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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby PrezIke » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:54 pm

Fantastic news!!!

Boom!!!

I keep hearing those asking why we need another attacking player (heard such musings on this signing during the Football Weekly pod the other day - as quite a few English analysts miss the mark with us regularly for whatever reason).

But, Hello?? Anyone who watches us regularly knows we don't finish enough chances that we should, even if it was improved upon from the season prior.

We wanted Alexis for this exact reason, and targeted Mahrez as a viable plan B.

Having another credible finisher to play in the front 3 could really make a difference when its needed. I think this will be a massive signing for us.
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Beefymcfc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm

Nice time to release it, straight after the game.
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Hutch's Shoulder » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:58 pm

We need to get the thread title changed, need to welcome our man.
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Beefymcfc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:00 pm

About time you twat!
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Mase » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:01 pm

More "Arab money" racist comments on social media.

How the fuck are people allowed to get away with being so openly racist?
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Beefymcfc » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 pm

Mase wrote:More "Arab money" racist comments on social media.

How the fuck are people allowed to get away with being so openly racist?

Strange! I heard we'd borrowed some money from a UK bank rather than the Sheikh putting more of his own money in.
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby PrezIke » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:04 pm

RIYAD MAHREZ: “I am so pleased to have joined City, a side playing great football under Pep Guardiola. Watching them from afar has been a pleasure. Pep is committed to playing attacking football, which is a perfect for me, and City’s performances last season were outstanding. They’re redefining the English game and I wanted to be a part of it."
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Nigels Tackle » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:07 pm

Mase wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:done deal


Spurs or City? Can't tell who you mean cause you're both.


sorry mase, i had a batch of bagels in the oven and i had to curl my sideburns...

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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Mase » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:10 pm

Nigels Tackle wrote:
Mase wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:done deal


Spurs or City? Can't tell who you mean cause you're both.


sorry mase, i had a batch of bagels in the oven and i had to curl my sideburns...

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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby South Stand Balti » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:12 pm

I'm surprised at Pep, him not liking African players an' all. Personally, I'm fucking delighted.
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Nigels Tackle » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:16 pm

Mase wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:
Mase wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:done deal


Spurs or City? Can't tell who you mean cause you're both.


sorry mase, i had a batch of bagels in the oven and i had to curl my sideburns...

city of course

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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby City64 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:22 pm

The last Algerian player to star for City was Ali Bernabia , what a fucking player he was ! If Mahrez is half as good as him we have some player !

Obviously this info goes over the head of spurs fans on here or half n half spurs / city scarf wearers .
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Postby Nigels Tackle » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:27 pm

City64 wrote:The last Algerian player to star for City was Ali Bernabia , what a fucking player he was ! If Mahrez is half as good as him we have some player !

Obviously this info goes over the head of spurs fans on here or half n half spurs / city scarf wearers .


ali b? never heard of him. was he pre 'arab' money??
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Saul Goodman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:31 pm

Hope he pays off
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby City64 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 pm

Nigels Tackle wrote:
City64 wrote:The last Algerian player to star for City was Ali Bernabia , what a fucking player he was ! If Mahrez is half as good as him we have some player !

Obviously this info goes over the head of spurs fans on here or half n half spurs / city scarf wearers .


ali b? never heard of him. was he pre 'arab' money??

Pre ENIC International / Joe Lewis money .
Manchester is up north , cant miss it , its fucking massive !
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby City64 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:33 pm

Saul Goodman wrote:Hope he pays off

Sweet left foot , great movement ........... ideal sort of pep player !
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Dwaring » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 pm

Feeling cynical as fuck after watching the most French performance ever. I hate his gawdy watch and ring.
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby Nigels Tackle » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:03 pm

City64 wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:
City64 wrote:The last Algerian player to star for City was Ali Bernabia , what a fucking player he was ! If Mahrez is half as good as him we have some player !

Obviously this info goes over the head of spurs fans on here or half n half spurs / city scarf wearers .


ali b? never heard of him. was he pre 'arab' money??

