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2 hours ago, hackjam said:

How did young Scottish kid Gilmore do?

A promising talent, great to see youngsters getting a chance under Lampard.

Also, do they have transfer ban in Jan?

He replaced Mason Mount.........who seems like an old timer now 

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Nice headache for Frank & Jody this weekend.....recall Dave and Drop Reece?? Personally i hope not.

Bring Jorginho back in to play with Kovacic and Kante......unlikely....cos then he would have to drop one of Willian Mount or Pulisic (if fit).......nice problem to have.

One thing is for sure......the bench will be powerful.

 

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Oh and a big thanks to Mou for making my day i have never laughed so much in all my life :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

Please let Carmine come back under any name/avatar he chooses just to remind us what a "vile odoius poisonous ***t" his new Manager is (i think those were his exact words......once.

"Heaven or Hell"...not for me totally and utterly thucccked....2023?? Is that nearly half 8??

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19 hours ago, keithsimmonds said:

Nice headache for Frank & Jody this weekend.....recall Dave and Drop Reece?? Personally i hope not.

Bring Jorginho back in to play with Kovacic and Kante......unlikely....cos then he would have to drop one of Willian Mount or Pulisic (if fit).......nice problem to have.

One thing is for sure......the bench will be powerful.

 

I'd much prefer Reece to be up against Sterling. More pace and won't back peddle while Sterling is 'on the hoof' (one of the great Bill McClaren's favourite quotes). Emerson or Azpilicueta will have to contend with Mahrez as B.Silva is banned. I think it will be a given that City will dominate possession so, Kante and Kovacic's energy and pace must be utilized from the start. Jorginho's in his best form for Chelsea and must play. I'll leave the attacking line up to Frank! I'd quite like Batshuayi to start as he's looked very sharp and lively when he comes on. The bloody goalkeeper owes us a big game though.

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3 hours ago, oldgit said:

I'd much prefer Reece to be up against Sterling. More pace and won't back peddle while Sterling is 'on the hoof' (one of the great Bill McClaren's favourite quotes). Emerson or Azpilicueta will have to contend with Mahrez as B.Silva is banned. I think it will be a given that City will dominate possession so, Kante and Kovacic's energy and pace must be utilized from the start. Jorginho's in his best form for Chelsea and must play. I'll leave the attacking line up to Frank! I'd quite like Batshuayi to start as he's looked very sharp and lively when he comes on. The bloody goalkeeper owes us a big game though.

Yes Og ,Kepa has been a bit clumsy lately,and definitely owes us one. I think we will hold our own possession wise,they have not got any ball winners in there team imo ...well nothing compared to Kante Kovacic or Jorginho. We just have to be clinical.

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Now our keeper .Kepa.

is your next  fall guy and on your hit list😀 only a couple EPL matchs back in the dying seconds. a  brilliant tip around his left hand post saved us 2 valuable points Surely no Peter Czek (but his class only come along  now and then)

Who.s next on your hit list😀

 

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Ballsie line up from Frank.Dave has to be on his game and both Pulisic and Willian will have to bust a gut.Mount must be gutted,but he can make an impact from the bench if needed same goes for Reece and Bats. Should be a belter.

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11 hours ago, keithsimmonds said:

 

Ballsie line up from Frank.Dave has to be on his game and both Pulisic and Willian will have to bust a gut.Mount must be gutted,but he can make an impact from the bench if needed same goes for Reece and Bats. Should be a belter.

Cotc

Yeah, it turned out to be a game of quality with City edging it because they kept their error level to a bare minimum. Frank made the right substitutions at the correct time, bringing on Reece for Emerson (disappointing from him as he didn't do enough going forward and was lazy when Mahrez scored). Kante was our man of the match with Kovacic not far behind. Azpilicueta did well to keep Sterling quiet. Kepa did very little to convince me that he's the long term answer to the goalkeeping position. I watched Matty Ryan of Brighton before and he's different class to that log of wood.

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Emerson didn,t look right to me,the pace he showed against Man u 1st game of season was clearly missing last night,maybe just not fully fit yet. Big shame that both there goals came from mis-placed passes from the hard working duo of Kova and Jorgi. Bats showed me why he aint 1st choice....you cant come on for 15 minutes and be offside 3 times,plus poor control once and bad hold up play once..not easy coming on and chasing but he has to do better. Boy can Reece cross a ball,gonna be a regular starter very soon imo.Overall got to be very pleased despite not winning. Now we must get a draw at least in Valencia to qualify for Cl knock out stage.

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2 hours ago, keithsimmonds said:

Emerson didn,t look right to me,the pace he showed against Man u 1st game of season was clearly missing last night,maybe just not fully fit yet. Big shame that both there goals came from mis-placed passes from the hard working duo of Kova and Jorgi. Bats showed me why he aint 1st choice....you cant come on for 15 minutes and be offside 3 times,plus poor control once and bad hold up play once..not easy coming on and chasing but he has to do better. Boy can Reece cross a ball,gonna be a regular starter very soon imo.Overall got to be very pleased despite not winning. Now we must get a draw at least in Valencia to qualify for Cl knock out stage.

Could be mate. He was no where near the form he was in, early part of the season. He's been plagued with niggly little injuries lately. Apparently, this was the lowest possession percentage that City have had in all the home games under Guardiola. We're getting there under the short time Frank's been at the helm.

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1 hour ago, oldgit said:

Could be mate. He was no where near the form he was in, early part of the season. He's been plagued with niggly little injuries lately. Apparently, this was the lowest possession percentage that City have had in all the home games under Guardiola. We're getting there under the short time Frank's been at the helm.

Yep a far cry from the drubbing we got there last year. We are going in the right direction,just need to be a little bit more clinical in the final third. There were lots of nice passages of play yesterday a real pleasure to watch.

Now 9 more games to the end of the year and toughest imo is on Wednesday...then West ham, lille, villa, bournemouth and saints @home and toffees totts and the arsse away.....all doable imho.

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15 hours ago, oldgit said:

Could be mate. He was no where near the form he was in, early part of the season. He's been plagued with niggly little injuries lately. Apparently, this was the lowest possession percentage that City have had in all the home games under Guardiola. We're getting there under the short time Frank's been at the helm.

Actually i thought it was Pep's lowest possession percentage in any game at his 3 clubs, but i could be wrong.

 

Thought you were very good. Agree with Frank "chelsea are coming"; just need to add a bit in Chelsea's next transfer window - im not a fan of that keeper or Zouma (has one of the most unnatural kicking actions ive ever seen). But looking good.

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woow ... this is A READ !!!!!

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/24/roman-abramovich-chelsea-russia-wealth-visa

 

not anything we didnt know b4.. however there's a  possibilty that its a putin controlled 'venture' ... NOT in any way a good thing .. i suppose nothin really  changes , in the 60's football was 'owned' by 'car dealers'' prop ty tycoons and later drug dealers   and now its international gangsters and totalitarian  arab royal families . so  in reality   nothin changes.. still nasty wide boys...

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9 hours ago, 3 minus 2 said:

later drug dealers   and now its international gangsters and totalitarian  arab royal families . so  in reality   nothin changes.. still nasty wide boys...

See you are at it again, this time throwing Arab royal families in with scum. I assume that's a dig at Sheikh Mansour, again.

 

So what exactly is your problem with Arabs and/or Arab royal families?

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