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Everything posted by Monty13

  1. I thought Wes deserved his MOTM accolade today. The game feels like two points dropped, but I thought he looked a cut above going forward in the centre of the park today, against a Villa midfield that was pretty non existent going the other way. Yes the odd pass went astray but pretty much every player on both sides was guilty of that during this game. His first touch and control is fantastic and I swear if he was playing for one of the top sides he would get superlatives each week, but it was nice to see the Sky pundits talk up his qualities. Both his chances were top saves (he might have done better with the first to lob it though) and he was unlucky not to score. I know he''s a chalk and cheese player to a lot of fans, but so much of our good attacking play seems to centre around him. The only problem his inclusion has for me is that Holt tends to drift into the channels as the lone striker, which is fine, I don''t know what others thoughts are, but it doesn''t seem like the opposite winger/one of the box to box midfielders then push into the box to offer a threat? I think this first 11 looks well balanced and capable of getting results, and I''m looking forward to Stoke and causing them problems, but I do think it just requires more people getting into the box when we push forward. What do others think or would you rather opt for two strikers?
  2. "we were the better side but wasteful crossing and shooting spoiled what should have been a winning performance." That is the game summed in one sentence for me by Ricardo. Some better finishing/crossing it would have been a rout. Apart from picking the ball out of the net, was there anything remotely dangerous that Ruddy had to deal with? There goalkeeper had a blinder and they were putting their bodies on the line for the team (Vlaar in particular had a good game).
  3. I actually said it wasn''t totally his fault as there seemed to be a communication mix up between the two and it looks like he thought Bassong was dropping back to cover him. Also the fact that Bassong was aware of the danger and neither reacted can''t make it totally Turners fault even if it was his man. I''m not saying it wasn''t his fault, but its rarely that simple. The rest of his performance was pretty strong but that seems to be irrelevant. I wonder how anyone manages to score in the PL as apparently all other teams have defenders who play 90+ mins each week without ever making a mistake......
  4. There were plenty of players making rudimentary mistakes today that could have led to goals. He lost Benteke for the goal arguably, but I don''t think that was totally his fault, more a communication mistake between him and Bassong. Watch the replay again and it looks like Turner thinks Bassong is going with him. Thought he had another solid game and it was a great run and finish for the goal. I''m not saying he is a world class defender but he is growing in confidence and looking better next to Bassong for me.
  5. Does feel like 2pts lost, but probably would have took a draw if offered before the game.
  6. Does make you wonder from Holt''s comments though, that maybe booing Lambert might have a negative effect on his former players.....
  7. The whole affair massively stinks to me. Lamberts gone now, so while I respect what he did here I don''t care whether he loves NCFC still or not. But its clear though that Lambert has issue with both McNally and Bowkett but will we ever know exactly why? The manner in which he left (and the manner of his arrival) was always going to paint him in a bad light to the fans, but you can''t help but think that the war of words between him and Bowkett in particular, and the nature of the legal case surrounding his departure has a very personal spin on it. There appears to have been some deep personal clashes and like most who are curios, I would love to know the exact timeline of events and what was said before he departed.
  8. See I think your probably right on the liking Thatcher count, but I''m not sure those people are really represented by Tories any more in the same way that Labour tries to distance itself from the Unions when they are being too left wing! Mind you not everything Thatcher did was bad, although I have heard some pretty interesting arguments about Hitler in the same vein, so..... As a child of her era, who couldn''t have given a cr@p that she took away my milk, I can be more objective than those of working age at the time. The trouble is although politics has become boring, people still like to tag themselves as Labour/Tories and by extension working class/middle class when the divide between the two has become very murky in recent times (Class not party''s, although that could easily be argued as well). People still cling to the party rhetoric without actually being objective about what''s happening. I don''t think the Con/Lib government are crushing the poor and have betrayed the country, by the same token I don''t think everything Labour did was awesome or crushingly bad. It''s why I find political debate on this forum (and in general) so tedious, unless your prepared to admit the good and bad done by both parties, your not actually using your own brain. That is party politics, unthinking blind idiot tribalism, leading to a popularity contest to run the world. You think we would have thought of something better by now.
  9. Your totally right Nutty in the fact that its a strange mix, and not a particularly interesting one now, the days of football being a working class man''s sport are long gone. To be honest from what I''ve seen your also probably right in your second sentence, although while having no hardcore allegiance myself, I would also suggest there is a quite a lot of left wing working class clichés that also get touted far too much on here for a football forum. The reality is that most of us, like politicians themselves nowadays, sit firmly in the centre ground. There just isn''t so many big issues in politics that the main parties disagree on any more, even in the present climate.
