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  1. You can bet, whoever the next manager is will be a lap dog to the board and Lansdown. It's no secret that SL doesn't get on with SoD... this is his doing imho. I have no faith in this board or SL anymore... in fact I've always doubted their footballing knowledge...not their money. I feel sorry for the next manager having to work with this lot... I hope the fans realise it's the board killing this Club and not the managers.
    9 points
  2. I am furious. Same old City. No learnings from the past whatsoever. And to do it when we FINALLY look like we're beginning turning the corner on the pitch. Gobsmacked.
    8 points
  3. What's interesting is the level of criticism of the board and the support for SOD which that implies. What's been more prominent on the forum for much of the season is anti-SOD sentiment, until now. It tends to confirm what many people have said in the past - that moaners are by far the most noisy section of the forum membership and the fan base in general, whereas there is a substantial but largely silent majority who see the sense in retaining SOD and in the overall, long term strategy. I haven't been this despairing or as furious with a City board since Les Kew allowed Joe Jordan to leave without putting up a fight to hold on to him, an episode that preceeded a slow, inevitable decline that it took years to reverse. Lansdown & Co have done the exact opposite of what they've been preaching all season. It indicates an alarming lack of nerve and susceptibility to fan pressure. It bodes ill for the future of the club.
    6 points
  4. I cannot wait for this wave of disappointment from the brainwashed lot to dissipate. Its beyond belief really. I thought we were supporters of BCFC not SODFC. He won 2 league games this season. That is piss poor and embarrassing. Clearly the board think so too, lets move on.
    5 points
  5. I dont get our club no wins in 13 and he stays then 1 loss in 7 and he gets the sack... unbelievable
    5 points
  6. Incredibly disappointed with this. Just goes to show we learn nothing as a club. Another costly parting of ways. Another recruitment process. JET will go.
    5 points
  7. Absolute travesty of a decision, there is nobody on this planet who would get anything more out of this young bunch of players than sod could of. Watch us replace him with someone who hasn't got one iota of sods football knowledge or know how. Yes we have been very poor this season, but we were improving albeit performance wise not results wise, had we stuck with sod I have no doubt in my mind we would have come good. Completely disillusioned with this club at the moment.
    4 points
  8. Within that "1 in 7" were still utter horsesh1t performances and a load of draws. His term with us has been one of failure. Some of the worst standard of football I have seen down there in years.
    4 points
  9. I am very disappointed that he's gone.Top,Top bloke ,who treats us fans fairly and honestly.He evidently has made mistakes but i felt it was just coming together. Thank you Sean and good luck for the future. As for us ,i am worried,very worried.if the board clock it up this time we are in it up to the neck.
    4 points
  10. Ship another one out, bring another one in. Einstein's definition of insanity - doing exactly the same thing over again and expecting a different result... Starting to think the club is rotten.
    4 points
  11. Just adding my comment before moving on. I think the board have called this wrong and am disappointed with it. For me we needed to stick with Sod as I believed he had turned the team around after ridding us of deadwood. I think this is a knee jerk reaction and can not see us getting anyone better in. That said i will get behind the next manager and team as i always do. No use sulking now decision has been made.
    3 points
  12. He also made videos about how much he doesn't like us and has been quoted in the press as saying that managing us would be "selling his soul to the devil". People's support of Holloway as our new manager is a representation of everything that's wrong with modern football. **** the tribalism, **** the history, who's going to get us to the Premier League quickest
    3 points
  13. The Fourth Division beckons - but City can do it without me. The Board is showing once again that it knows frack all about organisation, frack all about the fans and frack all about football. City will win a couple of games under New Manager Syndrome and then plummet like a stone. Well, they can do it without me. I've had enough of incompetent suits fracking up my matchday experience and fracking up my football team. O'Driscoll was the one chance of putting back together the club that the suits had ruined. The club is, to coin a phrase, doomed. Frack off, Lansdown, and take fracking Lindley's with you.
    3 points
  14. Lots of scaremongering. I never engaged with Sean at all. I don't think we were turning a corner as some are saying, we may have scraped together some points but they were not earned convincingly. This could be the start of a recovery, Sean's attitude was miserable and so was his style of football.
