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I'd rather get Haaland than another summer long pursuit of a player who's passed his best


100%....it could be one of guardiolas greatest legacy’s if he got haaland o sign.
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Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

I just don’t think [Pep] gives a f**k now.i wouldn’t lose any sleep if he left tomorrow
Really?

When it all got too intense at Barca, he took a year off from management completely.

Meaning that he could do the same right now were he similarly tired/frustrated/worn down etc (he's a v.wealthy man after all). At the end of which he could easily walk into his pick of jobs anywhere in the world.

Yet he's just added two years to his contract, to take him to summer 2023 (making 7 years at City).

Doesn't seem like the action of someone who no longer "gives a f**k", does it? Confused


Ah right..so signing a mega money deal for two more seasons actually means he’s interested?....more like good business sense to me.

Barca were paying him a king's ransom, but he walked away from that.

Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

... he might of been animated last night on the touchline but most of his post match interviews have been dull and he’s looked seriously uninterested...I’m fully convinced his spark at city is gone.
You might be right, but if that were the case, do you not think the hierarchy at City would have picked up on it before us? Yet they still extended his contract.

Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

The way pep has city playing now in the premier league is a blueprint for playing in Europe and the champions league.the chance to win the league is gone so it’s like his trying to find his best 11/shape to win the champions league....which if he does this season...he’ll walk away.
It's not just been this season, he's always been prioritising the CL. This is at the behest of his bosses, who are using City to showcase/sportswash their government etc, and is in contrast eg to Liverpool, for whom winning the PL was their overriding target.

Anyhow, he might walk away if he wins the CL. Or he might try to add a few more CL's, thereby burnishing his credentials as the outstanding Coach of his generation.


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Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

The spark is gone...in pep and the squad...sterling,KDB,Jesus all very average tonight.rodri isn’t good enough,he just slows down the play and isn’t creative enough.ive being saying it for two seasons now that we need a new striker and how a manager of peps quality can’t see that is beyond me..I just don’t think he gives a f**k now.
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"Pep Guardiola has revealed he could work longer than initially anticipated after admitting 'experience' has helped him.

The Manchester City boss has previously spoken about a short time in football management with interests away from the game.

But the Spaniard has extended his contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2023, which would take his Premier League stay to seven years and now the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager insists retirement is at the back of his mind."

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-city/pep-guardiola-retirement-transfer-news-b1781648.html

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That’s more like it. What a performance

Was a bit disappointed at the end it only finished 3-1. 
6-1 would have been a fairer reflection of the game 
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Still Liverpool’s main competition for the title despite numerous flaky contenders over the past month.
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

That’s more like it. What a performance

Was a bit disappointed at the end it only finished 3-1. 
6-1 would have been a fairer reflection of the game 


I was more impressed with us defensively....looked solid.the workrate was back tonight,chasing down Chelsea players and forcing mistakes.good performance but im taking it with a pinch of salt as when you think this team is Turing a corner they let you down...it’s the man city way.
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Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

The spark is gone...in pep and the squad...sterling,KDB,Jesus all very average tonight.rodri isn’t good enough,he just slows down the play and isn’t creative enough.ive being saying it for two seasons now that we need a new striker and how a manager of peps quality can’t see that is beyond me..I just don’t think he gives a f**k now.
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"Pep Guardiola has revealed he could work longer than initially anticipated after admitting 'experience' has helped him.

The Manchester City boss has previously spoken about a short time in football management with interests away from the game.

But the Spaniard has extended his contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2023, which would take his Premier League stay to seven years and now the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager insists retirement is at the back of his mind."

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-city/pep-guardiola-retirement-transfer-news-b1781648.html





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Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

That’s more like it. What a performance

Was a bit disappointed at the end it only finished 3-1. 
6-1 would have been a fairer reflection of the game 


I was more impressed with us defensively....looked solid.the workrate was back tonight,chasing down Chelsea players and forcing mistakes.good performance but im taking it with a pinch of salt as when you think this team is Turing a corner they let you down...it’s the man city way.

