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  1. I’m seeing a lot of comments that we may struggle to attract a decent candidate for the next head coach. I get it, but am completely in the opposite camp for the following reasons: The Job In English football terms, for most coaches the top 10 jobs are unattainable and the next five barely attainable. If you look at the initial list, even Howe would only have Newcastle, WBA, Fulham, Palace and Burnley (if not for prior) looking at him. From a championship level, we are one of the top ten jobs when you look at potential, financial position, stadium infrastructure and owner. There aren
    60 points
  2. What I'm making of it is he forgot his face covering.
    53 points
  3. I used to work with Jon at HL when we were both in our early 20s and, for what it's worth, the caricature of him on here is completely unfair. He was a humble and shy bloke who was smart and capable. As a City fan, he had all the same memories as me - someone who started watching the club in the early 90s - and he went home and away, often preferring to sit in the away end than the directors' box. I think the club got it very wrong with Holden, and Jon clearly shares responsibility for that, but the personal stuff and the complete guesswork about who he is and what he's like should b
    31 points
  4. Just to clarify people are suggesting having a stadium that will be potentially only used once a fortnight (post covid), or have a stadium making money every week?
    24 points
  5. Lots of threads about who the new man may be, so I thought I'd bring it back to the football, for some slightly different thoughts. Now that Holden and his 27 different formations per game has gone, what do you all think is the best way for the new man to set the team up. I think whoever comes in needs to look at the players at his disposal and find the best system to fit, in order to get the most out of each player. We need to move away from ridiculous experiments such as Paterson in a centre midfield role, Wells as a left winger, Lansbury as a holding midfielder, Vyner as a holdin
    19 points
  6. While we are looking to start afresh at Ashton gate, can we please chuck the rugby out as well so we can have a football stadium back not just a sports stadium. SL could build a rugby stadium in cribs and name it after himself if so desired. We even have pictures of bowles player David Bryant ffs.lets get the look and feel of a Bristol city FC stadium back.
    19 points
  7. 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.
    18 points
  8. In 2.5 years at Chesterfield, he won L2 in his first full season in charge and finished 6th in L1, making the play-offs, the following season. The he went to Pompey and won the L2 title again. Then he left to join Wigan in L1 where, guess what? He won the title. Not only that, Wigan went on an FA Cup run beating three Premier League teams in one season: Bournemouth, West Ham and Man City. I think it's fair to say it was widely considered he did a good job under very difficult circumstances at Wigan in the Championship. Three league titles in four seasons is anything but "not br
    16 points
  9. I have spoken with Jon a number of times over the years, both informally and formally in my role as Chair of the Supporters Club & Trust. I have always found him to be a genuinely nice guy who looks out for people and has a big heart for charitable initiatives. He clearly has interests in sports other than football, however, Bristol City runs through his veins. He is not one to jump to a quick decision by the way. I do, however, think it would be hugely beneficial to clarify his role. Whether that is full-time or part-time, operational or non-operational, and how this impacts the big
    15 points
  10. I believe that’s the case. Several Bermudan residents have stated that the land the property is in has been used for walking their dogs for a number of years, and should have village green status. In addition, Tilly Vacher has highlighted that any work JL does will obscure her view of the sea. Lets hope he’s got the skills to sort these issues out.
    14 points
  11. 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
    13 points
  12. I think any seriously good coach would demand a top down clear out. Ashton has been a failure and is hated by the fans Coaching staff have shown nothing in terms of player improvement and organisation Medical staff, no need to say more Dressing room seems wrong when players constantly follow one improved performance with a dreadful display. For me the best solution would be to look for a very experienced manager almost ready to move upstairs. Give him total control of all football matters, ask him to appoint a good number 2 and when he us ready promote the young guy an
    13 points
  13. 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.
    13 points
  14. ....that for months continued to ignore the poor performances and the trend that was following the exact same was that the previous two seasons went under Lee Johnson, and called those of us that dared to raise our concerns about it “drama queens” and even in some case “Gasheads”, I really hope this is a wake up call for you as fans when judging the performance of the next manager. The shite that was being served up was never sustainable, without Daniel Bentley I dread to think where we’d be under Holden. Stop settling for such abject rubbish, we deserve better as fans. We deserved t
    12 points
  15. There is no doubt historically we are far bigger. Most of their life they have bumbled about twixt fourth and third divs,under the name Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, lucky if they got 4k crowds. They did have a period of fame under John Bond in the early 70's (Macdougal and Boyer, Gabriel) but flattered to deceive, never went up. Got lucky after nearly folding to have some dubious Russkie poor his dubious wealth into a washing machine called Dean Court, got lucky flouted FFP and went up... If they had a sustained period in the Champ, their crowds (when they come back) would dwindl
    12 points
  16. My only concern with having the Bears at AG was the pitch being ripped up, but that has never been an issue. Back when AG was solely football then the whole running cost has to come out of city's budget, whereas now with higher utilisation it costs us less. FWIW I have no problem with Bristol Sport either
    12 points
  17. I saw the berumdian national, orchestra live last year. Was great. till the guy playing the triangle vanished.
    12 points
  18. These two clowns need to go ASAP. Performances over the past 20 games have been dreadful. Absolute clueless shite. They were supposed to help Dean and they have both let him down badly.
    12 points
  19. I still stand by the Holden team I saw back end of last season and first 6-8 this season was a very different City to under LJ. But he’s lost his way, maybe he never had it and got lucky. But boy have we got some weak footballers in our squad, mentally and physically. That’s gonna be a big challenge for the new boss.
