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Sergio Aguero To Leave Man City at End of Season
"From the last decade is heading for pastures. New The Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is set to leave the Premier League leaders when his contract runs out with the end of the season. We can get more on
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"It's monday. I'm gabby jewel. It's international weeks jewels. What are we going to do. We're gonna talk about internationals have a special guest. We have a special guest like we did on monday. And that special guest is not in a new annetta. Welcome aboard for those who haven't tracked his career as meticulously others might have you at the end of Of your career here. In england you work. You started in manchester city. You went to qpr. Then you spent two years mls not just in mls in salt lake city. I come back here in the middle of a pandemic now. I just need to know first of all. Did you plan on coming back during a freaking lockdown and secondly what's different well everything that you've said that it's trud and it sounds crazy but it was all some mostly. It was planned so. Mike careening when came to an end through choice. Had to say. But i want to go and experience something different i think for the years which which was playing. I was a bit difference aside. The normal footballer in england. Because i understood it being league with satan mostly present. The most watched in so on bought out than most of my time watching the foreign leagues. That's where i'm seeing people you got plus when superfly usuals so i remember remember iphone playing days. Don't you yeah. He grew up watching. You like the colon york of you. Know i just. I wanted to experience something different. Because i'd values so different coaches like when whatever else free traveling the world is something which my wife and i we love to do so when you canes tried see something different we decided to take it and go and move to the usa flow an envelope. Two years were crates to years but obviously so culminated in a pandemic occurring. But the plan was to be over there for that period of time whether it went well it went badly. The final slowly softens combined to england. Because that's where Friends finally off so we came back to lockdown. it's very different than we had in utah. But the fact is you know. We've seen offense A year two years and it was Is good to be back up. We see football in life is different place but it still feels familiar. At the moment you arrive at the airport. You get a new car. I drive you know where to go. You know the seal. That is that excitement like even know. I used to call you at home. See i'm back. Can you know everybody in myself. Only everyone's adjusting to the new normal for now hoping the best times are head now. You grew up in your from manchester. You grew up there. And i checked before we started this You join manchester city before before the shake before abu dhabi. I knew where they're on. You came through the ranks and you were there on that on that trajectory when they started building everything and talking about everything. Did you expect that it would reach this level with his level of success in other words i guess what i'm driving at is how transformative has been or is manchester. Still a city where red looks down on blue. Well the thing. That's a very good question. I think Ultimately the success that much nineteen had from the of the primarily garra kind of makes them that the that the bigger club. Globally that a bigger club because he found more success in have is outside of that what states itself the well-supported of within manchester within the uk at. It's not just fun to been there for great times. Because i joined in ninety five and it was only two three years later the individuals rate and they still were still getting fifty thousand five hundred at may know that time so that type of support for that type of club you know. That's that's Obviously decades the winning trophies and so on but that was special so then as time passed and say the only ship comes in there was still. I think for anybody who experienced Having suggested just about being promoted in the playoff final against gillingham at wembley division. Su if you have in your mind when somebody comes in and says everything's gonna be great now. You have the dallas. Because how can it be great when only a few years previous we were down there so i was one of the players that people in that is exciting. But then when someone says we're gonna try and win the league. We're going to win the cup. We're gonna try and win. The champions ain't gonna try and compete so here we not. We might just united. He doesn't quite feel he didn't feel real. Especially because in that time you had players like Cots down the club is he said it's not you know it's not it's not good. Enough is not big enough and so on but in time to get credit to the ownership city by looking at the ownership came in at that time it develops the community side of things in the club. The developed a training. Ground the stadium. The oval overall area dementia policy the staff and the now build be team. Which hopefully will be sustained for a long time. Sorry club they'll be suspended for very long time. And as well as that. Everybody is the sole positives sort except Exceptional minded sold mentality in terms of what we want to achieve. What you'll the person is played in the flow of the person. Explain the number nine. The whole club itself has been transformed and even though magid united. So you know one of the biggest Supposed to teams in the world seated drawing Right now because of they're doing and who's to say the in say five ten years maybe they will be the big might just up but phonology is going to be chilly based off success than had more reason stuff but united happy history. It's a good. It's good to see that. From when i was playing city we're always underdogs but now you can enter those games hoping to get results as his debut on our show. You know when you when you join a new club.
UCL Quarterfinal Matches Are Set
"A lot to look forward to this weekend but really nowhere else to start beyond the champions league quarterfinal field is set in here to help us break it all down. We've got craig burley julian. The ron and archie rin todd. Let's go ahead and take a look at the quarterfinal matchups. the headliner. No doubt about it byron munich and getting underway april six. It's rematch of last year's final winner. That gets the winner of manchester city. Bruce dortmund in the semifinals. That could be an incredible match up as well other side of the bracket Madrid liverpool another champions league final rematch winner. That gets the winner between four and
Jurgen Klopp Belittles Journalist With Ugly Putdown After Manchester City Defeat
"The first time that you've been on craig since you're klopp and have that show how you describe it kind of attack journalists after the game was on the new tweeted about these against. I think this guy has had more than enough plaudits on deserve them. But quite frankly i think he's rhetoric and has behavioral season has been disgusted. I mean embarrassing condescending. Look i get it i understand. There's no easy when you as a planner as a manager after the game particular manager when you're not playing well and when you have just been smashed by your biggest rivals for the last as i get that it's not easy and you got to go and talk to the rep race and you're going to and talk to the domestic tv and radio then you got to do the foreign broadcast but guess what. Guess what the reason you're able to bring individual dykes and the allison. And the reason you're in such a big salary is because these people pay all the money in domestic broadcast us and global broadcast pale the money and so you can get paid we get paid and so you can go and bring it in big money players and enjoy elite level football. It's not too much to ask to go along and get some the public in a minute. Sixty seconds to questions and he made that clear your club. You can be advocate and you can be tasty and you can keep your short. We don't have to go along and be condescending and rude telling the guy you're not even print job that team point no it's not ten and then he spends the next thirty seconds or twenty seconds. Well your second question already and you had to condescending and it's rude and it's not too much to ask if he doesn't want if he wants to give answers right give answers but he's no bail than the mon- in the league that to talk to the broadcast and fulfil is media duties because these people pay the money helps pay hayes wages and helps pay transfer fees and salaries. So why would he treat many different aurigny different to any other pets. I thought it was rotten. And i'll tell you what. I think we're seeing this guy. No and he's truly the mask has slipped because it doesn't need to done he's got enough money in the bank and i don't mean and financial terms i mean in the results. He's all right. Everybody knows bonn dykes not for. Everybody knows gomez is not for. Everyone knows that it's difficult not expecting him to win. Twenty games role with all these players. Oh no one. But maybe they can expect a common decency when you're talking to reporters and that's what that was locking common decency
Klopp's Pop at Journalist Justified?
"We start off in the premier league premier league table. Of course that shows that live in the moment are ten points adrift of manchester city at the top of the table. After their four one victory against liverpool were anfield. On sunday urine quilt. Not happy with the journalist off the game. We will ask them whether or not the title race was over. He said you need to prepare for your job better and ask better questions. Water waste of a question. Was i am the master of wasting questions as we welcome in don and stevie nickel to the show steve. This isn't the first time that we've seen from murugan clock the cracks appearing from his happy friendly personality that we're kind of used to and i suppose it's a lot easier to be that shining. Happy guy when you're winning or losing. It's a lot harder here. Let's i've i've said previously. I think he. He has opened his mouth too much. He's complained too much more too much. But all of those have been he's had type thing kubota and actually rationalize things straight after regain when you asked the question and you've just lost. I can assure you you talk about being prickly. I don't personally think was much question back in on the sound. Why he he got prickly about. I'm sure i'm sure he wanted to get in the guy's face not just through a common so i would suggest that it gets a little bit down because straight after a game and and say after the game particularly when you coercion. You sat on the bench. And he's your team. You see things a lot differently for a period of time between the game furnish and maybe three or four years later when you have attained digest and think about. It will look stuff. You have a more realistic picture of what isolate happened. So i do have a little sympathy on this occasion because you straight after a game and it straight after the defeat on on a big defeat. But you steve. It's not a stupid question. It's not unequally trying to get on your skin eight. Yeah it's the timing of don straight after the game. He probably understands that. There's gonna be some questions late. And he does one answer them and it makes them feel bad. He's emotional. All of the things that will be going through has had and some per character is going to ask the wrong question wrong time and then he's gonna get bought after game so again. You gotta have some sympathy. We call come on don. I've got little sympathy because he is emotional. That's why we love your good on bought. But i just think he's been lot while. And i think he's frustrated. I think actually Finger on what's gone wrong. He shot field. He's strong side. Three home defeats on the spins. Just not being heard off for a long time. The lose into all about sides get wins. Got no momentum. Just when he thinks he's crocked that when they win a couple of games in the capital they lose again bryan and it was a bottle of could be two three and he's probably lookout. I think in wet is his team. Go probably what. Can i do it a bit. Better rather than just happened to go. The pressman impressment of asked question. Now i've never stood dead in tech. Larry asking the questions as sorry answered questions after game. I'm allowed to be terrible. No up emotional both professional job. He's been in the dugout along time he must know. These questions are coming when you will ten points beyond man's satan with a game in hand. It's not ludicrous. Should disappear to ask you and call all your team in terms of winning the league. I didn't think it was that false question.
