So what made the difference

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  1. vmsuhail

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    We didn't have any key player injured for long and Mendy was covered well by Delph. KDB started all league games except the derby.
     
  2. Psychedelic Casual

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    In Guardiola's first interview when he first came he said that it is easy to go into a club and organise them defensively and get them sitting back playing negative football because all that takes is everyone understanding where to stand in a defensive zone. But it takes time to implement attacking structures.

    When he first came in i think he got the whole squad incredibly fitter than what Pellegrini left them in and we had a good start but over the whole season we just didn't quite have the right players to keep the Guardiola philosophy going but it was all being learnt.

    And while we have been brilliant at times this season Pep's philosophy still isn't fully being implemented properly by the team, for various reasons. Some of which down to not being helped by poor final passes/crosses, poor finishing and defensive lapses in concentration or mistakes but also because we still have not quite got the right players in some areas (we will strengthen again) plus with the amount of young players in the squad (Ederson Stones Laporte Mendy Bernardo Sterling Sané Jesus) who haven't fully developed their quality, experience or confidence as players yet; we have a huge amount of improving still to do. Which is actually quite frightening for everyone else - all those younger lads a year older and better, plus a few new signings, and this team could be unbelievable next season!

    Get the signings right and i can see this season's records being smashed next season.
     
  3. yeah whatever !!

    yeah whatever !!

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    oh of course there's that too.
     
  4. trevorriley

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    ederson / full backs / organised midfield not giving ball away / silva & KDB carrying on being world class / good cover for injured players rather than a weak bench.

    we need to stay one step ahead in summer, strengthen in two or three areas. Since January scousers have beaten us 3 times &we lost three other games plus 1-1 with burnley when we where clearly the better team. Pep will make sure that doesn't happen again.
     
  5. adrianr

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    No matter how or where we strengthen there will be unexpected losses. It's too much to expect to go a whole league + all cup campaigns unbeaten. However the 3 losses to Liverpool should definitely stand out as something we can address (rag game to a lesser extent). Sometimes we need to be able to just keep it together and not shit the bed in the space of 5 minutes.
     
  6. marcus

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    Theyll be reet when hes back
     
  7. 01cravend

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    Pep found his team/tactics/formation and stuck with it unlike last season when he was experimenting every game. Makes a huge difference and was arguing with posters last season about that being what Pep wanted to do but they were adamant that he was changing it because he wanted to and would continue to this season.

    Also better/younger/more suited players to play Peps game. The players we had already better understanding Peps tactics helped by the no more chopping and changing.
     
  8. peace frog

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    we play one way,doesnt matter who we are playing or what the score is ,we play one way and all the players now know exactly how to play when to play and where they should be ,we will do the same next season with a few tweaks and will be even better at it,with better players in certain positions and a deeper squad to rotate


    fucking mint
     
  9. peace frog

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    great minds :)
     
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