10 Aug 2019 14:51:33
VAR OUT! We looked good first 30 minutes not all doom and gloom.

1.) 10 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019 15:08:43
That’s because they were sizing us up for 30 minutes. Then they decided to switch gear and pumped us. Cress and Wilshere worst players on the pitch.

Fredericks had a blinder, lanzini played ok, Haller did well with what he got given, looks a class player but had nothing around him.

City are absolutely quality, and they will do that to a lot of teams this year, just unfortunate it had to be us on the first day.

Lots to do!

2.) 10 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019 15:10:42
I agree, first 30 mins we were ok
Why was Antonio taken off he was an
attacking outlet for us that allowed city to
push more forward.
Rodri even tho good needed to be carded
for constant fouling
Thought Haller and Fornals were ok
Our season won’t be defined by that game
crap start to the season tho.

{Ed001's Note - Antonio was injured. All 3 subs you made were due to injury. Though I know it is a shock that Wilshere picked up an injury.....}

3.) 10 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019 16:02:01
5 nil was flattering let's be fair agueros pen was awful just a shame rice got caught out with VAR for the retake. haller got absolutely clattered clear foul leading to one of there other goals was hoping they would bring it back and review it but no.

Sterling's second contentious off side looked more clear off side than the first but i think balbuenas backside played him on although I would like them to highlight when the ball actually leaves the players foot if we are talking millimeters that should be focused on to maybe it is but they didn't show it. Whole thing could have been avoided if fabianski didn't kick the ball to their player about 20 yards out.

Ederson had to make 2 good saves when they were just 2 nil up if one of those goes in it's going to be a differnt game.

City were hardly comfortable first 30 we just needed to be better in the final pass. Which they were and often are, need a team like that to have a serious off day but they were on it and made us pay. Again 5-0 looks bad but it's not as bad as a lot of people are making out.

Also the difference is a lot with accumulate fouls those players seem to know how to walk that tight rope between making multiple fouls with out getting carded. Even the way jesus won the pen was a skill. Maybe diop could have got away with it if he just stood without the unnecessary leg flick.

4.) 10 Aug 2019
10 aug 2019 23:36:35
everyone saying it would be good time to play city i had to laugh as no time is good to play city unless sterling, both silvas, ginger kev, mahrez, aguero, jesus, sane, fernandhino, rhodri, foden, laporte, walker, cancelo, gundogen, are injured then maybe it would be good time to play them. coyi.