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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #760 on: April 3, 2024, 09:55:49 pm »
Thatís a penaltyÖ..Foden got a freekick for less.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #761 on: April 3, 2024, 09:56:39 pm »
Bottom line, win our games, there's nothing anyone can do.

Yeah, no chance are city losing a game now until the end of the season

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #762 on: April 3, 2024, 09:57:16 pm »
But it wonít be enough. Of all our remaining games, thatís about 4th or 5th least on the giving me anxiety list!

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #763 on: April 3, 2024, 09:59:08 pm »
Has someone stuck superglue on the bottom of the Villa keeper's boots ?

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #764 on: April 3, 2024, 10:00:40 pm »
Yeah, no chance are city losing a game now until the end of the season

City have to win every game.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #765 on: April 3, 2024, 10:02:23 pm »
Yeah, no chance are city losing a game now until the end of the season

Hopefully we manage to win all our remaining games but I think we can afford to lose one yet win the title.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #766 on: April 3, 2024, 10:03:12 pm »
I didn't really expect either team to drop points at home today, but I maaaaaybe didn't think Villa would roll over quite this badly. Doesn't bode well for effort levels from the rest of the cheats' opposition this season.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #767 on: April 3, 2024, 10:03:50 pm »
Has someone stuck superglue on the bottom of the Villa keeper's boots ?

He didn't spend all the money he got two seasons ago yet. I am surprised he played thought he will refuse to play against city again.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #768 on: April 3, 2024, 10:04:39 pm »
Yeah, no chance are city losing a game now until the end of the season

They dropped points at weekend by drawing.

People have short memories.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #769 on: April 3, 2024, 10:06:52 pm »
They dropped points at weekend by drawing.

People have short memories.

What's that got to do with the games they have until the end of the season? Their opponents are all shite or will roll over like Villa have.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #771 on: April 3, 2024, 10:09:20 pm »
What's that got to do with the games they have until the end of the season? Their opponents are all shite or will roll over like Villa have.

Villa havenít rolled over though. Luis missed a chance to make it 2-2.

Didnt Palace draw with them after being 2-0 down ? 

Other teams have taken points off them so letís see what happens.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #772 on: April 3, 2024, 10:09:25 pm »
City have to win every game.

They probably will as well.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #773 on: April 3, 2024, 10:12:48 pm »
The only good thing about that was it was only 3 clear goals from City. Villa were woeful especially the 2nd half.

Over to us now to get three points.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #774 on: April 3, 2024, 10:15:05 pm »
Hard to be too annoyed with Villa, they completely rolled over at Anfield earlier in the season.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #775 on: April 3, 2024, 10:17:17 pm »
What's that got to do with the games they have until the end of the season? Their opponents are all shite or will roll over like Villa have.

Brighton and Spurs aren't shite. That is two tough away games. The likes of Palace, West Ham and Wolves are capable of causing them problems and Fulham away is never easy.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #776 on: April 3, 2024, 10:17:36 pm »
They probably will as well.

They've got Spurs away to play yet. Been something of a bogey side to City over the past couple of years.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #777 on: April 3, 2024, 10:19:50 pm »
We've seen it before so hardly a shock. Can't expect anyone to do us a favour, they usually just bend over and take it.

We need to deal with our own shit, can't rely on anyone else.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #778 on: April 3, 2024, 10:22:46 pm »
Villa havenít rolled over though. Luis missed a chance to make it 2-2.

Didnt Palace draw with them after being 2-0 down ? 

Other teams have taken points off them so letís see what happens.

They do tend to drop points when least expected and against teams that they shouldnít. Obviously they are normally very good during run ins but they will have to go a long stretch of winning every game with big cup ties as well.

All we can do is win our games and if we do just that, it doesnít matter what any other side does.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #779 on: April 3, 2024, 10:23:22 pm »
Villa beat City earlier in the season. This myth that teams don't try against City is so bizarre.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #780 on: April 3, 2024, 10:23:29 pm »
Well, that was fucking shit.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #781 on: April 3, 2024, 10:27:52 pm »
They've got Spurs away to play yet. Been something of a bogey side to City over the past couple of years.

