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  1. 5 points
    You must see the irony in that statement coming from you. Your present stance appears to be determined to put a positive slant on everything, even though you were very much in the 'depths of despair', and negative about everything when SC was in charge. Any frustration you feel about negativity on here now will have been shared by those reading your scathing posts under SC. There doesn't seem to be a middle ground with you - you seem to be either 100% supportive, or one of the most consistently acrimonious posters depending on whether you like the manager/set up at the time or not. While you speak a lot of sense at times you also show little patience and are quite dismissive of those who don't share your views, which always seem to be entrenched one way or the other..
  2. 4 points
    Absolutely BS4 on tour. How anyone can compare the situation Mick McCarthy found himself in at Ipswich and the one Lee is here is utterly laughable and shows a complete lack of research. Let me just remind bcfcredandwhite that since MM had been at Ipswich he never spent more than 800k on a player, our management team spunk that away on ones for the future who dont even get close to the first team.. Whilst not achieving necessarily amazing league positions, with the extremely poor resources he has had i think they were respectable at Ipswich .. no relegation battles for one and also let me remind people he got them into the play offs in 2014/15. Id show Lee the door after Sunday if MM was interested!
  3. 4 points
    Got huge respect for FF, been with us for a fair amount of years now, lost his place on quite a few occasions to Parish, Hamer, Giefer, not all great keepers I’d admit but he’s always fought and won his place back and never once complained quite the opposite infact, you’ll always see Frankie geeing everyone up whether on the pitch or not. We’d def miss him if/when he goes, made some absolute worldie saves this season and has saved us plenty of times. We could do a lot worse.
  4. 3 points
    Fulham auto and Boro play-off would be my dream ticket. Bottom three as is. I wanted Burton out of this division since I witnessed their awful anti-football at AG.
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    When you say one or two do you mean Pisano Wright Baker Brownhill O’Dowda Paterson or Diédhiou?
  7. 2 points
    I'm off to see him tonight against Scunny.
  8. 2 points
    You do wonder how long it is before the EFL decide the football matches would be better without the 90 minutes of football.
  9. 2 points
    Anyone would think he was on a pay as you play deal. Shut up, take the 100k a week and stay on the bench until called upon. Some people don't realise how lucky they are.
  10. 2 points
    I feel your pain during 60's and 70's collected programmes like they were going out of fashion - seem to spend all my spare pocket money on the assumption I was big building a sizeable collection which I would one day sell and convert into a retirement nest egg. Suffice to say my investment strategy was wrong - who would have ever thought I would be better off keeping all my original Beatles singles rather than turning them into ashtrays on the advice of Blue Peter. Do not even get me started on my grandfathers lead soldiers which were chucked out as being old fashioned
  11. 2 points
    You’re constant general slating of others and their situations is nauseating I know of one poster on here who , you may or may nott agree with in their views , that poster has had / has a real tough time but still takes time to show thought and kindness Is that the sort of poster your tirade is aimed at ? For someone who comments about others lives you post an awful lot on here yourself Think You May have had your own GJ / Robbo moment with SC
  12. 2 points
    Brentford aren’t doing it differently to us at all (Aloegedly though we are using software others aren’t ) In theory a mirror recruitment / sell on philosophy Certainly in respect of recruitment and generating income they are doing it better , substantially better
  13. 2 points
    There is an apocryphal tale regarding a meeting between Frederick Engels and Karl Marx the authors of the Communist Manifesto. Engels was waiting for the arrival of Marx at a train station, I think, in Manchester. The train from London pulled in and Engels approached all the second and third class carriages but couldn't find Marx. Perplexed he then looked to his right at those exiting the first-class carriages and there seen Karl Marx. 'What is the meaning of this?' asked an incredulous Engels. 'The champion of the proletariat travelling first-class!' 'My dear Engels,' Marx replied, 'we should be striving to make a world in which EVERYONE travels first-class.'
  14. 2 points
    I'm old enough to remember an insert mag in the programme called "Football League Review" or something... which was easily as interesting as the Programme itself. It was fascinating for a number of reasons..not least it's "snapshot" behind the scenes comment on lesser clubs (complete with photo's). Even the ads were classics... "smoke number 6", "Park Drive", "walking in the Chilterns" etc. I miss those days, but they are consigned to history.... I do miss that insert/booklet though.
  15. 2 points
    How many teams have been promoted from the Championship to the Premiership in the last 10 years using your advocated strategy ? The current strategy of signing huge numbers of players that do not trouble the first team and without a playing strategy combined with coach who is desperately out of his competence level is hardly groundbreaking or likely to evolve the club. The level of incompetence at the club is still shocking, and is far from the required level of excellence required in coaching and recruitment to make a substantial step forward. Stability is great when you have the elements in place to justify it and maximise the potential. The search for excellence and authentic strategy are still a long way off. It is too superficial and non substantive. The contrast with the approach this last season to Bristol Rugby and BCFC could not be more striking. Each to their own, but head in the ground and a stability argument as a counter policy to a collapse of epic proportions , dire and changing tactics, questionable man management and dire transfer policy does not convince.
