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  1. 104 points
    Haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere and thought it deserved a thread. A couple of days ago, a young Peterborough fan made a post on social media suggesting that he was imminently going to take his own life. Sam sent the guy his personal phone number via message and told him to call him whenever he needed to talk. And today he met up with the lad for a coffee and a chat. Class young man.
  2. 86 points
    Several months ago I reported on here about how the Frame Footballers of Bristol had had their funding stopped by the FA primarily because they weren't involved in competitions, particularly international competitions, from which the FA could derive kudos. The organiser, Nick Dewfall of 2nd Chance FC, stated that it was a triumph in itself to get these children with walking difficulties to turn up, let alone play in competitions. I am chuffed to inform you, that Bristol City have stepped in and have attended some of the sessions and provided kit etc. The media team from City will be at the Frame Football tomorrow to help with giving this noble cause some publicity. So well done to Sam, the City disability development officer, and thanks to all those at Bristol City for stepping in when the FA stopped their funding.
  3. 82 points
    Takes a lot to come back to your parent club that deemed you surplus to requirements 5 months ago and hit the ground running, inspiring us to victory in recent performances. Has been criticized on here, sometimes rightly, however think we should appreciate how professional the bloke has been. I for one would love to see him continue his form for the rest of the season and fire us to the play offs. Keep it up Pato!
  4. 69 points
    I bumped into josh in Cabot circus the day after the Millwall game and we had a chat . Coincidentally my son was mascot the following game vs Blackburn - I explained to josh that he was very nervous and suffered with anxiety . Josh made a call there and then into the club - when we got to the ground the staff all knew about my son and said he would be walking out first with him . Something he was over the moon with . I could see on the big screens of Josh chatting with him - my son said he was really kind and talked to him about various things. I didn’t ask for any of that to happen - but the fact it did has made memories for my son and I for the rest of our lives . Thanks Josh - a truly amazing thing to have done .
  5. 67 points
    On the day that we gave a debut to an expensive new striker, City’s established frontman Famara Diedhiou, so often the source of dismissal and ridicule from fans who barely set foot anywhere but Ashton Gate, produced not only his best performance under Lee Johnson, but perhaps the most complete forward contribution City has seen for a generation. For 90 minutes the Senegalese would not be knocked off the ball, QPR could not get close to him, and as well as drifting off his markers to power a first half header past the hosts keeper, he also reproduced Nicky Maynard’s insane overhead kick from a far harder location, then finally sprinted back to head an 89th minute equaliser away at the far post. It is no exaggeration to say that Diedhiou secured City not only the lead, but the three points - in a fixture where he was simply the best player on the pitch: a striker that lead the line, imperiously maintained possession, but somehow roared back into the backline to defend corners and (impossibly) in the final stages head off the line when others were lost. City are in form and they came flying out of the traps as they did at Reading on Tuesday - in fact it was a carbon copy of the Madejski Stadium as Diedhiou marauded from the left wing channel and exchanged passes with Paterson before cutting inside and curling an early tester at the Rangers keeper which was well held as it arced towards the top corner. QPR were having to bundle into Eliasson and others to curtail City’s early purpose and after 7 minutes Ashley Williams took a free kick from the halfway line into the box which was half cleared, but Paterson collected, fed the irrepressible Diedhiou who easily skipped past a defender and forced the keeper to save down low. So far all City - QPR non-existent. On 15 Paterson did well to intercept in his own half and send Weimann away, and when the Austrian miscued, determined City recycled possession quickly and Hunt at right back turned his opposite number brilliantly to break, hooking a long distance cross which saw Diedhiou roar into space to prepare an unmarked diving header into the bottom corner. A stunning lead for City and comfortably deserved as the only side showing any ability to threaten. It could have been more - at the midway point of the half Hunt scooped in for a rusty Massengo whose cross was half cleared, but from Eliasson’s follow up Dasivla retained possession and slammed a rising shot at goal that was desperately deflected wide. Direct City had the better of the chances but not the possession, and despite QPR rallying, on the half hour centre back Williams lifted a long ball over the home defence to where Diedhiou drifted off the shoulder of the last man and let the ball drop to fire a stunning - but technically tough - first time volley which rose over the crossbar and into the crowd. QPR had probed with slick passing and interplay