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    Man City - the new bitters?

    Normally you try to have class and give the team that wins credit. They are a fantastic team with a great manager. That's where it ends though. I think they are a monstrosity to football. Their fans are classless cunts who seem more concerned with laughing at us coming second rather than enjoying being first. Genuinely when we won the title, I didn't give a fuck about the supporters of other clubs. Thing is other fans rejoice because we are old money. I guess we do the same when the Red Mancs come second so pot kettle black. It just shows that people view them as fake. The old Big Four was us, United, Everton and Arsenal (they used to call it the big 5 but I never viewed Spurs in it). Guess what Blueshite, they are one behind you now. Guess what Arsenal, they aren't far off you either. Tick tock tick tock and they will be coming up on us and United as well. Maybe people will take action but I don't think so. Sure Newcastle will be up there in a few years to provide competition and Mbappe will be earning 5 million a week with them. And it's live ........ Sounds rather shit but at least as long as Jurgen is here, we have a huge chance every year. I actually think next year will be a leveller with the world cup. Hopefully Belgium and Portugal go far and their main players come back exhausted. I think our players will be so fired up a about losing by a point that some of the sloppy results from the first part of the season won't happen. At the very least, we are both so far ahead of everyone else. I am convinced we will win the league next year. Yeah Haaland is brilliant but he has to fit into a system that works so well. Could be a world class version of Jack Grealish with weeks of him finding his feet while they accommodate him - I do think he will ultimately be a success. Anyhow, we have next week so not like we don't have anything to look forward to Redmen.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Villa play midweek unfortunately but hopefully Stevie gives them a week off. I actually think if West Ham won, we would have scored a hatful against Southampton. Still, think they would have walloped Villa on the final day if we were in that boat, so very tough because potentially we would need to gain 11 or 12 goals in two games. Now, I think it's a long shot but look football can be a strange game. It just takes a moment of madness and a player sent off for a stupid tackle,Villa score and the crowd on their backs...to be fair they are the most controlled team in world football so they will see it over the line but stranger things have happened. A few weeks ago North Macedonia beat Italy in Rome. A 40 - 50-1 outsider chance but look it is what it is and if we do the business on Tuesday, it is final day nerves.
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    Sadio Mane

    Just a won You could be right. I mean I think all top players look around and think others are getting a certain wedge and think they deserve more, but I think others put happiness and trophies first. I think Sadio like the Brazilian lads and Virgil seems really happy in every way and I have a gut feeling he will stay. Not a criticism of Mo. One of the best players in the world and he has won the biggest trophies here. Good luck to him if he wants a new challenge and he probably can earn a shitload more elsewhere doing it. Legend of a player and seems like a good person. Just hope he doesn't sour his well deserved legacy. His agent is a knobhead but Mo strikes me as an intelligent man. Sign or don't sign but do it with class and allow Jurgen's brain trust to use the money to bring in one or two hungry talents.
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    Man City - the new bitters?

    Agree with all of that. When I got into football, the league was very competitive. Everton, Arsenal and Leeds were the three biggest rivals (the Mancs were starting their decline). Lads my age in Liverpool feared and revered Giles and Bremner. Fabulous players in a great team (dirty bastards) managed by a great manager. Other teams came on the scene like Derby or Forest - managed by a wonderful manager. The Blueshite had a great team in the mid 80s. Then the Mancs got their shit together. As you say, they were horrible bastards but I respected them. Schmeichel, Keane, Ronaldo etc all great players managed by a horrible but brilliant prick. Arsenal under Wenger were a top side with players I loved like Henry and Bergkamp. Where do I start with this lot. A great manager yes. Some great players yes. De Bruyne is fucking majestic to be fair. However, they are souless. Their fans are monumental dickheads. They haven't got where they are because of a Clough or a Revie, they got there because a country is backing a top manager. If Pep went to Marseille and finished above psg, then I might give him the credit that he craves. I just view him as a petulant little cunt who can't handle things not being handed to him on a plate. One thing I will say, Haaland or no Haaland, we will win it next year, so fuck it anyway. We go again.
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    Summer 2022 Transfer Thread