So have Palace.
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« Reply #782 on: April 3, 2024, 10:37:51 pm »
Villa beat City earlier in the season. This myth that teams don't try against City is so bizarre.

I don't think it's necessarily about consciously not trying. It's more that particularly in the last third or so of the season, the perceived inevitability of a City win has a major effect on the opposition's mentality. That's doubly true if they don't have all that much to play for. Even if they start off well, a City goal will quickly kill off the belief. Not all that different from all of us sitting in here just knowing that they're going to win the rest of their games.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #783 on: April 3, 2024, 10:43:54 pm »
They've got Spurs away to play yet. Been something of a bogey side to City over the past couple of years.

I know they are be handy if that fixture was soon we dont really want it last week of the season if Spurs already in top 5 (CL)

I hope im wrong their other bogey team Palace get something on Saturday.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #784 on: April 3, 2024, 10:47:43 pm »
All three of us should be winning all our home games from here. You can hold a bit more hope for away games but I definitely wonít be watching any games either Ciry or Arsenal play.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #785 on: April 3, 2024, 10:59:25 pm »
All three of us should be winning all our home games from here. You can hold a bit more hope for away games but I definitely wonít be watching any games either Ciry or Arsenal play.

City home to Wolves could be tricky if it is played between two legs versus Arsenal if they both make the CL semi finals.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #786 on: April 3, 2024, 11:29:39 pm »
Villa havenít rolled over though. Luis missed a chance to make it 2-2.

Didnt Palace draw with them after being 2-0 down ? 

Other teams have taken points off them so letís see what happens.

Relatively recent history shows city win out in the run-in.  Bonus for us at the mo is itís in our hands.

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« Reply #787 on: April 3, 2024, 11:37:53 pm »
Thankfully I made the decision to go for a run, after watching my daughter's match, and didn't watch any of tonight's action.
I noticed that Martinez didn't play once again v City?
 Is he on the take?

The only thing that eases my paranoia on this, is that if that is the case, he would be able to influence the result more if he was playing, rather than if he isn't.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #788 on: April 3, 2024, 11:50:16 pm »
Relatively recent history shows city win out in the run-in.  Bonus for us at the mo is itís in our hands.
This season they feel a little more vulnerable than before perhaps. Arsenal just as much a worry as them, more so in some ways with the extra point.

Although I saw something today that across the last 5 seasons no one has picked up more points than us in the run ins (not sure how many games are included)
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #789 on: April 3, 2024, 11:52:05 pm »
Villa losing gives Spurs renewed hope for fourth. Hopefully Spurs will also be looking to get least get two points at home against Arsenal and City, if not more.

Utd still in the hunt for 5th if Villa keep slipping up, which obviously makes it slightly trickier for us on Sunday. But a quick 4-0 should settle any nerves.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #790 on: April 4, 2024, 12:00:01 am »
Thankfully I made the decision to go for a run, after watching my daughter's match, and didn't watch any of tonight's action.
I noticed that Martinez didn't play once again v City?
 Is he on the take?

The only thing that eases my paranoia on this, is that if that is the case, he would be able to influence the result more if he was playing, rather than if he isn't.

He felt ill an hour before the game. I guess Emery is more strict than Gerrard and he couldn't fake an injury like he did before.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #791 on: April 4, 2024, 12:21:50 am »
This season they feel a little more vulnerable than before perhaps. Arsenal just as much a worry as them, more so in some ways with the extra point.

Can't buy into this at all. City's demise is massively overblown. Won 10, drawn 3 since winning the World Club Cup. Those draws coming against us, Arsenal and Chelsea. They're not as good as they were in 18-19, but they're probably on a par or even slightly better than they were in 22-23.

I can only see them dropping points at Spurs and maybe Brighton at a push. Arsenal have those same two grounds to go to, plus Old Trafford, plus Villa at home who hopefully won't decide to play their reserves and have Watkins missing on that occasion. Wolves away and Chelsea at home aren't exactly cake walks either. They will drop more points than City, I'd lay a lot of money on that.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #792 on: April 4, 2024, 12:24:52 am »
Can't buy into this at all. City's demise is massively overblown. Won 10, drawn 3 since winning the World Club Cup. Those draws coming against us, Arsenal and Chelsea. They're not as good as they were in 18-19, but they're probably on a par or even slightly better than they were in 22-23.

