Category Archives: The Guardian

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Benjamin Mendy’s hard work can earn reward, says Pep Guardiola

By | 24th August 2019

• Left-back training in Barcelona for potential October return• ‘If Benjamin is fit, he will have success. He has a special quality’Pep Guardiola says Benjamin Mendy is working “like an animal” to have a successful Manchester City career following an i…

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Korean calamities of Ghandour and Moreno are antidote to anti-VAR clamour | Andrew Anthony

By | 24th August 2019

The officiating scandals of the 2002 World Cup must remind us why the advent of the video referee is a good thingWith that collective wit for which football fans are justly renowned, the Spurs contingent at the Etihad Stadium broke into song last weeke…

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Mauricio Pochettino says Eriksen situation is hurting player and club

By | 23rd August 2019

• Spurs manager fearful of effect of speculation• Eriksen has been linked with several clubs but no bids madeMauricio Pochettino fears the transfer market uncertainty over Christian Eriksen is hurting the player and Tottenham, as he expressed surprise …

Steve Bruce hits back after widespread criticism of Newcastle tactics

By | 23rd August 2019

• Bruce ‘insulted’ after negative analysis of warm-up at Norwich• ‘We have to be better at Spurs – and we will be,’ manager saysSteve Bruce feels “insulted” by a seemingly widespread perception that he lacks tactical intelligence and he suspects “no on…

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

A crunch clash at Anfield, early pressure for Steve Bruce as Newcastle visit Spurs and Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s Palace reunionThis is where it gets serious for Arsenal. They have made a solid start, seeing off Newcastle and Burnley by one-goal margins, and …

Dean Smith happy with Aston Villa striker Wesley despite lack of goals | Paul Doyle

By | 22nd August 2019

Manager has seen enough, despite defeats by Bournemouth and Spurs, to be confident Villa will not ‘do a Fulham’To really offend people around Villa Park, just say the F word. After spending at least £127m on 12 players following promotion to the Premie…

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino wants transfer window to stay open longer

• Spurs manager fears club could lose Christian Eriksen• Pochettino wants longer window like other nationsMauricio Pochettino has described the decision to close the domestic summer transfer window in early August as a “massive mistake” and claims he h…