    He looks world class already or is nearly at that level, but I don't really see him fitting into a Pep team. I mean great players and great managers normally find a way but my gut feeling is he would have been better served going to Bayern or Real in a years time. Just like us,City play a very unique way. You look at Diaz he fits us like a glove. No doubt Haaland will score a lot of goals, but I just don't see him improving their first eleven. Sounds like a mad thing to say. He's obviously a better player than Jesus, but Jesus knows his role there. This could be a Zlatan at Barca scenario.
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    Aston Villa (A) - Tue 10th May (8:00pm)

    Agree with that. Hendo does a lot of unseen work. All the players love him and he's a great captain. A bit like Millie, they are so important for the culture in the club. City will smash Villa by about 4 goals. I like some of Villa's players but unless nerves kick in, it will be a demolition job. Wolves will be a tough one for them tonight. West Ham won't be easy either - they don't play midweek and while I'm sure most of their fans would favour City over us, their team which is decent with some very good players will be looking for a scalp. Last home game as well. Certainly, it isn't an easy finish. I think it will be box office for the neutrals if they lose one of their games (say they beat Wolves 1-0 and lose to West Ham 1-0) and we beat Southampton by two goals. Two great teams hunting goals on the final day. Jesus call me an ambulance.
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    Aston Villa (A) - Tue 10th May (8:00pm)

    Agree with that. To be fair Stringy lad, Hendo rarely lets us down. You see him interviewed there and he is just such a great lad. Still if Fab is back for Madrid, it will be huge. World class and a candidate for one of the most influential pound for pound players in the whole league. Every now and then, he isn't great though like you said. Anyhow, City will really miss Dias and maybe just maybe, with all their other defensive injuries, they could drop points. I actually feel very relaxed about it. Yes, we dropped points to Spurs, but apart from that, we couldn't have done more since the new year. Back then, I would have bitten hands off to be in our current position. Certainly, if we were in their position, I would be nervous going to Wolves and West Ham.
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    Aston Villa (A) - Tue 10th May (8:00pm)

    Just come through this and over to City who have two tricky games coming up. Fabinho is a huge loss - hopefully back for Real.
  9. Think we will win the 3 cups but even if we don't and we "just" have the League Cup, I feel like this wonderful ride isn't ending anytime soon. We have a few more years of fun and Jurgen will leave some team for whoever takes over. The squad is wonderful and you look at the likes of Elliott and Kelleher coming through - we are blessed. Gutted we didn't beat Spurs, but the league isn't over. They have Dias out for the season and Wolves and West Ham should be tough games. I mean if I was in their position, I'd be very confident but would have a bit of worries about those two games. I said to my wife earlier that we'll win the league on goal difference. Gut feelings eh!
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Two proper grounds. Two huge clubs. City fans would look down on Celtic and Rangers - the opposite of then in every way. (Don't mean politics just the sheer passion of their fans. Remember being on a city break in a pub once with the wife watching us in a game. Wall to wall Brexit lovers and Scouse haters. Cockneys, Brummies all cheering against us. Place went silent bar me and a few Glasgow lads when we scored. A mixed Rangers and Celtic group united by liking us. All hard as nails...the English hardmen stopped their Scouse shit pretty soon and didn't give them any lip.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Going there with the wife in November and can't wait to see it. Fucking twats better not smash the place up. Would hate Rangers in the Super Cup, but do want to see us play at Ibrox just to tick it off my list. Looks like a boss ground. Been to Parkhead with us and it was class to be fair. Celtic fans were sound and treated us differently to how they might another English team.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Half time entertainment is the crowd deciding whether 5 drunk fat Geordie girls or 5 Manc scumbags should have their arms chopped off for crimes against humanity.
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    Other Football 2021/22

    Would have said Wolves and West Ham were the two awkward ones left. Wolves seem on the beach so just West Ham. You never know with the other games. Still it is what it is and we got through an awkward one today. There's still hope.
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    Jurgen Norbert Klopp

    Best news of the year this! The thought of Jurgen building another great team at his pace makes me incredibly happy.
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