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The Guardian Aug 20, 2016

Pep Guardiola shows ruthlessness over Joe Hart but he is not a bad judge | Daniel Taylor

Those outraged at the keeper’s treatment should go back to the manager’s time at Barcelona and consider the results of a coach who knows precisely what he wantsAt this stage, it is fairly obvious what happens next. Claudio Bravo is on his way from Barcelona. Joe Hart has played his last game in Manchester City’s colours and the speed at which everything has happened, with hardly a backwards glance from Pep Guardiola, means we will presumably hear more in the coming days about how cold and hard‑faced this sport can be sometimes.Unfortunately for Hart that is just the nature of the...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: I was first to drop Joe Hart admits...

Stoke City v Manchester City: I was first to drop Joe Hart admits...

MARK Hughes, the man first blooding and first dropping Joe Hart, admits to being surprised by the England goalkeeper's latest and most controversial omission at Manchester City.Hart is expected to reside on the bench again at the bet365 Stadium this weekend after falling foul of Pep Guardiola's insistence on goalkeepers being a `fifth defender' with the ball at their feet.Having worked with Joe myself, said Hughes, "I never thought that distribution was one of his weaknesses, but...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: Meet the 11 seeking revenge for...

Stoke City v Manchester City: Meet the 11 seeking revenge for...

GOALKEEPERWILLY CABALLEROCity's temporary custodian, you suspect, bridging the gap between Joe Hart and the arrival later this month of the England keeper's long-term replacement.The 34 year-old Argentinian will be making only his seventh Premier League start this weekend, two years after joining from Malaga. DEFENCEBACARY SAGNAA toss up between him and Pablo Zableta after the two have shared right-back duties in the opening two fixtures.The 33 year-old Frenchman is now into his third campaign...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City fans' panel: 'Hughes should go for Remy or Bony if he...

Stoke City fans' panel: 'Hughes should go for Remy or Bony if he...

MARK Hughes has a couple of big decisions to make as the Potters entertain Manchester City this afternoon.Should he hand a full debut to Joe Allen or change his system? What does he need to do in the final few days of the transfer window?Giving their opinions on our fans' panel this week are JAKE HALL, from Burslem, DAN STRONG, from Stafford and SIMON MARSON, from Stone.WHAT'S YOUR LINE-UP?Jake Hall: Unfortunately Jack won't be fit but otherwise I'd probably just make one change, bringing in Joe...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City: Five things Mark Hughes must do to beat Manchester...

Stoke City: Five things Mark Hughes must do to beat Manchester...

STOKE City are bookies' massive underdogs to repeat last season's home win over Manchester City. Rob Doolan picks out five factors that could turn the game in Mark Hughes's favour. 1) Let Bojan take revenge on Guardiola "I DID not say goodbye to Pep. Only to those who treated me well. Not the words of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who contemptuously branded Guardiola "the philosopher during an unhappy spell at the Nou Camp, but of an altogether more mild-mannered ex-Barca star – one...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Tom Pope: Joe Hart can have no complaints about Manchester City...

Tom Pope: Joe Hart can have no complaints about Manchester City...

JOE Hart can't have any complaints about being dropped by Pep Guardiola, but I reckon too much is being made of the fact Guardiola wants his Manchester City keepers to play as a sweeper from the back.I am sure the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager does want his keeper to be great at distributing the ball with his feet. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola But if Hart was saving everything like he had been 18 months ago, then I can't see any manager leaving him out of their side.Back...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Mike Pejic: Stoke City in for rough afternoon against Manchester...

Mike Pejic: Stoke City in for rough afternoon against Manchester...

I've looked at Stoke v Manchester City from all angles and all tell me it's going to be one heck of a difficult afternoon for us.Manchester City aren't the finished article under Pep Guardiola, not by any means, but they are looking pretty hot already.And my prediction is that they will win the title and look good doing it.To cause Manchester any serious problems, Stoke have to move the ball quicker whenever they are on the front foot.It's a big game for Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: I won't moan about the weather...

Stoke City v Manchester City: I won't moan about the weather...

