Partly dramatic and partly hoping for a jinxYour defense is definitely poorer (makeshift LB and CB will do that to you), but as good as KDB is, something is off with your midfield. It's more porous compared to last season (even when KDB was out), and it's struggling to create chances more.
Normally, this game should have ended 4-2 or 4-3. Open questions around your defense, but that you can't score is the bigger issue.
Of course this is one game. I'll join @SportingCP96 in his drama sessions if you don't retool appropriately and smash the next 5 teams.
Makes sense, but Rodri is going to be a mainstay there regardless going forward. Maybe moving Silva the Younger into midfield could suffice to provide that energy?Rodri can't cover the ground like fernandinho can. He's cool on the ball but he's just not fern. Once you are passed our mf they aren't getting back. Fern always did.
A midfield of gundo, d silva and rodri don't cover the ground.
If they are banned from Europe next season then i think he may do his final year. He's regarded as a top level manager & top level managers have to be in the CL. I think his ego would override this though & he'd stay at City & have a fairly easy chance of leaving on a high with the PL title.Pep will not be there next season regardless I can guarantee that. This is his final season there.
Pep going to Juve at end of the season? That would really make a lot of sense.If they are banned from Europe next season then i think he may do his final year. He's regarded as a top level manager & top level managers have to be in the CL. I think his ego would override this though & he'd stay at City & have a fairly easy chance of leaving on a high with the PL title.
If this season continues to decline & they don't win the PL or CL i think it's 50/50 if he stays or goes. He's not going to be able to go on another spending spree next season as they now have eyes on them. He will be given money for a CB but likely no more. If he doesn't like it he'll throw his toys out of the pram.
Ferran SorianoThis outcome represents not just a season, but a decade of hard work. The organisation is now at a level of maturity that allows us to plan in multi-year cycles.
These victories are not accidents. They are the product of careful planning & consistent hard work.
Presumably that's either $480m or it's more than 10%. Either way, not a bad way to get a legal cash injection for the club. Wonder how much they paid the equity lot back under the table.The owners have agreed to sell10% to a US equity firm called Silver Lake for 500m, valuing the entire City Football Group at $4.8bn...
The investment is in CFG as a whole rather than City itself. In saying that the other teams in the group are making huge losses. They are unlikely to ever become profitable due to the lack of revenue generation they can achieve. In effect City are now the worlds most valuable club.So you guys are telling me Manchester City is almost valued at twice our value of $2.8bn? That sounds way too high. Crazy numbers that are being thrown around.
Its estimated at 10%, no exact figure out yetPresumably that's either $480m or it's more than 10%. Either way, not a bad way to get a legal cash injection for the club. Wonder how much they paid the equity lot back under the table.
I believe there are already rules in place to prevent this, and if they could do this do you not think they would already be doing it?I'm assuming due to FFP they can't use the money to invest in the team. Suppose there's nothing to stop City selling a player to one of their other clubs for way over the odds though.
They've dropped off hugely but Liverpool have been relentless in a way I don't think I've seen before and I think City have just eventually felt that pressure.Amazing to think - assuming my maths is right - that City would have to win their remaining 22 league games just to equal last season's 98 points total.
Competing with Kyle Walker for the RB position and currently coming off second best.I just remembered they signed Cancelo. What’s the story with that? Is he playing for them? Can’t say I’ve seen him in a City shirt.
Just plastic fans and glory hunters whiteI still don't understand why we've lost so many city fans. They were among the highest posters last season and as many said, they were just here as its the best forum to discuss football. Not to wind anybody up or anything. Funny they just vanished.