but off the ball Johnson’s men had been brilliantly compact and unplayable - causing the hosts to exert energy without chances. But before the break Baker slipped on halfway and right winger Osayi-Samuel ran on, laid the ball into the path of Jordan Hugill, whose early angled shot sailed over the far post. City went in at half time rightly - and comfortably - ahead, but the second period saw the Londoners move the ball quicker and more directly as the whole balance of the match changed to favour the hosts. Although in minutes star man Eberechi Eze cut a frustrated figure as again he collected a ball in space but his pot shot from range was well wide. The second period was more scrappy as Johnson’s side highlighted their ability to simply absorb and repel pressure, but right winger Osayi-Samuel - incredibly raw with propensity to simply dribble out of bounds - also got to the byline and cut back dangerously, indeed when City turned behind for a corner, on the hour Hugill’s header was blockd point blank. City sent on new signing Nahki Wells for Paterson, and then Pedro Perreira for the injured Jack Hunt - who once again showed Loftus Road is where he plays his best football - and it was the debutant who almost doubled City’s advantage, Weimann’s throw in lifted over the top by Massengo and Wells sprinting clear to glance a header on the turn just over. A minute later Diedhiou underlined a faultless display as Pereira threw in from the right, and 10 yards out and wide, the City top scorer watched the ball drop, held off a defender, flicked it up into the air, then executed a flawless bicycle kick from an acute angle which was tipped away near post . Maynard’s famous goal in W12, but from an improbable angle. City were not finished and a throw in on the left inside the last 20 minutes saw the irrepressible Diedhiou muscle clear with defenders hanging off him, powering into the box before seeing his shot - under a lot of pressure from retreating defenders - easily held by the hosts keeper at the near post. This was simply a tour-de-force from the underrated striker. By now QPR had found their range and were blitzing their visitors when in possession, in growing expectation of an equaliser, indeed Oseyi-Samuel, occasionally careless, was now proving a nuisance or Dasilva and regularly getting to the byline in City’s box before cutting back and hoping for a finish - thanks to Baker and Williams no such finish was possible. In the last ten minutes on 82 the classy Eze swept a long cross into the back post which striker Hugill met and forced Nathan Bentley to brilliantly tip wide. And then finally - and perhaps fittingly - in a last 10 minute assault on City’s goal, before injury time Diedhiou, already racing back repeatedly to help City, headed away a certain goal at the back post. For five painful minutes added on, QPR - dominant in possession but nowhere close to City on quality of chances or shots on target - would bombard the visitors box: occasionally aided by a remarkably lenient referee who insisted on booking no one despite the hosts continually hacking down City breaks, and yet carding manager Johnson late for protesting. In the end the match was won as it was at Reading, and so often away from home last season - by sheer will to win and organisation at the back, Baker and Williams putting their bodies on the line to clear any ball thrown at then, while their teammates also capped a flawless display of organisation and compact shape, by stalling every last QPR attack. Bentley 7 A couple of fantastic saves at the end - and again his reaction at the end shows how much he wants it Hunt 7 Like the cup game in August, loves playing here, was a threat all first half and setup our winning goal Dasilva 7 Some brilliant interceptions on the run and always busy but got Oseyi-Samuel beat him more late on Baker 8 Threw himself at and won everything he could - one mistake late in the first half but otherwise perfect Williams 9 Actually was perfect, think we take him for granted too much, tidies up with such class it’s ridiculous Smith 8 Possibly a 9 - City didn’t own midfield but Korey regularly turned markers and kept possession - classy Massengo 6 Looked rusty, gave it away cheaply 2-3 times in the first half. Always energetic but not strong enough Eliasson 8 A nuisance, was sure he would create another goal, as it was deserves credit for being solid throughout Paterson 7 Link up early was a feature of how dangerous Diedhiou was - but quickly faded in the second half Weimann 6 Yet again lots of energy but not really on the wavelength of teammates, not the same level of threat Diedhiou 10 His best ever, not sure how you sum it up, unplayable centre forward who was best on pitch at both ends Wells 5 Bar early headed chance an odd debut, either too keen or doing QPR a favour: gave them free kick after free kick Pereira 6 A little raw replacing the injured Hunt but settled and made some important later interventions in midfield Rowe 6 Came on too late to really rate, but certainly part of a team full of character that were never going to surrender
  6. 64 points
    Those of us who want (or wanted) Johnson out had (have) genuine concerns about him. We won today and put a decent string of results together but still will still feel there are those grounds for concerns. Petulant & Childish threads like this do no good mate, grow up a little.
