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  1. 45 points
    Only listened on the radio so I hope I've got this right but LJ brought on Palmer and Taylor in the 73rd minute to "go for it" so to speak. Blackburn have one of the best home records in the league and have only lost at Ewood Park twice all season. So what was Mowbray's response? One minute later he took off his main attacking threat Dack for the more defensively minded Rothwell. In other words he decided to try and hold out for the point. That shows where we are right now in terms of strength in depth and the respect that decent teams with very experienced managers are showing us. As soon as LJ brought on Taylor and Palmer we must've all been confident we would go on and win the game as we've already seen these two change games - Taylor did so in the Blackburn home game in fact and maybe that was playing on Mowbray's mind. We're in a great place right now and time will tell if we're able to mix it with the Boro, Leeds and WBA's come the seasons end.
  2. 36 points
  3. 35 points
    I knew you were going to say that.
  4. 21 points
    Bored of this now. 8 wins in a row, two goals conceeded and 14 unbeaten - these aren't Mickey Mouse teams we're playing, Blackburn matched us for attacking intent, swift passing and interplay, yet City dominated 80 of 90 minutes and rightly won. It isn't just that Lee Johnson's side have found a rich vein of form, they're suddenly making this division look relatively easy. Win after win, rarely conceding - the only twist was that after a one sided first period, Rovers did actually rally second half. But Johnson, now in the managerial form of his life, rolled the dice with three bullish attacking substitutions, and once more he reaped the rewards as City hit a new gear and deservedly contrived a late winner via of all people Pisano, powering in a corner. From kick off City went at the hosts: Pack, a strong candidate for man of the match, rolled it into Brownhill, who turned a man to see a first minute shot blocked. After 9 a Wright backheel put Brownhill in space, setting O'Dowda away to win a corner. Within minutes O'Dowda again sprung the Blackburn offside trap, wasting his square ball in the box, and a minute later a deep Weimann crossfield ball found Famara in space to win a corner, from which Callum fired well over from their half clearance. Blackburn's first real chance followed with their next attack, good work from Dack at a left wing throw in allowed the Blackburn star to flash a dangerous ball across the face of goal, Da Silva and Webster doing brilliantly to stop Reid applying the finish. At the midway point of the half a fast ball upfield from City put us 3-on-3 against back tracking home defenders, the lively O'Dowda beat a defender and then tried to feed Diedhiou behind the last man, but his run through was desperately blocked. It was City that were dominating chances, and yet another followed quickly as from a deep cross from Paterson out on the left, Wright arrived with a towering header at the far post that was crashing goalwards only for them to desperately head clear. Five minutes on and O'Dowda headed on to give Weimann room to run between the lines and he lasered a low shot to the far corner that the keeper tipped wide. Next O'Dowda won a free kick which Brownhill curled over the wall but into the keeper. This was largely one way traffic and inside the last ten minutes of the half there was chaos in the home box from a corner, City with multiple chances to turn in, the ball spinning to Fam whose volley was beaten away, Pack drilling wide from a clearance. Blackburn rallied with some half chances but after 39 O'Dowda went clear down the left channel but always stretching to make a weak low shot. Soon after Kalas took off on a barnstorming run down the left to win a corner, at which Diedhiou headed over. Ironically for all City dominance - winning every second ball - Blackburn came out in the second period being much more direct and straight from the kick off they caught City napping, putting Dack clear from the right, whipping a fierce ball across goal. The hosts were suddenly all over City and in a mad 30 second spell they attacked us from both flanks, putting our six yard box under siege - Reid meeting a loose ball at the far post, arrowing a shot across goal, just one of a spate of goalbound strikes. But you always felt that City still had the better football, and a brilliant give and go by Pack on the right got the midfielder to the byline, and his cross found Diedhiou rising beyond the far post, heading down, the ball bouncing up, forcing a tip over. City again rallied and on 53 brilliant skills from De Silva at a Blackburn free kick saw him break out from his box, beat a player, then reversed play long out left to release Paterson, his cross finding Weimann with just keeper to beat, only to handle the ball. Almost immediately Brownhill was sprung down the right and chopped