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  1. While I don't think he was great last night, I mean we were desperately crying out for subs and change. At any point after HT Sandro /saka/Grealish for Mount Henderson for tripper Go 433 Or Sandro /saka for Mount Grealish for trippier 4213 Just two examples. My problem with last night is he was reactive not proactive. Changing nothing until after they scored. Something he must learn from, stay on the front foot, not fear ........... However, you simply cannot judge the success of a manager based on a Final penalty shootout... He's been in charge of two tournements in which we have a semi and a final appearance.. In my opinion, he's earnt the right to do whatever he wants in the next tournement
  2. There is evidence out there which says those that take pens independent of the keeper have more success than those that are dependent on the keeper. I was surprised rashford took his keeper dependent as he's taken some high stakes pens (psg) and smashed them in.
  3. My goodness, quite simply knockout business end football isn't for you. And as for this nonsense, does this apply to every player that's ever missed a pen ever? What about the two Italians last night, should they leave the national team in disgrace too? Just harsh to the absolute extreme. Its like you think they did it on purpose.
  4. For me personally, it's my grandad. Went to all city games with him growing up. Spent many many holidays watching cup finals and play off games in bars. As he go older and the radio was his channel to city, Wednesday night visits would the time to discuss city. Tomorrow would have been massive to him.
  5. Shout out to all those no longer here before tomorrow's game. I am sure everyone has a memory of someone sadly passed that would be absolutely buzzing for tomorrow's game. Not to mention those who you would give anything share it with.
  6. My goodness will it ever end What is it with this love in, it is a truly awful song. #startspreadingthenews
  7. It goes a bit deeper for me.... As its the first game thst I actually remember going to. Apparently I went to ones before this, but there was a lot about this day I remember
  8. Tbh not sure you could pay me that to fly there Not a fan of the northeast...... Having lived there have no wish to ever return
  9. When you live abroad, they never left... They just work elsewhere now.
  10. Before I wrote anything, he's an outstanding coach, I'm simply talking about levels of greatness ............ Too often pep beats pep, at the highest level it takes genius to beat him or pep himself. In my opinion, when assessing greatness the first is acceptable, the second less so. He beat himself v Leon last year, and the same v Chelsea this year. There are also few managers who can spend 17mil on a keeper then replace without even needing to sell first. Great coach, changed the game, of that there is no doubt. But in terms of absolute greatness I would put him just below peak clough, peak Jose, peak sir Alex and even peak simeone. Many will disagree i am sure, but in the biggest games, In the biggest moments they thrive, while pep has a too common a habit of popping over the insanity/genius line
  11. The turtle

    Runners!

    I'm sure I could delight others in running a decent amount slower than a snail. Though I should add, this article spoke to me: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/may/20/this-runs-for-you-will-losing-a-friend-and-learning-not-to-hate-jogging
  12. Hopefully Mallorca will have enough about them to stay up next season. The fact they are up in mid May also gives them a chance to get some players in unlike last time. Any chance you know what division fc Baleareas have been promoted too? There seems to be a new division between segunda, and segunda b or is it two segunda divisions? ATB achieved their sixth consecutive win and won their place in the Primera RFEF or Liga PRO. Next year the club will be in one of the two groups of 20 that will make up the new league. I'm lost utterly lost.
  13. Over a lap of honour at that Just so needless
  14. Right back. "big man" up top Dm Lino Just don't ask me to use my left foot or score goals regularly though I did manage 8 in 8 once
  15. For those that haven't seen it, there is a great football Derby series on youtube. It goes pretty deep into what makes a derby, introduces you to both places/areas/teams and gives you a clear feel for what they are about, and of course the history. This is one of the best of the bunch in my opinion. (there are many worth watching in the whole series) Enjoy N.B they range from 20mins to 1 hour.
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