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  1. 52 points
    But I still see that tackle by Moore, And when Abraham scored, Tomlin belting the ball, And Kodjia Dancing... Hashtags on our shirt…
  2. 16 points
    Excellent background in the player interview about how important Tammy Abraham was to this signing. The two exchanged lots of texts and Tammy told him he had to come and what a great place it was. Nice to hear that someone like Abraham who is only on loan, is prepared to sell our club.
  3. 14 points
    No worries Within a few short weeks, as he plays a killer pass out of defence to Kodjia - he'll say " yur tiz" and Jimmy will score and say " Cheers me babber".
  4. 12 points
    Is that really necessary? Mark Little was part of the double winning squad that got us to where we are. He's suffered a bad injury and hasn't quite been the same since. He may well not be up to championship standard but at present he is the only option we have seeing as our "championship" standard right back didn't fancy keeping fit over the summer. As always, some people just can't help picking out a scapegoat, even though in this instance, there is absolutely no need for it
  5. 11 points
    His player interview is worth a watch. Very articulate and clearly very intelligent. I've noticed this in particularly the young first team players LJ has bought in this summer, they all seem intelligent; particularly Magnusson, O'Dowda and now Moore. Add Bryan to that list and we've got a very intelligent core of players.
  6. 11 points
    Ha ha. That does look a bit like me but for the fact I've lost a bit of weight and don't have moves like that. I do indeed run my club's youth cricket team, as well as umpiring in the WEPL (and playing for Somerset over 60s) I have no recollection of the incident which the Bard describes although I will concede that umpires do occasionally make mistakes. Almost as many as the players.
  7. 8 points
    A centre back playing England captain named Moore. Could be alright.
  8. 7 points
    I love the new BS website vacancy announcement, for a new groundsman, or woman: "We take huge pride in all our pitch's and ..." "If you think you have the right skills and quality's......" Maybe they could Hughes someone who are you that takes pried in there punctuation and has the right skills and quality's to right proper, look. If your that person, aply now to Bristol Sport #makingbasicerrolswivthespellingandgrammerwhogivesaf***upthecitytilidie How can you get "pitches" right, then wrong a few lines later?! And this on the day the GCSE results comes out! It's the small things that c*unt - attenshun to detale. Marjory Gaynes.
  9. 7 points
    Good topic for debate this. Lee Johnson is very much of the new breed of 'coaches.' Wants to learn more, wants to get tips from coaching/managing from outside of football, and he clearly likes to see similar attributes in his players. Been mentioned on here dozens of times about his "18 year old" comment on Kodjia. If you have raw talent, you'll go a long way, but it does require some level of intelligence (be it footballing intelligence) to be able to think 2, 3, 4 passes ahead. Or to learn quickly from your mistakes. It's what concerns me most about Kodjia. He doesn't seem to have learned much, goals aside. For me, Freeman falls right in this category. Playing the same way over and over again. Being able to adapt to different positions or formations is a huge plus. Hence why Johnson rates Bryan so much. Other countries also have a far more holistic view to football. Although we've certainly caught up. People like Wenger have transformed our thinking. Insisting on young players getting an education, importance of eating well etc. It's pretty obvious now what Mark Ashton means when he spoke about finding players with the right DNA.
  10. 7 points
    Think large part of it is the new scout from Bournemouth, Des Taylor.....He's been picking out players all over the place. Signing of the Year without a doubt I'd say
  11. 7 points
    Landsdown Stand still gleaming
  12. 7 points
    Totally agree. Until that shoulder injury Mark was a key part in our attacking threat. Very unattractive when City fans pile in on a player - like it's a fashionable thing to do
  13. 6 points
    1 - yet you go on about how amazing your fans are. Best in da world. 2- so is yours to be fair, how is that new stand? 3 - you'll always be the club in Bristol that went non league. 4 - are you not wary of your chairmans supposable wealth? You're still scratching around with loanees and freebies.
  14. 6 points
    I imagine Lee Johnson is saying to Mark Ashton "The next signing will be a shortie. OK?!"
  15. 6 points
    I'm not sure we will see a return to 3-5-2 regularly but it's not necessarily a bad thing if they do adopt it. The formation and tactics that Cotterill used were completely appropriate when we had better players than the rest of the division and could expect to dominate possession. They were completely inappropriate in the division above when it was harder to dominate possession and any mistakes were instantly punished by the opposition. Now we have some better players than we did a year ago and a much better understanding of the division. We're not in a position to dominate games against every team but we will come up against some who have inferior players and in those games 3-5-2 would provide a different option. So long as its used appropriately it's not a bad thing.
