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Old 29-05-17, 01:38 PM   #2641
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You can only really say that Aguero has been worth the money.
De Bruyne and Sane will no doubt prove to be good signings. Silva hasn't played a game yet so we'll have to see.

The others have ranged from meh to shit
What more has De Bruyne to do? He's contributed to over 50 goals in the two seasons he's been there. He's pure class.
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Old 29-05-17, 01:51 PM   #2642
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Old 29-05-17, 02:00 PM   #2643
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Old 29-05-17, 03:42 PM   #2644
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Yaya Toure - £20m in 2010 - Massive success
David Silva - £26m in 2010 - Massive success
Fernandinho - £34m in 2013 - Success
And? I didn't make the above post to define success or failure... just pointing out some of there recent big transfer fees..didn't realise you were a closet Man City fan
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Old 29-05-17, 04:03 PM   #2645
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Old 29-05-17, 04:05 PM   #2646
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Are City entering 2 teams next season?
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Old 29-05-17, 10:12 PM   #2647
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And? I didn't make the above post to define success or failure... just pointing out some of there recent big transfer fees..didn't realise you were a closet Man City fan
You seemed to miss off other big price players which now balances things out.

It shows City get more midfield and attacking players right than defensive ones.
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Old 29-05-17, 10:53 PM   #2648
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You seemed to miss off other big price players which now balances things out.

It shows City get more midfield and attacking players right than defensive ones.
Doesn't really balance it out from my perspective. I'm with Bender
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Old 30-05-17, 10:21 AM   #2649
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Oh get to fuck! the amount of money they are spending is tantamount to cheating!

(would be ok if it was us obv. )
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Old 30-05-17, 10:24 AM   #2650
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Arsenal fans must hate City.

I'll be a bit annoyed myself if they sign Sanchez, but on the other hand it would be a wee bit funny.
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Old 30-05-17, 11:33 AM   #2651
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Its great that FFP has been fucked off and no one really pays attention to it nowadays.

Only teams that seem to get fined are the smaller ones hoping to break into a higher tier.
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Old 30-05-17, 02:34 PM   #2652
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Man City Chariman Khaldoon's address should get City fans very excited. Doesn't go into figures - but understood it will be in the region of £300m

Ederson is in Manchester now. Due to complete medical and final issues need to be ironed out of 3rd party ownership

Khaldoon: There's nothing that annoys me more than people either calling me or sending me a message congratulating me on third place.

Khaldoon: If I look back at this season that puzzle wasn’t complete and I hope this summer we support Pep in competing that puzzle.

Doesn't confirm figures - but accepts Guardiola didn't have the players to carry out his vision last term

Khaldoon says 'nothing to celebrate' from Guardiola's first season - but insists he will be given the players to complete revolution
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He better win all trophies on offer....

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Old 30-05-17, 05:04 PM   #2653
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Old 30-05-17, 09:56 PM   #2654
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Genuinely, how are they going to keep all their players happy?

The likes of Sterling, a £50m signing, are going to be miles away from the first team.
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Old 30-05-17, 10:23 PM   #2655
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Genuinely, how are they going to keep all their players happy?

The likes of Sterling, a £50m signing, are going to be miles away from the first team.
One wonders... I hope they implode along with Chelsea, Spurs, Arsenal, Man City/Utd.
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Old 30-05-17, 10:41 PM   #2656
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Old 31-05-17, 12:06 AM   #2657
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Man City Chariman Khaldoon's address should get City fans very excited. Doesn't go into figures - but understood it will be in the region of £300m

Ederson is in Manchester now. Due to complete medical and final issues need to be ironed out of 3rd party ownership

Khaldoon: There's nothing that annoys me more than people either calling me or sending me a message congratulating me on third place.

Khaldoon: If I look back at this season that puzzle wasn’t complete and I hope this summer we support Pep in competing that puzzle.

