#47 | Phil Foden - 2020/21 Performances

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Neville...another total flop as a manager. He was a very limited player who got a lot of games at United but was often exposed at international level and in the Champions League. He played virtually all his career in a rigid 442 formation where he had a very simple role. The problem with the UK media is that people like him end up as pundits and they are treated as if they are some sort of experts. The fact that Southgate plays Foden as a very wide right winger tells you all you need to know about Southgate's lack of managerial skills.
Remember Neville‘s statement that you can’t win in England without big physical players. Saying that Phil would get bullied in one of the central midfield roles is the same argument that got spectacularly proved wrong by Pep.
 

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Phil needs to be played centrally in this England team. Forget all this clamour for Grealish to be played there and the fouls he is able to draw. Foden is on a different level to grealish on every aspect. He needs to be put in the middle. Sack off Mount or rice and have foden in the three then put sancho on the wing. Even be tempted to go Calvert-Lewin or rashford up top for him to slide balls in down the sides and start to stretch teams.
My city bias full on Bert mode here but Phil is miles better than anyone else in this England squad and if used correctly could light up this tournament and make it his own.
 

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Phil needs to be played centrally in this England team. Forget all this clamour for Grealish to be played there and the fouls he is able to draw. Foden is on a different level to grealish on every aspect. He needs to be put in the middle. Sack off Mount or rice and have foden in the three then put sancho on the wing. Even be tempted to go Calvert-Lewin or rashford up top for him to slide balls in down the sides and start to stretch teams.
My city bias full on Bert mode here but Phil is miles better than anyone else in this England squad and if used correctly could light up this tournament and make it his own.
Fact is that a manager who likes footballers would easily get both Foden and Grealish into this England side. The bloke is beyond clueless
 

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People rave over the handling of Foden however if he wasn’t a blue he’d have been long gone. Taken out the team far too often and easily when he’s without doubt in our top 3 players. No coincidence the majority of our games we haven’t won is when he’s left out. Not saying play every game but KDB rarely gets rested or dropped, why is Foden someone we need to wrap in cotton wool? We talks of the likes of Haaland Mbappe etc and Foden being close to their level, do you see them dropped or rested? It’s a shit myth that pep gets credit for how he’s handled him. In my opinion he’s handled him poorly.

as for England it’s a disgrace Sterling continues to play 90 odd minutes whilst Foden gets subbed. That’s a dinosaur of a manager for you
wow. At last, someone who thinks Pep has handled Phil poorly. Phil is a great player despite Pep not because of him. Great post!
 

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Tin hat time but im not sold on Phil being some mythical god. Yes he's a decent player but the greatest thing since Maradona he is not.
Given how much Pep has held Phil back, he is an incredible player. Pep's treatment of him would have broken most players, but Phil keeps bouncing back. A true blue.
 

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Given how much Pep has held Phil back, he is an incredible player. Pep's treatment of him would have broken most players, but Phil keeps bouncing back. A true blue.
The fucking state of your posts since joining up.
Nearly every one digging out the best manager we’ve ever had and now going against the grain with Fodens development.
Not surprising you’re agreeing with another bellend.
City, Pep and Phil are doing just fine.
 

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Lol. What the fuck are you talking about you loon
The stats speak for themselves. Pep is vastly over-rated as a coach. Whenever he's asked questions about his tactics, he simply says "keep the ball." Does he have any other strategies? Several City players play the safe ball, sideways or back. Geniuses like Phil are benched for taking risks. Tuchel has Pep's number because he isn't a one-track pony. Luckily, Phil loves City. : )
 

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The fucking state of your posts since joining up.
Nearly every one digging out the best manager we’ve ever had and now going against the grain with Fodens development.
Not surprising you’re agreeing with another bellend.
City, Pep and Phil are doing just fine.
Thanks ... happy to be of service. Re-education never a bad thing.
 
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