Shaven-headed David Silva

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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    v 2.0 is quite the menace, isn't he?

    Put himself about a lot this season, got stuck in at Old Trafford and he really is quite solid in the tackle now.

    If you've followed his career from Valencia, until now, you'll know he was really lightweight and soft way back when, and even in England he's gotten by, doing his thing by being brilliant on the ball. This season, however, he looks like a man possessed when tracking back and he goes into every tackle with intent.

    Not only does he make that City team tick, he's actually quite an irritant to shrug off whilst defending.

    v 2.0 really is something else. What has gotten into him?

    Looks like POTS to me.
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    Considering he now looks like a drug dealer, i'll say meth.
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    Next comes the neck tattoo.
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Best player in the league over the last six/seven years imo.
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    kps88 Full Member

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    And finally, the smiley face emoticon.
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    I reckon Ederson knows a guy.

    Those two should be in a biker gang. Aguero and Otamendi would probably fit in quite well with it too.
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    He'll have hair again this time next year, he's just waiting for the hair transplant to kick in.
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    Lord SInister Full Member

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    Arguably City's greatest player ever.

    And his latest style of play version is annoying for an opponents, as he seems to give it all.
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    NoLogo Full Member

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    Him and de Bruyne in midfield is the next best thing to Xavi and Ineista. Pretty insane midfield they have atm.
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    sun_tzu The Art of Bore

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    Pep... not in a gay way

    as in his coaching and developing of players and understanding his system...
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    RobinHood New Member

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    Yup, although Aguero being their highest goal-scorer is a contender as well.

    I’m amazed by his consistency over his tenure there. Seems hard to dislike off the pitch too...
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Yup. Maybe had a season or two where his standards dropped but generally been absolutely top class. Exactly the sort of player we've been repeatedly trying and failing to sign over the same period of time. Don't really agree with the v2.0 stuff. He's doing what he's always done. Play fantastic football.
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    City's greatest ever player, and still has quite a lot left to give.
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    BigTimeCharlie New Member

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    Guardiola's PED'S
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Comfortably better than De Bruyne IMO.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Anyone else remember that pre season game at OT v Valencia all those years back when Silva basically put himself in the shop window and said to Fergie 'buy me'?

    :(
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Agreed. I think it's probably just more apparent this season because the players around him are delivering too and City are in great form. He's carried them through a lot of poor spells. Even this season.
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    Read the title as 'Seven-Headed David Silva' and thought about Book of Reveleation for a minute.

    Poop's the devil, confirmed.
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    Aguero is a contender too, so are Yaya(peak) and Kompany, exluding old gaints like Bell, Bret Bert Trautmann, but something about Silva just stands out. He is like the architect around whom this City resurgence was build on.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Yep. Remember it well. We were heavily linked with him at the time too, right?
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    :lol: teardrop by his eye.

    His on the ball contributions aren't what I'm getting at as they have been superb for his entire time in the league. His defensive actions and off-the-ball-play, the way he's getting stuck in and the tenacity with which he is doing it, is something new, however.

    Maybe it is just Pep as @sun_tzu said, but I'd like to go with the biker gang theory.
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    The amaizing thing for me is his work rate. It is great. Him and KDB are not only (among) the most creative players in the league but also among the most hard-working. Same as Xavi and Iniesta in this regard. Xavi used to cover 12-13 km per game. Your creative players should be available for a pass at any moment.
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    M18CTID Full Member

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    Weren't United rumoured to be genuinely interested in him for a good while long before City expressed an interest? I seem to remember a long thread on here many years ago about him.

    With regards to the OP, he's always put himself about to be fair and never been afraid to get stuck in.

    I must admit that when he first arrived, I wasn't sure he'd be able to hack it. In his City debut at White Hart Lane, he was caught unaware by the pace of the game and lost the ball numerous times.
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    :lol:
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    He broke bad.
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    Either way it's going to look amazing once it kicks in given he was already a nw3
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    It's a heel turn.
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    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    I reckon he's had plugs and power to him.
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    By his standard, I thought he was quite poor last season and the season before. Certainly still a good player, but he looked like he was getting beyond his peak from the two title winning seasons under Mancini and Pellegrini. He's right back on it now, his game looks different, and has more off the ball involvement than before, and also seems to find himself in striker's positions as well as deep central midfield. He's everywhere.

    He is one of the most difficult players to dispossess, up there with Messi and Isco. When pressed, he just dances around them with ease. He's so agile and quick over those short distances, despite not really having any real pace.


    The little shit.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    It's not new at all, though.
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    Nah, look at his hairline, it was very clearly receding. The good thing for him was, he had a lot of nice hair pretty much everywhere else and was a fine candidate for the transplant.
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    Fortitude TV/Monitor Expert Scout

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    When have you seen Silva put himself about against us like he did on Sunday?

    There was a pocket of play where he made yellow offence after yellow offence without them being called. I had to do a double-take to make sure that was D.Silva

    Stats also aren't going to tell you how hard a player is going into tackles, do you think he's had the same kind of bite in seasons gone by?
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    Tarrou Full Member

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    I prefer cracked-out Silva
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    Sounds like many on here are subconsciously on the point of adopting City as their second team, some real Stockholm syndrome stuff going on. That club are fecking us up psychically and -admit it- it's turning you on.
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    Guardiola's teams do not make many tackles and interceptions anyway because they have a lot of possession. They work very hard off the ball but their work rate cannot be measured adequately through tackles and interceptions. Before Guardilola and in his first season at City they were making more tackles and interceptions than now. Their defensive work is of a different nature than that of most teams.

    I agree that he works probably harder but it is not mainly about tackles.
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    Makes Mata look like a little girl
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