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Newcastle are interested in Aleksandar Mitrovic, we should sign him instead. Most times midtable sides pick up some awesome talent while top sides go for big overpriced players. We should make a move for Mitrovic.
I disagree....... there's greater talent out there, If we don't recall Guidetti We should be looking for strikers such as Bony, or Muriel type strikers. Big mistake letting Negredo go.
The problem with bringing in an even greater talent is the demand their going to be asking for. What happens when Dzeko, Aguero and Jovetic are fit? I don't see a in form Bony will take a backseat to them? Not to mention his going to the AFCON so he won't be around for to much when we really need him.

The reason why I recommend Mitrovic is because the kid is 20 and is a lethal big striker that's going to be a top talent in a few years not to mention his 4 goals in UCL, a record better then Dzeko and Jovetic combined. His stats in Belgian League and UCL are good. Also I think he would be easier to negotiate with when it comes to playing time he would be able to understand his role and could take a back sit and learn from guys like Dzkeo and Aguero and come in when he needs to considering his 20 and has long way to go. He could be our next top striker in the making and I could see a big guy like him partnering with Pozo up top as a future striking duo, like Aguero and Dzeko.
We don't need to buy a striker, yaya can fit the role then have fernando and Fernandinho do his part
Yaya will be gone for the AFCON during Janaury so we do need a striker. Secondly, Yaya has lost pace and tends to lose possession easier this season and I don't know how effective his going to be on counters when he has to bust a gut. Some times he'll drift during games and he won't be hounding down DFs for possession in their half. I'd much rather see Milner in that possession whereas the guy just brings so much hard work throughout the 90mins when he starts a game.

Bottom line, we need a striker. We deploy two strikers per game because of MP 4-4-2, we have Dzeko who's not injury prone but out of form at times and an injury prone Augero&Jovetic. Thinking long term we need a 4th striker because this might happen again during the end of the season when we need to get some important point and we are missing some strikers thanks to the injury bug or international games which are due to be back. Their is no time for makeshift players because Milner is pretty much only a cover and he can only do so much, he is our MF engine and we need him in the MF more then anything.
Hey guys, i snuck in dzeko last week for fantasy and we all know what happened in warm ups. Who do u think will play striker for you guys? you have favorable fixtures so i need a city goalscorer and can't afford Yaya in midfield.

Thanks
We don't have a striker. All 3 are injured. Last time we played Pozo, who is more of a #10. So going forward I have a feeling Pellegrini might play Yaya or Milner in the #9 role.
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I read that article about Milner practicing there. He certainly is Mr versatile. Do you think you Pell would hint more concretely who is going to be used in the upcoming days and before a few hers before the match?
He has already hinted Milner, that's about it. Yaya has played that role before. Apart from that nobody else has really played that role at City. In the last game Silva/Nasri played as the two forwards towards the end after Pozo was taken off.. but proved super ineffective. It was like have two #10s and no striker.

I would bet on Milner at this point.
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Good stuff! Thx tomikato.
So I just got tickets to see City play next year in Melbourne (my home city) and they'll be playing Madrid. CANNOT WAIT. :D :D :D
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Mattia Destro could be an option but Aleksander Mitrovic is going to be a big player someday. The 20 year old from Anderlecht has been very impressive in the Belgium League and UCL, with 4 goals in Europe already, so we know he can score goals in UCL. His going to fit being Serbian and joining the Balkan Brigade of Dzeko, Jovetic, Kolarov and Nastasic. The striker also stands almost at 6'3 so he ain't a short guy and his going to give Dzeko and Jovetic lots of cover and competition. Bright talent, lets sign him!
Cant say I am happy to have drawn city in the round of 16 but I look forward to our two giants clashing in what should be the most anticipated draw. Good luck to you guys and I hope that both our teams are healthy and at full strength.
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So with MP saying he has a list of strikers he wants to sign, what kind of striker do you think his planning on signing? I would like to see someone like Jose Callejon, very underrated for Spain and great technical striker in the box that can finish well. His goal record is pretty good, 15 goals in his first season with Napoli, 8 goals in 10 apps this season so far. I like Spainsh striker for a reason, they don't just finish but they can be extremely skillful in the box and finish with style. Not to mention he would be a good rotational player to rotate Aguero with who played almost every game for us this season before the injury. Although the physicality of the league would be the biggest con on his end.
Napoli practically bought Gabbiadini, so someone is leaving.
Callejon is good, I don't fancy him for us because he plays wide, I prefer if we get a pure centre forward. Can we just recall Guidetti?
His not going to want to come back, in his doing really well in Celtic and has even attracted Marseille from Ligue 1. I'm sorry to say but the best thing he ever did for his career was leaving City.

