Why haven’t Manchester City become the "super club" they should be?

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  1. jrb

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  2. blue dallas

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    I'll have a wild guess ....
    FFP ? Maybe .
     
  3. Marvin

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    Great topic but don't need a gloating trash paper to give me ideas.

    • Injury to the best central defender and our Captain for 2 seasons (we wouldn't have won the league titles we have won without Kompany - he is that important)
    • FFP. Sinclair, Rodwell, Garcia. We bought players we would not normally have bought for a period trying to comply with financial regulations
    • Mancini made a mess of it by employing the same aggressive management style that Mourinho uses. Players wont stand for it long term.
    • We bought badly. Last Summer we bought well, but that was an exception. We still have players like Toure and Zabaleta who should not be in our side.
    • Extraordinary competitiveness of the Premiership. The quality of the top sides in the Premier league has never been lower, but there are 6 sides at least who are strong, and rest of the league is also strong. The league is much more competitive than it has ever been costing quality for its leaders who once used to be able to totally dominate their leagues in the way that Bayern and Juve do.
     
  4. Don Karleone

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    People may disagree but i'd also add refs to the list as well. We've had some shocking decisions go against us, particularly this season.
     
  5. Marvin

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    We had worse in 2011/12 and overcame them.
     
  6. 3rdgenerationblue

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    tosser officials, bad luck and some very poor senior management decision making.
     
  7. cyberblue

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    The league is much more competitive now .plus some poor decisions at all levels .Some of the players we bought were no better than ones we had
     
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    Ffp media referees david Gill all trying to slow us down and stop us. Mainly for me its the negativity in the media towards our club that sets the Narrative for the gullible masses.
     
  9. Don Karleone

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    Not sure about that. Especially against our direct rivals.
     
  10. franksinatra

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    The main reason is due to the poor recruitment policy in the transfer market. 2010-2012 we bought a generation of top class player like Silva, Yaya, Aguero, Dzeko, Clichy and yet 6-7 years on we are still relying on these players to a certain extent.

    Also we bought players which provide little balance to the side. Look at the team from 2012 and on paper it was nowhere near as good as this side of 2017. We won the title with 89 points with players like Lescott, Johnson, De Jong, etc in the side. But the squad had balance and not only technically excellent, they were very physical and had different options in the side like Dzeko etc to change the focus of the attack. That has changed over the last couple of years and we have suffered as a consequence.

    As for the Premiership being competitive it's a load of rubbish. It's only competitive due to the poor quality of the sides at the top. A decent but not great Chelsea side have posted a points total similar to Barca and Real Madrids total but both those sides are far superior to this Chelsea side.
     

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