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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 16 Sep 2017, 17:23

Well, City's last three games have been won 5-0, 4-0 and 6-0.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Rayge » 16 Sep 2017, 17:32

And I bet they're as pleased about the three clean sheets as the 15 goals
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 16 Sep 2017, 18:22

God yes, especially after last season.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 17 Sep 2017, 21:50

City and United both have 13 points, 16 goals for and 2 against.

Going to be an interesting season.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Sep 2017, 08:50

Man City won their first six games last season. I wouldn't be luxuriating too much in your lofty present position, if I were you.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Geezee » 18 Sep 2017, 09:36

Darryl Strawberry wrote:City and United both have 13 points, 16 goals for and 2 against.

Going to be an interesting season.


Why? On the evidence so far it looks like it is shaping up to an eminently boring one.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 18 Sep 2017, 13:49

Diamond Dog wrote:Man City won their first six games last season. I wouldn't be luxuriating too much in your lofty present position, if I were you.

I've been a City fan for a long time. I take nothing for granted.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 14 Oct 2017, 17:57

Geezee wrote:
Darryl Strawberry wrote:City and United both have 13 points, 16 goals for and 2 against.

Going to be an interesting season.


Why? On the evidence so far it looks like it is shaping up to an eminently boring one.

I don't think today's game could be described as boring.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby The Modernist » 15 Oct 2017, 02:36

They're already looking to be the most exciting side since The Invincibles of 2004 and it wouldn't surprise me if they go on to surpass them. Of course it's still early days and we know they're not the finished article, especially defensively, but I can't remember another side winning games so comprehensively as they're doing at the moment. A thrilling time to be a City fan for sure.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Toby » 15 Oct 2017, 09:08

De Bruyne is the best midfielder in the Premier League since Scholes. I can't think of a player who can pass so decisively and brilliantly as he does.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 15 Oct 2017, 09:36

I'm still reeling from the pass for Jesus's second goal.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Geezee » 16 Oct 2017, 15:03

Darryl Strawberry wrote:
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Darryl Strawberry wrote:City and United both have 13 points, 16 goals for and 2 against.

Going to be an interesting season.


Why? On the evidence so far it looks like it is shaping up to an eminently boring one.

I don't think today's game could be described as boring.


Individual games may be good, impressive, awe-inspiring etc, but in my opinion a season itself is completely uninteresting if it is a one-horse or two-horse race with, as Mod says, one "side winning games so comprehensively" (not that I'm saying that Mod feels the same way).
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 18 Oct 2017, 06:39

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It's laughable isn't it. £76 million on the right back position, £35 million on a keeper, £52 million on the left back... that's £162 million so far for three positions...... :lol: And, the key thing is, I'm not aware of any of them being particularly noted for their defensive skills.... even the keeper!


I was at the City-Napoli game last night. I was pretty impressed with the back four, John Stones in particular, and the keeper was excellent. Of course, everything I say is undone by a few cock ups that could have cost goals. When they pass it out from the back it's amazingly confident, but it went wrong a couple of times.
Still, on the face of it the back four did well against a very strong Napoli attack.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Oct 2017, 08:20

I may have been a bit harsh around the keeper, I accept. I'm still far from comvinced that they are 'sound' defensively, but at the moment, they're doing fine.

If I was a Man City fan I'd be very excited - they look to have taken that step up to the next level. But it's still very early in the season and (relatively) they and Chelsea are only three points different to last season at this stage. So there's a lot of football to be played yet - but enjoy the acclaim, your team has earnt it thus far.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 18 Oct 2017, 09:09

Fair comments, Pete. Last night the keeper was great - he did everything asked if him and was so good with the ball at his feet. As I've said before, I've supported City all my life, so I take nothing for granted
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Toby » 18 Oct 2017, 10:05

Ederson is going to be a great keeper. A team's defence and their confidence is built on the keeper - and if they're unsound or unsure, then it just transmits itself throughout the whole side. He's not 100% yet but he's already miles better than Hart or Bravo were.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 10 Feb 2018, 19:47

Well just before half time I wrote the following to a friend:
For the first time ever I really think Aguero is the weak link. He holds on to the ball for too long and often ends up losing it. I feel bad saying it about such a hero of the club, but he doesn't quite follow the system.


He went on to score four in the second half.

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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Diamond Dog » 10 Feb 2018, 20:26

I'm not sure what Schmeicel thought he was at today but that was embarrassing. But De Bruyne is sensational at the moment and there will be no shortage of takers if Aguerro does move on.

One criticism - do they have to all 'take one for the team' EVERY SINGLE TIME they lose possession? It is tedious and totally unnecessary.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 07 Apr 2018, 18:54

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.
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Re: The Manchester City Thread

Postby Pansy Puff » 07 Apr 2018, 19:10

Ashley Young slides in into Agüero's shins.
Fernandinho boots Jesse Lingard into the air.
Paul Pogba hacks Ottamendi.

Gary Neville: "This is how a derby should be."
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