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Title: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 22, 2019, 09:46:40 PM
Oh god, must we? There was a time when a trip to Manchester was either something to endure amongst the arrogance and inevitable defeat, or else enjoy with reasonably civilised supporters who knew they were so bad they could only laugh at it. One of those experiences has gone and the other is now a twice a season occasion. They used to be good losers, but now like their neighbours theyíve turned into bad winners. Thereís not much else that can be said about them - their manager, players and owners are all world-famous although you donít hear much from their celebrity fans (Curly Watts, Eddie Large and her with the bell) for some reason. At least itíll be over fairly quickly, and without too much pain.

Go there, endure and go home. Sometimes you have to be honest and accept that even a point will be a miracle of Small Heath Supporter with a Job proportions. 

Things newfooty fans donít know Ė The location of Maine Road.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: kieron on October 22, 2019, 09:47:09 PM
0-0
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Legion on October 22, 2019, 09:47:38 PM
D 1-1.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Richard E on October 22, 2019, 09:50:04 PM
10-0 to them.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Legion on October 22, 2019, 09:51:41 PM
10-0 to them.

Bloody solicitors. Over-exaggerating everything. 8 at the max.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: wince on October 22, 2019, 09:52:48 PM
At least we donít have to face Liverpool soon....oh....
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Ads on October 22, 2019, 09:55:23 PM
We were shit at Maine Road too. Remember being stood in the Kippax and it pissing it down and losing to with a Paul Walsh goal too. Kinkladze ripping us apart even when we were miles and miles better under Little.

Two wins in the league since I've been following us. One when Nicky Weaver must have been pissed up as he let a right howler in and another under Pearce when they scored 10 at home all season. The other was the league cup under Lambert.

Plenty of twattings. We're just utter shit in Manchester. At least it's close.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 22, 2019, 09:56:32 PM
Itís a free hit, try something different, give a few squad players a go and try not to get embarrassed.
A few pints in Manchester and plenty of trains back to Brum or wherever.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: themossman on October 22, 2019, 09:56:43 PM
Putting this out there. Weíre gonna beat either these or Liverpool and completely lose our shit.

Iíve been sinking bulleit bourbon all evening FYI.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Dogtanian on October 22, 2019, 09:57:09 PM
I remember all the wankers laughing and taking the piss out of us as we left the stadium having lost at the end of the 09/10 season despite going 1-0 up.  Put me off that club for good.

I donít think thereís any pressure on us, nobody is expecting us to get a result.  I want to see us have a go and what will be will be.  You never know.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Ads on October 22, 2019, 09:58:42 PM
My team;

Heaton

Targett
Mings
Engels
Guilbert

Nkamaba
Douglas
McGinn

Grealish
Wesley
Trezuguet
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 22, 2019, 10:05:57 PM
With Tom Heaton in Goalie , And John McGinn Jack Grealish anything is possible !

Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 22, 2019, 10:11:15 PM
Lansbury Luis Marvelous midfield.
Rest Mingís he is carrying an injury
Play Davis up front.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 22, 2019, 10:15:44 PM
Them 1 Us 4

Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Legion on October 22, 2019, 10:17:04 PM
Them 1 Us 4


Leave the wacky-backy alone, mate.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2019, 10:17:35 PM
We were shit at Maine Road too. Remember being stood in the Kippax and it pissing it down and losing to with a Paul Walsh goal too. Kinkladze ripping us apart even when we were miles and miles better under Little.

Two wins in the league since I've been following us. One when Nicky Weaver must have been pissed up as he let a right howler in and another under Pearce when they scored 10 at home all season. The other was the league cup under Lambert.

Plenty of twattings. We're just utter shit in Manchester. At least it's close.

We even tended to lose at Man U when we were the best team on the planet and they were non-entities. Though we did win 7-0 there, once..

For this one, it would be nice to be competitive and not get battered. No doubt the bastards won't rest De Bruyne like they did against Norwich and he won't be injured like he was against Wolves. Not that they don't have plenty of other great players, but it's noticeable that their two defeats were when he didn't start.

I don't see many changes for us, maybe Trezeguet for El Ghazi. I'd leave Hot Lips in instead of Dougvaldo as set pieces might be our best chance of a goal.

Realistically, we probably need to score at least twice to even have a chance of a draw.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 22, 2019, 10:19:12 PM
Referee: Graham Scott.
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor.
VAR: Jonathan Moss

In prem this season Graham Scott has done 5 matches and sent off 2 players.
The dismissal were both for 2nd yellows .
He has awarded no penalties
In average he gives a card for every 5 fouls
And out of all officials he has been more advantages to away teams awarding twice as many fouls to away teams than home
He ranks no 1 for away advantage .
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 22, 2019, 10:26:08 PM
Midfielder come centre back Rodri did a hamstring injury tonight v Atalanta so he'll be out of match !
He plays the Nakamba role . But has also been in centre defense due to their injuries.
But it's like they have Fernandino or Gundoghan to play that role Saturday.
Stones and Otamendi both came on but may not be up to full speed.
Hopeful if giving them a real test goiing forward.
Looking forward to seeing Dean's plan
And hoping Villa have learnt lesson from the Arsenal and Spurs performances
Though this game is the only match were it isn't out of a question for a tonking.
The very wishes of being competitive have been occuring all season and would like that to continue.
Up the villa !!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Gerrin on October 22, 2019, 10:30:06 PM
Referee: Graham Scott.
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor.
VAR: Jonathan Moss

In prem this season Graham Scott has done 5 matches and sent off 2 players.
The dismissal were both for 2nd yellows .
He has awarded no penalties
In average he gives a card for every 5 fouls
And out of all officials he has been more advantages to away teams awarding twice as many fouls to away teams than home
He ranks no 1 for away advantage .

Interesting stats about the ref, Jack may get a fair ride. However the mere fact that John Moss is involved at all probably means it's curtains for us, worst official in the PL.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Bren'd on October 22, 2019, 10:44:10 PM
Stones will play I think as Gomez did a hamstring tonight. So, Stones at the back being too cocky with the ball might give us a goal. Combine that with a 12.30pm Ko which always seem to be a bit flat especially as theyíve played tonight. We could do with Sterling putting his boots on the wrong feet too. We might get a VAR decision go our way for once as well. 2-2
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 22, 2019, 10:48:22 PM
Who gives a fuck which over paid vaginas these wankers pick, we're going to absolutely fucking funeral them any way.

