So what made the difference

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  1. ws01

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    Ederson and Walker.

    Sane and Sterling improved massively and became genuine goal scorers.

    De Bruyne and Merlin took their games to another level.
     
  2. karen7

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    Eddie
    Time
    Relentless drilling in training
    team spirit
     
  3. BlueAnorak

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    Top of the pile - Ederson. Every opposition shot was no longer a goal. We could press higher up the pitch as well as he played rush goal keeper and was an excellent sweeper.
    2nd - Sané playing regularly and doing very well on the flank. The width Sané and Sterling thus gave us pulled teams apart who tried to attack us.
    3rd - Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Fernandinho having exceptional seasons. Merlin's passing has always been excellent but Kevin's improvement to become a worldue has been exceptional. Fernandinho taking a back seat has also been instrumental.
    4th - Our new fullbacks. Walker and Mendy are great but the suprise for me is Delph playing exceptionally well as a fill-in defensive left back
    5th - The improvement of Otamendi and Stones. Probably as a result of not having to wory about the keeper or slow full backs but they have been good. It's a shame Stones got injured and has had recuring niggles since but he will improve.
     
  4. I.bleed.blue

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    For me the improvement has been 90% mental. Different level of understanding of the style, tactics and team-mates. But also a steeliness to get the job done professionally and in style.
    If you think about some of the real shit we’ve taken also - decisions, sly violence from some quarters, and an almost begrudging reception from the press, critics, etc. - the whole squad (playing and management) has just said “We’re having this!!”
     
  5. Dr Jacoby

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    Greater unity in the squad.
    A top quality offensive goalkeeper.
    Sterling, Otamendi, De Bruyne and Aguero improving under Pep’s leadership.
    Pace and technical ability in the full-back areas.
     
  6. KS55

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    Those young lads will start next season not just with more experience but also with tons of confidence, makes a big difference. Onwards and upwards.
     
  7. Citizen in Pakistan

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    We had players to play the High intensity pep system as compared to last season. Moreover, i think we weren't heavily reliant on particular player that when they went missing our march stumbled.
     
  8. FogBlueInSanFran

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    When you say we have not quite got the right players, who do you mean, and who do you think would be good replacements? I concur we will strengthen — I tend to think more about age (VK, Kun, Fernandinho, D Silva) and the need to replace each with two players of Pep quality (in most cases we already have one).
     
  9. KS55

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    I was sure he was experimenting to learn the possibilities. KDB must have played in 5 different positions, and look at him now.
     
  10. Esteban de la Sexface

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    Ederson
    Walker
    Having Vinny fit for the important games.
    Bernardo and gundogan are top class players to rotate in.
    Delph playing out of his skin.
    Jesus & Kun dovetailed really well.

    What we need to kick on.

    Mendy.
    Someone to rotate effectively with sane.
    Another striker.
    A defensive midfielder to rotate with Fernandinho
     

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