Doesn't confirm figures - but accepts Guardiola didn't have the players to carry out his vision last term

Khaldoon says 'nothing to celebrate' from Guardiola's first season - but insists he will be given the players to complete revolution
...............
He better win all trophies on offer....
What was his vision? To fail with the best squad in the league? Geniarse...
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Old 31-05-17, 12:10 AM   #2658
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Its great that FFP has been fucked off and no one really pays attention to it nowadays.

Only teams that seem to get fined are the smaller ones hoping to break into a higher tier.
It is a joke, but I am concerned as I remember our owner saying that if FFP got ignored he would reconsider ownership. Hopefully he's changed his tune.
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Old 31-05-17, 08:05 AM   #2659
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Genuinely, how are they going to keep all their players happy?

The likes of Sterling, a £50m signing, are going to be miles away from the first team.
yep i can actually see Sterling getting much less game time and possibly leaving....Pep has his favourites and isn't afraid to show it.
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Old 31-05-17, 09:33 AM   #2662
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Old 31-05-17, 10:07 AM   #2663
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Occasionally maybe.
in fairness it is crazy money for a left back and too much for us, he's great going forward but not the best defensively.
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Old 31-05-17, 11:13 AM   #2664
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Man City Chariman Khaldoon confirms Guardiola has been set a target of winning the treble with City
“I want to do the Treble, or else let’s go for the Quadruple! Why not?"
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Old 31-05-17, 12:15 PM   #2665
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Old 31-05-17, 12:26 PM   #2666
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Old 31-05-17, 12:32 PM   #2667
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This is exactly like when I used to take over a team in Football Manager and take all of their good players, and sell all of my shit ones for huge fees.
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Old 01-06-17, 07:14 PM   #2671
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Yaya signs a new contract.

I'm assuming he is captaining the 3rd XI next season?
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Old 01-06-17, 08:14 PM   #2672
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Cant recall where I heard it earlier but someone suggested Sterling to Spurs and Alli to City +£20m
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Old 01-06-17, 09:31 PM   #2673
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He's a great player, but it doesn't stop all the players wanting first team football. How do they fit Alli in? He'd want guaranteed first team football.

Pep hasn't had massive squads at Barca or Bayern - the squad he is going to have at City will be ridiculous.
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Old 01-06-17, 10:58 PM   #2674
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He's a great player, but it doesn't stop all the players wanting first team football. How do they fit Alli in? He'd want guaranteed first team football.

Pep hasn't had massive squads at Barca or Bayern - the squad he is going to have at City will be ridiculous.
Disagree Buzzo - Barca had depth with many of their youth players coming good - Their core of players barely missed games Puyol, Alves, Pique, Messi, Xavi, Deco, Iniesta, Busquets, Eto'o

Bayern had almost 2 teams - Ribery, Robben, Costa, Coman, Muller, Lewandowski, Vidal, Thiago, Alonso, Martinez - for 6 spots - same for defence.
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Disagree Buzzo - Barca had depth with many of their youth players coming good - Their core of players barely missed games Puyol, Alves, Pique, Messi, Xavi, Deco, Iniesta, Busquets, Eto'o

Bayern had almost 2 teams - Ribery, Robben, Costa, Coman, Muller, Lewandowski, Vidal, Thiago, Alonso, Martinez - for 6 spots - same for defence.
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Old 06-06-17, 09:21 AM   #2677
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Old 06-06-17, 09:25 AM   #2678
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Since when do City care about high fees? They weren't prepared to match us on VVD and now they're put off by Mendy's asking price. Weird.
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Old 06-06-17, 09:48 AM   #2680
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Since when do City care about high fees? They weren't prepared to match us on VVD and now they're put off by Mendy's asking price. Weird.
The Assumption that their interest in those players was ever real should probably be questioned, but ...

I would suspect a significant factor is that they want the players to buy in to their project. They will be looking to build a whole new defence and possibly significantly alter the team elsewhere. Their recruits need to be committed and I would tend to believe that Guardiola has fairly severe demands on players coming in.

There also has to be some balancing act with respect to FFP. I would assume they have one or two huge signings in mind (even after Silva and Ederson).
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