I don't care if they have Francis Lee playing in the middle and Sterling buzzing around alongside the ghost of Dennis Tueart, we're going to murder them.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Stu on October 22, 2019, 10:58:29 PM
Who gives a fuck which over paid vaginas these wankers pick, we're going to absolutely fucking funeral them any way.

I don't care if they have Francis Lee playing in the middle and Sterling buzzing around alongside the ghost of Dennis Tueart, we're going to murder them.

I note you were asking for skins earlier.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on October 22, 2019, 11:04:17 PM
Who gives a fuck which over paid vaginas these wankers pick, we're going to absolutely fucking funeral them any way.

I don't care if they have Francis Lee playing in the middle and Sterling buzzing around alongside the ghost of Dennis Tueart, we're going to murder them.

I note you were asking for skins earlier.

Needles.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Risso on October 22, 2019, 11:11:21 PM
Iíd go something like:

Heaton
Guilbert Engels Mings Targett
Marvelous Luiz
El Ghazi McGinn Jack
Wesley



Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 23, 2019, 12:51:17 AM
Oh well, no chance of a penalty here with Jon Toss as VAR ref!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 23, 2019, 12:59:53 AM
2-1 to us. Wesley and a late winner from McGinn.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: KRS on October 23, 2019, 04:12:41 AM
This is a free hit and will be a good test for the players. Not expecting any kind of positive result for us so just hope we put in a decent performance and come out with a respectable scoreline.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Mister E on October 23, 2019, 05:40:47 AM
They used to hump us both home and away - 2 5-goal wins at VP (Tueart and David White scored lads in each game) amd countless away losses (I remember the last I went to being a game when Cashley Young spent disproportionate amounts of time and energy moaning about a thow-in he claimed was for us when it clearly came off him; to te detriment of the team).
An example of the ennui of their fans: I have an old acquaintance - a Citeh fan for at least the last 30 years - who's going to the Big Smoke (down Sauff) for the weekend, rather than watch another regulation win against a plucky newcomer from the lower reaches of the football hierarchy.

To borrow somelse's phrase: fuck the fuckers.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on October 23, 2019, 06:01:22 AM
A 2-1 defeat, sadly. But you never know!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: manic-road on October 23, 2019, 07:40:26 AM
Lose 3-1, they are a quality attacking team. 
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Bobby Boy on October 23, 2019, 08:09:19 AM
Oasis, Marc Riley, Mark E Smith (RIP)...your boys took a heck of a beating.....

Wish I feel I could say that.

3-1 City.

Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Dr Butler on October 23, 2019, 08:12:56 AM
clean sheet please Villa, that would do nicely....


UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: sid1964 on October 23, 2019, 08:17:49 AM
lose 4-2
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2019, 08:29:09 AM
Anything 3-0 or under would be a major success
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2019, 08:30:47 AM
Point of order........shouldn't the title read 'Pre-Match Thread'
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: robbo1874 on October 23, 2019, 08:45:07 AM

Oh god, must we? There was a time when a trip to Manchester was either something to endure amongst the arrogance and inevitable defeat, or else enjoy with reasonably civilised supporters who knew they were so bad they could only laugh at it. One of those experiences has gone and the other is now a twice a season occasion. They used to be good losers, but now like their neighbours theyíve turned into bad winners. Thereís not much else that can be said about them - their manager, players and owners are all world-famous although you donít hear much from their celebrity fans (Curly Watts, Eddie Large and her with the bell) for some reason. At least itíll be over fairly quickly, and without too much pain.

Go there, endure and go home. Sometimes you have to be honest and accept that even a point will be a miracle of Small Heath Supporter with a Job proportions. 

Things newfooty fans donít know Ė The location of Maine Road.

last bit made me laugh Dave. Thereís a newfootyfan at my work who supports Man City (sheís 25 and from Stratford on Avon). I have a bit of fun with her by taking the piss without her knowing Iím taking the piss. Maybe she does know and just thinks Iím a bit of c**t. Either way I donít really care. Really canít be doing with the Jonny come latelys that go for the likes of City, Chelsea, Man U etc. They know fk all about football and like your point, they couldnít find Maine Rd on an A-Z of Manchester.

As to the match, Iím somewhat optimistically predicting we can get a draw. (Maybe itís me that knows fk all about football). Played well in patches against Spurs and Arsenal, City have dropped a few points and I reckon if we get a decent start and donít fuck up too bad, we might scrape a point. Youíve gotta believe!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: LeeB on October 23, 2019, 09:01:36 AM
4-1 to Citeh, but it's ok because we're going to beat Liverpool the following week.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: Ads on October 23, 2019, 09:03:52 AM
Speaking of new footy fans, there's a job going at Man City for a social media influencer. The advert describes the problem of drawing 3 unknown teams in the Champions League who will not be attractive to their core fans to turn up and see.

They want to attract the professional, student and newcomer to Manchester to bolster their numbers.

If you want a ticket for Saturday, they're on general sale and available at a maximum 6 per person.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: CJ on October 23, 2019, 09:28:51 AM
Have a feeling I'll be watching this through my fingers. Can't see us coming away with any points so anything respectable will do for me - 3-2 to them
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: in exile on October 23, 2019, 10:14:17 AM
M.City 3 A.Villa 1
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 23, 2019, 10:31:33 AM
Them 4 - 0 us
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Risso on October 23, 2019, 10:35:27 AM
Speaking of new footy fans, there's a job going at Man City for a social media influencer. The advert describes the problem of drawing 3 unknown teams in the Champions League who will not be attractive to their core fans to turn up and see.

They want to attract the professional, student and newcomer to Manchester to bolster their numbers.

If you want a ticket for Saturday, they're on general sale and available at a maximum 6 per person.

It's a shame, when I worked in Manchester 20 years ago, the City fans I knew were all knowledgeable, decent lads whereas the United fans were mostly Johnny-come-lately types with no real interest.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: mallo on October 23, 2019, 10:49:18 AM
If we set up like we did against Brighton then 4 or 5 without reply. I know we should always have a go but I would be tempted to play closer to 4-4-2 with Wesley and Davies up front and McGinn and Jack on the wings, Marvelous and Luiz in the middle.

