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Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Stevesquash, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Stevesquash

    Stevesquash SCM Follower Member

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/table

    OK so we all know we're 8pts clear but still just look at the table, it's unreal. Just lovely to look at. So there's a long way to go, but that just looks sooo good right now, with Manure right down there really the cherry on the top
     
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    Shadey Well-Known Member

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    Tennis?
     
  3. Modo

    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    MaBigTip Very Active Member

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    Yeah, I'm always surprised to see how much Man Utd drop off as a club in my Fifa Career mode too... oh wait :)
     
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    8 games in 8 pts clear thing is of course really important and great but it's also that city have lost 2 and drawn 1 in their 8 games...go ahead smash teams 8/5 0 whatever but when it gets tough they can't handle it.  Meanwhile we've lost one game in like 50 odd league games?? That's ridiculous and outrageous.
    If This kinda form continues for city then it'll just make it a little easier for us.

    Seeing United/Spurs/Everton/Arsenal implode is the icing on the cake.

    All that said.. I'm nervous re the world club championship thing, players like Salah/Mane etc were pretty much full on all go through the summer also. So they'll be tired.
    I'm sure Klopp and crew will manage.. and it's great stuff ... But I just Wana win the bloody thing
     
  6. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    We just need to build a big enough lead that they can’t close it. 8 pts is nothing really.
     
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    mom Very Active Member

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    It is when you’re only this many games in.
     
  8. HC

    HC Very Well-Known Member

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    Are we favourites now?  Feels far from over but i'll enjoy the moment
     
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    The Laporte injury has been a massive swing. In contrast the Allison injury hadn't cost us a single point. We just have to keep taking advantage whilst they are short at CB and build an intimidating lead.

    The best part is City haven't actually has a tough start to the season.
     
  10. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    They missed KDB today just as much
     
  11. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    It’s not for that exact reason.
     
  12. moron

    moron i am legend Member

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    Yes they did, but I tell you what - this January I am only going to be interested in one transfer, and that is if Sane goes to Bayern or not.  If he does then I tell you what - the title will be ours.  Pep undervalues him, but he the one player they have that is a real fucking proper menace by himself, and without the need of his team-mates.  Also I don't think it would have mattered if they had Laporte or not against Wolves, Traore would have been faster and stronger than him.  Watching the analysis on MOTD2 earlier - it was brilliant by Wolves, they basically nullified those defenders by blocking any passes to them - it was like watching them cut of the oxygen from Pep's usual method of rapid distribution by putting his defenders in the opposition half or near about's - fucking brilliant.
     
  13. CT_LFC

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    Goes to show how important a world class CB is and i think clearly ratifies why VVD is our single most important player. Alisson (GK position) is probably not even top 3 most important players for us. I'd have Van Dijk, Firmino and Mane/Salah ahead of the GK as far as importance to the team.

    As for City, i think the loss of Laporte has hurt them deeply, and more to them than if we lost VVD, because they are not as solid defensively through the spine of the team (gk-cb-dm-cf) as we are. They were always suspect defensively, and when you remove their by-far best CB, it's going to hurt.
     
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    Isn't Sane out for 6+ months? it's a big injury he's returning from, so don't think he's playing this season anyways. Though i do think he leaves in the summer.

    Only watched the highlights of today's game against Wolves, but it appears teams have finally grown a set of balls and are attacking City. They are obviously a very offensively intimidating team, but for too long teams just sat in their own box punting the ball up field whenever they got it with zero desire to attack them even though when teams did it (like us) everyone could see they were flawed defensively.
     
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    They look more vulnerable at the moment. Laporte has been a big miss.

    We’ve had our own issues but luckily have picked up the points anyways. Crucial at this stage.

    The big worry is squad depth and the number of games ahead. Hopefully we can do it.
     
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    Pointless to label us as favourites at this stage.

    This is the same City squad that went on an 18 game winning streak 2 years ago, and a 14 game winning streak last year.

    They do anything like that again, and they'll be back in the title race easily enough.

    The trouble is that all their players should be back for the second half of the season, and they could easily make a run like that.

    We should hope that they really capitulate somehow before January .
     
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  17. doctor_mac

    doctor_mac My cowboy name is Garland Justice Moderator

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    Sane is already out for the season, or as near as and be damned. So by this reckoning, we should stick the flags out now?
     
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    Mystic Moderator Moderator

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    If we take points from them in one of the head to heads it's ours, we are pretty good at going on winning streaks as well.
     
  19. Frogfish

    Frogfish Gone to Redcafe Member

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    Wait until we hit the World CC and the CL. That'll really stretch us. I'll be more worried about injuries than results in those two.
     
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    Not a chance I'll let myself think like that.

    Not gonna name players (for fearing of jinxing), but I can imagine a scenario where just two of our players get injured at the same time for a few weeks & that would lead to some disastrous results & a bad run of form at least mirroring what City are doing now.

    Perhaps that's the worst case scenario, but in this game it's easily done.
     

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