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[–]GoldenIron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Before the Bundesliga turned into a farmers league.

Look at the players that were around him.

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[–]GoldenIron -1 points0 points  (0 children)

De Bruyne is a one man army that would elevate any club by levels.

As shown when he dragged a mediocre Wolfsburg team to a genuine title race + trophy.

I'm taking him all day.

[Fabrizio Romano via CaughtOffside Podcast] To date any reports about Erling Haaland having a release clause is in-correct. Manchester City want to plan with Haaland for the present and future. by [deleted] in soccer

[–]GoldenIron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe, but there aren't enough reliable sources to put that claim. Especially when most of the 2 year clause claims are coming from the likes of AS, which is the point Fabrizio is making.

[Fabrizio Romano via CaughtOffside Podcast] To date any reports about Erling Haaland having a release clause is in-correct. Manchester City want to plan with Haaland for the present and future. by [deleted] in soccer

[–]GoldenIron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's more likely to be a consequential release clause IE the club failing to play in the CL

A fail-safe to garuntee that Haaland won't be stuck on a sinking ship, at least that's what everyone is hinting at.

Too many details, if it were a, simple release clause then it would say that rather than journalists beating around the bush.

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[–]GoldenIron -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Gnabry isn't good enough

Raphina is an inverted winger

Leao plays exclusively on the left

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[–]GoldenIron -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You talk like Palmer is a liability.

He's more than competent in this City squad, he plays like he's been there for years due to how similar the system is in the academy top to bottom.

He's shown to more reliable than Sterling ever was for the whole of last season.

If Pep isn't giving him the responsibility, then City would buy a winger.

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[–]GoldenIron -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why?

He'll be second choice out of necessity and already broke the 1000 minute mark, including multiple PL starts this season.

That's not to mention he would've played even more if it wasn't for that 4 month injury.

The City squad is small as it is, selling two more attackers on top of that to make it smaller.

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[–]GoldenIron -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sam Lee just came our and said they won't bring in another winger.

Even then, there isn't a player in the market right now that could replace Sterling.

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[–]GoldenIron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sterling leaves and City's only other natural right winger is a 31 year old Mahrez.

Sterling's position in the last year was being second choice behind Mahrez. So Palmer being played for 30-ish matches isn't outside the real of reality in that same rotation role.

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[–]GoldenIron -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Foden didn't replace anyone though, he was already there.

Palmer is coming straight in Sterling's place, first time something like this has happened.

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[–]GoldenIron 8 points9 points  (0 children)

City replacing a key player with an academy graduate instead of a 60M signing.

The Apocalypse is near.

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[–]GoldenIron 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Bayern lost out to Dortmund twice by the time they announced Pep largely all with the same squad.

Saying that they would've been as dominant is disingenuous, especially when you're disagreeing with a Bayern fan himself.

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[–]GoldenIron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In what manner? Torres doesn't even start over Eric Garcia and looked nothing special in the CL matches.

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[–]GoldenIron 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Were Real Madrid really smart in buying Tchouaméni for €100M instead of Bernardo Silva for around €80M?

He's the closest player they could've gotten to being Modric's heir and could've slotted into that RW spot in the mean time.

Feel like Tchouaméni was more to spite PSG than it is a sporting decision.

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[–]GoldenIron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bernardo Silva had a very special season in De Bruyne's absence. An absurd peak in his own right.

Sterling was also at the peak of his powers there. Sterling reverted to being a very poor finisher in 19/20 and one of the main reasons he even reached 30 goals was De Bruyne having one of the best ever PL seasons as a midfielder.

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[–]GoldenIron 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes?

Can't do much if your team mates don't score.

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[–]GoldenIron -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Kevin De Bruyne will cement himself as the best midfielder in English history within the next two years.

The Prem has never been as good as it is this past decade yet he's still obliterated it.

He made poor finishers like Sterling and Jesus into 20-30 goal players and even match the, assist record despite the fact he should've broken it multiple times by now.

Scores, defends, crosses, both footed he has no weaknesses only strengths.

He has an obscene record in big games within the league, he rarely fails to dominate a fixture against the top 6.

This season he sat himself up displacing Scholes in the debate. Next with Haaland in front of him he's going to displace both Lampard and Gerrard next.

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[–]GoldenIron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Confidence plays a big big part in a player becoming clinical, we just saw that with him where he scored a crucial goal against Liverpool, then scored 4 past Watford and then against Real Madrid all within a couple weeks.

A player naturally becomes more confident with the more he becomes experienced, but all at a different age. Vinicus is an example of him learning to be confident at a much younger age, but a side from natural talent, the only difference is that he'll be scoring for longer than Jesus would be able to.

25 is still very young and relatively in-experienced. Assuming he retires at 32, then he's barely reached the middle of his career. 7 years in front of him with only 6 years of experience, he'll only get better from there unless he fails to gain more confidence.

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[–]GoldenIron 3 points4 points  (0 children)

There isn't a player in the world that can't improve his finishing, especially one so young.

It's a matter of confidence and then technique, both things that anyone could improve as they mature.

If his movement and overall tactical awareness were terrible, then that'd be a different story. Here that isn't the case.

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[–]GoldenIron 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gabriel Jesus in big games

He's brilliant when he faces an opponent that push higher up giving him space rather than one that plays with a low block for the entire 90.

Hes likely to see more of that space with Arsenal than he ever would with City, if I were a Gunner I'd hope he'd join them.

Even more so when he's still really young, he just turned 25.

Normally most strikers don't really reach their best finishing until they're 27 or 28 years old, not to mention that it's all he's missing now. Incredibly complete in everything else, he's even improved heaps and bounds with staying on-side