Season preview: Manchester clubs – The importance of Kompany and Vidic

BFTGT: What would have to happen this season for you to class it as a successful one for your club? Beautifully Red: Win the League. It has to be the main priority, and whilst winning the Champions League would be amazing, responding to City’s title win is a must. Away from winning trophies, if United […]

Manchester City must make signings or risk being caught

Manchester City were undoubtedly the best team in the country last season. They scored the most goals, conceded the least, and played the best brand of football. Dominating the English game and amassing trophies is their long-term plan; a distinct possibility given the resources at their disposal. Despite the obvious positives of City’s first championship […]

Mark Ogden On… West Ham supporting press, sacking Redknapp and Manchester

Since Manchester City became the richest club in the world, Manchester has become a focal point for football in this country, with both clubs finding themselves 19 points clear of the nearest team, Arsenal, last season. It will be some time before we can refer to Manchester as Milan, given their inability to progress in […]

Time for Mancini to get the credit he deserves?

Despite having delivered huge success since taking the reins at Manchester City, Roberto Mancini is yet to really receive the level of praise his performance merits. Whilst Harry Redknapp and other more media-friendly managers are lauded over for their average achievements, Mancini is left relatively ignored despite his impressive record during his short stint in […]

The story of Mario Balotelli… so far – why always him?

August 12th 1   990 – Mario Barwuah was born in Palermo 1993 – Mario was fostered by the Balotellis before being permanently adopted 2001 – Mario joined A.C. Lumezzane 2005 – Mario became the youngest player to play in Italy’s third division 2006 – Mario had an unsuccessful trial with Barcelona then signed for […]

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