Beefymcfc wrote:Feck me, why did I?
Thought I'd throw The Debate on to see what they are talking about and wish I'd wasn't so curious. They must've been talking about the game but as I only Cathy the last minute before the ads all I seen was Danny Mills telling Strachan that the Rags in their team can cause an upset and the talks of a Blue win are for debate, even in doubt.
Not to say that we will win but for a supposed City correspondent, debating with a Rag correspondent, you'd say that he should be looking to the Blue side rather than the red.
Most hilarious was how the combined best 11 for Mills were ALL City players and for Stachan it was 10 with only De Gea over Big Ed.
Then, as if there is some desperate reason to sound objective Mills says he can "equally" see City winning or Utd winning. Equally?
Stachan effectively said the same because of Utd's "power."
How does that fit into your best 11, who will be playing the game and whilst also praising Pep throughout.
Also, whoever this new host was (don't know him), noticed how he took a little dip into the agenda pool with what he thought was clever jab at us, referring to Ratboy's claim about so-called "tactical fouls" which is one of the most overblown things I've heard about us in my memory, and there isn't exactly a short list to refer to.
Yes, sometimes Dinho fouls with intent and other players take tactical fouls to prevent counters when they use their awareness to see the danger...like every club who has had success across Europe has for ages. Yet, some of this is also because we press hard.
Funny how I haven't heard the same amount of attention given (there was a bit I recall after last season) about how the same can easily be applied to Liverpool who press even higher and arguably harder. In fact, I recall some journalist suggesting that against us last season they got away with quite a few fouls and other games last season, but I don't recall one story coming out of relevance about this.
Mills, of course the so-called representative of City here -- another hilarious claim as we all know, and vintage Sky -- ends the segment saying there's a "huge debate and a huge doubt about" City winning this game.
Look, yes, Utd could win the game, but trying to take off my own tinted glasses I have a hard time saying with much conviction that Utd are just as likely to win this game as we are. They've had a better run of games than earlier, but it's not been anywhere near the level we have played on of late.
Again, his claim could happen, but I don't think that POV sounds terribly objective, and my guess is the bookies agree.