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    Rico Lewis and Oscar bobb

    Walker's been a fantastic player at City, but he's starting to look 34 and without being too critical, I would suggest that he's probably appeared at one tournament too many. It would be great if he accepted a lesser role, as Rico seamlessly acquired more minutes in a successful team, but...
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    40 years ago today - steps towards youth team success

    City had a decent squad, but Newcastle had a certain Paul Gascoigne alongside Kevin Scott and a few others who made the First XI.
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    What's the best football book of all time?

    After reading that he lost his virginity to a goat the book was always going to struggle to maintain it's high level of shock and astonishment
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    England v Slovakia - Sun 30th June, 17:00 | Euro 2024 Round of 16

    Yeah it's a weird one and not without precedent as Sven did something similar at previous tournaments. We've also seen Gerrard and Lampard shoehorned into a nondescript formation with predictable results. Our only hope is that other countries are also suffering from a dearth of quality and I...
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    England v Slovakia - Sun 30th June, 17:00 | Euro 2024 Round of 16

    Pickford's a tinderbox liability Walker's had one tournament too many. Trippier's out of position Shaw's stuck in KFC Trent's a One Hit Wonder and done nothing since Wishing Well. Stones has been horrendous for such a talented player. Guehi's only playing because we literally haven't got...
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    Jude Bellingham

    Foden's more disciplined than Bellingham (and Kane) but strangely that's perceived as a weakness when playing for England, whereas at City he's been educated to look 3-4 passes ahead, and drift into goal scoring positions. Indeed, watch a montage and he's even got a couple of signature goals...
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    City Players at the Euros

    Rodri and Akanji have been the obvious standouts. I'm not sure why, but Stones has been poor, particularly against Slovakia, when on 2-3 occasions, he collided with a teammate. Also, I suspect that Walker's confidence has been affected by losing a yard of pace. The others have all been a...
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    Portugal v Slovenia - Mon 1st July, 20:00 | Euro 2024 Round of 16

    I once played in a Sunday Morning game where a player smacked one of his team mates for not letting him take a Free Kick, but I'm struggling to recall a more selfish narcissistic performance in the entire history of professional football. It takes a great effort to be the biggest self- obsessed...
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    England v Slovakia - Sun 30th June, 17:00 | Euro 2024 Round of 16

    Rice and Mainoo appear ring fenced from criticism but neither tracked back quick enough to block Slovakia's goal scorer That's why Walker ended up in no man's land, albeit not helped by Stones following the ball
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    England v Slovakia - Sun 30th June, 17:00 | Euro 2024 Round of 16

    The only thing Lee Dixon said all game that made any sense was when he asserted that everyone would forget most of the dross if England actually won the game. Essentially that's what happened, so despite equalizing with a last minute "Hail Mary"(have City ever scored from a Kyle Walker long...
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    What's the best football book of all time?

    A bit tedious for me. His whole argument surrounds the notion that rather than apply for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the Greater Manchester Council should have spent all their money on the regeneration of East Manchester. Obviously this would have meant no Sheikh Mansoor and no City takeover...
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    What's the best football book of all time?

    Yeah it's quite an evocative book and captures the moment perfectly. It also contains a few subliminal City references such as the 1970 ECWC Final not being televised live, and also Colin Bell warming up on the sidelines when Beckenbauer scores, oblivious to the notion that in years to come...
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    Hooliganism and Violence Maine Road 80's/early 90's

    I remember the game August (79) as we were losing 1-0, but won 2-1 with two late goals. I don't recall the Wednesday fans singing that tune, but it sounds right as Hersham Boys was released in the Summer of 79.
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    Hooliganism and Violence Maine Road 80's/early 90's

    On a similar theme, I flew to Cologne last Sunday for a couple of Euro games, and something reminded me of this thread. I've done the vast majority of City's European away games since we moved to the ETIHAD, but it's noticeable that some of our older supporters (many of whom were in their late...
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    What's the best football book of all time?

    CITY GEORGE BEST AND 21 OTHERS: Colin Schindler. Forget the title. It's a reflection of the 1964 FA Youth Cup Semi Final when United beat City 8-4 on aggregate, and the subsequent careers of those who featured. Ironic, comical, and occasionally quite sad. FOREVER BOYS: James Lawton: A study of...
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    What's the best football book of all time?

    The book is far darker than the film and certainly more controversial as it portrays Clough as an alcoholic with a grudge.
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    Phil - Scapegoats and witch hunts

    I was there last night and to be fair, the England supporters inside the stadium were far more supportive towards Foden than those who post on Twitter.
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    Phil - Scapegoats and witch hunts

    Foden will never be a left winger, and he's not really a natural number 10 playmaker in the way that David Silva used to dominate possession and control the flow. He's a 15+ goals per season midfielder, which without penalties is absolutely phenomenal. Indeed, if he stays healthy, he might beat...
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    England v Slovenia - Tue 25th June, 20:00 | Euro 2024 Group C

    My first England match since the Last 16 victory over Denmark in Nigata at Japan/Korea2002 If I'm still alive in 2046, and somebody's got a spare ticket, then I'm not interested. Football isn't coming home, but I am
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    Tottenham 1 City 3 May 1968

    Not this dog.

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