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WWI's impact on Manchester City

Manchester City Nov 10, 2014
 By Simon Curtis
1 day ago

Man City vs. Swansea: Supporters prepare for return of the "yoyo derby"

The ESPN FC crew discuss the 'boring' title race in the Premier League, and respond to your tweets about Manchester City and the problems with Tottenham.

While both Manchester City and Swansea have been chugging along in professional football for 115-plus years, the two cities have managed to studiously avoid each other for 103 of that total. When you consider that the recent fortunes of the two clubs represent possibly the two most unstable trajectories in modern football, that can be considered something of a surprise.

When Swansea catapulted themselves up to the First Division under John Toshack in the early 1980s, they did so from a Fourth Division...

 By Steven Kelly
1 day ago

Sort it out, Reds: 5 things Brendan Rodgers & company must get right

ESPN FC'S Gabriele Marcotti gives his take on Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool's notable transfers over the past two seasons.

After a poor start to the season, news of Daniel Sturridge's latest injury knocked everyone at Liverpool back down to earth with a fearsome bump.

Every significant Liverpool title challenge since they last won the league in 1990 was followed by a year of seismic disappointment, often resulting in the departure of the manager that almost climbed to the summit. It's fair to say it's never been as disappointing as this current campaign.

Brendan Rodgers is looking for a quick fix that wins points and...

 By Simon Curtis
3 days ago

Manuel Pellegrini must lift Manchester City malaise after break

ESPN FC's Ian Darke discusses Manchester City's current run of form and questions whether Manuel Pellegrini can turn it around.

International breaks have long been the bane of club managers' lives and Manuel Pellegrini will be counting the hours before he can have his clutch of precious athletes safely back under his wing this week. It has been a long time, however, since such a pause in the domestic calendar proved so accommodating for Manchester City.

Well used to having a bright, brisk spell of good form interrupted by almost the entire squad heading out of the automatic doors at Manchester Airport, Pellegrini and his...

 By David Mooney
4 days ago

Is Gael Clichy at the root of Eliaquim Mangala's settling issues?

Manuel Pellegrini says Eliaquim Mangala is already showing his worth, but doesn't expect to dip into the transfer market in January to solve the club's injury problems.

If there's one set of fans that knows not to judge too early then it's those of Manchester City. In years gone by, supporters would cling to the hope that the players they were watching weren't the terrible signing they appeared to be on first sight. These days, however, it's the other way around; they might start off shakily, but those criticising too soon could have egg on their face because the newbie is likely to turn out to be quite good.

Back in March 2014, Martin Demichelis was close to being...

 By Simon Curtis
7 days ago

Midfield malaise just one area where City are struggling this season

ESPN FC's Ian Darke discusses Manchester City's current run of form and questions whether Manuel Pellegrini can turn it around.

For some, the international break is a period to stifle yawns and twiddle thumbs, while others take serious stock. For once, in Manchester City's case, it has come at the right moment to pause, breathe deeply and try to reorganise the chaos that has descended upon the club in the past six fixtures.

In times gone by with City flying, poor form was treated as a minor annoyance that could have possibly interrupted the flow of regal form.

With Chelsea powering away at the top of the Premier League,...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Nov 11, 2014

Player of the Season so far: Your club's best performer in the Premier League

The ESPN FC crew respond to your tweets and discuss the candidates for EPL MVP thus far and question whether or not Craig Burley will ever manage.

With the season in full swing, who has shone in the Premier League? We asked our ESPN FC bloggers who has been their club's player of the season so far ...

- Europe: Star players for the continental clubs so far

Arsenal: Alexis Sanchez

In a season when Arsenal have lurched from the less than sublime to the beyond ridiculous, the Chilean stands head and shoulders above anyone else. Desire, work rate, energy, application, a hunger to make an impact on games and the end product to back it up. So far...