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  1. Anyone else notice something different about the signing of the Carlisle lad yesterday? The conspicuous absence of our new CEO, who clearly doesn’t see the need to be the centre of attention & hog the limelight. No speech from Richard about “how grateful we should be to the Lansdown family”, just a comment from the manager about the signing & that’s it. Of course the proof is in the pudding but on first impressions I like our new structure (manager in control, CEO getting on with his job without any fuss) so much more. Ipswich made their 18th signing of the window this morning, even in a division with Burton, Cheltenham & Morecambe (who they should hammer) it isn’t going great, is it?
    52 points
  2. 26 points
  3. Great news: https://twitter.com/BristolCity/status/1432726413820534789?s=20
    19 points
  4. This is so cringe Not a picture of the new signing, its a picture of himself!!!!!!!!!
    14 points
  5. Cheltenham fan puts things into perspective
    10 points
  6. Apologies, a tad crude perhaps...
    10 points
  7. Not seen this mentioned anywhere but I think it’s significant, our Euros quarter finalist is staying at City after people thought he may be heading off. We have three really strong looking centre backs now (four if you count Vyner) so I’m very happy with that.
    9 points
  8. Ashton appointed himself head of recruitment despite being totally unqualified. He seems to have assumed the same role at Ipswich. Cook had better watch his back because if things go pear shaped it won't be Ashton taking the blame. I assume once the window is closed Ashton will do one of his "aren't I wonderful" in house interviews.
    9 points
  9. I’m sorry but this is hilarious to me. I’m all for discussing the new CEO’s ways of working but bloody hell, you would be forgiven for assuming his predecessor (let’s call him ‘Voldemort’) had slept with all of our wives, the way people keep banging on about him. We are in a new season, with a new CEO, a somewhat new squad and a relatively new manager. We have had a couple of great wins recently and nobody knows the heights we could reach this year. Surely it’s best for us to forget about Voldemort, enjoy the (extremely likeable) personnel we have at the club at present, and look to the future rather than the past? It’s clear Ipswich have gotten off to a poor start this year, but who cares - we are in the top half of the division above them and have more important fish to fry than discussing their corporate hierarchy. Or, alternatively, I suppose pettiness is a ubiquitous facet of football fandom. So do what you want really
    8 points
  10. Anyone who boos any of the players from that 2014/2015 squad needs to take a long hard look at themselves - those guys won a proper trophy for our club - the first for 60 years. It was an unbelievable feeling to see our guys on the pitch with a proper piece of silverware in their hands ... I will forever be grateful to every member of that squad for bringing it home. I wouldn’t dream of booing any of them, ever ...
    8 points
  11. Looks like they’ve been put through their paces again to check how their fitness is standing up:
    7 points
  12. Thank goodness for the Richard Gould's and Nigel Pearson's of this world. Their ego's and experience are directed at helping others to achieve! And by doing so, they also achieve.
    7 points
  13. One tells everyone how good he is ( or thinks he is). The other shows everyone how good he is, without having to say a word.
    7 points
  14. Don't know if anyone watches Brooklyn 99, The League (or any other show/films this guy is in) but I'm pretty sure they've actually signed Detective Pimento.
    6 points
  15. Let me guess. "With Nigel Pearson now at the helm, and bankrolled by billionaire owner Steve Lansdown, City might finally be putting together a run for the top flight. 4 years ago they looked like going close, but the wheels came off after a famous victory over Man Utd in the league cup. Forced to sell their best assets in summer 2018, they have struggled to rebuild a team. The recently opened training ground, and redeveloped stadium, mean that the club has facilities for for the Premier League. Pearson has brought in Andy King, Matty James and Danny Simpson, all of whom were with him at Leicester. It is yet to be seen if he can similarly replicate his Leicester heroics and wake up this sleeping giant." Or something like that anyway.
    6 points
  16. My concerns started when he in effect self-promoted himself from COO to CEO, sacked the HoR and bizarrely got more involved in recruitment. Big klaxon went off in my head…..not helped by someone telling me about his previous work here as consultant. He’s gone, I’m relieved. We now have people in place who care about our club. Ashton is a wannabe footballer desperate to feel like he’s a pro player, when in fact he wasn’t good enough (that’s no disgrace)….and is trying to suck money out of football in various business ventures. He’s no better than a dodgy agent.
    6 points
  17. Ashton and his cronies are a cancer in football, IMO, and we are well rid. Gould isn't after the limelight and I'm happy with him ticking along in the background, acting on NP's requests, getting deals across the line for realistic fees in positions that are priorities. It really does make the mind boggle at the scattergun, clubs-in-the-bag approach under Ashton. 18 new players at Ipswich in a post-COVID era, FFS? Reckless.
    6 points
  18. Re: swearing, the bleeps have gone. Which is why it’s noticeable. My dad used to say “you don’t need to swear, be more imaginative”. What a bastard.
    6 points
  19. Watching SSN on deadline day and Big Sam is the guest. Talking about Ronaldo and how he was when signed in his first Man Utd spell. Sam: “I felt sorry because we had a young full back, Nicky Hunt. Ronaldo turned him every which way and you couldn’t do anything to help Nicky” Has anyone seen a bigger mismatch involving a city or ex city player?