I can only see them dropping points at Spurs and maybe Brighton at a push. Arsenal have those same two grounds to go to, plus Old Trafford, plus Villa at home who hopefully won't decide to play their reserves and have Watkins missing on that occasion. They will drop more points than City.
They've really regressed but teams still roll over against them.

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« Reply #793 on: April 4, 2024, 12:26:45 am »
They've really regressed but teams still roll over against them.

They're grinders. So are Arsenal to be fair. Both boring as fuck to watch, but that's what makes them effective, because they don't give up many chances, and they keep the ball at all costs. Likewise, that style has its limitations. I think it'll cost at least one of them in the CL QFs for example, because Bayern and Real have the firepower to blow them away on their day. Unfortunately not many teams in the PL do.

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« Reply #794 on: April 4, 2024, 12:31:19 am »
They're grinders. So are Arsenal to be fair. Both boring as fuck to watch, but that's what makes them effective, because they don't give up many chances, and they keep the ball at all costs. Likewise, that style has its limitations. I think it'll cost at least one of them in the CL QFs for example, because Bayern and Real have the firepower to blow them away on their day. Unfortunately not many teams in the PL do.
Villa still had a couple of good chances agaisnt City. They're just not that good and they lack pace pace throughout their spine which makes them vulnerable to counters against brave pacy teams like Villa, Palace, us... They slow the game down to limit transitions.

Arsenal's performances depend on how big they feel the game is. The bigger the game is in their mind, the worse they perform and the more they resort to their antics. In straightforward games, they are comfortable.
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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #795 on: April 4, 2024, 01:06:08 am »
Can't buy into this at all. City's demise is massively overblown. Won 10, drawn 3 since winning the World Club Cup. Those draws coming against us, Arsenal and Chelsea. They're not as good as they were in 18-19, but they're probably on a par or even slightly better than they were in 22-23.

I can only see them dropping points at Spurs and maybe Brighton at a push. Arsenal have those same two grounds to go to, plus Old Trafford, plus Villa at home who hopefully won't decide to play their reserves and have Watkins missing on that occasion. Wolves away and Chelsea at home aren't exactly cake walks either. They will drop more points than City, I'd lay a lot of money on that.
I havenít said thereís been a demise, but they donít seem as good as last season to me.

For a start Haaland is nowhere near the same level (been worked out a bit). Feels like theyíve had to scrap a lot more for results and either arenít creating as many chances or not putting them away.  They certainly arenít breaking teams down and battering them the way they were last season. Foden, and Rodri to a lesser degree, have kept them in the title race in my view. Fodenís goals have been the only thing that has ensured they havenít slipped further behind. If they were to lose him for even a few of their more difficult games I think theyíd be done.
Neither us or Arsenal seem quite so reliant on one player.

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Re: Premier League Fixtures 2nd - 4th April
« Reply #796 on: April 4, 2024, 02:25:32 am »
I genuinely thought Villa would offer some resistance..

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« Reply #797 on: April 4, 2024, 02:46:43 am »
I genuinely thought Villa would offer some resistance..
They did up until going behind just before half time. Second half didnít turn up really, but not helped by missing several regulars
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« Reply #798 on: April 4, 2024, 03:50:11 am »
They did up until going behind just before half time. Second half didnít turn up really, but not helped by missing several regulars
Fair enough, guess Abu Dhabi were just too good for them. This was one of the games in which I thought they could drop points. It's the hope that kills you  ;D

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« Reply #799 on: April 4, 2024, 05:21:07 am »
Fair enough, guess Abu Dhabi were just too good for them. This was one of the games in which I thought they could drop points. It's the hope that kills you  ;D
Unlike the run ins before, they are the ones that need to hope we drop points. As long as we take it 3pts at a time, the title is ours.
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