The English Premier League Discussion Thread

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  1. 1966+2006

    1966+2006 nvm

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    I just thought the same. Why bitch all week about Balotelli and then let him play all match again when you have players like Johnson, where you know what you'll be getting.
     
  2. Pogba4Now

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    Roberto Mancini before the game: “If we go eight points behind then it is finished.”
     
  3. Ebonix

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    I didn't see all of the game today but I did see the second yellow for Balotelli, which was silly. He persists because ;as Mancini has said himself; he sees him as the mentor of Balotelli. Unfortunately, when you're going for a title you can't carry dead weight. I'm not saying Balotelli is dead weight, he just hasn't covered himself in glory. Mancini gambled on Balotelli coming up with the impossible which he has done for the most part of the season. Man City wouldn't be in the position they are in today without Balotelli that's for sure but when he messes up he does so spectacularily.
     
  4. Sir Calumn

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    They would be in a far better position if instead of Balotelli they had a happy and regularly playing Carlos Tevez.
     
  5. Ebonix

    Ebonix YELLOW CARD - Sarcasm

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    See I think some of the games he's played in, he's really taken control of the game and effectively won it for City. I honestly think City are playing like a rudderless speed boat at the moment. A fcuk load of power but if you can't out it in one direction, it's essentially useless.
     
  6. Sir Calumn

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    Despite all their flashy and shiny talent, he was the one man they could have relied on not to choke and to rally the troops and pull them through at the end of the season. Without him, the lack of "top-club" experience of the rest of the City squad really shows.
     
  7. ShiftyPowers

    ShiftyPowers Make America Great Again

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    Yup. Tevez is far better than Mario. He would have had more of a spot in the first team if Balotelli wasn't there as well. Mancini has totally bottled this season. His talent advantage is enormous.
     
  8. Sir Calumn

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    How many real, PROVEN world class talents do Man City actually have? Tevez who doesnt play, David Silva, Aguero who is still developing, Yaya Toure, Kompany....... that's about it........ lots and lots of other very talented players, but all still growing into themselves as players and, imo, not yet "winners".
     
  9. Ebonix

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    Just seen Balotelli's first challenge on Song. Christ, should have been red
     
  10. ShiftyPowers

    ShiftyPowers Make America Great Again

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    That's a lot more than anyone else.
     
  11. Sir Calumn

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    Ha yeah these days maybe it is...
     
  12. rony31

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    Why always Rony?
     
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    ShiftyPowers Make America Great Again

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    Here you go Rony, reuploaded just for you

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  14. Zlatan

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    Rony 2012!
     
  15. Sir Calumn

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    Oh yes! COME ON NORWICH! Our top four hopes might not be dead yet!

    My second favourite team doing my favourite team a massive favour!
     
  16. Back Door Skip

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    Tottenham ****ting the bed. Love it. (H)
     
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    Spurs have pulled of an amazing choke.
     
  18. Sir Calumn

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    On The Ball City!!!
     
  19. Waldo1639

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    Norwich played very well, they deserved it. Nice Bennett's goal.
     
  20. Sir Calumn

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    You must be laughing - should make third now - after the 8-2 did you really see that coming?

    Also the gap between Liverpool and Norwich is now three points (H)
     
      

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