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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by Ric, 14 Sep 2019.
Some comments go well beyond this game, obviously. Generalisations abound.
At first Bernie and Raz were playing as inverted wingers but the full backs don’t have the attacking capabilities to overlap and provide the width. Which meant the play was too narrow.
Then Pep switched the wingers and we had more width but there was then a lack of movement centrally. As a result, we kept crossing the ball and Norwich defended resolutely.
For all of the negativity though, Aguero missed two very good headed chances and Sterling missed one too. We also only lost the game to a major brain fart from Otamendi.
In a similar manner to Spurs, we conceded with every shot we faced on target and was wasteful up front.
We were piss poor, it's not the end of the world
Shite from everyone including Guardiola
Shocking complacency and now we've lost Laporte we don't even look dangerous from our numerous set pieces.
Meanwhile Norwich scored from the same corner routine as Tottenham.
If we win the title from here, it would be among Pep's finest achevemens in his extraordinary career.
5 pts off the top after 5 games is not scary at all. But given our injuries to top players and having only two fit and not ecactly great CBs makes the situation bad. Plus Liverpool having a top team with a great manager and being absoutely desperate to win the PL.
I wouldn't be against Pep and the lads retaining the title though. It may take several games to adjust our game to our CB problems but we'll find a solution and will contend for the title.
It reminded me very much of Palace and it's the kind of thing that does happen every so often to this team. We aren't though used to losing so early in the season.
Matt top lad for travelling to the game. But as I’ve said in a few other posts nobody is saying City had a Devine right to win. The frustration is from the manner of the defeat. In all honesty most probably did expect to beat a newly promoted team fairly hit by injuries. That’s not an unreasonable nor unusual expectation. I, like most here have supported this football team for decades and know that nothing should be a shock, yet it still happens. Cardiff did it when they got promoted but City have moved even more forward from that result and this one even more unexpected. You’re right about the team, but this game is about emotions and passion, so, no one should be surprised there’s a few raw comments on the site.
I've not read the thread but here goes:
Utter fucking shite. Half their regular starters were missing and we come up with a clusterfuck of a performance like that.
First goal - another incoming dead ball headed in at the near post. Ooh, not seen that since Spuds a couple of weeks back, and Brighton at the end of last season.
Second goal - losing the ball on the halfway line with minimal cover behind leading to a tap in.
Third goal - Hand them a chance on a plate, get a lucky escape and within a minute had them another chance.
Utter shite from the back five. And those that won't hear a bad word against Zinchenko, at least accept he's just not good enough as a left back.
Should Sergio and Raz have done better with those first half headed chances? Possibly but I've only seen them once so I'm not sure.
I'd give Rodri MOTM.
Important bits: Good fry up at a caff on the A17 on the way down and we found a late night McD's on the way bad.
And why do some fuckers believe it's acceptable to drive at 45 mph in 60 mph limits on straight dry roads. Twats.
Just stating facts.
We've dropped points twice in five games through piss poor defending and wasted chances. If it isn't sorted out soon the league will be gone.