I know thats got zero chance of happening however. Certainly 2 DMs in the middle.

Best of luck - it is a free hit, but I'll say 3-1.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Scovilla on October 23, 2019, 10:58:29 AM
If we set up like we did against Brighton then 4 or 5 without reply. I know we should always have a go but I would be tempted to play closer to 4-4-2 with Wesley and Davies up front and McGinn and Jack on the wings, Marvelous and Luiz in the middle.

I know thats got zero chance of happening however. Certainly 2 DMs in the middle.

Best of luck - it is a free hit, but I'll say 3-1.

Agree with this midfield. Marvelous and luiz have not played yet together i think. This is the time.
I predict the worst hoping it doesn't happen then I won't be too disappointed.
utv
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: brontebilly on October 23, 2019, 11:52:02 AM
If we set up like we did against Brighton then 4 or 5 without reply. I know we should always have a go but I would be tempted to play closer to 4-4-2 with Wesley and Davies up front and McGinn and Jack on the wings, Marvelous and Luiz in the middle.

I know thats got zero chance of happening however. Certainly 2 DMs in the middle.

Best of luck - it is a free hit, but I'll say 3-1.

Agree with this midfield. Marvelous and luiz have not played yet together i think. This is the time.
I predict the worst hoping it doesn't happen then I won't be too disappointed.
utv

Think it's an ideal game to bring this formation into play but not expecting Smith to. Would also start Davis ahead of Wes, need someone to hold the ball up better, little chance of that happening either mind. AEG laziness without the ball won't be risked I suspect. Trez likely to get a go but my preference would be to retain Hourihanes goal threat.

If we were properly set up, we might cause City problems. Very much a makeshift defence for them currently and everyone is creating good chances against them. Other end a different matter. 4-2 defeat

----------------Heaton
Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett
----------Luiz, Nakamba
McGinn, Hourihane, Grealish
----------------Davis

Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: stuart r on October 23, 2019, 12:26:16 PM
a miracle of Small Heath Supporter with a Job proportions. 

Never been a fan of this type of humour. ie Birmingham City fans don't have jobs and being unemployed is something to laugh at.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Risso on October 23, 2019, 12:33:49 PM
I've just remembered, we're wearing the godawful green third kit for this match aren't we?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 23, 2019, 12:42:19 PM
I've just remembered, we're wearing the godawful green third kit for this match aren't we?
There, and I was hopeful that we would not be embarrassed.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: lukey27 on October 23, 2019, 12:44:35 PM
There seems to be a bit of negativity, re: Saturday and us being too open.

For me, the manager has set us up to press very high in the last two games as he felt that was how we could get at Norwich and Brighton and win the game. The press was too high and wild on Saturday and they passed through our lines very easily. But we've picked up back to back wins as a result of this approach.

No way on earth will we press that high Saturday against Man City, but he will want us to break as a front three if we can nick it and break up play in our own half.

I'd much rather we try and cause them problems. This manager and team aren't set up to put men behind the ball. They'll go and play and it's refreshing to see.

We'll still get beat, mind.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 23, 2019, 12:49:40 PM
They have some new injury concerns at the back with Rodri and Zinchenko out. We need to stay strong and disciplined at the back and take advantage of the chances we create. Importantly brave enough to go at them from the start.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on October 23, 2019, 12:49:41 PM
At least we'll have a go.

I think the big thing, without stating the obvious, is not giving away an early goal. As in the first few minutes.

Watford were abysmal against Man City, but didn't help themselves by giving away a goal after a minute or so.

And Wolves beat them a few weeks ago. If they can do it, it gives us all hope!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 23, 2019, 01:23:53 PM
Its very simple

They have to be really off colour and we have to have a stormer. Do it the other way round and it could be embarrassingly bad.

I watched their game last night and the opposition scoring only made them better  :o

I would imagine if Dean Smith was there to watch his notes would just be "Fuckin hell"

I always thought Sterling was one of the most overrated players around when with Plop - but at this moment in time he could be the best player in the world.

Still they are only men against men - we need to give it a go and not be caught in headlights. Im sure Deano will have a plan
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: VILLA MOLE on October 23, 2019, 01:27:54 PM
Its very simple

They have to be really off colour and we have to have a stormer. Do it the other way round and it could be embarrassingly bad.

I watched their game last night and the opposition scoring only made them better  :o

I would imagine if Dean Smith was there to watch his notes would just be "Fuckin hell"

I always thought Sterling was one of the most overrated players around when with Plop - but at this moment in time he could be the best player in the world.

Still they are only men against men - we need to give it a go and not be caught in headlights. Im sure Deano will have a plan



this - We have nothing to lose but 3 points , oh and our goal difference ,, but keep the pride!! 
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Nelly on October 23, 2019, 02:17:14 PM
As other have said, a free hit of a game. We should relish the opportunity to test the mettle of our emerging team/system against the best in the world. And every now and then, strange things happen in football, so why not with us: Expecting us to lose this but simmering optimism that we might snatch something. Up the Villa!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: UK Redsox on October 23, 2019, 02:20:13 PM
Might be a time to play Davis and Wes up front together with the aim of bashing their defence about a bit.

4 4 2 to give more protection in midfield
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on October 23, 2019, 03:43:23 PM
Someday a team is going to turn up at man city and give them a right twatting. The dream is it will be us. It's the hope that kills you not the results.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 23, 2019, 03:57:41 PM
Someday a team is going to turn up at man city and give them a right twatting. The dream is it will be us. It's the hope that kills you not the results.

Not in this league, they're not. Not until Pep's gone, anyway.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on October 23, 2019, 04:45:04 PM
I expect them to win heavily. Anything other than that would be a pleasant surprise.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AV82EC on October 23, 2019, 04:56:32 PM
Well into the Bermuda Triangle of Manchester where many a half decent Villa outfit have disappeared without trace. Our record at the Etihad is almost as embarrassing as that at OT so Iím not hopeful, anything 3-0 or under and the moral victory will be ours.

Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: CT on October 23, 2019, 05:56:53 PM
Last time I went to the "new" ground, we lost 4-1 after being a goal up at half time.

As someone said earlier, I think Saturday is a "free hit". Go and have a right old slog at it, and if we get caught out, then so be it.

I think Dean will get it right, he'll want us have a go without us being wide open. If we are too cavalier, it could be embarrassing.

Sod it, I'm going for a 2-2.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on October 23, 2019, 06:23:17 PM
At least this time we have a glimmer of hope we might snatch a point. Under potato head my glimmer of hope would have been that we would have only lost by 5 goals.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AV82EC on October 23, 2019, 06:23:49 PM
Well into the Bermuda Triangle of Manchester where many a half decent Villa outfit have disappeared without trace. Our record at the Etihad is almost as embarrassing as that at OT so Iím not hopeful, anything 3-0 or under and the moral victory will be ours.

That Etihad League record in full:

Played 13
Won 1
Drawn 0
Lost 12
Goals for 8
Goals against 39

Weíve also lost 2 FA Cup games there as well but have the ďgloryĒ of the Paul Lambert inspired 4-2 stuffing we handed them in the League Cup.

Well and truly our bogey club and ground.

If youíre going, enjoy.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: London Villan on October 23, 2019, 06:55:00 PM
We were crap there even when they were crap....
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Pete3206 on October 23, 2019, 06:55:17 PM
Greeeeeeen army!

Man City 4 Villa 1
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: KRS on October 23, 2019, 07:41:34 PM
My last time at the Etihad was watching Metallica in the rain...before that it was the game when Guzan passed the ball to Aguero for a tap in. Regardless of the weather or result, itís a good away trip, and I recommend not wearing colours if you want to enjoy a few beers and food on the concourse outside the ground before the game.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: passport1 on October 23, 2019, 08:08:57 PM
Can't see us getting a result but probably worth a long odds flutter on the off chance.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: BoVillan esq on October 23, 2019, 08:33:11 PM
2-1 Villa, one from a corner, own goal and then a penalty, that's it.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 23, 2019, 09:55:10 PM
3-1 City. Hourihane for us, who the fuck cares for them
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: rob_bridge on October 23, 2019, 10:03:48 PM
Them Some us maybe 1
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on October 24, 2019, 08:26:04 AM
When you consider that Citeh used to turn into vintage Internazionale every time we played them when they were shit, God knows how bad this is going to be.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Deano's Mullet on October 24, 2019, 08:37:03 AM
More optimistic than I normally am about this fixture but yes we probably will still get beat.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Dave P on October 24, 2019, 08:50:30 AM
We'll score.  They'll score more!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: in exile on October 24, 2019, 09:10:12 AM
I've just remembered, we're wearing the godawful green third kit for this match aren't we?
There, and I was hopeful that we would not be embarrassed.

Could be our lucky kit.
We've never lost while wearing it
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: john e on October 24, 2019, 09:20:15 AM
we are not getting anything from the next two games
keeping the score down and preserving our decent goal difference is the priority

Norwich, Sheffield Utd and even Newcastle have beaten teams in the so called top 6 and whereas i think we are a better team than all three of them I just donít think we have the belief in ourselves

I donít think we will pick up a single point against those 6 sides thatís how little faith i have in us Ďhaving a go Ď yet I think we will stay up and we will have to work on the mentality side of playing those sides next season

I saw it against Spurs, and Arsenal we just turn to pudding when the opportunity is right there to be taken
really hope this post comes back to bite me hard on the arse but itís a 3-0 beating for me
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Reuben on October 24, 2019, 09:24:05 AM
Well into the Bermuda Triangle of Manchester where many a half decent Villa outfit have disappeared without trace. Our record at the Etihad is almost as embarrassing as that at OT so Iím not hopeful, anything 3-0 or under and the moral victory will be ours.

That Etihad League record in full:

Played 13
Won 1
Drawn 0
Lost 12
Goals for 8
Goals against 39

Weíve also lost 2 FA Cup games there as well but have the ďgloryĒ of the Paul Lambert inspired 4-2 stuffing we handed them in the League Cup.

Well and truly our bogey club and ground.

If youíre going, enjoy.

I'm sure we drew up there once.  A 2-2 with Gary Gardner scoring. 
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Reuben on October 24, 2019, 09:29:03 AM
Well into the Bermuda Triangle of Manchester where many a half decent Villa outfit have disappeared without trace. Our record at the Etihad is almost as embarrassing as that at OT so Iím not hopeful, anything 3-0 or under and the moral victory will be ours.

That Etihad League record in full:

Played 13
Won 1
Drawn 0
Lost 12
Goals for 8
Goals against 39

Weíve also lost 2 FA Cup games there as well but have the ďgloryĒ of the Paul Lambert inspired 4-2 stuffing we handed them in the League Cup.

Well and truly our bogey club and ground.

If youíre going, enjoy.

I'm sure we drew up there once.  A 2-2 with Gary Gardner scoring.    (edit - I am thinking of the 3-2 loss which was probably an impressive result! And Tom Cleverley)
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Smithy on October 24, 2019, 09:45:04 AM
As others have said, it's a free hit. We're not expected to get anything from the game, everyone expects us to lose (some quite badly) - so if we do lose, it doesn't change anyone's perception of us as a team, or our prospects for the season.

However, HOW we play will tell us a lot about this group of players. Do they believe in themselves enough to have a go? Do they have the ability to create reasonable chances against a team that can genuinely win the league? Do any of our players look right at home against champions league regulars?

I'm not expecting anything but a loss, but I still think we can learn a lot about the season to come during a game like this.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: darren woolley on October 24, 2019, 11:04:21 AM
1-1 Draw for me.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 24, 2019, 11:06:40 AM
1-1 Draw for me.

