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  1. Boring is as Pellegrini does

    David Mooney

    Manuel Pellegrini is a very boring man. There's just no getting away from it; even in a week when he completed a domestic double -- only the second ever in Manchester City's history -- he's barely been noticed. He's a man who courts no controversy, g...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. Polarising players: Mario Balotelli

    Gabriele Marcotti

    As part of the buildup to the World Cup, ESPN FC presents a series of features on players who have divided opinion throughout their careers. It began with features of Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez and continues with a profile of Mar...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  3. Confusing messages coming out of Inter

    David Wilson

    I am really struck by the amount of conflicting information that is coming out of Inter these days. I am not sure if it because club president Erick Thohir is not in Milan a lot, or whether the club is unsure of where it is going, with conflicting op...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  4. Defence closing deals for high-scoring Man City

    David Mooney

    When Roberto Mancini replaced Mark Hughes as Manchester City manager in December 2009, one of the biggest influences he had on the team was to immediately secure the defence. Hughes took charge of 17 Premier League fixtures that season and the team m...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  5. Chelsea prove they're just fine without Drogba

    John Brewin

    LONDON -- Roberto Mancini and Jose Mourinho have never much liked each other. They have traded barbs ever since Mourinho cuckoo-ed Mancini at Inter in 2008, even if Mancini took Mark Hughes' job at Manchester City by much the same means soon after. S...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  6. Three Things: Chelsea vs. Galatasaray

    Miguel Delaney

    LONDON -- Three thoughts after Chelsea's 3-1 aggregate win over Galatasaray. 1. Mourinho retakes control Very quickly, it became apparent that Tuesday's match would not be the feast that had been promised. Roberto Mancini certainly won't get th...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  7. Champions League preview: Five talking points

    Kevin Palmer

    On Tuesday, Chelsea host Roberto Mancini's Galatasaray and Real Madrid wrap up their last-16 tie with Schalke. Then on Wednesday, Manchester United hope to fight back against Olympiakos while Dortmund look to put away Zenit. We look at five talking p...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  8. Mourinho, Mancini battle ends with neither man victorious

    Eliot Rothwell

    ISTANBUL -- The squabbling between managers ahead of the match was reminiscent of the petty, promotion-driven sound bites made famous by the boxing industry. Yet following this varied and demonstrably tactical 1-1 draw, neither Galatasaray nor Chelse...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  9. Three Things: Galatasaray vs. Chelsea

    Miguel Delaney

    Chelsea looked to have the game in charge thanks to Fernando Torres' early goal, but Galatasaray fought back in the second half and earned a 1-1 draw thanks to Aurelien Chedjou's close-range finish. Here are three thoughts from their Champions League...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  10. City need a level-headed Pellegrini

    David Mooney

    The date was Monday 13 May 2013 and Manchester City fans around the world had the rumours confirmed to them that the club had sacked their manager, Roberto Mancini. Two days earlier, during the FA Cup Final, there had been chants of support for the g...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  11. Confident Kompany talks up Man City's chances

    Roger Bennett

    Vincent Kompany is very much the same man off the field he appears on it. Intelligent, fluent, imperturbable and above all, the leader of his club. Direct one minute, subtle the next, he is always ambassadorial. Part world-class defender, part a foot...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  12. Adebayor narrative is fun but far from the truth

    Rory Smith

    Let's start with what we know. Emmanuel Adebayor first arrived at Tottenham Hotspur on loan from Manchester City in the summer of 2011. He had fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad, losing Roberto Mancini's trust and being demoted to training w...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  13. An issue of identity

    Richard Jolly

    "I was very proud so many of them were picked for the England squad. It has happened in Italy with Juventus before, but I think it is unusual here in England. To have six City players is something everybody at the club, myself included, is very proud...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  14. Three Things: Galatasaray-Juventus

    Eliot Rothwell

    ISTANBUL -- Three things from Galatasaray's 1-0 win over Juventus that knocked the Serie A champion out of the Champions League ... Istanbul's weather runs riot In the daily dose of exaggerated Italian news headlines ahead of this fateful match, ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  15. Winner take all

    Mina Rzouki

    It's do or die, the moment to step up and grab the opportunity afforded to them. Tuesday night Galatasaray host Juventus in the final group game of the Champions League and it's vital the Italians avoid defeat, but Antonio Conte wants more than the o...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  16. Too soon to give up on Lescott

    David Mooney

    The date is Tuesday Sep. 18, 2012. I, David James Mooney, am driving home from work early, ready to watch Manchester City's debut in the Champions League for the 2012/13 season, and I tune into the radio to catch Roberto Mancini's team news. And ther...

    Blog | December 02, 2013