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abramovich last won the day on April 2

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  1. abramovich

    Elseid Hysaj

    What makes you think he's an attacking full back? From what I understand he scored a single goal in his whole career and his assists contribution isn't great, either. The obvious positive is that Sarri knows Hysaj very well and clearly rates him because he coached him at Empoli and then signed him at Napoli.
  2. I haven't done the big blue font in a while and - there you go- we won. No need to thank me.
  3. COME ON CHELSEA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Kepa Azpi Rudiger Luiz Emerson Jorginho Kante Barkley Pedro RLC Hazard
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    Maurizio Sarri Officially Appointed

    They did? Where and when? I was under the impression that stadium expences were not part of FFP calculations, so it wouldn't affect us negatively if Roman shelled out a few quid out of his own pocket. Transfer business is a different matter altogether, we can't just spend a few hundred thousand on new players without recovering large part of that sum through sales.
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    Eden Hazard

    I think he's leaving. We've all seen this before, a player is still there but in his mind he's already gone. I'd be incredibly happy to be proven wrong, but I'd be surprised if Eden's still at the club come next season.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    I may be crazy and desperate, but has anybody else thought about using him as a striker? Morata is useless in the long ball department and a bit of hit-and-miss when it comes to holding up the ball, so it's not like we're going to miss something upfront RLC can't bring.
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    Ruben Loftus-Cheek

    Absolutely. Normally I'm critical of RLC but he definitely looked solid. Hopefully, he'll continue to improve.
  9. Why having a squad at all if you're not going to use it when the first teamers are struggling? If Willian isn't up to it, Sarri's got Pedro on the bench and Hudson Odoi in the stands. If Alonso is off form, then why isn't Emerson getting any playing time? The players should realize there are no guarantees, otherwise they become compacent. I agree that Morata is a major headache, but it's Sarri's job to motivate the players. He's been too predictable in his choices and not flexible enough.
  10. If that's not Sarri's fault, then what's the point of having a manager in the first place?
  11. Money doesn't automatically buy success, but a lot of money does. Experience tells us, if you keep spending big, eventually you'll start winning things. Once again, my problem with City isn't that they spend so much, it's how they went about their business. They're a terrific side, play a very attractive style of football and have one of the best managers around in charge. I'm sure all of us would want what they have, what's not to like. But all those nice foundations are built on a lie. And if FFP had already been in place when Roman bought the club, he'd have had to take that into consideration. Who knows, he may have never bought the club if those limitations were already in effect back in 2003. In any case, it's no use thinking what if, because if Abramovich broke the rules the way City owners did, he should be held accountable, just as they should. UEFA may be corrupt and incompetent, but if you want to take part in their competitions, you have to follow the rules they set. If you don't like it, you can keep spending and winning your domestic trophies and in the meantime just take them to court. Or go organize your own competition. All those things are preferable to lying and cheating.
  12. I beg to differ. I don't begrudge City their fortune, they won the lottery, just like us. But the difference is, we were always open about our financial losses and we earned our sponsorships through our success on the pitch, not because our owner decided to finace the squad through one of his firms and call it a commercial deal. We were spending way more than we could possibly earn back when Roman had just bought the club but it was legit and when the FFP was announced we made sure to put our affairs in order to comply with it. City didn't. If they felt hard done by, they could have taken UEFA to court and I would've even respected them for standing on principle. But instead they decided to cheat their way to success and pretend it's all above board.
  13. No, that's not an ambition, it's called being bankrolled by an oil state. City aren't run as a business, so they don't have to worry about anything. Their 'commercial income' is artificially propped up by the companies connected to the UAE royal family and realistically they're working at a huge financial loss season after season, but UEFA are simply too scared/or corrupt to take on the City owners. No other club, except PSG (another oil state project) can operate like that and get away with it. Only recently there was a big exposé on how they lied/cheated/bullied their way to make it look like they're complying with the FFP guidelines. http://www.spiegel.de/international/manchester-city-exposed-bending-the-rules-to-the-tune-of-millions-a-1236346.html
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    Welcome N’Golo Kante

    Except KDB and Silva are light years ahead of Jorginho and Kante when it comes to creativity and attacking play. They can both score goals and create goalsoring opportunities for others, while Kante and Jorginho aren't known for either. If we were to persevere with both Kante and Jorginho in the middle, the third midfielder will have to be an absolute beast with Fabregas like passing and Lampard like scoring prowess to make up for the shortcomings in the attacking department of the other two. Kovacic from the looks of it scores once every couple of seasons. Barkley is probably the better fit because he can do all those things but whether he can actually do them consistently well at the top level club is still a big question mark.

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