Bournemouth (H) - CC 3rd Round Post-match Thread

paddyblue

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He's a quality player but just doesn't suit us.
You’re right there. People were saying to me he’ll rip it up in city’s team when we signed him. I was never sure he would have the predicted impact.

I think his limited willingness for pressing and tracking for the duration of a game, or any duration during a game, and the fact that his complete lack of willingness (not awareness) to pass to anyone in a better position than him, is the opposite of endearing to fans.

I feel another downside to Mahrez game is that him being in the team has reduced Aguero’s goal return since he’s come in, simply by not passing to the best finisher in the league, who’s worked his bollax off time and time again, to get into a position to receive the ball and score. Mahrez just refuses to pass. I mentioned Aguero cos he’s our all time, I want him to get as many as possible to try get Shearers record if he stays for another couple of seasons

Mahrez will score a few, and some will turn out to be important, but he doesn’t score enough for the amount of shots he takes, and half the time the shot is never even on. A lot of the important goals will come in games we should have and would have put to bed sooner had he not been a greedy shite.

his service is piss poor to non existent, and I think a lot of us are tired of looking at him shoot or cannon the ball into defenders to try play that stupid 1-2 with himself to try take another shot. Just pass the fucking ball, first time while it’s on. I struggle to think of anyone we’ve had in the squad In the last 25 years who’s as greedy as Mahrez. He slows our attack down every time too.

just to add to what you said, he has the tools to be, on his day, a quality individual player, but he’s a bad team player in my opinion. His belief exceeds his ability (not uncommon in a footballer) and his work rate and team ethic are way off. And all that billy big bollax stuff with him looking to take pens off the taker when he came into the team coincided with the start of the awful run we had of missing penalties. Players should be squabbling over who gets to take it.

He still doesn’t look part of our team for me. Dunno if it’s attitude/arrogance but he doesn’t look like he has a good rapport with his team mates, and f**k it, while I’m at it, I don’t like his haircut either... :P
 

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Totally agree don’t understand why pep is playing Garcia unless he’s putting him in the shop window Mahrez1 good game in five Mendy done nothing wrong but not a great defender
I think Garcia has put himself in the window mate I just don’t get him at all .Never shown potential in my opinion looked happy to let city grow his potential then suddenly happy to go home ,
Might seem harsh but that’s how I see it.
we’ve got better fringe players who are happy to stay and grow who we should focus on.
 

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Was watching at the end from behind the sofa - juddering challenges on Kevin, and awkward fall by Phil. Our youth won that game for us. A layer of potential genuine top level talent coming through.
 

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Rodri is an absolute beast of a Player.
I think he’s very consistent and slowly settling in to finding his way. Nobody raved about fern for the first season or two and then all of a sudden he was one of our biggest players. I think Rodri has a good chance of becoming an important player who’s trusted by the fans.
 
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paddyblue

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I think Garcia has put himself in the window mate I just don’t get him at all .Never shown potential in my opinion looked happy to let city grow his potential then suddenly happy to go home ,
Might seem harsh but that’s how I see it.
we’ve got better fringe players who are happy to stay and grow who we should focus on.
Yep, he said he wants to go, his hearts not in city, back of the line, ship him out and give some of his game time to THB and other coming up.
 

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On a serious note do you think the pair are world class players pablo? Or are you going to continue to shove debate and dish out insults?
you don't win the EPL player of the year without being world class and scoring 20+ goals in a season put you up there
 

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