The only negative was Rodri’s first half display really, he was caught in possession a few times

Dias has been a great signing, still only 23 which is hard to believe
Finally Cancelo is beginning to show what he’s about, brilliant again
Stones continues to impress and Gundogan’s having a fine season 

 
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Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

Originally posted by Territorial Territorial wrote:

Originally posted by JUICEBOMB JUICEBOMB wrote:

The spark is gone...in pep and the squad...sterling,KDB,Jesus all very average tonight.rodri isn’t good enough,he just slows down the play and isn’t creative enough.ive being saying it for two seasons now that we need a new striker and how a manager of peps quality can’t see that is beyond me..I just don’t think he gives a f**k now.
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"Pep Guardiola has revealed he could work longer than initially anticipated after admitting 'experience' has helped him.

The Manchester City boss has previously spoken about a short time in football management with interests away from the game.

But the Spaniard has extended his contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2023, which would take his Premier League stay to seven years and now the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager insists retirement is at the back of his mind."

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-city/pep-guardiola-retirement-transfer-news-b1781648.html


Paper talk....means nothing.

Actually, it was what you might call "Pep talk" i.e. a direct quotation (and one which he didn't need to make).
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RIP Colin Bell he was a fantastic player.

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If City are going to win the league they need to show some consistency-   The next 6 games are key. Previously they would take 18 points from these games.

The game after Burnley is Liverpool.

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City coming into a decent vein of form, would expect them to pick up full points there alright
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Cancelo scores a great goal the same day Kyle Walker shows what a pathetic footballer he is.

LOLLOL

He did f**k all all season Cancelo, hardly relevant to City a goal in the most forgetful round of international games in a long while.

The real surprise of today for me was Walker getting picked ahead of TAA, who is one of the best right backs in the world, not to mention Wan Bisakka (is he even in the squad?) and Rhys James
Looked a year ago that Walkers England career was over 

Southgate must be another manager who knows less about football than Brendy, as well as Guardiola who’d Walker his outright first choice right back all season



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The last half a dozen games he’s started to show what the fuss was about, been very good. He took his time settling in 
Different type of RB to Walker

Made hard work of that tonight. Why’s Sterling allowed near penalties?

Still not scoring many against the teams outside the “big 6”
1 scored only against west ham, sheff utd, brighton, Leeds, Southampton, west brom
Makes me think this run of fixtures might not be as straight forward as they should be 


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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

The last half a dozen games he’s started to show what the fuss was about, been very good. He took his time settling in 
Different type of RB to Walker

Made hard work of that tonight. Why’s Sterling allowed near penalties?

Still not scoring many against the teams outside the “big 6”
1 scored only against west ham, sheff utd, brighton, Leeds, Southampton, west brom
Makes me think this run of fixtures might not be as straight forward as they should be 


be very hard now to choose between cancelo and walker for the RB spot...I’d shade it with walker just because of his pace alone.stones and Dias rock solid again tonight...stones with a great bloke near the end to spot Brighton maybe getting a point.

First half was good but pep has to hold his hands up for the poor showing in the second half...marhez playing center forward,takes him off for Jesus who goes left midfield and Silva center forward....the shape was all wrong and players were all over the shop.sterling looks shot of confidence...19goals at this stage last season just 7 now.
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I’ve no worries about Sterling, you know what you’re gonna get with him, he stretches defences, works hard and makes things happen. He’ll also score plenty and miss plenty. He was good against United and Chelsea I thought. 

The whole teams scoring is well down on recent seasons

Foden the top scorer with 8 now. 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

I’ve no worries about Sterling, you know what you’re gonna get with him, he stretches defences, works hard and makes things happen. He’ll also score plenty and miss plenty. He was good against United and Chelsea I thought. 

The whole teams scoring is well down on recent seasons

Foden the top scorer with 8 now. 


Sterlings always been miss 3 to get 1 type of player but his confidence is seriously shot in front of goal lately...his all round play is ok but in front of goal this season he sh*ts his bags.

Foden is an unbelievable player...he has the potential to be better than KDB..city look a far better side with him in it.

Scoring is down yes...but I think there’s more of a win ugly way about us now..just get the result and move on and we could be in the mix end of season.you have to give pep some plaudits for getting the back line sorted..even though it took him €300 million 😳😆
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Yeah he’s got a settled defence and as a team they’re looking more solid
Fair play to him for getting Stones back to his best
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