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  1. The fact that after 4 days the shortlist was still being drawn up is in itself a total farce. As others have said, we sure give out the impression that we don’t know who we want or why. Football is a small world. Managers perform very much in the public eye. Everyone knows how each team is managed and how each team is run (ie who has a tight budget, who has backing of board, who works within certain systems etc), everyone knows the style of play each manager favours. It’s not a normal interview process where you are trying to find out if someone has the correct skills to join your organi
    46 points
  2. I’ve never watched a more pathetic weak gutless bottleless shower of shit in red shirts in all my life , god help them when fans return
    39 points
  3. Am I alone in being the only one who liked and appreciated it? He may have a shoddy record in appointing head coaches, but he comes across as well meaning and that interview has given me some confidence he might just get it right this time. I wasn’t expecting the interview, but I feel better now than I did before it.
    35 points
  4. This has been partly discussed in the Lansdown interview thread, but I thought it might be worth separating out from there and discussing in isolation. Steve made it quite clear that whoever comes in to be the Head Coach of Bristol City will have to “slot in” to what has been built and that he doesn’t want someone to come in and “destroy” what has been put in place. So, I thought it might be worth going through exactly what is involved in the day to day of the football club, understand what’s been built, and what ought not be destroyed. 1 - State of the art stadiu
    30 points
  5. Howe has sold his best players before and Cook has too. They have managed teams like Bournemouth and Wigan not Man United and Barcelona. Everyone sells their best players. It is about having someone in with enough sense to have a style of play and recruit for that.
    26 points
  6. Can't win can he! Honest interview i thought. Confirms he is still the final decision maker.
    25 points
  7. Yes...he needs to give up on the idea of Ashton looking at a dozen cv's and then drawing up a shortlist for him and Ashton to interview. He needs to spend this weekend on the phone negotiating with our top one or two targets, sorting out a contract and announcing him on Monday. We really cannot afford to wait any longer.
    23 points
  8. I thought the most telling comment was "we don't want to bring someone in that is going to destroy what we've built". The use of the word "destroy", blimey! Very strong word. Destroying what you've built would be appointing someone that is going to get you relegated to L1, which is where we were heading under Holden. No manager/head coach is going to destroy the Ashton Gate redevelopment or the new training ground, Steve. Beyond that, what have you "built" that you are so protective of? If it's what MA, JL and you have "built" in a recruitment/chain of command sense, then
    23 points
  9. A really shit owner? I’m getting a bit fed up with this. Shit owners are those that don’t actually care. Remember Wigan last season, there’s plenty of other examples, they are shit owners. SL deserves some respect for what he has done for BCFC
    22 points
  10. Today taught me that not only do we have extremely shit coaches, a really shit owner and board (who have sent us on a collision course for League One) but that also we have entirely unlikable group of "footballers". Not a single one of them have any redeeming qualities and none are earning the fees they cost or wages they earn and there's not a single one I'd be upset to lose. At this rate I'll be pleasantly surprised if we stayed up, we are in big big trouble and it's on everyone involved in this season. *******.
    21 points
  11. Here are my thought for what it's worth. Negatives 1. Living on Guernsey as he does SL needs a powerful CEO to run the club day to day. Ashton is capable and works hard but is paid too much and has too much influence in deciding managers + players to employ. He has got it completely wrong on too many occasions. The appointment of Holden was a complete disaster. 2. We have departed recently from purchasing players with further potential to signing 30 +journeymen on fat wages. 3.We continue to be perceived as a nice club but with a soft underbelly. 4.SL is risk averse,
