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  1. Grigg .... one that got away?

    Should he have been on our radar, perhaps he was? Can't argue about his scoring record of 104 in 308 appearances. I know that's in league 1 but is that much of a step down from Ligue 2? Is his DNA questionable? How much would he have cost - £6M? Wages - surely we could offer more than Wigan? Imagine Diedhiou, Griggs and Bobby Reid as a front three! We could have Taylor, McCoulsky and Hinds as back up! Hang on, I forgot we have all these strikers too: Woodrow, Djony, Duric, Engvall - what are they costing collectively in weekly wages £60k ....... that's £3M a year. I seem to recall LJ asked for 3 transfer windows to get his squad right - we're on 4 now, it will be 5 in the summer.
  2. What signings from the LJ/MA era have improved us?

    Fielding, Flint, Bryan, Smith, Pack , Reid and Baker [on the basis that he was a tried and tested known quantity] are 7 nailed on selections week in, week out and all were here before LJ / MA. He's signed not far short of 30 players to bring those listed up to 11. Diedhiou and Wright are successes. January 2018 was a dreadful window in terms of building on where we had got to. We are in a play off position now but for how long?
  3. What signings from the LJ/MA era have improved us?

    Referring to the list of successes in the opinion of the original poster you have to look at it in the context of how many have been signed in total and on that basis their selection success rate is ***s poor, 1 in 5. The Lansdown / Johnson family love in has seen LJ given more resources than any previous manager in the history of the club. The money has been squandered on quantity rather than quality. Injuries apart, how much are Woodrow, Eliasson, Engvall, Djony costing us in wages and if they are here next season with Taylor and Djuric fit how many of them would you stake your house on getting into double figures on goals scored - its a big 0 from me. McCoulsky and Garita are, so say, ones for the future but they couldn't be any less effectual than Engvall and Woodrow. Oh, almost forgot Freddie Hinds - god his attitude must be bad but those snippets of action from him early season offered hope.
  4. Bryan .....

    One of two players that didn't close down the player who crossed for goal 1 was that him on his butt when Roofe stole in at the far post for the equaliser? Not as good as HE thinks he is - sorry!
  5. Woodrow......

    we could have brought on a dead sheep and it would have had more impact on our attacking potency!!! Grrrrrrr!!!
  6. Woodrow - waste of a wage

    As the OP on this topic and not someone who went to Vicarage Road I take it from comments on his performance yesterday that he offered nothing to suggest the topic lead comment was ill judged?
  7. New signings needed for promotion?

    Michael, going back to that play off final day it was clearly a blow when Jamie McCombe was ruled out through sickness on the morning of the game but for me the game was lost by GJ's substitution choice when Bradley went off. Rather than move Carey to right back [a position he was accustomed to] and bring on Vasko to partner Fontaine in the middle he moved Elliott to right back and bought LJ on. That disrupted the midfield and saw Elliott play a position that by my recollection he had only played once for Millwall in the 2004 Cup Final!! Was that how you saw it?
  8. Woodrow - waste of a wage

    It would seem in the absence of Milan and Famara our go to person for the big presence up front is Flinty. So where does that leave our loanee from Fulham? In what circumstances could he expect a game [Watford excepting] ? He has no chance if, as reported, Famara and Milan will be available in 3-4 weeks. I say let him return if we are able to [?]and the money saved top up what we need in getting some proper quality elsewhere on the pitch. Was that Gary O'Neill in the Sky studio yesterday? Now he really has been a waste of a wage or will he feature in the last 10 games and make us Club Number 4 for him in terms of securing promotion from the Championship!!!
  9. Longstanding City supporters will remember with the club heading for promotion in the Spring of 76 that Arsenal came in with an audacious £300k bid for Geoff Merrick & Tom Ritchie. I can't remember if they said they wanted to stay or the club told Arsenal to go away bu I see some parallels with this season with Flint & Bryan the targets. What price for the pair £18M? That's cheap when you see what £25M gets you in the shape of that fat lump Luke Shaw playing for United last week. My view is that if an offer did come LJ would attempt to persuade them to stay until the summer. What's the view on here?
  10. Lansdown backs new radio station .....

    Would have made more sense IMHO to have put money into Made in Bristol TV and made that credible rather than the shambles it continues to be. Could have had naming rights across all content: Made in Bristol sponsored by Bristol Sport
  11. https://radiotoday.co.uk/2017/12/kelvin-back-in-radio-with-cititalk-and-citisport/ Our owner spreads his tentacles into yet another sphere of activity.
  12. Ploughing through my programme collection the other day and had to do a double take when I saw the attached image from January 1999. The skyline profile of the new West Stand bears a remarkable resemblance to the mock up photos of what was planned 19 years ago. Hope SL didn't pay twice for the design drawings!!!
  13. with successfully deceiving a match official in Saturday's game against Palace. Everton were awarded a spot kick from which Baines scored to level the scores. Let's see how the FA deal with the first Premier League player to face the same charge as Bailey Wright. From the FA's website these pearls of wisdom appear: He has until 6pm on 21 November 2017 to respond. Incidents which suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation are referred to a panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player. Each panel member will be asked to review all available video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it was an offence of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’. Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would The FA issue a charge. I'm confused though having read this just now from the Telegraph: The Football Association confirmed an expert panel had unanimously deemed Niasse to have committed a ‘successful deception of a match official’ to win a fifth-minute penalty in his club’s 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday. The 27-year-old was given until 6pm to respond to the charge, with an admission or guilty verdict set to rule him out of Everton’s trip to Southampton on Sunday and the home game against West Ham three days later. Is he getting a ban or not? Surely he must as the panel have found him guilty or is it a case of by 6.00 PM if he says OK, I did con the ref will the ban be halved or suspended
  14. I've got 15 boxes containing most of the home [and quite a few away too] programmes from this period. I am having a clear out as part of a decluttering exercise and am picking out half a dozen to keep from each season. The remainder will be going in the bin. If anyone wants a specific programme to complete a collection then direct message me. Alternatively if anyone wants a random sample of 20 programmes from this period to give as a Christmas present, again DM me but in exchange I would like £10 which would all go to Prostate Cancer UK.

    It was actually 1967 a few days after a rare MOTD appearance when they'd lost 4-2 at home to Blackpool. That game is available on You Tube I think. City were losing 2-1 with 4 mins to go. I left before the end!!! Still haven't learned my lesson!