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  1. 19 points
  2. Pearson speaks with an authority of someone who knows his job inside out. It doesn't provide any guarantee whatsoever he will be a success in the job but compare and contrast what he is saying with what we have had to listen to over a number of years. He's not trying to impress or educate anyone by reciting paragraphs on end out of the 2021 FA Coaching Manual.....................I'm not hearing 10 solid minutes of talk about final third or box entries, POMO's, how effective we were in transition, which passing lanes we blocked off, which block or press we employed etc. etc. Nothing wrong at all with all that stuff and I know lots of people love that side of the game and do some great analysis of it on here but Pearson is impressing me by keeping things nice, simple and understandable to ANYONE listening. A lot of what he says is simple yet effective logic and reasoning with no bullshit and bluster attached to it. If the players are receiving the same message that we are as fans then how can they not respond? Something as simple as "I thought you were good on Saturday so now you've increased my expectation levels" is sending a clear, simple and yet positively delivered message that reverting to type won't be tolerated in the long run. He's a breath of fresh air atm.
    16 points
  3. We beat the Gas 4-2 at Trumpton, my favourite ever Bristol derby. Then a year to the day later, we beat them 2-1 in the first ever Bristol derby at the Mem. March 16th has always been a date to remember ever since!
    13 points
  4. Into The Valley and ended up on The Skids.
    12 points
  5. He reminds me slightly of O'Driscoll in some ways. He's not nearly as dour, but SO'D spoke in a similar way. It was unfortunate he joined and managed the club when we were in a pretty bad way because I felt lots of his ideas were the right ones. It's been mentioned many times on here, but his legacy with transfers (especially considering the cost cutting we were doing) is one of the best in recent history.
    9 points
  6. I dunno, he's doing quite well there. I thought Antoine had loosened those locks for a nice fluffy mullet first time i saw that.
    8 points
  7. Agent Little comes on at 82 minutes and within 90 seconds they concede. Well done lad.
    7 points
  8. Probably one for the elders amongst us but I've just heard Ian 'Tuba' Horrell has passed away. A fixture at every game, home and away, for years and a great laugh. RIP Tuba, sleep well pal.
    5 points
  9. 3 pages into their match thread, and we already have a winner...
    5 points
  10. And there'll be no visits to A&E departments or Hereford to try to fathom how top performers work. He already knows.
    5 points
  11. I actually find the debate about who's 'better' quite dull. I appreciate it's inevitable though. I think Messi is the more naturally talented, and he's achieved all that he has in spite of his small stature - although arguably that's helped his game. I think Ronaldo has more of an elite and ruthless winning mentality and has improved and adapted his game continuously over his entire career. I remember his debut with United when he was another tricky winger with little end product. To evolve into a world class powerful complete forward within 15 years is amazing really. I think also that Ronaldo could do a good job in any position in the pitch, even defence. You wouldn't even think about playing Messi anywhere else aside from in an attacking midfield or forward role. It'll be really interesting to see whether the next generation get anywhere near those two. The obvious two are Mbappe and Haaland and the media are trying their best to make that a rivalry !
    5 points
  12. Would you rather we signed him or Barry Bannan?
    5 points
  13. Some snippets from: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/bristol-city-nigel-pearson-blackburn-5176502
    4 points
  14. Sad news, Tuba and Ronnie usually came as a twosome on away days. They will be having a right laugh looking down on us. Real characters sadly lost. RIP Tuba.
    4 points
  15. Always with ronnie now reunited rip...
    4 points
  16. That`s the keeper innit? Van Flapalot in for Saturday then!
    4 points
  17. The 4-2 victory at Trumpton was my Dad's last attendance at a Bristol Derby; his first having been in @ 1938. Although in failing health the win gave him a fantastic lift and he arrived home 'walking on air'. RIP Dad.
