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  1. Having been a Foster Carer for 30 years it is so heartwarming to read of a successful young man so happy to talk of his experience of Foster Care. Our successes go mostly unnoticed because even now for young people the stigma of being in the care system is not something that they want to be known as so much pain has often led to them being fostered. Even in later life that stigma is often seen as a weakness for them having missed out on the traditional family upbringing and for fear of invoking sympathy and pity that just reminds them of painful family memories. As Foster Carers we know it’s not always necessary or often appropriate to share our success stories which makes it all the more important and satisfying to read Lloyds story. It is a great advert for Fostering and so inspirational for children in Foster Care to see that a bad or unfortunate start in life need not be a barrier to success and that being fostered can be a really positive experience.
    20 points
  2. By every metric GJ was our most successful manager since Alan Dicks. By this time he had run his course but he transformed us from a bit of a mess post the short Tinnion era to a side that finished 4th, 10th & 10th in his three full Championship seasons. I believe we have only bettered his WORST finish once, (in 18/19) since then & prior to that you have to go all the way back to 1990/91.. Also worth pointing out we were still operating in the old Ashton Gate, which for all the nostalgia was looking years past it’s best & didn’t raise anything like the revenue that the pre Covid era rebuild did. By a mile SL’s best managerial appointment, though obviously optimism is high with NP..
    15 points
  3. Out of possession. For five minutes v Blackburn he was pressing, then I will be charitable after ten he went into a sort of quasi press/blocking options/walking mode. As expected. This part of his game has been holding the team back for seasons. Defending of set pieces. Decent. Others like Martin can do that as well. In possession. His touch. His passing has always been poor. This part of his game has been holding the team back for seasons. He has not improved. His movement. This part of his game has been holding the team back for seasons. He appears to be getting worse. His forging of partnerships. This part of his game has been holding the team back for seasons. A series of partners have found it difficult to play with him. Goal scoring Average A consistent high ratio of goals v shots. Physical Strong. Aggressive. Not quick. Not high energy. Fit? Struggles to recover post explosive movement. Flat footed. Unbalanced. Mindset Leader? One you can rely on? Rolls his sleeves up? Focussed on task? Good bloke but leader no. On a technical, tactical, physical and psychological levels the limitations of this player have been holding the team back. Standards need to be re set.
    11 points
  4. I’d be wearing a pair of these and going through the motions up-front.
    10 points
  5. For someone who’s poster name is Hampshire Red I had a little giggle at the thread name spelling.
    10 points
  6. He also then courted a move to Swindon but they didn't want him so he ended up over at the swamp. Self-important nause. No wonder GJ couldn't put up with him.
    9 points
  7. He dragged us from 22nd in division 3 to finish 9th through a crazy points haul, got promoted the next season and then took us to the play off final the next (the highest placing in over 30 years) with some of the best feel good football and crazy gang spirit I can remember - that's atleast 2 and half great seasons out of those he spent here. Think you're being a bit harsh there my friend! Agree with the Hope's for NP
    8 points
  8. Playing for City? Probably a pair of these....
    7 points
  9. A victim of his own success in many ways. The fact we took years to recover after he left is far from his fault, it was a serious of poor managerial appointments and in general the club being a complete shambles behind the scenes.
    6 points
  10. Judging from the nonsense he posted to start this thread, I shouldn't think so - not for a few hours at least .
    6 points
  11. I'd happily cheer on Fred West at right back rather than watch Jack Hunt anymore so I can ignore Simpson's past for now
    6 points
  12. No I don't think footballers should get a free pass for rape or domestic violence just because they're footballers. Whoever they are.
    5 points
  13. About time we had a someone with a bit of edge in the team ... no more nice Bristol city ... I like it .
    5 points
  14. It does if he is a better fullback than any of them.
    5 points
  15. I spoke to Lloyd at an under 23 game at Weston not long after he made his England under 18 or maybe 19 debut in Italy. A more pleasant and respectful young man will be difficult to find. He is a credit to himself and to the foster carers. I believe he will get a full England cap and hope he has a long and successful career. It would be great and if he came back to City in the Prem.
    5 points
  16. You can argue the toss that these days of county border changes the game will be played in Dorset but this fixture is always a slightly odd one in my book. Nothing like the ferocious hostility as with the two ports - Southampton v Portsmouth but still a coastal derby. Let's hope City's Kelly plays well and can reverse Bomo's fortunes; their management appointment seems bizarre compared to the one SL/MA have just made in getting Pearson Since making his debut for hometown club Bristol City at the age of 18 in 2017, the defender has represented England at under-21s level, trained with Gareth Southgate's senior squad secured a £13m move to Bournemouth and played in the Premier League. blah blah BBC
    5 points
  17. I am also a fan that never went on Ashton Gate. I did what I could, like supporting my team from a big distance. I remember that I was on a hype (when i was younger ) and I made our team page on wikipedia and most of the football league pyramid in a month work process. Don't know if someone is updating that pages anymore. ( I am talking about 3 different languaes wikipedia version, not about English version ). Fans are everywhere even if it can not be explained.
