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  1. ...so frustrated with this City side this season. I watch us play and literally have no idea as to what we are trying to achieve on the pitch. What is the game plan? It literally looks like 11 individuals trying to do their best, but with no idea as to go about it. Defensively..I can see it. Offensively... it's make it up as you go along. It's so frustrating to watch. We seem to try and play every conceivable type of football during the duration of a game. And hoping something comes off. Nothing looks planned. Literally a bunch of individuals using their bes
    39 points
  2. Losing comprehensively at West Brom is a regular occurrence for Bristol City, but it is usually to runaway leaders that City can't hope to live with. The Baggies might have gone back top with their one sided victory but today it owed much more to an inept away side, than any real advantage. City have lost at the Hawthorns to better West Brom teams over the years, even as recently as last year. It says much about the shambles today that a more average Baggies side than normal could still easily have won by 6 or 7 against visitors setup in catastrophic shape and full of mistakes. To b
    31 points
  3. The main difference I can see is that SOD took us to the brink of league 2, LJ has taken us to the bring of the championship play offs....
    13 points
  4. This forum is never as in sync with the wider fanbase as some like to think it is.
    12 points
  5. Tactics, formation, selection are all over the place, and the players appear confused. We've got a number of quality players but none are individually playing to their potential and the team as a whole all too often looks disjointed and poor. So it has to come down to the coach I'm afraid. The biggest problem for the club is not league position ( it's solid and we're very unlikely to be relegated) but the increasing disaffection and apathy of the fans who are neither getting any entertainment or enjoyment from watching frustrating and boring displays. It's really hard work
    12 points
  6. If ever I have seen 3 Bristol city home games that scream draws its those 3 games right there!!
    10 points
  7. It's absolutely awful in my opinion, and has been for some time. They clearly have a KPI measuring engagement - so do loads of terrible polls such as 'Do you prefer Thatcher's Gold or Thatcher's Haze'. The aim is to try and emulate one of those 'hilarious' German clubs who tweet in English. You can tell because they follow plenty of them. I think they totally overdo everything and it's such a shame. Under Adam Baker the balance was about right - a bit of humour here and there but ultimately it was a place to get updates. The current mob, who I think aren't even necessarily City
    9 points
  8. Problem we have is we constantly see players provide an impact from the bench. Next game we give them the opportunity to start and show us what they can do, and they make no impact whatsoever
    9 points
  9. Hate being 7th in Championship. Get us back to league 1.
    8 points
  10. 7 points
  11. He's already been tried - fine Sheffield council allowed a big event at a stadium with no safety cert Lessons wern't heeded from t h e previous semi final crowd crush Not enough turnstiles Fans arriving late after problems on m62 Inadequate a stewarding filling the 4 pens sequentially. Several causes and unfair to blame just one person .........the police sergeant on the ground screamed over the radio to open the gates or else people would die, Was DD supposed to say " No let a few die while I do a risk assessment" ? He bears some - but not all -responsibilit
    7 points
  12. I feel a major part of the problem is that we still have a hangover of players who don't really fit in with how ( I think) we are seeking to play and it exposes us when we need to play them. Baker and Wright are both very solid Championship defenders but neither are comfortable on the ball and, when Kalas and Moore are missing, 3 at the back with no ball playing defender has a massive impact on our ability to control a game. Meanwhile Diedhiou is a hard worker but I feel he works better in teams that play on the front foot rather than the counter attacking approach we seem to want to take
    7 points
  13. You and I know its not as binary as that. I would completely agree if we were talking about the same group of players year on year, but we're not of course. His job is to make the most from the resources he is given. Simple as that. That includes the academy. I just don't think he manages to do that. Your only measure is position in the table. Fine, if that's what floats your boat. We play disjointed football much if the time, barely manage a competent performance at home and are so far from delivering the basics so often, that you'd be hard pressed to believe the players hav
    7 points
  14. 7th the table. One point below 6th. Ravaged by injuries. These kinds of posts are best saved for when we are in a relegation fight
    7 points
  15. Anyway, **** all that, how did you lot get on tonight I'm hoping I am allowed a free piss take, especially considering I didn't cash out my super yankee for £20 that involved you lot losing 2-0 , only to end up with nothing because of your shite defence and annoying habit of scoring late goals!
    7 points
  16. Was great to have him back. I had forgotten how he seems to have a little more time on the ball then anyone else. He’s not rushed, his touch is always good and he’s a damn good player. Brilliant to have him back. Thought he had a good game. Shame no one else turned up.
