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    (Original post by shawn_o1)
    A few months ago? You didn't exist
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    (Original post by AR_95)
    Not sure that I could say the same thing without doubt, but I'm glad some of their players are finally being exposed as overrated. Kompany comes to mind.
    Vincent Kompany, the man who can last longer on his reputation, than Bear Grylls can last on his own piss :rolleyes:
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    :rofl: died at the Kompany part cos it's so true. Guys been terrible since 2012 and gets away with a few big game performances(and some shockers like vs Chelsea at the bridge and vs Liverpool at AnFAILED last season)
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    (Original post by jam277)
    :rofl: died at the Kompany part cos it's so true. Guys been terrible since 2012 and gets away with a few big game performances(and some shockers like vs Chelsea at the bridge and vs Liverpool at AnFAILED last season)
    Anfailed :rofl:

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    An Ozil , Giroud, Sanchez attacking three is really quite tasty tbh. Walcott and Chamberlain to be benched and used if we need a bit more pace.
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    For big games would probably use Welbeck instead of Giroud, for the fact that he has a bit more pace on the counter and his link up play is not bad either. Underrated aerial ability too. Also has a decent defensive workrate. It would negate the need to use Walcott and Chamberlain on the wider positions.
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    (Original post by Tom_Ford)
    An Ozil , Giroud, Sanchez attacking three is really quite tasty tbh. Walcott and Chamberlain to be benched and used if we need a bit more pace.
    I'd love to see a counter attacking team based around Sanchez (RW) Walcott (ST) Chamberlain (LW).

    Sanchez Walcott Chamberlain
    Cazorla
    Coq Ramsey
    Gibbs Paulista Koschielny Debuchy
    Ospina

    Although it looks a bit too top heavy. Maybe when defending Chamberlain and Sanchez could be asked to track runners and help out with thier fullbacks and Walcott be told to drop to the centre circle in order to be an outlet on the counter.

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    (Original post by WeOnlyLiveOnce)
    I'd love to see a counter attacking team based around Sanchez (RW) Walcott (ST) Chamberlain (LW).

    Sanchez Walcott Chamberlain
    Cazorla
    Coq Ramsey
    Gibbs Paulista Koschielny Debuchy
    Ospina

    Although it looks a bit too top heavy. Maybe when defending Chamberlain and Sanchez could be asked to track runners and help out with thier fullbacks and Walcott be told to drop to the centre circle in order to be an outlet on the counter.

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    Arsenal and Utd duking it out on the top of the table clashes once more. With RVP looking hopelessly on, on the bench, like a *****. That is the dream man, dat is.
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    I'd love a return to the grudge era of Arsenal-United, but only Chelsea-Liverpool matches seem to equal that level of vitriol on the pitch these days. I hate seeing players on rival teams shaking hands and hugging in the tunnel beforehand.
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    Chelsea Liverpool matches usually are great. Strong rivalry there. Chelsea Arsenal is basically masters vs *****es and we like to treat our *****es well.

    Liverpool are soon becoming Chelsea's ***** when prior to that they were the straight up bogey team in any cup fixture.
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    Also City's squad is easily the best in the league. Their first 11 is a bit dead though as they rely too much on certain individuals, same can be said for us and Eden Hazard/Fabregas' set pieces.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Chelsea Liverpool matches usually are great. Strong rivalry there. Chelsea Arsenal is basically masters vs *****es and we like to treat our *****es well.

    Liverpool are soon becoming Chelsea's ***** when prior to that they were the straight up bogey team in any cup fixture.
    Basically any tiki taki bull**** should be forgotten when playing you guys. Just does not work against bus parking teams, unless you are defensive possessioning the game and waiting like an old Serie A manager in the 90's. Basically that is what a lot of Mourinho's game is when he bus parks, wait it out and wait for opponent's mistakes. Old Serie A rehash stuff. It's only because the defences of oppositions compared to back then is so shoddy that he is successful at this.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    I don't play Fifa.

    City's squad, despite spending hundreds of millions, is bang average. Take out Kompany and they have no defence, take out Toure and they have no midfield, take out Silva and they struggle to create anything, Hart/Caballero is the weakest goalkeeping pair out of the top 5 when you discount Southampton. Nobody has better striking options than City though.