  7. 62 points
    Name the South Stand the Atyeo Stand. Then rename the current Atyeo the Dicks Stand. We then have an away end with the word "Dicks" written on it in 10ft tall letters.
  8. 60 points
    38 years ago today the Ashton Gate Eight saved our club. As we challenge once more for promotion to English football’s highest division I guess it’s appropriate to take a minute to be grateful we actually have a club to support. Whatever the rights and wrongs of what preceded the events that unfolded, these men should rightly forever remain in the consciousness of all City fans for what they did. Thankyou. COYR https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38750475 and who could forget this iconic image from that era too
  9. 57 points
    Apparently they are suspected of injecting MDMA directly in to their mouth, a technique known locally as... "Eee, by gum". (Sorry).
  10. 56 points
    I would say that a manager who has been supported like no other in our history is in no position to be questioning the commitment or ambition of others.
  11. 49 points
    In the world of overpaid players who can’t control a ball or pass it 10 yards, overhyped coaches , the cringeworthy Premier League hype, the pure greed in football Bobby Humphries Positive scan results on Thursday, probably had the night of his young difficult life last night My mind went to him a fair few times Hope he had a great night and was probably worth rolling over for Birmingham Some of the ’fawning’ about LJ and some players..............ughhh Heres the real hero who people should look up to , admire and hold in the highest esteem Real Life PERSPECTIVE Keep Right On Bobby
  12. 41 points
    What is it with people having a personal pop at our manager? If you don't like his tactics or how we're playing fair enough, but to go for personal attacks is dam right childish.
  13. 40 points
    **** off already. Club is soft from the core starting with him. I can’t take this bullshit every other week at AG. 1-0 up in a couple minutes pressing playing a bit off football and he decides to back off and soak up pressure. He is a clown and need to go ASAP
  14. 39 points
    I must have dreamt the 10 or so occasions Barnsley ran 40-50 yards straight down the middle of us? Imo the only midfield player who put in a proper shift was Paterson. Onwards we go.
  15. 38 points
  16. 38 points
    Why call him Dave ?
