Manchester City thread


#1143

So Guardiola hasn’t done better than Pellegrini in terms of trophies so far :wenger:


#1144

A lot like PSG they are not building enough real belief that they are good enough to be winners of this trophy. Threw a 2 goal lead away last season and now smashed by Liverpool.


#1145

If they only wanted to win the Premier League and the League Cup Pellegrini was enough.

The fact is that de Bruyne and Silva are not Xavi and Iniesta.


#1146

Not even Semis.

For the amount that was spent, this is turning out to be mediocre return from Guardiola


#1147

Sounds odd given they’re going to end the season with two trophies, but they’ve achieved the bare minimum expected in my opinion

If they want to cement their place at the big table they’re going to have to prove themselves on the big stage.

“Best PL team ever” Yeah, OK :roll_eyes:


#1148

But but but Pep “Bayerned” the Premier League tho :roll_eyes:


#1149

Last time Pellegrini was in charge Leicester walked the league so I don’t think he would be enough.


#1150

Reached the semi final of the champion league though with city.


#1151

Pep will win back to back titles in the league, which hasn’t been done for a decade.


#1152

Their owner want the Champions League :wink:


#1153

So what?


#1154

So Pellegrini is not as good as Pep, read the thread properly before idiotic nitpicking.


#1155

He is not. Pellegrini will not produce the kind of football that Pep does but if the final outcome is same for much higher expenditure; does it actually matter.

Not to mention, Pellegrini played some great football himself with lesser players.


#1156

I’m not going to even bother debating that lunacy if I was unemployed and bored I would but not in this lifetime.


#1157

So we’re giving City another league title before the season has even started? I mean, they’ll be big favourites and I wouldn’t bet against them, but one of the joys of football is that things don’t always go to plan.

Pellegrini is not a better manager than Pep but he did take them further in the CL and ultimately a decent CL run is what a lot of people are expecting from Pep, given the resources at his disposal. They went out in the last 16 last season, but there is a case to be made that this QF exit is worse, given the manner in which they lost.


#1158

Over 38 games and 9 months they seem to be that much superior to everyone else, I’d be truly gobsmacked if City don’t win b2b titles, much like I would have been gobsmacked if Arsenal finished top 4 this season.


#1159

You spend your whole time here repeating same stuff.
Take that high road bullshit somewhere where people would be naive enough to buy it.


#1160

And you are actually debating it now.

What happened? Lost your job in last hour?


#1161

For what it’s worth I still think City are comfortably the best in Europe this season. I just don’t understand why in the past few seasons Pep has struggled to find a formula to get goals when it matters. He’s been unlucky with some decisions, in the first and second leg they were robbed of two goals. But even so, for all the possession and domination they had last night they didn’t look like scoring, despite going with pretty much six attacking players.

The contrast between Man City and Real Madrid is stark. City can look like world beaters week in week out, yet Madrid have a formula for knockout football which Pep has struggled with in recent years.


#1162

The formula to Pep winning the CL is Messi.

No Messi, no Pep party :smile: