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Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Woland, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    We have developed a different way to get through the lines. After many teams defended us with two deep lines of 4 (or even one with 5 and the other with 4) and we struggled to get through we have slightly changed the way of play to have attacking fullbacks helping us play around it. So to me it looks like we use the fullbacks to get through those lines, while the midfielders hardly moves into the box but rather hold their positions to keep pressure on the opposition if they manage to clear the ball.

    Keita is a player who is very good at going through the lines, but he has not played much due to injuries. Gini can do it too. He is in superb form and a neat player. Maybe Ox can be such a player but he also is a player who need a lot of matches before he is firing on all cyinders.
     
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    Farkmaster Very Well-Known Member

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    Gini is in superb form, but he doesn't do it for us consistently away from home.

    Ox and Keita can be those players, I hope they come into form for games like this...

    ....is what we've all been saying since Coutinho left.
     
  3. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Don’t be stupid.
     
  4. StevieM

    StevieM SCM's resident Beer Nazi, Wine Snob & Comic Geek Honorary Member

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    Where the fuck was Milner - did I miss something?
     
  5. King Binny

    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    MaBigTip Very Active Member

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    Shouldnt Golem saying that the ref was their MoM be the cause for an investigation?

    Bluemoon's thread about "Do we need to break our salary cap" belongs on r/SelfawareWolves.
     
  7. manwithnoname

    manwithnoname Bravo old man. Bravo. Member

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    Heh heh, Blue Fume will LOVE this from ad trade rag Campaign today:

    Man City calls on influencers to build hype for Champions League home games

    Club is asking influencers to submit posts to show 'electrifying atmosphere'.

    Manchester City are looking for influencers to attract new fans to their home Champions League fixtures against "relatively unknown teams" amid concerns that not enough "core supporters" will turn up. The Premier League champions have run an ad on influencer marketing platform Tribe, asking for posts to "get across the great atmosphere of the Etihad".

    The brief opens by admitting that Man City’s Champions League draw "has given us three relatively unknown teams" in Dinamo Zagreb, Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta, meaning the club’s "core fans are less likely to attend"
     
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  8. Mojo

    Mojo Very Active Member

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    Full article with pics
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    Man City Post Advert Seeking Influencers to Promote Etihad's 'Great Atmosphere' (Yes, Really)




    Manchester City, The Etihad and atmosphere: It's been a complicated relationship.


    The Emptihad moniker is not for nothing, after all. This is especially true during midweek Champions League games.


    Which is why, obviously, they needed to do something about it. That something, as shared by photographer Ami Ford on Twitter, was the decision to pay 'influencers' to essentially promote the (honest, guv!) 'great atmosphere' at the stadium.




    Man City are looking to pay influencers to promote their ‘great’ atmosphere at the Eithad [​IMG] thought it couldn’t get any worse but they’re only looking for men too! Didn’t know girls couldn’t like football [​IMG] embarrassing!

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    The advertisement was placed on influencer marketing platform/job site TRIBE and reads: “The Champions League this year has given us 3 relatively unknown teams meaning our core fans are less likely to attend.


    [Yeah, that's why. Anyway...]


    “We identified students, young professionals and those new to Manchester who are our ideal audiences, however we can’t ignore core fans either as they still account for most ticket sales.


    “We want to get across the great atmosphere of the Etihad through the use of influencers who can tell an authentic and genuine story of what it’s like to be at a game.”


    Under the sub-heading 'content we'd love from you' it went on to say that 'Mancunians and/or Man City fans were desirable' but not, seemingly, mandatory. Which is nice and open-minded, I guess.


    What wasn't so open-minded was their strictly male requirements... because why would you want a younger female fan to promote your brand, when you can have a 55-year-old man do it, AMIRITE?

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    As for that sweet sweet content they'd love, it should be 'fan-centric' and have an 'element of FOMO at its core'. *Deep breath*. It also 'needs to be high energy and compelling with attendance to the live event an essential focus'.


    Luckily, it doesn't all have to come from the inside the ground, and in the last part of the brief they stress that it can be stuff like a 'group of mates singing and walking to the stadium together'. How wholesome. All subsequent posts must include the hashtag #notjustanyclub, because, well, why not rip off Marks & Spencer too.


    This is MCFC... OK?











     
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    Markeh Very Well-Known Member

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    Did you see the way the players enter the stadium?It's dog shit, pretty much the same as WWF when I was a kid.
     
  10. Holle

    Holle Please leave my town Member

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    With a plank in their hand, shouting 'USA, USA, USA'?
     
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    Barba Roja Plundering since 2005... Member

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    This is not exactly forum meltdown stuff but it's still a funny read I found regarding Sanchez on JOE. I guess it's a couple of months old but I laughed lots. Enjoy.

    [​IMG]1 month ago
    ALL HAIL ALEXIS SANCHEZ - THE SUPER-FRAUD WHO PLAYED MANCHESTER UNITED LIKE A PIANO
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    WAYNE FARRY
    A level of shithousery to which we can all aspire

    Alexis Sanchez has departed Manchester United for Inter Milan on a season-long loan and after 18 months at Old Trafford, the Chilean striker leaves behind a legacy like none the club has seen before.


    Once one of the world's most lethal forward players, Sanchez was already something of a spent force by the time he decided to leave Arsenal for the riches of Manchester.
    He knew his powers were on the wane - he wasn't quite as incisive, his touch wasn't the same, and his eye for a goal had deserted him - but he didn't let on, and went anyway.
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    You can almost imagine it now. Sanchez gets the call from his agent: 'United want you.'
    He almost drops his phone in disbelief, before rolling around on the floor laughing with Atom and Humber for an hour or so.



    Time progresses, United's interest intensifies, and the follow-up call informing him that this is in fact a practical joke never materialises. This is actually happening.
    The day of the medical arrives. Sanchez makes it through the security gates at Carrington, right through the fucking door - no alarm, no concern - like one of the characters from Ocean's Eleven whose name I can't remember.
    He has his medical. The Manchester United medical team gives him the green light. Being the greatest and most talented fraud the world has ever seen is not a medical condition.
    The he sits down in front of a piano and wows each and every one of us.
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    At the time the move is considered a coup for Manchester United by those either without eyes or those who haven't seen Sanchez play for close to a year. They have beaten off competition from rivals Manchester City for his signature, and have won the right to pay him a reported £400,000 a week in the process.
    Imagine for a second just how smug Ed Woodward must have been at this time. He would've been beaming. You can imagine him stopping at every mirror he walked past just to look himself in the eye and say: 'You are the man, Ed. You're doing a really great job.'
    He probably even treated himself to some champagne and enjoyed a steak and lobster dinner. As he was chewing mercilessly on the well done piece of meat, one can safely assume he was blissfully being unaware that he was about to fall victim to the worst fleecing that English football has seen in a long time.




    Sanchez has been criticised for his commitment and his performances at the club, which is frankly ludicrous. At one point or another, we have all been in jobs we didn't like, wishing we were able to earn enormous sums of money for doing the bare minimum. Few of us - unless we're failsons of billionaires - ever actually achieve it.
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    But Sanchez did. Every single day he gave 110 percent to ensure that he did as little work as possible, and still earned close to £2 million a month. And he did it for 18 months. That's phenomenal by any metric we have.
    While (some of) his teammates worked hard, he sat there, presumably with a smug grin on his face waiting for the gravy train to roll up to the station and kick him off.
    But now, even that he has left the club, that hasn't happened. Yes, Sanchez is no longer playing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, having joined Inter Milan on loan, but he is very much still on the books.
    Such is the enormity of Sanchez' wage packet that United were willing to let him go, while still paying 80 percent of his wages.
    As he settles into life in Italy and as we look back at his time at the club, we should not scold him - whether we are neutral observers or concerned United fans.
    We should praise him, for doing what each of us would given half a chance, for setting generations of his family up for life and for showing the entire football world just how delightfully stupid Manchester United have become.
     
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    Dave G Very Active Member

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    According to the papers, Citeh have sacked off the media company who ran than ridiculous campaign. Embarrassing doesn't quite cover it.
     
  13. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    It’s excellant :D
     
  14. Insignificance

    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    So they are realizing they are embarassing, and are ok with it if others didn't find out?
     
  15. Judge Jules

    Judge Jules SCM Addict Member

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  16. King Binny

    King Binny Very Well-Known Honorary Member

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    "The champions league is almost an impossible achievement for us for the foreseeable future thanks to the corruption within UEFA the way our games are officiated and VAR scrutinising our every goal.
    It's almost a complete waste of energy and we should focus purely on the premier league.
    The champions league might be something to aim at once we've managed to lose the pantomime villain routine the broadcasting media paint us with.
    Tracking back, 45 minutes ago"
    https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/liverpool-thread-2019-20.340822/page-675

    It`s impossible because European refs are wise to your shit.
     
  18. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss Well-Known Member

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    *opens bottle of Malbec and heads to the fume*
     
  19. momoWASboss

    momoWASboss Well-Known Member

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    WAH WAH WAH apparently kicking someone from behind isn’t a foul because the player just got in his way.

    Article: So...jusf saw the Liverpool penalty.

    Surely it was a foul on Aurier as he was in possession and about to clear the ball?

    Or are there new rules in place?
     
  20. Halmeister

    Halmeister Some sort of pun about having a well known member Member

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    Hahahaha new rules in place. Yeah booting someone isn't allowed anymore, new change for this season.

    On the subject of meltdowns, Arsenal Fan TV has been great viewing tonight. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, and I only watch Troopz and DT, but fuck me they're having a right meltdown over there. Surprised there wasn't riots at the game.
     

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