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  1. 5 points
    I’m pretty sure we celebrated like that after Hartlepool and Palace.
  2. 5 points
    AB may well have resigned of his own free will. There may have been no loaded gun. However, if so then I have questions. Why resign when you have a young family but no job to go to? Why time the resignation to coincide with the beginning of (presumably) the slackest period of your working year. If notice was served why wasn't there an immediate statement ready from the club? Why thank Steve Coppell. I mean his tenure was so short and forgettable that I can't believe AB remembers him with any more affection than the rest of us. I listened (at the time) to the BBC match commentary from our last away game, I'm pretty sure AB didn't think he was going anywhere during the summer when he signed off from that.
  3. 5 points
    Or maybe that says a lot about the fans.
  4. 4 points
    This Pisano language stuff really defies belief. He is marred to an American citizen who speaks English fluently, so having moved here with her & his daughter (they now have a second child I believe, born here), he would have absolutely no problems in settling as he isn’t on his own &, has someone to help him communicate. He was injured for two thirds of the season, so wasn’t there time for him to improve his English then? Sorry I just don’t buy this, it sounds a pretty lame excuse that he couldn’t learn & understand the 6 or so football phrases required in that time.
  5. 3 points
  6. 3 points
    Is the Milennials a new housing development in Ashton Vale ?
  7. 3 points
    If the club wish to treat us as customers then they have to accept it when we act like customers i.e. when the product is no longer acceptable the customer will shop elsewhere. The problem is we aren't customers we are, to varying degrees, fan(atics) The club have made huge improvements to the infrastructure, updating the ground, the academy and the retail side of things. The one part they have so far ignored is the supporters. Yes the ground is fantastic yes we do appreciate Steve Lansdown's financial support and we all love to see Bristolians succeeding in the first team. But I, like many others around my age remember wet Tuesday nights at Ashton Gate in the bottom league following the monumental fall from the old 1st Division. When we felt lucky to still have a club to support. Bristol City Football Club didn't come into existence when Steve Lansdown became a director. Bristol City isn't Ashton Gate or corporate hospitality, although additional revenue is great (and those who use the hospitality could be classed as customer.) This club is about its supporters, it's fans. It's about 4k fans watching 4th div. football in the early 80's or taking 30 or 40k to Wembley for a micky mouse final. These people aren't customers they are the life blood of the club. Call me a fan or supporter but don't treat us like customers or we may start acting like it.
  8. 3 points
    As all the shirts are now made inhouse they will be cheaper .......
  9. 3 points
    I must admit my heart sank when I saw fans with popcorn at the Tottenham game on Match of the Day.
  10. 2 points
    Indeed, once you know they are telling bare-faced lies to you everything else starts to crumble. Even the other day I saw a video interview from SL explaining that he'd had the idea of changing Bristol Rugby's name to the Bristol Bears for a few years. This was a lie to protect his son who'd only come up with the name in the past year or so. I don't particularly care who came up with such a shite name, but it just demonstrates more mistruths.
  11. 2 points
    Don't buy it tbqphwy. Still a bunch of smarmy gits.
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    I've posted this before...it is by far the best description of the 'millennials' and the problems around managing them. It's really worth a watch.
  14. 2 points
    All. His dad used to say was bounce around the ground.. what an age we live in..
  15. 2 points
    I believe that I'm reasonably intelligent but this is complete drivel. I can't understand what he is trying to say. That’s education for the players and I often say to them 'I need to move 20 per cent towards the Millennials but you have to move 20 per cent to us as well.'" In terms of style in play and what I’m after, I feel I’ve got but it but that doesn’t mean we’re not trying to improve and add more quality in those areas." Is it me getting senile? Anyone care to explain to me, what he is saying?
  16. 2 points
    Yup, I’m pretty fed up hearing about injuries too. Yes it was a factor but not the only reason, and as you and others have said we played our best football when we had players out injured. Preston have been mentioned several times on this and other threads, their injury crisis was as bad or worse than ours this season, they lost loads of key players very early on and at times were playing youth or failing to name a full bench of subs I believe. Maybe they had better luck with their returning as they certainly finished stronger and missed the playoffs by only 2 points on the last day. At Millwall, who have also been mentioned several times, outside the ground I overheard one of their fans after looking at the back of their programme commenting about what a huge squad we had to chose from compared to their list of names. I guess this would also apply to Preston, I doubt if they had £2m players waiting in the wings during their crisis, and say once again they did better than us. Maybe it is down to managerial experience, Preston had Grayson poached by Sunderland last summer and went for proven Alex Neil, he’s a young manager. Neil Harris of Millwall isn’t vastly experienced, both managered better with less to work with than was at Lee’s disposal. Lee could do well to look at them as I’m sure next season he will be faced with having to produce more with less too.
