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  1. Can't believe how excitable some of you lot are. Just chill and have a relaxing evening away from all the nonsense like what I'm doing.
    90 points
  2. It's been confirmed today that SL approached Pearson, and SL made the call to give him the job. Thank You SL for giving us belief in Bristol City again. An inspired appointment (overwhelmingly popular with the fans), combined with last night's result has completely changed the mood, from grim despair to genuine hope for the future. Instead of thinking of the next game with dread, now looking forward to it in anticipation. If NP can lead us to comfortable safety with good performances thrown in, please make sure we retain him even if he steps on Ashton's toes!
    86 points
  3. He was unlucky on The Chase tonight
    69 points
  4. "In addition to the school measures announced by Mr Johnson, the Prime Minister has confirmed that the restrictions that stopped Bristol City players leaving their own half will be relaxed. From this week, the PM continued, City's midfield and defence will no longer have to maintain a 15 yard social distance from its attack; City defenders will be allowed to tackle opponents who are likely to score; and City attackers will be allowed to visit opponents goal mouth and may bring a ball with them."
    66 points
  5. Really impressed with him tonight. Showed great maturity against a very tricky and strong opponent. Also to comeback with a performance like that after the Watford game shows the character of the lad . Well done
    65 points
  6. As good a Championship midfield performance as you could wish to see. So much energy, fantastic closing down, tracking back, blocking and generally harassing the opposition. Won a couple of headers too! Going forward some intelligent running and movement, crisp passing and a fantastic cross for the first goal. Atoning for his error in the lead up to the second even better in my view. Tonight he showed how good he is and showed the importance of having a fit and firing Bakinson with him. Having a combination of Paterson, Vyner and Adelukan/Palmer with him as has happene
    57 points
  7. Warnock=legend One of the last characters left in football. The beauty of the guy is he has been in football so long, he knows exactley what hes doing
    51 points
  8. Deserves his own thread. Has taken a lot of stick on here with some even labelling him as “our worst ever signing” - which by the way was both completely wrong and laughable. Has always been a quality player and players respond in different ways, early days but looks a different player since NP came in. That finish was incredibly hard and he made it look easy. A happy Nahki Wells is a vital player in this league.
    50 points
  9. What a ******* scoop that was mind. And some say I'd lost my ITK touch
    48 points
  10. 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
  11. ....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
    42 points
  12. There seems to be a consensus on here that Simpson and Downing are equally to blame for the downturn as Holden, but I am not so sure. The Dumb and Dumber tag is hugely unfair, they were brought in with the remit to develop our youngsters to the next level on the back of excellent records with English youth teams and initially that was looking a good move. There were comments on the threads from the Failand training, remarking on the refreshing "heads up, looking to play the ball forward as a first option" instructions from Simpson in particular, and a general positive air. The
    41 points
  13. Am I happy that we've got Nigel in, yes of course. Am I happy that we stopped the rot tonight, yes or course. Am I happy with the players, like **** am I. Dumb and Dumber picked the team against Barnsley and we lost at a whimper like the previous games! Dumb and Dumber picked the team tonight? So Nigel popped in and said hello, then they played like that, really! They play when they want, and the point of this rant is I feel so sorry for Dean, why couldn't they play like that for him?
    36 points
  14. 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.
    34 points
  15. 33 points
  16. Hey guys n gals, Leicester fan here, and all I can say is, you lucky ******* NP is the best manager we have ever had (yes thats right!), he & Steve Walsh, rooted out the deadwood, and brought in top quality players on peanuts. He is too honest a manager at times, but you'll love him! He is famous for some odd comments and actions in his last season at Leicester, however he was under a huge amount of pressure as relegation loomed, before 7 wins from the last 9 games to finish 14th. When he first came to LCFC, we were proper doggo, but he signed players
    31 points
  17. I would want to see some actual evidence Walsh is good enough for Championship football before going in for these silly nicknames. You know, being fit for more than a couple of weeks would be nice & playing well against sides stronger than Rochdale or Rovers. So far he has started 7 league games for us at this level & looked so so. Loads of people were making similar claims about Morrell, he has barely featured for Luton. Until I see some actual proof rather than hyperbole I’m not even convinced I’d offer him another deal.
    30 points
  18. I don’t think he’s arrogant at all. I think he doesn’t suffer fools and he’s not shy is saying so. That’s not arrogance.
    30 points
  19. I agree he has a very calming voice but not necessarily one to send you to sleep - it's amazing how powerful a selective silence can be, and slow considered speaking. Some of the best leaders (and actors) have used it to great effect to exude confidence and have everyone hanging off their every word. I think NP will get that. I find it a lot more easy to switch off when I hear inexperienced coaches waffling their way through answers as if they have to fill every space with their voice. It betrays a lack of confidence substituted for bluster. I imagine (or least hope) NP uses silence and b
    28 points
  20. 28 points
  21. I have been as critical of Nahki as I have been of the whole squad. Certainly he does not exude enthusiasm and joy and commitment on the pitch but that is his character. Before he joined City at QPR he was loved by their fans, scored goals and seemed happy enough there. He was however with a team that, good or bad, was getting the ball and players in the box - and if that happens he will score goals. One of NP's first tasks needs to be to get defence, mid and attack playing as a unit and we will inevitably get at the opposition more. Certainly couldn't be less. I think Nahki will r
    27 points
  22. Don’t know about anybody else but this is the first time I’ve got that match day buzz for almost a year. Partly due to no fans being in attendance but in a larger part just disillusioned with the direction of travel, I had almost lost interest. Now buzzing thanks to big Nige, whatever the result today!
