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downendcity

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    Deepest Fenland -were the locals have 6 fingers and could probably make a decent fist........of managing a championship club.
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  1. My interpretation is that you need help, not Lee.
  2. Any team featuring David BL00dy Kelly!
  3. Not that we have any experience of that type of situation
  4. Join the rest of us long-suffering City fans in the mad house then dolly.
  5. This in spades.
  6. SL has already!
  7. LJ understandably and fairly gets criticised for a lot of what's gone wrong this season. However, I do think too many players have not stood up to be counted when it mattered on too many occasions this season. I think the Sheff Wed game was a catalyst for much of what followed as we were with a post worth of a 3-1 lead, which at that time we would surely have held on to. Tomlin's missed pen gave them the impetus to come back and snatch the game. Thereafter the players demonstrated an unerring ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, repeating the feat all too spectacularly against Cardiff and Reading. I am pretty certain that LJ wasn't telling his players to panic and to drop ever deeper, but that is what they did. I have to say this is the natural reaction of players at almost every level when being put under pressure. Even more so when you've thrown leads away in similar circumstances in the recent past and despite the instructions your manager might be giving,. It's a bit chicken and egg I know, but once we got on our bad run, the players mental strength seemed to disappear so when we got tp the derby and Newcastle games many posters were predicting that once we conceded one the opposition would go on to win both games. It is a bonus that we held on for draws both times, given what we'd done in similar games earlier in the season. That poor run left us with mentally fragile players who were struggling to cope with the slightest adversity, which even the best manager would have struggled to reverse. That we have managed a decent run in the last few weeks, and against most people's expectation says a lot. It says to me that we had a lot of players underperforming all too often and we had a coach making too many changes and not playing his best team, which might have been the cause, or at the very least contributing the our problems. It also tells me that we would not have managed the fighting performances we've seen, if the players were not playing for the manager and is that those factors that will hopefully stand us in good stead for the remainder of the season. It's going to be touch and go for survival this season, but I am feeling much more optimistic now that I was a month or so ago.
  8. I'd go a million miles for one of your goals , oh Galley!
  9. He's here, he's there He's every ****** where Gerry Gow, Gerry Gow
  10. It was only extraordinary when compared to much of what we have delivered over the last 4 months. This, alongside the first halves at Derby and Newcastle shows of what this team is capable. Fingers crossed this is a resurgent City, as we are going to need much more of the same if we are to secure our championship status. There are another 3/4 teams in the relegation battle and most seem to have hit some form recently and have been picking up points and this could mean the relegation fight going right to the wire. Our biggest weakness is that we can be so inconsistent and could easily follow the Huddersfield performance with another Fulham and we have to maintain results from now on in.
  11. Sometimes Noggers, one team just imposes themselves on the opposition to the degree that the opposition just cannot get into their stride and perhaps this is what we did to Huddersfield on Friday. Also, it seems that we kept our peddle to the metal and stopped them getting back into the game, as we did at Derby and Newcastle. For all the justified criticism of LJ, we have had luck go against us a crucial times of games during the season , so if a few things went our way on Friday it was about time.
  12. I've heard that Aizoon was a ball boy though!
  13. One thing's for certain - Mrs Downend says it won't be her going down
  14. If Packs back pack causes him back problems, will his back pack up so that Pack has to back track on wearing his back pack,as if he doesn't he will have to consider packing it all in? Alternatively, he could drop back to left back or right back , which will cause less strain on Pack's back, with or without Pack's back pack, and enable him to get back to doing what Pack does best? Does his missus make him a packed lunch every day and if he doesn't eat it does Pack take Pack's packed lunch back to Mrs Pack for her to unpack? Apologies, but a bottle of red wine with dinner causes mad moments such as this to occur!
  15. Looks like a Lego statue then.