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6 minutes ago, jmjhb said:

Solihull for me

3 very unusual options though, like Sutton or Harrogate I suppose.

Altrincham come up and we stay down that might be a EFL Trophy group opponent!

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1 minute ago, Marc505 said:

3 very unusual options though, like Sutton or Harrogate I suppose.

Altrincham come up and we stay down that might be a EFL Trophy group opponent!

Do we need any more tiny Greater Manchester clubs in the EFL? Suppose a decent option to send youngsters to, but that's it.

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12 minutes ago, Marc505 said:

3 very unusual options though, like Sutton or Harrogate I suppose.

Altrincham come up and we stay down that might be a EFL Trophy group opponent!

I'll take Altrincham for that reason

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17 minutes ago, jmjhb said:

Solihull for me

Bloody Hell, I've played there. It's right next to the Solihull Jaguar Land Rover plant.

Bromley would be a straight(ish) swap for Sutton I guess.

But I agree about Altrincham being 'yet another' small North West club clogging things up. I'd be happy to see them swap with Salford mind.

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2 hours ago, Zico said:

Bayer Leverkusen with another very late 96th Min equaliser to remain unbeaten 

Astounding season for them. I think they'll comfortably win the Pokal and probably the Europa League too?

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49 minutes ago, deeane Koontz said:

There's some really shocking defending in the Premier Leagues these days.

Never known it as bad.

Pub league shite

Agreed about the defending, it all just seems so weak (Spurs/Liverpool etc).  Brighton the other day against City, OMG.  I know we all want to see goals but in a strange way it reduces the attraction because it feels less like a team has achieved something great when they score, it can look too easy/handed on a plate. 

It seemed to change from the time Pep signed a keeper because he was good with his feet 😀 and that became fashionable.  It seems like simply not conceding has lost some of its appeal to modern managers.

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Ultimately, so long as you score more than you concede, it doesn't matter.

How that's achieved is for individual managers and teams to sort out.

Dour, overly conservative play doesn't keep fans on the edge of their seats.

However, it's clearly a fashion for teams to play around at the back, which as we know sometimes results in a goal conceded.

City are now utilising a long ball more to compensate for teams pressing them, and no doubt it will become fashionable at some point to be a bit more defensive and use the longer ball again if it starts to work regularly. 

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