    5 points
  18. I dont see the hate for lee Johnson, he clearly had a passion for Bristol city and football in general, gave us that great cup run, put bristol city in the spotlight as a nice attacking team which in turn got us some great loans and attract some good players. To hate him is very strange, you dont know him personally so why be so personal, you could say you didnt rate him as a managed but to be irritated by him as a person seems petty. I have met him many times and hes been friendly and always had time for fans.. He could of slagged us off by now but hes had great things to say about the club and rhe fans
    5 points
  19. What about this stinking pile
    5 points
  20. Steve Lansdown right now:
    5 points
  21. Some really good points here. My twopenneth, as someone who’s been fairly critical of Famara - I totally agree that motivation is huge. If he can’t be arsed, you just as well not have him on the pitch. He’s not an “in the trenches” footballer, he’s a player who plays when he wants - Our best periods during his time here seem to have been when he’s not been in the team. The obvious example being the Man U period. That doesn’t make him an inherently “bad” player, but it does feed into the first point - he brings the side down if he’s not “on” as when he’s not on, he brings nothing **LJ Klaxon** - I know a few of us have been reading the Sunderland forum. One of the big things on there has been LJs comments about how early on he saw players weren’t getting across the front man. Wyke has seen it now, and is reaping the rewards of doing so. For McGeady-Wyke read Eliasson-Fam. Clearly LJ could see the weakness, and Wyke reacted. So, the problem in not getting across the front man doesn’t appear to be with coaching, but with Fam **Second LJ Klaxon** - Busy bees. If we had an identity under LJ it was that. Fam isn’t that. At all. And we played better under LJ without Fam. So, if he’s not an “LJ player” can we class him as an Ashton signing? He certainly has the hallmarks to me... Overall, he’s done OK. Not great, and I shed no tears for him leaving. I don’t consider it a great investment overall, and I don’t think he’s developed while here. More than anything, I don’t think we’d ever kick on as a team with Fam in it so him leaving feels a good result overall - notwithstanding the financial hit.
    5 points
  22. If you can't run or press for 90 mins in pretty much one third of the pitch, have a foot like a trampoline, have a pass accuracy of 55% then you've got to be pretty much brilliant at everything else you do. Which he isn't. He's not even a natural striker of a ball. His best attribute is funnily defending at set pieces. I've often wondered as a striker how he wins headers and has good awareness at set pieces when defending, but less so when offensive...go figure
    5 points
  23. A friend of mine who is a dedicated City fan and a regular visitor to otib but never posts (to my knowledge) sent me this image to post here. He says the photo dates back to somewhere between WW1 and WW2. I have no idea where he found it. What a difference ! Anyone care to date it, or at least hazard a guess as to in which decade it was taken ? Judging by the housing in the photo, I would say 1930's or early 1940's.
    4 points
  24. Maybe so, but I’d rather play Vyner there or Mariappa at a push if Baker returns. Obviously Nigel Pearson knows far more about football than I do, but I’m really very uncomfortable about this. I have no interest at all in people’s personal lives if someone wants to sleep around, get pissed every night or find religion that’s up to them, but I don’t want to watch someone who has assaulted a woman play for us.
    4 points
  25. Thanks for sharing the link. It’s great to read such a positive story. He comes across as a very respectful and level-headed guy who hasn’t let success so far divorce him from reality and give him a sense of entitlement. I wish him all the best. And also to give a massive thank you to all the foster careers out there who do an amazing job, often in very difficult circumstances. You’re brilliant too!!
    4 points
  26. I think many in here view the GJ era through rose-tinted goggles. Most fans were calling for him to go. After initial success, and a play-off campaign built on belief, we started to rot from within. Rotten squad, lousy football, bizarre signings and zero youth development. Took years to recover.
    4 points
  27. The bloke drawing this has literally spent 2 months on Twitter engaging with people and inviting them to send in things they wanted adding. I'm not on Twitter much but as far as I can tell, lots of City fans have asked for their own flags to be added. Steve Phillips has watched and waited and said nothing in all this time while the artist is taking requests, and as soon as it's published he has a moan. What an incredibly odd bloke. If it was so important to him why didn't he simply ask to be on it?
    4 points
  28. Mods please rename this thread ‘ The Prinny conundrum ‘
    4 points
  29. As the gag goes, the undoubted worst football song is started by the Borussia Mochengladbach fan who says “give us a B...”