  17. 2 points
    Correct. Well, my criticism is based on having read 6 pages of feedback, so I guess that it is pretty remarkable. I want confidence that he is not merely fumbling his way through the job. If it wasn’t for the complete collapse in form I would feel much more upbeat, but it is a huge red flag to me and I am keen to hear what he has to say.
  18. 2 points
    So we have no infrastructure for integrating foreign players into the club, yet have a recruitment process that leads to us signing a significant amount of foreign players? If that is true then given he is in overall charge of the recruitment strategy and paid an obscene £304k a year, Mark Ashton should be fired with immediate effect.
  19. 2 points
    And that’s exactly it Cots. We hear all this nonsense about the little things, the one percenters, the small marginal gains etc, and yet there is hugely contradictory stuff like this. If you’re a “bright young manager” and have such an intense attention to detail surely you should be able to make a decision as to whether you should sit in the stand once in a while? I’m not having it. There are glaring holes in a lot of what is said. As for this nonsense about Eliason and 7-a-side, flip me! You know, I once played in a team with a lad who was an absolute world beater at 5-a-side, but once out on the pitch for 11’s he was clueless. I wouldn’t expect the same of a professional footballer valued at £2m. Shocking shocking shocking.
  20. 2 points
    I’ll tell you what is even more incredible. A sometime poster on here (who @Jack Dawe & @Merrick's Marvels know well), with a degree in French offered to help Kodjia settle in but was told by JL (for the benefit of Robbored, that IS NOT LJ) “no thanks we have it covered”. It subsequently transpired that he couldn’t really communicate with team mates and as we all know, was left to find his own way to Ashton Gate for the first home game of the season, got lost and had to ask supporters the way. You rather get the impression we haven’t in any way learned from this shambles..
  21. 2 points
    You know what you’re going to get from this sort of interview but, that said, I got enough to give me hope of another enjoyable season. I don’t think Diony would have been anything like as expensive as you’ve suggested. I suspect St Etienne would have slashed his price to get rid, and you can see why. The bloke looked bereft of confidence and looked like an onfield nervous breakdown waiting to happen. But we’re in that segment where you’re looking for something unexpected so you’re bound to gamble, and some of them won’t pay off, especially in the January window. I’ve always thought the injury situation had a more profound effect than some were prepared to accept, and I buy that as a major factor in our second half performances. I bought the theories about the defensive collapses and what needs to be done and I was also excited by the prospect of up to ten youngsters having a serious future with us. Look, I understand some of the frustrations expressed on here, but for me it comes down to having an owner who is prepared to back us; a young manager who is highly thought-of by people within the business and who believes in the club; and some developing young players who may have a real future in the game. If it takes us another three or four seasons to get to the Premiership, then I’d take that if we continue to be entertained and I can find somewhere to park the bl**dy car next season.
  22. 2 points
    Additional thoughts - - I "enjoyed" LJ's explanation of specifically training the team on communication as a solution to the meltdown against Hull - there was something very comedy about him describing an SAS role play scenario for clear lines of communication, in a manner he couldn't communicate very well himself. It's a well known team training exercise, but footballers are a simple lot, it might not be communication that's the problem Lee, but the message itself. - Others have commented on the remark blaming Ashton Gate atmosphere re: Kent, which I thought was pretty brazen for someone who wouldn't even apportion a shred of blame to a single person at the club throughout the interview over our record on signings, but I did like his comment of Kent "the fans were expecting a different type of player". Too right we were! The mind boggles on the level of excuses rolled out in relation to our signings. - Eliasson. I think the strongest possible hint that he will be out on loan next season then but in England. Christ if I was a Westcountry League One team I wouldn't bother to buy players, I'd just bung agents around Europe to sell us expensive young players that they can then enjoy the use of for years to come. Yet another example of feedback LJ gave in the interview which was totally at odds with separately congratulating he/MA/City's recruitment. - The whole pitch view discussion - am I supposed to believe that he really couldn't see the position of Bobby Reid or Millwall's centre backs at the Den? I know LJ is small but that is ridiculous - we were all over the bloody shop that day and Bobby ended up dropping back out to deep positions on the flanks to compete. He couldn't see that? FFS. If you listened carefully LJ threw in a subtle dig at Bobby for his execution of instructions that day too. The blame is there if you listen carefully, but none of it is being accepted by those in charge. True leaders are accountable. Draw your own conclusions.
