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 Dortmund’s Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring against  Schalke 04 in the German Bundesliga on May 16th. Photograph: Martin Meissner/Pool/EPA

We had it pretty good for a while back there but, as things stand, the stream of behind-the-scenes Pep Guardiola books really does seem to have run dr(...)

Christian Pulisic’s form for Chelsea during the completion of last season’s Premier League will fill their supporters with confidence for new season. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

It is the strangest of times. One week from now the Premier League will begin and it barely feels like there has been a break. The Champions League ca(...)

Kylian Mbappe in action for Monaco against Man City in 2017. File photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City can talk about individual moments. They can point to the volley that Gabriel Jesus fluffed and to Raheem Sterling’s miss. They can qui(...)

Pep Guardiola talks to Kyle Walker during Manchester City’s defeat to Lyon. Photograph: Getty Images

You failed. No matter. Fail again. Fail in pretty much exactly the same way. How many times, Pep, how many times? The idea that Pep Guardiola over-co(...)

 Pep Guardiola:  “I feel the time has arrived to be ourselves. We will respect our opponents, of course, but in this game I want to see my team show who they are.” Photograph: AFP/Getty

Champions League quarter-finals: Manchester City v Lyon Kick-off: 8pm, Saturday. Venue: Estadio Jose Alvalade. On TV: Live o(...)

Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus celebrates scoring at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: PA

Manchester City 2 Real Madrid 1 (Man City win 4-2 on aggregate) Manchester City were relentless in a dazzling performance of shock-and-awe attacking (...)

Until he wins the trophy for a third time the accusation from naysayers will be that Pep Gurdiola’s finest moments are in the past. Photograph: EPA

Champions League quarter-final, 2nd leg: Manchester City (2) v Real Madrid (1), Etihad Stadium, 8pm - Live RTÉ2 and BT Sport 1 When Manchester City w(...)

 In the summer of 2010 Manchester City pulled off two of the biggest deals in the club’s history - David Silva and Yaya Toure. File photograph: Getty Images

“Sign Silva first, I will come.” In the summer of 2010, so the story goes, Manchester City’s chief executive Garry Cook was trying to pull off two of (...)

Manchester United’s English striker Mason Greenwood in action on the final day of “the extraordinarily elongated campaign”. Photograph: Getty Images

The 2019-20 Premier League season was beginning to feel so long you began to wonder if Mason Greenwood was even born when it kicked off, “the extraord(...)

Junior Stanislas scores Bournemouth’s  third goal  past Everton goalkeeper  Jordan Pickford during the  Premier League match at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Everton 1 Bournemouth 3 Bournemouth’s 3-1 victory at Everton was too little, too late as their five-year stay in the Premier League came to an end at(...)

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