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Thread: Guardiola to leave Bayern Munich/Ancelotti out

  1. #131
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely View Post
    the first principle of a league system is to gain as many points as you can. the second principle is to score as many goals as you can. the third is probably to concede as few as you can.

    you can tell me Mourinho's team were more 'pragmatic' as much as you want but they were scoring more and even attained more points. this forces you into using arbitrary yardsticks to measure them with such as 'style'. you may enjoy countless crab passes all over the pitch but that isn't my idea of enjoyable football. which of us is right? neither, of course. it is subjective and carries no weight in rational discussion.

    talk of 'pragmatic' and 'boring' mean nothing to me. I'm interested in facts.

    Man City average just one more shot on target per game than Man United. they have scored just one more goal all season. Man United average slightly more shots than Man City at home but have fewer in away games.

    there is barely anything between them except for your perception. yet you're telling me we're lucky to witness this man city team and running down Mourinho's side.

    I get Mourinho is an abrasive twat but this continual running down of actual achievements of his is baffling. only Cristiano Ronaldo has it worse from people.
    You're right it is mostly the style I find more interesting. Not just the goals or shots on target but the nice build up play that almost creates a chance or just has the other team bamboozled. That doesn't really show in the stats. Also I have never run mourinho down for his incredible achievements just his philosophy and his annoying hypocritical complaints like stoke didn't come to play even though his teams have done the same in many big games

  2. #132
    Quote Originally Posted by eaman View Post
    You're right it is mostly the style I find more interesting. Not just the goals or shots on target but the nice build up play that almost creates a chance or just has the other team bamboozled. That doesn't really show in the stats. Also I have never run mourinho down for his incredible achievements just his philosophy and his annoying hypocritical complaints like stoke didn't come to play even though his teams have done the same in many big games
    yeah and I get that but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    you can and should appreciate what you enjoy without the need to use what are obviously barbed comments such as 'pragmatic' to describe others who have achieved great success.

    as I've pointed out, Guardiola's style was largely unimpressive last season. this season, and 300m later, it is looking promising. whether he keeps that up consistently over the season remains to be seen. if he, once again, fails to lift the title than any style based plaudits will be even more hollow than they are right now.

  3. #133
    Guardiola is a weird guy and probably pretty limited as a manager but I think he's good for football and premier league. Last year they were the most entertaining team to watch even when they were shit. A bit pointless of course if they don't win anything but if that is the case he will get sacked in the end.

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