Manchester City thread


#903

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#904

You’re spamming at this stage. Either stop now yourself or i will take the decision out of your hands.


#905

Mind opening the match thread again?


#906

Pep really knows how to get the best out of world class players.
Respect.


#907

Even Wenger could probably manage a team like this. Automatic pilot.


#908

That’s true. Final outcome will be same no matter who the manager is.
But the kind of football & workrate Pep gets out of his players is impressive.

Atleast he is not a coward like Mou. Give Mourinho this squad & he will still go defensive against Liverpool.


#909

I am not gonna give him praise. Sorry, but i prefer to be honest and say i do hate him :wink:


#910

I won’t stop you :stuck_out_tongue:


#911

Let Luca speak!! He’s on a roll right now, speaking the truth!!


#912

Let’s be honest here, besides Aguero and De Bruyne, who are WC on their team actually?
Silva has past his prime already (still very very good though).

With 2 WC, one very very good plus Sane and a bunch of work horse, they are playing attractive and effective football; and sitting on top of the league with authority.

This City team is not Barcelona or Bayern, Pep deserves credit to build the one.


#913

Hmmm…In a way that’s true.
But they do have plenty of players just a tier or two below world class.


#914

Just use the players that did play today as example…

Besides the 4 that I mentioned, whom would we want and believe they are a tier or two below WC?
Ederson, Otamandi, Delph, Stones, Walker, Fernadinho, Sterling??

I guess, if we mention those players on the Arsenal transfer target thread, a lot would question “how many will walk into our starting 11 and contribute”. and stuff like that.

Correct me if I am wrong… I think a lot of us were laughing at Pep on spending 50m on Stones.


#915

Don’t think he takes much notice of what the mods say. :smile:


#916

That’s evidently not true.


#917

Considering City have won titles with managers like Mancini & Pellegrini who both are currently not considered among the elitest of managers, I say there’s plenty evidence of it being true.

It takes massive fuck up from a manager to not win with an expensive squad.


#918

Those teams edged out titles against inferior league opposition–failing in some years against opposition like Leicester or far less talented United squads-- playing far inferior football, and failed miserably in the Champions League. Like I said, the statement is evidently not true, unless you live in a4tt world. Not even really worth arguing.


#919

Mancini won against Ferguson’s United.

Once I provide evidence, you cannot claim it is ‘evidently not true’.

That’s not how evidence work.


#920

Against one of Ferguson’s worse teams and after one of the biggest bottling in Ferguson’s career.


#921

Think we can demean every title like that.

United titles since 90s till 2004 - “Had none to little competition”
Arsenal titles - “Only had United to compete against. Liverpool were not good enough”
Chelsea titles pre City- “Arsenal dropped off. Only United to content against”
Leicester titles - “Fluke, massively helped by everyone fucking up”
Chelsea titles post City - “everyone else fucked up”
United titles post City - “Everyone else fucked up”

At the end of the day, they won the titles.

And that goes as evidence.


#922

Plus last season, City spent a quarter of a billion to add on to almost a billion they’ve spent the last 5 years or so. Pep managed that team to 3rd in the league last year, why didn’t he win with the superior squad since he’s the best manager ever?