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  1. Richard Foster

    Kicking the ref's door is more commitment and aggression that he ever showed playing for us.
  2. Transfer Policy Success or failure

    I accept we may well have to wait longer to be able to decide on success or failure with our recent signings I was seeking the views of others at this point in time. Every club has some success and failure in the transfer market but this is what will have a large influence on promotion and relegation.
  3. Transfer Policy Success or failure

    Read the title, Success or failure, is that not what we all care about in any sport. I don't have a problem with the money, as you state it is not mine
  4. Transfer Policy Success or failure

    I don't have an agenda, read my post I am just interested in other peoples views on the success or failure of the transfers as they see it. I myself am not sure at this stage either way.
  5. Transfer Policy Success or failure

    I don't think my post was in anyway being critical, I was interested in the views of others. Some people who responded make some very good points about maybe needing to wait another season before we can truly assess the success of failure of the transfers customer ages of some. I realise other signings and loans have had varying degrees of success but my concern was with the big money signings.
  6. Big Money signings under Lee Johnson Lee Tomlin - Hörður Magnússon - Gustav Engvall - Callum O’Dowda - Taylor Moore Regulars under Steve Cotterill and still in the First Team Frank Fielding – Joe Bryan – Aden Flint – Korey Smith – Marlon Pack What does this say about our transfer policy and making sure players are the right fit for the club and have the right DNA etc. etc. How many of our big money signings in the last year have improved the team? We still seem to be reliant on the core of our promotion squad. Our big money signings have not really had significant impact when you consider the financial outlay. None of the big money signings have become automatic selections every game and some have had little or no Impact. Some of these signings seem to have been completely frozen out, Hörður Magnússon - Gustav Engvall - Taylor Moore and of course Lee Tomlin has now gone. What can we really expect from Famara Diedhiou will he follow the same pattern? I am not one of Lee Johnson’s biggest fans but I have been patient in the hope that he will learn and things will improve, but when you look at the success of his signings I am worried that we may be heading for another relegation fight that we may not win this time.
  7. Tomlin to Cardiff - CONFIRMED

    You are spot on, disruptive influence without doubt. Good footballer when it suits him, not a team player unless the team want to play his way and for him. Why would all these managers be happy to see the back of him?
  8. Fire Safety at Football

    I think Ashton Gate is much safer today that in the past. Since they stopped caging in football supporters after the events at Hillsborough I have always said that in any serious incident fire or otherwise there is only one way I am going and that is on the pitch no matter what the stewards think. You can access the situation better there and decide which way to exit.
  9. Rip off football ...

    I don't think football is any different from any other business today unfortunately. Buy a cinema ticket or theatre ticket online charges are similar. Buy a plane ticket and you have to pay for Baggage in the hole and seat etc. I hate this just like you and will do everything I can to avoid as many of the extra charges as possible but sometimes you just can't beat the system.
  10. No Class Lansdown

    Sorry cowshed I may not have made myself completely clear reading back my post. The point I was trying to make was that he is truly funding this spending and not just leaving this debt around like some owners. He has regularly written of debt and yes he is over spending but you have to speculate to accumulate and I trust him to not just walk away like some have. I may be wrong but I think he will increase the turnover of the club to a level that will eventually mean we can compete with the bigger clubs and be able to balance the books. I don't agree with all his decisions and he certainly has made mistakes with progress not as quick as it should be considering the money spent but I would rather him than a lot of the alternatives. I may be naive but I trust he will do what is right for Bristol City and will not leave us in a mess as many others before him have. What do we want, do we really want him out of our club?
  11. No Class Lansdown

    Very good balanced post with no insults or abuse and making some very good points HOORAY!!!
  12. No Class Lansdown

    I made no comment good or bad about any other owners, I just offered up the alternatives and the fact that when we went bust in 1982 we ended up at the very bottom of the football league because nobody wanted to take on the the mess that was Bristol City. Steve Lansdown has fully supported the club financially as have some of the others mentioned, while some have invested nothing at all and left the clubs to rot, I was not condemning any of them I only know I don't want them anywhere near my club. Steve has run Bristol City beyond its means as you put it because it has to have the financial input to enable the club to grow, Read downendcity's post he explains much more eloquently than I could what Steve Lansdown is attempting to do.
  13. No Class Lansdown

    Yes that is very true, and for much longer than that in fact, but we are able to do that because of Steve Lansdown. When the fan base has been improved hopefully the club will be able to stand on its own feet.
  14. No Class Lansdown

    If you need to ask the question you are obviously completely blind to what Steve Lansdown has done for this club.
  15. No Class Lansdown

    NO CLASS !!! That my friend is you. Those of use that have supported Bristol City for over 50 years can tell you what happens to clubs that try to live beyond their means, they go bust and drop to the very bottom of the football league or get taken over by owners like the Venky's. You seem to not like the fact the Steve Lansdown has pumped in what must now be approaching 100 million and you think it alright to continually abuse him in a very nasty and vile manner. He has made mistakes and he has admitted that, apparently you and your kind never make mistakes in life. I can tell you that the alternative to Steve Lansdown is usually not an attractive option, ask the fans of Newcastle, Charlton, Forest, Orient, Blackburn, Birmingham and many others, Steve Lansdown would be very welcomed at all of these clubs. Most fans are a bit frustrated about some of the things that have happened this season and the lack of success on the pitch, but this kind of reaction does not help, I know social media seems to dictate you all abuse everyone you can, but it just creates even more frustration and turns friends into enemies. We really do need Steve Lansdown on our side, some of us remember what it was like before he started pumping his money into the club and it was not a pretty sight, keep him a friend, we are making progress, there will always be ups and downs along the way, Steve has provided the money and the majority of supporters have stuck with the club , the number of supporters at yesterday game was a credit to all.
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