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3. Marcos Alonso

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On 28/09/2017 at 5:33 PM, ja1 said:

Sandro, Rose, Alaba, Mendy, Alba, Marcelo (ofc), Luis, Mendy are the obvious ones. A number of players may not be obvious but I feel they'd make us a more dangerous side (Telles, Kolasinac). Failing that at least get some competition /back up for the man, ideally a young player with potential. Theo Hernandez would be that perfect player, alas Madrid got one of the future top full backs for just £22m.

from the names you mentioned, realistically i think it will be very hard to get any of them, at the moment they all play for top sides, so you can imagine we would have to cough up silly money to sign any of them, also if the player will want to come to us and the club wanting to sell, you saw the mess we made with Alex Sandro who i thought we had a very good chance to sign, but Juventus played hard ball too, we should have focused on other targets to. I think we will try to get one of them in the summer and we may succeed or not, it will depend on a lot of things or we could find a gem somewhere. Cheers

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16 hours ago, Georgy said:

How exactly was Sandro more realistic than Mendy? We simply put all our eggs in one basked like usual.

Was anyone else in for Sandro apart from us? I don't think so and because of the money we were prepared to offer both Juve and Sandro himself, it was realistic but did not happen. Mendy, City were after and could guarantee him starts at LB virtually every game and I think would have offered more to Mendy than we would. And I think Mendy was wanting to play under Pep.

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Just now, Sir Mikel OBE said:

He got exposed. Big time.

As expected. Great squad player but not good enough to play for such a big club in such a demanding role.

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Just now, !Hazard! said:

As expected. Great squad player but not good enough to play for such a big club in such a demanding role.

For a defender, he is a terrible defender.

 

If he's not allowed to bomb forward, slowly, then he is absolutely useless.

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He doesn't offer enough going forward. He would always cut inside and pass the ball back whenever he got it. Completely pointless out there today. 

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10 minutes ago, nono said:

He doesn't offer enough going forward. He would always cut inside and pass the ball back whenever he got it. Completely pointless out there today. 

He was never going to beat Walker with his snail pace, was he?

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I am big Alonso supporter but we have to realize that he is too slow for wingback position :) His defending is average and he doesn't have pace to compensate that ... We should try Azpi or Zappacosta on LWB

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Just can't do anything on his own. He needs the team to open up the wide areas. 

The moment he has to go up against an opponent directly he struggles to contribute anything. 

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2 hours ago, BlueLyon said:

Talking about Mendy, its actualy funny because Bakayoko and Batshuayi are big big friends with him, if we ever tried bidding for Mendy, Im quite positive he would end up here. But instead we went all in for Sandro and ended up with nothing.

The Monaco vice president said Mendy told him the following:

"I really want to go to City with Guardiola." Several times he said to me: "If it was Chelsea, I would stay, but this is Guardiola, I want to go there." He was frank with me."

Guardiola has serious clout unlike most other managers.

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3 hours ago, Styles said:

The Monaco vice president said Mendy told him the following:

"I really want to go to City with Guardiola." Several times he said to me: "If it was Chelsea, I would stay, but this is Guardiola, I want to go there." He was frank with me."

Guardiola has serious clout unlike most other managers.

The style he plays has to be fun with players. A very open and attacking brand of football.

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17 minutes ago, Sir Mikel OBE said:

The style he plays has to be fun with players. A very open and attacking brand of football.

What kind of message does yesterday's game send out to the top players? It's clear why most would prefer to go elsewhere if given the option.


If I'm a top player and both clubs are after me, I'm going to to City. The London attraction is the only thing working in our favour.

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After the right side of our attack, Alonso is probably the most concerning area of our team. He's so painfully slow that he's a liability both attacking and defending. He can very rarely beat his man 1 on 1 because it's so easy for his marker to stay in front of him and he gets easily run past by any decent wide attacking player. We may be able to mask his weaknesses against most sides, but against any of the top sides he'll be ruthlessly targeted and exposed. Seen it time and time again already this season, yesterday included against a terrible side.

The worrying this is that we have no real alternative. Kenedy is not Chelsea quality. It was absolute madness to enter the season without cover. 

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