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Liverpool truly collapsing, Man City set to take over?
"We start this show at the top of the premier league or at least the top of the premier league as the odds See it of course. We know liverpool and manchester united tied atop the table but the latest odds have city installed his favorite even money favourite to that liverpool right around two to one tonight at six to one and then so on down the list the odds liverpool Not any better after. Today's words from your in cloud looks like they won't be able to bring a back during the january transfer window for more. Welcome in steve nicol and shock his love. Stevie i'll start with you. Does liverpool need to bring in a center back in the upcoming january transfer window if they are to win the premier league in your opinion. I think the simple answer is yes. If they want to win the premier league then they have to sign a bona fide Who's going to commend. And plug the gaps if nothing else with clock coming over and it doesn't seem lately that would suggest that the either don't have the on antibody of the one they have is not available. I would suggest that has nothing to do with the money. Yes i know financially. Everybody's hot and i think liverpool's i think the finances are all the if they needed to. They can go out and spend some money so the absolutely on the percent in my opinion if they want to win the premier league needs to guess Of note but that doesn't seem to be happening. Which in my mind makes the bookies correct shock. Oh what do you think. Here are liverpool's title. Chances come down to what they do in the january transfer window absolutely do. I think we saw that. A couple of years ago when the broughton van dyke as much money as as it seemed that the time was right signing and once he went down without injury against everton. This was considered that liverpool would go back to how they were then good team but not title favorites. I think for me is im- if you adding to watch t- what steve just said you need to send about as good as new has been i. That's a stopgap measure. That's if for some reason you have to go two or three games where he has has to play a role. You don't want to be going. Five and six months. As ezekiel is here with him. Filling in at center back at times some of the time but not all the retirement and in this league in particular this year in particular. You don't have a whole lot of wiggle room to get that role. Stevie manchester city. Obviously playing very well later they not a little bit overvalued though at at even money considering their four points back of liverpool right now i don't think so for the simple reason that defensively they have the best record in the in the league and the premier league and they don't like given up many goals visited on the field tomorrow with that same by has been plane recently I don't find them. Losing goals and the fight is that all season we've been winning them flourish in going forward and they seem to be doing Then that's just by news. Listen it's it's a. She felt he said forever. You know you build a championship winning say from the by And as good as said see how being previously and as good as he seemed to be. Today don't kid yourself those those great seats size of two and three years ago. When we're on. The vox people evincing vincent company. Who who when when it mark morris would would keep a clean sheet and when one no yes. We remember the one in five six seven. No but they had. They had a few one goal. Victories that were done to good defendant and this city say right now. Defensively looks as solid as any in the premier league
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Possession but it's not good for yeah half the penetrates the anybody would ever say. The possession is the main pot again right sorted out. I'm just looking. I'm just looking up. Just look Glasses out here. We go brayton data fifty seven percent possession. Stop from this up and did manage to muster sex effort goes to tottenham nine so they did have some chances in the game. it wasn't like How often so. I can't remember them. They must've created something. I mean we'll go look at somebody so far no. Hey don't miss unbelievable schiller the point. Surely the point as you've got a team expect to be fighting relegation retain the bill goes and you've got a team that spent goodness knows how much money got the best of all one of the best forwards in europe got got the most expensive player probably in europe and gathered bail. You know you can't be happy. If they're sitting with that percent of the ball against the team who are going to be fighting relegation who end up seventy percent shooting possessions. The most thing. But i'm just if you have to kind of balance oil you should not with money. The lakes dispose of and with the players they have conceded seventy percent possession to a team Guaranteed to bomb hop to the table. And we'll be fighting allegation. I is that the point. Yeah it depends where possessions possessions in the defendant earth. That's gonna blow away as if you spend billions and some of these spans a million shirley you don't expect the team spent a million and a billion to be tibi seventy percent of the ball that's point cutting i'm worried about is some the stevie somebody stole your neck..
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Of the case here in twenty twenty. Isn't it well. Well let me put it one way if if both managers would up for grabs and and you were eight a top club. I the only one. You're going to go at the moment squad the ola but there's no that marino has a little bit more swagger and he step again which is which is to see because he was in the doldrums for a long time and his last job. He's done a good job so far. Steve is absolutely right. they'll not change. Looks the mindset and their manager. Who signed a new deal to see if he's learning these lessons in terms of where the achilles heel he's been with total domination of games but but leaving the door open it cost them at domestic last year. It cost him in europe last year. And we'll find out over the weekend whether it's going to cost again the peace of this spa side but yeah marinas got the swagger back but while the monster a pitch up and play the based i think he'll be the one with a chest puffed out come monday so rather than how do we explain city being in tenth place right now just down to injury specifically are wearing missing so much time little bit of that starts the season because those injuries even talking about it. You'd have a lot of preparation. I'm not sure that had the plies plan that they wanted to play out on the pitch pep guardiola may have been a little bit complacent at the start of the season with how they were gonna defend like going to dominate games. They were on the counter-attack and that was staple that problem in this game against against spurs if they don't if rodrigue workplaces are holding midfield player doesn't see danger is the send the backs. Don't see danger and drop off the right side then sonoko some problems but overall pep guardiola is an innovator marino quite often goes back to what speed successful in the past board so i think gola is far and away the better coach all right. Let's get some quick picks and for saturday craig. I think we got I'm gonna go to market down From old gift. Total bloody nose. Wow okay Stevie you know what i'm going say. I think city a jew to to to score some goals and a bunch Genuine all the talk over any site About how great they are much. They're gonna do this season holder going to compete for the premier league. There's always you drop off so much. It's a bunch of goals against the shows. Marino side robbo. Ucla surely gonna do a buck goals. But i think they're gonna win by the old go and probably a two one victory manchester city. All right let's move on sunday liverpool posting leicester city got your defending champions against the league leaders. Stevie went through the entire list. Both injury cove nineteen absences for liverpool. You talk about this leicester city team right now. On top of the premier li. How do you feel going into sunday's match. I kind of feel how a dead before liverpool saying van dyke before that signing liverpool's achilles heel was was was not. They couldn't attack not that they couldn't score goals not that they weren't excite and nobody the organized when they lost the ball and were consequently. We're losing goals home and away dropping points. So i kind of feel as though that's how i'm looking at this game because no question. The culture of cloth go forward and regardless of of medicine. They will try and go forward. Unless i have no problem. Satin last couple of games have done exactly Particularly also and lease united will the won both games so again. this will be a kind of a cat-and-mouse liverpool will go forward less than we'll have a good line and then try and use the space and the pace of father in bonds and madison regarding dependent on what you one of those two star so this is going back in for me. This is liverpool before van. Dake steamy. it's interesting. You mentioned the culture of club. Obviously you're liverpool. You don't want to change the way you play but so many absences against a team. Mike lester they can do damage. Is this the game where the change how they play. Well i don't think you can just turn round and completely changed the way you play even if you've got your full squad now the you're.
Official: Thiago Silva moves to Chelsea
"Tiago Silva to Chelsea is confirmed it's a one year deal initially with the option to extend for a further your it follows his medical which was completed in Milan Craig Burley and check in his slop still with me Craig how much does this help Chelsea in quest challenge? The likes of Liverpool Man City next season. I think it's a big help I mean although it's Player who I think is going to be fair sex very soon. But as a player played in the Champions League final as a player as hugely experienced. Still and Sharp, enough. UNCON- organized an lead lighting Butlin. The really struggled for most part of the season was a big reason. Why Chelsea till? Towards the end and stole realty to to make that talk for look, there's no inherent rescue. Apart from the fact that might not walk. There's no financial slightly apart from salary. And so I think it's an excellent saying short term when you consider the death of real call. The almost every talk club chasing the good ones going to cost money Chelsea, we spend money and other possessions this for me makes absolute sense. Now, thank Frat Lampe be hoping that he can bring new organizational qualities that is brought to club and country over the last decade a decade or so
Messi Wants Out
"For more reaction than to the breaking news that Messier's pass alone that he wants to leave the clubs, Robson Frank Leboeuf and Craig Burley with me Craig. I. Know you'll say one's not really that much were surprised, but it is a surprise. no, I don't think so. Don't I just think. Boss Alana, how become too blase and their approach to spending to recruitment. To structure. I think the always just fell while you know rule butter the all off from best dot and the next thing and he always saints contract. And he always stays and I think he's both. We talked about extreme after the game that I you know we would not be surprised if he wanted to go to pastures neurons and try some fresh I think this is great. I don't know. But the boys I think this is great. Here we have a guy who has got what I don't know top level maybe another three years depending on injury four producing the kind of. Is because of his age, and here we have them finally say in right who wants to showcase my challenge that is not bus alone ups I. Think this is brilliant unless it a. Huge Huge checkup, the backside full custody, and cloak. It really is thirty three years of eighty is frank. He still got it most definitely. The big question now that everyone is going to be asking is way is he going to go let's focus? Shall we on Manchester City because of the relationship with radio because one of the few teams you imagine who could afford his wages with this work feeding? I I think so yeah, I think as you said, you know he knows July and Gordon knows him. So I think he knows how to handle the the real man and and make the dressing work for works for him and and the Club of course, the financier for that and and I'm not very worried because we know. Marketing Wise Mush indicting wise that the money comes back very easily when you have big stars in those kind of players will create problems in the average for years where too much paid will create problems to a club. So I'm not worried about that. I think it's a very good option to see missy we city in the Premier League but I think he's the City's not the only going to the. We're going to go to to to an offer and make sure they have the the the former baby bustling player in. In the team I think if he's not a surprise is definitely amendment and I'm with Craig with that, I want to see that coming. Of course, bustling funds will be disappointed but I think it's in the world of football. It's a relevent like when we saw Renaldo leaving. Madrid to. Even. Bigger Zing missy living wearing another shirt is going to be huge. Of course, is the only club that he's ever known. Robert. Tactically say to get him how does that work? Well, I think it will. We've PEP Guardiola makes to build the team around when you're going to play like you have to build a team around him and that's what he'll do you probably Plame maybe off the front, you can play a slightly wider area and other players making runs beyond him that midfield would have to be better defensively. Because, he will be asked to track back and do a defensive side of the game. So I think he works at. Man. City you when you look at other clubs, I'm not sure it work other clubs. It certainly work inter because he'd have to out Front Antonio cone site would ask to be chasing around and closing the bow down that were I think the set up with Man City. Searching perfectly, he knows the manager the manager knows how to get the best out of him and I think he would actually improve play over the next two years because he's become a little bit stale as at Barcelona it'd be great. Everybody's the same placement city
Highlights: Man City 4-0 Liverpool