Liverpool hit their stride in victory at Tottenham
"Six place firs hosting fifth-placed liverpool and this match did not disappoint liverpool running out three one winners for me. no alexander. Arnold monitor the scores for liverpool hoi with a brilliant goal for spurs but that's all they could muster liverpool then move into fourth jump west ham. Four points off the league lead spurs sitting six eight points behind league leaders manchester city. Steve nicol shocker. His life jurgen klinsmann with us tv. How good we're liverpool. Today i think on the team were there. Were excellent. you talk about open attack football. That's exactly what you go. You talk about creating chances. That's what you saw you got. Three goals disallowed and you other opportunities that maybe could have made this school lane way. Bigger than actually funny stop is with your first and six choice a box and then james melda then five year old. He's probably fourth choice in the middle of the park. I mean what performance really to dispose and play the way they did School the goal fantastic performance. You're going to attack has been slipping of late liverpool. What was the difference in this one. Well the defense was Liberal group created more chances and finish them off as well. I mean who who knows what would have happened. If someone's goal in the third minute would have been a regular goal by divorce rightfully so it was disallowed. But if that would have been the lead for spurs maybe different story. But i think than liverpool really controlled the game Scarlet three beautiful goals. Even if you know part A spurs pack but they never created enough throughout the ninety minutes. It was obviously a big blow to lose hurricane at halftime if injury again so deserved victory from liverpool cobble of outstanding performances from their side. I look at Tiago first and foremost he played an incredible game and obviously they have their strike spec scoring going forward shock. Oh what are you. Come away from this match. More impressed with what liverpool did or disappointed in spurs performance impressive what liverpool dead given given the issues that liverpool had come into the coming into this one as tv rightly pointed out. But at the same time. Don't don't let that disguises five. That i am hugely disappointed with so much about spurs on the performance today against this liverpool team who you know kind of makes if the time i thought spruce threatened to dominate the midfield. Because never pool. Don't have any real Baldwin's in their own midfield as as always with sonnen key and In they're talking line. They looked so bad on the counter attack. Key don't missy has to come off but then you look at what liverpool dead or semi spinach allowed them to do and the buildup to the first on robinson is allowed ten yards into the swiss hard before anybody thinks about getting clueless to picks out the pasta. The one player who's been running behind them all game long. And then it's a defensive mystique by dial for the second goal. Laurie should have done better tough but he wrote on should have done better And in the end despite the fact that maybe you can Yourself with the fact that he three goals three defensive mistakes liverpool despite all issues were by far the best team. You're gonna any issues. The spurs approach sounded well in all. They obviously almost called the goal. It was allowed for for someone. But then throughout the entire game that didn't create create enough hurricane until he obviously was subdued then because of the injury Was never really into the game. And it's it's just simply not enough liverpool. Look like they could score. You know every minute. I mean we had a couple of opportunities already in the first half and Obviously when you didn't have individual mistakes can happen in philly especially in the first two roles then You really look bad at the end of the day. Stevie i suppose proof today the an order for them to win games. They can't go to over the proper football team and we can't in utah men behind the ball. Then they can do that and it can break on you. But this became an open game and can't do an and jozies komo after the game and pretty much has not had one world appraiser liverpool only said is all the mistakes they made. Well let's say the mistakes and made is because of the pressure would because they were so open that the defenders can't handle it and liverpool school goals so listen supposed to meet today proved exactly what thought torty taw against the proper team. Not good enough. They have they have to sit down with the ball and try and be clever and get on the attack.
It's Ole Gone Wrong: Manchester United lose to Sheffield United
"United losing at home missing the chance to go top of the table defeated by bottom of the table. Sheffield united registering. Just second win of the season craig. I wanted to this happen. Possession but but really never trouble chef united gold out many times. Keep with enough to make that. Many saves chef united defended brilliantly. I mean phil. Jackie ohka failty. I think as robot the years bedtime and recent games is gone back to the tried and trusted in midfield which was from flake and norwood. Those guys have been up to save for parts of the season and that was the fulcrum of of their team last year. And in fact. I said i go back to basics here. This was the chef united. We saw last year scrapping and fighting and defend in trying to feed off scraps the other side and united was sloppy. I mean you look at the second goal it was. I think was go on ahead. So wasn't wasn't buck. I thank you boys was bought. Another joke guzman is so much time in the bulks on two occasions was bar and it was on the players within five yards new-look to and there were sloppy so when nine days doesn't have a sparkling game or russia doesn't have a sparkling game. This united say just lacks the guy that we saw from manchester city yesterday. How do you explain that. Defending the second goal. Steve is really weird. Well you just think in some ways when you play against a team league sheffield united. Who bottom of the league. You've pegged them back and you kind of you kind of think it's just going to happen. You're just going to go on and get the one up and so you drop certainly level of intensity because as far as quality it wasn't really there for united but the intensity was there to get equalizer and i think once they did that just a little drop. And that's what happens you know. Nobody takes the initiative. Nobody you know certainly usually when somebody has the ball at the feet in the box. You'd expect to not just one but two defenders could be gone in either thrown overboard in the line or just making a good solid challenge of get close enough. That didn't happen and that to me is just took a little bit easier after the equalizer thinking the all that to do is just see to score and we see today. Why manchester united win. The title. Worldwide tipped to win the league but craig was talking about. They had fantastic possession but mashes united. Can't handle possession and that's the probably you go. From beating liverpool liverpool keane had initiative. They went up and then scored. But i will also a respect scheffler united for their performance. I mean you could say. They deserve the window game because in the second half would it should be a pressure from manchester united at putting cavan on. There should make all kinds of efforts to get at least equalize. It didn't happen. I can't remember the chef. United goalkeeper had to make any big saves any big interceptions. Sometimes it came for crosses. So i think that that was mentioned uniting loosing on dreadful day of manchester united in the like marcial his buddy which is not even european europa league. Ins- it's down in the go. We don't championship. I can't believe how sometimes goes along on the pitch
Manchester City make it nine wins in a row with pulsating victory over Aston Villa
"Kick things off in the primarily a good day overall for the manchester sides manchester city with a two nil victory over aston villa. Put them from moment. Up the i in the table however in the late game manchester united coming from behind to beat them by two goals to one to only child side. Talk of the premier
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
Wayne Rooney and Derby County first team to miss FA Cup tie against Chorley
"Fa cup returns this weekend but The magic if you will but dropped to high now. But i know in one show. We talked about the karabakh cop and the magic of the fa cup. We've got nothing to show for. That was actually pretty good but it feels like the fa cup return is a little bit hanging by a thread and look no further right now to darby county. I'm just gonna read here from sky. Sports derby county have confirmed they will send a group of under twenty three and under eighteens to plan the fa cup at surely on saturday following a corona virus outbreak. Which is closed. Their training ground interim manager wayne rooney. His coaching staff and the role of darby's first team squad are set to miss the match because of the outbreak the entire team. We thought what happened. What was going on. Manchester city was problematic. The entire first-team team it's a full. It's the full twenty. Three's that are going to play in. That can and eighteen's under twenty combination of the under twenty. Three's and under eighteen going to play in the cup. Imagine you're early. You thought you were gonna come up against wayne rooney and you're getting the twenty three
Manchester City edge game of fine margins against Southampton
"Nil manchester city one city hold saffir simpson at arm's length. After an early combination as old as time itself razz google katy b assist a pragmatic performance from pep side. In this one as they keep their fourth clean she is games city defense starting to solidify roach their eight one point behind seventh-place southampton they do have a game in hand hard-fought victory ground down in an unusual way for pat with grit and organizational discipline case barua confidence southampton new press the moved and buccaneer a has an urgent style rotary impressive in the battle to control at midfield and was through the core that katy charged to break the southampton press the sixteenth minute and filling that trae pullback fund bernardo silver for the finish which was like a blast of city pass but a rare blast because this was victory built on defense the s and a play. You might have heard of johnstone's who's doing a second or third comanche. Bloody good thirteen that. Been brittle the back david. While no one was watching they've conceded the fewest goals kept the most clean sheets in the premier league. But in attack with gregg and usurper nordic torres scuffing chances at the whistle they would just flinging the ball around led the western michigan broncos kick return team unable to similar to oh city becoming defensive style fit they. This is a different city this season but they seem well prepared to plan the battle royale game in hand. If they win that game in hand they would be sitting up in third. I think we're gonna learn a lot about this team over the holiday period. They're playing some property teams. I think they're playing everton playing chelsea. They've they've they're going to be interesting match shops and i think we're going to learn a lot more about them.
Chelsea’s Lampard on Pulisic goal, increasingly familiar top of the table
"Goals to one elsewhere manchester city out a comfortable victory against fulham. But we'll start with manchester united. Three one win away against west ham that lives about so forth in the table. Just three points. Now of chelsea of the table west time could have had a number of goals made some big
How will Van De Beek fit in to Man Utd team?
