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  1. Nice to see the legend that is Colin Daniel gracing the Wembley turf..
  2. Won't quote you Dave, but here are my views: Flint/Wright worked well for us because Aden is obviously aerially dominant whereas Bailey is savvy and sensibly physical, getting his body in the way of attackers (and attacks) on numerous occasions. We definitely improved defensively overall with this pairing. Like you I also expect Flint to go, but unlike you cannot see a good enough pairing from what we will have left. If I really had to choose I'd go with Magnusson to partner Wright because having a natural left footer in the side would allow the Aussie to move across to his natural right hand side, though I don't think either of them are good enough in the air to be the first ball winner & I'm pretty sure that wasn't ever Wright's role at Preston... I just cannot see Hegeler playing in the middle of a conventional back four, again I feel he is not good enough in the air, with not enough pace or aggression. In a three he could get away with it, playing as the spare man and using the ball constructively from the back, though apparently this formation is currently ruled out... I see Vyner solely as a RB, Moore had a great game against Hull in the middle but seems to need to get stronger physically, his weak challenge at Ipswich for Pitman's winner was the catalyst for his spell at Bury, where he was deployed always at RB. Those two should certainly be squad players next year, competing with whoever we bring in at RB, plus Moore should be available as central defence back up.
  3. Those comments on Hegeler from him are certainly interesting. Problem is I can't see him getting in the side there, Wright and Hegeler doesn't exactly seem a likely CB pairing if Flint was sold, plus this would mean Mgnusson couldn't get in the side then, either...
  4. Who the **** is Bowler?
  5. Saw on Twitter (with pictorial evidence) from a Rotherham fan (random) that he is in Norn Iron at present doing an IFA coaching course. What a pro.
  6. The four we have had on loan have gone, so has Mark Little, plus we don't know if Wilbraham is staying. That is 5, possibly 6 gone. Unless we get a huge bid for say, Flint, I can honestly see us making only 4 signings, a goalkeeper, a right back and 2 forwards, which means by definition we will have a smaller squad. It is even arguable that if we are prepared to go with Lucic or O'Leary as back up, to Fielding we don't need the keeper, making just 3 signings. Last season's 13 or so in means LJ has a squad of players largely brought in by him, so unless fringe players like Golbourne go, we don't have much space for manoeuvre.
  7. Pretty sure Mervyn Day has been filling that role on a temporary basis since Des Taylor left, plus there have been rumours Brian Tinnion has got more involved in that side of things recently, too. Not saying it is ideal, but we will have had people watching games that players we are interested in are involved in, even with Taylor's rather strange departure.
  8. This new guy writes some ******* drivel, doesn't he? I know it is the close season but it is really piss poor. The other thing I've noticed (presumably because he has only been here for about 5 minutes) is how he tells us stuff as if we didn't already know it. Last week he wrote it was "a revelation" that Steve Lansdown had watched Rovers a few times before becoming a City fan, like anyone in Bristol didn't know that for about the last twenty years..
  9. Nippy? Compared to who? Steve Torpey?
  10. You must be confident he will get "20 plus" then?
  11. That's simply bollocks as he is very unlikely to be a first choice..
  12. This is hilarious as you clearly don't. Fancy a bet he won't get 15 league goals next season, even if he takes penalties?
  13. Apart from possessing the sort of self awareness that many "famous" people seem to totally lack, Sir Roger Moore was funny and incredibly kind. He worked tirelessly for UNICEF up until the very end trying to improve the lives of many kids who didn't have much. I loved him in The Saint, thought he was a far better Bond than he was ever given credit for and if you followed him on Twitter it came across than he was simply a top bloke. RIP.
  14. On want he did with us (and his next two jobs afterwards) there is absolutely no evidence for this theory at all. He spent a ridiculous £425k on Steve Jones, who apart from being completely shite (7 goals for that outlay) was a very divisive figure at the club & so we then spent the following two years trying to give him away for free. He spent over £300k on Billy Mercer, he played less than 30 league games for us and was then out injured (and paid) for another two years. He paid £200k for Beadle, gave him a very lucrative three and a half year contract and in exchange we got a pathetic 14 league goals in 3 1/2 years... Spent £200k on Paul Holland, another who retired through injury after less than 30 games but was on our wage bill for two years plus. Signed John Burns from Forest, one of the worst "footballers" I have ever seen. Gave the injury prone (!) Paul Mortimer a two year contract, gave Gerard Lavin a three year contract, then he tried to sack him after his debut.. No wonder on that evidence gas call him Agent Pulis and that shite we endured throughout his horrible time in charge bears absolutely no resemblance at all to how quickly Gary Johnson turned us around. His record at Pompey (after us) was also pretty shit and he then managed Argyle, achieving very, very little there, either before finding his feet with his thuggish, hoofball rubbish at Stoke. He has made a reputation for playing the dullest, most basic football on the planet which I accept in the world of staying in The Prem at all costs is a skill, but even leaving aside the stuff like going into meetings with his chairman (whilst at Gillingham) with a tape recorder hidden in his trousers or getting a very expensive solicitor to successfully avoid him getting a deserved driving ban, I simply find him as obnoxious as anyone in football.
  15. The details for the 97/98 game can be found on Soccerbase under Bristol City then results, then 97/98 season...