Wasn’t especially looking forward to this, with it being the third home game in a week but the fact that we’ll probably see the likes of McAtee, Palmer, Delap, Mbete and Lavia makes it a bit more interesting for me.
Looking forward to talking about actual football again, instead of the tiresome discourse about crowds, media etc. Normally a bit of a pessimist, but we’re on a roll at the moment so think we’ll get another good win. Just hoping Guardiola doesn’t drop any more bombs in his post-match interview.
Some fair points, although you may be conflating a few issues there. The comms generally over the last few weeks have indeed been poor, but that’s a separate issue imo. Guardiola’s comments are on him, not the PR dept. Tbf, he’s not shirked that.
I’m almost certain they did, but it’s naive to think that Simon Heggie would say to Pep “this is what you need to say” and that he’d go along with it. Guardiola was extremely bullish today and was always going to say what he wanted, not what the PR dept wanted.
I don’t think any of the press team can really pull rank on Guardiola tbf. As for the attendance figure, I presume that came from City rather than the BBC plucking it out of thin air. Seemed low to me, but again it’s not a PR issue.