  17. 35 points
    With just 72 hours left in a transfer window that most fans have long since turned into a running joke about the club’s failure to add additional goalscoring, City delivered a perfect reminder of their own focus - a third straight league win and third straight clean sheet accomplished by converting a single chance, then rallying to protect that advantage at all costs. Narrowly winning away games by securing a lead and then defending the three points as a team through sheer bloody-mindedness, has always been the feature of Lee Johnson’s most convincing runs at promotion - including a remarkable winning streak last season - and tonight’s deserved raid on the Madesjki Stadium proved the winning formula again. Far from needing firepower, City are at their best given a lead to believe in, grinding out wins as a collective. At Reading they lacked cutting edge to reward their clear endeavour, but once Paterson finally made good from Eliasson’s continual delivery, his side rallied to guarantee the victory, Baker and Williams clearing off the line three times in a minute. City went into the fixture retaining the same team that narrowly defeated battling Barnsley at Ashton Gate. And while Johnson’s men perhaps didn’t get credit they deserved due to the Tykes lowly league position, Reading’s rejuvenation - 1 defeat in 11 with wins over Fulham and Preston and two draws with form side Forest - made this a much sterner test. And it was the visitors who came out of their 10 day absence flying. Inside two minutes attacking interplay on the right saw Paterson race onto a Weimann through ball and lay it back for Diedhiou, who curled a shot into the top corner that was well saved. A minute later Eliasson sent in a wicked cross and Weimann flashed a near post header just wide. All the press and energy was coming from City but by the tenth minute Reading started to find their feet - belatedly settling as a team, to retain possession as they built slowly from midfield, orchestrated by Liverpool loanee Ejaria, their stand out performer. And yet despite feeding space on both flanks, the hosts found City ready to block any balls into the box. And so after 20 minutes it was again the away side that switched up a gear to rally. On 21 Hunt and Brownhill combined on the right, the latter backheeling smartly to give Eliasson room for his latest whipped cross, Paterson ghosting in unmarked to plant an almost identical near post header wide as Weimann had done earlier - and with the goal at his mercy. On 24 minutes Brownhill, whose energy and combative performance belied rumours of an imminent departure, stole in behind the Reading defence to win a corner - and Eliasson’s latest delivery caused chaos, Diedhiou with several attempts to bundle home in a goalmouth scramble in front of away fans, as the hosts hung on grimly against determined City. A minute later Smith’s sweeping through ball was taken in stride by the relentless Eliasson, and his quick release for Paterson appeared to get the City attacking midfielder on a run clear on goal, but his first touch was poor and surrendered the chance immediately. That same combination and instinctive early ball would not prove so wasteful second half! City could be accused again of failing to convert chances, and when just inside the half hour Swift took aim with a wildly swerving shot from range, Bentley had to recover quickly to parry and claim at the second attempt. The remaining quarter hour saw Hunt, Eliasson and Paterson all give the ball away, putting City on the back foot as Reading finally rallied. If the lead up to half time suggested City had run out of ideas and the Royals were now in the ascendancy - forcing a series of blocks for corners - it didn’t show after the break as following a scrappy opening, again the away side found their stride first. On 53 Diedhiou and Weimann combined from a throw in on the left, the Austrian’s strike forcing a corner. Two minutes later the visiting fans roared in anticipation as at the far end Eliasson went clear on the right and another devastating deep cross flashed beyond the far post, where Diedhiou, racing in, couldn’t convert. Yet it was Reading who went closest on 57, a right-wing corner headed down, and that man Ejaria remarkably slicing over just two yards out. But it was always City that looked more hungry, and on the hour Brownhill got the ball out of his feet in midfield to put Eliasson clear again, and another wicked cross was setup for Diedhiou far post, but stretching, he contrived to steer a header over. Criticism of the striker would be harsh, having worked hard while often being unfairly penalised by the referee. And it was therefore to the away sides relief that a minute later they did get the opener their endeavour so deserved. Again Eliasson picked up possession on the right and this time he spied room for Paterson to break the lines and played a perfect through ball, where the midfielder collected and wasted no time placing an early low shot into the bottom corner. Reading were by no means a poor team when given a chance to attack, and inside 5 minutes a crude Smith challenge with Ejaria on the run, saw Swift sting the hands of Bentley with a 30 yard free kick. And before the midway point of the second half Paterson almost turned villain, twice giving the ball away in dangerous positions as the hosts rallied. Johnson’s first sub was therefore no surprise, O’Dowda replacing the exhausted Paterson - and the effect was immediate. The out of sorts Irish winger picked up the ball 40 yards out on the left, powered past two defenders, exchanged a one-two with Diedhiou, before skipping into the box and