  16. 5 points
    Sorry to shatter the illusion of frenetic last minute fax machine pandemonium at the 11th hour on transfer deadline day folks. Found this to be an interesting read: "Transfer window: exposing the widely held myths about how clubs sign players" and thought it was worth sharing. Transfers are all processed through the FIFA TMS system which is done online (sorry if this is old news, but it's the first I've heard of it). Also goes into detail on how deals are constructed behind the scenes and how the numbers touted in the press can be misleading in so many ways with regard to actual cost to the club over the period of the contract. Not sure how applicable it is to us at Championship level as players image rights etc. can't be worth much can they but certainly performance related bonuses etc. do? Check it out here. #coyr
  17. 5 points
    What are you talking about? Can you not see that Freeman is a completely different player to Smith/Pack and plays in a completely different way? Do you not see that they are asked to do different jobs and their performances are rated for their ability to do completely different aspects of the game? Smith and Pack will be valued for completely different things. How many times did they regain possession? How many passes did they make? How far did they run? Freeman is surely there to be a threat? To create chances? To score goals? If all midfielders are the same?! Lets just play Freeman and O'Dowda holding midfield on Saturday and see how we get on. At it's very simplest the defenders and midfielders like O'Neil, Smith and Pack are there to get a foundation in the game and provide a platform (how well did O'Neil do this Saturday!) for the attacking players further forward to win the game. One deflected goal and one assist in open play in a season ain't winning too many games. N'Golo Kante is not expected to do the same job as Eden Hazard. Fernandinho is unlikely to create or score as many as Kevin De Bruyne. If Eric Dier doesn't score all season nobody will really notice whereas they will if Christian Eriksen doesn't. Gary Neville was only saying on Sky the other day how someone with Hazard's ability needs to score more often. You clearly rate Freeman, if he is the talented player you make out surely he should be scoring more goals? If at the end of the season O'Dowda or Tomlin haven't scored a goal that would be rather disappointing. If Gary O'Neil hasn't then it isn't even worthy of mention. Who said my expectations of Freeman are high? I'm hardly saying he should get twenty goals am I? I'm saying that going over two years without scoring a goal at home, scoring one highly deflected goal last season, is dreadful. I repeat again, the guy that signed him for this club said he doesn't score enough goals. He was spot on. As for the last two sentences, give me a break. I've seen you pop up and try and be a killjoy on every single bit of positive feedback Reid has deservedly received over the last few months. Somebody praises him for how he played Saturday? You have to pipe up about the manager picking the right games for him? As if playing deeper in midfield against Newcastle and Diame doesn't prove the manager rates him. (Personally I wouldn't ever really play him that deep, certainly not against teams as strong as Newcastle). You piped up on another thread today without having even seen Reid's goal and tried to downplay it by saying he was just in the right place at the right time (as if that's a bad thing), when actually it is decent, composed finish. As I've said I would never judge Pack, O'Neil or Korey Smith's games on the goals they score in any way, but since you've asked no I haven't kept a 'list of barren runs', but just because I actually have quite an interest in this club (and arguably a bit of a nerd) I could tell you that O'Neil hasn't scored at Ashton Gate (well you did ask), Pack hasn't scored at home since the 8-2 Walsall game (that could be wrong), and Korey hasn't ever scored a league goal for us. Doesn't really fit into your narrative that I know that last one though as Korey is possibly my favourite ever City player and apparently I'm only aware of Freeman's complete lack of goals as I want to 'mock and beat' him.
  18. 5 points
    Not sure how many years I have left on the planet, but I would hope that in those left, I get to see one team in Bristol, I wouldn't normally wish the demise of a club as you need opposition, but in the case of the gas I make a very definite exception.
  19. 4 points
    Top post, have yourself a fat cigar. I liked all the DNA talk and thought there was more to it than usual BS. The club is forging an identity for itself which does seem to be starting to be recognised within the game. We as fans are becoming less emotional about possibly losing players as we trust in the direction the club is taking. As other have said, all the players coming in seem to be blessed with intelligence and a great attitude. We are working towards a model where players and managers are no longer indispensable, but where continuity in coaching, player development, analysis, sport science and recruitment is key. Where the sum of the whole is more than the parts, so we can sell a player and the wheels don't fall off. We still need to get the team really clicking now and move on. Fantastic time to be a City fan.
  20. 4 points
    At the start of the season, I was pessimistic about this coming season. This was where Mark Ashton had to prove that he had the contacts to be considered a good appointment for CEO at Bristol City, and based on recent history I had already built myself up for disappointment. However, the signings we've made this season have blown me away. We've not only signed experienced players in Tomlin and O'Neil, but we've also signed promising youngsters with the right calibre to succeed at this level. Taylor Moore sounds like a fantastic prospect that can jump into first-team football right away, considering he's young AND has been playing first-team football, in a different country no less! The last time I was this happy with the club, we were signing David James, and with Coppell people considered us to be a favourite for promotion. Obviously, that went tits up, so I'm going to keep my feet firmly on the ground, but if we end up achieving a mid-table finish then I hope LJ and Ashton get a much-deserved raise for the work they've put in.
  21. 4 points
    Perfect on field translator for Kodjia, having someone available at nearly all times who is fluent in both languages will definitely help. Added Bonus Also...is it just me or does he sound and come across....a bit posh (nothing wrong with that)
  22. 4 points
  23. 4 points
    I've always thoght in these situations you should play the one game. Winners gets three points and progresses to the next round of the cup. If it's a draw then a point a piece and ET to see who goes through in the cup. Certainly more exciting than playing two games in three days.
  24. 4 points
    For Sale: Train Ticket. Bristol to Gillingham. Sept 20th. Open to offers.
  25. 4 points
    What a belter that should of read. It was typical of your lot though wasn't it. When we were on our knees in 82 your board were circling like vultures to buy Ashton . When you were evicted from the dog track you tried to get bath to pay for improvements to make it good enough for league football. With Chernobyl you waited until Bristol were on their asses before whipping the rug from under them. I have it on very good authority that all rugby memorabilia was taken down and thrown out as well. Always had your begging bowl out as well , moaning that various councils wouldn't build you a ground. Vile vile club.
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