Team news and expected line-up vs Chelsea

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  1. Jam Guest

    Yes the figures are correct.. they were in the financial report for 2017.. the only caveat being that the payout of 6M included a rather sizeable bonus for delivering the stadium apparently.. his takings the previous year were 3.2M (still not a bad gig if you can get it).

    Levy seems to be the perfect example of nominative determinism.


     
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  2. Big fran Guest

    Undoubtedly the pay structure is going to have to be looked at and increased. Its not surprising really that one of our top two or three shareholders are paid more than the players really I suppose.
    If Toby is really looking for 200 grand over 5 yrs then I can't blame the club for not rising to his demands. However he will look at vigil van djke who's on around 180 grand and want some sort of parity.
    How they can pay that and we cannot I'm not sure given we seem to turn over more profit and spend less overall on player net spend.
     
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  3. Bazza47

    Bazza47 Well-Known Member

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    Mind you Guesty Walker may have got loadsa money, but he still can't defend and cost City two last night, not to mention the FA Cup exit......Get In!
     
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  4. burnt Active Member

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    Yea that's him alright , anyone that thinks he's great is nuts , average player who was always a bit dodge defensively , competent at best but he suited our system because of his pace & power just like he suits there's ... That's modern day full backs tho isn't it ... C.O.Y.S ....
     
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  5. Gordon Mc

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    Sure thing lads - he's not hugely gifted in the defensive department BUT - he now has medals (also known as "trophies" and "silverware" these days) and quite a salary hike too, he just needs to start kissing his shirt and the scenario is complete ; isn't that what modern football is all about.. We can say what we like about him - he doesn't care, if he ever did - and poke up fingers to us all.
     
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  6. Big fran Guest

    Didn't manage to catch yesterday's match or highlights but sounded a fairly routine victory with many changes to the expected line up. Aurier and Rose still look very much 2nd choice and lloris said to be shaky again and his position may need assessing in the summer. Hopefully Kane gets given the goal in his pursuit of the golden Boot and Toby again ominous by his absence with his behaviour called into question by pochs comments .. No minutes for llorente and moura.?
     
  7. Gordon Mc

    Gordon Mc Member

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    In a nutshell Fran, except Diouf really should have scored for Stoke in the first half, two things I'll comment on though: Lloris is beginning to concern me, we've escaped in the last two games but he's going to cost us shortly AND I couldn't see that H got a touch at all so I reckon it's only fair that Eriksen gets his goal, Boot or no Boot.
     
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  8. Felon82 Well-Known Member Blogger

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    Man Utd coming back Vs City yesterday from 2-0 down to 2-3 should be a stark reminder that the FAcup Semi is not a Gimme!
     
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  9. Gordon Mc

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    Yes Felon, far from a Gimme - at the moment they're nothing like a good side, but we don't seem to get the better of them that often and after we mauled them in the League game you'd have to expect them to be better next time around. Hope they're every bit as bleak again but we'll see.
     
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    Couldn't agree more about it being a testy one.

    That little shite Ashley Young should have seen red and missed the semi for that tackle on Aguero - Martin Atkinson should be ashamed of himself.

    We will have to be at our very best - which means seeing some form from H and Sonny, both of whom have been a little short of late. Okay I know H has been out, but he's been misfiring for a while. Concentrate on scoring good goals rather than dubious ones please lad.

    COYS
     
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    Indeed , it's a bit embarrassing all that appealing imo.
    Concentrate on the finish line!
     
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  12. Gordon Mc

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    He's a nasty little toe rag and always has been - but he seems to get away with an awful lot. Ditto Valencia, Herrera, Fellaini and Rojo. Have I missed anyone ? We'll need to be up for this and if they want some, don't let them away with it. Don't need to run around booting everyone, though I'm glad we have some steel at last 'cos for too long we've been found wanting.
     
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    It's a nonsense , one min we get the old " it doesn't matter who scores , it's all about winning and getting the 3 points " and then we see this nonsense for days on end . Go and win the F.A Cup and forget about the individual awards .... C.O.Y.S .....
     
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  14. burnt Active Member

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    All true Gordon but Sonny really should have scored aswell when he broke through one on one with the keeper .. It was a fairly lackadaisical performance all round from us I taught , good win in the end tho ....
     
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    It's Eriksen's goal as far as anyone can see and it's now it's all changing- from being almost everyone's (excepting Goons, Spam & Chavs) "liked" other team we're bringing in more grief than enough from neutrals. It's not helped by the media looking fairly kindly on us this last season or so and this "my goal/ no it's not" fiasco is really making us look even worse. Some Charlton Athletic pillock on a phone-in last week was going mental because "They're only FOURTH - get a grip media !!"; he was cut off eventually as his point was lost in his ranting. Just an example.
     
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  16. guesty Guest

    absolutely what the modern day football is all about. ........that and earrings....and overly large headphones

    players want to have the trophies. you can see that by the mountain that stay at clubs just to be squad players.
    if they can see a (somewhat much) lesser player like Walker double his salary and pick up trophies...that's a head turner
     
  17. Gordon Mc

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    So H gets Eriksen's goal then - what a cringeworthy sideshow and guaranteed to bring us another cartload of scorn from the masses; it'll be well deserved too, I reckon. What were you thinking Harry ? And how does Eriksen feel about it I wonder. Embarrassing at the very least.
     
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  18. Big fran Guest

    Not sure what's about a CF claiming a goal to be fair mate. Had we not won the game maybe but its Harry's thirst for goals that drives him and us on..
     
  19. burnt Active Member

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    Does it highlight an all round selfishness for us at that end of the pitch though . How many times do we get situations where the pass is on , it's 100% the right thing to do but the man with the ball doesn't use the option and goes for glory himself . They're all guilty of it in fairness . Probably talking through my rear end here but it's an area I personally would have addressed quite a while ago . If someone is in a better position pass the feckin ball ... Lamela , Son , Kane , Ali are all more then guilty of this i.m.o ... Isn't it one of the things that made the great Barca team so great . In fairness to Pep , all his team's seem to have this trait . I'm not a great believer in the pundits view that all great strikers are selfish . Surely the right thing to do is always the right thing to do no matter who the player is .. Isn't this one of the things that's always been thrown at Ronaldo when he's been compared with Messi , that he's selfish , it's all about him rather then the team .. No truer saying then , there's no feckin I in team ... It's something that would make us a more complete team if it was addressed properly i.m.o .... C.O.Y.S .....


    That feckin Champions LG was so there for the taking this year lads .. It's a tough watch after our Juventus balls up . I agree with all who recognise our huge improvement in Europe this year but chances like this don't come around often ..... C.O.Y.S ....
     
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  20. Gordon Mc

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    Know what you're saying about motivation Fran, but just can't go with claiming a goal that obviously (well seems, anyway) isn't his. 'Spose he knows best though - he was there, I only watched it.
     

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