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1 Posted 04/05/2021 at 20:47:17
For the ageists out there, look at some of their key players this season:
De Bruyne; 29
And you can add Aguero (32) to that as he is undoubtedly an influential player in that squad even if he doesn't play as regular.
Combined with a healthy smattering of 20 - 26 year olds, testimony that good teams need balance of youth and experience.
2 Posted 04/05/2021 at 20:58:43
Possession of the ball is so vital in this game, as both teams make fifteen or more passes while having the ball, Fernandinho gave a slack pass and gave away possession and PSG worked the ball up and down the field before firing a shot at the goal, must have been twenty five to thirty passes involved without City touching the ball.
I want City to win but if PSG get a goal early in the second half this game will be in the balance, a great game to watch.
3 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:00:49
Foden very impressive.
The City bench looks pretty tasty too.
4 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:08:02
One of the lads at work is a Parisian and PSG fan. He's developed a soft spot for Everton, so I'm hoping for them tonight! Nothing against City.
5 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:14:05
6 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:25:39
7 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:27:00
Classic overload from City. 4 v 2 at one point there.
8 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:40:29
9 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:43:10
10 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:44:28
11 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:47:41
I thought that when I watched it on the news Rob. There seemed to be collaboration from the stewards. Dare I say, they were almost coordinating hence they cleared them back off the pitch pretty quickly??
12 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:57:43
13 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:59:07
Dias the best in Europe for me.
14 Posted 04/05/2021 at 21:59:27
15 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:00:06
16 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:00:09
17 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:00:44
What a gang of overrated yard dogs PSG are and Neymar not only looks like my taxi driver but plays like him
18 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:00:56
19 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:01:27
20 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:02:43
The way we're shaping at the minute they could put out their under 18s team and still give us a hard time. I can see the events that you described earlier at Manchester Unted leading to them forfeiting the match with the neighbours, there are funnily enough seperate rules between the FA and Premier League. If the Police call it off no forfeit, if the host side are culpable they forfeit the points.
21 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:03:57
22 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:05:24
If there is a better partnership in Europe I havent seen it
23 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:05:55
That's what happens when you play in a sub-standard league Barry. Players like Neymar can't step up as they've been playing the equivalent of Hull all season. Players like Kean shine because they're playing the equivalent of Hull all season.
Sorry for picking on Hull. I just plucked that one out of the air.
24 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:08:42
25 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:11:42
It's a bit sad when you get your football appreciation/happiness from watching another team. I've got blue Evertonian blood running through my veins, but I don't ever feel happy watching them lately.
26 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:15:43
We do take the mick out of the French lad in work by calling it the Farmer's League.
So there's probably a bit of truth in my view that it's easier to shine there than in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Seria A and La Liga.
But ultimately with clubs like Lille, Marseille, Lyon and Monaco, a very competitive league. Professional football at the end of the day, something someone like me only got close to, so who am I to criticise?
Well done City by the way. What a great journey that has been for their fans. If you'd have predicted this 30 years ago you'd have been declared clinically insane!
27 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:21:55
The reason City look energised is all the players bar Sterling are comfortable on the ball. Passes go where they're supposed to go ball control is instant and the game is under their control.
By contrast our mob have too many with a first touch so dreadful their second is a header.
28 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:24:10
I'm just waiting for a Big Uzbek, to get off his yacht, to get the ball rollingðŸ¤ž
29 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:33:34
30 Posted 04/05/2021 at 22:48:35
That's why I don't get overly upset I realised from minute one Mosh was more Randy Lerner than Mansoor but that doesn't mean to say we can't challenge.
31 Posted 04/05/2021 at 23:00:14
To see City where they are now when in my lifetime I've witnessed them in the 3rd tier of English football relying on Sean Goater as their main hope has to give you hope.
I'm using the hope word a lot again. But it's good perspective. It can be done and let's face it, we've never been to the depths that City have. Or even Chelsea for that matter. I still recall them being a "bouncy" club in my youth.
32 Posted 05/05/2021 at 21:29:58
33 Posted 05/05/2021 at 21:42:04
34 Posted 05/05/2021 at 21:46:42
RM can't match them for energy OR talent.
35 Posted 05/05/2021 at 21:52:53
Abramovich is ruthless, but Tuchel's appointment has transformed Chelsea into a serious force of a team. They seem to be way more organised and focused now.
36 Posted 05/05/2021 at 21:57:18
37 Posted 05/05/2021 at 22:01:42
And to think they did it all without the brilliant defender Kurt Zouma.
Anyway, today and yesterday, the best teams (by far) were victorious.
38 Posted 05/05/2021 at 22:06:10
Of course I may have misunderstood what he was saying.
39 Posted 05/05/2021 at 22:07:29
40 Posted 05/05/2021 at 22:14:48
41 Posted 06/05/2021 at 02:55:12
We have players who work hard but are not good enough. That's it.
We don't have the athleticism/skill combinations to play like ManCity or Chelsea.
The rare times RM or PSG found a sliver of space to run into, they were chased down and pressured or swarmed altogether.
We flat don't have that level of talented athleticism.
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