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  1. Just stumbled on his interview from post Barnsley last Saturday (how is that only a week ago..). Think he deserves a thread of his own after this week, that interview may have been our saving grace. SL must have seen how much he was hurting and how he couldn’t make any sense of the crap that was going on in front of him. He seemed exacerbated with how he was putting his ass on the line every 4 days for 90 minutes just to see out another loss. He’s been a warrior for us for years now and seemed miserable results were going so poorly, he’s clearly so invested in our club. 12 hours later SL’s cal
    43 points
  2. A touch of class praising Holden. He didn't have to go there but struck just the right tone. Given his level of experience and expertise, and number of injuries he had to contend with, DH did a decent job. It was just way too soon and too big for him.
    24 points
  3. Very confident he will be here at the start of next season having signed a long-term contract. If you listen to his interview he talks about "obligations" having to be fulfilled before both parties can agree to a long term deal. I'm sure he means avoiding relegation. Use of the word "obligations" was telling as it's exactly the kind of term you would expect to see in a contract. Once we are mathematically safe, maybe even just before, I would expect an announcement of a long-term deal. Exciting times ahead.
    17 points
  4. I think it’ll be down to things we don’t see off the pitch, how well they are working together behind the scenes and an aligned vision on how the club should operate
    13 points
  5. Such a great interview. I really like the way he's careful to praise everyone, acknowledge how tricky it is when a new manager comes in and the way that he's framing everything - from Holden's work to Palmer's mistake to Towler's booking - in a way where he can give people positives about it. He's really showing a sensitivity and awareness of the psychological side and the need to make people feel good about themselves and you can really tell he is a class act. https://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/pearson-praises-fightback/
    11 points
  6. As I said on the match day thread - the way he ran over and spoke to Towler when he was subbed - superb leadership.
    11 points
  7. No way should we be considering Jack Hunt. He is a top earner & his performances are average at best. We need younger legs at full back next season.
    11 points
  8. Just heard that Glenn Roeder has died after a long battle with a brain tumour. Heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family and friends.
    10 points
  9. Even allowing for how good the official interview was, I encourage you to listen to 57:45 here on Radio Bristol and his answer to a question with a seemingly innocuous and clichéd suggestion that players have now set their standards for him: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0970qh4 "No no [cutting across interviewer] they haven't set them for me, they've set them for themselves, it's not about setting things for me, it's about - fulfilling what they go out on the field to do, so it's not doing it for me, it's doing it for themselves, it's doing it for each other, and that's something I
    10 points
  10. He’s an experienced manager. Been there and done it. Big Nige is the guy Ashton and invisible Jon should have appointed first time around. Thank goodness SL got involved this time around.
    10 points
  11. Even if Pearson signed a contract with us either of the two clubs mentioned could easily buy him out so that changes nothing. What will have more sway for NP would, IMHO, be the potential to build a promotion winning side and to achieve Bob like status in the game. The manager who finally puts BCFC on the world map will become a legend more so than a manager who achieves yet another promotion from the second tier to the Prem with habitual yo-yo clubs Newcastle and WBA. As you get older job satisfaction becomes more important than huge amounts of money.
    10 points
  12. TK has been immense lately, leading by example, especially since Nige walked into the building. Even his interview post Barnsley spoke volumes for the man. Bravo TK, captain and leader.
    10 points
  13. Very happy that we now have a proper ‘manager’ , I have great faith in Nige, let’s hope the club don’t screw this up. As we all know, he is his own man and takes no crap from ANYONE- slightly concerned about how that may play out.