"Meanwhile for United Johnny, we talked about it a lot when van debate was made an official. Can he play with Bruno and Paul Pogba? I think that he can think a lot of people I think one of the first things that everybody said when munch signing was okay. Well, why is it going to fit in? Well, things that don't happen when Manchester City signed a play I think when you look at social in in particular. So the end of the season you know he's from fall he he was so reluctant to change anything even in so. Late in the game, you know some games were seeing which were very close and you won't make substitutions until after the if minute because he didn't trust the played out on the bench on a thing, we've under bake the player coming in now versatility. Yes He's played is a number ten but when the young left and went to Barcelona, he was playing more about defensive role. So when I look at it I think. That he could play alongside Poker Obviously Fernandez is the ten and then you have rush food and and green will decide and the marshaled salt. Now, a lot of people say that there's no defensive stability there within the midfield area. But what you can do have in the strength in depth in the midfield area gives you the opportunity to make changes when it's called for in specific games. Mutzich recently signed a new contract was was out stunned in a thoughtless season to all the. Back end so we have variety. Now's the options to do that on a thing that's well social be looking at more than anything is in terms of saying is from the Baker install the season why is he going to star? It's another player that can be a game changer that if you start in the game or even if he's coming off the bench enabling the place, twelve arrests, things really important
Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the club
"Says that Lionel Messi has used a Spanish back service Bureau fax that requires the third parties his desire to leave the club has been with for the past 20 years and no replied using the same service that they want the 33 year old to remain with the club and finish his career in the catalog. Capitol. Reports out of messy native Argentina says that the six time Bell Indoor winter believes A clause in his contract allowed to leave on a free transfer. Marsha says the claws expired at the end of June, while Messi's reps say deadline should be extended to the end of August due to the extension of the season. Messi, who currently has a 700 million euro release clause has been rumored to be on the radar of both Manchester City and decent man Chelsea could be spending more than
Lionel Messi tells Barcelona he wants to leave the club
"ESPN Deportes says that Lionel Messi has used a Spanish back service Bureau fax that requires proof the third parties his desire to leave the club has been with for the past 20 years and no reply using the same service that they want the 33 year old to remain with the club and finish his career in the catalog. Capitol. Reports out of messy State of Argentina says that the six time Bell on door winner believes Closet. His contract will allow to leave on a free transfer. Marsha says The claws expired at the end of June, while Messi's reps say deadline should be extended to the end of August due to the extension of the season, who currently has a 700 million Euro release clause has been rumored to be on the radar about Manchester City in the center man Chelsea could be
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
Bayern, PSG Set for UCL Final Clash
"We'll start though in the champions they it's the final will wanted PSG will take on by Munich. Be Leon by three goals. So now hey, it's a disgust, the Game Alley Moreno Frank Leboeuf and Craig Burley crank. This was buying far from their swashbuckling best but they got the job done. But you've gotta you know Leon. Shown the the the main street. One of the mainstream is making it difficult for fully opposition. Something really gusty overlooking aid to improve on next year F-. where, they're going to finish league on. But that's what the stall out particularly in as competition the on the counter-attack, the super organized, the aggressive and so I think. Never expected it to be this crazy open game. That Barcelona fine with. So. In that respect, it was understandable but also Leon as you know follows it was no they created chances in the game and and after finishing had been clinical. More interesting. I thought it was professional from bio Munich brought some big boys on from the bench as well. But yeah, they deserve and Leon I'm sure front will agree on. From from a Frenchman can hold the head high for what they've done in this competition. Right. Yeah I'm not disappointed by the result because we all were expecting that to buy in, will win and go and go to the final, but we can be able to be frustrated as a French fans said. About the fact that yacht some chances I think there are more and more chances to school than they had against Manchester. City where they scored three goals but before that magnificent goal from Niagara. I think he. Took A. Big Chance. Said hit the post but well because of the fantastic Noyer Bienne Wearing. Punished where they opened up a little bit too much defensively especially behind the defense. But I agree with with Craig. Is Very. Well organized did everything to to annoy. By Munich, their resume and The physical aspect of their games. And played them in contract that was the only solution for them to be hopeful for better better school. By Munich manage to do everything well for them and and ensured that. They definitely for me the the favorite now and we've talked about maybe after the other segment, it's. Something to to. Four four. Fulbari. Essential. In. The in the perspective of that final, because by monique was very weak at some point defensively, it's really open started this game and it's fair to say, isn't it Ali before mabry scored? It could could've been to. It could've been any this should have been and so really got to see US putting together a game plan for Leon coming into this game and to match you think okay if we can force a turnover an intimate sale and then with one past week in getting behind, we can get the pine behind Doku accompanied by then maybe we get ourselves goal and we make this game a whole lot different a lot more complicated for buying Munich and that's exactly what Happened it's a turnover by the gun, but now it's a through ball in the pie gets around among annoy open goal unable to score and thinking. Okay. Maybe that was a chance. Maybe that was their opportunity. This is what could have changed the game for Leon, but it wasn't just that chance is tall can be had couple more himself where the one in which he somehow goes through the talented gets up left-footed everything to shoot at hits at the post. And its second slater than that. You see every kind of say. All right. Well, you guys miss your chance. We're not gonNA Miss Hours, and here we go. It's all about our talent and what we can do in the attack in half by immunity took over from there but I agree with frank in the sense that you look at via Munich and how vulnerable and file they look sometimes defensively that in that very transition I think Leon looked at it and Say Wait a minute. If we attack the steam, we're GONNA, create chances and in doing so they got themselves a little bit straight down when they got stretch. Then all of a sudden transition going the other way average scores one, and then things just of opened up, and then of course, the second one again on transition down the left hand side, and then from there, it was all over for Leon and by Mimic what were underway how good was that go from? Craig. Yeah I mean he's a special player now isn't it? I mean let's be quite Frank Burrup. You know three or four years ago he wasn't and his career looked zeph it wasn't really happening anywhere an unfair play. You know he's the guy that tell them to around. You know we can take people on and field you can change your core cheese, you can do ever played himself. has turned on his head and and he's just a huge threat. No. Way that it took the goal in terms of the touch how he inside. There was always two or three defenders around him, and then he just made half nothing more halfway yard. Rifle and the top corner is you started so much. These gave confidence. Experience and played such good players around him and he's he's you know as. You ask the coach he's when he was playing back in. England you know ask no online at West Brom really was a player going nowhere not. Far From Levin Dolph Ski who has the first name on the Bion team sheet this guy is not far behind. That's an amazing. At how does this happen? How does he change around so quickly? While I think Sarandon's have to do a lot with it and I am the expectations that are generated by the people around you and when you have a train environment or by Munich where everybody's expected to perform at a high level at all times and when the only expectation for you individually NFC group is you're GonNa win everything that you participate in. Then you'd better show up I think it demanded the best navarine. We have seen the very best of him. Now, this could have gone horribly wrong for him, and then whenever he was asked to give his best well, maybe that wasn't going to be good enough I by Munich and his career was gonna come to an end somewhere out without having achieved the things and now he has opened himself in terms of the chances that he has in front of the things that he can achieve. I think he got to a point in which he needed to answer the call he needed to be the player that. We all thought that he could have been on at, but we didn't see enough of it now that we see the full potential well, then it's it's it. You just have to SORTA asked the question asked to not only the individual players such whenever he had the you get to this point but to the training environment that he was part of before, that couldn't get this side of him. So yes, it is fair to go and ask the world's going on back there and I think you also have to recognize that via Munich have done a wonderful job of putting him in a position in which he can truly showcase his talent and you can. You also have to say to the player. He was a chance. Here's your opportunity take advantage of it and he has gone so such a good job of really showcasing what he is player this year of
The Champions League Is Back
"Was almost four months ago that the Champions League was halted back on March eleventh but now finally, Friday it is back in action for round of sixteen match of still to get sorted over the next couple of days a double header on Friday that includes you Bantus and Leone of course, the French side holding onto a one nil lead after the first leg Manchester City and Madrid. Meanwhile, they'll play in Manchester City holding a two one lead after their victory in Spain in the first, like for
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"What season for Jack Relish of Aston Villa eight goals and six assists in the Premier Li how the goal the basically kept bill up against West Ham all of that action has brought him plenty of attention including a link that arsenal might be the latest to focus their attention on release for more Dodd Shock, and Steve you're back with Donald Start with you from the players. Perspective is arsenal the right landing spot for Jack Relish. I think it's all about time and said. I don't think the full move. Bruno Financing Paul Pogba is probably swayed Ali to stick with those two behinds around. So time in on Jack side to someone on Monday night I don't think I think you'd be good sonnet Liverpool as well. and I think also would probably be at this present time but very good mood from of inset dot. It just depends on who else also bring because if they expect. To bring in Jacksonville between fourteen, forty, five million pounds and expect to get to the full it ain't GonNa Happen. So of jumped Jewish is a stepping stone in terms of right. We're GONNA attract better players in different positions. I sent Ralph's the a chance but I think the Jack would be a pretty good mood because full inside chocolate. What do you think? I totally agree isn't it? You look at it premier league table and you wonder where the drag release written I don't think he gets into these starting lineups. Talked to. As done rightly points out because Bruno Fernandes and Pogba adult they match united. Chelsea are overloaded in that position. outside of that, you think. He's e- either spruce or awesome. Maybe Spurs have that need that they haven't failed Simpson's Alex and laughed. Explicitly Message Suplicy requirements despite be on the books you see him as being a more natural kind of fit or replacement for poses position to it makes an awful lot of sense for for public. I'm predrag really where every talking prematurely clubs I'm not sure he's got that many options. Stevie Aston Villa reportedly holding out for eighty million pounds. Always good is good. Is it worth that much money to arsenal? Good is not. Worth a good though. And there's actually grown on me throat the season you know the beginning of the season I wasn't sure whether this guy was was just battling everybody else around and Villa made them look good. But by the end of the he convinced me he's a football player and I'm I'm pretty sure that I'll tattoo would like to play four, three three and I think Jack really shouldn't the muddle when the three would be great. So I think there should be a good move arouse Milan. Arsenal reportedly preparing a bid for meanwhile. Manchester. City have reportedly seen their bid accepted for Nathan. Of Four McDonald's I'll start with you here is Nathan a starter for Manchester City that level flawed as a squad player here. Not really scored planning if spring for fully million is to play. So Pepsi will ideas that already doesn't Fonsi Johnstone's it might be time for him to move on all Nicholas Amenity. I was still question again it's the same or not scenario really if Mansa found, say make the Nike come in and us. No disrespect to him because they needed a lot more is eager insight into a title maybe but not in my opinion, if you drop someone like Kuta Bali in that and then you sight to nick. On the knock you write us to fight after the next spot that all of a sudden Madison Satan would convince me on a long way to go into a tight again it's just nice to not key on the players that they're ill improved them. Talk. Liverpool's a whole new Mazda to and European folk as well. That's a big. Shock. How much would he improve Manchester City in your opinion? A lot in my opinion, listen with the exception of LaPorte mitten Akis better than the other center. City parochial have. So. So he comes in and he adds to it to that. Maybe he isn't deposited Johnston says but. A The criticisms around city defensively as that they have too many different does. Just worried about getting on and I'm not defending Aki ads in in that regard I very least whether city have is another players I. Guess Time will tell but it is certainly an improvement on mobile APP. Just. Just wanted to set very quick just wonder if it's Five let you to. You have to foot Ross laying in the same eleven announced the equivalent. Of Two rightful central for just wound up and Steve, you'll notice wonder about the balance if you ought loophole is a left-footer the Nathan Nike on not side on his weaker right foot I don't know if it works stevie. What do you think is the right fit for Manchester City. You know what? I don't care where the left right? Where got one leg to. Position Plus and. And you don't WanNa think of Nathan Cape. You. Can Argue is not had a good season will be born go relegated. When you think of Arkie, you think of a guy making last-ditch tackles slayton tackles. Being physical. And I'm not sure that's what you want. Your sent a bike to be. You want you set a bike to be cool and calm and and to be unnoticed you don't want to set by coming off being being the monitor the much covered because he's not slate all over the place and why is he sliding all over the place has he stopped position wrong or is it players around dome? So this this is a big question for me Yes. Arcade definitely better the what they have. Right now as far as options are concerned but. As you as the any better defensively. Against teams that are breaking. Against Manchester City I'm not sure. So this is a big question mark and you also got you say mon- Sissies Record of sailing. Proper, sent a box is not particularly good..
