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Old 22-12-2017, 14:09   #801
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It's not all positive though - seems like Phil Foden has ligament damage.
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Old 24-12-2017, 08:19   #802
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In the last few weeks at Manchester City:-



KDB New Contract

Jesus New Contract

Fernandinho New Contract

Last 16 Champions League

Semi Final of League Cup

11 points clear

Derby day win

Talk of Pep extended contract

Pep has won manager of the month 3 times on the trot going for a record 4th

David Silva new contract

Longest winning spell EVER!!

Playing the best football I've ever seen in a sky blue shirt



Happy Christmas Blues

https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...MCNEWEML6619I2

Just for balance
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Old 24-12-2017, 08:43   #803
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Just as drugs enable cyclists & athletes to go above & beyond their normal performance, pumping un earned money into teams, thus enabling them to go above & beyond their normal positions, will be looked upon in the same way.
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Old 24-12-2017, 09:00   #804
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What is your solution? Some sort of US style revenue sharing system where everyone earns the same?

Or do you mean that Man Utd should just be allowed to spend more? Based on some odd notion that they can afford it? Even though they're drowning in debt.
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Old 24-12-2017, 09:54   #805
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What is your solution? Some sort of US style revenue sharing system where everyone earns the same?

Or do you mean that Man Utd should just be allowed to spend more? Based on some odd notion that they can afford it? Even though they're drowning in debt.
The notion of 'financial doping' aside, there should be a retrospective ban on buying a club by mortgaging it against itself.

The Glaziers should be made to repay the debt in its entirety, albeit over a few years. I don't know how it was ever legal in football.

As for "drowning I'm debt", hardly. The repayments are being comfortably met every year. It still leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
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Old 24-12-2017, 15:06   #806
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I think every football club has been propped up by some benevolent chairman with deep pockets at some point.
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Old 24-12-2017, 17:28   #807
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I think every football club has been propped up by some benevolent chairman with deep pockets at some point.
Just not to the extent of Chelsea and City
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Just a different era. I remember Jack Walker buying the title at Blackburn by chucking Ł10m at them, Clough at Derby, etc.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:27   #809
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In a way, glad the 'winning streak' was broken - hopefully it might take some of the pressure off, and allow city to play a bit more fluidly. Of course, there's still the unbeaten streak to protect, but let's see how it pans out..
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Yes, despite our vast resources and squad, we may be tested now that we may face a few games without De Bruyne, Silva and Jesus. Not even seen the highlights of the last two games as I've been away, but it appears that goals have been hard to come by over Xmas.
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Took a while to get back in after the password resetting a while back!.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42551938

David Silva missing matches were down to his son being born extremely prematurely and is fighting for his life.

Fingers crossed for the Silva family.

Gotta note the spot on quote from Pep.

"I would never push him. If we drop points because he is not with us, so be it - family is everything and must come first."
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42551938

David Silva missing matches were down to his son being born extremely prematurely and is fighting for his life.

Fingers crossed for the Silva family.

Gotta note the spot on quote from Pep.

"I would never push him. If we drop points because he is not with us, so be it - family is everything and must come first."
That's sad news, thoughts for him and his family.

Is there any word on exactly how premature?
Hopefully they are in somewhere like St Mary's, as the care they provide is excellent.
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He's doing well to play any games in a situation like that.
Thoughts are with him and his family.
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Leroy Sane

Some sloppy mistakes from various players today, but job done.

I've seen Zinchenko play a couple of times in the last few weeks and I think that he looks a solid player - tidy passing, some good interceptions and some great work with Sane and Silva today. Not sure where he'd fit in long term as he's not a proper left-back and he usually plays as an attacking midfielder. But if he's happy to hang around in a Milner/Delph utility role, he could be very useful.
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Any news on how Silva's son is?
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Not heard anything.
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Hopefully no news is good news.
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Its been very quite on that front but the fact that Silva has been about would suggest he's getting better *crosses fingers*
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Good article on our new signing. Hope he plays today so that we can get a good look at him:-

https://www.theguardian.com/football...record-signing
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Interesting read about Zinchenko that also covers an injury to Fernandinho earlier in his career that I didn't know about:-

https://www.theguardian.com/football...streets-moscow
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