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  1. Tiki-Taka

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    Counting to six today, so far.

    Seven in the end.

    Overhyped mode: City will smash Chelsea's record of 103 goals in one Premier League season.
     
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    Wow, no points or goals for Palace but they end up beating the reigning champs.

    Manchester clubs and Tottenham the best so far. Got to give a clear edge to City at this point. Let's see how much more can they keep scoring like this.

    After an awful miss earlier, Ronaldo finally scored in this La Liga season. 85th minute winner against Getafe. With this 2-1 win, it means Real Madrid now hold a new record for most consecutive away wins in Spain. Now standing at 13, and counting...
     
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    Meanwhile, two impressive streaks have ended today, both at the same number.

    Borussia Dortmund were unbeaten at home in the Bundesliga for 41 consecutive games but lost 2-3 to Leipzig despite scoring the opener. Bayern, now led by Heynckes who returned from retirement, cut the gap to 2 points after a 5-0 win over Freiburg.

    Juventus were unbeaten at home in Serie A for 41 consecutive games but lost 1-2 to Lazio despite scoring the opener and leading at halftime. This gives a chance to Napoli to go 5 points clear of Juventus if they beat Roma away tonight, while Inter could move 3 points clear of Juventus if they win tomorrow's Milan derby.

    Atletico Madrid-Barcelona time. First real test for perfect starters Barca in the league this season. Come on city rivals, make them slip. :D

    Oh yeah, Arsenal lost to Watford. Led at halftime but conceded two, second to former Man United boy Cleverley in injury time. Ooops.
     
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    End of an era at Juventus.

    Somebody will be pleased to know that I am watching Atletico vs Barcelona. :p
     
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    Give the title to City. I don't see us winning as many league games as them and certainly wouldn't fancy our chances in the head to head.
     
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    Not while United are only 2 points behind. lol City look on top of the world now. Still in the one result can change everything stage.

    Missing key players as well. Can understand the Mourinho venon when he talks about Pogba.
     
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    Not the best result as our hopes for breaking La Liga winning streak record comes to an end, fell 3 wins short. But it's good to get those fixtures with ugly Atletico out of the way. The next trip is to Bilbao, got to do better there, not let Real close the gap.
    I wonder who that someone is. :p

    We had better days than this though, I hope it won't make you ignore all La Liga games outside of El Clasico again. ;)
     
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    Really poor from Chelsea, cost me 2 points on a work's Sky Super Six league.
     
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    It was a decent match. Not as frustrating as the match earlier in the day, although I'm sure it was for you. I thought you were going to take it at the end with the free kick.
     
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    If anyone ever wondered whether a Leopard would change it's spots, let yesterday be a lesson that it simply doesn't happen. A summer spending spree buying yet more expensive galacticos, Liverpool missing two of their best players, in terrible form, attack clearly not at it's best, defence looking as fragile as ever and not for one minute did the Mancs have any intention to win that game.

    Hopefully will put to rest the idea that Mourinho is in any way shape or form changing his ways for Man Utd, one thing to go for it against Stoke, Burnley or Brighton, another to do so against you're league rivals and he just never does and he never will, the Portugese Pulis strikes again.
     
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    Mourinho in a big game is never a good spectacle, never has been and never will be. The rest of the top 6 against each other and the game could be good. We just all need to stop expecting anything else from him in these games.

    Get used to is mate, how many times have I told you this is Mourinho's MO, why expect anything else. He could have Pele, Maradonna and Messi up front and he'd still park the bus it doesn't matter.

    Lukaku missing from a big game again of course, what he did do he did poorly, just like for Everton before him.
     
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    Hey, good to see you back.

    There is one or two trips remaining where I can see the same approach happening. There still hasn't been and never will be a bus at home.

    What did you expect him to do when all of his teammates were in their own box? :D He is no Messi who smashes toughest teams the most but he scores occasionally against big teams. Almost triple digit number of Premier League goals while mostly playing for two midtable clubs, that's excellent. Scored against one of the two bigger teams that Manchester faced so far this season. Anyway his contribution against inferior sides will definitely do for now while we wait for Ibra's return. Dropped too many points against those last season.
     
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    Yeah been busy in recent months not had much time to spend on here of late.

    Yeah, well I suspect there will be a few more matches where we will see it, but we shall see.

    True, but it was the same for Everton last season, how many goals against the top six did he get? As you say though his contribution against smaller sides is making a difference for you so far this season, will be interesting to see what happens when Ibrahimovic comes back, a better player overall and more the archetypal Mourinho striker, also not a player who's traditionally been great in big games either but if you can beat the bottom 14 more often than not you'll be up there, can't see past City right now though to be honest, battering the big teams and beating their rivals as well.
     
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    Maybe in the Champions League if the club meets someone like Barcelona or Bayern then I can see a very defensive approach too.

    He scored four against the top six last season. More points will definitely be won this season but as you say City are insanely good so far. Hard to see them stop with this goalscoring form anytime soon though it wouldn't be the first time runs like this just turn out be temporary good form either.
     
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    I think they will remain solid in front of goal but teams like these are usually prone to conceding, while they are more likely to blow teams away than United are, they could be more frustrated on a bad day as well. Mourinho's team will get better at grinding out results as time goes on, he is simply an expert at that.
    I thought the team would turn it around completely, the 2nd half was much better. Messi just can't score that free kick goal yet this season, he's been either denied by a world class save or the woodwork several times now.
     
