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Nogbad the Bad

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About Nogbad the Bad

  • Birthday 21/05/1958

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    Growing Runner Beans, Hedgerow management, keeping unruly teenagers in check, raging against Political Correctness.

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  1. Interesting that Villa have allocated Birmingham less tickets for this local derby than we're giving them in 2 weeks.
  2. Along with Agard probably the only one of Cotts' boys I was happy to see leave. No chance of him coming back, he's nowhere near good enough.
  3. The sub. coming on and scoring the winner sounds about right. Pretty sure it was Benjamin. Not the same Dave Smith, our pacy and direct winger of 89-91 would only have been 15 in '76.
  4. We may miss him on the touchline then. RB have said Wilbs. appeared to be in protracted conversation with LJ and McAllister in recent games, apparently giving his opinion/advice. No doubt he'll be a good summariser though, if restrained in what he can actually say like all co commentators seem to be.
  5. Masson had moved on to QPR by then. Tristan Benjamin got their winner that day iirc.
  6. Indeed he was. That's why he spent 14 years coaching at Spurs, initially the u.21's, then the reserve side, then the first team, being caretaker manager on 2 occasions, serving under 10 different managers, and finally becoming manager himself. A natural progression during which he learnt every aspect of coaching and man management under managers like Ossie Ardiles, George Graham, Glenn Hoddle and Martin Jol. In comparison some may say Lee Johnson's leap from being an inexperienced and bog standard L1 manager who had achieved precisely nothing, to taking over a Championship club was a rather unnatural progression which, not surprisingly, has often found him out of his depth and at odds with some of his players. Perhaps it would be a good idea to sideline LJ to the lower echelons of City's coaching structure for a decade or so while he thoroughly learns the job and he can work his way up, very slowly, from there if he impresses at every stage of the way? Only then could you even begin to compare him with Hughton.
  7. Good point dc, but the club stymied me from adding to my collection by doing away with the Open Days. Maybe they'll bring them back - if so, rest assured I'll be there, camera in hand, probably in an old stripey shirt. P.S. Don't think the GG spotty tie will get another airing, although I've definitely still got it!
  8. All in my first 6 years watching City: Spurs at home, LC semi final. Beating Man.Utd at AG in div.2 Seeing City hold Leeds at home and beat them away in the Cup, then lose narrowly to Liverpool at home in front of another sell out crowd. 26,000 home crowd for a nothing L2 match v Oxford when vouchers were being handed out for Cup tickets. Am I remembering that crowd correctly? Pretty sure I am, but many went off again without watching the game. Promotion to div.1. Beating Arsenal away. 38,000+ crowd to see City beat Liverpool in the League at AG Survival at Coventry. Watching City hold their own at Anfield, watching from the middle of the Kop. 3 further seasons of top flight football. All downhill after relegation until winning promotion at Chester in Div.4, one of the truly great days.
  9. If we do it every 65 years, then only 24 years to wait! * After eventually getting off the pitch I somehow ended up in the Peeler by the suspension bridge. Unforgettable night after a truly memorable season. *Actually if it was 65 years since we were last in Div.1, we'd have to count it from relegation in 1980, so 28 years to go.
  10. Odd comment. Are you feeling OK shelts?
  11. I think most football fans have an interest in former managers, yes, and, as you say, I've no doubt some City fans go on other clubs forums to give their views on what their new manager was like at City. Mostly, up until SC, not very favourable ones either. But in Barnsley's case, as I remember it, several posters gave an honest assessment of his time at Oakwell, warned us what was likely to occur here if he hadn't changed, and were met with some hostility by a few overly sensitive LJ defenders, which one or two reacted to. Many of us though didn't find much bitterness in their views but simply took note of what they were saying and were pleased to have their input. When events started to uncannily unfold in the ways they predicted at AG the alarm bells were certainly ringing and it was useful to be able to look back at their posts for comparison. It showed us that LJ had not learnt, or changed his ways, at all. I take on board your comparison with Pulis, but he at least had some managerial success to recommend him to Pompey, having taken Gillingham from the bottom of the football league to promotion, and only missing out to Man. City in the play off final for another one. I really can't see any club attempting to prise LJ away with his management record. Btw, I haven't seen many 'I told you so's' from Barnsley fans, and particularly not recently. I think they realised long ago most City fans were either in agreement with them, or didn't need any further reminder that their fears on our behalf had been proved justified long ago.
  12. Perhaps you aren't yet in a position to realise just how much many long term fans have invested into Bristol City F.C. Not just money, but time and - most importantly - emotion. Sometimes you've got to make a stand to show you won't be taken for granted, however painful it is, and even if that stand is comparatively short lived. These fans won't change things in the short term, that's clear, but a message has been sent to the club via their empty seats, something that definitely will have been noted by those they wish to influence.
  13. If you are convinced the long term friendship with SL and JL was not a huge factor behind LJ's appointment, perhaps you could give your theory as to why a novice with no previous experience at this level, who was average at best in L1, and who had achieved nothing whatsoever to support his elevation to manage a Championship club, was appointed manager of BCFC? There's no doubt that no other Championship club would have entertained the idea of appointing Lee Johnson as their manager. So, why did Bristol City?
  14. Not sure about that. LJ took Barnsley on a record losing run, made their fans' football supporting lives miserable for months, bewildered them with endless selection, tactical and formation changes, annoyed them with his banal post match interviews while stubbornly refusing to change his ways or take any blame, and held on to his job for reasons they couldn't comprehend. I can't help but see one or two parallels with his time at AG and the feelings of many supporters here. I suspect many Barnsley fans viewed his unlikely appointment at Championship club Bristol City with similar incredulity to many of us at the time.
  15. Can't see I'm doing talking down attendances, simply pointing out to someone - who might not be aware - that the official attendance given out is not the number of fans in the ground, and is therefore not something that can be be put forward as an argument when we're discussing ST holders staying away out of protest. You could say the more apparent desperation here is by those determined to talk UP attendances by taking no account of those who don't actually turn up, especially those who do so while being well aware that the official figure bears no relation to the number actually in the ground.