Diaz and Jesus shine as City cruise to quarter-finals: Manchester City Player Ratings v Fulham

Holders Manchester City continued their fine form in the Carabao Cup with a routine win over Fulham. Pep Guardiola tinkered with the squad that narrowly defeated Tottenham at Wembley on Monday evening. The Catalan coach made 10 changes to the side, with just John Stones retaining his place in the starting lineup. A double from […]

How the back-pass rule changed football in England almost overnight

Lewis’ latest piece for These Football Times looks at how outlawing the ability to pick up a back-pass in 1992 changed the English game for the better.  Football is a simple game. Besides perhaps the offside rule, which may be complicated to an outsider who doesn’t watch the game, the rules are pretty self-explanatory. You learn […]