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Summary

Over three seasons in England, Pep Guardiola has built something the Premier League has never seen before: a team that dominates games like no other, scoring goals and collecting points and trophies at record-breaking pace. 

Throughout that journey, the Spanish journalists Lu Martín and Pol Ballús have been embedded with the club, reporting this inside account of how a phenomenal team was constructed: from the recruitment of Guardiola himself, to the backroom staff that provide the platform for his team and the superstar players that have set a new standard in British football. 

No other sportswriter has had this kind of access to Guardiola and his team during their three seasons in Manchester. The result is exclusive, in-depth interviews and profiles of every key figure at City, and the inside stories on the decisions that have shaped the team, including the defensive transformation that saw Guardiola change his goalkeeper and full-backs ahead of his record-breaking 100-point season of 2017-18; the dinner date with Sergio Agüero that changed the course of the City striker's career; and close-ups on every big game in the thrilling finale to the 2018-19 title race. 

©2019 Polaris Publishing Limited and BackPage Press Ltd (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Cast of thousands!

Interesting if rather gushing summary of the City machine - Pep has clearly solved any Spanish unemployment issues in Manchester by surrounding himself with a huge entourage which all feels over the top. Worth a listen though.

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Good read.

Overall an interesting book with some very good assessments and insights into Pep, the players and opponents. However, some of the game descriptors were similar to each other and predictable.

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Became repetitive within chapters

It was an interesting listen but the story offered repeated itself within the same chapter which became a bit annoying to me.

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Wonderful insight

This is the third book on Pep that I have read and it didn't disappoint. As a Manchester City supporter who has contacts within the club (I even met Pep and the squad in late 2019) I found the behind the scenes information incredibly insightful. This brilliantly chronicles the greatest period in my club's history and I can't recommend it enough. Looking forward to a follow up book in the future.

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great insight to a truly memorable team

although in sight into Pep the team was incredibly talented great listen and insight into the rigours of top flight football

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brilliantly written

fantastic book, not just for city fans , but for football fans on the whole

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No structure

Although some of the content is interesting if you are interested in Guardiola, City or football in general it’s really just a total random of experiences and thoughts without any structure in it. There’s no line in the story or the timeline.