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City 7 Stoke 2 - Stats Link & Post Match Reaction & Debate Thread
15 October 2017 10:57 Post ID: #608312 - in reply to #608245
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I've just been trying to decide which of the 7 was my favourite for the VMC poll, I'm finding it impossible to choose.
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15 October 2017 11:38 Post ID: #608313 - in reply to #608245
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They all were beautiful in their own ways

The first - Walker's lung busting run & pause before his pass to find Jesus

The second - De Bruyne’s superb ‘blind’ pass to Sané

The third - Sterling’s cut-back to the better placed Silva

The fourth - DeBruyne’s sublime cross to find Jesus

The fifth - Fernandinho’s sweet strike

The sixth - De Bruyne’s even more sublime inch perfect cross to find Sané

The seventh - Bernardo’s soft control and composed ‘toe poke’ (perfectly legitimate way to score)

The difficulty is clear but I went for No 6 forthe sheer quality of that pass/cross by KDB. World class
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15 October 2017 12:35 Post ID: #608314 - in reply to #608245
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I asked Dub's question last night.
My own personal favourite was the second, Sterling's goal. Perfect team effort.

Jesus's finish was underrated for me - it was slightly behind him, but his movement created the opportunity. The defender was completely static in comparison.
D Silva's finish was good, as it initially looked as though a slight lack of control meant the chance would be wasted.
KDB's pass for Jesus's second was good, but the effort for Sane was, for me, a 'rub your eyes, did I just see that?' job.

Any discussion over the quality of the goals yesterday will be as long running as City's greatest player
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15 October 2017 13:21 Post ID: #608317 - in reply to #608245
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15 October 2017 13:34 Post ID: #608318 - in reply to #608245
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You make a very strong case CITK, the speed and quality of passing was incredible, Jesus was the only player not to get a touch in the move.

Came across this from a Liverpool fan watching our game

"This is like watching amazing porn after having just had really disappointing sex with your fat wife"
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15 October 2017 13:35 Post ID: #608319 - in reply to #608245
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That final pass was out of this world but the whole move was indeed a joy to watch
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15 October 2017 14:01 Post ID: #608321 - in reply to #608245
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Indeed.
Watching that clip in full, it brought home to me how much confidence is flowing through the team.
It all starts with a backheel by Otamendi, I think, on the touchline. Most would've been happy for the defender in that case to tap the ball out of play.
Of course, if it had gone wrong, the view could've been very different
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15 October 2017 14:54 Post ID: #608325 - in reply to #608245
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I listened to Allardyce this morning on Goals on Sunday going on about Guardiola being ‘the highest paid club manager in the world’ (no idea where he gets that from) demanding ‘the best players in the world’ and the Club ‘buying the best players’ all the old clichés but not once mentioning that maybe the guy has actually added something to the mix himself. Always the same old stuff - it’s only the money spent, never giving credit for the team ethic Guardiola has nurtured and the work he has put in with individual players to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts.

That just sums up Allardyce for me - limited.
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15 October 2017 15:31 Post ID: #608326 - in reply to #608245
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I watched that Skoorb, the biggest thing he failed to acknowledge was that just two of the new signings were in the side yesterday.
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15 October 2017 15:52 Post ID: #608328 - in reply to #608245
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Exactly. Beneath it all the subtext was (once again) the age old mantra “Anyone (i.e. Me, Sam Allardyce) could win things when you spend that much money on players”.

The refusal to acknowledge what he has done with the squad - no Agüero yesterday, no Mendy, no Kompany - speaks more about the critics/pundits/commentators than it does about anything else.
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15 October 2017 19:42 Post ID: #608331 - in reply to #608245
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I guess that Allardyce will never be in the position that PG finds himself i.e. a top club with the resources to fulfil his vision - In-ger-Land post (sort of) excepted and he fecked that up off the field.

Likewise I doubt that Guardiola will ever find himself having to keep a team out of the relegation zone.

So who is the 'better' manager - maybe it is horses for courses?



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15 October 2017 20:41 Post ID: #608333 - in reply to #608331
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This is actually a first for me ever about which goal was best, the fact is in most games you get one decent effort, but there was some seriously top class goals I loved the team effort and unselfishness in all over them.
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15 October 2017 20:54 Post ID: #608334 - in reply to #608245
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We could have seven goals on this month’s Goal of the Month competition.

And still it would be awarded to a rebound off Lurkakakoo’s backside
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15 October 2017 21:51 Post ID: #608337 - in reply to #608245
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Yes but we had four last month, and I am trying very hard not to be a smug bastard but we are scoring some stunning team goals, I just hope it lasts till about February and then we hope it bucks up a bit
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16 October 2017 04:48 Post ID: #608339 - in reply to #608245
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Hard to pick the best out of a top bunch so I’ll go for that beautiful strike from the Fernandinho man who has been playing some very good and quiet football plus taking a couple of cards for the team.
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16 October 2017 20:13 Post ID: #608366 - in reply to #608245
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