Premier League Gameweek 26 (3rd - 5th February 2018)

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    Utdfrom2002 Full Member

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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt Scouse Lover

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    Quite conceivable that all our rivals drop points. Apart from City of course
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    Jazz Full Member

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    City to win of course. Have no idea about the rest of the fixtures.

    Very curious to see how Arsenal perform with Auba.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Hope to see Auba and Mhki from the start. I am finally looking forward to a game :D
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    Fish in kettles New Member

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    Expect a red card for City followed by a scrappy draw. The team are seemingly going into siege mentality regarding the physical challenges being dished out by the more agricultural teams. Think a few are on a short fuse now, KDB/Ferdi/Ottamendi or Sterling could react badly to the onslaught that will probably come.
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    ZAGREB RED Guest

    City only have 6 subs for their game at Burnley today. Doubt it will make any difference really.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    I suspect that's Guardiola making the point "see I needed to buy players because I have injuries and a small squad".

    The point he is making in reality though is "feck every single one of my youth players, I'm a cheque book manager and don't give a shit about them".
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    Kostur Full Member

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    'Look at us we have a short squad, gib monies'.
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    Bastian Full Member

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    There is no way he can't put another youngster on that bench.
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    Nickosaur Full Member

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    :lol: amazing. Any other club would have just drafted someone from the U23s. Poor Pep, give him some more money.
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    IrishRedDevil Full Member

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    Pep doesn’t even give a youth player the final spot on the bench.
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    Tbf there seems to be 3 youngsters on the bench
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    "Feck all but three of our youth players"

    He's literally saying that every other youth player is not even good enough to sit on a bench.
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    klsv Full Member

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    55 mil defender on the bench :lol:
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    The U23 had a game yesterday, they don't train with the first team and I guess even of one would have travelled, he'd be there just to make up the numbers. So I don't have an issue with that especially, but Lukas Nmecha is supposedly training with the first team already because of injuries, so it's weird not to include him. As I'm typing it, Pep just said "he's not fully fit", which is...a bit OTT.
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    Zoo Full Member

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    Chequebook Pep is making a point.
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    Law's Law Banned

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    7 injured players and 3 under 21s on the bench. Still some room for bench jokes!
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    Every time Phil Neville is on the pre show, I switch the channel so the ratings drop so someone can fire him. Him and Sherwood are stealing a living.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    'Cheque or money?'
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    FireballXL5 New Member

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    I switch on about one minute before kick off precisely to miss all the guff.
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    So put another U21 on the bench?

    Naming only six subs is just a cheap way to make a point.
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    freeurmind weak willed

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    I think it has it's uses. When I listen to G. Nev, Carra, Roy Keane, Rio or Harry Redknapp, I feel like I actually learn something about my team. Sherwood, Phil Neville, Hargreaves and Owen make me feel like I'm getting more stupid the more I listen to them.
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    What's the actual benefit of not putting another youngster on the bench other than making some point?
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    With the academy City have allegedly assembled full of talent, surely there's one which can sit on the bench. No doubt the media will be calling Pep a genius if they win and praising the decision. It's not as if anyone has done it before...
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    The U23s player last night. I think we were hoping that one of Stones or Silva would be fit.
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    Law's Law Banned

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    Well Silva was a doubt, the reserves had a game yesterday, and the extra U21 player training with the 1st team was declared not fit. I think you are reading too much into it.
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    Aubameyang will score on his debut, just like Lacazette did but nothing will change for Arsenal with the likes of Xhaka playing week in week out
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    Is the City squad really that depleted? Just 2 senior outfield players on the bench.? Cant make 18. What happened?
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    Mister_Stubbs Full Member

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    No, Pep is trying to be clever after his recent moan about how his players get a kicking ever game. He could have easily named one of this great youth prospects every city fan tells us they have on the bench.
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    Diaz and Adarabioyo are academy players I believe.. Zinchenko didn’t come from the academy
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    Absolute joke that Pep couldn’t have gave a youth team player the opportunity to travel with the squad today. Even if he wasn’t gonna get on
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    If he knew he had injuries, you pull a couple of the kids out of any U-23 game and have them on the bench. It is the sensible thing to do. Although you doubt having six subs is going to be a problem for them really.
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    Especially risky with Kompany starting.
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Can understand them not playing Laporte in this. He is a big lad, but Burnley like nothing better than giving someone a good kicking.
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    Not going to be a problem but it was a great chance to give a kid an opportunity to be involved in the squad.

    It’s just pep trying to make a point, the prick
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    What point? That the board haven't backed him?
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    Javi Full Member

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    At this rate Kompany is going to break the record for injury breaks caused.:lol:
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    Needham Full Member

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    Who else plays in claret and blue? If Villa get promoted that could be all 3 the top flight for the first time in a very long time.
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    Kompany aging rapidly.