    11 points
  20. 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
    10 points
  21. Fair play to those three last night. Came on & gave it a bloody good go, build the side around people that want it.
    10 points
  22. Bournemouth a bigger club than us
    10 points
  23. I’d be disappointed. Henry was nothing short of a disaster at Monaco and hasn’t been great at Montreal. Wagner was a train wreck at Shalke. Vieria - backed at NYC, mixed at Nice Just because TH and PV were great players that doesn’t mean they’ll be great managers. And nothing suggests they will be from what’s been achieved to date. None of the three for me.
    10 points
  24. I agree, I don’t think Howe would suit us right now. We need a Cotterill type character to galvanise this club again and move us forward. Howe gives me the impression he’ll jump ship when the chips are down... That’s why I think Cook is the best available option for us.
    10 points
  25. Great, thanks once again for that input captain obvious
    10 points
  26. I’d sack him just for repeatedly saying “vigorous” instead of “rigorous”. Tit.
    10 points
  27. If you become a OTIB Supporter for the bargain price of £5 per year you can have as many as you like, and you also keep the forum running.
    9 points
  28. 9 points
  29. I just mentioned Roy on another thread, not as manager , I doubt he will carry on anyway, but as a boardroom advisor to Steve L. Certainly the club needs a jump in knowledge and experience and contacts if it is aiming higher. He has seen it all. Would be an asset for Steve L.
    9 points
  30. Just put your thoughts in the already created threads like everyone else.
    9 points
  31. I'd take Slav, if he'd come, that is. Plays good football, with a three-man midfield setup. Track records at CH level. Used to working under a DoF/CEO. Contract out at Al-Gharafa end of season - only 4 months compensation to pay. Only question is . Would SL/MA be willing to pay-out - I'll safely assume (unfortunately) not, we never do for managers since the Coppell debacle unless it's a family friend *cough* LJ *cough*. Cook would be second choice. Issue with Howe is that he's only done well at Bournemout with supreme backing; was lacklustre at Burnl
    9 points
  32. It’s all irrelevant whilst Ashton is still here.
    9 points
  33. Because he builds teams, spots and recruits talent (rough diamonds), wins leagues....on tight budgets. And he appears to take no shit!
    8 points
  34. Ken Bruce was the only one still worth a listen last time I tuned in. Long time ago, given up on the constantly annoying BBC in all it's forms.
    8 points
  35. Remember a Not the Nine O'clock News sketch in the 80's where they said Lord Lucan had been found playing centre forward for Bristol City...!!
    8 points
  36. If it's any consolation, I lived and worked in Bermuda for a year. Total shithole. Only 1 public beach, all the rest are private and a beer was about $25. Worlds biggest open-air prison - nothing to do, nothing to see. 600 miles from the USA and Hurricane central. Mind you, I did see Catherine Zeta-Jones, who is genuinely fit in real life. The citizens are all as miserable as Nahki Wells.
    8 points
  37. Slaven Billic is out of work. Plays good football, knows the championship. Unrealistic? COYR
    8 points
  38. I'd keep MA for negotiating deals, contracts, football league etc...but nothing more. And if that costs £500k do it...it's what's needed. Leave the football to the coach. Let him be accountable only. For the football and identification/scouting. That way there is no grey areas.
    8 points
  39. Would rather we appointed a decent manager to be honest. The Bristol Sport and Bristol Bears rubbish what I regularly read on here is pathetic.
    7 points
  40. Cremated I think now just a pile of white powder
    7 points
  41. Whilst Bristol City announce Lenny Henry...
    7 points
  42. I agree that we are an attractive proposition. Agree that maybe the stock has fallen since last summer. Not sure I agree re Ashton. I hope you’re right, and Steve certainly seems to be taking some kind of control again (reading between the lines). I wonder if this next appointment will be a Steve decision only. He may not involve Ashton in the process. He’ll have a guy he wants and he’ll go and get him. All the nonsense last summer of various applicants and interviews - how many clubs actually go through that process these days. Football is a small industry and managers are assessed very
    7 points
  43. Should be the club motto that: "Unrealistic expectations followed by despair"
    7 points
  44. An old Irish man once said to me, "if things don't change... they'll stay the same." Which is obvious, but wise words in this situation if you think about it. I consulted the "Good Tarot" on the question " will things change at bcfc" and i picked the "5 of water" The 5 of water is about releasing grief and allowing sadness to come... and then go. It says that emotions that were holding you back from acknowledging the truth need to be let go, that you realise what is no longer working for you and that you make amends to those you may have harmed. Spooky eh? Read into that what yo
    7 points
  45. Not me, I listen to the wireless !
    7 points
  46. Knowing the board, it will be someone from League 1 or below. If the setup is not going to change (transfers, Ashton etc), then expect a younger guy with little backbone. What does intrigue me, is after SL's interview, you get the impression that he's taken the finger off the pulse a bit, and is now ready to become involved more as his incompetent son and Mr Buzzword have royally messed this up with Holdens appointment. With that in mind, we all know Steve likes a name, as well as making people sit up and go "oh, so and so have gone to Bristol City. I didn't see that coming". The thing is
    7 points
  47. 7 points
  48. You realise he’s unbeaten at Cardiff who were heading south when appointed , and won his last four Do you ? Is that the extent of your knowledge about him ? You seen his CV by any chance ?
    7 points
  49. Uncomfortable as Jon Lansdown is in front of the camera, you could tell he wasn’t happy with the appointment of Holden. Now if my old man and his very dependable right hand man told me to put aside my opinions and look happy at the decision at appointing Dean, I’d say ok I’ll do it. However, don’t think for a minute I’ll be around putting on a brave face and taking any of the blame when it all goes tits up.
    6 points
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