Tag Archives: Manchester City

Eliaquim Mangala is a Scapegoat

Scapegoating is easy. It’s also dumb. Eliaquim Mangala is increasingly becoming the scapegoat of Manchester City’s season thus far, and there’s no good reason for that. There is a very clear line between frustration and scapegoating, and there are City … Continue reading

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Every Day Is Zlatan Day Hangout #3: Champions League Matchday Three

Here we are, folks, the third edition of the EDIZD Hangout, recorded Wednesday. Some notes: 1. If you haven’t watched one of these before: yes, this is normal hangout length. 2. I made a mistake when I said Atlético Madrid … Continue reading

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Manchester City’s Yaya Problem

I know, I know, I know. We’ve been very City centric these last few days, we might as well call ourselves “Every Day Is Kun Aguero Day”. (Not gonna happen, Jordan.) This is what occurs when you’re involved in arguably the … Continue reading

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EDIZD Guide to the Weekend, Vol 1

We’ve decided to start offering you a new feature to help you through the weekend, so it’s not all EPL, all the time (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Here’s your guide to the best the world of football … Continue reading

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Bayern 1, City 0: Tactics

Yaya Toure and Fernandinho The most notable tactical development for Manchester City was what Yaya Toure and Fernandinho did at CM in the middle of City’s 4-4-1-1. Fernandinho was everywhere on the pitch and trying to do everything, while Toure … Continue reading

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Bundesliga Roundup: Week 3

-After a two-week hiatus due to international fixtures, the Bundesliga returned to action, which means one thing: roundup! Let’s get straight to the biggest story of this round, and that is the return of Shinji Kagawa to Signal Iduna Park for … Continue reading

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Three Questions: Arsenal v. Manchester City

Where does Ozil play? And will he be effective? After registering 25 appearances at CAM in Arsenal’s 4231 last season, Arsene Wenger has used Ozil as a LM in his two appearances for Arsenal this year. Being forced out wide … Continue reading

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Squad Depth and Title Challenges: The Arsène Quandary

Alexis Sanchez, winger/”striker”: £30 million. Calum Chambers, right back/centre back/defensive midfielder: £16 million. David Ospina, goalkeeper: £3 million. Mathieu Debuchy, right back: £12 million. In total, Arsene Wenger has spent £61 million this transfer window alone. Here’s the sad part: … Continue reading

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Champions League Group Stage Power Rankings

The Champions League group stage was drawn today. 32 teams from 18 nations have been drawn into eight groups of four. But you already know that. Let’s rank the groups for how interesting, competitive and fun they’ll be. 1. GROUP … Continue reading

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A Fan’s Logic

Sports fandom is a very tricky. You can worship a player one day, and call him a cunt the next. You can pledge your allegiance to a racist, an adulterer or hell even a guy who hangs out with Lil Wayne … Continue reading

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