testing the home keeper at the near post. City far from finished. But as so often away from home, the match would be won at the other end, where Williams and Baker, and cover Smith, stood firm. No more so than in the last few minutes as an extraordinary spell saw Meite’s header desperately turned onto the post by Baker, before he and Williams headed Aluko and Gunter follow ups off the line with Bentley stranded. Right in front of massed ranks of nearly 2000 City fans, this was an improbable, warrior like effort to secure the three points, and fans roared their belief as heading into injury time Bentley spectacularly claimed Meite’s top corner header in mid-air. In injury time Weimann wriggled clear but was robbed with just keeper to beat, and Meite turned and shot wide. However City were clearly by now not to be denied, their players fighting for everything, captain Brownhill chasing clear the final loose ball, and with that - the final whistle, a fourth league win in five matches for so recently under-fire manager Johnson, and a return to the top six Championship play-off places, as City head into February now with all to play for. A victory won as a relentless, battling team performance rather than as stars, and symbolised by their obvious passion at the end - Diedhiou among those exhausted players who turned immediately to the away stand to hammer his chest and show how much a hard fought win means. We don’t need star strikers. We just need a narrow advantage to defend. Bentley 7 Don’t think Reading ever contrived a high quality close range chance bar the Ejaria slice over from a corner, but for everything else from 10 yards or more, Bentley was largely faultless in his handling, and exudes confidence - but tonight at least owed much more to blocks from his imperious central defenders than they did to him for his saves Hunt 5 Still our weakest link with and without the ball - they got a lot of joy (and space) around him in the first half, and on the ball it was as common for him to punt it out of play or give it to no one in particular, as it was for him to contribute. Had an impressive purple patch early this season, but right now seems to be out of his depth in this team of players Dasilva 8 Tighter and better positioned without the ball that Hunt, and far more of an outlet with the ball - never ceases to amaze me how easy he finds it to nick the ball off an opponent and run and shield it from them before feeding a player around him - centre of balance, technique, ball control, he’s one of our classiest players when dribbling forward Williams 8 For me despite Baker shading the crazy late minute of goal-line clearances (2 headers to 1), it was Williams that was overall the pick of the two centre backs owing to his (relatively) classier distribution, hard to think of a single thing he did wrong all game Baker 8 Doesn’t normally last 90 minutes but seemed tonight to get better and better as the game went on, was launching himself at everything by the end, minor grumble about balls forward to no one in particular, which failed to relieve the pressure, but his desire to win was clear for all to see Smith 8 Close to man of the match, sat in midfield, pressed opponents, and once on the ball retained possession well, always looked up and was looking for opportunities to step away from opponents and move the ball forward - remarkable levels of energy for someone out so long Brownhill 7 Smith only shaded this by a fraction, Brownhill was tireless and got into good positions all the time, while hounding the opposition without the ball, had to do a lot of dirty work, but the odd loose touch was a reminder that he wasn’t even the best central midfielder for us today Eliasson 7 By his own high standards faded badly in the final half hour to the extent he was giving it away rather than having the energy to cross, and so was rightly subbed, but his crosses for an hour were a never-ending source of opportunity for us, and perhaps should have resulted in more than one goal Paterson 6 Wasted our two best chances first half, but always a willing runner and made no mistake with the winner in the second half - when we play Diedhiou (and I’m a huge fan of his defensive and workrate attributes) it’s essential to play a player like Paterson who makes runs and can get into scoring positions to offset Diedhiou’s different strengths Weimann 5 Harder and harder to rate his performances, never short of effort but seems to rarely link up effectively with teammates, is aways making his own runs, had a brilliant early chance, and one right at the end - between that I felt like he was never really the target of our attacks, and Paterson showed him up for getting into dangerous positions Diedhiou 6 Worked his proverbials off as always, at one point he sprinted 50 yards when Reading broke from our corner, and was back before the defence and delivered decisive block. Was harshly treated by ref who gave much of his tussles with defenders against him. His effort and desire for the team rather than himself is worth more than his goals. O’Dowda 6 One stunning run right after coming on, but not much else besides Moore 6 One headed clearance to make, one headed clearance made convincingly
  18. 34 points
  19. 34 points
    I loved the early season videos with Afobe and Kasey Palmer messing about. It was so obvious that spirits were high and no surprise that they had clicked on the pitch. After a nightmare that I can't even begin to comprehend, we need Benik to play for us again. It won't bring his beautiful daughter back but we can show him just how much we care. I have never, never wanted a footballer to succeed again so much.
