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Really hoping we can avoid Dortmund in R16. Tough team, very pacy and can tear even the best defensive up.
Defenders:
LB) Kolarov (X), Clichy, Angelino (WE Buy Christian Rodriguez)
CB) Stones, Otamendi, Kompany (X), Mangala (X), Adarabioyo, Denayer, Humphries,
(We BUy Virgil Van Dyke)
RB) Zabaleta, Sanga (X), Maffeo,

CM) Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Fernando, Gundogan, Yaya (X), Silva, Aleix Garcia,
Delph.

Wing) Sterling, Navas (X), Nolito, Sane, Jesus, Moreno, Nasri (X), Patrick Roberts

Forward) Aguero, Iheanacho, Enes Unal

So I feel like we only just gotten a taste of Peps revolution and were are beginning to notice the lack of quality in our team. This list is to remind everyone of what we got and Then I would like to comment on how I hope things change or what I expect. The (X) is next to players i feel will be cut from the squad going into next season. I Will also include who I hope we will target.

WING BACKS: At this position I see a lot of age and reduction is quality. I believe we will cut the players I mentioned above because Zaba is a leader to the team and Clichy is still a defensive stalwart. I also like the idea of are young guys getting a chance. I think Maffeo is more ready to step up to a full backup RB and so I expect us to buy a stud LB.

CENTER BACK: We have good youth Here and I pray to god that we give Denayer a nod to the first team. I feel We will cut Kompany as he cannot overcome injury and also Mangala cuz he is booty. I expect an older CB to come in. (Hopefully Van Dyke)

CENTRAL MID: I love the way our midfield can shape up. Dinho and Gundogan are another class at CM and De bruyne is the future of CAM. Silva is still a fantastic maestro still. I think its clear the Pep has found his Busquets in Aleix Garcia, the kid is class. I can't tell if Fernando will survive the purge but My guess is he stays for continuity. Biggest change is no yaya, Old and ready for a change.

WINGERS: Sterling SAne and Jesus are the future young talents. Nolito I believe will be our new old head in wide play. Moreno, is an interesting possibility for future. Its time for NAVAS TO GO. NAsri I think has found his place in Sevilla. I think Are youth team products in the next two years will be Roberts and Brahim Diaz. I can't figure out who we will buy but it seems we will be chasing Isco, maybe a passing of the torch from silva.

FORWARDS: AGuero is our Star, Iheanacho has well displayed he has the ability to be our number two. My hope is that Unal is good enough, and all signs point toward yes, to be our third string.
Two Things,

1.) Sorry for how long this is but Im Studying for finals, Im on adderall, and im procrastinating.

2.) Our attacking furute is the brightest in england.
Under 22 city players: Sterling, Sane, Jesus, Moreno, Roberts, Iheanacho, Unal, Brahim Diaz.
First off, welcome back. Long time buddy!

From the way I have seen things. I would like to see a CB come in January at the very least. I know January is kind of tricky to get new players but another top quality CB is needed badly. Kompany just can't stay fit anymore. I just heard Valencia won't take the option to sign Mangala on permanent basis because we set the price too high but Mangala can't be the man coming in to cover, his bloody awful. Pep keeps pushing for this back 3 formation and it doesn't seem like his going to drop that formatin any time soon. If that is to happen we need another quality CB to play alongside Stones and Otamendi. Van Dijk would be an amazing addition in January, I can't see another back line with Kolarov starting.

Our future certainly looks bright. We've got so many top young players but the one that I believe will get more and more time is Maffeo. His showing his quality in both attack and defense, really impressed me during the Celtic game and the game against Utd during the EFL cup.

As for Isco, I've wanted this guy when MP first took the job in 2013. His very undervalued at Madrid and honestly I would love to see him play at City, his world class. Considering how hard he works on the field as well, his a Pep type of player for sure. A much quicker David Silva.
Zabaleta in MF today, did a pretty good job, even created some goal-scoring chances.

Btw, Patrick Roberts is the future! We paid 11mil for from Fulham and I questioned it at first but his looking really good at Celtic. His grown a lot since he left us and looked to prove himself today. You can tell he wants to be back with City soon.

As for the youngsters, Tosin got a good game in him but looked pretty nervous on the ball. Although at 6'5, he needs to hit the gym and put on some muscle, his too skinny to start a PL game. Maffeo but on another good game at RWB, his got plenty of energy and isn't afraid to supply in attack. Sane looked better today but his delivery is not good at all, needs to work on it. Nolito looked pissed off because their were so many chances we could have scored but Sane's final delivery failed.
Why is Aguero not starting. He will rest for the next 4 weeks! We need Iheanacho for league games
Ihenacho hasn't played a game since long time so he needs game to be match fit.

Augero, why he is on the bench? He should have been sent to prison for 2-3 weeks with some fine and no salary.
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Nacho looked pretty good today tbh. Sure it was another game of missed chances for City but Nacho has the potential to be big one day, his ability to get behind defenders and also go on the counter attack from the other end of the field with speed is something special. Where we fail is when we get into the box but where we unlucky one some chances as well.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/premierleague/article-4001040/Man-City-news-Pep-Guardiola-changes-Premier-League-side.html

Glad Pep is rotating and giving others players time.
4 match-ban for Aguero and 3 for Fernandinho it is. Huge blow.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/38207144
Fernandinho is a bigger blow for us. His a very important player in the MF for us. We will have to make due with Fernando and Fabian Delph.
Sack Pep and get Hart back.
+1
Hart knows a whole lot more about the EPL than Bravo, should have atleast give him a chance, Bravo has yet to convince me he is a better shot stopper than Hart, which for me is more important.
+1
True. Hart was a PL goalkeeper. He was build for this league, sure his not a ball playing goalkeeper but in this league being a shot stopper is a hell of lot more important than being a ball playing goalkeeper. Not to mention Hart is 6'5 while Bravo is about 6'1. Hell even Willy has done better than Bravo this season, Bravo better step the hell up.
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Over the past couple seasons defending, passing too slow and killer finishing from chances created has been our main problem.

