Eliaqim Mangala

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  1. Dec 21, 2015
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    There were guite a lot of fans pissed we didn't move for him when he joined City.
    I remember accusing the club of sour grapes when journos said coaches at United had watched him and thought he was no better than Boumsong. Boy, is this guy terrible. Absolutely atrocious defender.
    To think he cost £42m:lol:
  2. Dec 21, 2015
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    bri2013 Full Member

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    His name is Eliaquim as in quim not qim
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    Donaldo Caf Vigilante

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    Struggling to see how they decided be was worth that much...absolute shambles at times.
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    Moonred Full Member

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    It's bonkers that someone worth so much isn't even average.
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    Twigg Not Twigginator

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    Thought it for a while now, mistake prone a lot of the time.
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    Ayush_reddevil Full Member

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    Waiting for one City fan to come in and tell us all that we don't know anything and that Mangala has improved a lot.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Still 24 though, time is on his side.
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    The third party ownership thing added millions to that fee. Still obviously waaaay over valued.
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    Aboutreika18 Full Member

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    I'm still baffled by how quickly Nastasić fell out of favour under Pellegrini. By the end of his time there, Boyata was ahead of him in the pecking order.
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    prarek Full Member

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    Thought he was very good towards the end of last season and the beginning of this but its clear he's still got a lot to learn. Time is on his side though. Still pretty young for a centreback.
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    Ainu Full Member

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    What ever happened to him? He was supposed to be such a big talent and I remember at least some decent performances from him.
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    LeChuck CE Specialist

    I was at the game, and this guy was shocking. He makes those around him so nervous and he has 0 game intelligence. A really really poor performance.
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    Kept faith him and thought I was going to be justified after he started the season solidly. He's regressed though and I'm really struggling to see him turning it around now, at first it seemed to be just the mental side to the game that was holding him back, now I'm unsure as to whether he even has the talent. He can do a job alongside Kompany but for however much he cost we need more than that, he can't always have a better, experienced defender holding his hand every game. Demichelis did it last season but he's been awful this year.
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    Red Pavan shittest username ever manutddabest791

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    Their Buttner.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Buttner was bought as a backup to Evra. He was supposed to just hold down the fort until Fabio came back on loan. Mangala was bought to solidify their defense. Has not worked so far at all.
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    iBoss i-ttack the space

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    He was shit as well.
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    Bebe Full Member

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    The moment where he utterly misjudged the bounce of the ball and had it go over his head :lol:
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    Paolo Di Canio "we have to realise it's a doggy dog market"

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    If you think about the cost of the signing he has to go down as one of the biggest flops in BPL history. 42 million and needs his hand held by Kompany to even look average.
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    ThierryHenry wishes he could watch Arsenal games with KM

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    Is Mangala - Otamendi the most expensive defensive pairing in the history of football? :lol:
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    And they are not the type of CBs you would expect to work well in a tandem. Both are very aggressive.
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    David Luiz and Thiago Silva
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    prarek Full Member

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    ThierryHenry wishes he could watch Arsenal games with KM

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    €92m for those two, £74m for Mangala and Otamendi. About the same.

    Still, barmy.
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    Earthquake Pokemon expert

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    There were those coke addiction rumours...
    Buttner was bought for RvP to have another Dutch lad to talk to, probably.
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    Cutch Shit stirrer (Literally)

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    Not sure about those figures. Luiz was £50m (the record for a defender) and Silva was 42 million euros (converted to about £33m at the time) = £83m total
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    :lol:

    It's amazing how that rumour has gained ground on this forum. That was literally just one comment made by some random guy on Bluemoon that has seemingly taken off, I can't even remember if he said it as a joke or it was just conjecture.
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    cesc's_mullet Get a haircut Hippy!

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    He has all the physical tools, but doesn't have the mental elements of defending down-pat. Reminds me of Jones in that respect.
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    Earthquake Pokemon expert

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    I wouldn't know, just heard it a bunch of times on here.
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Jones is much further along in that regard.
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    Yeah I'm not having a go, I just find it funny how one comment has gained so much ground on here.
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    soap Directionless weirdo who like booze and ganja

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    He and David Luiz are the two most expensive defenders ever...
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    Luiz usually plays well for PSG.
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    Earthquake Pokemon expert

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    I get you man. To be honest, I had expected there to be some kind of substance(other than the possible coke) to the rumours.
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    ottosec Full Member

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    Another Mendes masterstroke.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    There was a funny moment when he misread a long ball and it bounced hard over him despite his best effort to jump high and head it. That was ridiculous.

    That moment indeed :lol:
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    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    Their back line is the only reason why they arent running away with the title.

    They always look like conceding no matter who is back there.
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    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Nastasić had some chronic injury problem didn't he?
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Didn't they sell Boateng?
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    Bazi Full Member

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    We still thank the lord that Mancini played him out of position, which allowed us to convince the player to hand in a transfer request to Bayern.

    Those 13.5 million Euros were money well invested, Boateng is one of our most important players. Just imagine Kompany alongside Boateng in this City team. It would be disgustingly good and arguably the best CB partnership in the world.

    That being said, maybe Boateng would have never developed this way at City. It certainly didn't look like his makeshift role as a fullback was going to change anytime soon.
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    Gentleman Jim It's absolutely amazing!

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    Needs to up all aspects of his game very quickly or he'll be shipped out in the summer. Defenders mature later but he's just costing us too much while he's learning (very slowly).