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  • Manchester City

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Thread: Premier League 2018/19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamzah View Post
    Didn’t the geniuses on this forum want sarri to be coach of Barca
    Fully agree but they dont even come close to this genius :

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    Turned it around after half time, did what even pep couldn't

    Some sad people were glad barca were losing as it supports their weird agenda
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    Barca weren't even defensive in the first half, only in the second half when atletico started pushing many men forward. Valverde then smartly played on the counter and Barca could have won by 3-0 or more if Suarez and Messi didn't ruin every counter attack.

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    We're basically atletico with better individuals. And we'd have the balls to beat Madrid if it came down to it in champions league.

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    People been saying valverde will be found out, first vs juve, then Madrid, then atletico, then Chelsea.....

    Hasn't happened yet




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    He should be fired


    On why Valverde is suited for Barca :

    -not playing naive in CL away and getting thrashed everytime (roma was dembele fault for missing empty net). ~ Enjoy your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    You make it sound as if we suck in derbies and only win the league vs smaller sides. Lol. Nothing to do with reality.
    You seriously have some issues reading. Literally interpreting the opposite of what I'm arguing. Where do I make it sound like you suck in derbies?
    People are boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    You seriously have some issues reading. Literally interpreting the opposite of what I'm arguing. Where do I make it sound like you suck in derbies?
    You said the players don't run and they can't be made to run, no matter the manager. This doesn't explain why the team shows up in derbies in La Liga and outplays intense teams. Showing that the problem is not as absolute as you make it.

    Instead, the problem is in how key matches in CL have been prepared by the manager. That's actually the issue. It's laughable to absolve the manager for such issues which are basically where he should be showing his value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by messi2140 View Post
    Fully agree but they dont even come close to this genius :



















    1) winning starts anoeta was a problem for Barca, he won that game
    2)nothing wrong with that statement
    3)Barca were playing with great defence that season, and have the players and mentality to beat Madrid in cl games, unlike other top teams that have failed against them
    4)factual statement at that moment in time
    5) wasn’t expecting e collapse against Roma, given the result in the first leg and how Barca had been defending up to that point in the season. Losing that game is a fireable offence for a Barca coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    You said the players don't run and they can't be made to run, no matter the manager. This doesn't explain why the team shows up in derbies in La Liga and outplays intense teams. Showing that the problem is not as absolute as you make it.

    Instead, the problem is in how key matches in CL have been prepared by the manager. That's actually the issue. It's laughable to absolve the manager for such issues which are basically where he should be showing his value.
    Yep. They walk their way through most small games. Then kick it up a notch for the games they personally care for. Nobody will force them to consistently do at 30+ what they've already done at 22-28. Only sick freaks like Ronaldo stay this way and constantly reiterate they wish to play and win until they're 40. 99.9% of big stars after 30 only worry about setting up family life and retirement money coming out of the woodwork for specific occasions. Derbies are like weddings for them where they don their favourite suit and show up. I never said anything to the opposite like you seem to interpret. Here, I'll put it on a platter since you ignore swathes of content on purpose it seems:

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    (...) given against 80% of the league they won't even need to kick into the 3rd gear of intensity.
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    They score 2-4 goals against half the league by half time, do a sprint and score a freekick here and there, and when derbies come they're like "ah, ok, well this is a shift I guess, it'll take a bit more to take care of business".
    People are boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    Yep. They walk their way through most small games. Then kick it up a notch for the games they personally care for. Nobody will force them to consistently do at 30+ what they've already done at 22-28. Only sick freaks like Ronaldo stay this way and constantly reiterate they wish to play and win until they're 40. 99.9% of big stars after 30 only worry about setting up family life and retirement money coming out of the woodwork for specific occasions. Derbies are like weddings for them where they don their favourite suit and show up. I never said anything to the opposite like you seem to interpret. Here, I'll put it on a platter since you ignore swathes of content on purpose it seems:
    Perfect. So Valverde should make sure they don't confuse CL opponents with Leganes, and he would be fine. Except he wasn't able to do even that in his first year.

