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citymancs / Re: What was Pep thinking !!!
« Last post by KunDB on Yesterday at 09:27:19 »
KunDB, It wasn't the losing that I was complaining about (Although it doesn't sit well). It was not having a striker for most of the game. Also we could be risking losing Gabriel Jesus, I am sure that it wasn't good for his confidence (which has taken a knock recently) to have to sit on the bench under those circumstances and watch a handful of chances go begging for the want of a striker. We now have four top players out of action and I don't think we have enough satisfactory cover for the time of year

Jesus cannot complain and he knows that, he is young, very young and struggling to rediscover his scoring touch. He will do sooner or later, but for now the choice for Pep was a misfiring striker or an on form on fire winger. Pep choose the winger, which is not unreasonable because most our goals have come from non strikers, and that is a lot of goals.

Sadly as Gavin points out Raheem is a superb winger and a sad striker, so it did not work. But why question Pep when 95% of what he does works tremendously and is innovative. He likes possession, he likes attack, why complain when we lose one or he gets something wrong on a rare occasion. It is a long season and players have to be rotated. That was not the problem here or Sterling's position, the problem was too many key players were either missing or misfiring. It happens, we all move on. The pressure is now on Liverpool to stay ahead which is different from chasing.
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citymancs / Re: injuries
« Last post by gavin on December 10, 2018, 20:31:14 »
I've seen longer injury lists whilst supporting City but none more talented.
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citymancs / Re: What was Pep thinking !!!
« Last post by gavin on December 10, 2018, 20:30:24 »
Hopefully Jesus will find his form soon. He does give a lot outside the box but needs to find the scoring touch again. He'll do that on the pitch rather than on the bench. I think Sterling is a cracking player in his position but that is on the wing. Jesus is a better striker and he should have started at weekend.
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citymancs / Re: Patrick Roberts
« Last post by shandon on December 10, 2018, 14:17:27 »
That's a relief.
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citymancs / Re: predictions for 1899 Hoffenheim. CL 8pm Wed
« Last post by Paddy on December 10, 2018, 12:49:54 »
No pressure, rest players for Everton game
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citymancs / Re: UEFA threaten Man City Champs League ban
« Last post by Paddy on December 10, 2018, 12:48:13 »
The leakage seems like sour grapes. Pep has been assured by the boardroom that it won't happen
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citymancs / Re: What was Pep thinking !!!
« Last post by Paddy on December 10, 2018, 12:36:54 »
KunDB, It wasn't the losing that I was complaining about (Although it doesn't sit well). It was not having a striker for most of the game. Also we could be risking losing Gabriel Jesus, I am sure that it wasn't good for his confidence (which has taken a knock recently) to have to sit on the bench under those circumstances and watch a handful of chances go begging for the want of a striker. We now have four top players out of action and I don't think we have enough satisfactory cover for the time of year
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citymancs / Re: Patrick Roberts
« Last post by goat on December 10, 2018, 11:31:48 »
i checked wiki, he has managed 1 game
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citymancs / Re: Patrick Roberts
« Last post by shandon on December 10, 2018, 10:25:32 »
That is actually hilarious. I hope this guy did end up making a few appearences where he went next.

I might have misheard but someone said Cheslea have 14 goalkeepers alone on loan right now  :o
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citymancs / Re: Patrick Roberts
« Last post by goat on December 10, 2018, 09:12:22 »
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