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      Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?

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      heimdall
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #125: Jul 31, 2019 11:46:40 am
      Think we would get at that team with Otamendi left back and Mendy centre half!



      To be honest I wasn't quite sure which of the City defenders were CB's and which were FB's, I just picked the ones I'd heard of most. Citeh are actually lacking in depth defensively which is quite surprising, its the one area where we have more depth.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #126: Jul 31, 2019 01:46:16 pm
      Also we were very lucky in terms of injuries last season

      No, we really weren't.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #127: Jul 31, 2019 03:25:36 pm

      I'm referring to injuries to our forwards, in defence it was a bloody nightmare at one stage in the new year
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #128: Jul 31, 2019 05:57:59 pm
      I'm referring to injuries to our forwards, in defence it was a bloody nightmare at one stage in the new year

      Was Bobby not injured for a significant period at the end of the season ? Mo missing a number of games as well - both were missing for the second leg against Barce
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #129: Jul 31, 2019 08:35:39 pm
      and they won the league, league cup and fa cup

      Winning Ol Big Ears definitely Top Trumps that!!

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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #130: Jul 31, 2019 09:08:55 pm
      Well there was a point to make up?  so not sure.  If it is overall then no chance they have a massive squad of quality which has never been bettered!
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #131: Aug 01, 2019 10:57:23 am
      1 point that's all were behind City 1 point. Every year Jürgen has improved this club since he has been here and we have also been in 4 finals winning the big one this year. Who wouldn't want to have more quality in the squad regardless of cost but this man has done more than enough to earn our trust. If it was funds he needed the owners would not dare deny him £70mil in net spend since he has been here is incredible transfer dealings.
      What bothers me is the people demanding £100mil transfers are going to be complaining like f**k when we lose or draw a game they will be insufferable .

      I was hoping someone pointed out it was just 1 point, and arguably that point was just 10mm away from being 1 point in our favour. ;D

      Everything you say here is correct BTW.  :gt-happyup:
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #132: Aug 01, 2019 01:31:57 pm
      Was Bobby not injured for a significant period at the end of the season ? Mo missing a number of games as well - both were missing for the second leg against Barce

      Bobby missed about 3 games I think and Mo only the Barca game or possibly there was one more, but certainly not a lot of games missed by our main forwards.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #133: Aug 01, 2019 01:32:31 pm
      Winning Ol Big Ears definitely Top Trumps that!!



      Not for me, I want the league.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #134: Aug 01, 2019 01:44:37 pm
      Bobby missed about 3 games I think and Mo only the Barca game or possibly there was one more, but certainly not a lot of games missed by our main forwards.

      You will find he missed a lot more as did Mo hence why Shaqiri and Origi started a good number of games.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #135: Aug 01, 2019 05:25:42 pm

      So does everyone!! Doesn't change the fact the European Cup is a bigger and far more prestigious trophy to win.
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      Reply #136: Aug 02, 2019 12:37:08 pm
      So does everyone!! Doesn't change the fact the European Cup is a bigger and far more prestigious trophy to win.

      The CL final win is more beneficial financially and status wise mate, winning the Prem is more important in the context of shutting those mouthy bas**rds up down the M62.

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      Reply #137: Aug 02, 2019 01:14:36 pm
      Don't think we have closed the gap, but if sane goes to Bayern that would help.  i will give him a lift if he wants!! :clap:
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #138: Aug 02, 2019 05:41:03 pm
      The CL final win is more beneficial financially and status wise mate, winning the Prem is more important in the context of shutting those mouthy bas**rds up down the M62.



      F**k them rabid tw*ts. Of course we all want to win the league, but the European Cup is a far more prestigious trophy than that bastardised Prem trophy.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #139: Aug 04, 2019 06:18:02 pm
      So the gap now is?
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #140: Aug 04, 2019 06:20:01 pm

      They take charity shield way more seriously, some one needs to let Pep know its just a glorified friendly.
      In terms of teams very very even again.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #141: Aug 04, 2019 06:40:35 pm

      Evidently still the same.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #142: Aug 04, 2019 07:16:59 pm
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #143: Aug 04, 2019 07:28:58 pm

      Still a bloody width of a line!
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #144: Aug 04, 2019 10:06:12 pm
      I just hope the rest of the PL has a go at City rather than sitting back and letting them have possession waiting for them to score.. Get at the bas**rds they're not that great in defence
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #145: Aug 04, 2019 11:10:54 pm

      Is it, not from what I saw from the stands. They're not that f**king good.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #146: Aug 05, 2019 01:23:37 am
      I was a bit surprised by City. I know Guardiola plays 9 midfielders in general but their defensive personnel is light on and IF Aguero doesn't have a stormer they might struggle having to defend a lead at some point. I think they probably think in a league season they will dominate the majority of matches and get 70% possession and so they don't need foot soldiers in defense or out and out strikers. I just think it might be a little one dimensional, if things don't go their way i.e. sensitive to them getting a lead.
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #147: Aug 05, 2019 03:38:29 am
      Think we are the better team
      Overall, second half we were all over them & should won the game 2nd half..if Salah learns to pass some..
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #148: Aug 05, 2019 05:09:29 am
      Have we closed the gap on City this summer?
      In terms of financial sway probably not, however, on the pitch there wasn't much of a gap at all, maybe you could argue their squad had better quality,
      I can't ever remember any march where City had us by the throat and were  totally dominant,
      They done us 5-1 in the Mane high boot red card game but even then we were the better side on the day up to that incident,
      In our CL matches weve been better, and last season we all know how lucky they were,  at Anfield we cancelled each other out and at the Emptihad,  Stones cleared off the line ,Salah hit the post and not forgetting the goal tech non goal ,so again we were the better side ,
      I just think Jürgen has the measure of City and Pep tactically, 
      His style and philosophy is better and team spirit,  together with the passion, desire and will to win has closed any gap there was, their lucky win against us last season,  our only defeat cost us a title and robbed us of a Double,
      That is a Fact!!

      There is No Gap !

      YNWA
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      Re: Have we closed the gap on Man City this summer?
      Reply #149: Aug 05, 2019 06:17:26 am
      We took it up to them in the 2nd half. Bet you that's more then any other team do this season. I'm not scared of City. They really should be scared of us.

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