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  1. That's exactly how I see it Dave...a lot of talented square pegs being rammed screaming into round holes so to speak. We've got some talented players stuffed by systems. I'd love us to be disciplined defensively, but told to be expressive and fearless going forward...as long as they track back as quickly as if we were attacking. We look so scared going forward into the final third sometimes. Play with fear...but be disciplined.
  2. It very much is a City a thing Look for players with potential and under valued....then look at their attributes and often think that what they have can be coached into the position or type of player we want. It was definitely an LJ thing. Players come in...and first month we see the player that City first saw. Then we try and make them fit our system....rather than playing to their strengths. Look at our players...then look at how that statement fits with many of them. Brentford buy players that fit their system. We buy players with talent, and try to make them fit our s
  3. When we bought him, I remember LJ saying something along the lines of being a great defensive midfielder, and just what we needed to close out games. Well from day one... he's never looked like a DM that could play well in the Championship. Imo... he's like Nagy in many ways. Better when going forward and with space. Both see a pass and better facing the opposition and going at them. Both drive well into the box as well when given opportunity. Both Nagy and Massengo have been played not using their best assets imo...Nagy has of late, and Massengo shows when allowed. Cisse
  4. Makes such a difference Dave. Plus it also creates space in behind as the defenders come higher. Like you say...basics.
  5. I think there would be benefit, because there would be absolutely no link with politics...however insignificant some think it is. That for me is the issue...and unfortunately it's becoming more and more evident in this thread ( forgive me I don't frequent the politics forum) Anti Racism should be a world wide feeling with no political leanings. Regardless of what party or political view people stick their name too...it should have no influence on the plain fact that racism is wrong. Political views shouldn't cloud racism, whether your left, right or centre. Racism is
  6. I've not said that. You're reasoning seems to be that if BLM was stopped in sport, it would appease the racists. Is that the only reason you wouldn't want it stopped? Because I'm all for anti racist slogans and support. Just a different one, that regardless of what you think, to the one that has its roots from a political group.
  7. So it's shameful to support anti racism and no politics in sport? Sorry... we'll have to agree to disagree. I say no to racism...and no to politics in sport. If you find that a problem I'm at a loss.
  8. I apose all politics in sport. What I find very evident in this thread, is that those who support BLM seem to call anyone who apposes it a racist or thick, name calling...or 'people like you'. Astonishing...it's the type of attitude as humans we are trying to stamp out. Debate...not accusation or name calling. People who do that just discredit themselves and what they support.
  9. I'm not looking to argue...the fact is...everyone doesn't agree with your sentiment. Hence why people don't want to be associated with it. Sky wouldn't stop wearing the lapel badges if it was just a slogan. Presenters and players wouldn't choose to distance themselves if it was just a slogan. Your statement of 'everyone' is wrong...because facts prove that people disagree, whether you agree or not.
  10. It has nothing to do with appeasing racists. It's to bring equality, in that political groups shouldn't be promoted in sport. Some see it as just a slogan, others see the political side. If a slogan was changed to something that still supported anti racism...that wouldn't appease racists. But it would appease those that don't want politics in sport.
  11. So why are people saying it is. Why have black people distanced themselves from BLM? It's because they know by using the term BLM it's putting a political group in the headlines. The whole point of my op is about politics...not racism. If another terminology was used, there wouldn't be any furore or negativity. It's very simple...just get rid of the wording that's associated with a political group. Use something else that can't be associated bin any way to politics. That way their can't be any arguments about who's right or wrong. It would purely focus 100% on ra
  12. No...to take a political group out of the equation.
  13. Yes...because I don't think politics should be in sport. That's why the likes of Patrick Evra refused to wear the BLM badge...and many others following. Like I said previously...I believe it's had a negative effect. It's had a negative effect in F1 as well. Granted it's got people talking...but because of the political slant it's taken away from the meaning. It feels like it's being forced down people's throats. When I see players kneeling at the start of a game, I don't think...' oh thanks for reminding me, I'd forgotten since the last game'... It's incessant, and has bec
  14. Perhaps the easiest thing to do would be to find another slogan with the same sentiment, so that it's not associated with the political movement. "All races equal" as an example. "Black White Together"...you get the drift.
  15. It did get people talking ...then people googled the organisations website and read what they stand for. Imo..BLM has had a negative effect...not a positive one. Where the great majority of fans are fully behind anti racism, it irked many that a political organisation was being backed and that kneeling at the start of every game actually watered down the sentiment. People then resented it. I'm glad a black player has stood up and refused to kneel and use BLM as a statement. He will get more respect for doing so...and him doing so gives a positive slant, that racism is wro
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