"City's four nil demolition of Livable Craig. Burley Steve Nicol and DOT WITH ME Steve Big deal. Know. Alyssa not disappoint, and it's as deflate and. But it's no big deal and really should we be surprised? You know Liverpool war on heightened. Anyway, and we're playing against a great team. And they just outplayed, but you know what. After the next game when they weren't well before Gotten Craig I saw you on twitter, talking about how this is taking the shine of slightly the title. Yeah Yeah was trying. Trying to encourage those edits that will suggest that not go away. Hide under a rock. Liverpool for fifteen twenty minutes. Were the Liverpool. That will come to admire, but then I just thank God. For you know war subconsciously. Doesn't really Martin and the. It doesn't for them and and some sense from a professional standpoint, the steam engine you don't. You don't ever want to have that happen as a player. In the League wrapped up nearly as you have then subconsciously unless. Pledge Not can say they've been celebrating. And some wager in this lockdown social destin's and still managed to enjoy this, and so the preparation has been affected is on top of that. You know we know set here agreed site. We know we'll set. These problems are done set. These problems have been the catastrophic mistakes have made defensively. They can open up any team. You're never meant that neither team that for seven days as we celebrate within the League you agree in. Yeah absolutely I there was a god Ivana formed by the Manchester City plans level, and quite rightly, too, but that was all. They began to give them tonight. I think they wanted to just make a point to live appropriate is little point and admire reflection. Watching that was it felt unreal. It felt like a friendly. It didn't have the intensity really of Manchester. Manchester Society Liverpool game as we understand it, it'd be end. It didn't really matter being Liverpool picture full strength team They wouldn't have wanted anything like that to happen, but it did and all. I can say really. Is that Liverpool? Party might have been a heck of a lot better than we all saw. Because the defendant in particular had double vision. Steve. What's that income? which is clarify that you're not broadcasting this show from inside the show or Cuba? benching cuts from living. Off. Of criticism of the date goal. If Mrs Dark appears from behind those curtains. I promise you. Stephen. Stevie. Stevie USB the situation before where you want. And having to go through the motions he must be. Yeah the one that comes to was way by two three Liverpool dropped the title up. We're like four games to go. And of course I'm I've just joined the team and I'm trying to get and so I'm I'm all on edge I'm I'm I'm coaching trated and that same team that completely dominated dot year. Finished the season with with like. Three defeats a two defeats, two draws, and then score any goals and. Just was was a shell of what had been previously, and these were these were experienced center national players who had been through the ringer renew. It was all about. And it didn't. Didn't really have that much. There was no wedge. There was no edge with the coaching staff and so. Particularly me I shouldn't have been surprised. It Didn't really matter in the end, but I'm intrigued to get your thoughts on the penalty Steve Did. You think it was the right decision. Listen I can see why the referee gave it because. Y-. Gomez on was across the front, and how to hold of of of Sterling, no question. The problem I have is that and the same tussle they were having sterling had half of Gomez Short, and he's left hand holding them all. So that's the only thing that annoys me I can see why it was given. A little dive, either by the way I don't see how you can die when somebody's holding onto your belly button. But I can see why it was governed. And as you said previously, the truth is the titles wrapped up. So why get bent over of boater? Didn't
Soccer: Players take a knee as Premier League restarts
"The the English English premier premier soccer soccer league league returned returned on on Wednesday Wednesday with with players players wearing wearing the the black black lives lives matter matter in in place place of of their their names names and and kneeling for several seconds to start the matches it was Manchester city's Raheem sterling a black man a star who represents the English national team who scored the first goal of the restarted season household waste is this thanks what is the first team games in all competitions Raheem sterling the audio courtesy NBC sports man city went on to defeat arsenal three mil here sterling after the win yeah we expected it to be read about the messages became up from you know to a break we had was you know the fine sign living also dig deep enough for the boys kept their composure and for today and but he said that after one Hundred Days off it took a bit for the team to find themselves how to get used to this atmosphere in getting the club was awful awful awful we controlled the game well when we took our chances of
Washington, DC - Trey Mancini won't play in 2020 because of cancer
"Baltimore Orioles star trade man CD does not expect to play baseball in this upcoming season if it gets under way man city was diagnosed with colon cancer last month he revealed he has stage three colon cancer and will receive
Orioles 1B Mancini expects to miss season to treat cancer
"C. Victor checking in with the sports update this is not good news Steve a guy that we know baseball all star yeah we're talking about Baltimore outfielder Trey Mancini who revealed today in an essay in the players Tribune that he risked his recovering from stage three colon cancer and doubts he will play baseball this season even if there is a season man city is thirty years old said he began chemotherapy April thirteenth is scheduled to continue the treatments every two weeks for six months he was one of the few bright spots for the Orioles last season the team that lost over a hundred games he hit two ninety one with thirty five home runs in ninety seven runs batted in
Man City investigating Walker's party with sex workers
"Us it's all about man city in the question of whether a star there is in serious trouble what do you think any well the answer that he's apparently yes is an investigation has been launched by the club into star defender Kyle Walker after the newspaper the sun reported that Walker friends at a party with sex workers just hours after making a public announcement to follow the government's protocols on corona virus the twenty nine year old has already issued a public apology for his
Man United toasts 1st derby double over City in a decade
"Manchester United is very much in the mix for a champions league berth after completing a premier league Darby double for the first time in a decade a first half goal by if any Marcy Alfa and any churns tally from Scott McTominay in injury time led United to a two nil win over man city miscues by goalkeeper Ederson led directly to both goals United moved into fifth in the table three points behind Chelsea Chelsea state about the champions league line with a rousing four nil win against Everton Mason mount open the scoring the fourteenth minute on a pass from Pedro who scored seven minutes later I'm Dave very
Real Madrid 1-2 Manchester City: De Bruyne seals stunning comeback
"The marquee match up around sixteen in the Champions League remedied versus to city a game. That brings together two of the favorite solitaire for this competition. Match in so many ways. Rob Man City winning two one away at the Bernabeu. GimMe Gimme before. We get into the details of peptic. Cetera is your kind of overall overriding line of this brilliant match. That football at this level Rob Thais level starts then comes down to detail to huge clubs whilst put too many might feel a favorite for this competition and we have to talk about a pet going to his tactical library and pulling out of volume and looking through the pages and deciding what he was going to go and how he was going to go and and what they did but I also thought this was a important night for for Manchester City to send a message to the likes of UEFA and everybody else around you. They're not done yet. They may or may not be in this competition next season but when they play like that with the tactical occupant of the money in charge. They are the team to beat in this competition. I think we had our discussions whether Lepore was the is a key gala to to the maybe William is competition. I still think on any given night. If gets his team right. That can be anyone in Europe and tonight was not the other night was a night but just probably reinforced to tap and his team.
"man city" Discussed on The Lead
"But right around the time that Man City started winning trophies. There was this growing concern. About how much. Money billionaire owners were spending and so there was this new rule that was put into place. Can you briefly explain the financial fair play regulation effectively financial play as it is it restricts clubs from spending too much money if you make losses of more than thirty million euros over three seasons then you will have failed financial fair play? And that's when you can get these. Big fines only can be banned from the Champions League. So essentially teams can only spend as much money as they're bringing in. Yes exactly and so man. He got a slap on the wrist for violating this financial fair play regulation in Twenty Fourteen. But it seems like things really shifted in two thousand eighteen. When the German newspaper Der Spiegel published a really big story there was a lot of acting Manchester City which show top level of the club discussing the sponsorship arrangements. There was one discussing the hats on shipping. Eddie had sponsor the stadium sponsor. The shirt is the biggest positive as you can probably tell from the name. Anti had there is a link there to have we. W and one of these emails said the actually. This sponsorship was worth around sixty million in the books in the official books while they declared the UEFA only add to pay eight million out of their own pockets at the airline and you have to behave million other in pockets. The rest came out of shake my source that Abu Dhabi companies like ours well anti-satellite all of their sponsorship agreements with city that will worth however city stated in the official books always email showed that these sponsorship arrangements were not worth as much as city at the Clyde than for so basically you're paying for his own sponsorship deals so that it looked like the team was breaking even when they weren't and they could continue spending lots of money creative accounting. You could call it but definitely in violation of this rule Yes yes absolutely and so began an investigation. After this big they're Spiegel report and on Friday. They announced that Man City was banned from the Champions League for two years. What has been Nancy's response? Muncie response has it as as being the whole way through is basically to come out fighting and ultimately on Friday. What they said was. This was a flawed process by way for for announced in two thousand eighteen when they launched investigation will. They wanted to ban Manchester City. They had recommended a ban. And they've effectively. Muncie say they have now worked on that basis that Manchester City would get a ban. Come what may so. That's a in Manchester City. Now saying UEFA. His entire process has been flawed and they will go to the corporation for Paul to make that case. And when will we know the result of the appeal? Another another huge question. Another unknown by all accounts. This case has been likened to doping cases Olympic Games athletes who've been found guilty of doping offenses they to clear the name and they want to go to the Olympic. So it doesn't make any sense having the case drag all until October and missed it. So everybody's GonNa want clarity and not just Manchester City. You know if Manchester City are bound the team who finishes fifth in the Premier League which could be Sheffield United which would be a fairy tale. They qualify for the Champions League. Now that will change the club overnight. Jeffrey Dogwood Club entirely if they qualify for the Champions League so this needs to be done quickly and it will be done quickly it will be. There will be a date set quickly but I think it's so complex. I think there's so much the city could for lots of it might take cass with all the winning the world and all the desire to get this sorted out as soon as possible. It could drag on. What's been the reaction from Man City fans? Is there a feeling that they're being unfairly? Singled out absolutely absolutely. I would say there are a lot of fun so you think. Hold on a minute. Who are our owners while their motivations are they doing and hold on a minute you know? These emails do seem to pay in a bad light but everyone knows how it works with with twitter. These days I think the most the most vocal the reaction from on society funds has been yet this idea that as a witch hunt is out to get.
"man city" Discussed on The Lead
"He's very much remained in the background at Man City. He's reputations being an option owner he's only ever been to one city game in did give an interview towards the star and it was very romantic. It was all very you know a football fan. I played a lot when I was younger. And Manchester City is the sleeping giant. And I'm very very excited about the possibility of turning things around and I think this is a great possibility for everyone all this kind of stuff but there are plenty of people who are skeptical of. Man's sewers motivations with this club and to be clear this is one of the most powerful men in the United Arab Emirates. A country with a terrible record of human rights abuses. Now imagine leaving your family behind to seek work in a foreign country driven away by poverty and desperation only to find that. When you get that you lose your job and if that's not bad enough. Imagine to not being paid for ten months being left in a ramshackle camp in the desert at the height of summer. Exactly what happened to thirty eight migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates and we're not pointing a finger directly at Sheikh Mansour here but there are plenty of people who say this guy is connected to a lot of bad things happening in the country and that his decision to purchase Manchester City was part of what human rights groups call a quote unquote sport washing campaign. Sam Can you explain that term sport washing the definition of Bates you to use a sporting event or an institution as a means for a country to improve its reputation particularly if as a poor record on human rights if you think back to the classic. Muhammad Ali fight the rumble in the jungle and Manila. These were these were events in Zaire in the Philippines in countries where there were human rights abuses. There were. There were stories of prisoners being kept below the ring you know in underground jails blow the ring and obviously without Dhabi the Mexican companies guitar that is bringing scenes sports exercise to human rights abuses allegedly taking place there with slave labor to build the stadiums also links to these countries with the war in Yemen former detainees. Say they'd rather die and go to hell then returned to the prison Mukalla in southern Yemen. They say they were held for months in the United Arab Emirates. Funded prisons hands tied and blindfolded. This is how far it goes in. The is all these she so after Sheikh Mansour. This highly controversial owner bought man city. The team went on a pretty massive spending spree. He has signed from Manchester City for thirty two million pounds at shots. British transfer record tebow. D- says cities offered him a future. Something united either. Couldn't or didn't want to design Vincent Company David Silva Yaya Toure. Sergio Guero some of the very best players in the world and then in twenty eleven. Two thousand twelve..
