Originally Posted by Mr. Snrub
i think this goal is case enough for no team to ever, ever play zonal marking again. like, what on earth is yaya doing? guarding space is a bit pointless if your opponent has found space elsewhere.
Barry is the main culprit there. That's his jurisdiction. Starts off in the wrong position then completely fails to attack the ball. Looks like a GEEK who has been forced to play a contact sport at school, in February and in kit four sizes too large. Infact just about everybody is out of position, besides Zaba, Garcia and Nasri.
Toure looks like is genuinely confused at what his role is, he starts off determined to mark man-to-man (Tevez? too.), gives up and ends up looking lost.
As Seabs put it a few pages back, IS A CATASTROPHE.
A positive for City is that errors in zonal-marking are easy to diagnose. If they ever manage to get it down, their size and power will pretty much mean no more conceding from set-pieces.
A negative would be that they're all but out. Again.
Finally, is Mancini's poor grasp of English a worry for you City fans? Admittedly I only seem to catch interviews with him when he's APOPLETIC WITH RAGE but his comprehension seems to be really subpar. I assume he must really struggle getting messages through to players, especially with such a hodgepodge of nationalities in the mix. Somebody get that guy Rosetta Stone.