****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby Peter Doherty (AGAIG) » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 pm

Gundogan and Silva need a run of games and most likely won't get one. Mangala is unspeakably shite. The kids were decent and would love to see Diaz get into the odd match-day squad sooner rather than later.
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby Nigels Tackle » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:33 pm

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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby Slim » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:30 pm

Peter Doherty (AGAIG) wrote:Mangala is unspeakably shite.


That's being kind.
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby Slim » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:32 pm

Mase wrote:Jesus has just moved to this country and not been here a full season yet. Plus he’s about 12. He’s allowed a dip.


Inconsistency is a problem for young players. I was encouraged by the fact when he got the ball it looked like something was happening. He's a nailed on superstar, just gotta take these sorts of nights on the chin.
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby johnny crossan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:34 pm

Shame such a great winning run had to end with a whimper :(
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby iwasthere2012 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:58 pm

johnny crossan wrote:Shame such a great winning run had to end with a whimper :(

As long as it starts all over with a bang.
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby bluemoon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:24 am

If we had to lose a game, then this would be the one of course. Even though we were below par, I always felt we might get back in, but our finishing let us down, worryingly again!

On a positive note, Foden really does excite me, I just want to see more of him. Considering he was in an unfamiliar position he still stood out over the senior players. I'd give him ago before Bernardo, based on current form.

Diaz - Really does look a baller every time he plays. Again, would be great to see hm given more game time, the kid could be a massive help in unlocking defences, he's fearless.
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby dick dastardley » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:44 am

johnny crossan wrote:Jesus, Gundogan, Bernardo, Danilo, Mangala, Yaya - no really encouraging performances from these players who are looking to break into our starting XI, some were just poor.

Spot on with this
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby johnny crossan » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:39 am

bluemoon wrote:If we had to lose a game, then this would be the one of course. Even though we were below par, I always felt we might get back in, but our finishing let us down, worryingly again!

On a positive note, Foden really does excite me, I just want to see more of him. Considering he was in an unfamiliar position he still stood out over the senior players. I'd give him ago before Bernardo, based on current form.

Diaz - Really does look a baller every time he plays. Again, would be great to see hm given more game time, the kid could be a massive help in unlocking defences, he's fearless.

I just hope our next defeat is accompanied by a more vigorous performance from the rest ;)
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby Mase » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:00 am

Slim wrote:
Mase wrote:Jesus has just moved to this country and not been here a full season yet. Plus he’s about 12. He’s allowed a dip.


Inconsistency is a problem for young players. I was encouraged by the fact when he got the ball it looked like something was happening. He's a nailed on superstar, just gotta take these sorts of nights on the chin.


Just hope that people don’t get on his back because he may be seen as inconsistent compared to how he started with us.

He’s a fantastic talent that clearly wants to impress every single time he’s on the pitch - too much sometimes (offside goals quite a lot). But I think people expect him to be perfect every match forgetting he is only young and still getting used to a new team and country.
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby Sideshow Bob » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:05 pm

dick dastardley wrote:
johnny crossan wrote:Jesus, Gundogan, Bernardo, Danilo, Mangala, Yaya - no really encouraging performances from these players who are looking to break into our starting XI, some were just poor.

Spot on with this


bernardo is our new navas. maybe worse. navas could at least retain possession...
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Re: ****Shaktar Donetsk v City Official Match Thread****

Postby Justified logic » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:08 pm

Sideshow Bob wrote:
dick dastardley wrote:
johnny crossan wrote:Jesus, Gundogan, Bernardo, Danilo, Mangala, Yaya - no really encouraging performances from these players who are looking to break into our starting XI, some were just poor.

Spot on with this


bernardo is our new navas. maybe worse. navas could at least retain possession...

I must admt I've been disappointedly surprised by Bernardo. I hope it is just still bedding in and lack of game time but he definitely needs to improve and consistently show the trickery we bought him for.
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