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  1. Dean needs to go and I wish him every best wishes for his future. But please please can we at least appreciate that whilst he was not the right - can posters on OTIB at least let him go with a bit of dignity and not the personal attacks that seem fair game for so many. He is not personally responsible for all the faults at BCFC, or the injuries, or the strategy which comes from the top. Top bloke- wish him well but time for SL to rethink exactly what he wants from this Club because, Lord knows, he's testing our loyalty.
    89 points
  2. Gutted at the result but my wife has just had a successful operation today to treat bone cancer on her hip joint so even city cant get me down today.
    67 points
  3. Hello all, my presence on this forum is somewhat limited these days, due to this 13 week old monkey, however I can’t help but feel guilty that I haven’t coordinated a card for Steve Cotterill in the same way I’ve done for others connected with our club who have been ill or suffered tragic events in their lives. Therefore I’m happy to put one together and get it to him, it just might take me a bit longer than usual. If people think this is a good idea, leave your messages below and I’ll put them all together in a card as I have done before. Hope everyone’s ok in these strang
    57 points
  4. Ashton and Holden, along with both Lansdowns have taken some stick on here over our current plight. Why do the players get a free ride on collective responsibility, they look absolutely pathetic, lacking enthusiasm, pace, desire and on that basis they are stealing a living. We aren’t talking about kids, there are some experienced players out on that pitch who should be showing some pride and self respect, along with setting a good example to the younger players. They should be more than capable of organising themselves on the pitch, they know the game, they know what it takes to wi
    43 points
  5. Steve - you said on radio Bristol on Monday that Mark Ashton “get’s a lot of stick from the fans…but it’s unjustified…..it’s easy to do that, everybody’s looking for a scapegoat…..he deserves a lot of praise for what he’s done”. Well - this is what he’s done and this is why many people are focussing in on him and his performance… In 5 seasons - fees for players he has signed and sold (i.e not academy or already at club): 68 players signed for the approx cost of £60m Player sales in that time £37m Balance = £-23m. This doesn’t even include signing on o
    41 points
  6. I’m glad he’s gone for his own sake as much as anything. But is it just me who feels sad that a decent bloke who should never have been put in this position has ended up in this situation? Ashton, SL and our sorry group of players have a lot to answer for tonight.
    27 points
  7. A lift out of the Boris Johnson phrasebook. Make a clanging big error - which many people tell you is a clanging big error at the time - then months later when the chickens have come home to roost because of your error, blithely say "hindsight is a wonderful thing" when anyone criticises you for it. It isn't hindsight you need be concerned, Lansdown, it's foresight: having the foresight to see that an inexperienced coach, wedded to the style of a bloke who you just sacked for his boring and inconsistent style of football, was not going to achieve your supposed play-off ambitions.
    24 points
  8. Paul Cook, no doubt about it
    21 points
  9. For the last ******* time, the buck does not stop at Mark Ashton. It stops at the man that appointed both Mark Ashton and Dean Holden - Steve Lansdown.
    18 points
  10. Buck stops with SL...some terrible footballing decisions over the years. With that much business noise...and money...you'd think you'd be a better judge. Great intentions...but it's obvious now after all these years that he hasn't got a clue on how to progress a club as fast as he wants. He sets himself up every season for massive falls. Problem is right now, is that he's in a right pickle. Pretty much all the staff have question marks over them. And the players just look disinterested. That speaks volumes...
    16 points
  11. Crucial point here. We were an attractive proposition in the summer. A stable club, comfortably mid table, with a solid squad, a great infrastructure and financial security off the pitch. Despite all of the above we still ended up with Holden. It’ll be a harder sell now. And it was all avoidable, and entirely predictable. It annoys the hell out of me.
    16 points
  12. Some positive news Cotts has returned home after his covid problems
    16 points
  13. Honestly, despite expecting it, I’m just astonished how bad it is. All this talk of response. All this talk of pride in the shirt. Talk talk talk and talk is cheap. You could argue we showed ‘more energy’ initially tonight, but it just turned into giving away foul after stupid foul - and eventually we’re punished by it. Well the response was 30% possession and 0 shots on goal. Absolutely nothing. No ideas. No quality. And to top it off - there CB, ******* Morrison, for ******* ***** sake bumbles through to score the second. If ever that’s a metaphor for the ******
    14 points
  14. Gotta feel for DH. Set up to fail by those above. Ridiculous appointment.
    12 points
  15. Please can this nightmare just end now? i`ve had enough and I`m a confirmed happy clapper.
    12 points
  16. Agree , he’s offered a job with the biggest financial package in his life can’t blame the guy for backing himself. Blame for me with Lansdown snr & jnr & Ashton
    12 points
  17. Try and get Jokanovic or Cook
    12 points
  18. Feel sorry for him. Good bloke, really difficult task this season. Never even got to manage us in front of some home support. Obviously the right decision but i do feel as sad as i do relived tonight. All the very best of luck for the future Dean and genuinely, thanks for your efforts.
