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Ralph deserves huge criticism for this line up, formation and approach. He seems intent on ****inng everybody off with his stubbornness of playing five at the back. I appreciate it's City away, but the only chance we had tonight was to try and stop them playing in midfield. Our current formation of 1-8-2 is an absolute joke and Hojbjerg at left back is a mickey take. We will be lucky if we come away with 10% of possession. Enough is enough now!

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Being this defensive doesn't work. Just invites constant pressure. Need to keep the ball and actually launch some attacks ffs.

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We don't seem to have any midfield. JWP is just a passenger, jogging round in circles, chasing shadows.

 

To me it’s just the basics of not leaving their players all the time in the world on 5he edge of the box to pick out the perfect cross. They haven’t unlocked us by great play it’s our midfield stupidity

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There's 1,000+ up there, that's a decent number all things considered.

 

I expect they had already bought their match and train tickets before Friday......

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I know there's not much point comparing passing stats with City... but I'm going to anyway. We've made 40 passes (66% success rate). They've made 260 (94% success rate).

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Ralph deserves huge criticism for this line up, formation and approach. He seems intent on ****inng everybody off with his stubbornness of playing five at the back. I appreciate it's City away, but the only chance we had tonight was to try and stop them playing in midfield. Our current formation of 1-8-2 is an absolute joke and Hojbjerg at left back is a mickey take. We will be lucky if we come away with 10% of possession. Enough is enough now!

 

If after the city games he's still play a back 5 and 3 defensive midfielders then people will turn on him and he'll deserve it. We won't turn it round with that much fear and negativity.

 

Ings needs 2 from boufal/redmond/djenpo with him for those games.

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I expect they had already bought their match and train tickets before Friday......

 

They didn't have to travel. I'd have taken the financial hit tbh. I tip my hat to them.

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If after the city games he's still play a back 5 and 3 defensive midfielders then people will turn on him and he'll deserve it. We won't turn it round with that much fear and negativity.

 

Ings needs 2 from boufal/redmond/djenpo with him for those games.

 

This 100%

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We don't seem to have any midfield. JWP is just a passenger, jogging round in circles, chasing shadows.

 

Thats all he's done in his whole career, only looked good in the early days as he had better players around him. I'm afraid that if Ralph keeps picking him and Romeu we are doomed, both are to slow, lack any creativity and cant bond any type of partnership in the midfield. Ralph also needs to stop playing so negative, we only have 2 fwd thinking guys on the pitch.

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Why won’t our players stay with their men when they haven’t got the ball!!!!!!!!

The ball goes away and they wander back towards the box and suddenly man city give the ball back to the player they used to be marking.

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Romeu didnt even jump, woeful player.

 

Ah, but you are forgetting that he runs about a lot and shows some passion which to some on here is all important, more important than the fact that he is feking hopeless.

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let's be clear, tonight was about not shipping 10 goals.

 

A good Man City team may want to take the whip out to the league's whipping boys.

 

Lose 3-0 and it is a recovery.

 

shameful

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Ralph deserves huge criticism for this line up, formation and approach. He seems intent on ****inng everybody off with his stubbornness of playing five at the back. I appreciate it's City away, but the only chance we had tonight was to try and stop them playing in midfield. Our current formation of 1-8-2 is an absolute joke and Hojbjerg at left back is a mickey take. We will be lucky if we come away with 10% of possession. Enough is enough now!

 

if we can't stop them in midfield with a 1-8-2 formation, what chance will we have with a 433/4222/4231 :(

this has been more of the same dogsh*te, half expected I suppose with that line up, but would it really have killed to play Redmond/Adams or Ings.

 

2-0 ffs

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We just lost 9-0 anyone who thought we going to come to City and play open attacking football was, dare I say it, expecting to much. Teams who get stuffed inevitably try to become hard to beat first not become more open.

 

It's even hard when you have four Central midfielders in the squad three of who are crap and one who is average. And squad with 5 CBs none of who are actually any good. I mean if we had quaility attack players we could go all out attack but errr well we don't have any good attacking players either.

 

And there's 2...

 

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3 centre backs and Aguero is unmarked in the 6 yard box. I'm starting to detest everyone of these ****ing players.
Doesn't matter how many we have at the back. Game after game none of them have the awareness to look around and track the man. They obviously don't practise it either. Noone takes responsibility and takes charge.

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You'd think they would know that Aguero shouldn't be left alone in the middle of the penalty area?

 

For me it’s the fact they had 3 players on the right and hojberg was the only guy trying to mark his man.

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It's basically a forwards vs defense training exercise. Clear to half way line, rinse and repeat.

 

If they come out with a "5-0 was an improvement, we showed a reaction...blah blah" then they can **** off!

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We have such shockingly bad players that it doesn’t matter how much you try to organise them, they are so bad they just don’t get it.

 

And then in front of an inept defence is worst midfield partnership of all time. The most flakey, false double act we’ve ever had. Zero protection, zero spine.

 

 

Disgraceful set of bottlers that market themselves as all action, Premier league footballers

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if we can't stop them in midfield with a 1-8-2 formation, what chance will we have with a 433/4222/4231 :(

this has been more of the same dogsh*te, half expected I suppose with that line up, but would it really have killed to play Redmond/Adams or Ings.

 

2-0 ffs

 

Sorry that should have read 1(GK) 8 (DEF) 0 (MID) 2 (FOR). Killed us? At least we would have had a 1% chance. This approach gave us no chance whatsoever. We've been camped in and around our own box all half. It's 2-0 but it could easily been 5 or 6.

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Warming to the notion of sacking Ralph. Setting out a team with the objective of losing really is pathetic.

 

Once again from a corner we let them pass the ball to the position they ideally want to cross from with no pressure.

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At least give Mahrez and Aguero a good ****ing kicking hopefully make them doubtful for the weekend.
What, and bugger up my Fantasy Football team...?

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It's like when your dog has been ****ting all over our furniture, you tell him off hoping to help him learn and then he ****s all over the carpet and looks at you as if to say "did I do good?".

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Warming to the notion of sacking Ralph. Setting out a team with the objective of losing really is pathetic.
If he can't raise their spirits even a little and come up with any sort of answers after a 9-0 defeat then he has to go. We can't just walk around with our tails between our legs until January....

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The most one sided half of football I’ve ever watched. We have no outlet, can’t keep hold of the ball, can’t pass to each other, it’s all desperate. Long and Boufal might as well not be on the pitch...

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If he can't raise their spirits even a little and come up with any sort of answers after a 9-0 defeat then he has to go. We can't just walk around with our tails between our legs until January....

 

I wanted to see a reaction. There is no reaction. None what so ever.

 

Looks like they will be donating their wages again at this rate........

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