The Guardiola Game: Pep’s appointment says more about Man City than football’s elite realise

In some ways, the revelation that Pep Guardiola is to take over as manager of Manchester City in the coming summer is the most unsurprising news of the football season. As the club admitted in its press statement yesterday, City have been chasing the current Bayern Munich manager since 2012 and, arguably, this is the… Read More

Bean there, done that: 10 places you need to drink coffee in Manchester

Something’s happening in Manchester. Up here, at the core of what the London glitterati somewhat sneeringly refer to as the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, the people of this city are staying up late, dealing with constant headaches and getting the shakes on and off throughout the day. Yes, Mancunians are drinking a hell of a lot of… Read More