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Manchester City (Home) Wednesday February 6th

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9 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

It was so clear in the set up what was happening though in that the players are all defending a space and not a player. Zouma was going to defend the space where he thought he was assigned to defend. He’s not even really paying attention to where the man closest to him ends up.

That's the problem with zonal marking.  Too many defenders marking space.  When the opposition know you are zonal marking it is easy for them to take advantage.

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3 minutes ago, Elston Gunnn said:

Looked like Pickford was angry with Keane for just watching that ball come down.  It did look as if Keane stood there.

Yeh he stood there watching like a gormless twat instead of blocking. Pickford should have done much better though.

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Also Kenny has to be first choice. Proper defender and he is getting better and better going forward. Walcott does not help him at all, hides behind players and doesn’t show for it unless it’s in behind - selfish.

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Loss or not, this has been the best performance in a long time. Second half we have been arguably the better team. Excellent from the boys.

Davies has been excellent tonight. But there’s been performances from everyone. 

Proud to be a blue again.

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5 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

The officiating has once again been a joke, as it is so often against us.

Hate using it as an excuse but I’ve found it more so this feeing that games have been soured because of officials. 

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Just now, Btay said:

Hate using it as an excuse but I’ve found it more so this feeing that games have been soured because of officials. 

And that’s even watching games non Everton related. Tonight though a good example of how poor the officials actually are.

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Kenny MOTM. Davies played well. Gomes was effective but quiet, as was his replacement in Sigurdsson. Tosun a nuisance when he came on.

Pickford, Zouma and Gana all with mixed games, each making a couple key stops but also crucial mistakes (leading to goals in the case of the latter two).

DCL was mostly anonymous, though that has more to do with how City control possession than anything else. Bernard solid but didn’t offer anything very creative. Digne the same.

Keane, Walcott and Richarlison all very poor.

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4 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

We are comical. Zouma just blocks off Pickford from making that final save.

The whole communication of the back line is awful, but it's pickford coming for everything and not being able to claim it is sort of becoming a pattern. 

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Feckin hell!!! Feels like every 50/50 goes in against us at the moment.

Flattering scoreline for city that.

Plenty of positives for us tonight. Silva needs to get these lads in the changing room and tell them straight that's what we need in every game. No excuses. Put in that level of determination and guts, and the crowd will respond. The points will come.

City are an excellent team. Brilliant to watch.

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Its a shame we didn't play like that against Wolves.

We showed at the end that we lack any invention with Richarlison, Tosun, DCL and Walcott. Richarlison tried to run through everyone but couldnt make anything stick. I am surprised Bernard was subbed.

Hopefully we can build on this moving forward.

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I’m angry again though because it shows the level we have in us - that kind of performance against any team bar city/Liverpool and you get a positive result 9/10 times. 

Davies - keep him in, he looks a different player ( good man management taking him out of the spotlight + the armband is a good push for him )

Kenny - MOM, could save us big money on a new player. He must play every game from here on so we know 100% if he is the answer because Coleman has shown his level and it’s not enough.

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This game was a mirror image of our season.  Goal conceded from a set-piece. only one shot on target at the other end.  If Silva continues with this zonal marking, then he has to go. He is either stubborn or clueless.

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Better defending tonight thanks to 3 in the middle and Kenny again done by the zonal marking but if we can work as a unit like that every week we should start picking up some points.

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1 minute ago, Btay said:

I’m angry again though because it shows the level we have in us - that kind of performance against any team bar city/Liverpool and you get a positive result 9/10 times. 

Davies - keep him in, he looks a different player ( good man management taking him out of the spotlight + the armband is a good push for him )

Kenny - MOM, could save us big money on a new player. He must play every game from here on so we know 100% if he is the answer because Coleman has shown his level and it’s not enough.

Outstanding post

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3 minutes ago, Newty82 said:

Feckin hell!!! Feels like every 50/50 goes in against us at the moment.

Flattering scoreline for city that.

Plenty of positives for us tonight. Silva needs to get these lads in the changing room and tell them straight that's what we need in every game. No excuses. Put in that level of determination and guts, and the crowd will respond. The points will come.

City are an excellent team. Brilliant to watch.

Agreed but I bet he only comes out with sound bites.

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1 hour ago, Aidan said:

😂😂😂 I live in Halewood you mook. 

All I see is a fan that's happy to see us lose so that he doesn't get mocked in the street, and another that wants us to win in order to kick start OUR season. Have a word with yourself Haf. 

Don't ever try to make out like my support is any less worth than yours, especially when you're aiming for us to lose. 

I'm not making out your support is less than mine...I believe you were the one questioning me and my support.

It was a no win situation.  Put simply... the loss of this game will sting for a day or two. Them lot winning the league will sting our ears and senses for years to come. 

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1 minute ago, Aidan said:

The whole communication of the back line is awful, but it's pickford coming for everything and not being able to claim it is sort of becoming a pattern. 

I think we just need a real tough guy at the back. Someone who just deals with it. Keane is soft and Zouma gets knocked around so much for a big man. 

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1 hour ago, Aidan said:

😂😂😂 I live in Halewood you mook. 

All I see is a fan that's happy to see us lose so that he doesn't get mocked in the street, and another that wants us to win in order to kick start OUR season. Have a word with yourself Haf. 

Don't ever try to make out like my support is any less worth than yours, especially when you're aiming for us to lose. 

Funnily enough they're the fans that the kopites have been taking the piss out of today. 

11 minutes ago, Btay said:

I’m angry again though because it shows the level we have in us - that kind of performance against any team bar city/Liverpool and you get a positive result 9/10 times. 

Davies - keep him in, he looks a different player ( good man management taking him out of the spotlight + the armband is a good push for him )

Kenny - MOM, could save us big money on a new player. He must play every game from here on so we know 100% if he is the answer because Coleman has shown his level and it’s not enough.

He's only played thanks to injuries before tonight. Better manager would have had him playing every week or at least the bottom clubs that Gana does nothing against. 

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2 minutes ago, pete0 said:

Funnily enough they're the fans that the kopites have been taking the piss out of today. 

He's only played thanks to injuries before tonight. Better manager would have had him playing every week or at least the bottom clubs that Gana does nothing against. 

Would have been easy for a manager to drop him and go with Gylfi. Think he’s been handled well and his performances reflect that in my opinion.

Agree on Gana against bottom clubs - I’ve made that point myself on a few occasions.

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Just now, pete0 said:

Funnily enough they're the fans that the kopites have been taking the piss out of today. 

He's only played thanks to injuries before tonight. Better manager would have had him playing every week or at least the bottom clubs that Gana does nothing against. 

Ah the kopites.... the same fans who practically cheered when Gerrard put drogba through on goal to score a goal that stopped United pipping Chelsea to the title in 2010.... who remained stone silent when redknapp inexplicably lashed a free kick in the net to almost stop Blackburn winning the league instead of the mancs. 

Yeah I should be holding myself to the high standards that lot display .. make sure I don't offend them. 

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