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#StillFourth

Universal set of requirements for an interim manager:

- Win games

That’s it basically, isn’t it?

I guess you could add something like ‘Deal with collective confidence issues’ (winning games tends to do that by default) and, depending on the circumstances, ‘Deal with issues in the goals for/goals against column’ (again, winning games suggests that that kind of problem has either been dealt with, or has lost a large part of its significance).

Everything else is at best a ‘nice to have’, isn’t it?

Looking pretty doesn’t matter. The likes of coherence and development of patterns of play don’t really matter as long as the results keep coming. Ingratiating himself to key players doesn’t really matter. It’s about changing the momentum in terms of the bottom line, and churning out those results.

Only City have picked up more points in the league over the eight games since Rangnick has been in charge, and he’s progressed in the FA Cup.

People pretty happy then?

posted on 23/1/22

comment by Tomkins (U1116)
posted 1 hour, 9 minutes ago
Still Fourth doesn't really work if you weren't 4th yesterday
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We were 4th yesterday. We went fourth right after the final whistle and today is a new day and we have stayed 4th.

😂

posted on 23/1/22

comment by Tomkins (U1116)
posted 1 hour, 24 minutes ago
Still Fourth doesn't really work if you weren't 4th yesterday
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Still favourites for top 4 buddy?

posted on 23/1/22

Im happy. Rangnick has a huge task and is slowing getting his ideas across and will hopefully continue to do so during his brief spell before handing the reins to someone else who ideally has a similar idea of how they want this team to develop. I like how he talks too, very open and upfront and seems no issue dropping players if they’re not performing.

posted on 23/1/22

Only City have picked up more points in the league over the eight games since Rangnick has been in charge, and he’s progressed in the FA Cup.
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We've had the easiest run of fixtures conceivable and managed to make a dog's dinner of several of them.

Hardly an achievement worth bragging about... Carrick with no experience would probably have done as well if not better.

All that being said... I liked the way we played yesterday. Two wins on the bounce with some goals. Some signs of improving confidence and Rashy back in our good graces.

Can't complain about much... Except Ronaldo, who's pretty much a waste of space but can't be dropped

posted on 24/1/22

comment by Tomkins (U1116)
posted 4 hours, 5 minutes ago
Still Fourth doesn't really work if you weren't 4th yesterday
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Meet todays tip top moron.

posted on 24/1/22

Well our run in the league when Ole was sacked was 5 losses, 1 draw and 1 win so 4 points from 7 league games. Since Ole got sacked Carrick had 2 tough games and got 4 points from 2 games and Rangnick has had 8 league games and got 17 points.

So it is a great rise in points and biggest thing is our expected goals against is usually in the 1 or lower since Ole got the sack.

posted on 24/1/22

To be honest we should have sacked Ole after the Europa League final. His decision making that game was terrible.

posted on 24/1/22

So Ole was averaging 0.57 points per game and Carrick averaging 2 points per game in hard fixtures and Rangnick averaging 2.125 points per game. If Ole didn’t have such a dreadful run we may have been similar place to Liverpool now.

posted on 24/1/22

So Ole side dropped 17 points in his last 7 league games and we had 10 games since and dropped 9 points. Remarkable turnaround really and with better luck we could have had more.

posted on 24/1/22

We have improved defensively and team seem to play with more energy. Hopefully can get them creating more next

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