    3 points
  15. Why all the panic and insults. SOD himself said that if he leaves then the club structure now in place will make sure the approach and strategy will continue and not change. If we were bottom 4 in January, you would all be on here saying how we were replicating last season where we held on too long. We are in a relegation battle, we have to try and get out of it, and after a relegation last year, just maybe a fresh voice is needed. There will now be endless debate about who comes in, with the likes and dislikes of all thrown in. Whoever it is must buy into the system we now have , but also have some ideas about how we get the team up the table. It probably needs, right now, someone with experience. I still think, due to timing, the club have some ideas already.
    3 points
  16. we will now lose pemberton and burt who came to work with him. Jet will also leave as he prefers to work under SOD who is the only man who knows how to get the best out of him. back to square one just as we were about to turn the corner. Who ever the new manager is will not play the youth and will not get on with JET. Very bad ecision by the board again and I can only see it getting worse. Disgraceful decision.
    3 points
  17. If you had spent season after season watching that scrawny little fxxxxxr playing against us,whinging,cheating, disputing every decision,trying to referee every game in the late 80's early 90's,you may have a clue about how a lot of us feel about him. But you obviously didn't ,so don't underestimate just how much some of us hate him. This is a person who won't wear the colour RED because it's our colour. Some of our support need to wake up. Edit, here's a couple lines from a piece I just found about the bloke,when he was manager of Blackpool. Holloway next faces the team he rejected as a boy in favour of rivals Bristol Rovers (he still dislikes red, Bristol City's colours).
    2 points
  18. The point is that if you want Holloway to be manager at Ashton Gate, there is an equivocation between you and a red flag-waving Cardiff fan; you're sacrificing the tribalism of club football because you feel it's a shortcut to the big time. If that's what you want there are hundreds of pubs across Bristol showing Premier League matches at 1.30 and 4 on a Sunday and you might be more at home there If we forget these tribal boundaries- City vs Rover or whatever it is in whatever town- then football as we know it is dead. Holloway is too much "one of them" for me to accept him
    2 points
  19. Could hardly have put it better myself. What a total and utter shambles. I have kept largely quiet on the board of our club but this decision is, in my view, one that illustrates we are being run by people who say one thing and do the opposite and really have little idea of what they are doing or what they really want. Of all the platitudes the board came out with and with a significant upturn in recent results and then they stun us with this news. Would you believe anything they tell us from here on? I will be taking a huge amount of it with a pinch of salt. If someone like Di Canio comes in you will have absolutely no chance of seeing the same sort of football, the same sort of philosophy or someone who will give a rats arse about the 5 pillars nonsense. Yes, we will probably see a short term bump although we already started that but you may as well right off another season because that person will want to tear up the squad yet again, may very well be hampered in doing so and either fail or walk. The board really have dropped an almighty clanger unless they intend to quietly tear up what they are publicly telling us and somehow splash the cash and risk a fine or transfer embargo or both. Insane is too mild a word for it and if we should give the board any benefits of the doubt they should come out and tell us the truth... someone has had a huge bust up with Sean and his position became untenable. Don't wrap it up in the crass explanation we have been given because to cut a wage bill in about half, bring in a virtually new team (sorry... a completely new team) and expect or demand better at this early stage in a long term strategy is insulting every single person's intelligence.
    2 points
  20. 2 points
  21. I would be ashamed to turn up if I was her!
    2 points
  22. Worse? We got relegated last season, we are in a relegation zone again we've won about 4 league games this Calendar year ( not checked) it cant get much worse. The Pillars will work, that I'm sure of, but that doesnt mean that a head coach has to stay in order for it to be acheived. It's about taking a step back and gain perspective rather than the mass panic on here If things arent working on the field, then change is initiated so that some one who can potentially make the change so it does work is initiated. It's not about dynasty building or in this case panic. For once. This is a well thought out and judged decision by the board as it gives us time to affect change and hopefully turn the season around rather than leaving it too late and proceed to oblivion. Makes perfect sense from where I am
    2 points
  23. SOD was willing to put up with large financial restrictions, cut the squad, cut this, cut that, he played our academy players. No manager will take us on with our record
    2 points
  24. We made the last one Vice Chairman.
    2 points
  25. Well he was right about some weeling and dealing but this wasnt what i suspected. Well at least we dont get this new defender now ! I heard rumours of this ore match Tuesday which is why I haven't posted anything at all since, I was told the board expected us to lose and he would be sacked after the match, of coarse we played peob the best ive seen them this year so that didnt happen directly after the match. Not at all happy to hear this today though And as said it has to be a time critical issue especially with the Crawley job up for grabs as well now Cheers Mark
    2 points
  26. No, they werent, read the email. confirming the dismissal. The system remains and is bigger than the head coach. Stop the Blind Panic
    2 points
  27. Just as the Del haters got their wish. And the Millen haters. And the Johnson haters. It has nothing to do with people hating him, and everything to do with a record that reads 7 wins in 38 games.