PEP Guardiola insists he won't be a moaning minnie if Stoke's infamous climate conspires against Manchester City this weekend.Guardiola heads to the bet365 Stadium after previously acknowledging the old cliche about a wet and windy Wednesday in Stoke... and having no doubt read the unfavourable weather forecast.Speaking ahead of the game, his third as Man City manager, Guardiola observed: "All the managers try to control as much as possible about his team - but the weather we cannot control. "We...
Bitter and Blue Aug 19, 2016

Stoke City vs Manchester City, 2016 Premier League: All Updates

Full coverage of Manchester City's Premier League visit to Stoke The decision to bench Joe Hart by Pep Guardiola has been a topic of major controversy at Manchester City. The longtime City keeper and England's undisputed starter quickly became a backup to Willy Caballero, and with the signing of Barcelona's Claudio Bravo very close to happenning, Hart could be on his way out of the club he's been playing at for the last ten years. Guardiola has maintained the same stance regarding his decision: his goalkeeper need to be good on the ball and be able to make short passes and not play long...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City v Manchester City: I can't recall Pep Guardiola admits...

Stoke City v Manchester City: I can't recall Pep Guardiola admits...

MARK Hughes doesn't remember Pep Guardiola when they were together at Barcelona - but does remember beating him in their only previous encounter as managers.Hughes was a Barca player between 1986 and 1988 when Guardiola, to be fair to Hughes, would have been about 15."No I didn't, in all honesty, said Hughes when asked if he remembered the young Guardiola. "I wasn't there too long, so I didn't get to know too many."His legacy at Barcelona is assured, but he wasn't a player or name I heard...
The Guardian Aug 19, 2016

Pep Guardiola will allow Joe Hart to leave Manchester City

• Manager open to dropped goalkeeper moving this month• ‘I don’t want players who are unhappy’ says GuardiolaPep Guardiola has said he will allow Joe Hart to go on loan or leave Manchester City permanently should the goalkeeper ask to do so.The manager has dropped Hart from his first two matches and the 29-year-old is considering his options. Ahead of City’s visit to Stoke on Saturday, and with it known that he wants to sign Barcelona’s Claudio Bravo to be his new No1, Guardiola was asked if Hart can leave or sign a temporary deal if this was requested. Related: Premier League:...
Bitter and Blue Aug 19, 2016

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes criticizes Pep Guardiola for benching Joe Hart

The former City coach doesn't agree with the new City coach The decision to bench Joe Hart by Pep Guardiola has been a topic of major controversy at Manchester City. The longtime City keeper and England's undisputed starter quickly became a backup to Willy Caballero, and with the signing of Barcelona's Claudio Bravo very close to happenning, Hart could be on his way out of the club he's been playing at for the last ten years. Guardiola has maintained the same stance regarding his decision: his goalkeeper need to be good on the ball and be able to make short passes and not play long balls...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City under-23s: Glyn Hodges can't hide disappointment after...

Stoke City under-23s: Glyn Hodges can't hide disappointment after...

GLYN Hodges cursed a missed opportunity to start the season with a trophy – or one to finally end last season.Stoke under-23s were edged out of a tight Final Third Development League Cup final 2-1 against Burnley at Leek Town on Thursday evening.Burnley took the lead in the 62nd minute through Tinashe Chakwana but Julien Ngoy levelled eight minutes later after good work on the wing from Thibaud Verlinden.Read more: Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Butland out and transfer chase...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City Extra Time: Lack of character could cost Manchester...

Stoke City Extra Time: Lack of character could cost Manchester...

PEP Guardiola, a man who leaves no stone unturned, will have inquired behind the scenes about Manchester City's patchy Premier League record at Stoke.What will concern him most is not the two defeats in eight visits, but just the one victory.Anyone watching those games and filling in the blanks for Guardiola would surely start and probably end with the word character.While Stoke have without fail fielded teams full of it, the light blues have frequently travelled south with far too little.That...
The Sentinel Aug 19, 2016
Stoke City transfer update: Tony Pulis warns it will take...

Stoke City transfer update: Tony Pulis warns it will take...

STOKE City have been warned it will take an unbelievable offer to sign Saido Berahino by their old manager Tony Pulis. Berahino has been Mark Hughes's long-term number one strike target and they tabled a bid of about £20m last month. But West Brom have always insisted they would not loosen their grip on the 23-year-old until or unless they brought in a replacement. Read more: Stoke City news and transfer rumours LIVE: Butland out and transfer chase updates And Baggies boss...

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