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    Big Jim
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    Very average from City tonight. Final ball often poor against a disciplined feyanord side. Thought we missed David Silva. Nice to see Foden get a few mins. Bernardo Silva doesn’t look entirely fit to me? Mangala looked ok. But a win is a win and it took Just one real moment of magic from Raheem. Think we should play a entire reserve/young team in the final game as it’s three days before the Derby.

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    nine nine nine
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    We’ll done to Spurs on a very good away win which keeps them top of what looked like a very tough Group when it was drawn and to City for their win and topping their Group.

    Congrats too to young Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz on their CL debuts for City hopefully their first CL game of many.

    Disappointment for Liverpool after being 3 nil up at half time to end up drawing 3-3 with Klopp saying after the game “it feels like a defeat”.

    But Liverpool could still win the Group by beating Spartak Moscow at Anfield.

    To put football into perspective though “Sevilla will make an official statement regarding the health of head coach Eduardo Berizzo on Wednesday.

    It is expected that the Andalusian club will confirm reports claiming that Berizzo, who masterminded a spectacular Champions League comeback against Liverpool on Tuesday night, has been diagnosed with Prostate Cancer.

    Sevilla’s club president Jose Castro told Spanish radio station Cope on Tuesday: “As it is a personal and complicated issue, I prefer to wait to tomorrow [Wednesday).”

    My best wishes and prayers go out to Eduardo Berizzo in his battle ahead.

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    Paxton
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    another very good performance in the champions league for spurs. winning what looked like the toughest group we could’ve got is very impressive. actually thought alli was the worst player on the pitch yet he finished with 2 assists to his name – just shows how important he is even on a bad day. harry winks again put in a very mature performance and great to see danny rose back. had a very good game considering his limited game time so far this season. 2 wins against dortmund and unbeaten against real madrid – not a bad group stage. need to carry it through to the knock out rounds now!

    on liverpool – last nights result will be a huge disappointment but i’m in no way surprised they threw away a 3 goal lead. it all comes down to klopp as a manager and tactician. i’ve said it a few times, i dont think hes very good. people just like his charisma. liverpool should’ve walked this group but they are now taking it to the last game. they will never achieve anything with the style of play they are currently adopting.

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    newbalance
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    Paxton,

    sadly it’s a kick in the nuts for us and reminds me a lot like Crystal Palace. Some of those out there really felt it and you only have to look on the example of Firmino’s face because all the work and the quality undone.

    If those turn of events were reversed, perhaps a few out there would be praising Liverpool for their comeback – I for one would have done.

    It seems to me Jurgen knows there’s a problem. If I use the analogy of trying to squeeze miles out of an old unreliable banger of a car, then that’s what we sort of are. The irony is though that in the past, we had real senior defenders playing for us like Mark Wright, but even though he age reached over the hill, he could still do a job for us and in that unit, we really lack experience.

    It’s no wonder Jason Cundy labels our Manager as Brendan Klopp. There are similarities there, and I feel the reintegration of Alberto Moreno this season is a fundamental hindrance and a backward step.

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    newbalance
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    Anyway, putting Liverpool to one side, I’m looking forward to the Juve-Barca game tonight – definitely under 2.5 goals hahaha 😀 🙂

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    goatistuta
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    Im also looking 4ward to that game tonight, misses is out, kids will be in bed and ill have a wee Magners in hand. Should be interesting to watch. I want to see where Barca are vulnerable and where teams can get at them.

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    Anonymous
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    Loved the huge grin on Michael McIntyre’s face when he put us 2-1 up, priceless.

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    Big Jim
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    Michael McIntyre?? What he looks like Son?? Really??

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    Anonymous
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    Jim ,Iv’e never seen them on TV at the same time !!!

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    Big Jim
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    Haha ok bricklayer

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    Editor
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    Poor from Utd after a good first half. What is is about that Basel stadium that sees PL clubs often struggling to get anything there? The result won’t really matter to Utd but a defeat is never good for the morale regardless.

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    Big Jim
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    Ed, does it mean you have to play a stronger squad in the last group game 3 days before the Derby?

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    In theory it does Jim, but we’re through barring a 7-0 home defeat against Moscow so I’m not sure it will make much of a difference. We have pretty good squad depth so it shouldn’t be an issue.

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    newbalance
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    I really can’t fathom the projection of negativity towards Man United considering they are in poll position, 12 points with only really CSKA Moscow to play. Basel have reached to 9 points on the back of tonight, so just really trying to process in thought what the fuss or any remote furore is about – Q???

    United WILL qualify. If anything, we ourselves are feeling more of the dejection despite finishing and remaining top of the pile!

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    Big Jim
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    Is that to secure top spot. That said securing top spot could mean you still come up agaisnt some pretty tasty teams. Which could include Bayern, Athletico, Real, Juve or possibly Napoli ! So you know if there are any rules against playing weak sides in the last round?

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