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  1. Graffiti artwork in Ashton Gate

    Old or young is irrelevant IMO it's trying to look authentic but doesn't come close.
  2. Graffiti artwork in Ashton Gate

    And I'm no art expert but those pictures IMO illustrate the benefit of allowing diehard fan involvement. Robins the cute nations favourite bird but also not so widely known fiercely territorial - genius to incorporate that notion into what most people associate with Bristol City.
  3. Graffiti artwork in Ashton Gate

    What's with the chequered flags? It's not the worse thing that could be done, and credit to the club for doing something, but... IMO - it looks very corporate, a painting pretending to be raw supporter graffiti. A compromise between an acknowledgment that the fans who started the art are on to something, but retaining control because those same fans (who created the previous fantastic murals in the East End which was going to be knocked down anyway) aren't trusted to be let loose in the shiny new stadium. So in my view @ciderhead does have a point with his "box ticking" perspective.
  4. A few quid on that would have been good...... Good luck to Cotts, massively didn't deserve the way it ended here.
  5. Redknapp leaves Brum!! (Merged)

    Yes you are right, though I think it was Harry that went back on an agreement more so than Brum. He won't go anywhere as assistant and has to have major control, that's more important to SC than the level he works at, I'd say. Given what he achieved here when allowed to manage on his terms, a struggling Championship club or big but under achieving League One club would be taking on a sure winner IMO.
  6. Terry Cooper : Flashback for the fans.

    Best manager we ever had, simple as that. Difficult to imagine anyone around from '82 onwards would disagree that the man is a legend. A 4th division promotion and a second tier cup win doesn't tell half the story of what Coops achieved at Bristol City. When he was sacked I phoned Ashton Gate and tore into the poor woman who answered the phone, she promised to pass my complaint on to the directors! Probably it was for the best though, the man must have been exhausted and emotionally drained from the effort and hard work he put into our football club. After he gave up the cameo sub appearances for City, but was still City manager, he used to play Sunday morning football, can remember playing against him and his son Mark who was 16 at the time.
  7. I'd say Portsmouth did have him back. I'd also say that in the first spell at Portsmouth his transfers out brought in more than he spent in the first 2 seasons (including buying Crouch for £2m and selling him a season later for £6m) and in the third season when he did spend more (£10m in total) he delivered what was asked, ie keeping Pompey in the Premier having got them there in the first place. In his second spell at Portsmouth again spending was subdued in the first 2 seasons, then rocketed in the third, presumably financed by the Premiership riches which his management had brought about, and he delivered the FA Cup. At West Ham he relied to a large extent on the aforementioned that came through the youth system there. He wasn't at Southampton long enough to be held responsible for what went on there, they were already on the slide with an idiot chairman. Notwithstanding whatever the transfer fees were, "Arry did not sign the cheques and presumably didn't hold a gun against anyones head to do so - he was given money to spend and from his successes at Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth and Spurs, evidently spent it well. His turnaround at Spurs was remarkable. Finally, all of the top managers and the top clubs spend a lot more than they get back in from transfers. Redknapp has never been at a top top club, Spurs were not that before he went there, his record if you look closely, prior to Spurs, was to build good teams from minimal outlay and only spend bigger when his own success had brought about additional revenue.
  8. Cardiff - Back to 12 Noon on Saturday!

    So to pay for these deficiencies, you would presumably advocate higher taxes, which would you propose, under this government?
  9. Nice line if it were correct, but it isn't. Redknapp 40% win rate mainly top 2 divisions. Johnson 37% win rate mainly 3rd tier. And I don't think LJ has quite the same record of promotions, cup success, and significantly improving clubs positions.
  10. Strange Injuries

    I'm not a footballer - obviously - but my eldest son once wrote off a car on our driveway at 9 years old. It may have been my fault.
  11. No evidence of that unless its 12 games at Birmingham after a successful career of over 600 games. Yes I have good reason to believe Cotts may replace him, but there is absolutely no substance in a statement that his coaching methods are out of date. That's not correct, he's had several trusted lieutenants, but even if it were true, Redknapp's managerial record is surpassed by very few, part of the art of management is to surround yourself with good people.
  12. I don't suppose Redknapp is bothered what City fans think about Redknapp, but some of the comments about him are odd. A quick reference to Wiki confirms he took Bournemouth from relegation places when he took over to a league title with a record number of points the season after. He took West Ham to their highest ever finish (bringing through Lampard, Carrick, Cole and Ferdinand while doing so). He then took Portsmouth from lower half to promotion to the Premiership (replacing West Ham!). After a blip at Southampton (falling out with then chairman Rupert Lowe, who I know from a few meetings to be an unreasonable tosser so Redknapp has my sympathy), Redknapp returned to Portsmouth, taking them from near bottom to a ninth place finish and FA Cup victory. Then on to Spurs, who had 2 points from 8 games when Rednapp took over, and he took them to an 8th finish, and League Cup final. Then into the Champions League, reaching the quarter finals. And Manager of the Season. QPR were on 4 points from 12 games when Redknapp took over, and although he could not prevent the drop to the Championship, he took QPR immediately back to the Premiership the season after that. There aren't many managers with a better track record!
  13. Wouldn't bet against Cotts replacing him.
  14. Flinty

  15. Flinty

    And to think that "my sources" told me only yesterday that Flint had been told he would never play for City again.......