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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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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Dr Markus » 08 Apr 2018, 17:16

Nope
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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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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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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby PENK » 06 Jun 2018, 06:30

Yaya Touré certainly comes off as a stable, well-adjusted individual, doesn’t he?
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Jun 2018, 08:34

PENK wrote:Yaya Touré certainly comes off as a stable, well-adjusted individual, doesn’t he?



Just seen that.

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola "often has problems with Africans", says ex-Blues midfielder Yaya Toure.

The Ivorian, who left City in May after eight years at the club, says he wants to "break the myth" about Guardiola, whom he describes as "jealous".

"Maybe we Africans are not always treated by some in the same way as others," said Toure


That's unbelievable. Toure is a whole heap of trouble - steer well clear.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Toby » 06 Jun 2018, 08:49

An absolute bell of a bloke. I'm sure Guardiola is very keen to be rid of him.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby PENK » 06 Jun 2018, 09:47

“Yaya has received many offers from different countries, big money offers, but we have decided to devote the next season to Guardiola,” [agent] Dimitri Seluk told sport24 .

“To proving to the Manchester City fans that Yaya is not finished with football. He is full of strength and energy and wants to play in England this season.

“At a time when English clubs are spending huge sums of money on players, I officially declare that Yaya is ready to move to any top-six English club as a free agent with a salary of £1 per week. As long as a success-based bonus system is in place.”
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby PENK » 06 Jun 2018, 09:49

A ”success-based bonus system”, earlier:

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