History mostly remembers winners. Teams winning the European Cup or Champions' League have been immortalized by fans and critics. Some top quality sides which have come very close to winning the title but have fallen short are often forgotten. TheHardTackle takes a look at five such great sides who were never crowned European champions.
As Manchester City looks towards a season in Europe, a City fan looks at the road travelled and the obstacles ahead. Our guest author, Howard Hockin presents his view.
With Mario Balotelli unfailingly garnering the headlines for the wrong reasons consistently, TheHardTackle tells us how Mancini can control the youngster.
This was never meant to be a clash of champions. And yet what transpired was the most open and exciting game between these two sides in recent times.
The Premiership weekend saw Manchester United widen the gap between first and second place, while their arch rivals Manchester City failed to make any ground after a draw against Fulham. TheHardTackle reviews the weekend that went by.
Wayne Rooney scored arguably the goal of the decade to settle the Manchester Derby, while Arsenal tamed the Wolves to remain in the title race. Here's a recap of another topsy turvy round of fixtures in the Premiership. Find out who made it to our Team of the Week and who didn't.
What exactly is Manchester City's agenda, and how committed is the owner to achieving those lofty ambitions?
The 19th edition of the Premier League got underway to a fabulous start at White Hart Lane as Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester City played out quite an intriguing goalless draw. Joe Hart was the match saving hero for spending giants City.
After a month without football action, the Premier League is back to enthrall football enthusiasts the world over. Expectations surmount, predictions are made, and speculations and transfers are rife in the internet and other forms of media. TheHardTackle summarizes the chances of teams outside the English big guns for breaking into the top four at the end of the season.
After a month of frentic World Cup action, the focus shifts back to club level football, particularly on the transfer circus which occurs before the onset of every league. TheHardTackle's artist Prasanna Venkatesh takes a dig at Manchester City's method of handling transfers.