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Final plus potential big transfer news involving arsenal and Manchester City we start though with the promotion playoffs in the championship semi-final second-leg between Fulham and Cardiff. City full and fall two to one but thanks to A. Two. Nil Victory in the first leg, they are through to the promotion playoff final where they will face. Brentford at Wembley. Next Tuesday for the last spot in next year's Premier League for more we're joined by Don Hutchison shock his lap stevie nickel download full and got the job done just about. But not exactly an advert for the aesthetic quality of the championship today wasn't. No it was a little bit of a grind dot seen that scully pockets team all season. So Kudos to him by we'll have these plans grind informed because there are goodful inside seventy finals always audible. The best to you plays on the pitchers Boubacar. Kamara. When he came off the bench, he was terrific from Iran channels was powerfully look good, Yeltsin? Some good shelf site by the goalkeeper until Kanye midfield he was called me was you know it possession? He didn't bro She picked these positive slowed the game down and apart from two long throws from Wimbledon mean called if it was like watching. The nineteen ninety they. Throw. Full I wouldn't say comfortable but I played in these games I played in the semifinals. It's all about getting to the funding. Shock full and had a comfortable lead. Would you make of their performance today? I told will awfully in all honesty and understand don't Creighton for granted results but you to walk around Hulu at no point I thought when I'm looked at all comfortable look like they thought, they were the event of the two teams. I had to survive some some pretty hairy moments themselves. Let's I know they had chances in the upright themselves but. Looking for a team with confidence at home come in to the the second leg in poor position for them just didn't seem to know what to do. Stevie were hammering full and here they did by the way advanced and we'd be giving them a little more credit. Well I guess we should because they won the game that's what it's all. Then this results in the got themselves in the final as a football much. Clearly, there was only one football team on the park albeit film didn't show is much of of the the kind of football they complete certainly the last few years. But by file with the football, team. Cardiff. Actually played less football in this game than they did with US team that would into pregnant leak So it was the right result the right team won the best team won. A good game and the final. Don Brentford Fulham next Tuesday based on what we've seen who to give the edge to. I think on what we've seen I think it's a fifty fifty game Two teams will try and play football in really impressed. All season with Thomas, frank's read the play unusual style of football players, moneyball type system off the ball, the gosport director, the got into a brand new stadium they play like a real high press, its energy all over the pitch only walk inches their superstar strike around front is terrific Ben Rom who plays off the left you can also plays so number. Ten, he's a very gifted, well what finals under the plate in in jump ship playoff finals it is the best team that sells the best wins the game full of my top Mitch. He wasn't available tonight he had an injury so that didn't WanNa risk him and he's a big playoff of can get him fit over lean towards Fulham only just shocking based on what we saw against Fulham in the semifinals. Do you think they'll need to be better to get done against Brentford? Absolutely, there have a whole lot better. The only reason they they really finances because of poor Cardiff. And don't listen. In. Playoff finals are movie places but I thought you show Brentford had their their newbie movements. against. That stupid and Bosley and then they got together. I like in the second leg. Excuse me. After after disappointments of of during away the final two games of the season. And I still think that. On playing with kind of confidence, you would expect or hope to I'm I'm I'm leaving Brentford. Stevie Brentford the favourite for you. Yeah I'M GONNA. Go with Brentford Yelich a lake the way they go about things later chewed dome. He's talking about the manages children clearly as it goes onto the players I think they just look physically bigger and stronger as well. Film filling crumbled the London the the physical. Attack the cow, the throughout them and Brent for that thank can be physical as well. So yes, I definitely think Brentford other favorites. Championship playoff final Brentford and of August four th that's next. Tuesday not the final coming up FA Cup final on Saturday Christian Pulisic features figures to feature as Chelsea and Arsenal all set to square off. Pulisic sat down for an exclusive interview with ESPN. FC Here's what he had to say. Now being credible without this year's gone. UPS and downs. There's no better way to finish off the win the winning a trophy, the guys. You know had something that that's something that we really want the obviously that was just another thing just remember from my first year box it out any credible achievement. So we all in a strong. Hardiman. We'll get your predictions on just a second but Don I'll start with you on politic himself. He's been in and out of the starting lineup he's gotTa start this match, right? One hundred percent. Not to problem, it's not even a debate I. Think a few months ago. Frank wasn't she'll. But the finish to the season as shown every Chelsea why they spent so much money on. The hassle of loss was massive Chelsea, but never really had that much another when games tight, you could give someone the ball and can take three four players on his Co. clubs controls excellent. He's quick as well over ten fifteen, twenty odds, and now we start to have the end product. So I'm guessing when Franck picking these team Krisha put simple be number one in the Eleventh Stevia was watching old extra times yesterday. There's one where you pick mason mount over Christian Pulisic I. Wonder if that's still your choice, and if you think we'll see politic in lamp eleven on Saturday. I'm going to assume we're going back to before the before the stoppage, right? Because, there's no question since the since the RESTA- Politics been their best player and did you just say no, there it was after the restart it was after the restart stevie believe it or no all older. Let me guess after the Folks Game Man Yeah it was pretty early it was pretty early after the restock didn't go see you do a down Thomas again. You argue you can't argue the publicity absolutely is on the team sheet. For this called final. Shock how do you explain what we've seen from Christian Pulisic in the last month or so? I can't I be really honest to be I simply can't..
Have Man United Improved Under Solskjaer?
"Craig and frank with US Craig. What happens to you and I said? Well first and foremost. Why it can play in the chat league, because the Court of Arbitration for sport overwhelmed ruling. Now you go! We went into the intricacies and say. Think well I don't think anybody's really interested in the factors that can play. So, annual. Mean Franken segments. I'm no bottle. Convenient if you like no right I. I thought. Were good for the point. You know we know. Got The call. But he started so sloppily and I was. I was really impressed. Foster fifteen twenty minutes walk. Ralph has say that with what he's working with with the budget with the place called the way the press. They really pasta, and they were good for the lead. Listen to to Sucker Punch of two or three minutes reunited with some quality. We saw Paul Pogba Leon needing a kick up these box me sleeping possession a couple of times I've got caught for one of the goals. I thought I thought they kept plugging up to know a strong that the star. The strong finish all be inactive down. To ten men with the head injury to two young Williams wasn't ideal, but it couldn't defend the call now. And so therefore, we were not deserving island thing of taking all three points at home this. Is Craig mentioned once. You've got those two goals united. Franco well that's done and dusted united going to go on and win this game. Yeah True I. Think it was the end of the story and. Was quite unfortunately for Saas on, because seeing the the hard work, they made no and the they went through to maybe try to get at least. Withdraw off time. They were two, two, two, two, one at halftime and I think when mentioned decided to finally play the should that they were better than the saints for the second half same problem. Still Sloppy and at the end of the day you know. You always have the risks to to see the. Getting goal, and then seeing you getting outside the stadium withdraw and these up very unfortunately, because we didn't got injured the play ten against eleven the last. Let's say seven eight minutes and kick, but you have to be strong. You have to your more experience. You WanNA reach the chimpanzee next season. You shouldn't consider goal on the corner. Kick if you want to if you want. Everybody thinks that's going to deserve to be in the chimpanzee. That's really two points relaxed stupidly from from Manchester United at the of the game. Done seems to be a law. People recently have gone tidal wave of all souls Lavin. And whilst they have. IMPROVED THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT The Bar was extremely low. There's an argument to be, said the F. as hotter manager, they might have already knew Detroit for and be in possession of trying to chase teams down. Let let me just give you some facts off. The back of the the lockdown. Enough talked this. They've only had one team. That's not in the bottom half of the league, and that Sheffield United today interest and start from. Leslie the Skykomish who's on the feed calms tonight with Jim Bergman. He said we must remember. Prior to this game. Points return and Premier League history on Chop without the fifty four points behind Liverpool. Last year, they finished two points behind the league champions. Manchester City some point out to me Ho this is a superb progression under only gonNa Solska, and as I said, some of the footballs been better, but we must, we must remember the V. could have been in the top four nil dawn with that scored hide behind the manager in charge, not setting fair four points behind Liverpool and scrambling around to get results against teams in the bottom half. The League that that's that's not opinion. That's fact you've got Kim credit for what he's done over the last few months early, Craig. But in a league season is over a few months that don't don't think the twitter crowed. A league season he's been in there. Before Christmas the year before you had the January transfer window at the summer transfer window. His second year in the job. We're talking about a full season. They are fifty four points of the league leaders. That's more than they. We're off Manchester City when the championship last season and I repeat the second points return and their premier league history to this before the game tonight. Tell me why it's a reason to be separate cited above Manchester. United I would be concerned that with him at the helm right with the hail golsby be able to negate the amount of points next seasonal decision after that. That does worry I would have United Fund not coming up here. All this is the greatest thing ever look at the results forgetting looking league table. Look at five bucks look at previous seasons. This is the worst they've been. In the last Chris Seasons in terms of the gap, even before source was the job marina wasn't that far behind on goal wasn't as far behind. That's factual.
"manchester city" Discussed on Today in Focus
"David. Is You a for taking a risk in bringing this action against such a big club mean? It's going to deny funds. Some of the best players in the Champions League. Uefa is taking a big risk. Ua for themselves did a settlement with city. Twenty fourteen. They they didn't want to bounce it even the Champions League at that time so I'm sure that it's a huge headache and a confrontation with a major club. That's now being escalated to the Court of Arbitration for sport which they can live without because the people at UEFA don't get up in the morning wanting to ban clips from the Champions League especially clubs that have got some of the best players in your plane for them. Manchester City have got some of the best players and they've enjoyed so much success on the pitch in the past few years but if this judgment is up House. They're going to be big questions of how they financed all. What does all this say about the role of money in the game today? A lot of people who don't know too much about football who'd be listening to this must think is just extraordinary that the sport that we used to call the people's gain is just so wealthy now and that our clubs which you know were community institutions much city like many clubs in in. Britain was originally formed as a church team. You know in Victorian Manchester to provide something wholesome for the lads to do an errand in deprived area and for these clubs as we still call them to be businesses that get taken over by Gulf state entrusts. Obviously this episodes is bringing into focus. You know the scale of the spending that was done by shake Mansour and the Dhabi hierarchy around him to transform what people used to think covers. The noisy neighbors saw the neighborhood Manchester Club into the elite. Obviously there's a focus on that but UEFA would say we brought these rules into encourage clubs to be sustainable in this era of financial boom. And if you break the rules than there are sanctions that apply David. Thank you thank you..
