Shakhtar Donetsk (a) pre-match thread

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Shakhtar Donetsk (a) prediction

Poll closed 18 Sep 2019.
  1. Win

    69.2%
  2. Draw

    21.9%
  3. Lose

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  1. mikemcfc

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  2. mikemcfc

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    said Horatio Nelson
     
  3. Dax777

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    Ederson
    Cancelo
    Stones
    Fernandinho
    Mendy
    Rodrigo
    De Bruyne
    Bernado
    Mahrez
    Sterling
    Gabriel
     
  4. City_Sean

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    Ederson
    Cancelo
    Ferna
    Otamendi
    Mendy
    Rodri
    KDB
    Foden
    Mahrez
    Aguero
    Sterling
     
  5. brummie blue

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    Lots of people throwing Mendy in, he hasn't touched the subs bench yet, never mind been near a starting line up, be surprised if he starts a game away in the Ukraine.
     
  6. Father Paul

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    I would be surprised if he travels over there.
     
  7. Marvin

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    Just get through the game without a damaging defeat. Teamwork and morale needs to be rebuilt.

    The defeat at Norwich feels different to other defeats. It feels like City have developed a weakness and there's no easy solution.
     
  8. catalyst

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    Nah, a lot of it has been overreaction. The only (obvious) weakness City have is defending from set pieces. One of mistakes are usually marked off, but having Stones and Otamendi as a partnership in 2019 doesn't help either, neither are good enough to be playing for City in 2019, no matter how much people have convinced themselves of it.
     
  9. Pingu the Penguin

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    I think that's a harsh assessment. I think both of them play better with a talker and organiser. As a partnership there are flaws but with an experienced head I think both are strong player who've made a big contribution to our recent successes. I've been surprised not to see Ferna more this season: perhaps his "how to become a CB" course is ongoing and him playing with one of them, or both as a 3, is a live option for me.
     
  10. Fordyboy46

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    Anybody think Ederson is too casual at times, in no mans land for Norwich's first goal?. Can see him being dropped soon as Bravo was ok in pre season and Charity shield.
     
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