How Man City Became Banned City
"It's so big. And it's so impressive in in the fact that we're talking about and the fact that you know news stations across the world. If I lied artem you know from Friday night on woods is because I think the size of of city or the clubs are being banned from the Champions League before and Galatasary Turkish slogan AC. Milan Daping Bam this while Icy Milan. This season banned from the Euroleague. I think it's probably the fact that it's Manchester City. And also the factor the other two mentioned we kinda bound for fallen foul of the rules and spending a bit too much but this one. This is more about the seat. This is a club with a long history since eighteen hundred ninety four. This club has been at the very core of a city. That's proud a city. This allowed a city. That's always stood out from the crowd. A club foot all of Manchester. But it hasn't historically been one of the top clubs in England. You know the the sort of long been seen as the second team in Manchester. Yes the modern era. The modern era in English. Football is the Premier League and Manchester United Hopping Kings. Becker again. Nobody will dramatically traveling ninety nine hundred nine. They won the double in two thousand and eight for a lot of years. Manchester City weren't in the premier league. And even when they were they. Were very much an also ran Kanda team. So you know that goes to show the fortunes but really everything changed in two thousand eight when he was purchased by new owner. Toss a little bit about. She commenced or After the show up in Minnesota a chain is a member of the Abu Dhabi royal family. He's the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. And he's the half brother of the current president of the United Arab Emirates. He sits on all kinds of borden bodies including the Emirates Investment Authority on the Supreme Petroleum. Council it sounds some Laaksonen over an Bolom say these worries love me collected. He owns the Abu Dhabi united. Which in two thousand and eight bought Manchester City and his mouth sprawled into not just Manchester City but New York City Melbourne city stakes in and China in. Uruguay gives you a bit of an idea of this guy and I suppose the the influence that he he's not regional and now beyond
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"United. They're involved at perhaps the primarily game of the weekend. They didn't play 'til Monday but they're at Stamford Bridge. Against Chelsea the Games on Saturdays and remember this is the second half of the winter break Liverpool inaction though they're back and they're at carrow road reminded league looking like this at Madrid and Valencia drew two two on Friday night boss. Loda and phase Show assuredly the big game of the weekend to against three Basler remember trailing Real Madrid by free points at TAFEA though perhaps surprise. Side of the League season Valencia handily last weekend. Do they have a surprise in store for Barcelona Gills for sure we are not there certainly? We'll have a game plan to try to disturb his boss. Aside with the law of injuries with an all players missing and the last is doing an amazing job with collect. They did last year. Let's not forget they almost and maybe should have qualified for the Champions League and just missed out on the last day of the of the season and this year doing an even better job with a with a team with limited birgit limited talent in a way for such a great team spirit and it's not always appreciate who rarely the purchase is always tough to wash as well but he works and he's very efficient Interesting tests for Barcelona Stevie Yeah. I'm interested this year guitar. You know the other GonNa get carried away because feldon thing they can go and play against them because I would suggest that if they do that they're gonNA leave a lot more space than they want and that means the boss of them show. I think this is all about who gets ago. Global has huge implications for the power rankings. As well being av nine on as as surprising as some of Bosman or struggles have been has been somebody else in this season. The one thing that has me leaning heavily is how good they've been at home. Some of their football hasn't been great but they've been able to cover. Results is only rule where thing they've been lack of performances has been found out. So I'm leaning Bassa here Meanwhile big weekend in it lead to the Seria table as we stand intent and Lancia colliding two and three separated by just pointed. Jill's two teams bang in form. Latino unbeaten in eighteen into unbeaten in sixteen what. What do you foresee in Rome? There's one game that you're going to wash this weekend. Has To be has to be this one really because like you said to most inform teams in in Italy on the back of the incredible comeback in the Milan Dhabi against they see last weekend when they were done and a half time and came back and won the game. Four two and you can just imagining that racing room. The booth. Psychologically and physically that will bring to them unless you on the other hand with shadowy mobile APPs thoroughly walking motor this season with twenty five goals. Ready you only twenty three games and I'm not even sure we played every of those twenty three games so it's pretty incredible to different style as well and contain without intensity and up and up by three and then let's with as we said he won't be there in that creativity for millions of each savage and resell better too. So you can expect the Greg in there may while in Germany. This is how we stand. After Friday nights bumping win for Dortmund a full winners against I drank Frankfurt. Now just a point behind by Munich.
Man City receives 2-year Champions League ban
"How bout this champions league news Manchester city has been banned from the champions league for the next two years after being found guilty of breaching financial fair play rules league announced today the reigning premier league champs will be excluded from the champions league for the twenty twenty one and twenty one twenty two campaigns they've also been fined thirty million
Tottenham's Personnel Problem
"Have said repeatedly that. That in Tottenham 's heyday under pocchettino in their effort to really go for it. They remain static in terms of personnel. They didn't make any signings. which is obviously well documented? But what we've come to find out now is Perhaps more importantly they also didn't let anyone go no Christian Erickson. They wound up having to lose for maybe seventy million less than what they did a very poor job of recycling the squat and so with that thought in the back of my mind. I'm watching the game over the weekend. And and what am I seeing. I'm seeing ten Ganga in defense. Looked like as a young player who's been thrown into the fire with his first game against Liverpool. Now he's playing Against Man City. I'm seeing him play really well. I'm seeing a brand new signing like from a day earlier basically in Stephen Burt wine come over from. PSV and Score what was maybe Tottenham Best Goal of the season so far what proved to be the winner Against City all over the weekend. I'm seeing Tangy. And Don Malay- come off the bench and for whatever we want to say about him in terms of injuries things like that I still maintain that when this guy is playing and when he is healthy he looks I to me he is the player. Maybe more than anyone one on Tottenham that if I were buying stock in I'd buy stock in him I think he's exactly what they need and I love his game and then on seeing Giovanni Lo Celso who for the better part of maybe two weeks now has maybe looked like totten's best player. I just rattled off. Four guys there who are new to the squad and who looked like they could provide some sort of instant impact. If not necessarily the season these are young young players who in the next two three years are still reaching their prime. And you've got sawn popping up with a goal. Dot Veteran Center has in a veteran goalkeeper delivering. So I would say hey that wall they have clearly taken a step back Last season and into this season. There's no question about that Champions League run aside No you can. I really feel like I don't want to look too deeply into the outcome of one match but I really feel like in looking at some of these new players who are all very young twenty three and under I didn't even mentioned guys like Ryan Sesame on WHO's starting to get chances here and there who scored against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. You know I I feel like you can maybe start to see the seedlings of what we're talking about. When we you say you need to recycle your squad that this these new this next wave of young tottenham players are now being kind of like immersed with guys like Sun and Harry Wingspan Yeah and and Eldorado more established players and I think this is? This is what we've been saying they needed to do. Maybe two years ago. They're doing it language game. But it's still good that they're they're doing it. Now which are dearly departed parroted. Murchio wanted to do but wasn't allowed. We assume we that's what he was asked. That's what he told us he he wanted change you wanted to freshen things up. He didn't get the cycle that he wanted in You hit you see all that new still here. The manager and his post-match press conference talk about how he wants to bring in the centre forward someone who can release pressure They're kind of playing without a true one right now. Yeah So why do you go and buy a twenty two year old. Winger I mean I I mean totally normal question have have to believe that two things are true. They're a I. I've got to think that the market for a quality center forward. Who's good enough to unseat? You Know Lucas moral or son however it is you you were incorrect data. Maybe they didn't value him it would. I don't know but like I. I have to believe that the market for that is a little tighter. Considering during the emphasis on that position and that players have played that position. Well enough where they'll slide into a squad like Tottenham like okay. You can go get one but you're gonNA probably have to overpay. Look iced ICED. I think there's enough talent in this team to be and from what we've seen from the new signings looks it looks exciting it's just going to be markedly different from what has gone before and I wonder had virtual patches Hino being given such treasures. What would he have done with the team? That's that's the question I would have I would. He played Berg wine right away. I don't know maybe not believe given ten Ganga his first start against Liverpool. We don't want to speculate and I'm just. I'm just wondering with all this with with this talent. That Marino has what he does with it. Now is the key question for me but I'm Mike and also my fear.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Posting Just play football. Meanwhile maybe a bigger deal that we saw this weekend away from everything that was going with him on his birthday party in his show boating again Gannex like phase reaction once again was not a good one when he was brought off let's remind. UPS You a five nail up at this stage him and Thomas Suco exchanging words on the touchline frank. What did you make of this? Well the responsible for the for the stories of course Gillian. You're always said that he wants to be you know ambitious. Di Wants to score goals. He wants to be like Ronaldo rather was always said that he was never been appeared to get out because that the last ten fifteen is always our crucial were and where you have to score goals but in that case this is not the case because this was five kneel you already scored a goal. Everything was okay and he was put out by the coach to put in Caveney in the goal was scored more than two hundred. Four percent would never said anything whenever complained about anything but I think why too low or too shows. Sorry I to explain what he was doing and he's the coach. It doesn't have to talk to to to to mbappe he. I should've let it go. It should say okay. I'm going to talk to him in human going to. I'm going to be very rude to him inside the teammate and in front of his teammates. It's in front of Caveney for example and that's it. I don't know why to try to explain to me why he was doing that in front of the camera and I think think about somebody else. I think about dinner Dan when he sees that and say well. I'm going to take. That guy was never happy going to shoot all the world is. He's GonNa do that to me. Yeah not good good publicity for for. MVP people are questioning is is way of life rhinitis cushioning. Cushioning goes up. If I don't know if you've got a bigger head that he should saw I love him. I love the player. I try to defend him. But it's getting very very hard for me. I can tell you this. He wouldn't do that he does that too. Because there's a part of who simply does not respect adamas worst even worse for that so if he does that means that is not the boss. Furry sorry ah that's all right frank. So here's the thing. There is a thought process by saying I can do this to this guy. I wouldn't do it to see that the the other thing I would suggest is that this is not the first time that we see it so this is not the first time that we I fully agree with Frank. If you'RE GONNA sue you are well within your rights to take the player out. Because he thinks that's what's best for the plane ride for the team. You're looking at the big picture great but you don't have to address it there because once you address it there it becomes a big issue. Yes if he wants to go and walk off and throw water bottle. Whatever that's on that's on oncoming and bobby but when two he'll come in and it's hard on this and we're talking we're covering in our mouths? It becomes a big deal that he needed to be. No player wants to come off to feel. We know that very well. Did he behave like baby. Of course he did. There's no excuse and imbibe lab but I also think Thomas is part of the story here is why making that a big deal I think is is is a big deal. In that we've seen similar petulance thrown from Nemo over the last couple of seasons and then last came out with a big splash and seeing. We're not. The coach of this club is going to change. We're not going to be standing thing for this. I know all of a sudden somewhat nine months in you'd have Kilian mbappe doing exactly the same which means all this threats and looted Buddhist from from from from the chairman really doesn't mean anything it's taken selfishness till new level. Every top player has an element of selfishness. But somebody has to explain to him. goalscoring record is less important than you've been available for the big games coming up. I know what everybody's wondering Dade Jewels Goto the party in.