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  1. Philokles

    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    You know your defence is shit when Haris Seferovic scores a hat-trick. He had acres of room for his third. Still, full credit for Switzerland to have the resilience to come back when needing four goals at 2-0 down.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    How could I ever doubt this competition. It’s coming home!
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Lacazette was called up, but dropped out with an injury. In his place was Alassane Plea, who could have done a similar job - though his game is less well rounded than Lacazette’s.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Fulham have been robbed there. Looks like Mitrovic was onside and the ball was certainly still moving when Alisson took the free-kick.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Well there is no such thing as ‘der klassiker’ so you can spell it however you like. Tremendous game though. After a disappointing first half for them, BVB really turned it on after the break and were deserving of the win. A lot of that was down to replacing Weigl, who was not suited for the counter attacking game they were trying to play or fit, with Dahoud. But also they looked much more composed when in the break in the second half - they had a good number of opportunities to get forward in the first but blew all of them almost immediately. Sancho especially cut through Bayern’s defence at will.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    From the goals show it seemed like Juve had more than enough chances to seal it at 1-0, but got complacent and wasted them. In the main match I was watching Lyon vs Hoffenheim had just as crazy a finish. Just as in the previous game, Hoffenheim scored an equaliser in the 92nd minute. Whereas then they should have been numerous goals ahead by that point, this time it was Lyon who should have been out of sight especially as Hoffenheim were down to 10. Also, Sterling getting a penalty for tripping over the pitch was hilarious. Given how dominant City were, it would have been a nice gesture to tell the referee that he was mistaken.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Wow. Monaco 3 down at home to Brugge as well.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    The offside on Mane is getting all the attention, but given how close that call was, Leno and Alisson getting away with taking out Mkhi and Van Dijk when the ball had gone were the bigger errors. At least the refereeing is consistent.
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    Der Spiegel have got their hands on some leaks showing that there are advanced plans for a 16 team Euro Super League in the next few years, and that City and PSG colluded with Gianni Infantino whilst he was at UEFA to get round FFP. There’s more to come, including some revelations about doping http://www.spiegel.de/international/football-leaks-manchester-city-paris-saint-germain-gianni-infantino-a-1236277.html
  10. Why would you try and run the ball out of your own end zone?
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    Football: Attempting to stay ahead (in your) City.

    What a shit day for Jake Humphrey. Presenting with Hoddle when he fell ill this morning and at the King Power tonight.
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    Football: Remain in Europe

    I’d say a bigger issue than Loftus-Cheek, who will likely never amount to more than a decent player for Chelsea, is that it took until 3-0 at home to BATE for Hudson-Odoi to get a look in. Though he is probably not on quite the same level as Sancho, he must be looking at the opportunites that Jadon and Reiss Nelson have been getting with envy. Even Foden in England seems to be involved a lot more - if only for five minute cameos at the end of won games.
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    Football: Remain in Europe

    I cannot understand how Kane could be classed as interfering with play there. Had he been in front of or next to the keeper then maybe, but the outfielder on the line would never have got across.
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    Football: Remain in Europe

    Wonder how this will effect the narrative of Özil disappearing at crucial moments. Make him captain and he puts in one of his greatest games to drag them back from 1-0 down.
  15. I can understand going for two, but passing both times rather than running, given Mariota’s issues, seems a strange decision.
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