    6 points
  17. This is nothing to do with me but saw it on Twitter so copying on here to show to a wider audience (Ps any kit is being accepted)
    6 points
  18. LJ was at a Senior Reds dinner not long ago and was asked a question about our "identity". His answer lasted for at least 5 minutes and he left the audience even more confused than they were before. If they couldn't understand the plan, maybe the players cant either.
    6 points
  19. As per the Sky stat last night: Number of minutes: 15th in the squad Assist: First Crosses: First Chances Created: First Absolutely joke that he isn't playing.
    6 points
  20. Anybody can get coaching badges and it doesn't mean those who've formalised a qualification are any more skilled than those who've never bothered. By your argument ex players and pundits without badges know less of the game than jobbing pros who went into management as they had time to kill when their careers stalled. What I do know is no amount of drones, grass measuring equipment or player therapy sessions will ever compensate for a manager who thinks the future lies in players such as Watkins, CoD, Paterson or Adelakun (or all those other nomarks who came, failed and went without leavi
    6 points
  21. The worst time to read this forum is immediately after a bad defeat. On reflection - I feel we were beaten by a better side last night that was full of confidence. WBA have some exceptional players and look likely to be promoted on that showing. Diangana in particular I felt looked great, but their overall system (high energy creative midfielders with Hal Robson-Kanu leading the line) just worked really well. Contrast with us playing a system which pretty obviously doesn't maximise our personnel. I feel unless you've specifically recruited players to play a 5-3-2 (ie Cotterill
    6 points
  22. I think the style of football is the problem. It’s been nothing short of awful apart from 6 months since he’s been here. Lets not forget although we have sold a lot of players but LJ has spent a hell of a lot of money since he’s been here. People go on about our budget but not too many championship teams spend are lucky to spend 10+ million every season. LJ needs to let the handbrake off (especially at home) and ditch the 352
    6 points
  23. Will probably get shot down but he needs to do more for me, I can't work out what he brings beside his energy, barely wins anything in the middle, not a tough tackler, not very creative, yea he does score the odd decent goal but like I said needs to do more, he has got the ability.
    5 points
  24. Once again last night, you’d have to say. I know we are currently 7th but from what I’ve seen, I don’t think we’ll be in ‘the mix’ for much longer. As for performances they’ve been pretty dismal to say the least. Even our victories haven’t been convincing, winning by the odd goal in ugly fashion. But looking closer at our wins... * Last minute winner vs Charlton having not played well. * QPR at home but I thought QPR were far better than us, only for their keeper to make a howler. * Reading, Cardiff, Stoke again by the odd goal and not exactly convincing. The only
    5 points
  25. Feel sick to the pit of my stomach. Duckenfield’s gross negligence is bad, but more vile and disgusting has always been Bettison, Ingham and Thatchers cover up, lies and deceit in blaming fans like you and I for so long. They all knew. It could have been any set of fans. Sad, sad day.
    5 points
  26. I have a feeling Eliasson will end up moving somewhere when his contract is up and being a star player..He's the only player that I feel really frustrated for/about. I would have him over COD eery day and even though other city mates of mine say Callum is class I really do not see it
    5 points
  27. I think this is a myth. This season he's only started 3 games, and he's set up goals in the first half of 2 of those games. You could argue that his all round game hasn't been great when he's started but who's has? End of the day he's first for nearly all our attacking stats despite rarely playing more than 45 minutes a game. We're notably having trouble creating chances at the moment. It seems mental that you'd then leave out the player that is best at actually doing that.
    5 points
  28. Johnson's already said as much that he'll be starting on Saturday. That's great, and long overdue, but how much of a chance will he really give him? If it doesn't click for him against Huddersfield will he be straight out the team again? Even if he's amazing, does he then start against Fulham? And if he does, what if he doesn't play well at Fulham? He'll likely be straight back out again. He needs to trust him, give him a few games back to back and just let him play.
    5 points
  29. Agreed. I think he's a huge talent and we have to find a system we can incorporate him in. I think a 4/5/1 or 4/3/3 variant is probably our best bet. As an example, something like.. Bentley; Pereira, Williams, Baker, Rowe; Nagy, Smith; Weimann, Brownhill, Eliasson; Diedhiou That system also allows for HNM, O'Dowda, Palmer, Semenyo etc to get plenty of game time too. We have options and that system is flexible.
    5 points
  30. LJ bought these players so can't say they don't suit he wants us to play?
    5 points
  31. This plus physical strength. We have too many of our manager’s traits in our players - little powder puff players. We desperately need some big physical players to allow us to take a stranglehold on games like tonight. Too soft, too slow all round the pitch.
