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citymancs => citymancs => Topic started by: Moz1959 on February 13, 2018, 18:46:51

Title: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Moz1959 on February 13, 2018, 18:46:51
City XI | Ederson, Walker, Kompany (C), Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gündogan, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bernardo, Agüero

Subs | Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Sané, Silva, Foden.

Good to see Vinnie starting.

Come on you blues.

Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 20:03:17
I was just typing out that the scene was set and the Swiss bus had been well and truly parked - and Gundog bullets in that header! 
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Moz1959 on February 13, 2018, 20:04:25
Looked a bit dodgy from the start but goal from a corner!

Come on Cityyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Moz1959 on February 13, 2018, 20:04:57
Bernardo 2-0, get in.

1 more goal and that should be tie over!
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 20:08:30
Basel look quick and dangerous on the break - always a risk our defence might go to sleep at some point, so yes, a third goal will ease my nerves.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Moz1959 on February 13, 2018, 20:10:58
Theres the 3rd!

Get in
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 20:11:16
And that might do. Aguero 0-3
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: goat on February 13, 2018, 20:24:35
our tone is a more impressive swiss than this lot
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Neil Mcnab on February 13, 2018, 20:37:10
Otamendi is looking like a weak link. Perhaps we can flog Bravo to these and Mangled.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Hesperus on February 13, 2018, 20:41:55
great score line but their keeper makes Bravo look good.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: gavin on February 13, 2018, 20:44:33
Entertaining stuff. Fortunately City are finishing better than Basel and their keeper is worse.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 20:48:26
And Kompany is still worryingly hesitant at odd moments, but we seem OK and reasonably comfortable.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Swiss on February 13, 2018, 20:58:40
Anyone got a good stream, mine have died
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 21:05:53
Plenty of time to get a 5th. David Silva coming on for KdB.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: goat on February 13, 2018, 21:15:33
Anyone got a good stream, mine have died
myfeed2all.eu/type/football.html

im using link 3
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 21:23:34
Sane looks a bit rusty.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Hesperus on February 13, 2018, 21:29:07
Sane looks a bit rusty.

Certainly does.

Come on Pep. You should have brought Foden on, B Silva looks a bit tired 2nd half.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 21:33:22
That's enough of the daft bookings thank you City...
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 21:37:52
That will do! Great win, and a little 'message' to the rest of the comp.

At the final whistle I can't work out if Gundog is more pissed off about his booking or the hat-trick he missed out on.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: goat on February 13, 2018, 21:38:17
that new gundogan bloke looked alright
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 21:52:36
As an added bonus Bein Sports in Aus have followed the game with 15 minutes of "Roma - Great Goals" so I'm now watching Dzeko and Kolarov knocking a few goals in. (Dzeko has scored some crackers!)
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: gavin on February 13, 2018, 22:07:39
Bit of a frustrating second half but can't grumble at 4-0 away win!
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Rowley Birkin QC on February 13, 2018, 22:25:47
Bit of a frustrating second half but can't grumble at 4-0 away win!

As has happened before with leads, we seemed to relax too much and our passing went 'off' . The tempo dropped (not surprisingly) but we started under-hitting and miss directing straightforward passes - allowing Basel to see a little too much of the ball in risky areas.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: bluebrendan on February 13, 2018, 23:27:34
Well that's screwed the attendance for the 2nd leg!  :D

Although we were a bit sloppy at the back I doubt that would be Pep's preferred back four if we were facing PSG or Barca.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: zacc on February 14, 2018, 05:33:39
Sane looks a bit rusty.

amazing he was back playing :o
In the end comfortable win and able to key players off early.
Title: Re: City vs Basel - Match Thread
Post by: Swiss on February 17, 2018, 15:55:36
As an added bonus Bein Sports in Aus have followed the game with 15 minutes of "Roma - Great Goals" so I'm now watching Dzeko and Kolarov knocking a few goals in. (Dzeko has scored some crackers!)

He scored some crackers for us too. A scorer of great goals, but his build up play & passing was not good enough.