 2010 for just £10...

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  20. Tactical Changes Manchester City Need to Make in 2016/17 Season

    When Manchester City went to Australia last summer to finalise their preparations for the coming season, then-manager Manuel Pellegrini began experimenting with new systems...

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  21. How Manchester City Can Get the Best out of Raheem Sterling in 2016/17

    Pep Guardiola doesn’t officially take charge of Manchester City until July 1—but his work has already begun...

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  22. Analysing the Role Nolito Will Play at Manchester City

    Manchester City are closing in on their second major transfer of the summer. Having already lured Ilkay Gundogan to the club, Celta Vigo’s Nolito looks set to be the next player added to their squad for the coming season...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 1 month ago 5,023 reads 17 comments

  23. 4 Manchester City Youngsters Who Deserve to See 1st-Team Action in 16/17 Season

    There’s hardly been more incentive for Manchester City ’s academy players since the club was taken over in 2008...

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  24. Why Manchester City's Interest in Gabriel Jesus Makes Sense

    With this summer’s Copa America and Euro 2016 taking place simultaneously, transfer activity is likely to be kept to a minimum for the time being...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 1 month ago 7,373 reads 13 comments

  25. Why Jason Denayer Will Be the Man City Player to Watch out for in Pre-Season

    There are serious question marks over Manchester City ’s defence as it stands. Eliaquim Mangala and Nicolas Otamendi were both inconsistent last season. Vincent Kompany could barely get himself on the pitch because of injuries...

    Rob Pollard Written by Rob Pollard about 1 month ago 5,828 reads 20 comments