2018 ambitions, expectations, predictions

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  1. Dec 31, 2017
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    SER19 Full Member

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    Happy new year to all on the caf, especially to our hundreds of new Man City fan members. Despite a lot of negativity and doom there is much to be played for in 2018.

    So how do you see the big issues playing out, who will turn over a new leaf and who will continue on this year as they finished the last.

    It would be great if this thread was used for its purpose and not detour into another united hate thread, where there are many active threads to discuss these issues.

    Title race: looks dead and buried. I think most will agree City will win it and I predict they will do so by 12 points.

    Fa cup anybody's guess but I'm going for Chelsea.

    Champions league
    Winners: Bayern Munich

    Where will you united reach: I'm going to optimistically predict that we will have a couple of successful two kegged ties and reach the semi.

    World Cup Brazil and expect a strong Spain showing.

    World Cup Top scorer -

    Your hopes for united-
    proving that we can hit a run of consistency and finsihing second and finishing the season with a better mood at the club

    Big expectations for Martial. Hoping the World Cup around the corner motivates him to hit his potential

    One player you want to wish well I'd like to see darmian leave.

    One player you'd like to welcome eriksen

    Will mourinho be our manager next August yes

    Your football resolution avoid match day threads

    Random prediction of the year

    The fernando Torres fall off a cliff award
    Gabriel Jesus - I think has been a huge beneficiary of city's explosive start to the season despite not being as good as many pundits suggest


    Feel free to add more
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    United never give up Banned

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    Title race: City

    Fa cup City

    Champions league
    Winners: Barcelona

    Where will you united reach: Quarter finals, we'll scrape past Sevilla and then get knocked out by one of the big boys. We haven't won a CL tie against a proper big European team in many years. Even under Fergie our record vs Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern wasnt the greatest - he never knocked Madrid out, beat Barca once and of course beat Bayern in '99 - but they then knocked us out in 2010 and 2014.

    World Cup - Messi

    World Cup Top scorer - Messi

    Your hopes for united- We get our soul and never say die mentality back. It still hasn't recovered from when Mark Noble picked Herrera and carried him off the pitch in the 2016 FA cup tie, whilst our players watched on and did nothing.

    Big expectations for Phil Jones - he's a top, top centre-back and he's starting to make more appearances without injury this season

    One player you want to wish well I'd like to see Herrera leave - ever since the aforementioned Noble incident he's no longer been a Manchester United player in my eyes - it was a cowardly and spineless act to let Mark Noble of all people toss him around and humiliate him like that

    One player you'd like to welcome Dybala

    Will mourinho be our manager next August Yes

    Your football resolution Ensure that I encourage all fans in real life and online to recover the ruthless mindset and winning mentality of the SAF era - not accept mediocrity, but take City on both as a team and as a fanbase, we need to stop being so nice

    Random prediction of the year - Ronaldo's form to further breakdown after Messi confirms himself as the GOAT at the World Cup

    The fernando Torres fall off a cliff award - Raheem Sterling - benefits massively from City's system - a poor World Cup and the usual vitriol from England fans will break his confidence and current purple patch
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    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Title race: Race over, City have won the league.

    Fa cup Spurs

    Champions league
    Winners: Bayern Munich

    World Cup Spain or Germany

    World Cup Top scorer - Timo Werner

    Your hopes for united-
    Finish in the top 4

    Big expectations for Lindelof, I think he's improving

    One player you'd like to welcome Pjanic

    Will mourinho be our manager next August Hopefully not

    Random prediction of the year Sam Allardyce will start dating Charlize Theron

    The fernando Torres fall off a cliff award
    Salah
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    McGrathsipan Full Member Knee-jerker

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    Title.... City by April

    Fa cup Liverpool

    Champions league
    Winners: Liverpool

    World Cup France


    World Cup Top scorer - Kane

    Your hopes for united-
    football I can watch and enjoy

    Big expectations for Lukaku... please give the lad the service he needs

    One player you'd like to welcome Dybala

    Will mourinho be our manager next August please No.

    Random prediction of the year Rooney England recall for world cup

    The fernando Torres fall off a cliff award

    Salah.... hopefully
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    el3mel Full Member

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    Title race: Meh..

    Fa cup Arsenal as usual.

    Champions league
    Winners: Barcelona

    World Cup Brazil or Germany

    World Cup Top scorer - Neymar

    Your hopes for united- 2nd

    Big expectations for
    No one..

    One player you'd like to welcome Dybala

    Will mourinho be our manager next August Yes

    Random prediction of the year Spurs will finish outside top 4

    The fernando Torres fall off a cliff award
    Sterling.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    Title race: City

    Fa cup: United

    Champions league: Barca

    World Cup Germany

    World Cup Top scorer - Kane

    Your hopes for united-
    Maintain a top 4 spot in the league, perform well in the CL (QF stage minimum) and go all out in the summer. Give Jose another year regardless of how this season ends.

    Big expectations for Martial and Rashford to both take the next step in their progression.

    One player you want to wish well Fellaini

    One player you'd like to welcome Kane

    Will mourinho be our manager next August yes

    Your football resolution Disallow my missus access to the laptop in order to stop her spending my hard earned money on shit we don't need (and so I can buy a season ticket for next year) Christmas has near ruined me. Bah humbug.

    Random prediction of the year That I will faill in the above endeavor. Again.

    The fernando Torres fall off a cliff award
    Jordan Ibe - awful footballer.
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    Title race - Moss Side Casuals, by 4 points

    FA cup

    Champions League

    World Cup - Belgium

    World Cup top scorer

    Your hopes for United


    Big expectations for

    One player you want to wish well

    One player you'd like to welcome

    Will Mourinho be our manager next August - Hope not

    Your football resolution

    Random prediction of the year

    The Fernando Torres fall off a cliff award


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    tbc.