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27 Sep 2018 05:21:17
Hi City,

Would love to hear some opinions on what I'm about to say.

Your team is all about attacking and you do it bloody brilliantly there's no doubt about that, you have a top class attack and a top class midfield but defensively you are poor. I find it kind of odd because Guardiola is all about attacking and that's fine for now because it's working BUT it's not balanced what if teams start attacking you more? it changes the whole game in my opinion because every time a team comes at you, you crumble time and time again or at the very least they give you a bloody good go.

As City fans are you happy with how things are right now? I think if I was a City fan I'd be happy but not happy enough, I'd want that defence sorting out, it's far too fragile.

About this time last year you came at us and smashed Liverpool 5-0, we then came back the following three fixtures and beat you at your own game by attacking and your defence caved in big time. City are a team you can never write off and I'd never say otherwise but your defence needs sorting out and Ederson isn't good enough either, not for Man City he's not. People talk like the sun shines out of his backside but when he's tested (which is rare) he just isn't good enough.

Anyway good luck for the season ahead, you'll always be up there but all i'm saying is, it could be better if Guardiola addressed the weak sides to the team. I mean of course, I hope you don't, I'd be a little worried if you went out and got a brilliant defence lol but right now in my opinion you don't have that fear factor because of how vulnerable you are at the back.

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30 Oct 2018 01:52:05
Haha no city fans here 🤷🏻‍♂️.

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23 Aug 2018 11:33:45
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05 Aug 2018 15:36:04
Ed001

I'm curious to know if you rate pep guardiola's training methods.

He seems to be very hands on very specific.

Is it high intensity and is there a possibility of the player burning out?

Thanks

If you done a write up about it just point me in the right direction.

{Ed001's Note - I just think he interferes too much. He is always there, looking over the shoulder of his players, constantly tinkering with their games. It is fine for a year or two, but it is like having a boss constantly in your ear criticising everything you do, it gets tiring and ruins your enjoyment. That is why teams go backwards under him over time. None of the players, as far as I can see, look any better than they did before he started working with him, he just buys better players than he had before.

His training methods just get the players drilled in an attacking sense the same way as say Pulis does defensively, rather than being all that innovative or special. It is just constant repetition of rondos etc.

I am not convinced players do burn out physically because of the training's intensity, more because the lack of true endurance training in modern football means they are simply not as durable as they were. They are more finely tuned, like strikers rather than long distance runners. It is all short burst stuff, so they don't have the physical capacity for longer term physical effort. That could easily be solved though, they can just give players more time off between games during the busy periods.}

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05 Aug 2018 16:08:31
Thanks ed who in your opinion has the better training methods.

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05 Aug 2018 16:08:31
Thanks ed who in your opinion has the better training methods.

{Ed001's Note - people like Sarri and Bielsa, they just don't have the quality of players to work with Pep gets handed on a plate. With the teams he has had, you would be disappointed if you didn't win the league without even coaching them, whereas neither Sarri nor Bielsa has ever had teams at that level. Sarri has coached his way up the Italian leagues, by coaching, not buying, to improve his teams. Bielsa's coaching turned Chile into a major force in world football and he really deserves the credit for all the success under his successors there.}

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09 Aug 2018 16:35:08
how well do you think sarri and bielsa will do in england ed, especially now sarri has a quality team to work with? have you done any manager profiles to go with your player ones? i think they would be interesting. i know you don't rate howe, i would love to get a full take on why. surely what he's achieved is quite increadible with the resources? must be a dream for a club like bournemouth, you stay safe in the league and get to watch attractive football, they're not very good defencively and susceptible to a few heavy defeats, but you see with teams in similar positions like palace and west ham they have dinosaurs in charge playing hoofball, try and change the philosopy to play attractive football, but can't get the results and panic and have to revert back to another dinosaur!

{Ed001's Note - I have added those two to my list of manager profiles to do. I haven't started on that yet but I intend to do so soon.

I expect Sarri to gradually do better and better, but he is trying to completely change the style of play and had a late start so it could take time. Next season is when I expect him to challenge for the title.

Bielsa has every chance of winning the Championship, though the Leeds squad is not the strongest, he will have them up and flying imo.

Howe has monster resources, Bournemouth have a Russian billionaire of their own backing them and he has only achieved by spending large sums. He still can't organise a defence, which is why they are so inconsistent. They should be fighting for Europe with a top class manager.}

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09 Aug 2018 18:10:22
thanks ed, i look forward to reading them and watching how they get on in england. ahh fai enough i didn't realize he had a billionaire backing him!

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03 Aug 2018 18:24:38
Guardiola has said that City might sign one more player - i believe he said an exciting player. Do you know which player that might be, Eds?

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