That'd feel like Christmas. Would be great.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: TopDeck113 on October 24, 2019, 11:52:03 AM
I expect us to lose. Score, create a few opportunities and keep them to less than four would probably be the par result. 
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Perthvillan on October 24, 2019, 12:05:33 PM
Davis would be a good option to start and playing both Marvellous and Luiz might work.
We really should be looking to get at them though they are a bit fragile at the back right now and attack could be the best form of defence.
Going for a 2-2 draw more out of hope that reality.
UTV
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 24, 2019, 12:37:26 PM
Davis would be a good option to start and playing both Marvellous and Luiz might work.
We really should be looking to get at them though they are a bit fragile at the back right now and attack could be the best form of defence.
Going for a 2-2 draw more out of hope that reality.
UTV

We need good passers in this game to have any chance of surviving it, and Luiz's passing looked highly suspect to me when he came on against Brighton. Sure, he's got a sweet right cannon, but his awareness and team play just seem to be missing at the minute. I think I'd start with Hourihane ahead of him (which I never thought I'd be saying in a game like this, but there it is) and would just hope that Marvelous doesn't let the ball pass him by as often as he did vs Brighton.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: VinnieChase84 on October 24, 2019, 12:57:31 PM
             Heaton
Freddy, Engels, Mings, Targett
            Luiz, Marv
  McGinn, Connor, Jack
             Wesley
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: KRS on October 24, 2019, 02:30:41 PM
I presume there arenít any clauses in Luiz contract preventing him from playing considering his signing was touted as being some kind of bespoke loan deal in the summer?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on October 24, 2019, 02:58:56 PM
Well into the Bermuda Triangle of Manchester where many a half decent Villa outfit have disappeared without trace. Our record at the Etihad is almost as embarrassing as that at OT so Iím not hopeful, anything 3-0 or under and the moral victory will be ours.

That Etihad League record in full:

Played 13
Won 1
Drawn 0
Lost 12
Goals for 8
Goals against 39

Weíve also lost 2 FA Cup games there as well but have the ďgloryĒ of the Paul Lambert inspired 4-2 stuffing we handed them in the League Cup.

Well and truly our bogey club and ground.

If youíre going, enjoy.

I'm sure we drew up there once.  A 2-2 with Gary Gardner scoring.    (edit - I am thinking of the 3-2 loss which was probably an impressive result! And Tom Cleverley)

We should have won that game. At least a point would have been fair.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: LeeB on October 24, 2019, 03:29:08 PM
Well into the Bermuda Triangle of Manchester where many a half decent Villa outfit have disappeared without trace. Our record at the Etihad is almost as embarrassing as that at OT so I’m not hopeful, anything 3-0 or under and the moral victory will be ours.

That Etihad League record in full:

Played 13
Won 1
Drawn 0
Lost 12
Goals for 8
Goals against 39

We’ve also lost 2 FA Cup games there as well but have the “glory” of the Paul Lambert inspired 4-2 stuffing we handed them in the League Cup.

Well and truly our bogey club and ground.

If you’re going, enjoy.

I'm sure we drew up there once.  A 2-2 with Gary Gardner scoring.    (edit - I am thinking of the 3-2 loss which was probably an impressive result! And Tom Cleverley)

We should have won that game. At least a point would have been fair.

We were brilliant that day, but were totally undone by having Brad Guzan in goal. Jack in particular was ace, I'm sure he nutmegged David Silva at one point.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Mister E on October 24, 2019, 05:56:32 PM
Someday a team is going to turn up at man city and give them a right twatting. The dream is it will be us. It's the hope that kills you not the results.
Didn't Barcahampton do that in Citeh's lat home league game?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on October 24, 2019, 06:48:16 PM
I understand anything other than a defeat is seen as a bonus but I don't go with this free hit talk as such.
They are good, very very good and have brushed us aside with ease plenty of times. But that was when we were on the way down, now we are on the way up.
We are in the same division as them by right. The team should be brave, savour the challenge, be willing to take a chance and who knows ?


Up the Villa.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: LeeB on October 24, 2019, 06:50:08 PM
I understand anything other than a defeat is seen as a bonus but I don't go with this free hit talk as such.
They are good, very very good and have brushed us aside with ease plenty of times. But that was when we were on the way down, now we are on the way up.
We are in the same division as them by right. The team should be brave, savour the challenge, be willing to take a chance and who knows ?


Up the Villa.

Whilst we as fans might be pessimistic, Iím sure the managers and players will go there with that attitude.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Risso on October 24, 2019, 06:54:58 PM
I understand anything other than a defeat is seen as a bonus but I don't go with this free hit talk as such.
They are good, very very good and have brushed us aside with ease plenty of times. But that was when we were on the way down, now we are on the way up.
We are in the same division as them by right. The team should be brave, savour the challenge, be willing to take a chance and who knows ?


Up the Villa.

That's the spirit! 
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on October 24, 2019, 07:59:59 PM
If the dingles can win there ,then we have a glimmer of hope. There again we are Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on October 24, 2019, 08:22:51 PM
I'd be very tempted to start with Davis as City may be playing people out of position in the centre of defence, or players just back from injury and Davis would be more of a bully than Wes and would hold it up better too, which is gonna be important as we will be under pressure for long periods. I can see Luis starting ahead of Hourihane for his defensive work and will no doubt have something to prove too.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Louzie0 on October 24, 2019, 08:39:01 PM
0 - 4
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 24, 2019, 09:30:16 PM
We were crap there even when they were crap....

Pretty much. I remember that time Distin just ran from the halfway line through our defence and calmly slotted in. Their record at VP in those times was actually better then than it has been post takeover I think as we've beaten them a few times.

There was also a spell when Vassell seemed to score every game after leaving us.

Quite an achievement anyway in those days to make them look like a Pep side when they were being managed by Stuart Pearce!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 24, 2019, 10:09:53 PM
Man Citeh and Liverpool back to back in the League. Not feeling overly optimistic.

Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: TonyD on October 24, 2019, 10:16:55 PM
Man Citeh and Liverpool back to back in the League. Not feeling overly optimistic.



I know.  Iíd settle for 4 points. 
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: brentastonb6 on October 24, 2019, 11:20:41 PM
As others have said, it's a free hit. We're not expected to get anything from the game, everyone expects us to lose (some quite badly) - so if we do lose, it doesn't change anyone's perception of us as a team, or our prospects for the season.

However, HOW we play will tell us a lot about this group of players. Do they believe in themselves enough to have a go? Do they have the ability to create reasonable chances against a team that can genuinely win the league? Do any of our players look right at home against champions league regulars?

