Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens
I think teams have worked out Manchester City this season. Sunderland, like other teams, defend narrow as City's intricate, skilful players do not go wide very often.
"If Dzeko as a Plan B doesn't work, then they often do not score.
"Also, City's signings have not worked out. You do not win the Premier League and sign Scott Sinclair, Javi Garcia, Richard Wright and Jack Rodwell and expect to strengthen when Manchester United sign Robin van Persie."
absolutely bang on. the game plan has been well and truly figured out. we're only a chance if teams come at us and attack. if you just sit back, crowd the box and attack on the break, you will at least get chances to score. 80% of the shots we take get blocked in the box. there's no pace to the build up, it's all the same passing across the box, hoping aguero/tevez make that run + silva/yaya can pinpoint the pass. it's not happening this season. the chances are not only being taken, they're not being created.
plan b was dzeko, plan c was lescott. enough said. doesn't have the players due to marwood's incompetence to change the system. who's he going to bring on, scott sinclair? i can see him being a real handful when we dont pass it to him.