Pep Guardiola makes admission about Man City’s striker need in transfer market

Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City are perfectly comfortable playing without a striker — but quickly made it plain that he still wants one. The Blues have been in supreme form this season despite missing out on the signing of Harry Kane in the summer, and failing to replace the departing Sergio Aguero. In fact,… Continue reading Pep Guardiola makes admission about Man City’s striker need in transfer market

‘You can see that in two ways’: Man City coach responds to UEFA Youth League setback for academy

Manchester City EDS coach Brian Barry-Murphy saw ‘the seeds of some very important careers start to form’ in the defeat that saw the Under-19s eliminated from the UEFA Youth League. City needed a victory at home to PSG to keep their qualification hopes alive but a young team was comfortably second-best across the 90 minutes… Continue reading ‘You can see that in two ways’: Man City coach responds to UEFA Youth League setback for academy

Three amazing Cole Palmer moments against Everton that could save Man City millions next summer – Alex Brotherton

In typical fashion Pep Guardiola dropped a team selection surprise before Manchester City’s 3-0 win against Everton on Sunday, but unlike some of his past unexpected tweaks, this one paid off. Making a first Premier League start for his boyhood club, 19-year-old Cole Palmer played a central role in a dominant City win. The academy… Continue reading Three amazing Cole Palmer moments against Everton that could save Man City millions next summer – Alex Brotherton

Gary Neville quip shows how Pep Guardiola has changed Man City academy narrative – Simon Bajkowski

The sight of a sombre Gary Neville out early in the November chill at the Etihad to discuss the smoking ruins of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time at Manchester United added to an excellent weekend for Manchester City fans. And the matchday commentary from the former United man will have further deepened the sense of satisfaction… Continue reading Gary Neville quip shows how Pep Guardiola has changed Man City academy narrative – Simon Bajkowski

Pep Guardiola gives verdict on Cole Palmer, James McAtee and Man City’s rising academy stars

Pep Guardiola gave Cole Palmer the greatest compliment he could by simply picking the teenager in a central striker role for his first Premier League start. And the Blues boss picked out four more academy talents who he feels have a big future at Manchester City, including James McAtee, who made his Premier League debut… Continue reading Pep Guardiola gives verdict on Cole Palmer, James McAtee and Man City’s rising academy stars

Mentor Raheem Sterling gets Everton chance to take cues from Man City’s teen star Cole Palmer – Dominic Farrell

At 26, Raheem Sterling is probably the youngest elder statesman English football has ever known. The Manchester City winger’s importance and influence has long stretched far beyond the playing field and through the generations. In March 2019, after hitting a hat-trick for England against the Czech Republic while enjoying the season of his career, Sterling… Continue reading Mentor Raheem Sterling gets Everton chance to take cues from Man City’s teen star Cole Palmer – Dominic Farrell

Man City’s Cole Palmer forced to withdraw from England U21 squad

Manchester City youngster Cole Palmer has withdrawn from Lee Carsley’s England U21s squad after limping off in the 3-1 win over the Czech Republic. Anthony Gordon scored twice, with Folarin Balogun adding the third, as the young Three Lions moved to within two points behind the Czech’s. The City man trudged off with 17 minutes… Continue reading Man City’s Cole Palmer forced to withdraw from England U21 squad

Man City’s best wonderkids from Kayky to Sarmiento according to FM22

Manchester City’s best youngsters have been revealed, following the release of Football Manager 2022. Football Manager has a strong reputation for the accuracy of its database, with clubs across the globe using the simulator for scouting and recruitment in the real world. In FM22, the database contains more than 800,000 players and staff, and when… Continue reading Man City’s best wonderkids from Kayky to Sarmiento according to FM22

Cole Palmer looks to evoke memories of Frank Lampard and Joe Cole in continuing Man City rise – Alex Brotherton

Cole Palmer is a name Manchester City fans are fast becoming acquainted with. A year and a half ago there was no real reason to have any idea who he was. A member of City’s academy since the age of eight, Palmer was obviously talented, but as the pandemic brought football to a standstill in… Continue reading Cole Palmer looks to evoke memories of Frank Lampard and Joe Cole in continuing Man City rise – Alex Brotherton

Cole Palmer has grown into Man City’s secret weapon they can’t keep quiet any longer

The first thing many Manchester City fans might have heard about Cole Palmer might well have been his worst moment in a sky blue shirt. Introduced in the 107th minute of the tense 2019 FA Youth Cup final against Liverpool, Palmer stepped up in the following penalty shoot-out to smack his spot-kick against the bar.… Continue reading Cole Palmer has grown into Man City’s secret weapon they can’t keep quiet any longer