    When we sign 4-5 quality players in the summer and cut the last of the deadwood our squad won't be too far off either. Not to mention the fact Arsenal will strengthen too. On paper, that is. Whether Wenger and Van Gaal can close the gap on the pitch remains to be seen.
    I'd say Kompany has been their worst CB this year, their defence has quite a few issue which won't get better any time soon considering the age of their fullback (average age of 28ish I think).

    Agree completely with the midfield and striker points, but keepers a tough one, Hart is probably better than Ospina, but Caballero has shown absolutely nothing special so far imo, so their GK situation is similar to ours really (saying that Hart is outstandingly overrated due to the fact he is English).

    Also, do you think it's ok that you can just casually buy 4 or 5 £30mil players a year, seems a tad hypocritical considering the whining of the majority of united fans 2 years ago when City were doing it?
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    Started to realise we work in calender year periods of a quality calender year followed by an absolute **** one (for example we got the most points over 2013 (82 points), followed by 70 points in 2014 which is poverty), fully expect us to take at 38 points from out last 15 games and a good start to next season followed by the normal injury crisis collapse.

    We follow a boring cycle of optimism and then collapse and it needs to change, starting to feel that it will, our squad depth is much better now, so here's to 85 point 2015... followed by 65 in 2016.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    When the money has been earnt through the success of the club over a sustained period of time, yes. It's why nobody would have any problems with Arsenal (or even modern day Chelsea) doing the same. City are completely reliant on Mansour and his dozens of dodgy, inflated sponsorship deals.
    I can't believe the Nike and Chevy deals were completely legit, why would a company spend like 3 times more than any previous deal just for a shirt sponsorship, compared to having a whole stadium being named after them, it doesn't make economic sense tbh.

    I don't think any team spending ridiculous amounts of money is fair, why should the potential success of a club be solely based on its' previous success? It's a touch ironic as well that Chelsea are now seen as borderline ok considering City will more than likely be in their current position in 5 years time.

    Imo there should be a Europe wide transfer cap to stop this type of thing, TV rights are better here in the UK, but it just isn't right that some teams are able to spend in excess of £150mil a year JUST because they were established clubs before the new rules came in, ahh well nothing is going to change but at least Blatter should get the boot at the elections
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    Chelsea will never be ok. They are stained.
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    Liverpool/United?

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    Doesn't seem to be a lot of hatred from either side these days, though. Ferguson, Carragher and Neville's departures - along with Suarez, Evra, Vidic and Gerrard this season - will see it watered down I think.

    Chelsea/Liverpool - especially with Mourinho at the Bridge - is a very feisty modern rivalry.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Of course it makes economic sense, Manchester United are one of the biggest brands in the world. Besides it's a 10 year deal, when it expires in 2025 such an amount will be commonplace. Our current Nike deal is £23m which is nothing by todays standards, but in 2001 when the deal was signed, it was a ridiculously high sum just like £70m is now.
    Yeah but come on, for a shirt sponsor, what was it £700mil, for 10 years?!

    United may be one of the biggest clubs in the world but that's way more than Barca, Bayern or Real get even on a per annum basis.

    Mind you Chevy is an American company so stupid amounts of money is commonplace.

    Thinking about it, imagine if Apple and Google got in on the sponsorship game, considering their piles of cash a £1bn sponsorship deal is nothing to them
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    (Original post by sr90)
    I don't play Fifa.

    City's squad, despite spending hundreds of millions, is bang average. Take out Kompany and they have no defence, take out Toure and they have no midfield, take out Silva and they struggle to create anything, Hart/Caballero is the weakest goalkeeping pair out of the top 5 when you discount Southampton. Nobody has better striking options than City though.

    When we sign 4-5 quality players in the summer and cut the last of the deadwood our squad won't be too far off either. Not to mention the fact Arsenal will strengthen too. On paper, that is. Whether Wenger and Van Gaal can close the gap on the pitch remains to be seen.
    Ok then
 
 
 
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