    4 points
  18. Haha I’m beaming here! £10 staked. £383 won. Made the mistake of telling the Mrs !
    4 points
  19. Very relieved to hear this.
    4 points
  20. Simple answer.........yes it is great!! The guy is speaking a language every single one of us understands and doing it with an air of authority. There will be tougher times ahead, inevitably, if he's here any length of time but when you have someone like Pearson in charge it doesn't half make you think that as a club we have shifted the odds in our favour a little bit. He's convinced me already that if he stays AND HE IS PROPERLY BACKED then we will have something to look forward to.
    4 points
  21. But the coverage on Robins TV is so much better! (depending on the co-commentator). Replays, picture quality etc all far superior to the red button.... Of course, the red button does have the advantage that it's free to existing subscribers I suppose.
    4 points
  22. Silly question - BB of course.
    4 points
  23. ...especially if he’s given the same financial backing that LJ was given - I must say, it is so refreshing to hear our manager give media interviews where I can understand every word - LJ just gave out messaging full of utter tripe that he’d probably read in a text book or learned on a course - at this level Nigel Pearson is an experienced, successful, proven manager who seems to talk in clear language, from the heart and to the fans - at last! No more measuring the grass length at away games and discussing box penetrations ... - and is it me or is Kasey Palmer now like “I told you so, just let me play and I will hurt the opposition” - when our front three was Afobe, Weimann and Palmer we terrorised defences - but LJ soon decided Palmer wasn’t good enough - in the same way he discarded Luke Ayling (currently captain of a premier league club) and Korey Smith (on his way to the premier league next season?) - thank God we got Palmer back to realise his potential ...
    4 points
  24. There are hardly any superlatives left in talking about Lionel Messi but tonight he equalled Xavi's appearance record for Barcelona of 767 games, which he will surely break against Sociedad this weekend. Inevitably he scored twice bringing his total to 661 goals in those 767 matches, a goal every 1.16 games. That equates to a goal around every 104 minutes although it could be better than that as he won't have played for 90 minutes in each game.
    3 points
  25. Saw the little plaque on the side of the Barley Mow earlier with the City crest on it but didn’t realise it was for him, I didn’t know him by name. He absolutely was one of the faces of the early 80s for me, with Angus, Ronnie, Milton, Graham Alker & several others who like Tuba, that I didn’t know by their actual name. A proper die hard red, I saw him all around the country following the club. RIP, big man.
    3 points
  26. Back in the days when they averaged 18 k, cough.
    3 points
  27. Attendicitis I think it’s called - it really is bizarre behaviour on their part
    3 points
  28. Funny that really. I mean looking at their consistently SHIT attendances throughout their entire history, bar a few seasons in the 50s, I can only come to the conclusion that their mythical ‘massive’ fan base are the most fickle w@nchors in the entire football league and obviously nowhere near as loyal as City fans. You can’t have it both ways Sagheads. Oh, btw....2 nil and they ****** it up!
    3 points
  29. There’s a thread over there where methane snorters are claiming they are every bit as big as us and would get 18-20k in the Championship.......
    3 points
  30. The complete performance after going 2-0 up, concede within 60secs, then just before half time, then with 5mins to go and have your keeper sent off, bravo!
    3 points
  31. I hope they’re not going to blow a 2-0 lead and end up losing 3 or 4 -2. That would be a shame.
    3 points
  32. He looks like my Cocker Spaniel
    3 points
  33. And when we compile a top 10 of surprises of the season, with Holdens's appointment already nailed on as number 1 on that list, I think Massengo and Lansbury bossing the midfield on a grotty pitch against a physical Birmingham side will rank pretty highly.
    3 points
  34. I’ve learned that there is quite often a big difference between what line-up I’d like to see, what line-up I think the manager will choose and the actual line-up chosen! And then the best bit - seeing how they actually perform. I just looked back at the MDT for Saturday, which was quite jolly up to a lot of MDTs, but here are a selection of comments from the point the team was selected, some were before the NP pre-match chat where he explained some things. But it does make me laugh the doom that descends just after 2pm. Some of them aren’t bad comments per se, but you perhaps see the psyche of some of our posters. Not picking on anyone though, just interesting!
