Txiki Begiristain

LongsightM13

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Increasingly looking like City are backing the Academy topped up by players who add to the mix.

This was the stated aim backed by Txiki and Pep. It would be Peps crowning glory to see a dominant City team built around academy and young players with the addition of marquee signings. Economically it would blow the history clubs out of the water.

Already Manchester City success is attracting young supporters from other clubs.
We have tried and very publicly failed to sign two very expensive strikers in the last week. Hardly speaks of a long term strategic commitment to the academy
 

Johnny Mars Bar

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Sack the ****.

Sorry but there, I’ve said it.

One too many fuck ups in the market over his tenure. Some heads need to roll over the way this window has been managed.
 

WNRH

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Obviously we don’t know what the plan is but looking from the outside in, this whole transfer window has been weird.

As good as Grealish is, it seems weird spending all that money on a position we are blessed in yet neglect three positions we are weak in (LB, DM, CF)
 

samarasra

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Obviously we don’t know what the plan is but looking from the outside in, this whole transfer window has been weird.

As good as Grealish is, it seems weird spending all that money on a position we are blessed in yet neglect three positions we are weak in (LB, DM, CF)
Bernardo told he could leave if he came to City with a suitable offer, seems sensible to get Grealish on a buy out clause while we could.
 

Postman Pep

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All top clubs have a succession plan in place these days so for example City would (or should) have been planning in advance for Sergio's departure and have a list of players in order of preference to replace him. So having missed out on Kane who the hell is next on the list as pretty sure Ronaldo didn't feature. We've got away without having a top striker over the last 12 months and if we had had one it might have made the difference in the Champions League final and those other games we've dominated but ended up losing. I fear that with the other top clubs having strengthened we may slip behind again just as we did that pre-season when we brought in Sinclair, Rodwell and Maicon. If we didn't have a succession plan then heads should roll.
We clearly had a succession plan but it didn't work out. Should we still get the guillotine out or reflect on the track records of all these other 'top club succession plan's ' and realise it's not an exact science?
 

Postman Pep

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Heads should roll .... never mind a striker maybe we should propose a swap deal for Levy so we want ourselves silly over having a 'tough negotiator ' at the helm (only for outgoing transfers obviously).
 

Stiff Little Wingers

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We clearly had a succession plan but it didn't work out. Should we still get the guillotine out or reflect on the track records of all these other 'top club succession plan's ' and realise it's not an exact science?
Sacking people is going too far but questions need to be asked. The succession plan was crap with all eggs in one basket which did not work out
 

WNRH

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Bernardo told he could leave if he came to City with a suitable offer, seems sensible to get Grealish on a buy out clause while we could.

What would be a suitable offer? £60m with four years left on his contract?

No one was going to pay that as no one will with four days left as no one in La Liga has that kind of miney

The £100m for Grealish could have been used to get Kane over the line and then if we got a suitable offer for Bernardo we could then have got Grealish as no one was paying the release fee except us and Villa would not sell for any less.

Sounds really simple and it’s no doubt more complicated than that but to be too heavy in one area and weak in 3 key areas makes our transfer strategy look weird from the outside.
 

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