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Thanks Liverpool.Now can go back to being crap and dont play like that against us.Huge chance for us but seeing as its so up and down of late...better not mess this up...again

West Ham should be straight forward.Then again Burnley was meant to be and QPR and we only just won that.Tough tough being a derby as well..eeel

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Im I the only one that can't stand the way owen talks. his accent is so yuck

Consider yourself lucky. I have Phil Neville on the commentary here. His voice sounds like a teenagers.

And he keeps calling Olivier Giroud "Oliver Ja Rude."

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Nah, we dont play that game in hand (against Leicester City) until fucking April 29 mate.

So this potential 8pt gap wont reflect in the standings for a long ass time.

It could benefit us though if Leicester already relegated by then :)

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How "special" does Nasri reckon City are, I wonder, when despite a concertedly blatant, underhand and malicious campaign against Chelsea they still find themselves unable to come close to taking advantage.

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Thanks Liverpool.Now can go back to being crap and dont play like that against us.Huge chance for us but seeing as its so up and down of late...better not mess this up...again

West Ham should be straight forward.Then again Burnley was meant to be and QPR and we only just won that.Tough tough being a derby as well..eeel

A couple more results go our way and we might have the title wrapped up before they visit. Imagine them having to clap us on to the pitch?

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Just dont get why we play them end of every season.The thought them winning urgh after last year never hear the end of it.Bored of the twists in this title race lol dont care if makes it exciting for neutrals blah blah just stright forward from here be ideal

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Wonder who's more stubborn between Pellegrini and Wenger. Started with 4-4-2, changed to 4-2-3-1 when Liverpool were overrunning them and then switched back to 4-4-2 after conceding. :doh: Pellegrini's persistence to play with 4-4-2 in the big games is ridiculous and not to mention, it's funny how he didn't really attempt to play two up top when they came to the Bridge.

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Wonder who's more stubborn between Pellegrini and Wenger. Started with 4-4-2, changed to 4-2-3-1 when Liverpool were overrunning them and then switched back to 4-4-2 after conceding. :doh: Pellegrini's persistence to play with 4-4-2 in the big games is ridiculous and not to mention, it's funny how he didn't really attempt to play two up top when they came to the Bridge.

Atletico Madrid play 4-4-2 all the time and are the most solid team in Europe. I'm not sure why so much credence is given to simply the formation.

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Atletico Madrid play 4-4-2 all the time and are the most solid team in Europe. I'm not sure why so much credence is given to simply the formation.

I'm not but in Manchester City's case, they are not exactly the most hardworking and tactically disciplined of teams to begin with. So, to consistently play 4-4-2 against the bigger sides, especially in Europe, is ridiculous particularly when Pellegrini doesn't look to have drilled his players in any way for the matches.

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I'm not but in Manchester City's case, they are not exactly the most hardworking and tactically disciplined of teams to begin with. So, to consistently play 4-4-2 against the bigger sides, especially in Europe, is ridiculous particularly when Pellegrini doesn't look to have drilled his players in any way for the matches.

A midfield of Toure, Silva and Nasri with Aguero and Dzeko ahead of them is not exactly the most hardworking team in the world, true. I understand the thinking behind it though. It's not easy for a player like Aguero to play up front on his own because of his size. He's a better player with a partner.

But in the 2nd half, it has to be said, Pellegrini brought on Milner for Dzeko and they looked far worse. Against Barcelona last season, they played a 4-2-3-1 in both legs and still got outclassed twice. They've also beaten many strong teams with a 4-4-2 before.

The point is, it's not about the formation but about the personnel and a lack of a more conservative approach from Pellegrini sometimes, not 4-4-2, 4-3-3 or whatever.

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