Carabao Cup semifinals

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    No Idea For Nickname Full Member

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    What the hell did I just waTched? Do they do it every game?
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    This City poster slowly but surely getting as insufferable as the Pool and Spurs clowns on here. That takes some doing. Well done!
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Twas joking.
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    Red Stone Full Member

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    Oh for f... :lol:
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    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/25275712

    I mean, it was a fun game, sure. And ultimately it played a part in Liverpool not winning the league.

    (I have a sneaking suspicion you meant a game from 2008 actually)
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    Pfmpd New Member

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    City are an embarrassment. Not the score line, I mean the attendance.

    A half full stadium for a semi final? Thought this game was a massive deal? City fans think not. Joke of a club.
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Bit like "The Ring" film.

    But instead of a videotape, it's a tweet.

    And instead of killing you, it just makes you feel nauseous.
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    Bwuk Full Member

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    City were excellent.

    I don’t blame them pushing to score goals.

    Why should they take their foot off the gas? Do people think Burton players will care? Sky TV cup semi final they'll get a bonus for that - they had zero chance putting City our over 2 legs.
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    DavidDeSchmikes Full Member

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    See, City do give youth a chance
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    BeforeKeanetherewasRobson Full Member

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    Haven't you seen the social media reasons?

    They've had a couple of home games recently ..... it's not long after Christmas..... matches are not cheap.... only club that have had two home cup matches.

    All legit reasons.
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    Random Task Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    What was the point of that and why did I watch it all the way to the end?

    I just don't get the internet at times.
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    Pfmpd New Member

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    Love a bit of sarcasm.
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    CallyRed Full Member

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    How many main men are there?
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    cheeky_backheel Full Member

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    that notion was absent when a few months ago i said they have amassed a record of winning by 5+ goal by piling it on lesser opposition, which i personally didnt care for, but instead i was criticized a lesser fan for not enjoying high scoring games.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    Are people seriously having a go at City for scoring 9?
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    Come on, I'd get it if it was vs a half decent opposition but Burton Albion are 9th in League One.

    I don't know enough about City's youth players to know who's promising but surely you start Foden, maybe that Bolton kid? Or at least have your bench rammed with academy players so when you've won the game, they get decent run outs?
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    U99ted Full Member

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    Instead they should make them feel good about themselves by scraping past them with an injury time penalty after amassing 2 shots on target (Sheff Utd, 2016 FA Cup).
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    This thread is a shitshow. People actually arguing whether City were taking the piss by scoring 9? Bollocks to that.

    If City had held back from scoring, that would have been a piss take. If I was a Burton player, I'd feel humiliated if I knew the opposition was not giving their all out of sympathy.
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    Gandalf Greyhame Full Member Scout

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    And that's how you beat lower league opposition.

    There have been a lot of good PL winning sides in recent years, but not ones whose rotation XI can score 9 in a single game. You have to admit what Pep has done with them is phenomenal.

    It is equally sad the stadium was almost half empty for their biggest (?) win ever.
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    Klopp and Pep are two extreme ends of the spectrum. One is a coward that deliberately plays his reserves to get knocked out of a legitimate cup against Premier League opposition because he's scared of losing his precious four point lead at the top. The other decides to go gung-ho in the lesser cup competition and pump Rotherham and Burton 16-0 on aggregate :lol:

    Both nutcases.
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    stevoc Full Member

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    And Solskjær has won it!
    Well they weren't ''ruthless'' enough they only got 9, they'll have to play their senior players in the 2nd leg now to make sure they go through. :(
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    SS Full Member

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    Exactly. Such a stupid thing to moan about.
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    dbs235 Full Member

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    Did Tottenham get this reaction for putting 7 past Tranmere?
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Why the hell did they sub on Kane"
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    They need to start seeding these competitions in the early rounds. Burton should never have been in this position in the first place.

    It’s professionalism.

    How patronising would it be to ease off a lesser team with 2/3rds of a semi-final to go? It’s actually less respectful to just stop trying because you’re so superior.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    Utd scored in the 82nd and 91st minute of that game.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    Is that why Özil missed a one-on-one to make it 8-0 seconds before Oscar scored for Brazil?

    A team should always try to win by as large a margin as possible. Especially in a semi-final. Anything else is unprofessional and damages the integrity of the competition.
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    ErranMorad New Member

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    A few more years of our slump and we'll take over the title of "Bitters" from City fans. Cannot believe that putting nine across a team is a negative now. Don't we want our team to keep attacking despite the score on the board?
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    Reddy Rederson Full Member

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    Cant say I see the problem with getting as many goals as they can. I suppose it comes down to the manner in which its done. At a certain point you have to be humble in victory, especially over a much lower skilled opponent. I didnt see the game so I cant judge, but just the score line alone isnt a bad thing. Its a game, they were there to play.

    I would however ask why pep needed to play an almost full strength squad and not give more of those academy guys a run out. Considering the lead going into the 2nd leg, IMO should be 100% youth. No point having this amazing academy if they are going to give a chance to those that are in it.
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    montpelier Full Member

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    You don't want Burton getting back into the tie by notching a couple of away goals though innit?
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    United beat them 5-0 in 2006 when they were a non league side.

    What’s the correct ratio of positions in the league pyramid to goals you’re allowed to score before you become “disrespectful” and “cnuts”?
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    montpelier Full Member

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    One & a half per Division I think, :lol:.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    It’s a semi-final. I don’t think big teams can win in situations like this. If you play a weakened side you get criticised and if you play the first team you get criticised.

    Seeing as City have had a dodgy run by their standards, pumping a couple of lower league sides will be good for their confidence and sends a message to the rest of the league that they’re in ruthless form. Someone like Jesus especially, who seems to really struggle when he’s gone on a bit of a goal drought, should benefit a lot from those goals.

    They’ve basically now given themselves a bye for the second leg too and can give the whole first team a rest, while the young players will get a full 90 minutes.

    Guardiola has done the best thing in the interests of his club and that’s his job.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    And people are talking about them like they’re an amateur club or something.

    City went out of the FA Cup to a League One team last season. Leicester were knocked out by a League Two side a few days ago. If you take your foot off the gas, football can kick you in the ass.
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    That was great.:lol:
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    haram Full Member

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    I think they would have been safe at 6-0.
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    Better idea....only PL clubs should play in the League Cup.
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    RochaRoja Full Member

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    They’d probably been training for the last few days, going into the match with the mindset that they’re going to smash Burton and kill the tie asap. It’s not like you can just flip a switch and change your mentality and intensity as a whole group of players. Especially if you’re bringing on Foden who’s going to be hungry to make an impact, or players like Mahrez and Jesus who want to show that they belong in the first XI.