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    I thought you got addicted to football manager again. haha I'm patiently waiting for the new one. New scouting system seems to be the main addition this year. Tempted to manage PSG. Too easy?

    United were missing their main galactico (Pogba), Bailly and ''the torturer'' Fellaini. But like you said, Portugal Pulis isn't going to change what has worked so well for him. Always going to play for the draw. Most of the pundits were saying this. I knew what to expect going into the game, but still have the hope. I mean, I'd still be happy with the Mourinho style if United managed to win 1-0.
     
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    Haha, nah nothing like that, am looking forward to the new game, PSG surely a bit too easy, guess winning the league in February or something and staying competitive for the latter stages of the Champions League be just about the biggest challenge.

    Yeah never going to change, he's happy with the draw in these types of games, playing it safe and playing for the draw. It's worked well for him over the years, so he can point to that to show it works. Doubt you'd see Fergie doing that though, and Pep ain't going to do that with City, think you need to be more ambitious in these matches nowadays, the League's more competitive now so those tough matches against big sides are more common now think you need to go for it more.
     
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    In other news, Lukaku gets away without retrospective action for kicking Lovren in the head, in fairness I suppose he was so deeply buried in his back pocket he probably couldn't see a thing.
     
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    Also Newcastle may finally be able to shift that odious little man that is Mike Ashley out of their club with him putting them up for sale. Something we as football fans should be able to unite against these sort of leeches owning our football clubs.

    Not to mention he's a despicable excuse for a human being taking football out of it. There's a reason why Sports Direct are generally considered just about the worst employer in the country.
     
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    Speaking of managing PSG, what’s Mourinho doing flirting with them now?

    I said he should of gone there after Chelsea last time. Unlimited funds, he’d walk the league title with his domestic record and if he could deliver them the Champions League, he’d be idolised forever. Seemed ready made for him.

    I’ve always thought United was a strange fit for him personally. The way he plays, his personality. He’s always going to be behind Ferguson, no matter what he does there. For now his legacy will be what he did at Chelsea first time, Porto and Inter Milan. PSG has the conditions to do the same. Time will tell I guess.
     
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    Something tells me there's going to be a lot of Toblerone's being given as Christmas presents in Northern Ireland this December :p
     
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    Luck of the Irish.

    Can't complain, we have a shot at the Swiss. Sorry Rogi.
     
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    Carlsberg in the south?
     
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    Yeah, I'm glad it is not Italy or Croatia. Still underdogs against Swtizerland, but it has to be the best draw on paper.
    Probably.
     
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    Good playoff draw, we have interesting ties. Ἑλλάς! :D

    City are a legit Champions League contender. I can get hyped easily though.
     
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    Englishers doing well though Real Madrid and Tottingham now tied
     
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    Fun night. 31 goals, everyone except Maribor scored.

    Points dropped at the Bernabeu again. Credit to Tottenham though, they were equal to Madrid.
     
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    Spurs did well.
    Good luck.

    Yeah, I am starting to believe the hype. City got it all going on right now.
     
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    I am not Greek. :p Just supporting them to eliminate Croats, which would also put Serbia in Pot 3.

    They could have killed Napoli 5-0 before halftime. Maybe the virus called wastefulness costs them some important points in the future.
     
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    lol I am tired.

    Yeah, Pep was paying respect after the match. Saying, Napoli, is possibly the greatest team he has played. City is the best in Europe right now. Let's see how it goes. Not ruling out the Red Devils. Sneak through unimpressively. :p
     
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    Beautiful football. I wasn't sure if Pep could pull it off in England but this is incredibly promising.
    Are you starting to wish Man United went for Pep instead? :p
     
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    I am right now. :p
     
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    LMAO the Benfica goalie catches it and just lands into the net.
     
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    He reminds me of Bo Dallas.


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    The controller ran out of batteries right after he triggered the catch animation and fell into the goal.
     
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    Benfica really thinks they can score on DDG from 30 + yards away lol
     
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    Benfica's goalkeeper is now the youngest goalkeeper to appear in the Champions League, broke Iker Casillas' record. He will remember his debut by Rashford's cunning attempt. :cool:

    Sounds like Chelsea-Roma was a very fun match.
     
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    I've sympathy for him. Flashbacks to a Boys brigade match in mid 90s, we played a much superior team. I was keeping us in the game during first half then they eventually scored. Did we even get a shot on goal? I can't remember, what I do remember is their third goal. It was pretty much a pass back to me and there was no back pass rule for Boys brigade matches, so I went to pick it up, sun shining so loudly, the ball goes under my legs. Other team laughing and one of my team matches was crying. Getting hammered hurts. This guy thought he was a young Ryan Giggs. lol Taught me to never leave for a match without my baseball cap again.
     
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    He did not BOlieve. :p
     
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    Yet another own goal that opens the scoring for us this season, this is getting hilarious. :D Stupid, stupid, stupid from Pique. He is lucky the incident didn't happen in a big game. Messi finally gets that free kick goal, as well as one assist on a cold rainy night in Barcelona. Quite impressive, no? :p
     
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    Dzeko's volley goal against Chelsea was sublime.
     
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    Hammered Qarabag, one of the best away performances by an English team in Europe against Atletico and now a 3-3 thriller with Roma.

    It might be tough to be in the Champions League again next season, but you’ll all miss us ;)
     

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