I'm not expecting anything but a loss, but I still think we can learn a lot about the season to come during a game like this.
This for me too. Letís see how much we believe in ourselves as a team , also how we carry that into the Liverpool game which Iím more optimistic about . I donít think anyone will just walk into a rocking Villa Park and take the spoils without a fight.
UTV
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 25, 2019, 12:04:23 AM
This season no club has allowed more chances from set pieces situations than Villa.
On the road Villa have allowed 95 shots at goal, a league-high.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: robbo1874 on October 25, 2019, 03:00:19 AM
             Heaton
Freddy, Engels, Mings, Targett
            Luiz, Marv
  McGinn, Connor, Jack
             Wesley
This, but I might be tempted to switch Connor for Keinan?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: DrGonzo on October 25, 2019, 08:41:07 AM
The Grauniad:

4) Villaís tempo-setters to give City a tough time

Thereís a lot to like about Dean Smithís Aston Villa, in particular their midfield axis of Marvelous Nakamba, Jack Grealish and John McGinn. Nakambaís calm intelligence provides the perfect balance to his more energetic partners, who play with the perfect combination of entitlement and desire, McGinn a tenacious tempo-setter and Grealish an intuitive improviser. Against City, they will be extended like never before, but will know that if they can compete, there are goals to be taken from a vulnerable home defence. Of course, the likelihood is that City will be too good for them, but do not be surprised if Villa give them a run for their money. DH

ē Manchester City v Aston Villa, 12.30pm Saturday
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on October 25, 2019, 08:56:42 AM
Expected Wolves to get flounced but they kept their shape ,which they are very good at,and done them on the break at speed.So there's hope.
Think it'll be a high scoring draw. 5-5
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: TheTimVilla on October 25, 2019, 09:33:15 AM
We will score but VAR will disallow it, as per...
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa match thread
Post by: The Edge on October 25, 2019, 09:39:46 AM
Lose 3-1, they are a quality attacking team.
So are we. 4-4
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: The Edge on October 25, 2019, 09:56:07 AM
I understand anything other than a defeat is seen as a bonus but I don't go with this free hit talk as such.
They are good, very very good and have brushed us aside with ease plenty of times. But that was when we were on the way down, now we are on the way up.
We are in the same division as them by right. The team should be brave, savour the challenge, be willing to take a chance and who knows ?


Up the Villa.
I like this. There is too much loser talk on here. We are a different animal to the last time we played them. Plus we endured one of the barmiest goalkeeping displays i've ever seen now we have an England keeper. Of course we may lose but it's not a foregone conclusion. Our midfield excites me more than anything we've had since the days of Mortimer, Cowans, Bremner etc. Be brave Villa not scared. We will give them plenty of problems going forward. They will give us plenty of problems theres no doubt about that. But lets have a go. Lets be loud and proud whatever the outcome. We've come a long way since we last played them and our journey is only just beginning.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: bilsim on October 25, 2019, 10:40:59 AM
First game of the season that I won't be watching, partly because of other commitments but mainly because I despise Franchise FC and everything they represent. In the incredibly unlikely scenario that we ever see a Man City vs Small Heath cup final, catch me singing Keep Right On. I absolutely hate the club.

It certainly seems in the build up that Dean and the lads are up for this one and I can see it being similar to the Spurs game that began the season with resolute performances from our defence to keep things respectable before shipping a couple of late goals.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Risso on October 25, 2019, 11:06:38 AM
Franchise FC is usually a term reserved for MK Dons, in what way are Man City a franchise?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Clampy on October 25, 2019, 11:15:49 AM
I'm not sure i'd refuse to watch a Villa game just because I hated the other club.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on October 25, 2019, 11:35:58 AM
In the incredibly unlikely scenario that we ever see a Man City vs Small Heath cup final, catch me singing Keep Right On. I absolutely hate the club.


You are dead to me
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 25, 2019, 11:37:20 AM
Franchise FC is usually a term reserved for MK Dons, in what way are Man City a franchise?

They're owned by City Football Group as part of a wider franchise including New York City, Melbourne City, Girona and others. Assuming that's what the OP was alluding to
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 25, 2019, 11:42:05 AM
I'm still alright with them. They're trailblazers illuminating the path that lies before us which ends at our own galactic domination. Their players and manager seem an affable, hard working and stylish bunch, and any new found sense of entitlement their supporters may have developed shall be dwarfed by mine in ten years' time.
And I doubt bilsim's loathing comes even anywhere near my wishing of doom, destruction and oblivion upon all things tottingham.

Include me with the 5-5s. Same again from Smith. I think if we try to deploy any kind of damage limitation strategy it'll massively backfire and end up as little more than a hard training session for our opponents. Front foot, let's have at them. Mings, Grealish(2), Wes, Luiz for us.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Ads on October 25, 2019, 11:43:49 AM
In the incredibly unlikely scenario that we ever see a Man City vs Small Heath cup final, catch me singing Keep Right On. I absolutely hate the club.


You are dead to me

Aye, he lost me there too.

Absolutely hating the opposition would be more of a reason to go as far as I'm concerned.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2019, 12:29:52 PM
Franchise FC is usually a term reserved for MK Dons, in what way are Man City a franchise?

They're owned by City Football Group as part of a wider franchise including New York City, Melbourne City, Girona and others. Assuming that's what the OP was alluding to

We are owned by the same ownership group as Milwaukee Bucks. Are we a franchise? I get that some aren't keen on them (though they wouldn't be in the top twenty of clubs I dislike), but there's no way they're a "Franchise Club".
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: QuintonVilla on October 25, 2019, 12:32:29 PM
6-1 defeat
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 25, 2019, 12:35:24 PM
Franchise FC is usually a term reserved for MK Dons, in what way are Man City a franchise?

They're owned by City Football Group as part of a wider franchise including New York City, Melbourne City, Girona and others. Assuming that's what the OP was alluding to
.

We are owned by the same ownership group as Milwaukee Bucks. Are we a franchise? I get that some aren't keen on them (though they wouldn't be in the top twenty of clubs I dislike), but there's no way they're a "Franchise Club".

I'm not saying we are. That's just what I took the original poster to mean.

I will say, they would definitely be in the 'top 20' of clubs I dislike though. Probably top 10.