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Jerry's question of direction Shen progression okay. And so so by that I mean if you look at Barcelona squad and you look at the players that are helping them through the last two league. Titles for example sampler leading them for that. I don't think it's I think it's almost impossible to find a genuinely unequivocal successful signing since two thousand fourteen so since then there isn't a single player and maybe franken young. We'll be this plan and maybe Antoine Greece will be this bio is very early to judge but there isn't a plan since the summer in which second Luis Luis Suarez turned up in which you would say they bought this guy and he was without doubt a success. And so you don't just see what they've won you see where it's going and so you see a season which they win the league and and then another season which when they league and in this we say well what's being added to that squad what's getting better and while nothing is being added the yet at least that you say. This is an unqualified fly. Success you say well. PK older Messier's older swath older and his now injured Moose gets is older and slower. There's no two ways about that. They haven't resolved the issue. right-back Jordi Alba is not as dominant. We'll so so it's not just about what they have won two years about where that group of players where that team is going and what they have done to prevent intimate reaching that kind of breaking points and then having a really significant problem because these problems were there through success and of course they get worse as time goes by and and that hasn't really been foreseen dealt with and so there's a say in that sense yes. This is problematic. Megan Planning on the pitch yet. I still in jeopardy. They can also on the European European championship handle. You'll negative ten.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"How how they against Matt didn't feel three new up and they look. I understand the fundamental one-dimensional problems with recruitment and other issues financially says bustling. I understand that and they need to be addressed however the Champions League still and they are very much in the race for the League at still. This Barcelona team wins Lalita this year. What's set goals but Real Madrid? But we're not talking about we're talking about we're talking about boss alone with the playing in the world. They not Favorites to win the Champions League. Oh give a race favorite thing in the world because of not favorites. They're not. It's GonNa win. The Champions League paints possible. Really from what. You've seen the moment but the games copper them for a while there and trump is league to be knocked out of harm's and their end the title race still go back to my question if they beat Real Madrid ended the season. What what does that seven Real Madrid? We're not talking about Barcelona. We're talking about this. I'm going around Europe trying to find a strike place Louis and the ghetto. But Um Carr's stem every attention. The big ones to one of the League race is the Champions League they have a chance. They don't have the best scored by a long show but the Harvey John's we'll disaster disaster disaster yet. They went the end of the year yet or disaster gap. Now it's not a disaster. I do agree with Craig that. Let's leave the Champions League out of it when you have a shutdown down. Keep her at the back of you have messy upfront. You can win the Champions League and pretty much all circumstances that said. I think there's two points to make your wine on is financially. They're floating this idea of the fact that they can't do it because of course there's a salary cap in Spain and your budget is set at the start of the season. That's a bit of a myth because they could easily elite they find the right player they could easily loan them with an obligation to buy in the summer. So that really shouldn't be a hurdle. I think the other thing which we having discussed which is more serious. You're just changed managers. You brought in Chiapas at the end. Who is much of a pragmatist than than Valverde you? You can't just get any old striker for his plate of work. He needs possession and he needs pressing and energy from freshmen. You're really messy upfront. So you're not going to get the pressing pressing their if you bring in a veteran striker who's going to sort of stand around and feed 'em scraps and can't get around the page you can forget the pressing part of the game and that's really going to affect you on the page which is why out of the grab bag of strikers. They've been they've been linked with if they have any now about them. There's a whole bunch of you rule out straight off the bat and you go for a younger energy guy. If you're going to go down that route why you never letting you listen what you so. What do you mean a slot? Why.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"The other thing now that they know that as well and the players out on the field will recognize Nice. I'm going to do my job and I trust the guy next. He's going to do his job. And we're GONNA win and it's fun and it's enjoyable and it's great and guess what we're going to do the same thing next week and that we got her that it is a great great place to be. If you're in Liverpool we'll test it severely wolves game recently Problematic it was appropriate. Is this you know. West of another fight in the hines and it's not. It's not playing against the former of the year shack. Heslop they worry these chances at Liverpool but the problem is everything that's happened to perceive on the big games they've got coming up city Liverpool yet again. This the only thing as a westbound fine you hanging any set of hope on. Is that David even noises been here and done this before and somehow kept this team up that on the routine of far beyond ski who continues to prove vitally important to West Ham. Otherwise I'm not sure how they survived. Made this coversation Lucas Valley West out survival is all about just WANNA turn it back to Liverpool. It's pretty nuts what they're doing isn't it. It's remarkable it's not. Just the thirty two wins out of thirty three. It's the fact that they haven't lost a game in any competition while excluding the COP. Obviously I think since since the Barcelona celona defeating the primarily. They haven't lost a game. Since January twenty January third even twenty one thousand nine going on thirteen months without a premier from your league defeat. I mean that was the man city game. Of course that's just absurd and tremendous is also the way he's handling blink. He's handling the spirit in the team. You know our guys here who who don't play very much guys who rotate in and out doesn't seem to matter They all play. They all seem to be happy. They're all contributing. I know it's a lot easier to do when your team is winning. But not every winning teams been able to do that either and I think that's a that's a testament to Jurgen klopp management skills and I can say one other testament. There's a lot of people out there not think. Think that. Oh no you need winners to to people who've won stuff go and win more stuff because there's such a thing as being winners. Well the the reality is before coming to Liverpool I think with the exception of James Milner maybe one or two others. Most of these guys had never won anything significant and I think that also tell you that sometimes that mentality can come from the coach. It's not some magical quality you'd magical players have inside them speaking of winners extra time as a way so available on our youtube channel would be sure to check it out so the lineup is set for corporate Talia semifinals. And.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Know the one end to the box and one challenge one had one drop ball one strike away from allegiant and why because one defensive win the shaky. Oh you ever get up to you. Saw Click with the reaction from the manager. Uh when Maguire gave away at a plan on the pause this three the right and the triumph plan other sport when the easiest thing to restrain straight the ball at the goal. All this TEPI top. Football from sexy is Grit wochit teams. Make the right decision at the right time title. It's on to take a short to go take show of. It's not played the poss and that's why it's not killing teams. It's just overcomplicating it since they simply are not and have not been any as ruthless as you as you would think as you would like at the same time I as we sit here I thought there should have been all matches. The city taking advantage of united by thought united despite cities own issues. I thought they did particularly well particularly in the second half sociologist. HOHAIA pressed against it didn't create much needed to date. Where did they say when you're you one of one up and you knew that city happened era in them and that's what you're playing for? That was always there tactics and again this new. We know we're talking about city going through but I was more expecting a hovering near the city to how much is united show for united to come up with a win. I I think I stand corrected sitting in terms of my own expectation United Fared better than quite clearly. I thought that's it then. This is where you're not on Well when you put my city and nickel demand is on the field that tactics become very simple forcible Mendi and played into this area wherever he is on the field because they're going to give it back to you he's GonNa commit the foul. He's GonNa put my decision. Difficult situation. Defensively so Manchester United and to their credit. They did challenge the city somewhere there abouts in the middleman him and then you have to say well. Maybe they manage. They'd have a good game up until the right car. Maybe Fred did compete but cannot for the life of me think that meant to say tonight is down to a level of simply having moral victories. Oh saying you know we were close. We were right there and I think that's what's troubling is that only going to schools car car will hang onto this and say things like well. This is yet another step. Forward is shows that we're on the right path and if your objective about This team you cannot say that. They're in the right path. This may be something of a positive sign if you will if you want to hang onto that. But I think it's more about my city and their inability and unwillingness to put the game away when it will be when there was an opportunity to do so in the first leg and certainly here in the second lake. So so if you're just saying that if you can hang on to it and say you know what yeah this is great or you can say you know what if the head doesn't make the early saves in the game and we're not in. We're not in the ball game to begin with. Let's not forget Manchester City have Real Madrid in the Champions League. They're not GONNA win. The Premier League season obviously their Fruit Cup final but if you will manage to city supporter watching that game watching the both legs. And the fact that they couldn't put united to bed when they had the chance real ramage rid obviously much much better. There's a genuine concern that I'm not confident about them. Just because they're not killing teams of And check as the ruthless ruthless enough and they have to be ruthless because they haven't the defense to play tech toppy happy. Oh we'll just we'll get a goal when it comes and they'll keep a clean sheet because do not when they play bad place clearly Real Madrid quality top players tails the make mistakes. They'll get punished and so I would be concerned the bird now. He's GonNa be attained to work on all the poor the Stein's back from longtime engineer little negroes arrest there. That's a plus for them. However I would be concerned with with the defense of their game? They need they'll team needs two hundred three goals every game to get the win against the points and it's not quite hotline for at least two or three goals every single game yet you look at the evidence of this ninety minutes at least and you wonder where if that's GonNa come from listen again. I know here made some good saves that you kind of goes against how he has been. He has fed over recent weeks but city have the players and you feed Sydney. How the midfield to be scoring bucketloads but it just aluminum and that's considering? Here's a image image that I did not think we were going to be looking at towards the end of this game and it's my city concern on up. said that they were not able to take the ball to the corner and keep keep it there hanging on against ten men mind to see united so see. That's a pardon which I'm like. Okay this is a Mantis a city that every time time we show that full screen with the Bookies in Champions League and they say they are the favorites and I'm I'm looking at the evidence and I'm thinking maybe the best version of mine to city city could be favorites in Champions League but we haven't seen the best version mantis the city in a while. Now and we keep thinking it's coming it's coming. They have some time left. Board is coming back okay. Okay but at some point you have to train in that direction and we just haven't seen enough consistency to city just lost the United Twice It is exactly in a short space of time. They've just lost at home. Amongst the other teams have dropped points to this season and league. The just lost the Cup final. I understand just lost united lighted twice on March. That's concealment ice for and by the way beyond the season you'll have to go out. I'd have to spend in the in the bottling. There's not a shadow of a borough on the other side of the coin and I think Ali talk a little bit with the United. I thank you can hear the source. Car with result was late less and less worry picks away gives the people that we the oppose it we enacted food for thought to say. FM already the right guy going forward rather than we need to make could change. Because I'll say I think most of his things they need to make a change settling in the summer but if he gives day MUNAF and they don't do it I in putting are even further behind able next. I think this is more than enough for what we've seen from this united boards man. Let's be honest. The result got him. They full time a position. I think this I think this performance unresolved keep tremendous job at least suited south next. It's appears g game that Oh by the way referred referred to it in the leader. Look this is what we can do this capable. So if you're about to see I told you that we can do it here. We are again. We have an opportunity into advanced. We got unfortunate Indian. Meanwhile it's been quite the chasers for Bruno Fernandez done deal.