  16. 1 point
    we havent played on a Saturday for four months
  17. 1 point
    Same trouble as City ?
  18. 1 point
    Bob - certainly not wrong to raise questions. My View FWIW - I think he’d have been better off playing with better players. He did his "men’s football" last season, he’d have been better getting another League 1 loan than dropping down to Lg2. If that was all we could get, then I’d have politely refused (sorry, Dad!), and let him carry on his development alongside Baker, Flint, Wright. He’d have probably got some cup game experience, and also been cover for the right side of ourvdefence post-Xmas. I remember someone saying that when Gerry Sweeney (fine full-back) went to York (?) he found that playing with inferior players made him look stupid. He was used to having Taunton and Gow infront / inside him, to knock 10yard passes to, whereas at York, they ran away from him, or didn’t create the right angle. From the little I’ve seen of Moore, I think there’s a Championship CB in there. Of course, seeing him more often might confirm or dismiss that. He’s 20, CBs develop later. Look at Flint for example! You are quite right to challenge the fee paid, but I guess England u19 captain carries a £sign. A big summer for him. Would be good if you could report back....will try and watch on tv, but it’s not always the best view.
  19. 1 point
    I still don’t know! Is he the right man to take us through the summer in readiness for the start of the season - probably. Is he the right man to take us to the Prem - less likely. This summer is crucial, it’s a World Cup summer, the window ends (still some loop holes once closed) early, we may lose some of our better players, etc. I don’t think we could bring in a new manager now (not that I think we will anyway) and yet our recruitment is under scrutiny. I remember too many people over Xmas saying Cardiff and Derby would fall away - perennial bottlers was the comment. They might still fail to get promotion, but they’ve given it a better shot than us.
  20. 1 point
    Roy Hodgson took over at Palace this season when they had played 7 won 0 drawn 0 lost 7 scored zero.....and he has kept them up....what a tremendous achievement....he was our manager at our lowest ebb...operating under incredible pressure...yet some on here still think it’s ‘hilarious’ to call him Woy and mock his voice. To me, they are pathetic, but Roy played a big part in our history and has now proved he can still cut it at Premier League level..
  21. 1 point
    Regression, for those asking, can be clearly demonstrated in this image by look at @You Do The Dziekanowski's battery life.
  22. 1 point
    Hmm, aubergine and corn on the cob, the girls maybe a bit disappointed when moving onto 3rd base
  23. 1 point
    Corn emoji, he’s basically calling him a dick and then laughing.
  24. 1 point
    Not just you. He is a bellend at times.
  25. 1 point
    Because he is human. Performance is multi faceted. Bristol City players right now are unable as a squad to produce quality performance on a regular basis. It does not make them weak, lazy, unmotivated ... They are human, but the reality is they are stronger than most to become pros in the first place. Its dedication, motivation and drive sometimes to scary levels that make them pro players. Each player faces physical, technical, tactical, mental, emotional and more challenges to produce those performances. Those challenges can be multiplied by other factors e.g. lifestyle choices, age, opportunity etc. Lee Tomlin may have already reached his physical potential, and is at the limits of his realistic performance. When all the above stars align you have the Superstars. But we measure players by standards of the top, and standards we almost certainly did not, and do not approach ourselves.
  26. 1 point
    Downend wasn't rough! Needed to head a mile or two up the road to Mangotsfield for rough! He'd have fit right in down there!
  27. 1 point
    Apparently he went to a rough school,Downend.........what did Danny Baker say about them?
  28. 1 point
    The advantage to a Preston or Millwall promotion would be the end of the ' bigger clubs with bigger budgets ' excuse . It would no longer be credible and responsibility for coaching would have to be accepted. The club have implicated the Chelsea scatter gun approach to signing players , evidently at a lower level, but we need to see some returns on that next season. That money could have been used to bring in one or two quality experienced players which could have made all the difference this year.
  29. 1 point
    Baker was committed up until Christmas. I've been less convinced about him since then.
  30. 1 point
    I do. What was the scratch card all about?? Bizarre. My old dear must of spent a few quid buying me those to shut me up. Kids and their helpless parents are such a soft target for such over priced tat aren’t they.
  31. 1 point
    No. Although she did complain to Points West when the new Atyeo Stand was built. Spoilt her view from Clifton, or something.
  32. 1 point
    You compared us in the first place by saying us and Brentford are ‘trying to do things differently’. And that’s what I challenged. We cannot be compared. As much as it bugs me to say it they are a better team than us who work on a lower budget and lower attendances.
  33. 1 point
  34. 1 point
    Have you never heard the chant SVetlana Stalins Red n White army!
