lacking authority

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Last season's exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City's shortcomings in a squad good enough to win the Premier League but still lacking authority and discipline against Europe's very best.
Libya's security forces are weak and divided, with its nascent government lacking authority in much of the country.
Troy Fraser, an original supporter of deregulating the state wholesale electricity market in the 1990s, on Monday criticized the Texas Public Utility Commission as lacking authority to redesign the state's wholesale electricity market.
So, despite lacking authority, Wikipedia is trust worthy.
The case of mitigation is that we had three midfield players injured and we were lacking authority in there.
With their 4-5-1 formation, Sunderland were lightweight in attack and with the midfield lacking authority, there was only going to be one winner once the Teessiders took the lead.
In most laboratories, employees do not report to the medical director, but this does not mean he is totally lacking authority over staff members.
Many Kuwaitis dismiss the protests as lacking authority, saying they come from Arabs who have not had the unhappy experience of living, as many Kuwaitis did during the occupation, under the rule of Saddam Hussein.
national side lacking authority in the centre during the second half, Blue Square have shaken up their betting on which midfielders will make Sven Goran Eriksson's squad.