My Mrs said midway through the first half 'You're not enjoying this, are you', and she was right. But then I thought 'Let's see how we handle this, once again', and I took on a different take to the game. And you know what, it became interesting again.
Watching a team park the bus and waste as much time as possible doesn't get the juices flowing but it does pose the question of how we get by these teams, and each time, we've found a way. The way we don't just try and lump it pays dividends in the end as teams cannot hold out for the full 90 and you can see from about 70 mins on how stamina and mental strength were waning from the oppo players.
The biggest thing for me is how much the players trust in the system, knowing that one of them will get the chance in the closing minutes. And once we get that goal, I love the way we throw it back in their faces by slowing the play knowing they haven't the energy to close us down whilst wasting time when they need the ball back in play.
Although a dire game in most respects, I take great pride in how the players never give in. So, Pep, take a bow son, this is what legendary football teams are all about.
In the words of my Old Man, "Life will never be the same without Man City, so get it in while you can".
The Future's Bright, The Future's Blue!!!