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  1. Bolton at home , Friday 23rd October 1998 video

    Wow - how far offside is that first one?! The standard of most things have increased ten fold in the last 19 years - reffereeing, general play, City, Ashton Gate, the Coverage, commentary and punditry
  2. England 2018 World Cup

    & there’s an argument to say we overachieved in doing that People get turned off by an England side that don’t meet their expectations a lot of the time - but it’s not the England squad that comes out and says “do you know what? We might win this” players don’t live up to the fans over hyped expectations and they’re not good enough. (Obviously we underachieved in the game against Iceland and the previous World Cup - but heightened expectations make it look worse) While I’m not particularly enthused by the appointment of Southgate, keeping clean sheets against two of the world’s best teams (albeit not full strength) with a young team of our own shows some serious resilience. I agree we shouldn’t win it, I do think the side might give us a fighting chance of beating better sides that don’t turn up and could make a decent fist of it. I’d never feel the dejection and apathy I felt last summer for England with City but it’s close. Relegations are painful and we get knocked out of the cups every year but I’ve seen us bounce back in a different guise. It’s almost fashionable to show disdain towards the England squad, all the arguments are borrowed from previous generations - lots of floating England fans roll them out between now and next may, yet they’re the first ones down the pub for kick off against Egypt belting out god save the queen at 12pm on a Saturday.
  3. Bobby Reid - Article

    Good Reid that one Im expecting big things from Marlon’s goal gif now, players mention it every time they’re asked about gifs
  4. Warnock

    I did think the referee started off with the cards too early and realised this would add to the atmosphere so started talking to players when he could so easily have booked them toward the end of the first half (at least one petulant needless shirt pull) Came out for the second half, if there’s anything in the back of the referee’s mind about Bamba’s simulation then, to send Pack off may have seen a 3 man panel deal with Bamba. He’s done Bamba a favour. The referee wants to keep 11v11, Bogle gave him no choice, other indiscretions were either mistimed or a little excessive... Once a player does that, no matter how horrendous the tackle, it opens the floodgates, another foul from Pack and he would have gone. Not sure about Premiership quality for the equaliser, the ball ricocheted around Magnússon and their player and he laid it back into a crowded penalty area. Neither showed great quality today, it wasn’t the game for it but to win it with a long throw was sweet. I didn’t feel like it was ability that would get them anything, more, luck - which with a one-goal lead can make all the difference
  5. New Forum Feature - Clubs. Useful for exiles in same area?

    Sounds really interesting as an exile - particularly for “does anyone want a lift to...” not sure if one big ‘exiled city’ or a few ‘*region* based city’ groups would be more appropriate
  6. Guardian podcast/Hörður

    Johnson openly said last season he played far more than expected because of injuries and the likes - maybe it did catch up with him but to generalise, he started earlier in the season and lost his place as the side lost form He’s still a youngster but I do worry the club think they’ve got more time to develop him than they actually have - he’ll be wanting a move at the end of the season, unless he gets some serious game time
  7. Biggest City sick note

    Harsh to suggest one injury makes a player a sick note Brooker’s were a series of unrelated injuries, didn’t Tommy Doc have a serious injury and come back? Wouldn’t be surprised if mentally that did for him, “not here for a long time, might as well make it a good time” My old man said Scott Brown breaking his leg in a league cup game against Cheltenham sounded bad - another that never really recovered from one injury Darren Anderton was in FFT a few months ago and apparently got a bit upset about his nickname sicknote - Gary O’Neill’s unsurprisingly been a bit tetchy because he knows how little is left of his career
  8. Ignoring the ref...

    Burton are getting a lot of credit for ‘defending well’ and being ‘organised’ - I don’t think much of what they did last night was by design at all. There were hacked clearances to no mans land, a limited number of tackles which took the ball off us and a few clearing headers which went more sideways than out of their box. We weren’t up to standard creatively last night and the only way to get round teams that break up the game like that is to be more efficient with the possession we had. Too wasteful in possession, too risky with ‘flicks and trick’ and no where near enough shooting. Crosses were poor and often delayed too long, unfortunately it was an off colour city showing. A disappointing result but not losing and not conceding is a bit of a relief - hopefully there’ll be lessons learned in time for a couple of high profile games coming up
  9. Today's bets......

    Sheffield United & Rovers look good bets for BTTS & Win but I don't think I can bring myself to back them...
  10. Worth a punt....

    I've been saying I expect this for a while - he's a player Johnson will trust, managers (particularly one's with less experience) will benefit from having players they trust in the dressing room. I have no objection if he replaced O'Neill who has been less useful than Jody Morris so far - replace another player in our CM contingent (other than possibly Pack) and I'd be less enamoured
  11. Steve Cotterill

    I find this argument boring and monotonous. It's a cheap shot at Huddersfield when we were also pretty rubbish in their deciding game. If a team has earned the right to field a weakened side, or deems a competition less valuable, the authorities need to look at what makes teams do it rather than stopping them from wanting to. In leagues 1 and 2, teams will play Saturday/Tuesday from the start of the season until the end of November pretty much and have demands placed on them to play 7 of the 'first 11' in the Football League Trophy - a competition that is admitting premier league under 23 teams. The cash cow that is the play-offs prompted Huddersfield to field a weakened team, it was just by chance they were due to play a relegation threatened team in their run in. It's the same game whoever you play & I would fully expect City to do the same in their position. It is not bad sportsmanship, there is no deception & it is not premeditated. Like most things in sport, it is down to chance.
  12. 4 years ago today

    Not sure where you're getting the first bit from? Charlton relegated us (edit: were the last team we played in the champ), we drew at home to Orient, then SOD was sacked. But I agree that Cotterill was exactly what we needed, no frills. The team's confidence improved as we eradicated the errors, generally this was done by doing simple things and was a great foundation to kick on. Warnock could be doing a very similar thing at Cardiff in the championship. We needed to hit rock bottom in order to turn it round in such style
  13. Bobby Reid song

    Hate to resurrect a 'chant' thread that will never make the terraces but... Can a wordsmith/lyricist work with Valerie by the Zutons?

    To be honest I thought he read the game better than Terry did for Villa. Albeit a totally different game, we were a lot more frenetic in the Villa game than Stoke were. While JH can play CM/CB I think Flint will go in January and we'll need Hegeler as cover for the defence so. For me, O'Neill still has to prove himself and may be the one to replace. He made a couple of costly mistakes last season because he took unnecessary risks - not the experienced pro I was expecting to see Here's to hoping it's just his legs catching up with his brain, obviously an intelligent footballer but needed to adjust to his own limitations as an elder statesman
  15. LJ's style of play...

    I had that down as something Taylor's done right from the joining as well - he'll often chase a goalkeeper down onto his weak foot but let him play long if it's on his strong foot