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Emirates Marketing Project

Discussion in 'General Football' started by JerusalemMan, 18 Dec 2017.

  1. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    But you have to admit it is a damn good approach when you do have Messi in the team. Hopefully Klopp can endorse this view soon.
     
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  2. the dza

    the dza Christian Ziege

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    Meanwhile Messi without Guardiola still scores loads of goals and wins all the trophies -- including a treble of league, cup and champions league.
     
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  3. Craig_J

    Craig_J Terry Fenwick

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    In another couple of weeks Sol Campbell might have achieved something more impressive than Guardiola.

    We've just got someone crunching the numbers on it as we speak.
     
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    Legohamster Vedran Corluka

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    Jose was a better manager than Mopo, that should have course changes this season....
     
  5. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    This is hilarious:

    Emirates Marketing Project boss Pep Guardiola is amazed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's pre-derby warning to his Manchester United players that they should be ready to be kicked at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

    On Tuesday morning Solskjaer said: "There will be fouls. They will snap at your ankles and heels and kick you."

    "Did he say that? With 65% or 70% possession, how do we do that?" said Guardiola.

    "I don't like it. My side is not built like that, not at all."

    Guardiola has previously denied accusations he tells his teams to commit 'tactical fouls' to halt opposition counter-attacks.

    Privately, City are bemused at United letting Solskjaer speak about the issue, mainly because the statistics do not back up the Norwegian's view.

    According to Opta, City have conceded 170 free-kicks, excluding off-sides, in the opposition half so far this season. In contrast, United have conceded 195.

    In addition, City have amassed 38 yellow cards and one red in the Premier League this season - for United, the figures are 64 and four.

    "In 10 seasons as a manager, I never prepared for a game thinking about these thing. Never," insisted Guardiola.

    "In football, you sometimes do that [foul] because the actions are so fast. But I never said we should do it to punish an opponent or cancel them. Maybe after the game you can ask him in the press conference."

    'Solskjaer's comments won't influence referee'

    In November, Guardiola was given a formal warning by the Football Association for speaking about referee Anthony Taylor before the previous Manchester derby at Etihad Stadium, which City won 3-1.

    In October, Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez was fined £60,000 for comments he made about Andre Marriner before a goalless draw with Crystal Palace.

    Marriner will be in charge at Old Trafford and, as FA rules specifically forbid managers speaking about referees prior to matches, Solskjaer risked a sanction when he said: "They [City] commit so many players forward and you can clearly see that they've got them in that mould of trying to win the ball back, and they do make fouls.

    "It's up to us to play through that press, be ready, play one and two-touch, don't give them time. If you spend two or three touches… it's not my decision, it's the referee's responsibility to do that."

    Asked if those comments could influence Marriner, Guardiola said: "That's the reason why, of course.

    "But I don't think it will be successful because we don't do it."




    Ole isnt wrong, and methinks the lady Guardiola doth protest too much
     
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  6. elyid

    elyid Neil Sullivan

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    Just read that. Laughable.

    Should have asked him about the 3 golf swings Silva took at Danny Rose.

    Ummm, one of the reasons for so much possession is that the moment the opposition have the ball City start kicking them.
     
  7. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    How does Solskjaer know Fernandinho is playing?
     
  8. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    Same as the reason they dont have so many fouls in the stats is not that they dont make them, its that they dont get called.

    Fernandinho could single handedly add 100 fouls to that this season that went without a whistle.
     
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  9. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Only counting fouls in the opposition half is a funny stat to pick
     
  10. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    The figures for fouls anywhere on the pitch are not that different

    City - 1,255
    United - 1,338

    Although you would expect a lot of fouls from a team managed for half a season by Mourinho
     
  11. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Liverpool - 1,189
    Tottenham - 1,255
    Arsenal - 1,188
    Chelsea - 1,126
     
  12. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    So City are the same as us, even though a fair number of theirs dont even get called?
     
  13. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    I think that it is fair to say that we are adept at tactical fouling too.
     
  14. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Jack Jull

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    Not saying we arent, but Pochettino isnt trying to deny it either, nor appear saintly by comparison.
     
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    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    Completely agree.
     
  16. Aldo

    Aldo Bobby Mimms

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    Those figures seem high at nearly 36 / match.
    Do Opta record differently to other agencies? BBC has our fouls in recent Premier games as:
    Brighton 7, Hudd 10, Palace 8, City 11 & 8, Liv 8, Soton 9, Arse 15...
     
  17. milo

    milo Vivian Woodward Staff Member

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    You're right, I am a prat. That was all seasons.

    Correct stats for 18/19.

    City - 172
    Liverpool - 176
    Tottenham - 208
    Chelsea - 149
    Arsenal - 208
    United - 201
     
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    galeforce Tony Galvin

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    My first reaction to Pep's comments is that he's not doing his job properly and that's probably why he's continually failed in European competition with Bayern and City.

    My second reaction is that he's lying.
     
  19. Aldo

    Aldo Bobby Mimms

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    Fluffy little Chelsea, only 4 fouls per game. With Kante in the team.:eek:
     
  20. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    Playing out of position, though.

    They would pick up the more cynical fouls trying to stop fast breaks better than all fouls. Get the opposition early before the break is clear and it looks less blatant. Opposition half fouls might also be a sign of a high pressing team.
     

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