    4 points
  30. I don't hate the chap. He's just not very likeable I'm afraid. Positively irritating - David Brent - obnoxiously full of himself. In his last 18 months or so he took the joy out of watching City for me. I find it amazing that others don't feel that... ...but we are all City fans. Nigel Pearson - who has managed only 100 or so games more than LJ but has achieved so much more - is a massive upgrade. Onwards and upwards!
    4 points
  31. Tbh...I look at a lot of pro players now and instinct in a lot of them in what is natural to do is often lost. They are too focussed on what they've been told to do...rather than reacting to situations that naturally arise in a game. Matty Taylor was natural at positioning. How often do we see teams persevere down one side because they've been told that's the weak side, to the detriment of opportunities and space that arise on the other side or elsewhere on the pitch.
    4 points
  32. Alex Scott in the England squad, Harry Leeson in the Welsh squad. Monday 29th March 12pm will be shown on FAW youtube/FA pages for anyone not working
    3 points
  33. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56334184 Please merge if I’ve missed this already. Nice piece on Lloyd, it’s nice when players go on but still feel an affection for where it all started.
    3 points
  34. I’d be different and go for something unique by wearing black boots.
    3 points
  35. My grandfather used to cycle up from Shipham in the 1920/30's.
    3 points
  36. I know...someone will try to defend stupid. Both of em basket cases imo. Why the hell would you want another child with a man that assaulted you? She says because she wants both her kids from the same dad. Even though he assaulted her...makes no sense whatsoever.
    3 points
  37. Could we have done better splashing out £5 million+, most certainly. Worse, well possibly. I’ve defended the guy from accusations on here that he’s a ‘donkey’ ... he’s certainly not that. He’s just middling for me. In a few years time when I reflect on his time with us the stand out capability is ...... his defending, which says a lot. I’d also note him for being a ‘nuisance’ as well for opposition defenders. His physical attributes are let down by lack of real pace and stamina which he doesn’t seem to be able to compensate for with ‘football intelligence’. So, with how football has developed in England, a bit of a dinosaur. His biggest drawback though is lack of consistency between games, and within them as well. Better than some in the squad admittedly, but if we are realistic about challenging for anything we’ve got to quickly rid ourselves of those who can’t put consistent performances together. Perhaps though the stand-out memory of his time with us will actually be someone else, Mark Ashton, for forking out the record transfer fee, then letting him go for nothing. Bad business from someone who self-promotes himself as being financially astute and excelling at striking deals.
    3 points
  38. She sounds like a right basket case too. Wanted a baby from him after the assault. Was willing to sleep with him but if he didn't want to, then would take artificial insemination wtf...some right nutters out there. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4098822/Premier-League-star-Danny-Simpson-s-ex-says-ll-drop-maintenance-demands-against-agrees-baby.html
    3 points
  39. Facts? Left a legacy of a rotten squad and under-developed youth system. Still recovering today.
    3 points
  40. Sorry Graham, OTIB cannot deal with facts. Loads wanted him out, some were saying be careful what you wish for Promotion Play off final 10th 10th Brilliant manager for us. Comparing even to Cotts who I like, Promotion then 22nd in the Champ and the guy is some kind of hero but Johnson's legacy gets absolutely battered on here.
    3 points
  41. Steve Phillips was moaning about not being on this.
    3 points
  42. Right hand side, middle That would make a brilliant poster, I would buy one.
    3 points
  43. Did you ever go to the greyhound racing.....................?
    3 points
  44. If you’re not biased by his playing time here / GJ nepotism then I think it’s because of: the way he came across (ala David Brent) that he got given huge resources that others didnt or possibly loyalty to Cotts. I mixed on him....but my first two bullets cover the negative side of opinion I have on him.
    3 points
  45. Bang on the money ....thank you. Nige will have him gone,, pronto.. Well,,,come in No9 your time is up.
    3 points
  46. Football is a team game is it not? Feel it is very unfair to single out and judge a player based on points a team have achieved collectively. Not to quote our old manager SOD here but sometimes it is about performance over results, well when talking about individuals it is. A player can have either a good or bad game but not have an impact on the overall result. I appreciate you have your opinion on the player and I respect that. Having said that I have the right to disagree with you. Which is what I’m going to do. From what I have seen of him, the boy can play. Just needs some direction and proper instruction. I hope NP is the man to get the best out of him.
    3 points
  47. The best relationships between sportsmen and journalists occurs when there is mutual respect and they meet as equals. Gregor so obviously feels intimidated by NP and obsequious that the resulting interviews are more than a little cringeworthy. He really needs to work harder at his job and come up with more thoughtful questions to level the playing field.
    3 points
  48. Anyone else get the impression Nigel doesn’t like Gregor’s questions? Think Gregor needs to up his game.
    3 points
  49. I’ve enjoyed Famara for the past few years but he’s currently playing like he’s got an important medical that he needs to pass in the summer.
    3 points
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