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Merlin One More Season

Postby johnny crossan » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:01 pm

He says ten years is a good time to call it a day. Next season will be his last. Just been announced. :(
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Pretty Boy Lee » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:19 pm

Sad day indeed.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Dimples » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:37 pm

Our most skillful player - ever?
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Green & Blue » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:18 pm

This is the first I’ve seen of this news, doesn’t feel good :cry: What a fantastic player he has been for City, amazing player and great attitude a proper role model for young blues.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Outcast » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:42 pm

Legend!

I don't feel sad, we are lucky to have him for such a long time playing dream football, best to go on a high.

From the bottom of my heart, thankyou
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Dameerto » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:59 am

At least we get a whole season to say good bye to him. Thanks for everything Big Dave.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby budfox » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:41 am

One more season sounds ideal, a City legend and arguably our greatest ever player.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Scatman » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:43 am

I wonder if the PFA will give him the player of the year award, even if he doesn't feature that much.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby sheblue » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:36 am

We just wouldn't have done it without him. Massive in so many important games.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby PeterParker » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:57 am

So this means we need to win the quadruple to give Merlin a proper goodbye.

On a serious note, sad. Even if his is not what he used to be, I can't say there was a better playmaker in the history of this league. An incredible footballer and an amazing human, never moaned, never seen any scandals with him involved. Just an amazing footballer that never cheated the game and got rewarded for being fair and honest. Right up there with the very best Spain ever had.

Breaks my heart, with his skills I was convinced he could had done it a few more years, but whatever he wants, the club needs to allow it to happen. Same as Vinnie or Zaba, he bleeds blue blood.

Thank you, Merlin. Now let's fuck everyone else one more time.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby City64 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:00 am

We all knew it was coming , lets make this the greatest season ever for our greatest ever player El Mago David Silva .
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Mase » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:24 am

Take Foden under your wing and teach him all you know.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby salford city » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:25 am

Mase wrote:Take Foden under your wing and teach him all you know.


I think between Bernie & Foden we are in good hands. Thanks Big Dave - best player I've ever seen in a blue shirt
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Nickyboy » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:35 am

I usually always say prioritise the league, but I'm inclined to make an exception this year and go all guns blazing for the chumps league so Merlin can complete the full set!

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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Foreverinbluedreams » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:43 am

Nickyboy wrote:I usually always say prioritise the league, but I'm inclined to make an exception this year and go all guns blazing for the chumps league so Merlin can complete the full set!

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It would be a fitting way to bow out and nothing less than what he deserves #DoItForDave
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Mase » Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:49 am

salford city wrote:
Mase wrote:Take Foden under your wing and teach him all you know.


I think between Bernie & Foden we are in good hands. Thanks Big Dave - best player I've ever seen in a blue shirt


I'd agree with that. I still think a prime Ali B would have pushed him.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby sheblue » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:23 am

Foreverinbluedreams wrote:
Nickyboy wrote:I usually always say prioritise the league, but I'm inclined to make an exception this year and go all guns blazing for the chumps league so Merlin can complete the full set!

Greatest ever.


It would be a fitting way to bow out and nothing less than what he deserves #DoItForDave


I would love it if we won the CL for Dave. But if we stay in the cups it wont happen.
Unpopular thing to say but gracefully exit the cups and concentrate on the PL and CL.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Foreverinbluedreams » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:55 am

sheblue wrote:
Foreverinbluedreams wrote:
Nickyboy wrote:I usually always say prioritise the league, but I'm inclined to make an exception this year and go all guns blazing for the chumps league so Merlin can complete the full set!

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It would be a fitting way to bow out and nothing less than what he deserves #DoItForDave


I would love it if we won the CL for Dave. But if we stay in the cups it wont happen.
Unpopular thing to say but gracefully exit the cups and concentrate on the PL and CL.


I take your point but then cup runs are also good for keeping fringe players sharp and content with playing time.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby blues2win » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:03 am

It’s the right time. He’s been a huge player for us but it’s not a surprise and the club have been planning for this. Bernardo is an ideal successor. Sergio can’t be far behind him. I’m slightly surprised we aren’t after a young striker. You never know about transfer bans.
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Re: Merlin One More Season

Postby Mase » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:19 am

blues2win wrote:It’s the right time. He’s been a huge player for us but it’s not a surprise and the club have been planning for this. Bernardo is an ideal successor. Sergio can’t be far behind him. I’m slightly surprised we aren’t after a young striker. You never know about transfer bans.


I honestly think Foden is his successor imo. Bernie seems to be a mix of skill and engine. Can play on the wing or in the center. I'd like to see Foden step up this next season and take the Dave role
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