Author Topic: What Will Next Season Hold For Manchester City?  (Read 120 times)

ExileSteve

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There can be no doubt that this season has been something of a disappointment for the Blues, but for those of us who have invested a lifetime of passionate commitment the big question is what will happen next time around?


I sincerely hope I'm wrong and that I've got egg all over my face this time next year but, if I'm being completely honest, I have to admit that I'm not optimistic. In fact, I'll stick my neck out and make a prediction, namely that Pep will not survive to see the end of next season in his current post. My reckoning is that around the end of February or early March, when we're out of the Champions League at the first knockout stage, sitting in fifth place in the Premier League and still shipping needless goals every week, the so-called Messiah will either choose to spend more time with his family or be persuaded to do so by the club's owners.


From what we've seen so far I'm not convinced that Guardiola has the necessary insight to solve our existing problems. It is surely obvious to anyone with eyes that Claudio Bravo is a clown who is not only nowhere near good enough for the top level but would probably struggle in League Two or the National League. And yet the manager persists in picking him until injury finally puts him out of his misery, and us out of ours. There are other reasons for my pessimism, but overall I'm not impressed with Mr Guardiola, despite all the media hype.


What do the rest of you think?

Parky

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Re: What Will Next Season Hold For Manchester City?
« Reply #1 on: 21:52:54, 12/05/17 »
As a red (a fair one I hope) I think you're right in fact if it was anyone else but pep city would be advertising for a new manager now , and the joe hart / bravo situation should have set alarm bells ringing with the sheikh straight away.

ExileSteve

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Re: What Will Next Season Hold For Manchester City?
« Reply #2 on: 23:54:23, 12/05/17 »

You're more than likely right, Parky. I don't want to keep harping on about Bravo, but I'm going to just for the time being!


I can't be the only one to be thoroughly bamboozled by his peculiar technique of diving-on-the-spot, for which I'm convinced he must have taken out some kind of trademark or copyright. I've watched countless non-league matches down here in Cornwall over the years (following Penzance in the Carlsberg South-Western League) and even at that level I've never seen anything quite like it. When any goalkeeper dives to stop a shot he always moves from one piece of turf to another..........any keeper, that is, except for our Claudio. How he can throw himself into a dive but still land on the same spot he started from is a phenomenon that appears to defy the normal and accepted laws of physics. Utterly puzzling and bizarre!!


Anyway, that's my gripe off my chest, for tonight at any rate.


Night, night, everybody!

Parky

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Re: What Will Next Season Hold For Manchester City?
« Reply #3 on: 06:58:17, 13/05/17 »
And over at the red side Utd will  have to have such  a clear out of deadwood that they'll need a couple of buses to shift them

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Re: What Will Next Season Hold For Manchester City?
« Reply #4 on: 07:31:37, 13/05/17 »

A container lorry, perhaps? ::)


Anyway, last night I meant to say Carlsberg South-West Peninsula League. That's where the mighty Magpies ply their trade. The description I gave was the old name for it.


Oh no, I've just realised I might be turning into Mr Logic from Viz comic.


Help..........!!!!