Jump to content
urban.spaceman

Man City Post Match Thread - first defeat in 12

Recommended Posts

We didn’t turn up save for Vardy 

 

To be honest I couldn’t tell you what our tactics were unless the players were instructed to chase shadows 

 

Don’t expect much from Wednesday to be honest, especially with Soy out,  but still optimistic for the rest of the season 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, ttfn said:

Manchester City were excellent, comfortably the best team we’ve played by a distance and we didn’t turn up.

 

As I said in the match thread it’s absolutely ridiculous that you can get a penalty for a minimal clip of the foot but absolutely nothing for being totally wiped out to the extent that you somersault and end up going off injured.

did VAR even look at that? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Man City were absolutely fantastic, the intensity and quality they played with would have been a joy to watch against anyone but us, and very few teams in the world could live with it. Wasn't too dissimilar to the performance under Puel there. We were battered and fair play to them, the league table lies in terms of the relative strength of both teams. 

 

But we did everything we could to make it harder for ourselves. It was actually really easy for them in the end. 
 

Why are we playing a Number 10 in the Number 8 position up against De Bruyne? Maddison didn't get near him once which dragged Chilwell out.
Why when this is so blatantly ****ing obvious very early on do we continue with it for the whole game? Drop Chilwell into the centre and drag Barnes in to sit at left back to take away Mahrez's space and sit deep for a bit. Chilwell can then go out to De Bruyne if needs be
 

Why when Perez stinks out the whole of the North West with his first half performance does he return for the second half to extend the stink to the whole of the country?


Why when you consistently can't beat the press and give it away 25 yards from your own goal umpteen times do you keep pissing around with it to do exactly the same and keep the pressure on you
 

Why the **** is Ricardo diving in like that? 

 

Hopefully on Thursday we can be happy with our part in the game whatever the result. Let's just make sure we get that Top 4 spot

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Away to reigning champions that have quality throughout... Disappointing but fair result.

Wasn't good enough today. 

Our press hasn't been as good last few weeks.

Also definitely need some more top class attackers to get the goals and not just rely on Vardy. That's probably all our game needs, a better attacking force. 

Roll on Liverpool. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

The best team has won. And won convincingly.

 

End of.

 

It doesn’t mean we can’t finish top four but the Man City performance tonight oozed class and did so in the blueprint of what we are aiming for. Kinda tough to swallow but they are the better side with the better players which is why our players will want to play for them eventually and why we are beginners in the top four total football world. But if we spend right we might get there.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok, third wake-up call in a row now.

When will we finally react?

 

I mean, one can always expect a dip in form. But look whom we're playing next, at home...

 

All in all, a deserved defeat against a superb team vastly better than us. De Bruyne running the show, at his peak.

 

Our midfield has put in a very timid showing today. Maddison (gone in the second half), Perez (should've been taken off earlier after the clash), Tielemans (anonymous for the entire game!), Ndidi (not up to speed), Barnes (one fantastic pass, otherwise wasteful). Sorry, but you need to do A LOT better.

 

Still think Ederson should've been sent off for that tackle on Barnes or at least it should've been a yellow and a penalty.

And Pereira did touch Sterling, even though contact was minimal. Just can't do that in your own box, silly boy.

Link to post
Share on other sites

We didn't hit the heights today and Man City deserved to win for sure. But I'm happy about where we are in the league. 2nd in the league is no fluke, we deserve it and I hope we learn positively from today rather than it triggering the start of a slide. 

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hats off to Manchester City for a highly deserved win. Their press and general play was excellent. 

 

From our perspective, it was a very painful watch. We were slow in comparison and tactically poor, Brendan was too slow himself to react.

 

It was undoubtedly a bad day at the office for almost all, Vardy and Kasper excepted, and hopefully one we can shrug off and learn from. However, we have had signs in the last few games this was coming. 

 

Need to bounce back on Boxing Day. 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

In other news, Vardy is still good and just a step above.

 

Still cant believe there were people voting Soyunchu or Ndidi as our player of the season so far.

 

If Vardy doesn't win it this season it will be daylight robbery.

Edited by Sampson
  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...