City vs Liverpool U23's

Discussion in 'EDS and Academy Forum' started by Don Karleone, 12 Jan 2018.

  1. Delphinho


    18 Nov 2017
    He only turned 18 in november, and he completly bossed the midfield today. Could have a very bright future
  2. Nelly's Left Foot

    Nelly's Left Foot

    3 Mar 2009
    I wonder if I am in the minority here. I thought City were bang average tonight and at times just plain rubbish. I can see how Smith might be considered for MotM based his fantastic efforts but I didn't think much about the quality of his game with the ball given away too often and he ended up hoofing it so that it didn't come back too quickly.

    Great win though and much needed given our position in the league. 3 nice goals too but I just didn't think the team play was very good.
  3. Alber Fenoll Espejo

    Alber Fenoll Espejo

    2 Mar 2017
    All goals Manchester City vs Liverpool

  4. FantasyIreland


    29 Oct 2008
    Enjoying my brew
    You're not alone pal.I also thought the game lacked any real quality,our defending was particularly poor as we just didnt seem to have any composure on the ball and we often looked panicked.

    Smith did ok but hes a million miles from the first team.Matondo and Dilrosun impresssed in patches.
  5. IAA


    29 Jul 2011
    It was the first EDS game I’ve been to for a few years, and if I’m being honest they were woeful - the team with Gunn, Maffeo, Denayer, Evans, Glendon, Evans, Byrne and Barker was infinitely better, both collectively and to a man. I really do have to question whether the CFA is actually anything more than a naive vanity project - Platt Lane seemingly produced a higher calibre of footballer.

    Regarding Matt Smith, he looked like the only ‘proper footballer’ in the team, with a varied skills set, intensity and attitude. Those perceived hoofs upfield were smart attempts at relieving pressure and gaining ground higher up the pitch, there was a lot of backspin on them. If he keeps developing, I can see him becoming a viable Fernandinho alternative eventually.

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