  35. 1 point
    I’d like all away games to be on days when there are major rail delays, to ensure we get an interesting update from @Never to the dark side
  36. 1 point
    I remember Benny and Pulis quite well as it was my first half season and season respectively. I still maintain these games pretty bad in 2nd half of season... However we've definitely had worse and not so long ago in varied cases too- what I'm saying I guess? It's not so bad ultimately. However, it's a big summer ahead. Both in terms of keeping the key, core players and in terms of LJ devising a suitable Plan A...and B, maybe a C. instead of drilling Plan A all summer as we did in 2017...and leaving it at that. If this stuff doesn't happen? We could yet next year regress to some of the grim examples I provided.
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Played brilliantly ..5 in a row !
  39. 1 point
    You gave the clue and the year, Tommy. I doubt VFTD was there. Or cares I know it's been said on here before, but are you sure that City are the team for you?
  40. 1 point
    One things for sure the Swedish experiment failed miserably for the cost.
  41. 1 point
    I get the same feeling aswell. I loved Gary Johnson but for me this was his biggest downall, inabilities to manage slightly more experienced Pro’s who may offer different ideas and methods or go against the grain of the management team. Don’t get me wrong im not advocating bringing in openly divisive characters like Lee Tomlin as we all know what a negative affect they can have, but there is always a place for experience heads in a team.. makes you wonder if our season would have capitulated quite as it has if we would have had some more Championships experience in and around the squad and more importantly players that have won promotion out of the division...
  42. 1 point
    I just want this season finished with and don't even want to think about next season yet! Also never been so dis_ interested in a world cup summer as this. Football detox needed.
  43. 1 point
    But only if he is provided with first team opportunities. We know from Eliasson's appearance record that there is more chance of North Korea winning the world crown for sensitive democracy that Niclas being seen in a Bristol City first team shirt.
  44. 1 point
    I`ve got to say that, apart from the match itself, I hated every minute of our last LDV visit. A traffic nightmare - three hours to London from Taunton and another three getting to the stadium meant we had to run to the ground just to get in for kick off and another seven hours getting home (some down to an accident on the M4 TBF though). Thirty quid to park a minibus about a mile from the ground FFS. As others have said it`s an overpriced, overhyped white elephant dumped in the middle of an industrial wasteland with no transport infrastructure. Don`t get me started on the prices either. When I think back to our first visit to Wembley v Bolton the experience now is ten times worse than it was then. I would seriously consider not bothering to go if we got there again in anything other than a major final in the future and even then I`d aim to stay in London either side of the game. Why a new stadium wasn`t built outside Birmingham - on the NEC site makes so much sense - I`ll never know. The Wembley `experience` has been so devalued now with twelve teams getting to play there each season (is it only something like about twenty clubs in the entire league that haven`t played there at least once?) that there is no magic about it any more.
  45. 1 point
    I hate the new Wembley. Soulless, no atmosphere, and all about the corporate. That huge chunk of empty corporate seats that face the cameras, manages to annoy me every time I see it. Sell it, plow the money into youth football, and let the team travel around the country.
  46. 1 point
    When Barnsley played the last domestic game at the old Wembley, the 2000 play off final against Ipswich, it was my first ever visit to Wembley and the place had such an aura to it - the whole day was just magical. Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it. But looking past the magic and the aura, the place was a dump and was falling down. It was crumbling. And the bogs were swimming in piss. I've been to the new place quite a lot. Apart fron several Barnsley visits, my mate works his tits off as a local FA member and therefore gets access to tickets for the cup final so I have had several visits as one of the FA set. The new place has no special feel to it - its just another big shiny stadium where I feel like a customer not a fan. BTW - For those who think the FA tickets are freebies, they most certainly are not. His year of giving up all his free time just gives him the "priviledge" of having access to buy the tickets. This year they have upped the price to 145 quid!! Forget it - thats taking the piss.
  47. 1 point
    For the past couple of years on here I’ve suggested a “Bristol blue glass” away kit. So here I am again. It would be a nice nod to a part of the city’s heritage, it would like smart in my opinion, and it’s a distinctly different, darker type of blue to the other one we obviously wouldn’t be seen dead in.
  48. 1 point
    Preferred the other version, one of my all time favs
  49. 1 point
    Copy of our hirerite white stripe through the middle next season, I reckon
  50. 0 points
    It's probably more than you think, to him. Obviously we should be no means feel sorry for him, but £200k certainly won't be 'loose change'. Even at £80k a week, that's a take home pay of under £200k a month before any other costs (which will scale up massively when paying agents, gardener, cleaner, hefty mortgage, car payments and whatever else goes with his no-doubt luxury lifestyle). I'd guess it's at least a few months of his disposable income. Would you describe that as loose change if you lost that? It's all relative of course, but just saying, it's probably a bit more significant to him than you would initially think. Don't lose any sleep over it though, he's obviously a bit of a bell.
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