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  1. Joe's Avatar Joe
    Man City, Bristol Rovers and Cameroon Modern Day Legend
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    The Manchester City Thread.

    MANCHESTER CITY F.C Thread- Discussion and Debate.

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    Stadium: Etihad Stadium- 48000 Capacity

    Nicknames- Blues, Citizens (lal).

    Owner- Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed el Nahyan

    Legends- Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee, Francis Lee, Mike Doyle, Bert Trautmann

    Modern Day Heroes- Shaun Goater, Paul Dickov, Ali Benarbia, David Silva

    Last Trophy- FA Cup 2011 (1-0 vs Stoke).

    Chairman- Khaldoon Al Mubarak

    Manager- Roberto Mancini
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    Mancini: Led Blues to first trophy since 1976.

    Playing Squad-

    Goalkeepers:
    Joe Hart, Costel Pantimilon, Stuart Taylor, Gunnar Nielsen

    Defenders:
    Micah Richards, Wayne Bridge, Vincent Kompany, Pablo Zabaleta, Joleon Lescott, Aleksandar Kolarov, Stefan Savic, Gael Clichy, Kolo Toure, Gregory Cunningham, Nedum Onouha.

    Midfielders:
    James Milner, Adam Johnson, Gareth Barry, Owen Hargreaves, Samir Nasri, David Silva, Nigel De Jong, Yaya Toure, Abdul Razak

    Attackers:
    Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Alex Nimely, Mario Balotelli.

    Out on loan:
    Emmanuel Adebayor (Tottenham)
    Roque Santa Cruz (Real Betis)
    David Gonzalez (Aberdeen)
    Dedryk Boyata (Bolton)
    Ryan McGivern (Bristol City)
    Vladimir Weiss (Espanyol)
    Michael Johnson (Leicester)
    John Guidetti (Feyenoord)
    Abdi Ibrahim (N.E.C Nijmegen)
    Kieran Trippier (Burnley)
    Ben Mee (Burnley)

    Starting Eleven:

    Italian Manager Roberto Mancini switches between 3 formations usually, a 4-2-3-1, 4-4-2 and occasionally a 4-3-3.

    4-4-2: Starting Line Up

    GK: Joe Hart
    DL: Gael Clichy
    DC: Joleon Lescott
    DC: Vincent Kompany
    DR: Micah Richards
    CM: Yaya Toure
    CM: James Milner
    RM: David Silva
    LM: Samir Nasri
    CF: Sergio Aguero
    ST: Edin Dzeko

    This formation has a very fluid and unselfish front 4 which means we create a lot of chances in the opposition's box, rather than creating chances around the box. The Full backs are both capable of overlapping and we always have options for support if we find ourselves in trouble

    4-2-3-1: Starting Line Up

    GK: Joe Hart
    DL: Aleksandar Kolarov
    DC: Joleon Lescott
    DC: Vincent Kompany:
    DR: Pablo Zabaleta/Micah Richards
    DM: Nigel De Jong
    DM: Gareth Barry
    AM: Yaya Toure
    RW: David Silva
    LW: Mario Balotelli
    ST: Carlos Tevez/ Edin Dzeko

    This formation is the most defensive one we play, im not a fan but it is a very effective tactic if you want to see a game out, the problem with it is neither Barry nor De Jong likes to drive forward, it would probably be a more effective tactic if this happened. This tactic was used throughout the 2010/2011 season

    4-3-3: Starting Line Up
    GK: Joe Hart
    DL: Aleksandar Kolarov
    DC: Joleon Lescott
    DC: Vincent Kompany
    DR: Pablo Zabaleta
    DM: Nigel De Jong
    CM: Gareth Barry
    CM: Yaya Toure
    RW: David Silva
    LW: James Milner
    ST: Carlos Tevez

    This formation is an occasional one Mancini has used, he used it against chelsea last year at home and in a few of the FA Cup games (Notts County, Leicester). It relies on direct running from the center mids, the problem with it is we dont tend to play with enough drive so when tevez drops deep, there is a lot of space but the more restrained Barry doesnt attack it, he has however got forward more this season. the right back is restrictive in this system so Kolarov can get forward as much as possible.

    The 2011/2012 Season:

    Competitions:
    Barclays Premier League- In Progress
    UEFA Champions League- In Progress
    Community Shield- 3-2 loss to Manchester United
    FA Cup- Not yet commenced
    Carling Cup- To play 3rd round at home to Birmingham City

    Aims in Competitions:
    Barclays Premier League- Top 3
    UEFA Champions League- Last 16/ Quarter Finals
    FA Cup- Win (Either this or the Carling Cup)
    Carling Cup- Win (Either this or the FA Cup).

    Key Players:

    Vincent Kompany
    Nigel De Jong
    David Silva
    Edin Dzeko

    Captain: Vincent Kompany
    Vice-Captain: Nigel De Jong

    Summer 2011/2012- Ins and Outs

    TRANSFERS IN

    Gael Clichy: 6 Million Pounds
    Costel Pantimilon: Season Long Loan
    Sergio Aguero: 38 Million Pounds
    Stefan Savic: Undisclosed Fee
    Samir Nasri: 24 Million Pounds
    Owen Hargreaves: Free Transfer

    TRANSFERS OUT:
    Felipe Caicedo: 1 Million Pounds (Levante)
    Jo: Undisclosed Fee (Internacional)
    Patrick Vieira (Retired)
    Jerome Boateng: 12 Million Pounds (Bayern Munich)
    Shay Given: 3.5 Million Pounds (Aston Villa)
    Craig Bellamy: Undisclosed Fee (Liverpool)
    Shaun Wright Phillips: Undisclosed Fee (Q.P.R)

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    SWP: City Legend moves back to London

    Please Feel Free to use this thread to discuss anything you want about Manchester City

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  2. Amazing OP But...

    lol at this having no replies (untill now)

    think you will come very close to winning the league and i cant decide between Utd/City

  3. Giant wall of text!

    I think thread OPs should be simple and short.

  4. iNickStuff's Avatar iNickStuffPremium Member
    Manchester United. Lacking in match fitness
    #4
    It looks like a guide more than it does a discussion thread, but I am surprised that there wasn't a thread for Manchester City until now.

  5. Joe's Avatar Joe
    Man City, Bristol Rovers and Cameroon Modern Day Legend
    #5
    Blame Billy Boy for that, i copied his outline.!

  6. Personally I don't really give a crap about the OP. I use discussion threads to discuss clubs, not to jizz over the OP.

    ANYWAY... should be interesting to see if Man City could take he title this year. With Kolo back they look even stronger defensively and their midfield and strikeforce are scary good. A top 5 team in the world currently with Real, Barca, Man Utd and Bayern in my opinion.

  7. how many city fans are there on here?

  8. Mike.'s Avatar Mike.
    Manchester United Super Moderator
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by mark 19 times View Post
    how many city fans are there on here?
    that are regular? 4 as far as i know: Joe, Madridsta, Witsel and Thorton

  9. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    Manchester United - follows QPR and SLB. @dmf180593
    #9
    What happened to Blakefish? Did he get a perma ban?

  10. Joe's Avatar Joe
    Man City, Bristol Rovers and Cameroon Modern Day Legend
    #10
    sigh, first discussion: Roberto Mancini.

    How long will he last, is his football now improving, what are your opinions on him.

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