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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Tomahawk Kid » 07 Apr 2018, 22:01

I just about remember the Mike Doyle/Nobby Stiles era derbies of old, now they were tough games :lol:

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby The Modernist » 08 Apr 2018, 00:53

K wrote:
K wrote:"Sterling makes wrong decision"

Will he ever learn?


He's scored loads of goals this season, but he's a liability too. This game should be done and dusted, but he misses 3 or 4 barn doors a game.


For me he's an obvious candidate who City could upgrade on and be even better next season. Sterling will never be world class.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 08 Apr 2018, 10:14

The Modernist wrote:
K wrote:
K wrote:"Sterling makes wrong decision"

Will he ever learn?


He's scored loads of goals this season, but he's a liability too. This game should be done and dusted, but he misses 3 or 4 barn doors a game.


For me he's an obvious candidate who City could upgrade on and be even better next season. Sterling will never be world class.

You're right, although it shows how ludicrous football has become when we need to upgrade a player who cost £49m. But by god he fucks up on a regular basis, and at important points too.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Tomahawk Kid » 08 Apr 2018, 12:35

K wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
K wrote:
He's scored loads of goals this season, but he's a liability too. This game should be done and dusted, but he misses 3 or 4 barn doors a game.


For me he's an obvious candidate who City could upgrade on and be even better next season. Sterling will never be world class.

You're right, although it shows how ludicrous football has become when we need to upgrade a player who cost £49m. But by god he fucks up on a regular basis, and at important points too.


Agreed, City should have been at least 4 goals ahead at half time and the great comeback would never have happened. Thankfully the chances fell to Sterling :lol:

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 08 Apr 2018, 12:51

Let's face it, their problem (if they have one) isn't going forward. It's that, when actually asked to, they can't defend. People keep telling me Ottamendi has been a revelation this season - he certainly didn't look it yesterday, particularly when Pogba ambled past him and he just stood there, ball watching and invited him in on his blindside for his second goal.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Dr Markus » 08 Apr 2018, 15:09

Ederson's passing papers over the fact when it comes to the nitty gritty of being a keeper, he's shite.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 08 Apr 2018, 16:59

Dr Markus wrote:Ederson's passing papers over the fact when it comes to the nitty gritty of being a keeper, he's shite.

Palpable nonsense.
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Postby Dr Markus » 08 Apr 2018, 17:16

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 08 Apr 2018, 18:39

Diamond Dog wrote:Let's face it, their problem (if they have one) isn't going forward. It's that, when actually asked to, they can't defend. People keep telling me Ottamendi has been a revelation this season - he certainly didn't look it yesterday, particularly when Pogba ambled past him and he just stood there, ball watching and invited him in on his blindside for his second goal.

Ottamendi has improved this season, without doubt. Not a revelation. The back line seems more secure in front of Ederson (ignore the wild ramblings of Markus) but I can't disagree. All season our centre backs, especially, have been a concern. We've usually just blown teams away and they're too stunned to respond.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby The Modernist » 09 Apr 2018, 00:01

Dr Markus wrote:Ederson's passing papers over the fact when it comes to the nitty gritty of being a keeper, he's shite.


Hardly "shite", I think most people would think he's had a very good first season for them.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Apr 2018, 06:02

Dr Markus wrote:Ederson's passing papers over the fact when it comes to the nitty gritty of being a keeper, he's shite.


Maybe City should sign Mignolet or Karius as his replacement?
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Dr Markus » 10 Apr 2018, 11:49

The Modernist wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:Ederson's passing papers over the fact when it comes to the nitty gritty of being a keeper, he's shite.


Hardly "shite", I think most people would think he's had a very good first season for them.


I'd take peadar Čech over him.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Rayge » 10 Apr 2018, 13:41

Diamond Dog wrote:
Dr Markus wrote:Ederson's passing papers over the fact when it comes to the nitty gritty of being a keeper, he's shite.


Maybe City should sign Mignolet or Karius as his replacement?


To be fair, they're both better keepers than Liverpool's 'Oh, calamity' defending would suggest. But of course not better than Ederson, to my mind the main reason they'll be champions this season
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Postby Rayge » 10 Apr 2018, 13:42

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 10 Apr 2018, 20:35

Christ, one of those games. Early goal, hit the post, wrongly disallowed goal (both not offside and off a Liverpool player anyway). My blood pressure is through the roof.
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