    3 points
  35. @GrahamC I notice my post confused you! Just to clarify, SO'D bought in: Pack, Williams, Flint, JET and Fielding. All at a time when the club was cutting back. 4 of them went on to be consistent starters in the double winning side and JET a crucial squad player who also did his part. I think, all things considered, that's a very impressive transfer legacy. I never particularly warmed to him, he's dour and grumpy, but he did speak sense. It would've sounded a lot better if the club was doing well. It wasn't very inspiring during a relegation. He probably made life very difficult for the board and said lots that they didn't want to hear.
    3 points
  36. I don’t care what people say ... he is better than ronaldo . ronaldo has had to work so hard to get to where he is and fair play to him but Messi just has raw natural ability which just comes to him
    3 points
  37. I thought the objective of these things were to show City just squeezing into the play-offs. You’ve made a mistake.
    3 points
  38. Frankly I prefer the red button if only for the basis you get the wide angle view of the pitch more often so can actually see more of the game rather than zoomed in constantly and quick cuts
    2 points
  39. I grew up in Horfield just a few streets away from The 'Felly'. It certainly had a reputation in the local area. I only used to pop in for a pint once in a while, usually in the day time for a game of pool etc as the one time i was there on a Saturday evening, it kicked right off. Much preferred a crawl down the Glos Rd. As far as i remember it was owned by our ex-director Ernie Arathoon and his mate Pongo(Steve?) along with a couple of other pubs in the Lockleaze area. Could be a bit of a troublesome place but you certainly did not mess about on Pongo and Ernie's watch! Perhaps it was more City as it was one of Ernie's but Horfield cerainly had a good mix of red and blue back then, early to mid 90s.
    2 points
  40. At the end of their careers Messi will have scored a substantial amount more than ronaldo
    2 points
  41. My favourite comment by far was “it’s not about making friends”...
    2 points
  42. Presser, would it be possible to ban this word, It is a PRESS CONFERENCE not a presser. Complete lack of gravitas, Big Nige deserves better.
    2 points
  43. I understand he still lives in central Bristol in the Canon's Marsh area. He would be well advised to find somewhere in the countryside to escape the inner city air pollution and give his lungs a better chance of recovery. Very pleased he is on the way back. Come on Salop!
    2 points
  44. Early 60s and a position above 12th would be about what I expected of this season. If Nige stays, and the summer recruitment goes well, I'll raise my expectations. Again. Did you get the Sags finishing 25th, too?
    2 points
  45. I thought for one second he was coming to Ashton Gate
    2 points
  46. Personally, I'd be more than surprised if a Chief Scout (Steve Walsh or whoever) is appointed in the summer. I'd love to see it, but consider it unlikely. My gut feeling is the current set up will continue (assuming the Ashton to Ipswich rumour is just that - a rumour). In which case, I can only pray Pearson finds a way to work with Ashton and is strong enough and clever enough to make the current set up work for him - like you, I can imagine him saying "how the **** does that fit the brief" but if that kept happening I think Pearson's the type who would, unfortunately but understandably, just get up and walk. Pray god that doesn't happen. Lansdown must know that appointing Pearson gives us our best ever chance of being successful in tis division (Coppell was a busted flush) and as such, if I was him, I'd be making it crystal clear to Ashton there can be no break down in his working relationship with Pearson.
    2 points
  47. 38 players and still I got nowhere near the squad. Think it’s time to consider giving up on the dream.
    2 points
  48. Our run in is very favourable but we are just too far off to make the playoffs imo. Looking like mid 70s for the last couple of spots and we’d just reach that if we won our next 9 and lost to Brentford. Shame we didn’t axe holden sooner and get NP in say a month earlier
    2 points
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