down by Travis - already booked - and referee Linnington unbelievably decided he wouldn't produce a second card, bottling the red, the hosts instead withdrawing him themselves. It forced the official to also ignore protests for a second card for Bailey Wright at the other end - also withdrawn - as the game entered a ten minute scrappy spell. But at the midway point of the 45 Dack rounded a defender to draw Fielding's best save. If anything the second half had produced a closer contest - but Lee Johnson wasn't finished and clearly sensed a win was still within his grasp, throwing on ex-Blackburn loaner Kasey Palmer and Matty Taylor, for a 20 minute push for a deserved winner. It nearly paid immediate dividends as out on the left Diedhiou somehow managed to stick a boot out behind him and divert the forward ball to Taylor, who returned it with a touch back to Fam to look up and lash a shot over from 20 yards: sublime interplay. Sub Palmer initially looked careless with a ball to feet, but he was clearly keen to put his mark on ex employers, and his forward running added an additional impetus. City duly won another corner and with just ten to go sub Pisano hooked in at close range. Another away game, yet another delerious reaction right in front of all City's travelling fans - just as it had been at Birmingham, Brentford and Forest. Following Johnson's men away from home is certainly offering memorable celebrations for supporters. The final ten minutes were comfortable for a largely dominant City, indeed Diedhiou, Palmer and Taylor kept the visitors moving forward right to the end. With just minutes left Palmer's low shot forced the final save after good work by Taylor and O'Dowda. The national media will probably say this was a smash and grab 1-0 win away at a similarly on form Championship side. But that would not do justice to City's latest imperious performance, dominating most exchanges and good value for their win. Blackburn were lively in the final third and stepped up a gear in the second half after a one sided first period, but in truth it was rare that City ever looked in danger of the game running away from them, against a good side that had won 4 in a row at home. City convincingly extended their stellar run of results, built on neat and tidy defending across the back four, Pack's best game of the last month at the base of midfield, and spritely forward runs by our forward trio. If anything it was closer than it should have been. Fielding 7 Flawless, calm and composed without too much to do Wright 6 Some surprisingly neat touches on the ball but loose with a few tackles Da Silva 8 He is making the place his own, wins the ball or creates space against his opponent where he has no right to do so, and tidies up problems towards the end a lot better than many full backs (see a lot of our meltdowns last season) have done Kalas 8 Was class throughout, you could almost say he and Webster are competing to be the better centre back week to week and today it was definitely Kalas that gave us more of a Webster display than Webster Webster 7 Some crucial and composed interventions, but by his own very high standards some careless touches on the ball and not as good as Kalas Pack 8 For me his best game for us this season - has his customary misplaced pass second half but his range of passing, and his give and go movement at the base of midfield, ran much of the game and brought others into play throughout Brownhill 7 Not as much of an attacking threat as he can be, lots of good touches in central midfield and first to every loose ball Paterson 6 Always energetic and tireless without the ball, but easily our weakest link - and physically so - without it, giving the ball up too easily several times O'Dowda 7 Easily our most involved player going forward but final ball questionable and didn't always have the finish, but an utter nuisance from start to finish Weimann 7 Often made his runs down the opposite flank to where City had got their players attacking, so did very well without much support, tireless again but without much end product Diedhiou 7 Didn't always have the control to match his effort but for the most part he was indispensable to the space which O'Dowda and Weimann found, and was a brilliant foil when Taylor and Palmer came on, teeing up countless forward breaks Pisano 7 Solid, reliable replacement for Bailey Wright and did brilliantly not long after coming on for today's match winner Palmer 7 Far too loose initially with balls to feet but grew into the game and started to dictate the pace as he got room to run with the ball and pick gaps in the Blackburn midfield and defence Taylor 6 Several bright touches and a much needed nuisance in the six yard box at corners, which we had wasted for most of the match before he was involved No match report for our trip to Norwich as made mistake of sacrificing my first away game in two years for a footballing trip to Germany. May need to plan my excuses...
