Discuss Pellegrini (Pt 2)

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  1. dancity19

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    It's been a hugely underwhelming start. Barring Newcastle, every game has been almost painful to watch, and exactly like the worst of last season.
    There are basic things that aren't being done right, and in my opinion, Yaya isn't a central midfielder, but I'm not a football manager..!
    I was a Mancini outer, purely due to the fact I didn't believe he got nearly enough out of the squad- just because I was a Mancini outer, though, doesn't mean I have to go to ridiculous lengths to decent everything Pellegrini does. We have looked poor. BUT, it is only 4 games in and that is far too early to judge.
    We can't rely on Kompany at the moment, with his recent injury record there is no certainty he won't pick up another injury soon.

    If we are still like this after 10-15 games then it may be time to worry. What originally looked like an ideal opportunity to win the league after early strengthening, and the departure of Ferguson, now looks like one of the hardest years to make the top 4 (for any team) with the buys of Spurs and the potential of Arsenal, given Girouds early scoring form and Ramseys. At a push you could even say Lpool are there or thereabouts, though I am sure they will soon drop off.

    I still believe with Pellegrini's history of top man management and relative success in the champions league, that it will come good, BUT this has far from been the start I expected.
     
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    Completely agree with this ... baffling that we played with such tempo and verve against Newcastle and then have seemingly gone back into our shells subsequently. Plus the way we played yesterday or against Hull, even Cardiff ... I've never seen a team of Pellegrini's play in that manner.
     
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    Fair enough, but that seems to go against absolutely everything that had been debated on here. I guess the danger by admitting such is that you end up giving credit to the devil.

    So on that note I'm out, as there is no reasoned debate to be had.
     
  4. Cheesy

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    Bugger! You were one of the ones I was holding out the most hope for BK :(
     
  5. The-Dogs-Pollocks

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    I share you thoughts here, I would say the most concerning thing is that Pellegrini is persisting playing a style and formation that our players simply cannot play, he has seen us playing awful football against Cardiff and hull but tries exactly the same thing against stoke, why?

    People talking about injuries and Kompany's return etcetera are just deluding themselves, until Pellegrini alters his tactics we will continue to outplayed in very single match.

    We are constantly overrun in midfield and can not retain possession which leads too our defence having more work to do, which leads to them looking uncertain, Everyone was raving about Nasty last season and Lescott is an England international with years of experience, they have not turned into bad players overnight,the system has changed and it doesn't suit them.

    Playing a two man midfield of fernandinho and Yaya is suicidal, if we play the same tactics in the next couple of games with the same players I think questions should be asked.

    Last season we were told that Mancini plays boring football and we were going to play a more expansive, faster game this season, we were also told that Mancini had lost the dressing room and the players just were not playing for him anymore, hence the cup final performance etc.

    So far this season, we have witnessed the 3 worst performances from city since Sven was here and the players look like more demotivated than ever.

    I know this post is very negative, coming 4 games in to a new season, he needs time etc. I suppose I am just shocked and concerned at just how poor we currently are, he needs to get it sorted before the derby otherwise the talk of sacking etc will really start and the players will be under even more pressure
     
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    Completely agree with this ... baffling that we played with such tempo and verve against Newcastle and then have seemingly gone back into our shells subsequently. Plus the way we played yesterday or against Hull, even Cardiff ... I've never seen a team of Pellegrini's play in that manner.[/quo

    Is it time to expect a bit more from the players then. We blamed Mancini. But as this is so unlike a Pellegrini time, perhaps it's time for the players to properly step up.
     
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    PULIS IN!!!!! At last, a manager we can all get behind.
     
  8. casualdeyna

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    I agree with this, although I don't think we can afford to play as poorly for 10/15 games if we want to compete for trophies.
     
  9. cleavers

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    I wish we could get away from this obsession that its the defence is the problem, its not, its what's in front of it, or in fact what's not in front of it, and also its not our whole first striing defence that's out its half, the defence first choice is Zab Kompany Nastasic and Clichy. Demichellis was brought in as a panic buy because Kompany was out in my opinion, and that worked out well, not.

    I agree that its going to be a harder league this year, but none of the new managers will be afforded time to get it right results wise, they will all come under scrutiny if they lose a game like we did at Cardiff. We need to be within 4 or 5 points of the top after 10 games regardless of "bedding in" time. That is now the level we are at. New players and managers will come and go, but all should be expected to come in and get on with it, if we truly are a top side.
     
  10. OB1

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    I do wonder how many people on here watched Villareal in their pomp? I can remember watching them and thinking: how how this guy got this team playing like this well? Maybe he won't pull that trick off at City, with better player: I mean he couldn't win anything at Real Madrid;-)
     
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