  20. 33 points
  21. 32 points
  22. 32 points
    One of the best strikers in the league, opportunity for his full debut against a side towards the bottom of the table under the lights.....and LJ cant find a place for him in the starting xi due to Andy Weimann. A good player, a player who was signed when we were looking to consolidate and establish ourselves as championship regulars.....we are now pushing for promotion.....he should not be starting at home, he does not offer enough at home. LJ you've got your signing and you had the chance to be brave and you fluffed it.....you got the man you wanted and he should be starting at home against a poor side.....Weimann wasnt working before so why would it suddenly now.
  23. 32 points
    Feel like Wells is one of the most sensible January signing you could possibly make, in terms of getting a player that should be able to hit the ground running. Buying a Championship striker who’s been scoring frequently as opposed to a striker from League 1 or from abroad makes complete sense at this stage of the season.
  24. 32 points
    Just been taught a new drinking game, you neck a shot every time Rovers score. It’s called dry January.
  25. 31 points
    Was a new singing section created today in the south stand? It was good to hear some of the old classic!
  26. 31 points
    CEO Mark Ashton gives Transfer Window update Let me start by saying that an incredible amount of hard work goes on behind the scenes not just during the window but throughout the year by a talented and very hard working recruitment team to ensure we have a positive window, January is a very difficult window, the market is difficult, agents are difficult, clubs are difficult – that’s why it’s important to stay ahead of the market and whilst I’m CEO of this football club we will always strive to be ahead of the market. To be ahead of the market you need options, and whilst I’m at this football club we will always have options. Options give you power, and I will always strive to have the power in any negotiations. As always we look to exercise that power in all our negotiations as we leave no stone unturned as we fish in ponds, rivers, and lakes in our search for the right players for this football club – be it for the 18’s, 21’s or the first team – and no player joins this football club unless we are absolutely confident that he ticks all our boxes in terms of the 3 “A”’s , Attitude Ability Application and of course meets the strict financial budget that I – as CEO – will always work within. At this point I must pay tribute to the Lansdown Family who continue to be supportive and without whom none of this excellent work would be possible. Turning to sales I must state that we are under no pressure to sell any players at this football club and again the Lansdown Family are fully supportive of everything I do. Let me be clear – no player will leave this football club unless the deal is absolutely right for this football club and of course the player and we do not block the ambitions of any player and in such a circumstance I will do my utmost to negotiate the very best possible financial deal for this football club. As the window enters the final 10 days I urge all stakeholders to be patient and I would like you to know that we are working 24/7 to achieve the best possible outcome from this transfer window for this football club. COYR Mark Ashton
  27. 31 points
    This is what it meant to my boy when he was City mascot 4 years ago.
  28. 30 points
    Please can we stop calling him Dave
  29. 30 points
    Best Jan transfer window dealings I can recall; goal scorer with nearly a 1 in 2 ratio this season, international seasoned power play midfielder, much vaunted ball playing strong centre back, even with Josh gone we are considerably stronger overall. SL has done his bit, MA too, time for LJ. We sit in 6th, and for my money it would be abject failure on his part if we now don't finish in the top 6. If he can't achieve that this season, with the squad at his disposal I don't believe he ever will.