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Matches the city then through that Caravel Cup final. Gee us to defend background against Aston Villa on March. First Wembley wasn't quite sort of game that we're expecting and let's say you through the highlights of how all went down the FBI add of course tuning strong sides for this tie city. Three one lead for that impressive win at Old Trafford seven minutes in the story of the early exchanges of this game into hair keeping city at bay beautifully floated ball to the fall is good run of the show. That Luke Shaw by KUNA is a good header full trade by the hand and I say to hey according into action once again. Ten minutes later extremes we talked with the balked between Ciller Kunar Guerrero. You only can beat that is high in. There's near pushed hostile with peace but dovid to hear equal to it. You have one shot in the first half but it would end in the back of the net and the manual matted career. That wasn't so nice from say. Don't clear the defensive hand appropriately on on his favourite as Lindelof just money on. Just go. Away truckin volley united with laid city. Thought they quickly comes out though. Aside given against the ball by Kevin Lebron's coming across with his left foot but Raheem Sterling cannot hold his run gets ahead of the ball gets to the fender aside. Good call by assistant referee into the second half then brings a scored against now nineteen matches chill worrying about. This is a golden opportunity ticket for his time. But no decides to engage divert the hair who does well L. in st and staying staying big and dealing just long enough and then sterling uncharacteristically snatches united trying to file the five core head event on problem in mindset the times thrown training guns Semi Cup competition the I would be reduced to ten men with fourteen minutes remaining message getting a second yellow. There was gonNA be Kinda Talk. Opportunity might get cross on the line and window goes down. Wednesday called that foul. There was no choice but to give yellowcard second. Your car see later. Remember another goal for united would have forced penalty takes however Esguerra hand that he put that beyond any towns of side again now as he looks over his shoulder he sees allies. Men flag again rightly sue when you look at the line along the top of the eighteen yard box. I think he's off site only gist in the end though Manchester City hold don they lose by one goal to nil they win three two on aggregate they through so they care about cup. Final Face Aston Villa on March. I I take away from this game Craig as we look at the stats. I thank God. Top hosting the commentary at the end summed up quite quite nicely linked over the lane it because you know the one end to the box and one challenge one had one drop ball one strike away from allegiant and why because one defensive.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"F. O.. R. H. I. M. S. dot com slash. ESPN FOUR HYMNS DOT com slash. ESPN in Group D. Today Athleti losing two one away against by Leverkusen doesn't really matter though. Simione side will qualify as well you events as they got the win away from Lokomotiv Moscow the two one victory for them. But it's a bit night. We've been like a broken can record at the moment talking about your vendors. Joe's they get it done but they're not very impressive. Yes I think you're right. They're getting the winds and semi in Syria. Where we the W. Gets Torino? Genoa is where last week when the plane where there's still managed to get the win but there's plenty of time we used Steve Simone Veil delivery than the UVA you bill. Sorry we don't see the the touch of sorry on that team tonight. Collectively there was not much raton against Lokomotiv until the Duke cost goal where it's a great move and the wind and the ones who between Kostanic wine is great and the finish is the food as well and I give them the wind up to that. It's not very convincing. I'm not sure about our runs. He has a number ten. I think Kris Jenner is going to is going through a difficult patch beyond S. He's not playing well and he was clearly not happy by being subbed. Off as well. Ed Savvy tonight and I think things are not great a not right at the moment in these suicide when we start questioning the myth of this touch of salary Obviously Napoli with great when when they play with Coachman Chelsea very good event is on on great to watch either not great but ultimately they throw away right and you can talk about squad size or you could talk about the fact he didn't rotate them very much. At a gas right. At the end of the season the settlement played really enjoyable to watch football. No Chelsea dead parties but for the most part it was pretty boring. Yeah it was pretty tedious had success at the end as others folks and the Champions League and then it'd be a heartless awesome a needlepoint fight and there's not there's no getting away from up but there's no doubt part of the problem here is has fingerprints on this right. We can look at other things squad and the players and some guys don't play as well. But ultimately I think part of his fingerprint fingerprint has the the moment so he cannot go without blame. The upside for him as is getting enough results telling Andy substitutions. We're pretty good. Whether Renault was not a not it took them off made changes brought. Douglas cost on for Israel he said afterwards basically with her now those subsidization that he's been struggling with his knee. Recently even understand is rational and because he was angry being. Douglas Cost. That makes a difference. Okay and so whether Ronaldo has had a knee issue shoe on her abductor issue or muscle problem. We don't know that may be the case buddy suicide and he's not gonNA come out in the press conference and say you know I took her and I love because he was awful get ah he's he's not GonNa do that. Although you can make the argument that Renaldo Hide is difficult game and very difficult game where he had no impact really in the attack uh-huh he couldn't quite find a new rhythm on the outside and he came inside wasn't finding any baller any spaces air either and so it was very frustrating after noon and that happens even to the best of them usually. They'll he's not taking the field and so you give Saturday credit and saying you know what it's not working with him right now. I need something different. And he changed it and then Douglas that comes in from the outside in makes the little move with with a wine a little one to action a little change of pace finishes the game off to give credit to whatever over the reasons were for taking. It was a correct decision. Fear's got an inductive pro wherever back on the thing if we got a little issue or he's hello tired or maybe his arrest because he's not. He's no spring chicken anymore. Don't take him to Moscow right right this. He's a needless. Needless track for for most of the players that you need to rotate and rest during the season. 'cause you vendors are going to go to an okay so it's an away game but you can pick and.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Monday nights can get most people Multiple most clubs whether it's in England one of the biggest clubs in the world but they didn't push hard enough social gave them an easy time he'd won all those games on the bone just re decision but police parts of the world who has been the common threat to the last six years whenever it emerges been appointed Edward is being the hell now get socks for buying the players getting the results that would would amazing charts despite the overseen six years of declining united with David Moyes Leuven Hall Josie Marino analogous associate there's no strategy that saw Gary Neville made the point over the weekend that it comes from the top the people in the boardroom of made he is the results on the ad would replace David Gill have been nothing short of disastrous. I mean there's no point in talking about how but united how because that's a parent but I think if you just by the very fact that the glazer stroke at Woodward thing so scar is the mind to rebuild with the football side of things at this club tells you everything you need to know about their decision making capabilities and there's other side even with and I'm not having as have been as bad as this quarter become I'm not having a that I a very well oiled well drill coach manager would more these players than what source ca and I'm not always fun but if a brandon rogers for European club for the navy how even born with whose whose end the stripes all these guys from different backgrounds would get would have this team playing with more of a porpoise structure as it saw Aureus it's scary I would agree that a guy like elope would make this team better the two thirds of all because in the fight says they've got this plan this should be plan you know Fred is an absolute I mean who paid fifty million for this guy.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Claire top of the table of course a perfect and then meanwhile Manchester City shock defeat at home against wolves over the weekend and a lot of questions being asked fans they need reminding about how bad they have been so all this season but let's do it anyway show just nine points in the opening eight matches so worst-off since one thousand nine hundred and nine they've got seventeen points from the last seventeen league games all season just seven goals in the last ten matches ten straight games one goal or less mark if this is any other big club and they saw the is in light this the manager would be gone why is only going to social still in a job was good point Josie Marina with up to twenty six points haven't seen games so he's nine points more than Sasha's managed from the same number game so the reason why sold shares in a job right now is because glazes owners to believe rebuild needs to happen and the GonNa be some pain there's going to be some initial pain and that's what the supreme right now but the the what I'm being told from united is the Sasha is safe an- Johnston to make a change however is all about results and six the next like nine games away from home they haven't won away from home since since March so it doesn't bode well it doesn't bode well for social the team I think that Liverpool next Norwich away they got partisan Belgrad away that played before that so there's not really many on the horizon you could say that you're not going to end this run so the stands right now the hottest I'm behind because they believe that change needs to be made bought results will also dictate I don't see a way I don't think he's up to the don't think he's good enough for the United States you why why do they think that this is GonNa work out what they see scene at the end of the last season and the start of this thing you know all these actually going to sort this out he's he's going to drive us in the right direction because from the outside in it looks like he's completely out of his death it was easy option it was it was the easiest option because when marinas socked the tall was that they would look long hard for the right manager undetected or two who still isn't the right time on an all the talk to your teen admit to you know that didn't happen because aww Positano didn't give indication but still if you want to get the best man you go for the best one available Newman United.
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"Vibe whoever defeats inflicted so basis the one thing I think we'll ever parole and all the points the guys have made absolutely spot on what rate in the middle of the member last year in Barcelona and the new account so having an extra midfielder and then when the ball back and he's blackout front worked so hard he's not good is linked plays good quarter goals is good you take this level where Jesus can come in there and do so mindset Jeez not gonna come nobody else can come in at Liverpool and do that job Roberta does that's how important he has to them liberal Geico Presents Monster Counseling Dracula tell me how you're feeling no another baton how lonely these no one will even let me into their house I knock knock but they ignore me what else I look in the mirror it don't even see myself anymore if you don't see yourself clearly can you really expect others to I'm having a breakthrough it's not easy to be a vampire Geico it's super easy to switch and save hundreds on your car insurance.
