City and co. – what’s changed?

We are currently four games into the season leading into an internatinal break at which point most managers will be sitting down and taking stock of how the season has run so far. For Manuel Pellegrini, it is not hard to imgine him leaning back in a comfy chair with his feet up and a…

Rugby World Cup: Wales Squad Reaction

After the sheer heartbreaking manner in which Wales fell in the semi finals in 2011, Warren Gatland and the survivors of that squad in New Zealand, will be desperate to make it up to all in red on their home shores.  Wales were praised in 2011 for the outstanding fitness among the ranks, and standout…

Burrell and Cipriani staying at home: England squad reaction

Stuart Lancaster’s final squad announcement for the incoming World Cup drew raised eyebrows for a few wildcard selections and seclusions amongst the expected names of his 31 man squad.  As hosts of the tournament, he is out to make his biggest impression. After a fortnight long training camp and two friendlies against France, Lancasters mind…

England’s World Cup Squad Quandaries and Selections

As England’s World Cup preparations began with a 19-14 win over France, the game was a perfect opportunity to showcase that the extent of talent available to Stuart Lancaster does not simply lie in the 15 regular starters. Alex Goode, Anthony Watson, Sam Burgess and Henry Slade, amongst others, were given the opportunity. All took…

United’s Decline In The Market Is Real

The £21 million signing of Pedro from Barcelona is a very clear indication that Jose Mourinho is unhappy with the attacking forces at his disposal and his purchase of the 28 year old Spaniard surely indicates the end of Juan Cuadrado’s short Chelsea career. However, the name of Pedro is also one to be chalked…