Category Archives: Manchester City

English Premier League: We Have a Title Race!

Does anybody else miss the drama we saw at the Etihad at the end of the 2011-2012 season? It was Aguero’s strike that sent ripples through Manchester and the rest of England, as Manchester United were forced to stop their celebrations as news of a late extra-time winner meant they were no longer the champions.… Read More »

PFA Team of the Year

As is often the case with teams of the year, the best team in the league will dominate. This year, both Liverpool and Manchester City dominated the PFA Team of the Year, an honor voted on by the Profession Footballers’ Association, a soccer trade union. These two teams combined to take 10 of the 11… Read More »

Sterling’s Call for Action

Many fans use football as an escape from their everyday struggles. They clear their minds with pure spectacle, find awe in players’ varying levels of mastery and develop comfort in club comradery and allegiance. For fans, football is a means to achieve relaxation, joy, solace and excitement. But for many non-white players, football is often… Read More »

Who Will Win the Pogba Sweepstakes?

Drawing inspiration from Alikhan Mukhamedi’s post regarding possible replacements for Pogba, I will consider the potential landing spots if he departs the Bianconeri this summer. Suitor #1: FC Barcelona None of the current midfielders for Barcelona: Rafinha, Busquets, Iniesta, Rakitic, and Turan present an obstacle to adding Paul Pogba. With Iniesta turning 32 in a month,… Read More »

Les Tirages au Sort de La Ligue des Champions et Les Deux Finales possibles : Une Confrontation entre Les Employeurs Actuels et Futurs pour Pep Guardiola ou Madrid Derby II?

Après une série de quart de finale palpitante,  la Ligue des Champions entre sa pénultième phase avant le final au stade San Siro, Milan. Un regard en arrière sur les quarts de finale, les deux puissances de Madrid, l’Atletico Madrid et le Real Madrid ont remporté leurs places en la demi-finale en surmontant des déficits… Read More »

Soccer Robots: Imperfect Men

Perhaps a byproduct of playing FIFA , highlight reels, constant social media clips and the focus on amazing goals and plays in soccer, many have come to expect constant greatness, perfection out of soccer. We see Messi touch the ball, Ronaldo take a free kick and our stomachs tighten, waiting for the inevitable goal. Something… Read More »

El milagro del Leicester City

En estas semanas, discutiremos la dinámica y a veces conflictiva relación entre la economía y el fútbol entendido como un negocio con características muy especiales, tal como lo muestra David Goldblatt en su libro The Game of Our Lives. En su artículo para BBC Mundo, Raúl Fain Binda intenta explicar cómo un equipo con un presupuesto muchísimo… Read More »