"manchester city" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Dot began a really successful time for the club and they went onto win the league three more times and it was just before that first big win. The new financial rules were introduced into the game. What were they UEFA? Which is European football's governing body? That runs the Champions League. They introduced financial fab. Play in twenty ten to twenty eleven and it was a major governance reform. European football was going through the greatest financial boom that it ever had in its history principally because of pay television but the majority of clubs in Europe including in the Premier League were making losses and many of them were falling into financial difficulties. So what they came up with was actually quite basic. Which is clubs should live. Within their means. They shouldn't be overspending on players wages and making huge losses that are bankrolled by owner because in most cases the owner will end up having limited finances and at some point as happened with mance to city with Toxins Shinwatra. The money runs out but the club is still saddled with all the wages and that's what leads to financial crisis so they sat actually quite strict limits on the losses that clubs could make and the Premier League introduced its own financial fair. Play rules in twenty thirteen and it's transform the finances of primarily clubs because they go from overspending on players wages making losses the overall picture in Europe now is a financial sustainability and Prophet and twenty fourteen massively breached these new rules by making a big loss than they were allowed to when it was assessed in two thousand fourteen cities recorded deficit was a hundred eighteen million euros. You could make maximum deficit of forty five million euros so they could have been banned from the Champions League at that point and UEFA could have been very very hard on them but instead they did a settlement with city and they basically said if you agree not to take some prize money to limit your squad to assert number and also not increase your a couple of sponsorships from Abu Dhabi which seem to be too high than actually it's fine. We're not going to sanction you in any way on city talk that settlement bet gooding lay moved on because they became so successful and competed in the Champions League. After that you actually make so much money from being successful in football from being on television a lot from playing in the Champions League from all the big matches that you hosting that then the finances the money started to come in much more and city started to turn it round to actually become close to breaking even and then they actually started making profits. They weren't under real threat of breaching F F pay after that. It's all things on and off the pitch at Man City but then this big moment happens in one thousand eighteen. Yes so actually came. As a huge shock out of the blue in November twenty eighteen. The German magazine Spiegel had what they called leaks of internal Manchester City emails and actually internally males of UFO's and of other football clubs and organizations which city absolutely defiantly said were hacks that emails had been hacked. And what they most explosively suggested was fat city sponsorships in particular from the Abu Dhabi State Airline. At which is the main sponsor of Manchester City that the money was not actually coming from ETA hat and that what the emails suggested was that. Shakhman saw himself was funding. The bulk of the AD sponsorship. And why would these leaks? Quite so explosive so the level of that sponsorship with tyrod which now sponsors the stadium. So it's actually called the stadium. They wear the etiquette name on their shirts and it also sponsors the campus the academy was sixty seven and a half million pounds so if statement saw as one of the documents showed was actually see paying fifty nine point five million of that sponsorship an attitude was only putting in eight. Then there's two issues number one. The owner is putting in vastly more money. Van was realized but the crucial issue is. It's a question of trust. So city had been overstating the amount of sponsorship getting from atty hot and according to UEFA club had misled them about how they are being financed then just over a week ago. We found out what the punishment for this was. Manchester City have been banned from the Champions League for the next seasons. Lot happen raking so the Valentine's Day gift from UEFA to Muncie city walls to find them guilty of a very serious breach of financial fair play regulations for overstating their sponsorships and have given them pretty much the maximum penalty which anyone really thought city would would face and is a two year ban from the Champions League. Plus thirty million euro fine and that is a major major body blow to the modern months to city the Abu Dhabi Project Manchester City In just about every way initially monster city were furious about this saying that the process was flawed and then last Wednesday the clubs. Ceo Farrand Serena speaking video on their website. The most important thing I have to say today is that the allegations are not true. They're simply not and in terms of the ONA. Put money into the football club via sponsorships. The owner has not put money in this club. The has not been properly declared they've sat. We've got irrefutable evidence. We've got a comprehensive body of evidence that shows these charges Valid. But they've also very much on the attack against you for in its processes essentially accused these people these panels of being biased and of not being impartial and of prejudging it from the very beginning that they were always going to find city guilty am and part of the email leaks was internally males within the club That showed how hostile and confrontational. They actually were to UEFA. Even when we going through the financial fair play process and there were threatening to sue for over just financial fair play itself like try to get financial fair play ruled to be illegal or against European law. I'm what about the fans what they said? It's always hard to generalize about supporters. Because you know there were tens of thousands of supporters city. Supporters generally been very much on board with the new onus BBC five. Live I believe in my cloak and say I'm hopeful that we will over over to. It's very on just the munch finds utilize who are not the day shift is. We'll tell you where we've been on where we are now being banned for two seasons honestly during you make it four seasons mom. It's been fantastic football for people to watch. This is in general a great sense of loyalty towards the ownership and in general a hostility to to be honest to the concept of financial fair play. It's been portrayed as as if it was a plot by the elite. Stop this kind of spending to stop a clock city coming to challenge. How bad is this for a club like Manchester City to be banned from the Champions League? At what does this mean? It's it's a huge body blow to city and I think he can break down the ways in which in which he is and in some ways I mean the financial hit is actually really really high because the they make around more than eighteen million pounds a year from being in the Champions League because you got huge television money from UEFA plus you have the big games that you host. But that's almost the least of it. It's a huge blow to their state thirst and what they've built since Shakhman souls takeover. They've expertly worked on their image as well while being owners of Munster city not to be seen as know a flash Gulf country just spending silly money on players but to be seen as responsible investors and owners and doing all the work in the communities could plas- leave as well definitely. There are at risk of players leaving the risk of the manager. Leaving I mean the manager Pat Guardiola. He a sad that he will be staying at Manchester City. Two hours two hundred percent more than ever but for the players. I mean their reason for being at Manchester City is yes. Obviously they get paid incredibly well but playing. Football is still a short career and two years out of the Champions League. Not For reasons on the field that you didn't qualify but for some you know something not the hierarchy is done. That's come as a sanction from UEFA and then you don't get to play in the Champions League for two years. Is there any potential for the club to be able to appeal? This could the Bombay returned city of said absolutely that they're going to do that. They're going to appeal. And so we now wait and see when that's going to happen and what the outcome of that is going to be.
"manchester city" Discussed on Today in Focus
"When I was growing Manchester in the seventies monster city. I mentioned knighted. Were actually equally. Scott Speaks and successful clubs Manchester City to kick off blues against the reds. The Blues attacking after the late seventies city became this kind of hapless. Club were relegated. The company's collapse years ago of misfortune happened to them and we have the return of very famous center. Forward who played for city called Francis? Ley who came back to take over the club in nineteen ninety four and he coined a phrase that said if there were cups for caucus city would have a trophy cabinet full of them. They had more allegations in the nineties on van they actually went down to the third tier of English football for the first time ever in the history and they were down now with some. You know very small clubs famously. They were only promoted through the playoff final. After an equaliser was schooled in something like the fourth minute of injury time against Gillingham. That was a real ton of watershed a sense that Ghana's Lowe's they could go so as they head into the teeth thousands. What was reputation like across football? I mean I think the people had quite an amiable view of city is the kind of Real Manchester Club that was so different from united and then city up this huge. Look this huge good fortune. That happened to them. Where Monster City Council it bid to host the Commonwealth Games in two thousand and two and to make the stadium sustainable afterward and not be a white elephant. It was designed to convert to be a football ground and obviously mentioned Knighted Harvest Stadium Old Trafford. That seats seventy six thousand people so city even though even though they're in the third tier at the time that the negotiations started was still natural tenant to occupy the stadium. Welcome to suck in IOT on an historic evening for Manchester City Football Club that I ever competitive fixture at their brand new city of Manchester Stadium promote the Premier League in two thousand and two so by the time they occupied the new stadium in two thousand and three they were back in the premier league. And they've not been relegated since then he really change the mindset the club so yeah it's hooked them out of the old ground at Maine Road which was much beloved by the supporters. But I'd also been the home of the ups and downs of the last twenty five years or so and yeah I would say that launch into view that they could now become a solid primarily competitor but even after that things still didn't go smoothly They had local owners and they found the stay. Couldn't really keep financing the club as they wanted to and in two thousand seven city were taken over by this controversial character called Taksin Shinawatra who was actually the ousted. Prime Minister of Thailand. Who had been ousted in a military coup in Thailand and to be honest? That was a point. Where if you were in Manchester City Fan of a certain age? And you've grown up in the nineteen seventies with the local ownership. The the you know the British team it just seemed like the ownership of football clubs in England was becoming quite surreal. At that point it does sound like quite an unusual choice. What happened to him? Toxin not only had a somewhat dubious human rights record for money been the rule in Thailand. But he was also being accused of corruption by the new military government. He only lasted one year. And towards the end of the year his assets were frozen. He was prosecuted corruption and actually became a fugitive from justice with more than one hundred hundred billion dollars of assets frozen by the Thai courts. There's doubt Dr Tax in Canal four to play at the painfully expensive high end community football again. They had a huge stroke of incredible fortune. The Abu Dhabi United Group for Development and investment say they've booked Taksin Shinawatra Cher of the club shade sort of Abu Dhabi. A member of the ruling family and Abu Dhabi was looking to buy a football club at that time city fell into crisis at that time and he bought Manchester City at this point. Just the city had just finished ninth in the Premier League impacted. The new owners have on the club. One thing which they did literally the day they took over