    10 points
  14. If you don’t nod in crosses from the touchline, are you even a real manager?
    9 points
  15. ....we finally have a manager who I have always wanted at City, and one which really is the type of manager needed to help take us to the next level We've won 2 on the bounce The sun's been out and it's the weekend I'm speechless for a change . Enjoy me and my big fat mouth being shut guys . Up the ******* City
    9 points
  16. Was about to post this myself, what a well worded tribute. Tasteful, sincere, emotional and genuine - from someone that knew and worked with him. Pearson has really impressed me this first week - ironically with his ‘human’ qualities. RIP Glenn
    8 points
  17. What has happened in the last 7 days. On the face of it despite the results a lot hasn’t changed. More injuries, a poor first half, Bents and Kalas keeping us in the game then altering formation in response, playing Wells and Kasey wide and Vyner moved into midfield. Many of the things that Holden was criticised for and yet its different. For me the key is Leadership, strong Leadership that lifts players, coaches and performances. Firstly our owner having been distracted (or too trusting) for so long steps in and clearly takes control again. Holden gone, Pearson in and looking at a new pl
    8 points
  18. He was, hell of a player. From a time when English centre halves often kicked the ball long, he could really play. Amazed he never won a full cap when so many inferior players of his generation did.
    7 points
  19. https://foreverbristolcity.podbean.com/e/this-is-it-this-time-i-know-hope-its-the-real-thing/ Recording of FBC Podcast The feelgood factor in the wake of Nigel Pearson's appointment is like no other I have seen for a new City manager in more than 50 years. OK, it's only two games, both on the road at tough venues and by the same 3-1 scoreline but the group huddle at the end of a game in which City had to thank Dan Bentley for still being in it at half time and then trailing to a harsh penalty summed up for me a togetherness that has banished the misery, on top of lockdown, of a mise
    7 points
  20. Pearson manager Kalas captain can be a great combination going forward. IMO Kalas is a class defender at this level
    7 points
  21. 7 points
  22. It’s just great to have a manager with a track record at the top level, who talks about the game with such intelligence. How many did we have missing today? 12? Go behind to a soft penalty and storm back. No way on earth would we have got anything from the game if Pearson wasn’t in charge.
    7 points
  23. EXACTLY that, and it's that balance which is much easier to strike when you're experienced and self confident in your leadership. As a young leader LJ struggled with it because he was clearly insecure about appearing to be part of the collective (blaming players, praising his own work), whereas at the other extreme DH wanted to remain part of the collective (friend first), neither of which commanded the right sort of respect. Pearson approach here is textbook "proven leader".
    6 points
  24. I would echo this. We have stepped up to a different level with Nigel Pearson on board. Just think how it's going to be when he gets to know all the players! A breath of considered fresh air. Any journalist interviewing him better think about the quality of questions as he'll take 5 minutes to answer each one! A brilliant appointment. We would never in a month of Sunday's believed we would've got six points from those two away matches such as his influence on the group already.
    6 points
  25. Jobi McAnuff: Leyton Orient name veteran winger as interim boss - BBC Sport Good luck to him. I always enjoy listening to him when he`s a pundit and seems a very thoughtful and intelligent chap. I hope he does well there.
    5 points
  26. ...I’ve never known OTIB so aligned!! A nice pleasant read tonight.
    5 points
  27. Delighted with the Pearson appointment but lets not get carried away. The bloke's been in the job for 5 days.. We've played 1 game with him in charge, the first half of which was piss poor.
    5 points
  28. In respect of the first point, it doesn’t really work that way. Any decent scout would look at players and work out whether they’re good or not, or a fit, regardless of form. It could be they’re playing in a crap system or with bad tactics for example (Prime Van Basten would have struggled under DH). Case in point -Adam Nagy has been excellent for two games because he’s been being used properly. That won’t put him on scouts radars any more than the previous 20 games, and if it does, they’re not scouts you want. So, I don’t think the last two games will make a lick of difference in re
    5 points
  29. That is how I understood it as well 'who are you?' Just because Zak tried to calm him down when he was having a pop at Kalas. Perfect response from Zak, calm, a smile and three points thank you very much. That is another example of Zak's growing maturity and importance to Bristol City. Proud of him.
