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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 08 Mar 2017, 21:44

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 05 Apr 2017, 21:14

Christ, Navas annoys me. Is there anyone in the premiership with a worse end product than him. He just twats the ball indiscriminately into the box at about 90mph.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Apr 2017, 06:14

So what's the view on Guardiola's first season?
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 06 Apr 2017, 07:19

Diamond Dog wrote:So what's the view on Guardiola's first season?

Exciting, exhilarating, misfiring, unlucky, overambitious, stubborn, breathtaking, fun.


IMHO.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Apr 2017, 10:07

See I don't remember much of the exciting or exhilarating.... ? Maybe it's just me.

I think it's been an abject disaster in reality - huge money has been spent (again) and is this team better than what he inherited? I don't think it is. And I'm not quite sure what he's going to do in the summer to improve it either.

They now have a real challenge for the Top Four - and, at present, i'd suggest that they're certainly not looking particularly hungry for it either.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 06 Apr 2017, 10:12

It is just you.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Apr 2017, 10:13

:) Okay - tell me where I'm going wrong?
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 06 Apr 2017, 10:16

It is exciting, even if we should obviously be doing much better (for the money). But we attack in waves and you never know what's going to happen next. I don't really care enough nowadays about winning everything - I want the games I watch to be end to end excitement and that's what we get at City.
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Postby Toby » 06 Apr 2017, 10:21

Diamond Dog wrote:See I don't remember much of the exciting or exhilarating.... ? Maybe it's just me.

I think it's been an abject disaster in reality - huge money has been spent (again) and is this team better than what he inherited? I don't think it is. And I'm not quite sure what he's going to do in the summer to improve it either.

They now have a real challenge for the Top Four - and, at present, i'd suggest that they're certainly not looking particularly hungry for it either.


Their attack has improved, but their midfield and defence has faltered. I'm not sure he can improve the latter either.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Apr 2017, 10:32

Just checked Man City's position after 30 games this season compared to last season:

16/17 - W17, D7, L6 GF 57 GA 34 GD 23 PTS 58
15/16 - W18, D7, L5 GF 62 GA 28 GD 34 PTS 61

So.... they've won less, lost more, scored less, conceded more and have a worse goal difference and fewer points.

And they're in fourth place now, rather than second last year.

In which way has he improved the team again? :lol:

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2404 ... 30-results
http://www.skysports.com/premier-league-table
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 06 Apr 2017, 11:53

I don't recall saying he had improved the team, but maybe I did. He's made it more fun. I had no issue with Pelligrini, by the way, I don't make the decision about who manages City. We have Pep and I enjoy watching us play.
Though I've seen Altrincham more times this season.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Apr 2017, 09:24

I guess all I'm saying is - there have been absolutely no improvements up to this point. Not one.

Interestingly, if you look at Mourinho & LVG's records, the same applies.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 07 Apr 2017, 09:29

It's a bit of a zero-sum game isn't it? Chelsea's gains this year have negated City's (not exclusively). After all, Chelsea beat us twice. But in both games Ive not gone away thinking, shit we've not got any better, but instead thought "we played well, hit the bar in both games" and in the Etihad game the reality did not match the 3-1 result. So you are right, no improvements in points, but certainly improvements in attack! Plus, who knows, had the push by Rose been penalised in the game vs Spurs, and the push by Luis been penalised n the game va Chelsea...
(I may have my blinkers on but I can't recall any goals we scored that were contentious)
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 07 Apr 2017, 10:15

You have blinkers on.....
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Darryl Strawberry » 07 Apr 2017, 10:33

Diamond Dog wrote:You have blinkers on.....

:lol:
Probably
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Apr 2017, 17:39

When he makes outrageous claims like this I think Guardiola is the biggest cock in football, almost.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39541762

But Guardiola said "his (Claudo Bravo's) footwork is "the best with Bayern Munich's Manuel Neuer and Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen".

Really.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Goat Boy » 09 Apr 2017, 18:03

Very odd.
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