  30. 30 points
    With apologies to @CodeRed's phenomenal "Mark Ashton Transfer Update" this week, I was searching for what our CEO actually said about this transfer window, because the clamour on here and on social media combined with the volume of rumours each day in the media, has got completely out of hand in the absence of any official word from the club. I started to wonder what was driving all this excitement. Personally I need some factual context from City to temper the massive daily expectation, so I searched for what MA actually said about this window. Perhaps this won't be news to everyone, but I certainly missed this interview and I searched OTIB high and low and can find no thread even mentioning these comments - which he gave in December (albeit buried after long ramblings about his "data dashboards"): "When we write a plan for the summer, I look to do probably 95 plus per cent of my business in that summer window, not the January window. Hence why, when we recruited this summer, I tried to recruit one of the learning points from last season, we needed a bit more depth in key areas. So, I made sure I felt that, with Lee, we got that depth and that’s been tested." "You then move to a January transfer window, which are notoriously difficult for everyone because players are overpriced. Clubs don’t want to sell the recruiting in gets smaller and smaller. And if you are at the top end of the division is even smaller because people who are competitors don’t want to sell to you. It is difficult, so I would always want to do minimal business in January, in that January window." "Yes, I think it would be remiss of me to say no [to City entering the transfer market in January] but it has to be right. It has to be right. The worst thing we can do is take the wrong one - because I think in the summer you’ve got pre-season. Lee’s got pre-season to get them up to speed and work with them. He hasn’t got that time in January because he’s in the middle of games." "That’s the challenge because that pond we recruit from has shrunk and its shrunk even more because clubs see us as a competitor, and we’ve got to get someone who’s up to speed or fairly up to speed and will fit the way we play. It’s not easy. In saying that, we have options. But I’m too long in the tooth, you can be 99.9% sure you’ve got that option nailed, and at the death it’s gone. Because the club get an injury and they keep him in. All of a sudden, it’s a spider web, once one movement happens three clubs away, the effect comes down to you." "I can understand the emotion that runs around [January strengthening]. But what I would say is when I’m working in the summer or I’m planning a summer transfer window, I’m thinking about January. So, I’m thinking right what depth have we got here? Let’s be really clear we’ve had an injury to Benik that no one could have foreseen." "It’s just my opinion but you look at the squad, I think we’ve got depth, we’ve got players coming back. You know, what do we need in January? Well, we lost Benik, Afobe. So, the logic is, if the right player is available in that position, then absolutely we look to recruit it. But I make no apologies for saying this, it has got to be the right one. Someone who can make an impact and have an effect." "What you’ve also got is some good youngsters in the building who are who are coming through. What you don’t want is someone to come into that group who upsets that because that would undermine everything we’ve got. We'll go into January with options and requirements. But then with the grace of God, they can change because someone could get injured and then we have to move. But what we do is we carry options in all positions, not just the positions we’re looking at. So, if something happens, we’re always in the game for what’s available." Now, he gave this interview at the start of December before we hit our bad run, but anyone reading that would surely recognise the message: we are not going to be making many signings in January and certainly not making signings for the sake of making signings. In fact you'd read that and would not be surprised if we signed no one in January if the "right deal" wasn't there. We all need to calm down. With that said I blame Arsenal.
  31. 30 points
    Stuck with a manager who has us a point off the play offs? I can handle that
  32. 29 points
    Because we won 4 on the bounce. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. If he changed it and we lost he would be getting abused for changing a winning side.. one things for sure he will start on Wednesday
  33. 29 points
    This is why people like Denise Coates make £323m a year.
  34. 29 points
    Haha bet you're fun at parties. Perhaps it would be an idea to read and understand the words "too keen" before you go off on your high horse. Other people seem to have managed to understand that I was giving a pithy, sarcastic remark to capture a performance, the outage isn't necessary.
  35. 29 points
    To be fair we've had to put up with snidey, cock-sure nonsense from you and others for weeks about how LJ is useless, incompetent, he's lost the dressing room, "anyone could do a better job" etc Forums and social media are ridiculously reactionary, and whilst I don't particularly approve of the OP, you are guilty of the exact same thing as all the crap you posted a few weeks ago has been proven to be absolute BS in a very short space of time.
