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Manchester City vs Bournemouth AFC - 3pm Sat 3rd Oct - Barclays Premier League Match Day Thread
15 October 2015 08:19 Post ID: #557429
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Another Saturday, another 3pm kick off? Knock me down with a feather.

The TV broadcasters seriously lucked out with Liverpool's decision to ditch Brendan Rodgers after their last fixture as they now have the chance to make us all feel queasy :82: when they stage their Jurgen Klopp Love In :love: at lunchtime on Saturday when the scousers face Spurs at WHL. Stand by with the bucket as the legions of scouse mafia embedded in the broadcast media get wheeled out to herald a Brave New Dawn and pepper us with quotes about how "He's the perfect man for the job" and dust off the hindsight goggles to revise history and declare that "I never really thought Rodgers was a great fit for Liverpool".

But enough of them, what of City?

Well another international break sees the Blues return to the Premier League fray deprived of two of their most gifted players. :doh!: :doh!:

Aguero, unable to resist the lure of the famous, iconic Argentinian No 10 shirt (due to Messi's absence) managed less than half an hour against Ecuador before being stretchered off with a grade two hamstring tear. This will keep him out of action until almost the end of November. Manna from heaven to our rivals many of whose twisted moronic followers have taken to Twatter to gloat at this misfortune. After his performance against Newcastle when City fans breathed a collective sigh of relief at the breaking of the dam that had held back his scoring from open play, we must now face the reality of two critical Champions League games against Sevilla and the derby without the talismanic striker. Bugger.

Time for Wilfried Bony to step up. So far the £28m signing has been plagued with injuries and illnesses which, together with having the imperious Sergio ahead of him in the peckng order, have limited his opportunities. Well, now may be his time to shine. He too I feel just needs that little bit of luck to regain the confidence he showed in bucket loads when playing for Swansea. Come On Wilf! We're right behind you mate - time to make yourself a City legend :yup:

Silva was the subject of a poor challenge from behind by a limited, inadequate Luxembourg player, a tackle which has left El Mago with a twisted ankle which will keep him out of action until early next month. Once again I can hear the sighs of relief from our opponents as they realise that this most gifted of players will not be present to torment them with his visionary passing and elusive movement.

So where does that leave us?

Well we have the form of Kevin De Bruyne to look to. Several assists, goals and a work rate that everyone appreciates mean that he has bedded into the side brilliantly and they can be little chance of him being labelled a "£54m benchwarmer". Many hacks, especially those who love to lend their support to The Moaning One, will have to choke back their bile.

We have a potentially rejuvenated Navas who has shown recently a tendency to be more direct than previously witnessed. This may well suit Bony. We also have the return of Nasri and Toure who as experienced, senior players can make huge contributions in the absence of their more mercurial team mates......with just one note of caution in that they can both act as a sort of footballing Imodium. With their tendency for multiple touches of the ball before moving it on I do feel that at times they can slow down opportunities for breaking quickly - something which the side is now well equipped to exploit what with Sterling, De Bruyne and Navas.

Other decisions facing Pellegrini include who to play at left back as Clichy remains a week away from his return (unless this changes at the press conference tomorrow) - Zabaletta has to be favourite - and whether The Engineer will slot captain Kompany back into the side after his 57 minute cameo for Belgium. Given that Pellegrini did not seem keen for his captain to play in that game my money is on Kompany donning a tracksuit for the start of the game.

And so to our opponents. Well it might feel like Home vs Away given that Bournemouth play in what is often cited as the City favourite away kit of red and black stripes. Whilst they sit 15th in the league and have yet to string together a decent run of form, Eddie Howe's team like to play football and they will fancy their chances I am sure. I am quite sure that the word in their camp this week will be along the lines "They are without two of their best players, this HAS to be a great time to play them" and I fully expect them to give City a game. I would be surprised if Howe elects to park the bus and rely on his teams ability to counter attack so hopefully the faithful at the Etihad (98.8% full - another stat to throw back at the morons who claim it is the Emptihad - and most of the empty seats are down to absentee away fans) should be in for an entertaining game.

They have their own striking problem with Callum Wilson (who has netted 5 out of their 10 league goals) a long term absentee so will have to look elsewhere for their goal threat. They are industrious and will be up for this game so I hope our players are not expecting a continuation of the kind of walk on the park delivered by Newcastle in the second half of the last fixture. As others have said, including OUR players on the OS, we need to start much quicker and not allow opponents to settle and get comfortable on the ball. Their full backs do like to get forward so our midfield wide players need to be assiduous in their defensive duties (Yes Raheem I am talking about you - the tendency to lose your player has been noted. Sharpen up young man) and this match could see the return of former City player Sylvain Distin to the Etihad.

In a week which has delivered mixed news with injuries to key players against the club returning their first annual profit since the takeover in 2008 there could be no better way to sign off the week with a morale boosting win to maintain our position at the top of the league before the Champions League fixture and the visit to The Swamp.

Come on City!
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15 October 2015 09:01 Post ID: #557439 - in reply to #557429
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Yay, real football is back.
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15 October 2015 11:27 Post ID: #557442 - in reply to #557429
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Good article Skoorb, great to have real footy back again. Hope big Wilf gets a hat full.
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17 October 2015 09:37 Post ID: #557484 - in reply to #557429
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Got a kind offer of a spare today, so my first visit of the season.
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17 October 2015 09:48 Post ID: #557485 - in reply to #557442
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johnkelv - 15/10/2015 11:27

Good article Skoorb, great to have real footy back again. Hope big Wilf gets a hat full.


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Me too. I feel that like Aguero recently, he just needs to get one from open play to really settle himself down. Fingers crossed it's today!
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17 October 2015 14:06 Post ID: #557499 - in reply to #557429
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Hart
Zabaleta
Otamendi
Mangala
Sagna
Yaya Toure
Fernandinho
Navas
De Bruyne
Sterling
Bony
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17 October 2015 14:28 Post ID: #557501 - in reply to #557429
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How in Gods name did we lose to spurs? Commentators just dying for liverpool to score. Terrible dross.
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17 October 2015 14:44 Post ID: #557502 - in reply to #557501
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nedkelly - 17/10/2015 14:28

How in Gods name did we lose to spurs? Commentators just dying for liverpool to score. Terrible dross.


Just seen this game and was about to type how the hell did we lose 4:1 to this shower of shite when I read your post.

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17 October 2015 15:05 Post ID: #557503 - in reply to #557501
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Raheem!
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17 October 2015 15:07 Post ID: #557504 - in reply to #557503
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Bony!!

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17 October 2015 15:16 Post ID: #557505 - in reply to #557429
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The two players who could do with a goal.

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17 October 2015 15:18 Post ID: #557507 - in reply to #557429
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Dammit. 2:1 Murray for Bournemouth.

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17 October 2015 15:26 Post ID: #557508 - in reply to #557429
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Sterling, good boy. 3:1 City.

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17 October 2015 15:28 Post ID: #557509 - in reply to #557429
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Where is everybody?

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17 October 2015 15:35 Post ID: #557510 - in reply to #557429
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I'm here old thing.

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17 October 2015 15:39 Post ID: #557511 - in reply to #557510
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kennyclementstache - 17/10/2015 15:35

I'm here old thing.



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17 October 2015 15:43 Post ID: #557512 - in reply to #557429
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4:1 !!! Raheem hattrick. Fantastic.

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