Pre ENIC International / Joe Lewis money .
Manchester is up north , cant miss it , its fucking massive !


no idea what you're on about pal. only started taking an interest in football when england got to the world cup semi.

anyway....how's that honeymoon going? must be amazing if you're trolling me on here. i'll give it a year....
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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby phips » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:57 am

Riyad Mahrez has joined Leicester from Manchester City, but how will he fit in under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium?

The 27-year-old, who claimed the PFA Player of the Year award when Leicester won the Premier League title in 2015/16, has signed a five-year deal with City following a protracted transfer saga.

He becomes their first major signing of the summer, but is he a good fit for Guardiola's side? And how does he compare to Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane?

Goals and assists

Mahrez did not quite hit the heights of his 17-goal 2015/16 campaign last season, but his total of 12 goals and 10 assists was an impressive return nonetheless. In fact, it gave him the highest combined total of any player outside the Premier League's top four.

Since the start of the 2015/16 season, only eight players have scored more Premier League goals than Mahrez (35), while only five players have managed more assists (24). That productivity in front of goal is a major part of his appeal to Guardiola.

Indeed, at City, where Sterling and Sane contributed 28 goals and 26 assists between them in the Premier League last season, Mahrez will be confident of increasing his output even further.

Riyad Mahrez v Man City wingers - Premier League 2016/17

Player Apps Goals Assists
Riyad Mahrez 34(2) 12 10
Raheem Sterling 29(4) 18 11
Leroy Sane 27(5) 10 15
Bernardo Silva 15(20) 6 4

An inverted option?

Guardiola used width to devastating effect last season, with the left-footed Sane hugging the touchline on the left flank and right-footer Sterling frequently instructed to do the same job on the right. Their positioning allowed City to stretch opposition defences, opening up gaps for David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne to exploit.

Guardiola could station Mahrez on the left in place of Sane if he wants to continue with those tactics next season, but the Algerian is best known for cutting inside from the right flank in order to use his favoured left foot. In that sense, he is more similar to Bernardo Silva, another left footer who tends to drift inside from the right.

Either way, Mahrez's one-on-one ability is likely to be key. Guardiola encourages his wingers to beat their men in one-on-ones, and Mahrez's dribbling ability is one of his biggest strengths. According to Opta, only Eden Hazard, Wilfried Zaha and Alexis Sanchez have completed more dribbles in the last three seasons.

Mahrez is a potent attacker who will depth and variety in the wide positions, but he could also be used centrally - as he was by Claude Puel for much of last season. "He is free when he plays just behind [Jamie] Vardy," the Leicester manager said last October. "He can make a good assist and penetration. He has qualities and he is a talented player."

Style question

Mahrez's pedigree is not in doubt, but how will he cope with such a dramatically different playing style? He is going from a team which averages less than 50 per cent possession to one which last season registered 66 per cent. At Leicester, he starred in a side built to counter-attack. At City, he will have to get used to facing massed ranks of defenders.

It is perhaps the biggest challenge he faces at City but there are other considerations, too. Leicester's team has revolved around Mahrez for the last three seasons, but he will no longer enjoy the same status at the Etihad Stadium. The team will not be engineered to his strengths. Rather, he will be expected to slot into the system like everyone else.

Guardiola will be confident helping Mahrez adapt to his style, but the winger will still face a fight to nail down a starting spot. City were practically faultless last season, becoming the first team in Premier League history to amass 100 points, and Sterling and Sane were a major part of their success.

Mahrez only missed five Premier League games out of 114 in his final three seasons at Leicester and will hope to make himself similarly invaluable to City, but with so much quality around him, he might have to get used to spending a little more time on the bench.

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Re: Mahrez.....

Postby City64 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:26 am

Nigels Tackle wrote:
City64 wrote:
Nigels Tackle wrote:
City64 wrote:The last Algerian player to star for City was Ali Bernabia , what a fucking player he was ! If Mahrez is half as good as him we have some player !

Obviously this info goes over the head of spurs fans on here or half n half spurs / city scarf wearers .


ali b? never heard of him. was he pre 'arab' money??

Pre ENIC International / Joe Lewis money .
Manchester is up north , cant miss it , its fucking massive !


no idea what you're on about pal. only started taking an interest in football when england got to the world cup semi.

anyway....how's that honeymoon going? must be amazing if you're trolling me on here. i'll give it a year....

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