Eliaquim Mangala - 2017/18 performances

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  1. Dax777

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    I actually think he is getting better. Sadly, in other to get better he has to make these mistakes. Playing out of the back was never a part of his remit until Pep showed up last year. That's 15 years into his playing career.

    But he is a worker. His positioning in possession has improved. So has his passing ( and not the negative kind), so has his risk taking and his vision.

    It just so happens that because of his history as a non-footballing defender, everyone gives him.the shortest leash. Had he been the one who sliced a overhead ball and gave away a dumb penalty, folks would be hoping to God he was sold the next day.

    He is never going to win with our fans it seems. And that's so unfortunate. :(
     
  2. razman

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    maybe the slow place of the italian league would suit him
     
  3. i♥city!

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    Can't do worse than the horror show that was Stones today
     
  4. RandomJ

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    You need to have a word with yourself. We lost get over it.
     
  5. i♥city!

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    Mangala is strong, a brute defender and knows how to defend, stones is a passing lanky liability
     
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    I agree he was poor today but your last words are embarrassing
     
  7. bluealf

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    You should take up another sport.
     
  8. i♥city!

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    Yeah maybe but that's my opinion. He is too fucking lanky for a defender and gets bullied far too easily. Today's performance brought back Memories of how Falcao owned him when we played the home game against Monaco.
     
  9. bluealf

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    So he has not come back from his injury in top form, up until the injury he was imperious at the back, give the fucking lad a break and stop being so reactionary, tbh I don't think he is fully fit but we needed him back and that plan hasn't worked, of course that may well be shit but it isn't as shit as you calling Stones out for Mangala lol
     
  10. St.Pauli support

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    I would have played Stones too.
    Hindsight though, after a performance where several City player were not ready to face a physical fight against a very strong home team,
    I also admit Mangala could have been an alternative as CB together with Otamendi, who did ok.

    Remember, Mangala has a great attitude in big games as far as I remember.
    Some pace too, and maybe not worse than Stones under press was today.
    But as I said, just hindsight.
     
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