The light-hearted fidgeting of Christmas 2018 is over and the serious fretting of the new year can begin in Manchester City households. We can at last raise a tentative glass to the rebirth of the real City. Frail, feeble, and flawed.
Mauricio Pochettino has warned Tottenham fans they may have to address their obsession with Arsenal to be real title contenders in future after his side lost to Southampton, taking the battle for second place to the final weekend.
Remi Garde was left in no doubt about the scale of the task facing him as the new Aston Villa manager watched from the stands while his new side slumped to a seventh successive defeat, leaving them rooted at the foot of the Premier League table.
The number of college students seeking counselling has hit a record high, police and the North’s Orange orders have said they hope the annual Twelfth of July celebrations will pass off peacefully, Raheem Sterling could get his wish this week and seal a £49m move to Manchester City, and the Star Wars panel was the biggest hit of this year’s Comic Con.