This may seem like a reactionary thread to today’s game but our current build up style is so boring and part of the reason that we don’t kill games. Bar the first month of the season the build up play has been so slow. We use to be the entertainers of the league but now watching us is becoming a chore once again. Since Christmas we have started every game in second gear which invites pressure onto ourselves, why do we do it? I know football is about winning over beautiful football but seriously you can do both. We use to do it every season. City are doing it right now. The question is what can we do about it? It would be easy to blame the manager but this has been the case under 3 managers. When I watched Jose’s Chelsea teams and Real sides they were conservative only in the big away games. Most of the other time they played attacking football. The players have to take responsibility on the pitch.