07 Mar 2021 12:09:49
Has anyone watched Pep's interview with Rio on BT?! Only a small insight but fascinating nevertheless.

I'm just going to be realistic and say we've got absolutely no chance of winning the league whilst he remains at City especially with Ole in charge and Woodward pulling the strings! There are levels in football and we are light years behind both on and off the pitch.

All he thinks about is winning. It consumes him and he has everything he needs to succeed. There are no embarrassing transfer pursuits, there is no drama or haggling, there are no excuses just a collection of exceptional professionals all working together for a common goal, the pursuit of excellence and to win as many titles as possible.

Pep is on the brink of building a new team even better than those before. I'd be amazed if City don't go on to win a few Champions League over the next few years.

How can we even compete with this kind of knowledge, expertise, ambition and professionalism whilst we have investment banker (s) in charge of making important footballing decisions their qualification for such a role being a physics degree from Bristol University and a manager who's only relevant top flight experience was relegation with Cardiff City.

When you really examine what we are up against its absolutely frightening!

1.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 12:36:19
Liverpool managed to do it.

We can't feel sorry for ourselves just because city have the best in class at player, managerial and board level as well massive financial resources.

Common denominator between liverpool and city is that have as managers two of the best at this exact moment in time.

We got LVG and mourinho who were the best in the past, in lvgs case distant past.

Then our learnings from that period was that top mamagers don't work at this club and we need a playing legend to restore the united DNA.

I think we should follow liverpool and get the best managers for footballs current moment.

2.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 12:49:07
Which is who?

3.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 13:28:14
I agree with that DSG. We should be going after the coaches that are doing it right now. I was very surprised that we didn't go for Poch. But we have to learn our lesson and get the best in class. Nagelsmann would be my first choice.

4.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 13:43:59
A few years ago on here I said City had a plan. United scoffed and called them noisy neighbours, City bought Aguero when we said there was no value in the market. Their owners want to win, don’t take dividends out, ours want top four and do take dividends and probably will whilst Ole trundles out to say we must be realistic in terms of spending.

We can’t change who owns the club, nor that Woodward, the investment banker who helped the owners buy the club, will be in charge.

However, the club needs to get past this misty eyed crush on a 99 playing hero and find a modern manager, not a mid table Moyes, not a has been LVG, not a driven cantankerous Mourinho, nor Cardiff’s cast off who relegated them. They need someone who will do exactly what Pep has done, structure, playing style, drive. We need rid of someone who says they are setting the same style as Busby and sends them out to defend, someone who asks his ex wrestler father for tactical advice.

We commented on here about the Southampton manager setting out a plan, what have we done? Talked DNA, reset’s, reboots, but that doesn’t define a winning style.

It is frightening DLIB, more so because so many are standing behind the ex Cardiff manager because he scored an emotional goal. The City fans will be laughing themselves stupid as we continue to implode, weepy eyed at having one of our own as manager.

I despair at the club with what they have done, there again they could make it worse, put us even further behind by extending Ole’s contract, then our journey to the dark side will be complete.

Now we are the big underdogs we might even win today, inconsistent on our roller coaster ride to oblivion.

5.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 13:28:14
I agree with that DSG. We should be going after the coaches that are doing it right now. I was very surprised that we didn't go for Poch. But we have to learn our lesson and get the best in class. Nagelsmann would be my first choice.

6.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 14:14:22
Is Nagelsmann the real deal or just flavour of the month. One thing for sure he has shocking dress sense, I still have nightmares about that jacket he wore.

{Ed077's Note - real deal I say

7.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 14:23:21
Just watched the interview.

Its painfully clear how much better pep is than what we have.

Just listening to him speak you can see how driven he is, how articulately he can explain what he wants from players and how much more inspiring it would be to play under him than some of the more mediocre managers.

I'm ao jealous that we'll never have him and I don't think there's anyone else better or who I'd rather have manage us. Gutting that of all the prem clubs he chose City.

8.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 14:23:45
@Redmam. Unfortunately it will take divine intervention for us to even have a chance of winning this game today. As much as I want us to I just can't see it. Maybe the players get inspired and pull off a miracle because if we have to depend on Ole and his so called tactics, we're doomed. If city scores first, it's going to be a long day.

9.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 14:37:00
I certainly don’t think we should feel sorry for ourselves it’s a challenge but a challenge that becomes even more difficult when the entire Club lacks the expertise, knowledge, experience and more worryingly the appetite to compete.

Recent results against Sheffield United, Everton, WBA and Crystal Palace have only evidenced that any “progression” is either painfully slow or non existent. After two years in charge we still can’t break down the low press, we have absolutely no authority in possession and whilst results have marginally improved on last season most of our performances are turgid, lacking any cohesion or rhythm!

Our Champions League elimination was a catastrophe and was probably not given the scrutiny it deserved. The performance in Istanbul was beyond incompetent and to not be able to achieve a solitary point from our last two games was simply not good enough.

Ole has done a decent job in eliminating the toxicity that had engulfed the Club following Jose but his teams yo yo from good results to bad whilst the performances remain relatively similar meaning a bad run of form is always just around the corner.

I just think we’re just kidding ourselves if we think Ole can get this team to play anywhere near consistently enough to win the league especially when you consider what we’re up against!

No doubt he’ll keep his job if we finish in the top 4 which is no forgone conclusion. I fully expect Liverpool and Chelsea will both improve next season meaning our ambitions will not extend beyond another top 4 finish.

We can either tolerate mediocrity or fight against it.

10.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 14:37:54

Underdogs often do well in these type of games. City know we play counterattack so will be wary if we go one nil up. If we get it to the last 15 at nil nil, City will be uneasy. Saying that City are so far ahead in the league they don’t need to win, so will be a bit more relaxed than us I suspect.

11.) 07 Mar 2021
07 Mar 2021 15:44:58
I like Potter at Brighton. Seems bright and has experience abroad. On a limited budget he has forged a team who play good football.