  5. 17 points
    ........................for that 8 game losing run! So you start on an even keel with me, NOW do something !
  6. 17 points
    He may be the second best centre-back I've seen in a City shirt. The good news is the best one I've seen plays alongside him!
  7. 16 points
    Let it go FFS You and certain others seem to be more bitter than LJ himself about this. To his credit, he always took any criticism with great dignity anyway. The fans are happy, Lee IS HAPPY, so why is anyone still bringing this up? It is ridiculous
  8. 16 points
  9. 15 points
    Because he is a rabbit caught in the headlights. We have seen this before
  10. 13 points
    Great observation.I hadn't noticed that so will await with interest those on here with an 'agenda' who will question our top man's tactics!!
  11. 13 points
    Appreciate the passion, but I have to say I'm glad I don't sit next to you.
  12. 11 points
    Thought he was outstanding today, made at least 3 crucial blocks, had to be Man of the Match for me. As had been said before him and Webster the best defensive centre back pairing we have had since Merrick & Collier in the mid-70s. Kalas should be our number 1 priority to try and sign up as a perm. Fulham allegedly could have had him for £6m at end of last season, worth every penny if that's want Chelsea still want.
  13. 11 points
    Not much in it to be fair, we were patient and grabbed the goal. Matty causing all sorts of problems in the box and after a talking to by the ref he carried on distracting Blackburn who took their attention away from Pisano. We werent at our best against a determined Blackburn side, not a criticism but saying we didnt play our best football. A ground out win. Oh and my away record is good, 5 games and yet to see us conceed!
  14. 11 points
  15. 10 points
  16. 10 points
    Here's the goal https://twitter.com/robinoverhere1/status/1094275059286327296
  17. 9 points
    I put him on ignore a while ago because I thought he was a total cock but unfortunately you can see posts from ignored users if quoted. So I did read it this time and it confirmed he is still a total cock.
  18. 9 points
  19. 9 points
  20. 9 points
    I think that this suits us just fine, the longer people disregard our chances the better IMHO.
  21. 9 points
    8 clean sheets in 15 away games. That's ridiculous. Next most is Boro with 5
  22. 9 points
    thank you I put a lot of time and effort into it.
  23. 9 points
  24. 8 points
    "Helloooo. We are the best club in Bristol now, the richest club in Bristol, a new stadium's on it's way, what more dya want? Happy days, unlucky da shit. You know, I gotta say, it's a perfect time. I would say premiership in 5 years, here we go!!!" 3 years later next week Mr Barber. Leave the fortune telling to me eh? So to another BRFC that "play in da blu n white". Blackburn. The heady days of winning the Prem back in the 90s are long gone. Now a bouncing team, they jump like Jonathan Edwards between the Champ and L1. So what happened to the stars of that premiership team that stunned the nation? Let's play, Where Are They Now? (All info from Wikipedia) Tim Flowers - goalie. Now manager at Solihull Motors. Tony Gale - defender. Now on Sky Sports. Tim Sherwood - defender and captain. Unknown but last got the boot from Swindon as DoF back in 2016. Colin Hendry - defender. Again unknown (last worked as a coach at Blackburn nearly 5 years ago) but sad times for the man with the glorious hair. His wife sadly died, he was declared bankrupt and he got done for harassment. Graeme Le Saux - defender. Strange one this. Still floats around as a pundit for BBC/ITV but actual job is luring sports stars to bank with this particular Dutch bank. Weird flex, but ok. Alan Shearer - striker. £3m and won the golden boot that season with 34. We know where he is. Chris Sutton - striker and strike partner of big Al. Now works for BT Sport as a pundit on Scottish games. Shay Given - goalie. A young lad at the time, ickle Shay was part of that team though he didn't play. He went on to be arguably, one of Newcastle's greatest gk's and is now Derby gk coach. Ones to watch today include Ben Brereton, Bradley Dack and Derrick Williams (probably won't play but he's a City reject so he gets a clap). Also, not forgetting a certain Mr Palmer was playing for Blackburn just a few weeks ago. But he got stick from certain areas because Mowbray played him out of position... he'll get some stick from the home fans no doubt so money on him to score is a must. 2-2 draw. Would have gone for a 2-1 win for us but can't dismiss Dack and Graham. Coyrs!
