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Silvio Dante

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Silvio Dante last won the day on September 5 2016

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  1. Guardian - The Knowledge

    We did - there y’go... https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/football/2002/dec/09/match.sport11
  2. Guardian - The Knowledge

    Wasn’t that the infamous Cheesely Stoke game? (Before my time, again!!)
  3. Guardian - The Knowledge

    You know Fevs, the more I read and recall why my team got booked in the dim and distant, I realise we were kind of a bunch of tits to play against. Case in point - Sunday game, inordinately early kick off as City were on sky against Harrogate. Opposition bring on a sub - kid, about 18, massive perm. I’m talking Valderamma hair. Each player who was stood behind him at any point did the “Saturday night fever” pointing gesture until they’d moved away. Then one of our number got booked for singing “You make me feel like dancing” exceptionally loudly while stood next to said player. We played them again two weeks later. He’d shaved his head. Who knows why...
  4. New City chant everyone can join in with

    @Robbored Just getting it over with.
  5. Guardian - The Knowledge

    I’m still bitter for in a game, where playing CH, I’d won every header and subsequently I’d realised the CF wasn’t “up” for the challenge. Next ball up, I shouted “xxxx is up”, waited for him to cower and didn’t jump - just took two steps back and let it land at my feet. Got booked, again, “ungentlemanly conduct”. I’m probably bitter because I didn’t get the better of many strikers and hence the opportunity!
  6. Team for Leeds

    I honestly wouldn’t be surprised (and wouldn’t mind) if we went back to 4-5-1. A few reasons... - It would allow JB back to LM where he’s better - We’re less defensively sound without Baker and it gives extra protection - Patos lost on the wing and if he plays it gets him into his best position. - Mags comes in LB (LJ will not play him and AF together at centre half - Flint, for all his strengths is not an organiser and Mags needs talking through) I thought a major issue against Sunderland was ball retention, caused in part by us not having the midfield overload. I’m not saying Fammys played bad since he came in - far from it - but in the 2 games we’ve played 4-4-2 hasn’t the shape looked wrong? The solution may be in formation above all else.
  7. Guardian - The Knowledge

    A team I played for had our striker booked for asking the ref how long was left as soon as he blew for kick off. ”Ungentlemanly conduct” apparently...
  8. Guardian - The Knowledge

    One of the regular items in the Guardian is “The Knowledge” section where quirks and statistical oddities of football are debated (sample question: Bristol Rovers still consider themselves Bristol City’s rivals despite not having been above them for 17 years. Is there a longer or more embarrassing gap of this nature?) Anyhuse, an actual question relating to BCFC is in this weeks edition. Anyone clarify if this did happen as it’s before my time???
  9. Coventry 2-2 1977 a stage play is in the making

    I’m not listening. He always sounds sad upon the radio and breaks a million hearts in mono.
  10. Director of Football Required

    Okay...I’m going to try again and just to confirm, I have no doubt you want the best for LJ and us. We employ a DOF. What does he do? - Mark Ashton handles the transfers and contracts - LJs external mentors, which in addition to his dad are publicised and staging posts for advice - For the DOF to not be a de facto manager, he cant be involved on matchday So, again, even if you have no names, in view of the above, what is your proposed DOF remit. Please don’t say “advice”...
  11. Director of Football Required

    And I’m not sure you’re listening to what everyone’s saying. He has plenty of mentors to be devils advocate, in addition to the externals Ashton - and Im sure McAllister won’t be backwards in coming forward. So he has the voices. What exactly do you think a DOF brings? And please give a suggestion (or even someone like...x) as without that it undermines what you say your point is
  12. Director of Football Required

    The Dalglish link has been publicised. As has the links with Marwood and the rest of the MCFC hierarchy. But, let’s say they didn’t exist. And let’s say that a DOF has no match day involvement. Who is your realistic suggestion?
  13. Diony

    I heard that and (sense of humour failure), to say it once - ok. To say it two or three times was chronically disrespectful and not close to being funny when you’re supposed to be a serious caller. Would he call Bobby “cornrow top” and be afforded the same latitude? I thought, on subject, Diony was poor today. The positive for me was his strength on a couple of occasions, and for me, undoubtedly the right decision (not in hindsight) to give him 45 but he needs to get up to speed - and fast.
  14. Director of Football Required

    He has a mentor. Hes in Cheltenham He also has a good relationship with Kenny Dalglish, Man City as a whole and (from what we read) Pep and Jose. If you assume a DoF has no involvement on match day (as it should be), then where is the benefit?
  15. And no, this isn’t wise after the event. In the first half, up until the second goal, when Sunderland’s heads dropped we weren’t good - with a few notable exceptions (Flint, Pack, Kent). We gave the ball away significantly and didn’t look impressive. In part that was them (harassed us when we had the ball), in part it was us (really, unlike 5 weeks ago, we werent giving ourselves the overload in midfield). I think LJ had the same opinion at that time as we had subs out and warming up after 10 minutes despite being one up. All the calls I heard to RB afterwards were how good we were - but I was genuinely gobsmacked we were 3 up at half time with how ragged we were. That doesn’t mean I expected it to be 3-3 at full time, and to be fair at HT I thought Sunderland had ‘gone’, but to go against the grain I thought it was a poor and disjointed 90, other than the 10 before HT, not just a poor 45.