    21 points
  12. I don’t know which player you are but how’s your injury coming along?
    20 points
  13. Must say I didn't hear anything that told me it will be different next time though Stevie. Yes he admitted mistakes have been made. Fair play. Yes he's pissed off. Join the club. But there's no evidence he's changed the criteria for the manager's role - in fact he explicitly and categorically said the next manager will have to fit in with our way of doing things rather than the other way round. And the 3 people doing the interviewing - who got it catastrophically wrong last time - are doing it again this time. Surely Lansdown's insistence on Ashton continuing to control
    20 points
  14. Last summer, I wanted Jokanovic. I even voted for him in a poll of who I would like just a few days ago. But it's too late for that. It's now too late to look for anyone with promotion to the Premier League on their CV, because that isn't our immediate objective any more. We are plummeting into League One. I keep hearing that we only need 10-15 points for safety. But we can't keep a clean sheet, we can't keep possession, we can't pass, we can't create in the final third and therefore we can't score. We don't need someone to get us promoted right now. We need someone to keep us
    18 points
  15. Hi Mr Lansdown, just to let you know another half with no corners, Ralph
    18 points
  16. Kallas has been missing as a captain. He's got to take some blame.
    15 points
  17. I'm convinced they'll take their time as SL said and it will allow Simpson to get a few wins under his belt, this will get the board excited and Simpson will be appointed 3rd week of March on a one year rolling contract as the standout candidate. TBH I'd take another hammering today to ensure they get a move on and for once appoint a Championship manager out of sheer desperation.
    15 points
  18. Well my take away from that interview is just how very corporate our Head Coach Recruitment process is. It is absolutely at the mercy of Ashton’s spin & coaches who can talk the talk. What I find concerning is that they seem unable to identify, agree on & headhunt the right guy from the start. It just smacks of a complete lack of knowledge of the football world around them. We are basically going to go through the same process & timeline that we saw in the summer. Goodness knows how many more points will be dropped & where we will sit in the table by the time a decisi
    14 points
  19. In fairness, Simpson’s given is the most honest, straight-talking, frank interview I’ve heard from anyone at the club in a while — and it paints a dismal picture.
    13 points
  20. 13 points
  21. Hows this for stats... watched Robins tv 24 % played on phone 76%
    13 points
  22. This has been troubling me somewhat. SL was very clear that we’re well within FFP, but Ashton has told us that we’ve not yet offered Liam Walsh a contract for financial reasons. Im not claiming he’s the messiah, but we saw from his POTS performances at Cov that he’s capable of making things happen in midfield. He’s exactly that we need. So how can there be backing for the new coach, but insufficient funding to offer Walsh a new contract? Bollock to Paterson and even to Hunt. Hell I’d even let Weimann go... but for goodness sake sort it out. If he doesn’t want to sign, tha
    12 points
  23. It’s a good day for Paul Cook. Today proved two thing’s irrevocably. - The new manager has to come in sooner rather than later. If Simpson and Downing’s master plan is “hoof the ball to the big lad” we’re done. And each week they’re in charge is two games more towards relegation - Nice as it may be to try someone like a Ryan Lowe, or an Appleton if that’s your bag, or even a foreign coach who’s not managed here before, the situation demands we can’t. It has to be someone who knows this league, is familiar with success (relative to budget) at this level and can hit the groun
    12 points
  24. Or do what every other club do and appoint quickly. Too much to ask of course.
    12 points
  25. The owner says we don’t want to change the system . I mean WTF ! Wake up Steve this is not due to Holden . It is due to you letting Ashton destroy the club
    12 points
  26. I “I’ll believe it when I read it on the OS”
    12 points
  27. My interpretation was different. 'Recruitment policy' I take to mean we must continue to sign young improvers who we can sell on for a big profit, as well as the occasional old head; culture is to keep bringing through Academy products. I think both are reasonable policies and should not in themselves prove a stumbling block to getting the calibre of manager we all want. The difference now I think is SL will tweak roles so that a new more experienced manager, such as Cook, who has proved himself very capable at signing young players at other clubs, will be given the largest say
    12 points
  28. I’m not convinced EH has what it takes to get this bunch of desire less rabble going. Im convinced we need a manager who isn’t going to be a soft touch like the last two managers. Paul Cook wouldn’t get f@@led about by these bottlers.