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Imani got an experienced manager can know who's got the Morgan. is you go on. Chill Latini Latini second season at Napoli one way and sadly days only two points off the top but it's been a little bit unconvincing Obsolete Flying Line Against Napoli Waco and then almost throw away. Don't event is obsolete strolling s-league on if they don't when this year and that's a big if only one mine will get the blame. That's the Monitor. We're also doing lucky point poor performance move on whenever substance substance yeah. I know I fully agree listen I. I don't know I think it's pretty innocent and maybe his intent and in what he said but you have to take the big a picture into into consideration and if you vent us it's okay to play. Paul Zoll catered to drop points on the road. I don't think anybody's buying any kind of an excuse sorry again just still climatize ing to that rule. This is one that let loose chalk up to experience apparently gaps three then he's willing to take into Florence on a very detailed town historical visit to I think I may have been we got to go through with. Gavin middle of the deal is thank. Thank you very much guy. This will be back tomorrow till goodbye. Welcome into extra time. That's been a tweet. That's been doing the rounds on twitter. I shine this. Yes you you have you. Have you been on twitter reading information but you've not been tweeting out remain I'm reading don't even put on nickel has a daughter born mccown recently. Just treat them. Oh Yeah I was so you would have missed the tweet this going around. Joe Gino oversleep got an assist at the weekend I and in Chelsea Shirt tweet was referring to the fact that he now has as many assists as shack ahead slow back they talk about the will the one assist the one premier league assist. Apparently the house has got to be too. Les Ferdinand Right Aston Villa hose out what kept pushing into high and I kick it over the back their defense. Let's run onto sports. Guy I read the Defense Usak and Jill yes by dropping a few shots sugamo and then it went along with him. I give I give less. You'll is the move the top Bang Bang Frank. How many assists did you have in your career. You kind of have that many You're wrong a lot because I uh-huh late. I'm French shoot. I played six months as a number ten so I I don't know maybe I would say like ten fifteen. Maybe in from the French forget Mockus beautiful assist ultra foot for Gianluca Look Ali. Oh yes remember exactly exactly yes. I do know against against two molecules when he volley from the buck and one against against them Petrescu gift twice a day now. I've got a few I'm. I'm bragging a bit but I have a few. It wasn't a great ball but Jan look look great. Run and frank sliced sliced this thing over the top misheck first and then look through beautifully put it through. ps Michael's legs Michael used to come out and you got the big peg in through the legs shop on job. Genius SIS shoot Yeah Yeah. He has a defensive people feel. Go as deep as you have a front. You used to come up with the ball so does frank do. Do you have any embarrassing training ground moments. I did you get nutmegged or did the coach ever punish you for anything like being late. I'm sorry I know I don't I don't recall. I guess I get so many trading that I did against zone broncos La William versing. I'm sure it happened many times. He was yeah. I bet going up against the trouble. Trouble is with Jim Franklin tr- not just training and games trouble has it with a fruitless or quick and so it gets you thought you were going to make a little in all of a sudden drop the shoulder or done a little trek away. He's free or so I mean. There's a little guy but he's balance was great training on the Games. Yeah unbelievable cliff embarrassing training ground last tons. I don't remember that Tori there for us to get embarrassed chip. Is that the worst thing in training someone can take so you know the stories in the goalies these you try and chip the goalkeeper right and if you feel they get your bowl and they'll launch it falls. Irish possible that showtime showtime you who's the fastest player you've ever faith. Frank Fastest player here I think between Nicolas Anelka and Cherry liked you see them coming from twenty yards away and you start running backwoods otherwise you're dead excreting clooney quick Michael Michael Lewis is a youngster for his injuries super-quick aetate tehran-riyadh. Obviously was quick. Say Hoover super-quick particularly these Italy was Craig Bellamy. Oh Yeah Yeah very true between twenty and twenty twenty-five in particular you super fast that hamstring ones chasing them from a COUPLA Maroon colored mechanic so I was on the edge of the box and it somehow oh co near port and go ahead it out on a he sprinted towards the halfway line on the left wing and yours truly was chasing them right with no cover and I was giving paying doc plays back remember. Peter and love is a conventional say he went to chef united and plan in but what's Naughty Championship we Louis. Don't pay for pompey. We don't to one I go for corner because you off. You know I'm deadly in that Fox. Bogus played near a post op chasing him back. Nobody here but the Gore. I've tizard heaven. I've kitty. He is moon-walker Walker just laughing at the Rep the Rep Louisville wow I was so I just got about half. I stayed there vo five beds. We we lost it. Didn't my goodness be was in by so I got a hamstring talking while you did hamstring last week did you yes sedated. It's much better I'm thinking about running a five k this weekend running a walking put a hamstring pledge. Chaika in the over the forty-ninth over forty nine. I'm over forty nine my with my own team so you you hamstring you. Reckon uneven run a five five K. What less than two weeks later I'M A quickie. Lem Remember you at that time in Trinidad nothing more for shock. Why'd you hate Burnley. I believe they got promoted. shacking go to sign it wants to go there. Hot is the truth out from. We'll get to get back to turn it down. Thank you very much frank. ESPN AFC packing screens and Champions League Not Li Liverpool Bruce Dorfman Apostle postle we'll be looking back at those games plus looking ahead to P._N._C. Row Madrid..
"man city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Welcome to the ESPN SETV podcast a little later on I'll be joined by got Markazi as we recap the day's in Spain Italy we and Germany as well as Neymars event-filled season debut but I don Hutchison joins me as we talk about a busy Saturday in the premier league well as much as Norwich place tonight after that massive result darn against Manchester City for the canaries with a win who would have thought it. I just have to you know oh pay homage to our lovely backdrop tonight on the River Thames. Look at this Hammersmith Bridge doesn't get much better than this. Unless of course he goes to tower bridge. Let's get because it's GonNa look like it's is probably not going to get better than that a win against the champions given the injuries that they've had as well. Did you see this. Did you see this coming because I've I have no mindset you all day long I believe but I tell you what I did. See it coming after about fifteen minutes when they approach the game with lows of arrogance Man City. I think they thought I think pep thought this. She's going to be easy three points. We'll just turn up play football. We'll keep hold of the ball will pay Loza possession based football will just play between the lines and score some goals. We'll go back with three points. It never walk walk that it definitely did not work. That's what I mean. Kudos enormous because what we thought was the fact that wants Man City scored. I want that goal the floodgates it would have opened but for somehow they still weren't able to break down. Why is that do you think they're missing a certain emmerick report as well there that probably would have helped them? Oh I think so I think along with probably one or two of their best player LaPorte la season. It was terrific. an emergent is one of the best center often world football so yes. He's going to be a massive miss. I still thought though because I've covered PEPs teams over the years I remember when he was at Barcelona and how much go rhino planes a holding midfielder played him center off on the same. We'll have you Martinez at Buyin so I actually thought you to play on Dino's center off the former Rhodri so that might be a pet might do down the line but you looked at automatically today and Johnstone's and they looked as was on the never played a game of those two especially were all over the place and just speaking on that LaPorte injury of course we know that is going to be a timely injury that do you think it will end up costing city the title especially given how Liverpool are going. It's a worry because listen mindset. You're all filled full superstar so you can identify any given time who you think might be Miss Kevin Lebron's last season but still won the league and still performed at a high level Aguire Heyzer to play number Games what you take out the poll where I I think he's one of the best center off do brings balance being left foot center off plan on that left side also plant life backing play as a third sent off as well so you take him at the equation on all of a sudden Muncie. It sounds strange to say still look a little bit short defensively well interesting. You say that then because remember this is Matt cities. I lost in the primarily since January incredible run an incredible stat that so given the fact that with everything that you just said and this LaPorte injury is it. Are they going to be to shell shocked. Do you think it to go on a run. That's again yeah. It'd be very interesting to have been a fly on the wall in the dressing room. Afterwards pen going ballistic. His players have just said this is a warning. This is a war and you can't any teams for granted or or the Badeah chewed or a touch of arrogance. It's nice to have a environment because it makes you play one. That makes you be confident but you can't take your position. Especially someone. Knowledge is a dangerous underdog because they've got players like Tim O. Cookie and can't who I think's going to be a superstar player they can hurt you at any given time but no one really soldiers coming. I think best case scenario thought I think people thought would win the game. Maybe nausea my goal to and give them a fright but the paper is going to be very interested in the tomorrow morning just before we move on from this. Let's just touch on March for because like you said this was definitely not a result anybody would have predicted voted for them. You know the manager even saying that beating city would be like climbing Mount Everest without any oxygen but they've done it. Can they build from this because as well a lot of people didn't even pick them to survive this primarily season Norwich Fan please. You'd ask Donyell faulk on never ever to change Shange always because you went to Anfield and I was sick and tired side of the press over the weekend call knowledge naive because they went to onfield outplayed Liverpool for probably thirty thirty five minutes of the game but lost by four goals to one so everyone label them naive Econ Hong Kong have this approach against its helps just proved if you style of play and you stick with duck and you Australian your beliefs you can get results against anyone so I just said Kudos Norwich on and a fantastic sean the on them because I'll give them so much confidence because then expected to get results against Mansi liberals they can do that two teams in and a random they must be safe life this season all right well next on my list that I have here because it's twenty nine thousand nine. We use technologies over phones now Liverpool. That's definitely somewhere that you know very well and hold dear to your heart up against Newcastle your hometown team Newcastle giving Liverpool bit of scare in the beginning but Liverpool as many would have expected expected on some how did what matches the city did not be was not able to do and just came absolutely roaring back shocked to unbelievable strike from jetro volumes uh-huh on his weaker right foot as well and smashed into the stanchion and all of a sudden you think in this is GonNa be a test of Liverpool golf with the European champions. They've gone arrogance about them. Where that that just swatting teams away? It doesn't matter if you poke the more you or your so of small scoring early goal at Anfield especially with the two years does this season last sees anything because of the Champions League I think so I think than being European champions now give them the air confidence arrogance where they believe her Jergen KLOPP speak to the press over the weekend in the UK. Hey saying he believed these players but now the play is believe in themselves which is huge on a mentality front because now that go beyond against Newcastle go beyond against anyone he wanted primitive and all of a sudden you poke menu and you smile at them and all of a sudden that's helped players. Just go through the gays and people like Maan who's an incredible. I mean what's He got twenty three goals in twenty nine unreal all of a sudden looking at superstar player. Everyone was talking about Mosala being the superstar fun Daikin Alison even though he didn't play today that building just such a rich squad where you think they all start contend believable with Muncie could be there yeah. What are you touched on Saudi-omani and of course like you were saying everyone has been talking about most most especially after you know the records he has he the and the record breaking man he has been livable so you think that Saudi-omani is a top man I do because I I look at him and I watch an I an analyzes attitude and he's he's strong durable? He's never injured even when he is ill play with Knox. those managers are priceless. the way he plays lays full of energy is hard as nails. He's he's quick dynamic. He makes things happen with support. FEE can run in beyond without the ball is now getting these goals does. He's getting his assists so when you when you analyze Liverpool you think who would they miss the most probably Saudi-omani all right well. Let's move on now to Chelsea because because what a result up against a team that we know wolves can be a very tough team to beat especially at home but you know. Can we get a hip hip Hooray for the Youth Steve Chelsea something that you know I want to say everyone has sort of pooh-poohed on in recent time saying young manager too many young players. They don't quite have have the experience to really go deep in the Premier League. It's GonNa take them at least another year or two but this is looking like a brilliant squad that really can threaten some of the other teams on Credit Franklin part especially Jody Morris so I know quite well it was working beyond the scenes academy level a few years ago before you went to Dhabi so he knows the young players coming through and there's many Moore's boy call James is not it's not really featured just yet who's going to be or could be a superstar so the way francs been brave. You'll have to say that it would be very easy if you're young manager to go with tried and tested rested experienced players but Franks put to one side he still got a good blend is still got got. The comeback who played a part in today's game were injured. He still contact the comeback but credit emmys playing the young boys. He's playing Mason. Mount is playing some more who got a goal today. He's playing Abraham do get in gold and top joint top-scorer and so you know frank is being a very brave manager tuck going in a in a club like Chelsea wherever it's always WANNA come yesterday. There's never been any for room for manages to try and maneuver in the past so yeah. There's a very very good job Jodi Jodi. Let's think of it on that man that you allege that you mentioned just last having Abraham wow three goals today that we know that hat trick that he's going to want to celebrate but I'm going to call it four goals because he's got yeah. He got the job of making the point. When you score three you might as well go with four escort goal any lean accounting methods it just take the fall the four hundred run put it up on social media later match go but it you know I was I was in in Istanbul covering the supercup and it was it was Jerus- dot dot dot game and it was what was going to be very interesting to see which way Frank Lenzi because they bring different aspects of that game as you root very good on the ball he can hold the ball he's into midfield as dream but tammy now is starting to become and he's not quite there yet but he's nearly the finished article where is hold a place getting better? He's very quick a spinning in beyond but more important getting goals are you surprised with the way in which she's just been improving and seems to be going from strength to strike because it was thought that was flaws in his game wealth will the whole to play our thought jude was better player but he was quicker than Jerusalem is an unwieldy down the line getting these calls which is most important for centerfolds. You know you can have all the build up. Play you like banging in the goals. People will start asks the question when especially when you're young plan your and a Chelsea side as I said I've got no take time to try and grow you go in there straightaway and you're banging in the goals and you're playing well. He's in a good rich painful from a rich vein of form there at Chelsea. Let's move on to Manchester United the the roller coaster. I have to laugh because I know you watch that game closely on paper Win for Manchester United up against Leicester who everyone said we're really and truly favorites going into this one you know ahead of them in the premier my league table but it really was not a performance that I would say you could take confidence from it was a strange game commentary on the game and it was almost aside Lester went into the favorites because of the quality players on paper but it's almost like they tried to kick dumpster united and Monday night responded really well Scott mcdonagh a real shift and it was probably their lead on the day he's only twenty two and he was he was Marshall Not Midfield and he was getting around everywhere. He was leading from the front. He was very aggressive. Although Daniel James had another superb game he was very lively off the left hand side rash was a little bit in and out penalty goal but still doesn't look like it doesn't look like a readymade centerfold or so much like learning these game off the left hand side and all of a sudden being thrown is a centerfold she still learning so think to analyze the game. It was one where normally manages try to analyze the performance and that's what they want. A thought today was a case of Oregon social just wanting the three points. That's what you needed just to give them a little bit of confidence and may be in the games come up with. You've got some really till fixtures. Maybe the three points against Leicester will probably not listed down a peg or two and give the money funds underplays a little bit more confidence. Do you think let's run out steamed. You pick them to run out of steam. I know this is a topic that we spoke about a lot when they ended up winning the primarily because again you know they started off so well and nobody picked it to last. This is another you know season where less to have started very well and we see the troubles with some of the other bigger clubs the Monday night is the Chelsea's having their slip-ups even spurs here and there on Arsenal so do do you pick them to to go deep is everyone has expected. I think so think my two teams I think would be calm unless that to try and get close to the top six. I think wolves are not just because of the loss today today but they've got Europe League football which is always difficult on a small squad. I think it's too much for them. but I was quite surprised at how Lester started the Game Brandon Brendan I think might want to see changes weight changes system. He played a forty three one way in the last two weeks. He's played a four one four one and makes Lester be more on the front foot a little bit defensive today a little bit on the puck for a little bit so of an order of Monday night but I think if let's go that time again and Brendan how again to to play assistant ultra and win the thing you'd have been one or two things differently von now back to London Tottenham Hotspur another impressive win this time over Crystal Palace team that we know can give support absolute bigger teams trouble on their day but just how impressive our spurs you know.