  10. It will be a good move for him and Forest, he is a proven quality CB at Championship level and even though he signed a new contract one would presume that, as he seems surplus to requirements here, any permanent deal fee would be well below the going rate. I wish him luck if it is permanent. I don''t think he is anywhere near as bad as some on this board like to make out, as well as the fact that Lambert appeared to rate him highly. I wonder if he hadn''t been injured when the squad was decided upon, whether he would have replaced Barnett, his many appearances so far suggest not but we will probably never know.
  11. Haha, brilliant! I''m not a massive fan of his politics but it is good to see a high profile Supporter who''s loud and proud! It is about time someone duelled the bloody A11 though.... Haha the threads already started to dissolve into tribal politics! Pull out a few more Tory clichés thirsty lizard, that will definitely win the argument!
  12. Haha, brilliant! I''m not a massive fan of his politics but it is good to see a high profile Supporter who''s loud and proud! It is about time someone duelled the bloody A11 though.... Haha the threads already started to dissolve into tribal politics! Pull out a few more Tory clichés thirsty lizard, that will definitely win the argument!
  13. Please replace with John Wark. He can instigate a Bryan Gunnesque tour to the 3rd tier!
  14. LDC has a point, its bubblegum psychology but by chanting "Judas" at him all your really doing is highlighting the fact that he betrayed us and you are hurt by that. If he actually cared he wouldn''t have left! so its all fairly pointless. All your actually doing is utilising your opportunity to face your betrayer and tell him how you feel. The chances are, he doesn''t give a sh@t!
  15. I would have issue with your thread title, I''d argue McNally is probably technically the catalyst for our success. Paul Lambert was a great manager for us and is rightly in the hall of fame for what he achieved here in three seasons. He got constant recognition for his success when he was our manager, clapped, sung for and praised by 1000''s of supporters culminating in that award. He''s no longer here and every supporter is entitled to treat his exit as they feel necessary. Ex players usually get a good reception when they were well thought of at a club and return to play, however ones that left under a cloud usually get roundly booed. He has left now under pretty murky circumstances and each supporter is fully entitled to treat him in the manner they feel is appropriate in my opinion. As I said he got the praise and recognition when he was here.
  16. I would play the same 11 again. They have to be brimming with confidence after Arsenal and it seems stupid to have finally discovered the winning formula and then completely rip it up. I think there is enough in there that Lambert doesn''t know as much about (Bassong/Turner/Garrido/Tettey) if we were actually worried about that. I also reckon his old players will want to show him what he is missing.
  17. I really can''t be bothered to get into an argument with you. I actually quite enjoy your responses within threads and there are others on here who are quite prepared to argue with you till the cows come home for no particular reason other than they have taken a dislike to your optimism. But when you start a thread like this, that is when I feel you probably deserve it a bit. And now your guilty of not reading my post properly, I never said you say those things if you read it, I said that is the vibe you give off whether intended or not. And in my opinion, fight the good fight against the constant pointless hysterical negative threads on here, but do it in those threads, don''t start new ones spouting the opposite ideology/attacking moaners or ones congratulating yourself when city win like this (and thats what you have done whether you think so or not), I''m sure we would have got a fair few "look I told you so" threads from negative people if we''d lost. By doing so your just as guilty as them of what your perceiving them to be guilty of.
  18. LDC, don''t take this completely the wrong way but I''m starting to see you a bit as the anti-wiz. The pantomime hero to his villain. I think the reason that some posters have been giving you flack is because its unrealistic to always be positive about everything. Its unrealistic to suggest things don''t need improving and people never make mistakes and whether intended or not, this is the vibe you give off and it attracts the naysayers to you like flies round s**t. I think the majority of supporters on here were prepared to give Hughton his dozen games to prove himself and quite frankly still should be. It was a great win and a cracking team performance but one result doesn''t herald the second coming as others have said. I want to see a good performance against both Villa and Stoke and realistically a bare minimum of 2 points from those games to be happy, as if not this result will quickly get put down by many as a bad day at the office for Arsenal rather than a turning point for City.
  19. Totally agree, hes had a bad start but didn''t deserve some of the torrent of abuse on here for a good player with premiership pedigree. Really glad to see him prove the doubters wrong against a top side and him and Bassong have the potential to be a formidable partnership for me, really hope he kicks on from this and cements a place in the team with some more strong performances.
  20. whoareyou? to me their boards look eerily similar to here before yesterdays result, with dare I say it, a lot less hysterical posters agreeing to the spouting of doom and gloom. Mind you that''s probably not fair, its only a few on here, its just they post so much its like there are more of them.
  21. Wow, just wow. You watched the game when you were there right? The midfield was immense across the board off the ball.
  22. Immense team performance but Johnson or Bassong for me, probably shaded by Bassong.
  23. Ernie, pretty much totally agree, I haven''t posted much really as some of the stuff on here has been ridiculous, I don''t mind constructive criticism or people being worried about our start but posts have gone well beyond that. Really happy for Turner, he''s been rubbished by many and I hope he now kicks on from this and proves everyone wrong.
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