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#1 mistermagic

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:11 AM

City need to win to have any chance of making it to the KO stage. Will they?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:36 PM

I feel if they really go for it, they will win. That's only if they don't already believe that they're out.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 12:45 PM

I think they'll win, it'll all depend on Napoli though.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:46 PM

I think City will win and go out all guns blazing. They will show the rest of Europe how good a side they really are. Too bad it will be all too late by then.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

Bayern might let City win this since they are through - had it mattered for them though, there's no way City would win, Bayern are a class above them.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:01 PM

Bayern won;t play a weakened side, given the chance to knock City out now they'll want to take it.

I fancy City to edge it in what will be a magical European night for their fans unfortunately for them Napoli won't bottle it.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:36 PM

Manchester City 1-2 Bayern Munich

I think Bayern will win this one but they won't be able to stop City scoring.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:05 PM

Either City will win but so will Napoli and it'll all have been in vain, or Bayern will win and so will Villareal. Just to be a bastard, depending on your perspective.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:05 PM

Either City will win but so will Napoli and it'll all have been in vain, or Bayern will win and so will Villareal. Just to be a bastard, depending on your perspective.


Why can't City win and Villareal win? :dunno:

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:33 PM

Sod's law.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:35 PM


Either City will win but so will Napoli and it'll all have been in vain, or Bayern will win and so will Villareal. Just to be a bastard, depending on your perspective.


Why can't City win and Villareal win? :dunno:


Because then the universe would implode.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:01 AM

Think they will win 2-1 but ultimately go out anyway as I doubt Napoli will lose.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

Come on City! Buzzing for tonight. Playing Bayern in the Champions League. Living the dream.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

Come on City! Buzzing for tonight. Playing Bayern in the Champions League. Living the dream.

I know you wouldn't mind playing in the EL, but surely, with the squad you have, and after the fuss you* made about finishing in the top 4, going out in the group stages of the CL would be a disappointment?

*City fans.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:26 AM

Think they will win 2-1 but ultimately go out anyway as I doubt Napoli will lose.

Think they will win 2-1 but ultimately go out anyway as I doubt Napoli will lose.


If City win and Napoli draw, City go through. But I'm pretty sure I covered the two possible outcomes.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:55 AM

It is definitely not a certainty that City will go out, it will be a fully-motivated City side against a Bayern side with room for experimentation, so I can possibly see a win there, partnered with Napoli's indifferent form travelling to Villareal (having not won an away game since October 1st and only 2 all season) then City have a right to be partly optimistic. I'd say all three results are possible in the El Madrigal, it's not a nailed on Napoli win.

However, City just have to focus on winning there own game first and then looking at events in Spain. Villarreal are in dreadful form (7 losses in 10, won 3 all season and yet to score at home in the CL) so you'd maybe expect Napoli, with Cavani, Lavezzi and co. to just have too much for them and they'll start as favourites, unfortunately for City. Who knows though, pride is a big thing for some clubs.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

Come on City! Buzzing for tonight. Playing Bayern in the Champions League. Living the dream.


Don't worry mate, you'll have to get used to this as you'll be playing in this every year.

I don't see City even winning tonight so it doesn't matter what happens in the other game.

Man City 2 - 2 Bayern Munich

City will be much better equipped next season.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 11:45 AM


Come on City! Buzzing for tonight. Playing Bayern in the Champions League. Living the dream.

I know you wouldn't mind playing in the EL, but surely, with the squad you have, and after the fuss you* made about finishing in the top 4, going out in the group stages of the CL would be a disappointment?

*City fans.


Of course, we've made a couple of defensive mistakes and been punished. The standard has shocked me, it's a learning curve. We'll be back bigger and better.

It'd be a shame if we went out but it's better than playing in division 2! We can't complain, we're the luckiest fans in football. We've won a trophy, everything now is a bonus. It's brilliant.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:10 PM


Come on City! Buzzing for tonight. Playing Bayern in the Champions League. Living the dream.

I know you wouldn't mind playing in the EL, but surely, with the squad you have, and after the fuss you* made about finishing in the top 4, going out in the group stages of the CL would be a disappointment?

*City fans.


Tbf they got the group from hell and haven't embaressed themselves like United have over the first 5 games.

If Bayern play a full strength team tonight I can't see Citeh beating them but if they rest a few...

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:20 PM

Think City will win, either way it should be a pretty interesting match. Hopefully full of goals. This draw should teach City they need to focus on doing well in the Europa League to get a better CL co-efficient next season.

City going out will probably lead to them steaming the league though..

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:04 PM

Don't see Bayern winning as they don't need to, they might rest a few players and it'll be foots off the pedal for them.

City need to win, I think they may do but it's all down to how Napoli fare.

I always thought Napoli would qualify with Bayern and I think they will with a win at Villarreal.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 02:19 PM

I'm sure Bayern would love to kick out a side that likely isn't all that popular around Europe. I wouldn't bet on them going through the motions here.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:05 PM

I'm sure Bayern would love to kick out a side that likely isn't all that popular around Europe. I wouldn't bet on them going through the motions here.


Yeah I fancied putting a fiver on them to win @ 4/1 earlier as even though they are through, the German sides usually give a good fight and this Bayern has the potential to win it all this season and with that in mind, they might want to put out a statement of intent. I can't see them losing this game.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:10 PM

What time do the team selections go up? If I see Kolorov's name again, I'm definitely tuning in.

Edited by GeordieBoy, 07 December 2011 - 05:11 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 06:18 PM

It will be pretty good to take the piss out of Citeh on Monday night providing they go out tonight.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:13 PM

A weakened Bayern side which is kind of unexpected to me, was thinking Heynckes may go for a strong team, but he's the boss. Most significant to me though is Mancini's decision to play Savic at right-back, which would make sense for a more reserved defender to play vs Ribery (lesson learnt from Munich with Richards), but he's not playing, which makes it slightly odd, especially when City's system will depend on rampaging full-backs to attack.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:19 PM

not watching city, but i have napoli vs villarreal at present as not much else on, pretty entertaining game as the away side is of course going for it.

if any positive for city fans here it's Napoli missed an absolute sitter in the first few minutes than had what looked penalty waved away.

villarreal ow on top at present.

#28 Ebeneezer Goode

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:22 PM

What a goal.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:23 PM

Silva scores.

Shame for them that the VR goal was disallowed.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:24 PM

Well, City are through if things stay as they are.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:24 PM

Napoli just missed the goa by inches

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:25 PM

Aguero almost adds to the lead but for a good goalline clearance. Can see them taking this only to be disappointed by a late Napoli winner.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:27 PM

it depends the defending en masse is bloody dreadful in this napoli vs villarreal game.

i can certainly se napoli scoring as they get behind the villar defence time and again, but can see the conceeding also, but of course if they score it will make them go on the defence.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:38 PM

Aguero almost adds to the lead but for a good goalline clearance. Can see them taking this only to be disappointed by a late Napoli winner.


I hope this happens. Dosenna with he winner

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:55 PM

Well this game looks safe now. Up to Napoli now.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:00 PM

Good spot

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:07 PM

Napoli score

to be fair its been coming for ages, how villarreal have held on so long am unsure

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:07 PM

Napoli score.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:08 PM

Inler scores from range... Napoli going through.




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