Piccsnumberoneblue wrote:The importance of Foden can't be overstated. This kid is from the academy, pure Manc and can help overcome the claim we simply buy it. (Although that doesn't really trouble me too much)
Imagine having an English talisman driving City on from within our ranks.
I have rarely wanted a City youth player to succeed in the way I want Foden to.
England and Manchester City captain has a certain ring to it.
His touch with the outside of his foot to bring the ball out of the air was insanely good. I'm trying to find a clip of it. Diaz also played very well when he came on, but Phil seems to have an unreal calmness about him when he plays.
edit: found the clip - https://streamable.com/kc5ar
I was nervous going into this game that we didn't have enough time with everyone together in preseason, but looks like we never stopped from last year.
A special mention to how well Stones did as a defensive midfielder. I can see him doing a reverse Kompany; he's great on the ball, comfortable playing when facing his own goal, and it's not as big a deal to fuck up in midfield as a defender. 3 center backs, with Stones playing in front of the other 2 could work very well for us this year.https://streamable.com/jsu11