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Manchester City

Lucas & Some Instances Of Coincidence

In November 2011, for a day at least, Lucas Leiva would be king. In the views of many, Lucas singlehandedly won the midfield battle against Manchester City, leaving no other than Yaya Toure and David Silva in his wake. Every tackle was followed by an interception, followed by winning a header against the big Ivorian […]

Premier League Mid-Season Review – Part #2

Now the Premier League is more than half-way through, I’ve decided to do a team-by-team ‘report’ on where clubs currently are, where they should, what they can do to improve and just general observations. Each team will be given a ‘grade’ and just a few comments – the range of which will vary as I’ve […]

Zabaleta Consisently Performing for Manchester City

In a squad that consists of some of the most skilful players in the world, it has in fact been the hard-working Pablo Zabaleta who has really hit the ground running this season and has arguably been the Champions’ best player. With many players in City’s ranks arriving for massive transfer fees, Zabaleta is considered […]

Best Premier League XI So Far This Season

The Premier League season has reached its halfway point. Manchester United sit at the top of the table with a seven point lead on the chasing pack. QPR find themselves at the opposite end, five points off safety. West Brom have been the season’s surprise package in 7th place. Many players have impressed whilst some, […]

Yaya Toure; A Ballerina Or A Bulldozer

I think there is a real argument to be made to say Yaya Toure is the most complete midfielder in the world, and has been for the past 3 seasons. He has won everything there is to win in the club game. He has created history with the finest club side ever, while guiding Manchester […]

Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United

An injury-time winner from Robin van Persie takes United six points clear at the top of the table, after one of the most eventful and entertaining games so far this season. Rooney gave United the lead after only sixteen minutes . After a Manchester City attack had fizzled out the ball rolled to De Gea […]

Gareth Barry: The Unsung Hero Yet Key Man

Though it may not have been too important in the earlier days of the game, in modern day football the role of a defensive midfielder is paramount in any side. Most players who occupy the role aren’t seen as the best of players technically, but in order to be successful in that position, work rate […]