Norwich stun Manchester City with thrilling 3-2 win against Premier League champions
"Hutchison joins me as we talk about a busy Saturday in the premier league well as much as Norwich place tonight after that massive result darn against Manchester City for the canaries with a win who would have thought it. I just have to you know oh pay homage to our lovely backdrop tonight on the River Thames. Look at this Hammersmith Bridge doesn't get much better than this. Unless of course he goes to tower bridge. Let's get because it's GonNa look like it's is probably not going to get better than that a win against the champions given the injuries that they've had as well. Did you see this. Did you see this coming because I've I have no mindset you all day long I believe but I tell you what I did. See it coming after about fifteen minutes when they approach the game with lows of arrogance Man City. I think they thought I think pep thought this. She's going to be easy three points. We'll just turn up play football. We'll keep hold of the ball will pay Loza possession based football will just play between the lines and score some goals. We'll go back with three points. It never walk walk that it definitely did not work. That's what I mean. Kudos enormous because what we thought was the fact that wants Man City scored. I want that goal the floodgates it would have opened but for somehow they still weren't able to break down. Why is that do you think they're missing a certain emmerick report as well there that probably would have helped them? Oh I think so I think along with probably one or two of their best player LaPorte la season. It was terrific. an emergent is one of the best center often world football so yes. He's going to be a massive miss. I still thought though because I've covered PEPs teams over the years I remember when he was at Barcelona and how much go rhino planes a holding midfielder played him center off on the same. We'll have you Martinez at Buyin so I actually thought you to play on Dino's center off the former Rhodri so that might be a pet might do down the line but you looked at automatically today and Johnstone's and they looked as was on the never played a game of those two especially were all over the place and just speaking on that LaPorte injury of course we know that is going to be a timely injury that do you think it will end up costing city the title especially given how Liverpool are going. It's a worry because listen mindset. You're all filled full superstar so you can identify any given time who you think might be Miss Kevin Lebron's last season but still won the league and still performed at a high level Aguire Heyzer to play number Games what you take out the poll where I I think he's one of the best center off do brings balance being left foot center off plan on that left side also plant life backing play as a third sent off as well so you take him at the equation on all of a sudden Muncie. It sounds strange to say still look a little bit short defensively well interesting. You say that then because remember this is Matt cities. I lost in the primarily since January incredible run an incredible stat that so given the fact that with everything that you just said and this LaPorte injury is it. Are they going to be to shell shocked. Do you think it to go on a run. That's again yeah. It'd be very interesting to have been a fly on the wall in the dressing room. Afterwards pen going ballistic. His players have just said this is a warning. This is a war and you can't any teams for granted or or the Badeah chewed or a touch of arrogance. It's nice to have a environment because it makes you play one. That makes you be confident but you can't take your position. Especially someone. Knowledge is a dangerous underdog because they've got players like Tim O. Cookie and can't who I think's going to be a superstar player they can hurt you at any given time but no one really soldiers coming. I think best case scenario thought I think people thought would win the game. Maybe nausea my goal to and give them a fright but the paper is going to be very interested in the tomorrow morning just before we move on from this. Let's just touch on March for because like you said this was definitely not a result anybody would have predicted voted for them. You know the manager even saying that beating city would be like climbing Mount Everest without any oxygen but they've done it. Can they build from this because as well a lot of people didn't even pick them to survive this primarily season Norwich Fan please. You'd ask Donyell faulk on never ever to change Shange always because you went to Anfield and I was sick and tired side of the press over the weekend call knowledge naive because they went to onfield outplayed Liverpool for probably thirty thirty five minutes of the game but lost by four goals to one so everyone label them naive Econ Hong Kong have this approach against its helps just proved if you style of play and you stick with duck and you Australian your beliefs you can get results against anyone so I just said Kudos Norwich on and a fantastic sean the on them because I'll give them so much confidence because then expected to get results against Mansi liberals they can do that two teams in and a random they must be safe life this season all right well next on my list that I have here because it's twenty nine thousand nine. We use technologies over phones now Liverpool. That's definitely somewhere that you know very well and hold dear to your heart up against Newcastle your hometown team Newcastle giving Liverpool bit of scare in the beginning but Liverpool as many would have expected expected on some how did what matches the city did not be was not able to do and just came absolutely roaring back shocked to unbelievable strike from jetro volumes uh-huh on his weaker right foot as well and smashed into the stanchion and all of a sudden you think in this is GonNa be a test of Liverpool golf with the European champions. They've gone arrogance about them. Where that that just swatting teams away? It doesn't matter if you poke the more you or your so of small scoring early goal at Anfield especially with the two years does this season last sees anything because of the Champions League I think so I think than being European champions now give them the air confidence arrogance where they believe her Jergen KLOPP speak to the press over the weekend in the UK. Hey saying he believed these players but now the play is believe in themselves which is huge on a mentality front because now that go beyond against Newcastle go beyond against anyone he wanted primitive and all of a sudden you poke menu and you smile at them and all of a sudden that's helped players. Just go through the gays and people like Maan who's an incredible. I mean what's He got twenty three goals in twenty nine unreal all of a sudden looking at superstar player. Everyone was talking about Mosala being the superstar fun Daikin Alison even though he didn't play today that building just such a rich squad where you think they all start contend believable with Muncie could be there yeah. What are you touched on Saudi-omani and of course like you were saying everyone has been talking about most most especially after you know the records he has he the and the record breaking man he has been livable so you think that Saudi-omani is a top man I do because I I look at him and I watch an I an analyzes attitude and he's he's strong durable? He's never injured even when he is ill play with Knox. those managers are priceless. the way he plays lays full of energy is hard as nails. He's he's quick dynamic. He makes things happen with support. FEE can run in beyond without the ball is now getting these goals does. He's getting his assists so when you when you analyze Liverpool you think who would they miss the most probably Saudi-omani all right well. Let's move on now to Chelsea because because what a result up against a team that we know wolves can be a very tough team to beat especially at home but you know. Can we get a hip hip Hooray for the Youth Steve Chelsea something that you know I want to say everyone has sort of pooh-poohed on in recent time saying young manager too many young players. They don't quite have have the experience to really go deep in the Premier League. It's GonNa take them at least another year or two but this is looking like a brilliant squad that really can threaten some of the other teams on Credit Franklin part especially Jody Morris so I know quite well it was working beyond the scenes academy level a few years ago before you went to Dhabi so he knows the young players coming through and there's many Moore's boy call James is not it's not really featured just yet who's going to be or could be a superstar so the way francs been brave. You'll have to say that it would be very easy if you're young manager to go with tried and tested rested experienced players but Franks put to one side he still got a good blend is still got got. The comeback who played a part in today's game were injured. He still contact the comeback but credit emmys playing the young boys. He's playing Mason. Mount is playing some more who got a goal today. He's playing Abraham do get in gold and top joint top-scorer and so you know frank is being a very brave manager tuck going in a in a club like Chelsea wherever it's always WANNA come yesterday. There's never been any for room for manages to try and maneuver in the past so yeah. There's a very very good job Jodi Jodi. Let's think of it on that man that you allege that you mentioned just last having Abraham wow three goals today that we know that hat trick that he's going to want to celebrate but I'm going to call it four goals because he's got yeah. He got the job of making the point. When you score three you might as well go with four escort goal any lean accounting methods it just take the fall the four hundred run put it up on social media later match go but it you know I was I was in in Istanbul covering the supercup and it was it was Jerus- dot dot dot game and it was what was going to be very interesting to see which way Frank Lenzi because they bring different aspects of that game as you root very good on the ball he can hold the ball he's into midfield as dream but tammy now is starting to become and he's not quite there yet but he's nearly the finished article where is hold a place getting better? He's very quick a spinning in beyond but more important getting goals are you surprised with the way in which she's just been improving and seems to be going from strength to strike because it was thought that was flaws in his game wealth will the whole to play our thought jude was better player but he was quicker than Jerusalem is an unwieldy down the line getting these calls which is most important for centerfolds. You know you can have all the build up. Play you like banging in the goals. People will start asks the question when especially when you're young plan your and a Chelsea side as I said I've got no take time to try and grow you go in there straightaway and you're banging in the goals and you're playing well. He's in a good rich painful from a rich vein of form there at Chelsea. Let's move on to Manchester United the the roller coaster. I have to laugh because I know you watch that game closely on paper Win for Manchester United up against Leicester who everyone said we're really and truly favorites going into this one you know ahead of them in the premier my league table but it really was not a performance that I would say you could take confidence from it was a strange game commentary on the game and it was almost aside Lester went into the favorites because of the quality players on paper but it's almost like they tried to kick dumpster united and Monday night responded really well Scott mcdonagh a real shift and it was probably their lead on the day he's only twenty two and he was he was Marshall Not Midfield and he was getting around everywhere. He was leading from the front. He was very aggressive. Although Daniel James had another superb game he was very lively off the left hand side rash was a little bit in and out penalty goal but still doesn't look like it doesn't look like a readymade centerfold or so much like learning these game off the left hand side and all of a sudden being thrown is a centerfold she still learning so think to analyze the game. It was one where normally manages try to analyze the performance and that's what they want. A thought today was a case of Oregon social just wanting the three points. That's what you needed just to give them a little bit of confidence and may be in the games come up with. You've got some really till fixtures. Maybe the three points against Leicester will probably not listed down a peg or two and give the money funds underplays a little bit more confidence. Do you think let's run out steamed. You pick them to run out of steam. I know this is a topic that we spoke about a lot when they ended up winning the primarily because again you know they started off so well and nobody picked it to last. This is another you know season where less to have started very well and we see the troubles with some of the other bigger clubs the Monday night is the Chelsea's having their slip-ups even spurs here and there on Arsenal so do do you pick them to to go deep is everyone has expected. I think so think my two teams I think would be calm unless that to try and get close to the top six. I think wolves are not just because of the loss today today but they've got Europe League football which is always difficult on a small squad. I think it's too much for them. but I was quite surprised at how Lester started the Game Brandon Brendan I think might want to see changes weight changes system. He played a forty three one way in the last two weeks. He's played a four one four one and makes Lester be more on the front foot a little bit defensive today a little bit on the puck for a little bit so of an order of Monday night but I think if let's go that time again and Brendan how again to to play assistant ultra and win the thing you'd have been one or two things