which they actually said was a statement of intent. I mean I don't think the takeover was even actually completed and they signed the Brazilian international player Rubio. I hope to show you my best football. I'm bring lots of joy to for thirty two million pounds Mr Thaksin and the Abu Dhabi group either made a lot of effort to bring me here and then when we got to the summer of twenty ten. They signed your tour. The great great midfield player may sign w Silva WHO's turned out to be one of the greatest players ever to play to city Spanish international and then the following summer in July. Two thousand eleven. They signed the Argentinian striker. Sergio Guerra pecan forgot. How much money. They were spending. The Gweru wasn't that famous in this country at that time but they still paid thirty eight million pounds for him. These huge changes mound city man. They were able to start competing with clubs like Manchester United in Oslo at the top of the Premier League. And then we've got the two thousand eleven twenty twelve season. What happened then when they are fake. Open twenty eleven and it was the first trophy first major trophy that they'd won since nineteen seventy six so thirty five years on the had their ups and downs in not season. Twenty seven twenty twelve and then very very famously. Almost like became an iconic moment in the premier league. They played Queens Park Rangers. Actually Rin dangerous getting relegated in the final game of the season which would have won the league but instead of winning easily they were actually losing right into the ninetieth minute the end of the game. They scored an equaliser already into injury time. And then in something like the Ninety Fourth Minimum schooled dramatic winner at the very very end of the game went wheeling off his shirt over his head. I have one in. The stadium went absolutely mad and I mean people instantly burst into tears. There were city funds of a certain age. Who Literally started crying the minute. That goal and it was very very emotional. He pulled obviously look at the money. People sat well just bought the league. They've done this by having an owner from country in the Gulf. Don't have not grown in the way that football clubs used to and that is true but equally football support is a family culture. It's part of people's lives. I mean I I went to that gain basically as a reporter and there was one guy that at known over the years and He always went to the game with his DOT is. That was that and he said he outcomes to now and he was definitely coming to the end of his life and they just wanted to be a game together city. We're going to actually win the league and you know so what it actually means to people is woven into people's lives into people's family lives into people's censor themselves into people's sense of weather from the center of home even with all the money and modern football and how it's structured it was a really remarkable victory landmark in the in the history of.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Thank you very much for your contributions to the show. When we returned some final thoughts as we look ahead to next summer's European championships fight? Welcome back just a few minutes left for us to wrap up what has been the draw show for the two thousand and twenty European Championship guys. We've got twenty of the twenty four teams not everybody but Maybe some final thoughts Craig on what well you know oaks my own group Air Force. The Germany imports go but ultimately probably Oh ah get through Italy and Belgium. I think we'll be happy to go is will the Netherlands England. Maybe not quite so much in terms of WHO's in their group and Spain. Ob Particularly I. I think we're going to have a great tournament. Ultimately the shakeup will come down when it gets the Noko I think the group stages will pretty much take kid themselves might be a couple of anomalies but I was against the stages. This is going to become really exciting as negative ads. We were at the beginning of the show that was about the draw in how they set up the draw. It has nothing to do with the tournament. I'm extremely interested to see how the tournament plays out with all those teams and how those all of a sudden now in a group stage of a major tournament other teams are playing away games. And how does that play an impact on that I also think we have to reiterate the last time and it was the first time the European the championships were at twenty. Four teams. Third Place team won the tournament. I keep an eye on that group F. Whoever that third place team may have an easier road and getting through stuff and may have a home game but I think this tournament from the draw is set up better than wasn't I mean for me? I'm looking at the monitors. You Know Roberto. Ah Montana's must be under severe pressure to try and get this golden generation. Finally over the line he's got the experienced management has. How's the players There's no excuse for them not to do it. You'd think dee dee sharp suffer no World Cup and the bank would have money in the bank with the fringe public but it does. It's not so much pressure. The fringe on their team the favorites and they will need to perform. And then you look like Germany who we talked about initial so you'll love. The coach cannot get over another debacle and keep his job. So there's lots of these big court. She's coming in with a huge pressure on the shoulders for different reasons but ultimately we'll be looking at one of these guys wedding they might be one or two storylines along the way but hopefully the one of the big nations that takes us. Maybe the last time in a major tournament we see Cristiano Renaldo playing at a higher level. Because I'd be shocked if he's at the level that he's at in two thousand sixteen in the next World Cup Because does it does and twenty twenty two absolutely Rinaldo says I'm he goes then as we know he's fit. He says he's fit he's fit and I'm in the scored but Mother Nature takes its toll. And here's picking up more engines. Very factor is still going two major tournaments with Portugal. And the fact. He's got over one hundred and sixty caps for his country as testament to a guy who through thick and thin and tons up and good and bad and tries to perform his country and you could Adopt Cup for thirty four years old and he was literally one of the guys that got him into this tournament. Awesome great efforts Layton qualifying. Here's the key dates before we get out of here again. March twenty six to the thirty first will be the playoffs where the sixteen teams that are still alive for. Those four.
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"Everyone loves story and everyone does. I doubt thank you. We appreciate it very much. When we return on the other side John Champion wrong August down and bring down the three remaining groups for next year old? I got the welcome John. Champion back into the studios here a few more groups together. We are just minutes removing. Not only reason it's been negatively by Mr Negative here for time to reflect. Well if anyone knows about negative all right so we left off groupie. Let's start with group. C that's the group that we played in Amsterdam Westerdam's and Bucharest Ukraine. Actually Pot. One team out of this group. They'll be joined by the Netherlands Austria and then the play off the winner one the incomplete groups here but boy the Dutch. You gotta be feeling pretty good. No John I think you've got to be really good about that. I mean that that group to me plays out in a reasonably straightforward fashion which the the Netherlands Ukraine runners up and the the other two sites and that probably get enough points off the other two to be one of the best third place teams. So I think Australia it really up against that. They've got a couple of talented Alber now. Now to bitch not enough though. I think to threaten the to meet with Austria. They had this very similar going into the euros in France Johnson. Two Thousand Sixteen the other great wrec the qualification into the disaster So again we talked to the foster Groupie groupie group see. I think he'll looking at the favorites in the Netherlands will be pretty happy with what the goal I think. This team is interesting for me primarily because like Italy we. I don't know if they're real yet. Do we well. I you know all the like him but I think rural women's team these managerial roll. Well there to have good young players coming through Obviously I have been champions. League final Semifinal is dead so obviously not been Hob Bob. We'll go beat Germany and Japanese. The best team at the moment but the German and the qualification for your ticket who is going to school the goals and it tastes as we alluded to other. It's going to be a fair way to go some feel particularly.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"To be fantastic fun that group telling me you're opening sense when you look at that group. How are you slotting those teams one two three? Who's your favorite My favorite is France. But when I look at it and it's hard for me to say group at death twin four third-placed teams always going to be one eight assume it is and I go back to two thousand and sixteen group. F was the exact same thing determined. The most difficult group going growing in. Portugal didn't win a single game. They end up winning the European Championship. So I look at it and say yeah while. Portugal has only beaten France one side of the last ten then in Germany having beaten France since two thousand fourteen. I assumed whoever's GonNa Finish third and this is going to get through so while we do say it's a group of death. I look at it and say because for the sixth third place teams going through. I think that takes away from this group more so than in years past. When we'd say Oh wait a minute? One of these teams isn't going through. I love when the director later on site co two. The three manages love they show and Santos underworld set and smiling going. This is a nightmare nightmare because I think the biggest pressure is going to be Yogi. Love the German manager because of the lack of momentum they hide from the World Cup will they would've debacle. This big changes Angie's there in terms of the playing staff experienced players have gone. Did that pick up some momentum. during the qualification process will play better but are finally France against Damn. I also plan Portugal. Portugal or one Lewis. AIDS are so difficult to play against plus a sprinkling of Stardust August with Yang Zhou Felix. A big story for them Mojo for as we're not going to be by the time the tournament comes around. 'cause he's he's met there is no. It's not easy. Cutting injury event is as we speak but ultimately that's GonNa be the headline grip but after Germany.
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"Your three points clear at the top of the League after a two one. Victory Away Against Alabama's is an early on Saturday. But of course the big game in Spain tomorrow in Madrid Athleti taking on tasks for more than that I said from Gap Antoine makes his return to the Wanda Metropolitano returned to his old club. Athletico Madrid obviously Graffman down the colors of Barcelona and they'll be looking for points to keep up with round Madrid. Who won on Saturday it's funny. When you think about it in some ways you wonder whether I wish we were still there and perhaps wished he was still at the one metropolitan because he's had a tough time of it For Barcelona this season really all of Barcelona. Barcelona haven't played particularly well. They do have some injury still Both fullbacks and Jordi Alba was Monday. Also out which makes things pretty easy for a nest of whether we're going to see that front. Three of Grease Mint Suarez a messy which seems to click only intermittently. I'm backing ready to go and and sneak the win over over Barcelona Barcelona for me still up and down. I liked him in mid week. but I let the at home in some ways as if they drop points here. I think they're mentally at least if not mathematically saying goodbye to the league title and goodness mean we're still at the beginning of December number wage. Wurley for that. Thanks guys. Well let's see what actually goes against the stats. Bossa haven't lost away against Athleti since the two thousand and ten and in a League of evidence against them in eighteen games. Steve you can stop so The gunman either. I'm GONNA miss e I mean messy break. No settlers during the week was absolutely sensational and partnership with Suarez Arrays. I mean I don't see any defense on the planet right now. If the two of them Moraga overnight been able to deal with it. So I like to defy the athletic goals in the NBA score many goals the school one in five of the last six games so I I don't I don't see I don't see all of course we'll be leaving the show tomorrow. Be Sure to join your off on you Stephen However Craig Burley will be joining. CBS give his reaction to that. Big Game.