  36. 29 points
    Wouldn't it be awful if we just kept winning. Then he'd have to stay Imagine if we won every game for the rest of the season. That would be terrible.
  37. 28 points
    It was Nomads FC who play all their games away.......
  38. 28 points
    It’s all down to the investment imo. A manager with experience ( or having coaches with experience working with him) would get so much extra out of the players we have. LJ has been given everything on a plate player and money wise, but still is incapable of tactically planning how to break down teams at home. I watched a team play ‘hopeful’ football for 90 minutes tonight, players knocking straight balls 40 yards for defenders to head away, players having 10 touches when one or two were needed, a total lack of using width, and a total lack of guile. At no time during the 96 minutes did I feel there was any urgency from us, that urgency and tempo has to come from the dugout, but I honestly don’t think he has it in him and is unable to convey it to the players anyway. His management style is the same as his playing style, neat and tidy without any end result. He will never get this club over the line, it’s pot luck management, win a few, lose a few.
  39. 28 points
    Nahki Wells revealed on the roof, next signing with be Kemar Roofe revealed down a well.
  40. 28 points
    The doctor will be with you soon.
  41. 28 points
    Actual footage of us trying to complete the signing of a decent striker
  42. 28 points
    I don't know the full context of those quotes but if he's referring to Bristolian football then I actually think he's right. I don't know about anyone else, but Bristol derbies are my favourite games to watch. Cardiff doesn't quite do it in the same way, especially because many of their fans see Swansea as bigger rivals as we do Rovers. It's great we're leaving Rovers behind in all areas, but part of me would quite like us to play them twice a season. Something to look forward to on the fixture list.
  43. 28 points
    Credit where it’s due today. Thought we played well and actually deserved more goals. But have to say fair play to Johnson today (yes you’ve read that right) at 0-0 60-70 mins he could of panicked and made 3 pointless subs but you stayed patient and got the deserved reward!! UP THE CITY!
  44. 27 points
    Makes a mockery of the award.
  45. 27 points
    To be honest, if anything, I’ve kind of felt relieved at not having to put up with patronising fake interest from people who don’t usually give a toss about who we are playing, or being asked about tickets by people who think that their wanting to attend is doing us some kind of favour..! Yes I’d liked to have had a big glamour tie for all of us who “deserve” one - but really not that fussed. Maybe kidding myself, but that’s honestly how I feel about it.
  46. 27 points
    Sounds to me that some feel that the Pack we sacked wasn't given a fair crack and they would probably want the peak Pack back Now it seems some Cardiff fans think he's no longer the peak Pack but the Pack that's lacking. Would we want the lacking Pack back, in the hope that he again became the peak Pack, or would our judgement then be slack and open to attack if, thinking we were getting back the peak Pack we instead only got the Pack that's lacking and we again sent the lacking Pack packing? Then again, they do say never go back, and this must especially apply if your going back to Pack i.e. a backPack.
  47. 26 points
    Trolling is a symptom of our society , it is all over ‘ social ‘ media. Frustrated individuals with no lives of their own just content to vent their spleen , mostly anonymously, to make themselves feel better . They wouldn’t dare do it face to face .
  48. 26 points
    Shame he didn't take one up.
  49. 26 points
    The thing I don't like about the OTIB transfer forum is that it's so damn easy to inadvertently stray onto and post upon without ever knowing you are there.
  50. 26 points
    Yeah, would have been much more dignified to have stood up, clapped politely and left the ground in a quiet orderly fashion taking care not to disturb the neighbours... Tin Pot? ..FFS what are you on about? …..it's called joy and fun, rarely happens, rarely get the opportunity to experience it... I remember standing on the pitch with at least half a million other Reds at the Gate applauding and cheering a very proud Harry Dolman the night we secured promotion to Div One all those years ago - I was young then - and it's still a brilliant fond memory! For those young Shrews fans today will live long in the memory, and cherished for years to come.. Fair play to them for seizing a very rare opportunity! Lovely scenes you Shrews
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