Hopefully NB will be brave enough to continue with his philosophy of keeping the ball on the deck, passing and maintaining possession. This is the style of football that most of us have been praying to see at City for decades, but Iâm not sure whether the average English player is best suited to it. Swansea are gaining a lot of admirers in the Prem. for playing like this, but when Roberto Martinez was originally cultivating it there he brought in a lot of Spanish players who were familiar with the style. Gradually the Brits adapted until now the style has become ingrained. Nick has already intimated that he wonât consider buying players that wonât fit in with his system so maybe City should be scouting on the continent?