"manchester city" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Have eleven point lead at the top of the table. Steve Nikko. It's over isn't it. In what could a C that means. It's not over. Brits just a little his breath offer I mean it really is the fact the in fact. mathematically it's over about the magically as well because it's a fact that's a fine filigree without soclean dot means is not over but let's be honest they would have to be some uh-huh some incredible problem at Liverpool. They've lost one game in almost a season. A half and the gut you lose four between the end ended the season and everybody else has to win. It seems almost impossible for the chase in park. If a madden look it was a mad watching the game because you could just feel the tension anfield seeping through overseas especially in Alison got sent off during comes on makes that mistake always leaves lease the two two yet again. We're in a situation. Where may we're picking hose regarding livable considering how well they've thought it but it's another game without clean sheen? Yeah I mean something not quite right then we have to point owed so yet may seem considering will the hour our an elite. They'll picking holes but the fact is that you know defensively. The wish aware last season and I think as far as scoring goals and create and clear chances. I think the behind what they've been doing previously as well so it just kinda tells you how good they are we can set hugh. Don't honestly see well. It can be better and it can be better up. The fact is is there right now. Are we bail anybody else. Even with those small small holes it were picking say defensively. I mean this. Today's a great example of what the problem has been for me since the start of the season when you are playing in the Premier League and away from home pretty much scored three goals to make sure you get three points. You can't keep doing that. He come and you go in you castle and you get to an end up with a point because you can't defend and you can't defend because you won't play the defense you have and the lakes of autumn Andy Play in central midfield that in founding dean you at the bike who who doesn't don't give silly goals away but it makes mistakes. The free kick that led to the equalizing goal is as has an experienced experienced in my opinion as I sailed back. You know some folded he can get away with in the middle of the park. You can get a we without twenty five fifty hours for you. Go Celena today. We're GONNA finish second. I think so you know I am thinking well the whole season. I said less than what I'M GONNA win the Premier League and they just get going and going and gone but you know I find that I find it hard to believe that they're going to do the same between now and men and city I did share. That goes out the score. Three goals but capable of DNA. You know the cutest three today Bernardi Silva Djoussouf's for those chances. I sterling had one rates at the end so they could have had five. No question bought the days when you don't take those chances because you can't defend the bikes actually the buck. Save big surprise then city couldn't get the win away against new call so you could argue the biggest surprise though at Stamford Bridge Chelsea. Great runner form take on Western westbound side of looked terrible of late. Yes West time. We got the win. You don't surprise considering what we thought leading up to the Game I. I said that couldn't find a positive for West Ham because they hadn't shown anything they hadn't shown the defend there hasn't really shown that going forward the go to goals and the one thing that hasn't really shown was off eight and of course Chelsea upbringing swashbuckling. But have them watch the game and thinking voted no westbound get a free week. It's a London. Darby is a great opportunity to show some spirit. Better Chelsea have to Champions League mid week and it was a crazy game at Valencia for the foster ninetieth up and down and autumn and not as a huge physical age that I think waste. How mahad going into this game? Plus the fact frank no understanding because chomping league because he he has to make changes he can't just keep fighting the same eleven so he leaves Conti Up. You know ends up how how many please you ru Explained Pedrosa Valley on Yeah so allied with a the physical the physical aspect over the they had to go through during the week. The changed the team. And then West Palm Komo ensures something Sean for most of the season and is just pure pew fight and desire and determination. I mean I'll always times baseball's in my opinion. What defenders that tells you that Chelsea? Well the well no. But they just didn't have the extra sting in the legs and couldn't produce it when I when I- extra string extra thing is being applied by Tommy Abraham. The father sees them they just showed how much they are going to miss him. He needs to get back sooner rather than later. Obviously the most has genius of because we just utter well. Let's say if you don't have a proper backup to your strike and that was ever which seemed a strange thing to see. We're talking about a French international. A Guy Woke Up. Ah World Cup weather but is best. jrue assured he can put the ball in problem is he's not he's not planning. He's not kick the ball highly season. So you can expect him to step on the field and do with Tommy. Abraham's is being done because he's been a huge surprise to me. I didn't think he had the ability. But she'll far he's selling meetable mean well. How three wins three Josie Marina Spurs three cruising Zing? Boom if I could have got late one as well the Cruzan Cruzan for for maybe fifteen twenty minutes and as for me Spurs. Yeah three now up here but it could have been a couple known born with boomer thin fos half no question. I'm from me could have been a couple of goals all they had CIANCI's it opportunities but they didn't tell them and I think that's the biggest difference for these these two teams today you know. They've got daily hourly they've got. Ken didn't even school. You know the they've got who can funny things off because I think if bullman Bournemouth both had some finishes the game on a whole different plus if fact you see at three no beware crews. Yeah the foster until the second goal and and for me it it was an even game after that it was a spell went three. It was like well. Let's lay so then deficiencies that the shoulders particularly from the stop. This season defensively came back to your home. Just remind you of the Games are taking place tomorrow. And the Premier League some interesting encounters also also of course the first game in which is in charge away against Norwich city. Meanwhile Sheffield United.
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"They played one the last one yeah. I know i know th that's ah. I think in that there's there's exciting things that might happen in the future. Ben rogers interesting letter city how he might go next season but i think i would go gilgen club. No well just because of the jump perkasa the because the story because of the difference of the race because of the the way that this team is is is so balanced than it's been so powerful how often always at the game and found ways to win. Remember is different parts of the seasons change most centers position to try and get tactically kept going with the same players rotated may great <unk>. I think you know jump in from where they were to where they are right now and elevating the level of this club yoga club as a spectacular job kinda and i just one more in the going rough the nita's rob newcastle unite the different circumstances different manage aged team could be could be heading to jump ship so which begs the question of the rougher which is a really interesting question that we'll be. We'll be checking news every day to find out. It's contracts up with newcastle united. We'll go right and i think i definitely remember saying. I think it's going to be is not season. Does he have to put up with this every single season. It doesn't have to put up with it but you have the choice. I pink if newcastle cough convinced him off giving being claimed that they'll they'll they'll much ambition. He'll stay why it's a magnificent nissim football did if you can get fifty percent going to capacity is is better than most. They love him to the point where they sing his name aimo than any other player. You can tell you look the community looked at that global so important is shown that can keep team up is basically put the ball in my cashways cool. Give me a chance to compete with what he said and that's what was brilliantly phrase. He wants to give him. He's not asking the billions. Give him some money so we can improve the team and so they're not fighting what other clubs to you think that he might think you know. I'm i'm not gonna turn this contract down. I am tennis contracts and i would go to witch clubs the whether it's now whether it's maybe in six months or when something goes wrong which ones of the top six because i think like you said you cuss united is a massive club so anything underneath that he's not bothered so manchester united any india any moment of time in the future where that might that might have no for me not for me i don i just don't feel the fits for him and much night also football club if you need para hands with two years to give them time to whatever likely in the bridge bridge tottenham porch yes if i needed to be just i need something she'll say from. Do i know we'll play good football and keep keep things going. Rougher benches can be money showed chelsea went in. I was an interim guy on the police even go back to chelsea would no i think that's done so they didn't didn't mean to take to him did he because he's got a manchester city which isn't going to happen so there isn't there's not many places primarily khalil spe know what abbott evitable certainly deserves more than what he's getting from my casualty in <hes> we'll have to see how long goes so my friend twenty eighteen in twenty nine season. Please download that you will be showing up. Podcast review the show let us know what you think so and one of the tonci gracie's ever he's manchester city that finished top of the table and make it about tie wins and with the f._a. Cup still to comb it could be a first domestic treble the path and these men the council f._a. Cup party after next weekend's big fixture for now. Thanks for listening. I'm he's must oh together through. The two roby's good not me honest goodbye good night..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Polka people say lukaku people save marcus rush foot looks brilliant sometimes an enormous the dow so that's an issue that you know you'd say how i i guess he's got to decide who he thinks is capable of being consistent and who is best players are we we. We've talked about out in kushner funds. We're not talking about so liverpool liverpool. These been a culture created where you couldn't get away with that. Newgen club up system not working not play when we cannot deal with it. You couldn't get away without munches united you. Can i saw the second goal for cardiff today today. Defensive midfield players will walk in black. I mean not that. That's going to be tactics rope. That's nothing to do with that's to do. Who was what's inside you and if not rally you know all these whatever contracts you've got. You've got to start say we got. We got to go again. I gotta move you've they saw an empty installed rebuilding again and and that just goes full circle to the fact that they've spent. I think just short of a billion dollars since josiah marino left and we're now talkin rubio about huge clear alex sawyer zero six years yeah a billion dollars and now we're saying that mediocre full circle go back to the ownership to the people responsible for recruitment enough edward would and should never be getting to stage munched a and and luckily gonna solve show played against him new saw him a few times outside of football lovely guy tide of eighteen plus glories now tied of hearing about las glories. We've gotta start getting to go. What else should we the united. It's fun the cold front that he's shown trouser correa chevy's in twelve games that he could get much playing some of their kind of football the funds one. That's <hes> that's only shown drop-off. <hes> how much is the players just cannot enough fit or how much does the oregon social couldn't continue to inspire this group. You shut it today. We're back. I said to you before we were just doing a little kind of preview of each mogae said nah not much not much on this one and until you when he didn't correct but you certainly said nothing. This is back. It's a big game for much of only gonna social last game in charge. You las game this season. In charge of you not team failing failing failing just put in a good performance winning three or four on hill that doesn't make shit right everything but at least they people go away with the feeling in the mouth start thinking about what preseason is going to the moment mobile mansion mansion hearty mentioned auntie pick where they are. They finished. I'm them that's been say football all the time pre he. Season doesn't go so well. You don't do things go well. Listen you start the season ten games a gun usa in eleventh place. We we've seen all the time particularly from mid table teams the that we think are okay like born with maybe for this season that the great and then to agenda seasons drop-off chop off season after they start the same bright allows yeah it's hard to change that funk and united might be different because the money with some changes but we know from other examples of bringing in lots of places superclub takes time i just this is gonna take a long time as well so far away but somebody's got to take the patients the understanding to say a long term strategy. This isn't a quick fix. This isn't by three plays much not again. It ain't not man just mediocre the players you said right the ones that are not mediocre. Yeah wanna leave. Well these large proper not too happy. Talk you saying you would mongo go for another year because the contract triggered so not only is it gonna be hard to find really good players but the ones want want to go amassing issue in itself so so call blimey talk about a big job for manager as an inexperienced manager happy to be wise after event. Don't loot right well listen. We ain't got talent listeners from from day one..