    5 points
  30. Yep this was it the shirt incident, Zak just laughed it all off.
    5 points
  31. I loved the snippit in the highlights of NP barking orders on the touch line in the game, and then the mention of it in KPs interview (I think) about his voice on the side of the pitch. I’ve watched on envious of other teams managers coming down the gate the last few years and helping their players through the game. Always felt our managers/coaches were relatively passive in comparison.
    5 points
  32. Was just about to post about that. I think it was versus Ipswich. Big John neeed 2 goals to reach 350. He'd already got one and everyone was willing him to get the second. Danny Bartley sent over an inswinging corner which seemed to go straight in, but it was commonly accepted that it slid in off of Big John's hair cream!!! We won 4-2 (if the brain is still working correctly) and John got his 350!
    4 points
  33. I said in the match thread when Kasey scored that it was intentional. He says it wasn’t, but the way we set up always made it a possibility. If you look directly before the corner - and unlike prior corners - five of ours went to the goal line and dragged five of theirs in. That’s an unusual setup, and I said to my wife (who was sat there but didn’t really care...!) that it was odd, it was going to be an inswinger but there was a chance of a soft free kick. You look at as the ball comes in and the key is Nakhi Wells. He brushes - not shoves - the keeper. He’s close enough to touch, b
    4 points
  34. Remember Jamie Mac scoring direct from a corner v Sheff Utd. But more memorable that day was meeting Charlotte Jackson (now Coleman)
    4 points
  35. The fact that Pearson used Vyner to make the tactical switch tells me that Zac is a better player than many give him credit for on here. Yes, he still makes the odd mistake (less and less common now) but I think we have a full-on Championship player on our hands now. He's arrived in the Pro game in other words.
    4 points
  36. I don’t think Hunt is anywhere near as bad as sone make out but I wouldn’t lose sleep over it! I think we need to see Mariappa over the next few weeks. The player I saw yesterday, now fit and in his correct position, looked good. He’s also more of a leader/organiser than we’ve got. At his age, the most he’ll offered is one year.
    4 points
  37. There is a long way to go but already we can see green shoots of progress in just a few days what an experienced and proven manager brings which is stability, respect and tactical awareness. I think everyone could see we have more than enough quality in the playing staff to compete, we were just sadly lacking that nous in the head coaching department. Everyone else could see it as well. We need to keep building onto this framework of teamwork and togetherness so that gradually we can start to impose ourselves onto the opposition more and more in matches. There are so many things
    4 points
  38. Does he want to at this stage in his life? If he went to a lower Prem side what would he get before he`s sacked by some nutty foreign owner for losing to Man City & Liverpool? If he buys in to our project and can see the opportunity to build something like he did at Leicester and become a legend down here into the bargain that might be more appealing than the goldfish bowl of the Premier League.
    4 points
  39. Someone once said a week is a long time in politics but it’s also a long time on this forum. I know it’s renowned for massive mood swings but even by the usual standards, the fillip of Nige being a serious candidate, then actually being appointed, followed by two 3-1 away wins, the change is immense. The players seem to have so much more confidence as well. Add in the sunny spring weather and suddenly everything just seems a bit better with life!
    4 points
  40. Hope you're not watching the rugby then and complaining about scrums!
    4 points
  41. Just look at how involved Kalas is in whatever Big Nige is saying. Winners to the front please.
    4 points
  42. Almost brought of tear of pride to the eye. Pearson has just got a gold medal in man management. Superb to see.
    4 points
  43. I love the fact Steve has created a master plan of ensuring we don’t go up this season with no fans- and now when we’re all back at Ashton Gate we can watch a season of Nige’s Invincible's win the league by March and reach the promised land.
    3 points
  44. I do want a quick moan, the people that said stick with Holden or stick with him until end of the season. Please get out of that mindset otherwise you will ensure we really don’t progress. Our club was on a massive decline, it amazes me that you couldn’t see it.
    3 points
  45. On 3.... 1,2,3....OSTRICH
    3 points
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