Kevin De Bruyne

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That dodgy doctor in Spain has worked his magic again.
 

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His powers of recovery would strike some as unnatural.
The last time Kevin had a knee ligament injury he was out for 63 days and missed 12 games. I can't see him being involved in the Hoffenheim or Liverpool games this week, so by the time he returns (presumably for Belgium in the friendly against Holland), he'll have been out for 62 days having missed 10 City games.

So basically the same recovery rate he had two years ago.
 

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Different knee this time. He can't catch a break this season.
 

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In fairness, it makes absolute zero difference to their team.
Their play from deep v the big sides they've faced this year has been noticeably slower and poorer without KDB.
I can see Fred play next week to pressure and disrupt them when they try to play it out.
 

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usually happens with joint injuries, you subconsciously put more weight on the other side to protect the previous injury.

Shame for KDB as he was on fire last year, but it's a real sign of depth that City haven't even missed him :houllier:
 

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fecks up with all that crust around his mouth? Is it because he runs with his mouth open? Looks disgusting. Barcelona doctor needs to get him some Vaseline.

Great player though.
 

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Will make the title race more interesting for neutrals and more anxious for those of us who do not want Liverpool to win it.

They can cope without him in the league but if the injury is more serious and he misses CL games in the last 16, they might be fecked there.
 

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All we need now is ageuro, Jesus, sterling and sane to get injured this weekend and we stand a chance !
 

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usually happens with joint injuries, you subconsciously put more weight on the other side to protect the previous injury.

Shame for KDB as he was on fire last year, but it's a real sign of depth that City haven't even missed him :houllier:
That is exactly what I've been struggling with when I had my bad left knee injury in 2010. I kept struggling with many injuries on my right foot for a long while
 
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fecks up with all that crust around his mouth? Is it because he runs with his mouth open? Looks disgusting. Barcelona doctor needs to get him some Vaseline.

Great player though.
What? You're not okay are you :lol:
 

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That is exactly what I've been struggling with when I had my bad left knee injury in 2010. I kept struggling with many injuries on my right foot for a long while
Yeah it's pretty common, which is why rehab is very important before you start playing again. My friend had an ACL injury and his leg shrunk to almost half the size of the other, no wonder his knee suffered also.
 

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fecks up with all that crust around his mouth? Is it because he runs with his mouth open? Looks disgusting. Barcelona doctor needs to get him some Vaseline.

Great player though.
Crusts around the mouth is a small price to pay for not getting done for doping, just ask Norway.
 

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In fairness, it makes absolute zero difference to their team.
Such a silly thing to say, it makes a lot of difference - please appreciate the best footballers in the world. De Bruyne is without a doubt the best player in that team, the one that creates control all over the pitch. They have a great squad and can cope well without him, but it's just like us missing Pogba or Chelsea missing Hazard.
 

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usually happens with joint injuries, you subconsciously put more weight on the other side to protect the previous injury.

Shame for KDB as he was on fire last year, but it's a real sign of depth that City haven't even missed him :houllier:


Meanwhile he could come to United and be our star man. Goes to show the difference is quality currently.
 

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Such a silly thing to say, it makes a lot of difference - please appreciate the best footballers in the world. De Bruyne is without a doubt the best player in that team, the one that creates control all over the pitch. They have a great squad and can cope well without him, but it's just like us missing Pogba or Chelsea missing Hazard.
Yup, they'll miss him at some point.
 

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Meanwhile he could come to United and be our star man. Goes to show the difference is quality currently.
In fairness, there aren't many teams where he wouldn't instantly become the star man. And he is a star man at City, btw. They just have incredible depth so are able to compensate.
 

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Scenes on the Caf if he returns in 29 days and everyone will be suspicious about doctor Cugat.
 

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Such a silly thing to say, it makes a lot of difference - please appreciate the best footballers in the world. De Bruyne is without a doubt the best player in that team, the one that creates control all over the pitch. They have a great squad and can cope well without him, but it's just like us missing Pogba or Chelsea missing Hazard.
Silly? It was a slight joke as to how good they are. Obviously, he makes a huge difference.
 

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Explosive knees, could be their Owen Hardgreaves (2.0).

He injured the same knee 2-3 years ago while diving, was hilarious. (not the injury before the self righteous brigade comes in, the funny side was he hurt himself while cheating (diving))

EDIT: Found it, the state of him :lol::lol::lol:

 

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It's good for us for the Derby I suppose but I'd rather him be fit to face Liverpool's title challenge as sad as that sounds.
 

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City seem to be doing ok without him.
Teams tend to park the bus in the league, which suits the Silva's perfectly since they are good in tight spaces. But in Europe where the game is a bit more open they'll probably need him to get far.
 

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Damn! We need City at full strength if they are to stop Liverpool from winning the league :(