    5 points
  20. The replies to that tweet are incredible. The Ipswich fans love him; I bet Ashton feels like a god. Its hilarious.
    5 points
  21. **** me sideways, Suffolk won’t be big enough for his ego
    5 points
  22. 5 points
  23. He's going to be forming a strike partnership with this 22 year old.
    5 points
  24. "Welcome back to Ashton, um, sorry Ipswich Town young man. If there's anything you need to know about football, life or the universe, I'm your man. This fella? This is Paul, he'll be your manager for the next few weeks"
    5 points
  25. I would have liked to have seen Johnson without Ashton. I suppose we'll only know judging by whether Sunderland fly past us on the way to the Prem, or whether he gets sacked mid season for being off the pace
    5 points
  26. I became a lurker! I had a sulk on because I absolutely pissed the Fantasy League and the ****** who organised it never paid up! Not that I hold a grudge or anything.
    5 points
  27. I think his role is a bit different from Ashton's. Ashton's seemed to be far more involved with the playing side, whereas Gould seems more typical of a CEO - a bit more like Sextone when he was here. This blurring of responsibilities seems to have caused us massive problems that'll take years to sort out - will probably be the same at Ipswich. I can't imagine Pearson, regardless what he said last season in public, wanting to work with someone in an Ashton type role ideally. The responsibilities and deliverables seem to overlap far too much.
    5 points
  28. No better train ride, than london bridge to millwalls ground. Get micheal palin on that picturesque, journey.
    5 points
  29. At least Sharples knows where the net is.
    5 points
  30. Great thread. 7 pages of opinion on a kid no one had heard of until this morning, but clearly not better than we already have or an understudy to a has been, in some opinion. In my opinion Ihaven’t got a clue, but if PeArson says yes that’s All I need to know.
    5 points
  31. They wont be "running towards adversity" when their hamstrings have gone.
    5 points
  32. Article in the Guardian today. Highlight is these three paragraphs: “Ashton scrolls through his phone and locates a picture of a placard bearing the words “Run towards adversity”, surrounded by signatures. He asked Ipswich’s players, a largely new team after a summer of sweeping change, to “sign it in blood” after a meeting last week. The phrase relates to the challenges faced by the firefighters and rescue workers whose contributions will directly fund the club’s ambition. “They have to run into burning fires, towards bullets, towards danger,” he says. “The only thing the pension fund have asked me is that, if you join this club, every time you go to work you run towards adversity and tackle the challenge head on. The players represent the fans and the community, but they represent those people as well. “After it was presented to them, one of the squad went up to my director of performance, Andy Rolls, and said: ‘I owe you an apology, my running stats were down yesterday and I didn’t put in the effort I should have. It won’t happen again.’” https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/06/we-need-a-beating-heart-ipswich-town-takeover-set-to-be-game-changer?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
    4 points
  33. https://www.bcfc.co.uk/news/under-23s-in-league-action-at-ashton-gate/ Free to watch on Robins TV tomorrow if your interested
    4 points
  34. It’s always the same. he will go on loan in January, play well for 15 games, get a 2 year deal, and it’ll end in tears. hopefully at Ipswich.
    4 points
  35. Love how this describes him as having “endured” spells in the EFL with Fleetwood, Scunthorpe, Shrewsbury. Tell you what mate, if you think that was ‘endurance’, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
    4 points
  36. Probably the only thing better than beating Cardiff is news that Simpson is well.
    4 points
  37. He reminds me of a character in The Simsons called Troy Mclure.
    4 points
  38. Because I’ve not thought of any other way to include it in conversation today so far… might as well post this here. Green Man Ultra completed on Saturday. Bristol is quite large when you circle it all….
    4 points
  39. The record seems to have stuck with you, using this phrase every time Flint is mentioned - even though time and time again he proved your constant criticism of him wrong as he stepped up to overcome each and every challenge presented to him as he advanced his very successful Championship career at AG. Reminds me of another of your stock phrases, when in each Mark Ashton thread you were determined to be his most ardent devotee and could not hold back from gushing adoringly that he was 'Mr. C h a r i s m a.' A less observed description of Ashton from you these days - I wonder why? - maybe time to admit you evaluated Flint's abilities and stay at City in a similarly embarrassing fashion too.
    4 points
  40. 4 points
  41. Not got a clue about his abilities, but we would have needed a RB next summer, and with Moore gone (we will never see him back) Zak might be needed at CB. The logic is there, a player to develop and get up to speed and integrate into the squad for the coming years. We are actually doing what we have been paying lip service to for years. I am very excited about how the club are now approaching things. About time.
    4 points
  42. Apparently he spoke to fellow Carlisle team mate Zak Clough who No doubt told him to never turn Bristol city down
    4 points
  43. Whatever happens at City this season, however bad it might get, we should be eternally grateful that that charlatan and his mates aren't here anymore.
    4 points
  44. How many of you when reading the initials GT, immediately thought of Radio Brizzle's Geoff Twentyman? Just me then.
    3 points
  45. Really heartening to hear the club doing this for vulnerable people in our society. Excellent.
    3 points
  46. 3 points
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