    11 points
  19. Sacking is fair to DH - would have hated to have seen him resign - SL needs to pay him his severance payment for appointing him to save money...... Your heart was in the right place Dean...the job was just too bug too soon...chin up bud!
    11 points
  20. The amount of money this joke of a club has cost me in the past, well I got a fair bit back tonight with Reading the last of my acca for 2500. So thank you for that you gutless *******.
    11 points
  21. And the fact they all refused a pay cut at the start of the pandemic whilst staff lost there jobs sums them up.selfish,lazy *****
    11 points
  22. The man annoying me the most tonight is Fam. I expect little effort from Wells every game, but he has absolutely disgraced himself in the last few games. Just ambling around doing nothing
    11 points
  23. 11 points
  24. Laughable. The Lansdowns have been caught asleep at the wheel again.
    11 points
  25. Thanks for the efforts Dean. Had my full backing and sad to see it go this way, but you gave your all and City are grateful. All the best for the future.
    10 points
  26. Best of luck Dean, you were set up to fail. Wish you all the best.
    10 points
  27. Two points. 1. Whilst this awful COVID virus affects all our lives at home, we are all desperate to see City do well, as there ain’t much sunshine in life currently for most of us. Football offers this. Seeing the club in its current state is a horrible pill to swallow for those that care, which most on here do. 2. Whatever your take on it, JL jaunting off on his private jet to the Caribbean is not good PR for the Lansdowns whilst the club is in a dangerous predicament. Open to ridicule as per this thread. Sometimes you feel that reality to you and me is completely different to
    10 points
  28. I'm sure you can see the difference though? Do you think Cotts chose to fall ill? Was Jon medically forced over to the Caribbean? Totally stupid comparison tbf.
    10 points
  29. Dean, no one blames you for taking the job but carrying on the previous failed regime has had the expected result and it was clear tonight that the players no longer respected the position The buck for this debacle stops firmly at the door of Mark Ashton. The best man for the job, selected by Ashton has taken us in a downward spiral to the extent that if we don't pull up soon, with 7 straight losses and 15 defeats, we will be flirting with relegation The model is flawed, broken, it has to change. Mark Ashton should be removed altogether but if not, he has to be removed from player r
    9 points
  30. Well we hate to say we told you so but how many of us knew full well this was a rotten decision back in the summer? The cringe of Listening to JL MA and Holden all sat down on the pitch doing that press conference at the start of the season will live rent free in my head for some time to come. An absolute shambles.
    9 points
  31. Players buying new £70K Mercs who have achieved NOTHING in the game and couldn't score in a brothel. In fact haven't even had a shot for weeks. Not one of them can lead on a football pitch except when it's time to skulk round behind the Manager's back and decide to down tools. And soft bastards on here feel sorry for them. Every out of contract player needs bombing out at the end of the season. Just **** off out of our football club and enjoy oblivion in the lower leagues with your local park for a training ground and 3K watching you every week. £10-25K per week salaries flying round
    9 points
  32. Have to agree. He "demanded" a reaction 3 games in a row. THey haven't provided it - so clearly he cannot motivate these players and he's lost the dressing room
    9 points
  33. Lansbury trying to play on as he knows what fate awaits him in the medical room
    9 points
  34. I feel for DH, seems a really decent bloke, and unfortunately things haven’t worked out for him. Tonight I have read some very tasteless posts in the Reading match thread, being derogatory towards DH, we are better than that, let’s show some dignity towards the bloke. I expect his family and his Dad read this forum, let’s not forget that.
    9 points
  35. I just threw my season card on to the pitch. But it bounced back off the TV screen
    9 points
  36. We're gonna win tonight and everybody will be gutted
    9 points
  37. What a sorry state of affairs. Feel for Dean but he had to go. All the best Holden, the majority know you gave it your all.
    8 points
  38. Not Holden’s fault. Feel for him, but it shouldn’t have been his job in the first place.
    8 points
  39. Definitely time to go. Shame, he’s everything you want to see in the manager of your club off the pitch but it’s not working on it
    8 points
  40. Nagy is the only one of our players to come out of this with a shred of credit
    8 points
  41. They only positive I can take, if we go down, then we can't afford Mark Ashton wages..
    8 points
  42. I fancy us about as much as I fancy Anne Widdecombe.
    8 points
  43. I see. So the "personal interest" is a personal interest in avoiding tax. None of this would matter so much if we had a sensible board, rather than a two-man-band who know bollox all about football. Bring some folk who know about the game on as non-execs. Lansdown has mentioned the Barcelona structure. Barca have a 7-man management committee which acts as a board of directors. The chairman there is a former player.
    8 points
  44. Maybe he's in the Caribbean searching for Nahki Wells' form.
    8 points
  45. For me, this is the most troubling statement because it highlights the problem. Nobody expects a club our size to sign Pep Guardiola or anyone at that level of football management. What it shows though is Steve recognises that we need the best manager we can get at our level. You will never convince me that the right man for the job at the time was Dean Holden. That it no way fits with the above statement. Managers who had achieved real success at Championship level, who were interested in the job and wanted to have it, were available.
    8 points
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