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  2. The not invincible Man City discussion

    Yes I watched it. City grew frustrated because they couldn’t get that elusive goal - that’s natural. After the game they dealt with defeat with dignity. Calling them a bunch of mardy something or other during the game is pretty pointless. Who walks around with a smile on their face when they’re drawing or losing to a team two divisions below them with the whole world watching...
  3. The not invincible Man City discussion

    Was one of those one in a hundred games where heroic defending, wasted chances and a simple defensive error cost City. Will Grigg’s finish was superb. Not only did so much go in favour of Wigan, their only chance of the game was a super finish from a player who’d probably miss those more often than he scores. Can’t say much for the fans, but City’s manager and players took defeat on the chin. Could have been easy to blame the referee, call Wigan lucky etc. But they didn’t and offered their congratulations to Wigan. Classy.
  4. Extra money for Maddy

    I'm not an expert, but being an English teacher, the use of 'they' suggests importance on 'they' and awareness that a 'they' exists. In English, we either use the pronoun or an object acting as a pronoun at the start of the sentence to illustrate importance in context. If my car was stolen, I'd say 'my car was stolen' as my car is what is of importance. If I say 'Jack stole my car', I say 'Jack' (pronoun) as that is completely relevant to context. I'm not sure why this hasn't been picked up on more. I mean, the important object in question here is Maddie. Surely you'd say 'Maddie is missing' or 'Maddie has been kidnapped/taken'. Saying 'They have taken her' implies knowledge of whom 'they' are. It makes no sense whatsoever.
  5. Live games 2017/18

    And the moment you look like finally establishing yourself as a challenger for the European spots, such as Southampton, one of the big boys takes your manager away and half your squad. That must be the killer. Falling in love with a squad of players only to see it ruthlessly picked apart. Van Dijk, Lallana, Clyne, Mane and Lovren all went to the same team! Then add Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Luke Shaw, Calum Chambers... Must suck.
  6. Derby have over the years given chances to youth players, but very few actually push on and better themselves. The majority filter down the leagues despite showing initial promise. Nyatanga was such a cool figure, his lack of aggression was probably a part of his downfall. Similar to Leacock, almost too casual. Happens to so many though. Lewis McGugan was playing for England U19s at 16, and it wasn’t long until he was a Forest regular. He’s now free agent after leaving Northampton in January, he’s also 29. Maybe Billy Davies ruined these players? Maybe motivation. Players like McGugan were picking up 10k a week at 21. Too much money and they lose interest.
  7. Live games 2017/18

    You can have a debate about who's the better goal scorer - Ronaldo or Messi - because both have netted loads. You can't have a debate about who's the better player though, as Messi is better at every other aspect in the game - dribbling, passing, vision, assists, teamwork, movement, ball control etc. etc. At the same time, Harry Kane is currently a better goal scorer than Ronaldo. Is there anythng Ronaldo brings to the table that Harry Kane doesn't? I'm not so sure. I honestly maintain this thought... If Messi and Ronaldo played in the same team, Ronaldo would probably score about 80 goals a season. He's a better finisher than Suarez, and Messi would give him at least three excellent chances to score per game.
  8. Live games 2017/18

    Hand Real Madrid the CL title now. Officials are a disgrace yet again. There was a clear foul on the PSG defender leading up to that goal that he never gave
  9. Live games 2017/18

    Real Madrid vs PSG is a real blockbuster. But it's hard to watch Madrid play in the CL as the officials just constantly help them along. I thought the penalty was fair, but on at least three occasions PSG broke, got fouled and the referee played on. Neymar commits one foul and is booked. The same for Lo Celso. You can understand favouritism in La Liga towards Madrid, but I don't get it in the CL. Happens every game.
  10. Sheffield Wednesday F.C. v Derby County F.C.

    My assessment pre-match: http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/02/13/tt-has-derby-countys-transfer-blunder-handed-rivals-initiative-i/
  11. Expectation v Reality

    Results are exceeding expectations. I thought we'd finish between 8th and 14th. We still might, but up until this point we've definitely exceeded expectations in my view. Results like tonight, Ipswich and Reading for instance have been a bit of a disapointment, but on the whole for every one of those you get a 0-3 against Boro, or the 2-1 win at Norwich, or the 2-1 win at Leeds, or the 0-3 at Barnsley. IMO results have been far better than what performances have shown. On one hand, it surely can't be a bad thing to play average and win 3-0, on the other hand, it's a bit disappointing to say I can't recall a single game where we've actually looked a league above the opposition. Under the Mac reign you could say that a lot. Under Rowett, not once in my view.
  12. The not invincible Man City discussion

    Well, looks like City’s passage to the Champions League quarter-finals is in the bag. 0-3 up at half-time at Basel.
  13. The not invincible Man City discussion

    I actually quite like the rule, as it should give a better indication to the superior team. I mean, if Madrid and Barca finished on level points, the best way to tell which team was superior is to look at the results against each other. As a manager, I'd be pretty annoyed if my team was level on points with another and we missed out on GD due to the other team winning their last three games of the season 6-0 or so because their opponents were already on holiday. I get that the rule can be controversial if the referee or other factors played a major role in the results between the two teams in question. But I do find it interesting in a league format. In major competitions I don't agree with it though. I think it was in play at the World Cup in 2014, where Greece played rubbish for their first two matches (losing 4-1 and drawing the other) and then fluked a 1-0 win over Russia and pipped them to 2nd place on the head-to-head rule.
  14. Would it be better to go up in playoffs.

    For fan experience surely glory at Wembley... But in terms of the club and Premier League preparation, much better to finish 2nd. If we reach the playoffs alongside Cardiff, Bristol City and Fulham then I'd hope to play Cardiff over two legs and then get a one-off against Bristol City. I think over two legs both BC and Fulham are the sort of teams that could walk right through us.
  15. The not invincible Man City discussion

    Getafe are 10th and have the 3rd best defensive record in the league. Espanyol's pitch was heavily waterlogged and was all-but impossible to play on. Both goals incidentally came from headers. Real Madrid have just tonked two teams who have conceded over 90 league goals between them! It should matter where the goals come from. How can you be deemed the best player in the world, judged only on your goals, if your goals only come against the worst teams in the league? In the crucial league games where Real Madrid have needed Ronaldo most - defeats to Barca, Villarreal, Betis and Girona (all incidentally tougher games) and draws with Atletico, Athletic Bilbao and Celta Vigo (all incidentally tougher games) he's gone missing. He shows up when Madrid put 12 goals past Deportivo and Real Sociedad sure...

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