    11 points
  29. If your shortlist is currently a dozen or more in size, you clearly don't understand what you are looking for or the differences between the managers on your list.
    11 points
  30. Since we play like a girls team anyway, maybe a girls coach might work.
    11 points
  31. So Steve’s son is in Bermuda, which is in the North Atlantic , not The Caribbean. Isn't that just splitting heirs?
    11 points
  32. You have to be joking. IMO we have one of the best owners in the country. City are not his play thing, he has invested huge amounts in the club for very little return. OK some of his decisions regarding manager haven't paid off but name me a club/owners that haven't appointed managers that haven't worked out.
    10 points
  33. Dan Bentleys alright
    10 points
  34. Yep the players have got to take responsibility too. But look at that team today. You’ve got players out there waiting to be offered new contracts. You’ve got a player out there refusing to sign new contracts with a foot out the door. You’ve got young players playing in positions they shouldn’t - whilst experienced internationals sit on the bench. You've got experienced internationals sat on the bench watching young players out of position in their place. You’ve two players in there on short term contracts who don’t look bothered. You’ve got contracted
    9 points
  35. Steve just in case you missed it. Cardiff 4 PNE 0 Nottingham F 1 Blackburn 0 Reading 0 Middlesbrough 2 All managed by managers who we could have employed before you your son and Ashton thought Dean was outstanding man to get us into the play offs. Steve so many of the fans have told you what you need to do, even if you don't want to because they are nice people. Just do it it Steve before its to late.
    9 points
  36. I'd prefer Ashton had no role whatsoever in recruiting the next manager. He hasn't a clue.
    9 points
  37. If there is no plan no identity at all there is nothing to rebuild? A start can be achieved simply, Very simply. In days. Put individuals onto the pitch who best meet simple achievable aims. A simple aim can be putting more pressure on opponents and closing them down. Bristol City have players including ones who have been here for years who think being in the same postcode as an opponent is putting pressure on the ball. Its obvious who these players are. Effort is a skill. Put more effort on the pitch.
    9 points
  38. Just need a man who knows what he’s doing. These players aren’t that bad.
    9 points
  39. I think what it basically comes down to is the club have had their fingers burned in the past by managers who prioritised short term success and did not put long term foundations in place. I don't think the club want a manager who is going to 1) insist on a complete overhaul of the squad and sign expensive players on long-term contracts that another manager would not want (which arguably happened in the past when we we took a hit on Hunt and Stewart and were paying players like Pearson and Elliott long after they had any value to the first team). 2) block off the pathway to the young
    9 points
  40. Yes, in terms of Playoffs, promotion, recruitment, etc. Im more pissed off that Blackburn, Preston, Millwall, Barnsley, Luton (and Brentford) - all recent returnees to this division from Lg1 are equally as competitive as us on fractions of the budget. Steve - you ain’t getting VFM! Wake up.
    9 points
  41. These 2 have to go now. the only option is someone internal for 2-3 games.
    8 points
  42. Steve could make it even easier for himself and absolve any responsibility by simply looking at the recent otib poll. A third of fans want Howe. Another third wanted Cook. Just employ either one of those and if it goes tits up then he can blame the fans. I’m happy to stick my neck on the block for either of those 2. So let’s stop pissassing around shall we and get it done already.
    8 points
  43. Anyone sense when he said “putting bodies on the line” he was referring to a few team mates not doing the same? I perversely feel encouraged by this TK interview tonight.
    8 points
  44. Get relegated, be forced to sell everyone. Go back up with 18 academy players. Win the championship with same 18 academy players. Then win the Prem with those 18 academy players. Sorted.
    8 points
  45. My colonoscopy last Thursday was much more enjoyable than this.
    8 points
  46. Well we all wanted communication and I would rather it be from SL rather than MA.
    8 points
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