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  1. We can all agree 2020 has been a year like no other any of us have experienced before, and with that has brought many added pressures to people at a time of year where suicide rates increase. Please, if you feel alone or are struggling, try to talk to someone. Life might not always feel like living and you may feel like you are at rock bottom, but the world is a much better place with you in it. Personally this site really helps me, I have really low and negative days but keeping in touch with the Bristol City family is a massive thing. If anyone ever feels alone, please reach
    92 points
  2. Did we lose? I watched a game where I thought we won against a team that have recently picked up points against the likes of Watford and Brentford. We have probably the worst injury list in the Championship, and still got the points. Why all the negativity? Surely it's about hanging on in there until January, and then hopefully we will strengthen. Also by then some of our injured players should also be available. We have not got the given right to go around beating team's easily in this league. No team has.
    59 points
  3. Having just come off the back of a top 4 finish last season and winning a European trophy. There is no comparison to be made in what the rugby has achieved in the past few years versus the football. Key difference from the football is that SL is a bit more modest and honest with himself; he doesn't know enough about rugby to have so much of a hands-on, day-to-day role, as he still holds at the football. Compare the CEOs/recruitment. Bears have a former player, a playing legend in fact, in Mark Tainton who heads up recruitment and is a key board member. Also has years of inter
    56 points
  4. It did get people talking ...then people googled the organisations website and read what they stand for. Imo..BLM has had a negative effect...not a positive one. Where the great majority of fans are fully behind anti racism, it irked many that a political organisation was being backed and that kneeling at the start of every game actually watered down the sentiment. People then resented it. I'm glad a black player has stood up and refused to kneel and use BLM as a statement. He will get more respect for doing so...and him doing so gives a positive slant, that racism is wro
    48 points
  5. I’ll be going back, but not until I can sit in my own seat, next to my mates, not have to wear a face mask, not have to get into the ground at a set time, decided by the club, that could be 90 minutes before kick off, be able to have a drink in the concourse / local pubs. So pretty much when things return to normal.
    42 points
  6. What tripe you come out with...12 players out ,and 1 point off the playoff position against a hardworking side.Fair result
    41 points
  7. Some of the best players in the world are one dimensional, what it comes down to is playing to their strengths. No football club in a second tier will ever have a full squad of outstanding players, but you can have players who in the right situation are outstanding. Wells can score, and score a lot, but he has to be utilised correctly and that's not happening right now. This club will never be fighting for promotion until we can actually get someone in charge that can get the best out of our players and will be able to identify the players they need rather than having Ashton signing
    38 points
  8. Let’s not pretend that things were good under LJ or that they’d been any different now if he were still here. We can agree however on how much it beggars belief that a man as successful as SL can be so consistently poor at appointing managers.
    37 points
  9. Cook was interviewed but apparently wasn't keen on joining after that interview, which says a lot. I agree, our current predicament shouldn't be blamed on DH. Not his fault, it's the owners.
    37 points
  10. Kick it out does sweet f all if we’re being honest. BLM actually made waves and got people talking. I don’t understand people’s issue with it.
    36 points
  11. I remember saying at the time that history would be kind to GJ's reign at City, and so it has proven, as 12 years on we haven't got close to his 4th place finish in the C'ship. History may well be pretty kind to LJ too. People will always bang on about how much money he spent, but look at the net spend and it shows a different picture. Which other manager at City in recent memory has improved our league position year on year over a 4 year period? And how many will in the future? I warned the LJ out brigade to be careful what they wished for, as there was always a danger SL would app
    34 points
  12. I went for a walk today at Ashton Plantation which happens to have a path that walks right next to the failand training ground. Watched the boys train for a bit and had a couple of observations about our injured players. - Walsh and Sessegnon were together doing laps and then light ball work, and movement - Williams was working on his own doing some passing and movement drills. All seemed to be moving pretty well and seemed in decent spirits. I haven’t really kept up on what has been said by Holden re injuries, so don’t know if any of this is new or useful news, bu
    33 points
  13. Since Keith Burt left in March 2016, the Recruitment Department / Talent ID Team under Mark Ashton has presided over 63 transfers to the club (16 Loans, 12 Frees and 35 Fees). Therefore you won't see Bobby Reid, Aden Flint, etc in this list. Based on info gleaned from multiple sources, those 35 Fees have cost £59.45m. There is also signing-on fees, loan fees, agent fees to be included but there is no reliable source for this. Of the 47 players signed permanently (35 Fees plus 12 Free), 22 have been sold for £36.95m (-£22.5m deficit). If you take into account most of this has been
    33 points
  14. I neither know nor care whether he is signing a new contract but he simply has to start. Far more likely to score than Martin or Semenyo, far more heart than Wells, it should be who partners him, not whether he starts..
