John Stones - 2017/18 performances

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  1. super_city_si

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    I'd be very surprised if these rumours are true. We saw enough in the first half of the season to say that there is an excellent center back in there. His form fell off a cliff after he came back but there is no reason whatsoever that he cant overcome that. As OB1 says, its not improvement he needs as his ceiling is high, its consistency. I just don't think you jettison a homegrown player who has shown he is capable of the level of performances Stones has put in.
     
  2. TCIB

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    JFE hehe i like how his middle name now is certainly not the official one his family gave him at birth xD

    In @super_city_si's post he notes exactly why i think this talk of him going is a bit premature. Before his injury he was spot on playing at an elite level.

    I think Pep may want to do a lot of work with him to get his confidence back but we saw the skill he has. Like your good self i would be pretty surprised if Pep got rid so soon. It doesn't feel like the action of Pep, it would feel knee-jerk kind of.
     
  3. Metalartin

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    Just read about this now... started scratching my chin when I read this:

    It's obviously Stone's turn for a while after the Sterling "breakfast gate" failed... notice how it's the English City players they are picking on? Sign of things to come in the world cup buildup?
     
  4. DisraeliGears

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    Someone in the crazy transfer thread mentioned Stones as a midfielder and that got me thinking...Pep does love moving players (see Lahm, Delph), considering Laporte seems to be in favor as the 3rd CB, could Stones see a move to 'Dinho's CDM role? Just a thought.
     
  5. David 'El Mago' Silva

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  6. Ric

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    Love this from Guardiola. “He’s a fucking amazing guy”.

     
  7. Onlymcfc

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    Pep loves publicly praising Stones, remember last year when he went on and said how John has massive balls ?
    Must be a way of building his confidence which im all for.
     
  8. David 'El Mago' Silva

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    Way too ambiguous from Pep, are we selling him or not?
     
  9. Ric

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    Yeah, he’s looked a bit low on confidence since that hamstring injury so it’s good to see Guardiola giving him full public backing.
     
  10. Onlymcfc

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    Definitely, stop start playing with regards to international breaks and Vinnie's performances lately have definitely not helped. Hopefully with a run of games we will see him back to his start of the season form
     
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