They're nowhere as high as Blose, Leeds or Spurs in that respect, mind.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: algy on October 25, 2019, 12:40:45 PM
I understand anything other than a defeat is seen as a bonus but I don't go with this free hit talk as such.
They are good, very very good and have brushed us aside with ease plenty of times. But that was when we were on the way down, now we are on the way up.
We are in the same division as them by right. The team should be brave, savour the challenge, be willing to take a chance and who knows ?


Up the Villa.
I like this. There is too much loser talk on here. We are a different animal to the last time we played them. Plus we endured one of the barmiest goalkeeping displays i've ever seen now we have an England keeper. Of course we may lose but it's not a foregone conclusion. Our midfield excites me more than anything we've had since the days of Mortimer, Cowans, Bremner etc. Be brave Villa not scared. We will give them plenty of problems going forward. They will give us plenty of problems theres no doubt about that. But lets have a go. Lets be loud and proud whatever the outcome. We've come a long way since we last played them and our journey is only just beginning.
I think we have to have a bit of confidence about us.  This isn't a 'free hit' - if Wolves and Norwich can beat them, so can we.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 25, 2019, 12:48:39 PM
I hate these jammy c***s more than I hate ManUre. Thank fuck they've still never won the European Cup.

 
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 25, 2019, 12:54:13 PM
How are they jammy c***s? Unless it's because they were a club with a dodgy owner and going nowhere until they were taken over by billionaires, which sounds a lot like us.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Clark W Griswold on October 25, 2019, 01:08:06 PM
I could never hate anyone more than Man Utd, even our Neanderthal neighbours and these corporate c***s.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on October 25, 2019, 01:10:22 PM
I just hope man city dont realise it is a 12.30 kick off. That should give us a fair bit of time to get well ahead.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: LeeB on October 25, 2019, 02:09:21 PM
Flood warnings predicted for the Cotton Village today and tomorrow, must be a chance the game could get called off
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: usav on October 25, 2019, 02:17:20 PM
6-1 defeat

That's the spirit.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 25, 2019, 02:26:55 PM
6-1 defeat

That's the spirit.

As long as the seats are filled and everyone sings. That's what matters.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 25, 2019, 02:40:16 PM
"Tomorrow's game gives us the opportunity to register three Premier League wins in a row for the first time since April 2010. 👊"

What a bloody grim statistic!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: DrGonzo on October 25, 2019, 03:05:10 PM
Dean Smith's cunning anti-Sterling plan:

"Heís an extraordinary player. I think heís proving that with club and country at the moment. Weíre looking at trying to tie his laces together."
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: LeeB on October 25, 2019, 03:10:06 PM
Dean Smith's cunning anti-Sterling plan:

"He’s an extraordinary player. I think he’s proving that with club and country at the moment. We’re looking at trying to tie his laces together."

Ha!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Villa Lew on October 25, 2019, 04:29:25 PM
This will be our first match against the mighty Pep, can we make it a winning one, doubtful, but not impossible. Going 3-1 City, our scorer, Pep's favourite player, Douglas.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Bren'd on October 25, 2019, 04:35:53 PM
If Mings has a good game he will be on his way to Liverpool in Jan, definitely. If McGinn has a good game he'll be on his way to Man U in Jan, definitely and a certainty. If Grealish has a good game he'll be off to Spurs in Jan, definitely.  If Luis has a good game he'll be back at Man City in Jan, definitely. If they all have good games we'll win.  Let's hope that's the case.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Ads on October 25, 2019, 04:51:26 PM
Flood warnings predicted for the Cotton Village today and tomorrow, must be a chance the game could get called off

Supposed to be playing 11 aside tonight and it's been called off. T'is pissing it down up here, has been all day, will be all night and all morning.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 25, 2019, 05:06:38 PM
Zinchenko and Rodri are definitely out injured and could see some rotation in other positions.
Mendy isn't exactly up to speed and at left back can be exposed if he is to play
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: wittonwarrior on October 25, 2019, 05:14:21 PM
fuck em - 3-1 Villa.  Give them Mancs a football lesson and then gloat for the rest of the day in the Printers back in Stockport.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Diablo on October 25, 2019, 05:35:55 PM
Who gives a fuck which over paid vaginas these wankers pick, we're going to absolutely fucking funeral them any way.

I don't care if they have Francis Lee playing in the middle and Sterling buzzing around alongside the ghost of Dennis Tueart, we're going to murder them.
Talking about the ghost of Dennis Tueart had me having to check if he was alive or not?! I only found out last week in conversation that Robert Palmer had died and he passed in 2003. I thought I'd missed another. To celebrate I'm going to watch that over head kick and that Robert Palmer video.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Ads on October 25, 2019, 05:41:39 PM
Look what we have here on a Man City forum;

Quote
I am going to the game with my MCFC supporting missus & I hope you absolutely smash these fookers.
With any luck, after you had given them a thorough Rogering, it will ruin them for the rest of the season & begin a slide back to the championship for the twats.
Suffice to say, seeing the seals getting hammered will be my cup final, birthday & christmas all in one.
#SOTV

An Albion fan. The last line sums the bitter twats up.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2019, 05:45:22 PM
Franchise FC is usually a term reserved for MK Dons, in what way are Man City a franchise?

They're owned by City Football Group as part of a wider franchise including New York City, Melbourne City, Girona and others. Assuming that's what the OP was alluding to
.

We are owned by the same ownership group as Milwaukee Bucks. Are we a franchise? I get that some aren't keen on them (though they wouldn't be in the top twenty of clubs I dislike), but there's no way they're a "Franchise Club".

I'm not saying we are. That's just what I took the original poster to mean.

Yeah, sorry. You are probably right. I wasn't arguing with you just disagreeing with the OP.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Diablo on October 25, 2019, 05:53:57 PM
Look what we have here on a Man City forum;

Quote
I am going to the game with my MCFC supporting missus & I hope you absolutely smash these fookers.
With any luck, after you had given them a thorough Rogering, it will ruin them for the rest of the season & begin a slide back to the championship for the twats.
Suffice to say, seeing the seals getting hammered will be my cup final, birthday & christmas all in one.
#SOTV

An Albion fan. The last line sums the bitter twats up.
Seals?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Stu on October 25, 2019, 06:19:50 PM
Look what we have here on a Man City forum;

Quote
I am going to the game with my MCFC supporting missus & I hope you absolutely smash these fookers.
With any luck, after you had given them a thorough Rogering, it will ruin them for the rest of the season & begin a slide back to the championship for the twats.
Suffice to say, seeing the seals getting hammered will be my cup final, birthday & christmas all in one.
#SOTV

An Albion fan. The last line sums the bitter twats up.
Seals?