    33 points
  15. Some of you may have seen that Scotty, off his own back, has made himself available for zoom calls with local junior football teams during lockdown. My team, Yate Utd, had a call with him and Pato today. 30 very happy 9 year olds, including a couple of Rovers. We even made the radio on Sound of the City tonight. Theres usually a negative side to be found but in this, genuinely none. A great thing to do by Scott, Pato and others (Tinns, COD) who I know are doing calls as well. Superb by all concerned.
    32 points
  16. Mark Ashton is merely a sympton of the problem, which is Steve Lansdown.
    32 points
  17. The summer change of coach was well documented as being a disaster and amateur in extreme. Sl , again, got upset about being questioned and basically told everyone to shut up, he puts in the money, he will do what he wants. He has decided to put the most important role at the club in the hands of a poorly prepared and ill equipped person. No not Holden, Ashton. Holden should never in a million years have been on any potential list of replacement for LJ. A professional operation would have a list of future coaches identified, and would have one lined up long before LJ left. We have a self appoi
    31 points
  18. Thanks for everything Tony, all the best.
    31 points
  19. Will be boring....Dover just park the bus.
    30 points
  20. Sounds like a Round 2 FA Cup draw
    29 points
  21. I think they’ve realised that we are the most boring team in the league and it’s not great viewing
    29 points
  22. Mad that this is the most transparency we've had 3.5 months into the season, a casual rambler.
    28 points
  23. Made a quick vid to remember him by
    28 points
  24. Another truly awful performance. Can't do the basics, passing woeful, give possession away cheaply time after time. Allow the opposition time & Space, lose every 50-50. We might have snatched a win today but not deserved against the bottom side. The injuries are NOT an excuse for clueless play.
    28 points
  25. Everything to do with it I'm confident the club have enough safety precautions and measures in place to make it a safe experience (like EVERY OTHER ground that have so far had supporters back) Boxing Day is my birthday and usually I would want nothing more than to watch City, no matter where in the country that is. You couldn't give me a ticket to watch the rubbish we're being served at the moment, the LJ years were bad enough, and we've gone back to such negative football watching paint dry would be more entertaining. Being away from the ground for so long helps make it
    28 points
  26. Let's be honest we ain't going up and we certainly aren't going down....Time to start the clear out in Jan and get some money for some of these players. Funny how Paterson has suddenly become injured.....im guessing a club might be in for him Jan. Sell Diedhiou Hunt Pato Baker Walsh, if we can, if not release in the summer....good servants but we need to freshen this club up. Keep Mariappa, Rowe, Brunt, Gilmartin Weimann until the summer as zero resale value anyway....thanks for your efforts but we need to upgrade. Moore,Massengo,Adelukan, O'Dowda thank you for your efforts but
    27 points
  27. Administrator's Derby County Football Club?
    26 points
  28. Dear all! I love this community and each single poster on this forum. Together we stay strong. God Jul fellow reds!
    26 points
  29. Unlikely....we didn’t get close enough. Cheap joke, but couldn’t resist. Get well soon Millers players.
    26 points
  30. been busy in lockdown just finished revamping my home bar,do hope you like it even got jacki,s corner with Williams posh seats. some big cheese and even a team sheet from the 70s a very kind old man gave me a interview board with all signutures {could do with some help on this one} anyone one out there with a couple of the dolman b block wooden seats or any eastend stuff would be interested one side is city the other is boxing related and England hope you like and this keeps your spirits up in tough times any questions chaps please ask and keep yourself and your family's safe
    24 points
  31. At last...some common sense. A good read and gives his reasons which I agree with. It's a political organisation not a statement. Football should never be associated with it. Should of stuck with Kick Racism Out. https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/nottingham-forest-striker-lyle-taylor-4872901