    25 points
  23. 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
  24. A real manager. A real football man. A genuine guy. Someone genuinely pleased to be here. None of us can ask for more. Such a relief not to hear all that management speak, and perhaps one of the few managers we’ve had in recent decades not to speak of finding the squad unfit. I am sure we all wish him luck, but rather suspect luck won’t come into it as he is determined to work slowly but surely for success. I really think we have at last given ourselves a real chance of success. PS He spoke of ‘we’ and ‘us’ throughout interview without it being false. This is it, fo
    24 points
  25. Nagy is an excellent player, despite what some say on here.
    24 points
  26. You do know that using woke like confetti to the detriment of others is more than a little bit sad, and inaccurate. Woke simply means anti-racist or anti-social injustice. If you see that as a stick to beat others I'd suggest having a word with yourself. Many people devote their lives fighting for the rights of others, opposing appalling injustices, then people like you knock them down, intentionally or otherwise. It's how far-right and fascist politics seeds and flourishes.
    23 points
  27. I think most Bristol City fans are able to separate Dean Holden the man, from Dean Holden the manager. The man has a very sad backstory, was passionate about being a success here, and did everything he could to endear himself to fans. I think back to his father crying at his first game in charge here, and you can't help but feel sad for him. It didn't work out and I'm sure he and his family are gutted. I really wanted him to succeed. The manager wasn't ready, was part of the previous failing coaching team, shouldn't have been given the job, and struggled horrendously in the job. No s
    23 points
  28. All you need to know with Warnock is that he has a persona for football, he's very different away from it
    22 points
  29. You are right, it’s not fair that they are crap for ages then suddenly improve as soon as the new man sets foot in the building but its happened at so many clubs over the years and isn’t particular to our current squad. That’s the way it works, they weren’t playing like this for Holden because he wasn’t motivating them sufficiently and they didn’t believe in what he was asking them to do. So I think he must take a portion of the blame for not doing his job well enough. The people that are mostly to blame are the people that appointed him in the first place though as most of us could envis
    22 points
  30. Misdirected anger in my opinion. I dont want to slag off Holden here, he was a good man and he tried. Ultimately anyone that watched Simpsons post match interview on Saturday and his pre match today could see the world of difference, and the mental advantage that it afforded us. I feel bad for Holden because he faced a shitter hand than most managers get dealt, but it was the hand he got and he will learn from it. Now we are seeing the upside of a shit situation and we could all probably do better than to point fingers or lay blame, because we have an experienced qualit
    22 points
  31. Just look at how involved Kalas is in whatever Big Nige is saying. Winners to the front please.
    21 points
  32. Very impressed with the clarity of Pearson's presser there. No unrealistic goals, no bigging himself up or trying to sound cleverer than he is, just plain talking. For the first time in a long time, I'm excited about City again.
    21 points
  33. It was also a question of finally picking the right selection of players and playing them in their best positions. That gives confidence. I still suspect Nige had a hand in that. DH also looked a beaten man in re ent weeks. A bad look from the boss
    21 points
  34. Nagy and Palmer made up a brilliant midfield three for us tonight
    21 points
  35. I've mentioned before on here that I know the journalist that was infamously called an ostrich by Pearson. I have spoken with him and he thinks Pearson is a great appointment for us. He still rates Pearson as one of the best English managers around and reaffirmed that most players absolutely love playing for him. Also confirmed that he is not a manager that will rant and rave, far more likely to put an arm around ones that need it and get the best out of them.
    21 points
  36. “Joseph Stanley Barton, you have pleaded guilty to the charges brought by this court and it is now my duty to pass sentence. You are a habitual criminal who accepts arrest as an occupational hazard and presumably accepts imprisonment in the same casual manner. We therefore feel constrained to commit you to the maximum sentence allowed for these offences. You will go to the Mem and manage some tinpot shit club for two years”
    21 points
  37. On that, albeit limited, footage it did look like a case of 'PS & KD crack on with what you would normally be doing in a session, I will just sit back & observe, pretend I'm not here'. NP still in the 'forming opinions' stage I would imagine.
    20 points
  38. I'll never forget that day in Romania when Nigel Pearson punched me in the face
    20 points
  39. Hopefully this will playwright into our hands.
    20 points
  40. Played really well today. Right sub at the time.
    19 points
  41. Most of the squad tonight now that Pearson is announced...
    19 points
  42. That Huddle. Happens behind closed doors normally, again though, no accident. Pearson wants us to see that, and see the togetherness. And they’re hanging on his every word. Galvanizing? You bet your ass.
    18 points
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