  23. 1 point
    It’s about remembering fans and players who have passed away.....
  24. 1 point
    Fulham celebrations were the same.
  25. 1 point
    Come on Geoff tell us about the pedestrianisation of Norwich town centre.
  26. 1 point
    Almost like the National Front used to recruit at their home games...
  27. 1 point
    You're right, so why the f * * * doesn't he just say that instead of spouting sh * te! It's irritating beyond words (so I've used asterisks). As others allude to, a bit of plain speaking leaves no room for misunderstanding, whatever age you are. (apologies for the tone, not a pop at you in any way)
  28. 1 point
    'With a young family, I now want the chance to spend time with them; they deserve that for the sacrifices they have often had to make for my job, while I also take the time to look at the many career opportunities elsewhere' I now want the chance, not I wanted the chance to.
  29. 1 point
    If January is so bloody difficult why not do the business to push on done in the summer? Start with a squad with depth and quality that can see you through the whole season?
  30. 1 point
    Unfortunately what he's doing is the equivalent of pouring endless sauc3 and dressing on shit food. Get the food right and you don't need to mask it with something else.
  31. 1 point
    It's what I've been referring to in other posts re the younger Snowflake millennial generation. Trying to manage these kids must be a nightmare. They can't take constructive criticism or being shouted at. It's all about being positive, making them feel wanted, always showing the positives etc. What LJ is asking, is for them to move 20% closer to our generations way of communicating, whilst he has to Adapt 20% there way... obviously it's not those actual figures, just a figure of speech. Problem is, it's only going to get worse.
  32. 1 point
    Sometimes I think the criticism the club gets on here is a little harsh but throw in the sentence before presenting pulling two goals back from a 3-0 deficit at home as some sort of triumph and it really does suggest a low level of ambition...
  33. 1 point
    FFP can be gotten around...............
  34. 1 point
    Defence is all about communication. If you don't communicate you are in real trouble and you most certainly cannot play offside if for instance,your back is facing the rest of the players your team mates have to communicate to get you in the correct position. I thought the communication bit was pretty self explanatory... and if the players are not doing it you have to question why.
  35. 1 point
    I know a group of people who harass my local community. They remind me of the gas. Jealous of those around them. And like to steal things. (Although they've not yet nicked a stadium).
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Thanks Dave. Saves me wasting another hour of my life.
  38. 1 point
    Well that was ******* shit. Spin, In a word. Never heard GT say "ye-ah" as many times as that interview. He's not impressed and that is totally expected. The Jack Marriott comment was the most annoying for me: "We're talking 4 or 5 million for an unproven player in the Championship". Wasn't our model to buy in unproven players from the lower leagues? And didn't we spend MORE than 4 or 5 million on the Senegalese God last year? Total bollocks. Mark Ashton it would also appear is in charge of foreign recruitment. Says it all doesn't it?
  39. 1 point
    Test : Do I feel more or less confident about next season? Decidedly less I am afraid. Fancy saying in the pool we are fishing for players, i.e. non Championship proven, we are bound to make mistakes. Sorry but feel this club is still being run in an amateur way. All about getting in your excuses before the season begins
  40. 1 point
    A once regler now not so regler French speaking poster on here of my acquaintance emailed Jon boy L in 2015 to offer his linguistic assistance when it became known that Kodjia was struggling with the anglo-saxon and got lost on his way to AG for the Brentford game. The response was "we're alright, thanks. All in hand here."
  41. 1 point
    He's just blamed the atmosphere at Ashton Gate for Ryan Kent under performing....
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    Mark Ashton has this to say about Adam Baker's departure
  45. 1 point
    I appreciate that I am supposed to feel isolated from the club and it's decisions, and I feel sorry for Adam if his leaving is not a mutual decision, but over the last 50 odd years I don't really remember being asked my opinion on any of these sort of decisions. Perhaps someone could tell me when those halcyon days when the club was run as a commune and we all got a vote, was? I know I am being facetious but I don't get what has changed other than the people involved.
  46. 1 point
    Well that's a first. The Club have actually shot the messenger. Another bizarre decision brought to you by Bristol Sport.
  47. 0 points
    Both would batter us, oh for a decent coach
  48. 0 points
  49. 0 points
    Any chance we can play Kane and Vardy in the same lineup? Pope, Young, Jones, Maguire, Walker, Henderson, Dier, Alli, Sterling, Vardy and Kane perhaps. (4-3-3 with Vardy tucking inside from the left?). Otherwise I'd like to see Milner out of retirement and playing at left back with Rashford wide instead of Vardy.
  50. 0 points
    How about red and white plastic vuvuzelas?
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