    2 points
  28. Didn't take long. That's the day my season ticket goes back.
    2 points
  29. One thing is for sure, it's the first time ever that a managerial sacking has left me feeling no positivity about the future. His record was abysmal, but who's gonna make it any better? Paying him off has removed how much from the FFP budget?
    2 points
  30. Stop panic mongering, all those bought in have been bought in as part of the system. As Ive long argued and discussed on here, they will stay (or at least should) because they are part of the system and not tied to the regime. Sure SO'D bought them in, but the system means that we are only looking to get a head coach that follows the system. Everyone bemoaning his being relieved of his duties. It's not a shock and has been coming. We now have the chance to get it right and do so before Xmas so can get a run of games going on and find some form
    2 points
  31. Good. His record speaks for itself....the Board had no choice in my opinion.
    2 points
  32. Yes, it's true: I've also just received the email from Lansdown. They've got it wrong yet again in my opinion and caved in to the pressure and negativity from a section of the fanbase. Stupid, stupid, backward step and another indication of the weakness at board level. This will cost more money the club can ill afford and cause more upheaval and discontinuity. Further evidence for me of the dysfunctionality at the heart of the oprganisation. They had better get the new appointment right or this will disrupt everything we've been trying to do and could be as likely to take us backwards as forwards. Well done to all the moaners: you've got your way. You'd better hope it works. I won't be holding my breath.
    2 points
  33. Was not expecting that. Signs of improvement recently. What a joke we are.
    2 points
  34. About ******* time. Stuck with all the crap he's signed
    2 points
  35. I'm pleased city have acted as was not impressed by him at all, however I am shocked they actually did it.
    2 points
  36. Of course someone unemployed won't want the job!! Of course there will be people lining up to take the role on. It never ceases to amaze me that people still believe that we are the only club making these changes
    1 point
  37. Looking forward to the club rolling out the "Musical Box" at the next home game to reveal the new manager who is inside. Farcical!
    1 point
  38. Let's be honest if Utd hadn't loaned their super winger back to them they would have not been promoted. At one point they were walking the league and only scraped through the play offs
    1 point
  39. Imagine the vitriol after a couple of bad results?
    1 point
  40. Is that a Spanish coach ? Senor Wept .
    1 point
  41. If you simply base the decision as if it was any other business (not football) Ian Holloway has the best record / cv and is available. In recent times he has the best record of getting clubs to the premiership etc. I would accept that business decision and tuck my small minded-ness under my pillow...
    1 point
  42. Shocked generally, I thought the club was slowly building from the bottom up and starting to get the bigger picture correct with its youth policy and playing style, I also liked having a proper manager - some people might like an idiot waving his arms about all day but SOD was an articulate man who if you heard or spoke to, you couldnt help but understand how he knew the game and was very methodical in his ways. But ultimately it is a results business and that stipulates what had to happen despite a recent upturn in performances/results. Whos next....... well I hope its not Warnock or Holloway as this would just divide supporters and its the last thing we need right now. I think we are either going to be looking at a unknown foreigner (perhaps someone that Tinnion has recommended) or someone like Paul Tisdale or Karl Robinson who would be my personal choice. The timing of this does seem strange and it wouldnt suprise me if someone has become available
    1 point
  43. He hates us, we hate him. No thanks.
    1 point
  44. Here here. If this happens I will gladly run onto the pitch and lamp him and accept the lifetime ban.
    1 point
  45. Agree. I'm now about as disillusioned with the ****wits running the club and the minority of ****wits that support it as I've ever been. I dread to think who we will end up with now.
    1 point
  46. I dont get our club no wins in 13 and he stays then 1 loss in 7 and he gets the sack... unbelievable
    1 point
  47. Exactly. Anyone would think Sir Alex was waiting in the wings. Anyone we bring in will have less experience and pedigree than SOD so they'd better be a bloody miracle worker for their own sake. I remember when we went down and everyone talked about how we'd learn from the past and ensure we have SOD the time required to rebuild. Yeah so that lasted like what, 15 weeks?
    1 point
  48. Absolute joke. This club is broken. Unless we have someone better lined up we should have stayed with SoD. Cannot believe this.
    1 point
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