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Demand. It doesn't know the owner. It doesn't football if he doesn't know those go to get somebody else does know that he knows the commute the the but he knows he doesn't know the football so go and get the best foot while you can't. This is this is. This is a good friend of mine raw brighton a good friend of mine. I'm not gonna say his name but this is what he does. He restructured football clubs from the very top and he said to me. I don't like to work with chief executives or i have to work with the owner because the owner is the only guy the consi- insight chief executive run everything now sorry mate. We're going to change it to a football guy to a commercial guy. So you say not support ego if like it doesn't want to let go. He thinks he should he should he want. If i was ed wood and not listening to those boos chaffee i'm hearing would without getting immediate payment haven getting criticism. I do get around you. Find the best guy a months. You not only to work thing. I have no idea why i know i know aw but this guy who does it for career for a living all over by the way and different sports all over america as well very very experienced. You've been a high level clubbing as well. He said if the owner doesn't want it the chief execs in this case that we don't necessarily want <hes> dilute rose and make these decisions ona ona hood. Tell him that you would say he wouldn't wanna what with the ownership doesn't do if the owners on that involved because he doesn't look to me like the glazes also what your saying we go big problem here. We've got a big problem manchester united. If the ownership groupon taking around zone correct put the person isn't they put in charge doesn't know the football listen. This ship is not being led by would isn't it so he's saying khalil. Football teams real football teams. We might not have only social a permanent manager. That's real fulton's <hes> yeah. It's it's stunning. Let's swing it to the place. Yeah swimming should know how much of building john you know we. We weren't sure what this was capable off off with. A different managers and social goes in them like wow he go. This is what they're capable of and now they've they've totally totally foreign off. A cliff left yeah mediocre. Let me tell you the majority this group is mediocre and if you already know and josie uh-huh crazy because that's the way they could do it and being concede gold they sort of the biggest achievement looking back you'd have to say he was mediocre group of players who played for manchester united. What did you first of all i. It's it's it's extremely worrying that this team can up themselves to look amazing and then can be awful so you oh you know you're not finds talk to me about these. Places is the place for a conscious switch on one week and then just forget about the next week. We know the high profile guys that you could guys that you could point there on of course poor..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"The problems are bad results will surely find a winning way to at the end of the season that we heard the boos ring out the end of the game and i'm going to shock talks about. We're not good enough for sixth right now. That's not mine united well at the moment and i'm hearing about united what they should be and this is manchester united and all this stuff they call a work to do whether it's from the very top of the football club which i think the problems go to that situation with the glazes to at woodward to the manager now to the plays and they all take that little bit of blame but aren't you a you shocked rob how it went from really poor pneumonia to like wow this is this is more like this is what these players can due to like drop off a cliff. Stop playing while i'm when saul show came in and i think the reason why the job was he came in and i i think in in twelve games at one time in driven beaten any phase twelve the mind is little bit of what months that used to be and everybody. Everybody jumped onto this we all we play with a smile on the face but actually this group paint. Let me tell you exactly where thinking and and gave this little. Oh bethel last night depending on where we were before. They lose two nil home to call it of all teams. They're becoming less relevant snotty. You just said devote leagues. Go go awesome chelsea. Champions leagues go spurs in liverpool city when the tiles england munch not world. I mean the second second music. When you play school full. They'd be in the shield. You know when you got knocked out of the competition in very good. I mean my interest interesting onto. The moment need to understand where they are and i'm talking about. This is huge are looking to sell show. Let's deal. Let's say he lasted lasted three years and three years time it'll be ten years since much touted. When a tile we could be talking about united going back in the wilderness. If we don't care what happened to liverpool said it would in nineteen ninety two thousand nineteen season in liverpool hadn't won in thailand and how liverpool got back to the top almost the very top it could get top of european football the chimpanzee they win they go that rubio with a change of ownership <hes> <hes> with john henry fenway sports taking over and reorganizing restructuring a director of football made some appointments differ managers and they found the right gone on yoga club. The glazes have to take control of this club if <hes> if they're interested enough if their hands on enough and say you know what there's got to me too director two main guys a commercial guy football guy and it's as simple as that right now. They've got one guy doing both ed woodward remarkably. It'll be getting a device off different people. I'm sure maybe ferguson and would is making huge full boarding decisions and he's got no qualifications experience or try record to do that. Different manager appointments is okay. Do certain signings certain extensions a now of course jumping quickly to appoint oughta social rub when they didn't need to now now is the time end of season saying if if if if you haven't it'd be like now okay. This is a big job <hes> who are going to get ah because it's not going to be this guy too quick but i'm believer in. We all wear we all so you've got edward within this situation all the social in the money just job now well. How do we fix this. That's where we're out. Well you know edward with isn't just gonna walk away. Gonna sell say just become big places now. So what in what both people need men need help. All the social needs to write technical guy to start building you. You just said however liverpool liverpool liverpool. I'm gonna go back over one season. This has been emmy or full year progression yeah now mention. I have the same opportunity but always show. The people in charge can make those cool well. That's what i'm saying is that that's what i'm saying. The collect the glazers chango and get guy he can go and find the technical guy who can put the building blocks in process and they can start the prosise owner should demand..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Golden state golden glove because you clean sheets yeah to an unclean she so that that's great we know about defending players. We know about the business to bring an end any roberson alex trent agenda arnold of course as well. It's done a great job. <hes> on those plays up front. I mean that good ages. They're good ages to carry on so there's no question an incredible leap has has been made by liverpool football club with this manager now continuing the improvement process and for me rob. There are a whole new level. You know the whole club club. Now will take this as a benchmark this the way we train. This is the way we play you know. This is the energy the spirit can you you know i it will last and it was stay relevant that lift for football club that this team has got to a point where anybody coming in or younger players trying to get a first team. This is the level now that there are and and you know going forward next season. I have no reason to think they not going to be strong or even stronger. I think you might and in that little pools. Ah recent years were vying for fourth spot in the league and just make it china's a whole different. This is a title challenging gene outfit now should be over so so they could go back to being a four and just don't get the sense you you'd jump has meant that the top level now. I think you look at the group of players. I think one or two might go out rob. I think he might freshman alphabet and we see daniel storage. I think yeah there's talking about game last game today. Live paul marino the contracts are up to these plans could leave <hes> recruitment krugman been good a little high does he stay big cooled on a couple of that she kyrie we've seen in and out but just go into that next level. I think the it'll be backed by the owners. They'll get it and obviously they've got champions. League fulfill to look forward to as well yeah they have. I mean just looking back to defining moments and we mentioned a few few times today on the on the leroy sonny's golfer muncie. John referred when city beat liverpool at home. They needed to beat them. They were sevens hind lost that game that have been ten points behind. It's been a huge game and sanni schools that goal to inflict the first premier league loss for liverpool without that goal. If i won one one it's different win the league and they're they're invincible visible win the league probably a hundred points yeah when the lee yeah i it's just thus the difference <hes> back then when liverpool drew those couple of games rob yeah. We know how yeah you'd be lying. One loss all season lost souls those rules. We posted on our show like well. You know you don't win then yeah. It's a couple of those have been the different. It's it's such an achievement by this man. I think is managing beautifully. We should we just spend a moment because we we do give you know nothing on the saint louis on on our show we we give a pep guardiola plenty of praising and in terms of what's doin' club has a house how's singlehandedly his personality and seal all over this football club money's deep brilliantly presently when he asked you have to go with plays. He doesn't seems you'll have strong. Words and people know you said the allison thing. Maybe messing around a little bit with bulls. Don't live a mentioned donnacha beckett visit. There was the jim henderson one time when he took him off in one of the games and you went to shake henderson's on then did locked-in away and went sit down down and and called him back and put into him and now didn't initial cans and that's a money didn't make a big thing of of it because people were saying..
"manchester city" Discussed on The 2 Robbies
"Me. You and i think we were number said let's see let's see what happens again. Next time around one again being pushed to the very limits by liverpool but again but tobacco may have been on three times didn't win the trump say but which will can premier league era of teams that we've seen whether where we thank you well all this the question is is it the best ever team we've seen at a club side of england okay now i was of the thought i need to see more time another season which we see now a lot my argue and by the way this is not me so i think i think they are the best that the i i told you in fact tell the trophies tell you they might do <hes> make history again by winning the domestic treble the league cup the permanent permanent tile on the f._a. Cup if they can beat <hes> what for next weekend some people might say that trump is going to be part of it. There's been plenty of other teams from england. This won the champions league league and without that trophy. I would get an argument if somebody makes an argument undersung argument like yeah but does that does a champion. We've seen plenty of champions. League win been no any of the best teams in europe. No you need the best teams in england. You know it's a cup competition so so i actually don't feel it should be the organs orion should be all this. We've played in and we can only took by watson liverpool great teams. We've seen played against the munch teams against the awesome great teams we have what's the chelsea teams grocery marino not period in terms of what they do and how they do it on top of the bunch. I think so i mean the the way that they play is so difficult to pull that off. Yeah yeah yeah you can you cannot get any and everybody styles different defensive counterattack back in the chechen county and marino we didn't see that with austin on united for the in the liverpool team of the eighties robert brilliant brilliant football but just this total afoot ball from back to front the amount of goals the amount of entertainment that consistency thirty two wins out i mean can you just imagine that by the way that's two seasons on the spend thirty two of the thirty eight games that's games over two seasons six games people lose in a month. Yeah i just find that remarkable given and it's a few years ago now but we know what it what it was like to play against the size and you run yourself into the ground and one nineteen to come with beckham and gigs and roy keane's skulls and all them wow that yeah and then night beat you cool. They got every week on the way uh home. We've run ourselves into the ground to try and beat them. They be us. They have to every other week away from home so i i know how hard it is but also playing that style they pulverize is everybody nobody without presses. I'm rob. Nobody presses them or very few because you press him. You leave space behind yourselves. They are going to hurt you and the football all on getting in behind that we've analyzed a few times with with these patterns that they make to try and get behind the full bucks. It's been putting into watch billing to all chen <hes>. They've been pushed all the way up up by the team. Who finished second. Do you know all in quite rightly getting the credit and applauded so th th th this campaign many of the us they wanted to i would with ninety seven points but let pool. It's is this a case of a stall in point for liverpool with you can clock to go on from rather than and i mean we've seen little pull in the past and the go close and then it fell away. You just don't get the sense. He's gonna happen this time because the team's veteran team is better which is better. I mean everything about you. Know the the play twenty six zero dollars for up to eighty four million dollars that made a few little rix early yeah <hes> it lasted ten the bug waikele and after that nothing <hes> in terms of when the golden.