    Nobody asks the manager to make Suarez and Messi die on the field vs Getafe and such. Only that he motivates the players to approach the big games with as much intensity as it's required to win. That's more than half his job at Barcelona anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    Nobody asks the manager to make Suarez and Messi die on the field vs Getafe and such. Only that he motivates the players to approach the big games with as much intensity as it's required to win.
    It's either all games or no games. If he doesn't require them to run all the time there is no chance they will make exceptions when asked to by someone who never asks anything of them. It's the perennial issue of giving complete freedom to Messi. Either he's free to do what he wants all the time, or never. Can't have it both ways.

    Anyway, derailment of the thread complete. Back on topic. Sarri is a fool.
    People are boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    It's either all games or no games. If he doesn't require them to run all the time there is no chance they will make exceptions when asked to by someone who never asks anything of them. It's the perennial issue of giving complete freedom to Messi. Either he's free to do what he wants all the time, or never. Can't have it both ways.

    Anyway, derailment of the thread complete. Back on topic. Sarri is a fool.
    What? That's one of those rules you make up on the spot?

    Then why do Madrid players play like shit in La Liga and suddenly kick into another gear once CL knockouts start?

    Perenial issue with Messi was handled by Lucho. Lucho wanted him on the right, at RW and he played on the right. Again, signs that is a managerial problem. Valverde is using Messi very poorly in the big games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfe View Post
    It's either all games or no games. If he doesn't require them to run all the time there is no chance they will make exceptions
    Too bad Madrid players didn't get the memo.

    Dude just stop. Nobody here takes you seriously except serghei. You troll job is as subtle as a train wreck. On a boat
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    In some cases, I am not replying if a player whom I hated started to play well, so no pint in arguing currently.
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    What, the Man City Gabriel Jesus? One of the top10 strikers in the world today?
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    Pique is a quality player and a top notch leader. If I were a Barca fan I'd keep him till 36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    What? That's one of those rules you make up on the spot?

    Then why do Madrid players play like shit in La Liga and suddenly kick into another gear once CL knockouts start?

    Perenial issue with Messi was handled by Lucho. Lucho wanted him on the right, at RW and he played on the right. Again, signs that is a managerial problem. Valverde is using Messi very poorly in the big games.
    Why? Precisely because they choose to? With a squad who won enough you can only hope they care to turn up. This is consistently what managers say since the beginning of time, from SAF to Di Matteo. Everyone's success is as chequered as anyone else's.
    Most of the first 11 didn't even carry us to that Liga in 2017. It's exactly what things look like when you rely on stars. You think Zidane did anything special to motivate them for the CL? Lol. All he does is say the simplest things that correct the situation when things aren't going well and manouver round minutes given to keep them happy. The former is where Valverde failed and done so only once, mostly because he had no respect. Lucho did. If your demand is to get a man manager that will have a name big enough to shout at Messi then you're not even consistent enough in what you're asking since you repeatedly say you want Sarri or Setien because even they'd be better choices than EV. Klopp never worked with made names. Koeman is the only logical choice, as limited a tactician as he is.
    People are boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils View Post
    "We should go for Sampaoli or Sarri, they understand Barca's philosophy."

    Dodged bullets there, true.

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    Sarri is a great coach. Chelsea players are a bunch of bitches. Conte, Mou and now Sarri.

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    Tier 1 chelsea journalist Matt Law said Conte wanted to get rid of half the squad

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    Here are the remaining matches that TOP 6 teams still have to play with each other

    Liverpool - United (A), Tottenham (H), Chelsea (H)
    City - United (A), Tottenham (H)
    Tottenham - Chelsea (A), Arsenal (H), Liverpool (A), City (A)
    United - Liverpool (H), Arsenal (A), City (H), Chelsea (H)
    Arsenal - Tottenham (A), United (H)
    Chelsea - Tottenham (H), Liverpool (A), United (A)

    I think Arsenal now has better chances for TOP 4 than Chelsea and United. But of course they will lose points with outsiders as well.
    Last edited by mesiesta; 11th February 2019 at 06:02 PM.

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    Looks like it will be a very exciting end of the season.

    Quote Originally Posted by mesiesta View Post
    I think Arsenal now has better chances for TOP 4 than Liverpool.
    Surely you mean United.