  25. 8 points
    Goals conceded...second best in the division. Whole team is playing more disciplined. Team playing as one...attacking as one, defending as one. Less open. Team has gelled, developed, understands one another...no big time Charlies. You can see they believe in one another and trust one another.
  26. 8 points
    JoJo doing very well, good young keeper who has kept 3 clean sheets in the last 3 games making some good saves along the way!
  27. 8 points
    Bloody marvellous LJ and boys , and to those who went up to back them A point would have been great Three are awesome Fantastic
  28. 8 points
  29. 8 points
  30. 8 points
    Sign him and Sacko int he summer, and we could line up a waxing midfield of Pack, Dack and Sacko.
  31. 8 points
  32. 8 points
    If it did happen, I hope we would continue running the Club in the same manner as we do now. I'd be perfectly happy to be a Club like WBA that 'boings' between the two Leagues. The Premium just breeds predictable. You aren't going to make top 6 so what's the point. Teams set up to not lose, rather than win. They worry about going down, yet spend millions of pounds on players that are nothing more than average. You can become settled in the Prem like Stoke were...then it goes tits up. The Club often goes into freefall, has players on its books that don't want to be there and it becomes toxic. Who needs that... Keep doing what we are doing...as we wouldn't be able to compete against top 6...why do what every other average club in that division is doing...playing to survive. Boring as hell.
  33. 7 points
    He is not a dick! He's an egg plant!
  34. 7 points
  35. 7 points
    I was guilty of thinking that Johnson should go earlier this season - I didn’t express it here, but certainly did from my lofty perch in S25 - thank goodness numpties like me don’t run the club.
  36. 7 points
    I tend to agree. SORRY Lee J and co. for moaning too much after the Preston performance especially. You were clearly working on what is most important in the long run. Getting a defence. Well done, Lee you deserve the highest praise tonight AGAIN Appy Days! PS Always happy to be wrong if it means City are doing well COYR!
  37. 7 points
  38. 7 points
    Forgot they were even playing. Had a right laugh when I saw the result. Let's hope this has a major impact on their season.
  39. 6 points
  40. 6 points
    Lee J, best manager since Alan Eggplants
  41. 6 points
    Shaun Taylor has to be in there, has to be
  42. 6 points
    magicalmortensleftpeg Overall just a waste of time and money. Bristol had nothing about them but we found a way to lose. Undoes the good work in January. We couldn’t defy gravity for more than a month.Says a lot about this division if Bristol reach the play offs based on that. So average. Not quite 'we should be beating teams like Bristol City' but close. I absolutely love posts like this from opposition supporters, you can almost taste the sour grapes when reading it. What's that now, 8 games running where the opposition 'found a way to lose' against our 'nothing' team?
  43. 6 points
    Football fans everywhere actually. What a self righteous knob you are tonight my friend
  44. 6 points
    sorry to tell you they end up winning despite a QPR fight back.
  45. 6 points
    Palmer on for 18 mins - you would thought he would have been given more time to as he had something to prove to Blackburn.
  46. 6 points
  47. 6 points
    Never used to get nervous until we were good. COYR
  48. 6 points
    Small moan. I wish LJ wouldn’t tinker and play BW at right back when we have real right backs available. Appreciate he’s captain but for me at the moment he is right CB cover and that’s it. Appreciate he played ok last week but I feel he’s being shoe horned into the team.
  49. 6 points
    Get anything today and I’d say it would be a cracking result
  50. 6 points
    @Davefevs- any chance of removing this as well? It's not inappropriate but it's just far too difficult for me to understand. Any chance of some holiday snaps or 'summit?
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