    5 points
  32. Some belters on here tonight West Brom are in a different league in terms of size we have to sell our best players, buy younger cheaper players in and coach them into better players whilst trying to improve year on year West Brom can have 70k a week strikers on the bench That’s our 3Rd defeat in 18 games Preston lost 4-0 tonight. Perhaps we will get ALEX Neil in as he surely has to lose his job belters
    5 points
  33. Christ why are half the posts in the threads I read just you arguing with people. Give it a rest.
    5 points
  34. I’d pay £100 of my own money for that to happen.
    5 points
  35. Too big a love in for him in my opinion - he is anonymous in too many games.
    5 points
  36. Tin hat time but I think he’s just one of a number of players who are perfectly good enough to ‘give it a go’ but ultimately not at the level needed if we genuinely want to be any more than we are now - hopeful outsiders. Nothing against him personally. Good servant to the club and by no means a bad player. But can’t help but feel his best days here are behind him. Nagy better than him technically, Brownhill offensively and Massengo will be streets ahead as an all rounder, but he does bring some welcome grit back to the midfield.
    5 points
  37. we should play 11 players who can kick the ball to each other. then we should kick the ball closer to the goal. and then kick the ball in the goal.
    5 points
  38. Year on year progression and top half of the Championship, not that bad really. We lost against an excellent side that are high on confidence - sometimes you just have to admit we lost to a better team. Looking at the bigger picture though we are doing pretty well - especially considering injuries. Chill.
    5 points
  39. Now only recently ive started to think theres an uncanny resemblence. pointless sideways backwards football in defence for instance. Then when i think more about it, what used to really annoy me about SOD was how pre-match he would quote how strong the opposition were and how we had to stop this, that and the other. He even had players quoting the same in interviews. We basically set up negatively to stop the other team rather than apply our strengths and let the other team worry about us. i think LJ is becoming an SOD-type coach! Everything is based on the other team and therefore th
    4 points
  40. In response to Foggy...I think it's a culmination of things. Firstly...we have had long time injuries to major players. Then the usual injuries you get in a season. I can't remember a week, where we haven't had players either injured or suspended from the previous week/weeks. Secondly...our structure is to buy young hungry players, develop them, try to keep them, or sell, then start again. It's flawed...we will always be 2 steps forward and one step back. This season imo, it's the one step back. Imagine if we had a fit squad, where Kalas, DaSilva, Afobe were playing regular
    4 points
  41. Yeah I saw that Prime is now doing Premier League games. It's brilliant actually because not only can you get a free 30-day trial, as part of Black Friday you can also get three months' membership for £11.99 (reduced from £23.97) - and that includes unlimited one-day delivery, unlimited music and all the films and TV box sets. No-brainer! Thanks for reading, Jeff Bezos
    4 points
  42. Too much change over the last couple years maybe? We have almost a completely different side to the one that beat Man U. Still not sure it's a good enough excuse.
    4 points
  43. I fully expected us to get our arses handed to us on a plate last night and predicted to @oldstandrobin we'd lose 5-1 to his prediction of 3-1. The Forest game Saturday totally underwhelmed me and exposed just how poor we really can be. I dread to think of the reaction should we ship an early goal this weekend.
    4 points
  44. This result was coming. We have gathered a good number of points but we have not impressed in most games. Last night’s tactics and selections were all wrong but again exposed our lack of a cutting edge.Apart from the start of the second half their defense had a cigar going. LJ needs to address this urgently, Fam should have started as should Rowe, for me COD is a liability - flatters to decieve, and looks lightweight. Dont understand why Han - Noah didn’t start.
    4 points
  45. Completely correct about the formation. It was a total failure and to think we could try and play it without our first choice wingbacks and our two most suitable centre backs was nonsensical from Johnson. West Brom routinely got behind the back 3 and were very effective at quickly countering us as a result. Wright tried to get stuck in but ultimately he was bypassed easily. Baker was mostly ineffective and panicked whenever he was required to try and play from the back. I remember one occasion where he had been sent up the pitch to win a high ball, but WBA caught it and countered. He was basic
    4 points
  46. That aside, pretty much identical.
    4 points
  47. LJ has proven to be a very good manager under certain circumstances. i.e when our squad is threadbare and there are no choices to make , he’s great and can motivate a bare bones squad to grind out results . Give him options however and he just can’t cut it and this happens year after year when the squad recovers to full strength . He over thinks things and so often gets the starting 11 wrong , evidenced by a huge number of double subs at or just after half time . I worry that he’ll never get it
    4 points
  48. I refuse to call it a 3 at the back. That suggests a modicum of positivity. It’s a 5 at the back and it’s an enormous no from me.
    4 points
  49. Funny how people see it differently. I thought it was a bad game to bring him back and proved by his chasing shadows and heavy touches bouncing off him as tiredness showed in second half.
    4 points
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