The season when we edged MU to the title was our best season in terms of defending, that season everyone defended well and it was probably one of Hart's best season.

Our next season we played well but our defence was shambles, we out scored our opponents, and had a bit of luck with liverpool slipping up.

If we are to get the title again Pep main focus should be our defending, because for me if an opponent can't score, it's a big problem for them, and I believe with our squad we can muster atleast a goal or two.
+1
That's because we had a fit Kompany but most importantly, our FBs were pretty awesome then. Zabaleta was a beast, Clichy contribute more in attack and was more lethal. The fact that we have not replaced or fixed the FBs role hasn't helped our back line or CBs. This has forced Pep to play a back 3 formation and use Navas nad Sane as make shift wing backs.

Take Spurs for example, it goes to show how strong a back 4 will look with 2 top notch hard working quality FBs. Alder/Vert in the back and Rose/Walker in the FB roles. That was the strongest back four last season. It's not just the CBs at this point, we also need new FBs.
So what do you think we should do, give our FB youngsters more play or find new FBs/Cbs in the window? What happened to deneyer? Is he still on loan?
Well I would live to see new FBs but its best to wait until next summer. Zaba, Sagna and Clichy contracts run out and Kolarov will have 1 year left of his current deal. I think its best to wait until the summer to figure the situation out. Although Angelino and Maffeo are not far off, they will be used but still very young and need more time to develop.

This January, I would like to see another CB. If were going to lock a top 4 place at the least, we gotta stop leaking in easy goals. Fact is losing Hart who basically saved us 10-15 points per season is hurting us, the man was a beast. Although, now we have to get used to Bravo and hope he can step up but one player we can't rely on staying fit is Kompany. If Otamendi or Stones is hurt due to a long term injury, were left with Kolarov and that would be nightmare.

As for Denayer, I don't know weather Pep will really bring him back. Moyes seems to use him as a DM now at Sunderland and his coming off the bench proving himself week in and out. He seemed pretty frustrated that City loaned him yet again and this point, I don't see him wanting to come back. He will want to stay at a club where he can grow and Sunderland is looking like the right club for him at the moment truth be told.

+1
If Pep is adamant about using this back 3, which I doubt will be the last time we see it, we need another CB. I think today Stones and Kolarov weren't bad at all, it was Otamendi who struggled today. We need a strong big man to in the middle with Stones and Otamendi on either side. Kolarov can play LWB because Sane shouldn't really start in that role at all. His not ready.
Did you see Stones trying to trick Costa inside the box in 1st half and lose the ball? That was so unnecessary
+1
Overall, we might have played well or at least created more goal scoring chances than Chelsea. It would have been different story if we took the chances.

It's insane from both Augero and Fernandinho. It seems Augero is trying to make number of games he usually misses from injuries by red cards this season
2 red already, that#s not like Kun. Do you think there could be something wrong with Aguero in the background?
Pressure and frustration from them. Although that doesn't excuse their actions. Aguero deserves a ban, wtf was he thinking??? Fernandinho I do feel for a bit, he tried to break things up until Cesc smacked him and then he lost his cool. He got played right into Cesc hands but I'm not surprised, Cesc is always trying to bait others so they get sent off from the game.
+1
Cesc smacked him? Really that was a smack? Im not defending what Cesc did...but it wasn't even close to smack and he go well deserved yellow for that
Cesc slapped him after Fernandinho was unnecessarily grabbing his neck from the back. Fernandinho was in the wrong imo but probably just frustration more than anything.

I'm more shocked about Aguero who could have ended Luiz's career.
Yes Fernandinho was in the wrong grabbing Cesc on the back of the neck but you can see Fernandinho was trying to pull players out of the situation until Cesc gave him a little slap on the cheek. Now any man knows theirs nothing more disrespectful then another man giving you slap on the face.
Fernandinho fell for it hook, line and sinker.

Cesc played him with that slap and he took the bait. Piss the guy off then stand there passively while he loses his cool and gets himself sent off.


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21
11
32
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19
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4
9
14
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30
17
18
35
2
3
9
14
3
30
15
15
30
2
3
9
14
4
27
14
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24
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6
7
14
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3
16
19
3
6
5
14
6
20
3
17
20
4
5
5
14
7
20
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17
4
5
5
14
8
19
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19
16
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4
5
14
9
18
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22
19
6
3
5
14
10
18
-6
24
18
6
3
5
14
11
17
-2
15
13
5
5
4
14
12
15
-2
15
13
5
6
3
14
13
14
-2
26
24
8
2
4
14
14
14
-11
23
12
8
2
4
14
15
13
-7
24
17
7
4
3
14
16
12
-14
29
15
8
3
3
14
17
11
-10
24
14
9
2
3
14
18
11
-18
29
11
9
2
3
14
19
9
-15
31
16
9
3
2
14
20
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7
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8
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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
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0
0
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14
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15
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0
0
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16
0
0
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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
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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32

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2
10
12
1
3
2
6
2
5
-7
12
5
3
2
1
6
3
3
-11
16
5
3
3
0
6
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