    24 points
  32. 24 points
  33. The double season with Cotts. Exciting, fast, attacking football.
    24 points
  34. Why do we deserve more? Firstly, it’s a very over dramatic thing to say when talking about football and secondly, I don’t think “we” do. The support of this football club is so fair weather and demanding we deserve nothing. you could say the same about Most clubs I am sure but I’m fairly tired of how truly petulant our fans show themselves to be. we are one of 72 clubs fighting for the same thing, with the ‘promised land’ being rotated generally between a select few because they got on the gravy train early. Other teams try to win football matches too and you don’t always get wh
    23 points
  35. Wycombe Wanderers (h) – 15:00 Boxing Day – What Can We Expect? Merry Christmas to all of you WCWE readers! Ho, ho, ho!!! When I was a much younger Boxing Day football meant goals – Coventry 1978, a 5-0 win with a Joe Royle hattrick or Plymouth 1984, a 4-3 win with two each from Bobby “Hutch” and Stevie Neville, with Tommy Tynan bagging a hattrick for the Pilgrims and my first rude football song learned. Oh, how City could do with some goals after three scoreless defeats on the spin! Their visitors on Boxing Day are Wycombe Wanderers. Having been promoted last season via a playo
    23 points
  36. ”All this tippy-tappy stuff – everybody keeps on going about the right way to play football – is all a load of b******s sometimes. Getting the ball into the opposition box as quickly as you can with quality is definitely sometimes the best way forward" - Big Sam Allardyce Football seems so dull and sterile these days coaches seem obsessed with patterns of play and statistics it has become like a game of chess minimising risk, taken to the natural conclusion someone will write an AI programme and make coaches obsolete How I miss the era when players would charge about for 90 min, the
    23 points
  37. I raised suspicions last week when it was mentioned that Paterson had seen a specialist, but then had seen another specialist, which finally cut to the problem. I would hazard a guess that Paterson is likely one of those “other players” that were supposedly not very happy. As for Ashton and his clan of incompetence. I’ve been trying to warn you all for 4 years. There are none so blind etc.....
    22 points
  38. He feels comfortable employing people he knows. Johnson employed people he knew. Lansdown employs people he knows. Sounds a bit like they don't like being out of their comfort zone. Somewhat like when Cotterill was employed on someone else's recommendation and bombed out at the earliest convenience, to be replaced by someone that was known and Lansdown was comfortable with. I've often thought that the hierarchy are frightened of being questioned and challenged in their quest for success, as if they're frightened of success.
    21 points
  39. A true City legend
    21 points
  40. Great post. One thing I'd like to add to this, everyone, it's great to tell people you are always there to lend an ear and talk but please, please make sure if you know anyone who is struggling, has struggled in the past or you have any concerns, pick up the phone and give them a call. I see a lot of people who say "I'm there for you, call me if you need" but a lot of people facing dark times won't do that. They will be too worried they'll be judged, won't want to bother you or are so down they can't even face the effort of picking up the phone. Give your friends a call. Give
    21 points
  41. 21 points
  42. Agree. It effectively confirms what people have started to see with their eyes, but has been part of our game for at least 18 months now. The past half dozen games have been particularly bad, but we've been producing these numbers for all of last season and most of this one as well. We allow an awful lot of shots, and rely on the fact that we force them to be of poor quality, and that Bentley is a good shotstopper, to keep the goals down. Blackburn recently is a good example of this working, as is the Forest game from earlier in the season. Further forward we rely on strikers who can
    21 points
  43. Only 2000 in the ground can’t stand with usual mates not able to get a drink have to wear a mask ( not saying that’s a bad thing) getting to the ground THINK ILL GIVE IT A MISS FOR THE TIME BEING
    21 points
  44. Go on then I’ll give an update. Hoped he’d have gone in there ripped it up but hasn’t quite panned out. Hamstring injury hasn’t helped but essentially Luton are an established squad with no injuries that are doing well. Joe has done well when he’s played (the twittersphere seem to like him) but not enough to make him a regular starter. There’s been no falling out Frustrating for me to see the injuries at City and say what if but no point in that really Nice to see you guys still think about him. All the best
    20 points
  45. The OP seemed quite coherent to me.
    20 points
  46. Bristol Bears have a world class director of rugby in charge of them . Bristol City have a very inexperienced head coach who is a yes man to the powers above . Imagine Pat Lam on the phone to Mark Ashton 4/5 times a day.
    20 points
  47. 20 points
  48. So you want to sell 12 and release 4 (I’ll discount Gilmartin) , including releasing Weimann for nothing , and replace them In one window.......well two then Football Manager has a lot to answer for
    20 points
  49. 20 points
  50. Why is it damming, we had no choice, No one would match our valuation He refused to sign a new contract If we didn't accept that offer he could of signed a pre contract in 2 weeks time and leave for nothing
    19 points
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