It's their nickname for us. Apparently because Villa fans clap like seals with arms straight, not bent at the elbows. Or something. I told the stripey that told me this that if they have to explain the joke it isn't funny, but he wasn't having it. It's the worst disparaging nickname for a rival ever, the explanation is really convoluted and doesn't make any sense.

The fucking stripey idiots.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Nastylee on October 25, 2019, 06:20:38 PM
It's an attempt at humour suggesting Villa fans clap. Hilarious isn't it?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 25, 2019, 06:31:08 PM
It's an attempt at humour suggesting Villa fans clap. Hilarious isn't it?

He's got me there. Snared. I have indeed been known to clap, once or perhaps even twice in my life.

Radish.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Stu on October 25, 2019, 06:45:41 PM
I think our nickname for the Albion should just be 'The Fucking Idiots'.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: wince on October 25, 2019, 07:03:30 PM
I think our nickname for the Albion should just be 'The Fucking Idiots'.
or  fungus monsters given the thrush on their badge.....
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 25, 2019, 07:03:55 PM
Yes but being the only person in a room clapping and cheering is embarrassing



Particularly after sex.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 25, 2019, 07:06:39 PM
Yes but being the only person in a room clapping and cheering is embarrassing



Particularly after sex.

You were watching, you pervert
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 25, 2019, 07:55:05 PM
I could never hate anyone more than Man Utd, even our Neanderthal neighbours and these corporate c***s.

100% agree with this.
I work all week in Manchester and I hate the red bastards with a passion
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Ads on October 25, 2019, 08:09:17 PM
Hating Man United appeals to their ego. I can't be doing with Brunnie Reds, but the heriarchy of antipathy surely has to start with the Noses and end with the Stripey Twats.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: CT on October 25, 2019, 08:37:01 PM
Looks like it may be a tad wet tomorrow!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: john e on October 25, 2019, 09:16:32 PM
last time we played them at theirs we were singing songs about Lescotts new car and getting bashed 4 nil

think we have come a long way since those bad old days



Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: john e on October 25, 2019, 09:17:11 PM
we could still lose by 4 mind
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Dogtanian on October 25, 2019, 09:40:24 PM
Looking forward to it.  Going up early to watch the rugby at a mates and then heading over.  Donít know what the result is gonna be, but hoping for a performance.

Me and my mate often declare sommat weíll do if we get a set score, winning margin, or result, etc. and this time heís decided if we win then weíre making the drive back in our birthday suits.    ::)

So letís hope for a Villa win, warm weather, no breakdowns, and selective blindness for all the unfortunate road users heading home tomorrow afternoon!

Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Ads on October 25, 2019, 10:06:18 PM
I've found a barbers near me that opens at 5:30, so it can be hair cut, rugby and then nip over to the Emptyhad.

*insert Simon Pegg pint gif*
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Dogtanian on October 25, 2019, 10:13:11 PM
I've found a barbers near me that opens at 5:30, so it can be hair cut, rugby and then nip over to the Emptyhad.

*insert Simon Pegg pint gif*

Howís about that for a slice of fried gold.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on October 25, 2019, 10:20:26 PM
I think Brighton and hove Albion are more significant these days to us than  smethwick Albion
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: purpletrousers on October 25, 2019, 11:06:53 PM
I think Brighton and hove Albion are more significant these days to us than  smethwick Albion

I think it wasnít quite until watching the highlights that I realised why in the stadium the F* the Albion chant was so hearty. Doh.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 26, 2019, 04:49:19 AM
How are they jammy c***s? Unless it's because they were a club with a dodgy owner and going nowhere until they were taken over by billionaires, which sounds a lot like us.

i will never tire here of exposing the closet glory-hunters.  The blue Mancs aren't as prevalent as the Red c***s
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Ads on October 26, 2019, 08:29:27 AM
Just stepped out to get my hair cut and it is absolutely vile out. Big coat weather my southern brothers and sisters who are travelling to this god forsaken outpost.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Risso on October 26, 2019, 08:31:10 AM
It's no better down here, absolutely rotten.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on October 26, 2019, 08:44:55 AM
Come on you Villa boys! Would love a result today! Against the spuds and arses we were competitive and I'm expecting more of the same. If we are fortunate to be in with a shout with 15 to go I'd expect us to have learnt from those 2 previous games. I'm staying positive about this one! UTV!!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on October 26, 2019, 09:50:53 AM
I do wonder whether McGinn's work rate takes it out of him and he seems to fade in the final minutes which seems to coincide with us faltering late on in some games.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Clampy on October 26, 2019, 09:59:28 AM
Some very generous bets doing the rounds today. McGinn to score and the Villa win is 80/1 on Skybet and Grealish first goal is 33/1 on Paddy Power. 30/1 for the win. They don't fancy us at all do they?

I think we might get beat to be honest though but with some of their defence missing, this is hell of a chance to go up and get something. I'll go 3-1 to them though, I think they may have too much for us the way they are playing going forward. McGinn to put us in front with an early goal.
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: django on October 26, 2019, 10:55:10 AM
I think our nickname for the Albion should just be 'The Fucking Idiots'.
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A while back on here, someone* called them Ďway we used to live inbred twatsí which is a phrase that has resonated for me ever since.

*Mazrim maybe?
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 26, 2019, 11:29:48 AM
Keep the scoreline respectable, lads, today!

Will keep our goal difference looking OK if we do, though Southampton helped us last night!
Title: Re: Manchester City v Villa pre-match thread
Post by: wally58 on October 26, 2019, 11:34:13 AM
My favourite bet of the season is McGinn 1st scorer & us to win 3-2.
It`s nearly happened twice this season and is around 1000/1 today so a fiver has gone on it