I think its the fact that MP never really considered him at all, even when we had out of form players and he was fully fit and healthy. MP has even given Pozo an 18 year old more chances in the PL then Guidetti every got during his all career at City, its sad really. So while thinks are going well for him at Celtic and his getting called back to Sweden I don't think his going to fancy a move back to City where his career was plagued by injuries and was overlooked by managers.

As for the striker situation, you make a good point we do need a pure CF with size and strength. I can't think of any players that are a possible signing. I wish I knew who MP was thinking of signing!
Reports saying there is a clause for Celtic to buy him permanently either in Jan or in the summer, and they are saying Celtic will buy him permanently in Jan in about 3 Millions. Celtic manager has been talked a lot of times about it in his press conference saying the talk between the clubs is going positive.
Stuff Jovetic. Shove Dzeko. Forget Aguero. Our Mr. Versatile is going to be deployed as the striker. Yep folks, he can play in midfield, he can play on the wings. He can do fullbacks and he can do defense. He will be the #9 we need. Our one true player.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2873827/James-Milner-striker-Manuel-Pellegrini-says-deploy-Manchester-City-s-Mr-Versatile-No-9-role-solve-injury-crisis.html
Mr. Versatile can do everything!
I hope he'll sign dthe new contract. Always my favorite
We need a striker right. Lets buy suarez XD.

can city pull another welcome to manchester with radamel???
Having Falcao would be something amazing, his much better suited at City then Utd but I'd rather go for someone cheaper and less wages.
Are we getting one permanently or just on a loan deal. Think we can lure bony from swansea?

I cant think of anyone that'll suit us
I don't think its a loan deal, its a permanent deal for sure. I don't know if we can lure Bony, he would be great but does he fit our system? His a great finisher yes but idk if Txixi is going to spend a lot on a striker.
Bony will go to the african cup I think, bad timing
At this point we need to get a striker. Regardless of the price, we cannot play strikerless formations. We will have to get in someone, whoever that may be. Have lost complete faith in the injury scenario.

Dzeko getting injured in warm up or few mins on the pitch - happened the second time now. Disappointing. He has largely been fit for the 2+ years before this.
Copied this from the Barca forum and...I got Barca right away. It's destiny

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Now MP must want to sign a striker after the Barca draw. Last season we faced the same dilemma. We were told Aguero would be back before the first leg and he ended up not coming back, I think Dzeko was injured and Negredo was out of form and the only striker playing that game.

Now we face nearly the same situation again, Aguero is due back in mid-January but we can't be sure can we now. Unless MP is going to put his full trust into Dzkeo and Jovetic to stay injury free and score goals but that's going to be a bit of a gamble. Knowing Barca are going to come in with Messi, Neymar and Suarez is a little scary but Barca is beatable if we play our cards right.


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23
13
36
1
3
12
16
1
36
19
14
33
2
3
11
16
2
31
12
17
29
3
4
9
16
3
28
8
19
27
4
4
8
16
4
26
12
13
25
6
2
8
16
5
26
9
19
28
4
5
7
16
6
24
-2
22
20
6
3
7
16
7
23
-4
22
18
5
5
6
16
8
22
2
19
21
6
4
6
16
9
21
3
24
27
5
6
5
16
10
21
-3
22
19
7
3
6
16
11
19
-3
21
18
7
4
5
16
12
19
-10
20
10
7
4
5
16
13
17
-5
20
15
7
5
4
16
14
16
-10
24
14
4
10
2
16
15
15
-5
24
19
7
6
3
16
16
15
-13
24
11
7
6
3
16
17
14
-13
30
17
10
2
4
16
18
13
-8
23
15
7
7
2
16
19
10
-12
27
15
10
4
2
16
20
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UEFA Champions League Table

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0
0
0
0
0
0
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1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22

UEFA Champions League Table

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15
12
4
16
1
0
5
6
1
8
1
8
9
2
2
2
6
2
5
-6
14
8
3
2
1
6
3
5
-7
13
6
3
2
1
6
4

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