Aymeric Laporte injury: Man City defender faces lengthy spell out after undergoing knee surgery
"Sick football returns this weekend and of course many agree now and it will be a two horse race in England between Liverpool and Manchester City have of course the big news for city over the last week is sources saying that Lepore will be out until Wednesay Twenty City Zizi favorite's big favorites as well looking to make it three titles in a row Liverpool coming in at eleven to five. Does the ports injury that is wrong no. I don't think I don't think so I think whilst if if stones gets injured an automatic essential and walk a big little thin on the ground they were interested in Harry Maguire doc for that position but we're willing to pay the money Vincent companies moved on not reports injury but you know we've talked about this initial say in Liverpool Open smashing teams. Yeah been the main Norwich coming up. I don't think that's going to make an issue. I think only the bigger games would it make a big difference and while the latter stages the jump was league stuff for me. It doesn't swing but with one player
Africa And Seventy Percent discussed on All Things Considered
"Let's go now to the center of Africa to a place we rarely hear from Goma is a sprawling border city of two million in Democratic Republic of Congo it's trying to keep at bay what's become the second largest Ebola outbreak in history and Paris either Peralta is they're welcome hater hello Sir give us some context here because I understand this Ebola outbreak has basically remained in two provinces in Congo at least up until now but it's clearly spreading to Goma there been four cases what is gonna doing take to keep Ebola from spreading even further well lots and that's really important because this is a major transit hub and you notice it as soon as you land before coming into the airport you're asked to wash your hands with the bleach water solution and the nurse will take your temperature restaurants banks cellphone shops the squeeze hand sanitizer as you walk in and this is a country where three kisses are the norm and people are taking precautions they're giving what is known as the a bold look reading which means you tap your elbows to say hello and shaking hands are giving kisses and of course health authorities have vaccinated more than one thousand people in this city who they believe may have come in contact with the fires and I understand it to the people who survived the virus single member treated with new drugs what are these new drugs can tell us anything about them yeah I mean this is huge they are the first time that scientists have identified clearly effective treatments for people who have Ebola and these are two regiments which help the immune system fights the virus in the were in trials down here in Congo they were able to save about seventy percent of the people who were given the treatment you mentioned that health workers are trying to vaccinate more people but since Ebola was detected in Congo last year there has been difficulty getting more and more people vaccinated why that is in security there are more than one hundred armed groups in this part of Congo any bowler respond there's have been attacked and that is fueled by a lot of mistrust and conspiracy theories that westerners and the government have created Ebola to try and kill people here in in in Congo so how concerned do people seem in Goma right now about these most recent cases the whole tone is feeling the effects you can't move without seeing medical trucks and tents but I was in the neighborhood today were people they have set up roadblocks because one of their neighbors had been robbed in two of that neighbors children had been shot by police and they kept telling you look so much money is being poured into a bowl up but nothing is being done about the everyday skin security that we face I spoke to Fidel Buffy Limbaugh an activist here and he thinks this simple outbreak offers the chance for the world to look at how it has continually filled Congo one of the things that he points at is that the U. N. has its biggest peacekeeping mission in the world here and yet Congolese are still being killed all the time let's listen to a bit of what he told me I think we had come to a point where we realize in very high poultry see racism Hey true way of from the western wall to become less people this has been so since the first ever raw white man's cities sleeps on the Congress soil and it's never too people here in Goma they feel abandoned they have been betrayed again and again not just by their government in Kinshasa but by the world so she doesn't blame them for thinking that the people trying to help with the beloved are actually trying to
2019-2020 Premier League Odds: Will Manchester City take the title?
"Twenty thousand nine hundred thousand twenty english premier league is officially underway last year we saw historically close title race liverpool still in pursuit of its first premier league title finished just one point behind repeat pete champions manchester city though the ripple did when the champions league title over my beloved tottenham heading into this new season liverpool and city remained the favorites and we're expecting acting another close fight. Here's steve nicol on e._s._p._n. F._c. making the case for man city but yes city still have a stronger squad in liverpool. You could say that they've actually got strong since last year and considering they won the title this to lose and liverpool's to try and take extra step neil. What does our model say about. The primarily grace is mandy the favorite again they are indeed so we give them a a sixty one percent chance of winning. They are the highest rated team. According to the soccer power index they have the best offense in <hes> the ep l. and also the best defense so all of that kind of adds up to to a shockingly high probability of winning. We really think that there's almost no chance that they finished any lower than third or really. Even i mean second. Can they have a like. I said sixty one percent chance of finishing first and then a twenty four percent chance of finishing second so not much room for anything below that but then you know liverpool is relatively close to them in terms of sti so man city has a ninety four point four s._p. That's on a zero one hundred scale and then liverpool the second best team has a ninety two point four so that's kind of a small gap when you consider that the third team tottenham sarah's team and nominally my team mm-hmm has an s._p._a. Of eighty five point three so massive difference in drop off between number two and number three <hes> but still liverpool has a just a twenty-seven percent chance in our model of of actually winning the e._p._l. What did the first weekend of games or the friendly community shield match up between these teams. It's a week ago. Tell us about what to expect. From this revelry in these opening match ups. I mean it is also sort of an open question as to how much we can learn about single soccer matches and i'm always amazed even when we get into the world cup that first sport was so little scoring that the better team tends to win with a good amount of frequency well we're actually in a talk later in the show in the rabbit hole about baseball upsets <hes> and and it's a game baseball is a game with more scoring than soccer and yet according to all the models and just if you sort of look at the the results of games the favorites favorites and soccer tend to win far more often than they do <hes> in baseball and so. I don't know why that is necessarily. I think there's a lot of things things going on about who is controlling soccer game that are not picked up in the scoreline. Necessarily right and advance stats are trying to do that work work. We talk about possession or you know. Further things like expected goals expected assists progressive passes. All of those things that are happening in a soccer are game that are you know sort of. We don't think about them in terms of the scoreline but they're all helping to tell the story so you know these two teams james city and liverpool are the best of those things too so that probably goes a long way to why we have them rated so highly why soccer power index thanks so much of them and they really are. They're returning their very good teams. From last year with slight tweaks slight improvements that you know should get them pretty far. One would think inc beyond the top two teams. There's an interesting dynamic among what we've typically considered the top tier in the ep all those that have been part of the big six for the past couple of beers and then the middle tier teams so our model which uses that sti showed a big gap going into the season between city and liverpool and chelsea and tottenham him that was a gap of about seven points neil said earlier but then there's another big gap of about five points to that next batch of teams manchester united and arsenal now everton which is often just on the outside looking in at the big six is only one point behind arsenal and all and then lester and wolverhampton just a couple of points further back so the golfs there really are between the top two and everybody else right but then three and four four and then this group that could all compete for for the fifth and sixth spots but also the third and fourth spots so you could see some a real shakeup shakeup in the table for the first time in a while we haven't had anyone outside of the current big six finish among the top six spots since lesser one at all in two thousand sixteen which of course was a shock collar bone. They didn't subtle just getting sex. They were like let's just win at all. This season could be even though i think some people are thinking i would sort of boring in city liverpool same thing. It's just a repeat of last year. There could be some really interesting. Things happen in the world of the top soccer teams. I think that's sorta. Uh shows how amazing it was that lester one in two thousand sixteen everyone points to that five thousand one odds they had which is a little misleading. They've really didn't have a one in five thousand chance of winning in a twenty team league. It was just a terrible line and the terrible line was a reflection of the public opinion as all odds and all lines are a reflection of the public opinion. Don't forget that that that no one else outside of this elite group could win that league so why not make the line five thousand one try to get some people the bed on it and they were burned so in many ways it kept that people on us and of course it's obviously gone back to the same handful of teams winning but just showing that it was possible i think was very big for the sport in terms of giving giving fans hope and giving everyone hope which will all all hopes will be diminished by october but at least right now the dream is alive because the lester her yeah well when you think about the history of the premier league which started with the nine thousand nine hundred ninety three season there have been only six winners. It's man united man city arsenal chelsea leicester blackburn and that's it nobody else in all those years and so and they have not been many teams that have even gone into a season thinking. They had a great chance so lesser winning. I think did a huge thing for the league. Now someone what else needs to actually win again someone different come on spurs. The beauty of it is that there are all these like competitions within the bigger competition trying to make it to the level. Were you qualify for europa. League champions league trying to just stay up in the primary league is is often more exciting later in the year so it isn't isn't just like you know another sport where winning is everything. There's many rewards existing in the league which will sort of add excitement in lieu of the playoffs and realistic chance of actually winning the championship and and <hes> having your hopes of doing that at all dashed. You know extremely early into the season season. He can settle some consolation tournaments. I mean what's wrong with that. I think well this goes to my theory about really all sports. There's no shame in rooting for a team that can't win at all and there are lots of other things along the way that makes sports fun. My college football team is not going to win at all but i'm still gonna enjoy the season and be happy when they knock someone off. Whatever and you are going to watch those five thirty eight. <hes> college football playoff odds like a hawk hawk note to me every single week when they go up or down <hes> not that's connected to that's not connected to an actual belief. They're actually going to make the playoff. It's more like well look. It's my team and they're doing well. They're not gonna win. Percent percent chance of making the playoffs. They were on the list nehal all right. I think we can leave that
Man City and Liverpool: Who will win the Premier League?
"Wins the Premier League because the Premier League on Sunday. I don't know how in tune to this. You are. I didn't prep you on this before we say. Yeah. So okay. The top two teams are Manchester City, not interested United Manchester City and Liverpool and Liverpool. Liverpool needs Manchester City, either lose or draw. So it's not entirely almond city to do is win. So Liverpool's in a situation where they need help that. So that's asking who I'm picking the win the game right now. They're not playing each other. Okay. They're playing two different games so much been following the and then there's the winner of the league that's the league the league season in Sunday. So who wins the lead city or livable of Liverpool? Initial slender pick your banking on getting helping from. I'll take city just so we have some different going on.