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  1. 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
    36 points
  2. He was unlucky on The Chase tonight
    16 points
  3. 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!
    14 points
  4. All you need to know with Warnock is that he has a persona for football, he's very different away from it
    13 points
  5. Warnock is one of a small list of people in football that I'd love to chat football with over a pint. His antics in the dugout are part of his 'Panto Villain' act - which he loves and nurtures. In his book he says that when he dies, instead of having a 2 minute silence, he wants 2 minutes of non-stop chanting 'Warnock is a ******' !!!! Apparently when you meet him outside a stadium he's a real gentleman.
    11 points
  6. If you offered me 12th and a 3 year deal for Pearson now I’d snap your hand off. Throw in a gas relegation and England winning the euros and my head might explode.
    8 points
  7. I really enjoyed his interview with the club. He's clearly an intellectual man. He has an interest in History (as shown by his ideal 3 dinner guests). Whilst I think we all enjoyed Holden's interview on SOTC with Twentyman back in August, it felt different. That sounded like a decent bloke who was going to give it his all. Pearson's interview sounded like a proven expert in his field who was realistic yet positive. He doesn't speak for the sake of speaking, and refreshingly barely any clichés or corporate speak. The general feeling post Holden on SOTC seemed to be 'he seems like a r
    7 points
  8. I don't know, McEnroe was a leftie...........as all the best people are!
    7 points
  9. I‘m really hoping he can help Taylor Moore. Pearson was a centre back himself and, whilst my memory is a little hazy of him as a player, I think there are some similarities. Moore has pretty much everything you want from a centre back except the ability to regularly concentrate for 90 minutes. Unfortunately that is a massive “except“ and Moore will never have a career at Championship level unless he can fix it. But I cannot think of a better person than Pearson for him to learn from and, if he ever gets that one thing right, he’d be a hell of a player.
    6 points
  10. Meanwhile Angus Fraser has logged a complaint against Somerset for the state of the Pitch in India.
    5 points
  11. 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.
    5 points
  12. Was giving this a bit of thought, and though it was a great win and a great win- it was a particularly great first half. After half time we did a lot of good things without the ball and many positives to take but I wonder what areas he would have wanted to be done better in that 2nd half. I expect he'll be striving for consistency and constant improvement. Here are 3 I think he'll be looking at: Better possession in the second half- keeping more of the ball can enable a bit of resting in possession. Better counterattacking in the 2nd half. The 6 shots on target and 6 sh
    5 points
  13. Really gutted to have heard lifelong friend and fellow City fan Lester Solway has lost his battle with cancer. He passed away listening to The Wurzels earlier today. I first met Lester watching Weston-super-Mare FC and other time got more involved in the club there, he even roped me into repainting their old Woodspring Park ground one summer !! When we realised we had a mutual liking of all things Bristol City we started following City more and more, home and away Those that know about the "Yellow Submarine" he was a regular on the early coach trips that were organised incl
    5 points
  14. Neil Warnock is a genius at this level, love him or hate him
    5 points
  15. Step forward Agent Garner! The work he undertook on his assignment under the guise of ‘more attractive football’ was simply stunning. He took a squad that was in the mix for promotion into a rag bag assemblage of no- hopers in super quick time. Not only that he destroyed team spirit, brought in players that are flipping hopeless and created a squad bereft of strikers and any quality in key areas of the pitch, so laying the foundations of misery for many seasons to come. A worthy winner of the ‘Colin Daniel’ Lifetime Achievement Award.
    5 points
  16. It may seem crazy to you @JonDolman, it did to me at first, but look deeper. "A recent study with more than 12,000 participants found just 8.2% were left footed." (Psychology Today - Always a fun read.) - That's an even lower proportion than left handers. The Law of averages doesn't get decimated by accident. It's planned development. Brian "Mr Nice Guy" Tinnion is clearly building an Uber Lefty Sleeper Army of physically fit warriors, hiding in plain sight at a Football Club. You may laugh but think about it. If my Timeline is correct, he was involved in the training of J
    5 points
  17. Before this week I thought relegation was a real possibility. The interviews post match on Saturday were as if we had given up. Fast forward a few days and a new big manager appointment, I dont think we will be able to make play offs but certainly top half is a realistic target, more important to me that Ashton, lansdown and Pearson get their heads together and put in place a decent plan to move us forward next year, when we could potentially have a very exciting season indeed.
    5 points
  18. 4 points
  19. Surely he’ll be heading to The Ostrich
    4 points
  20. It's full of doggers' cars
    4 points
  21. Even though we were 0-3 up at half time, there was this niggling concern that once Colin had given his team the big one, they would come at us hard second half. Usually you would see a goal conceded in the first 10 mins and then the pressure was on. They get a second and then suddenly it’s backs to the wall. I felt we handled that first 10/15 minutes of the second half well and then to some extent, as the sky commentator mentioned, we were ‘managing’ the game. I would like to have seen us being a bit more positive in an attacking sense (I don’t recall any real attempts second half)
    4 points
  22. I'm conflicted on this one. Been thinking about it a lot in the last few weeks. Ultimately it's a fresh start for all. I get the confidence aspect, the right pegs in the right holes, I fully get that. Respect for manager/leader- whatever- yeah all good points. However it makes me question whether our players and I've thought this for a long while have an elite mentality or at least one that is applied consistently and regularly. I don't mean actual elite. What I mean is, looking to put out their best, their very best every week. Watching the Highlights of the games on Quest tonight I
    4 points
  23. Lots of football to be played But continue to berate those that were likely worried about the disgraceful form and performances.......your posts are.starting to get tedious, And like those who appear when things go wrong you will disappear and when things go well you will be hear calling for those who disagree to be banned again....just give it a rest
    4 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
    4 points
  25. One other thing I'd add to this thread is that, whilst I wasn't in favour of Holden's appointment, it might have worked had it not been for three key points in the season. Firstly, the injury to Weimann, who was integral to the 3-5-2 we were playing early in the season. Secondly, after Holden had managed to find an alternative formation that worked in the form of a 4-3-3, the injury to O'Dowda who was integral to that system. Thirdly, after we had strung some results together in January, the injury to Rowe and subsequent of absence of pretty much all of our left sided players, w
    4 points
  26. We should sign Nathan Baker.
    3 points
  27. I find the walk / pub crawl to the ground from Temple Meads to the ground is especially enjoyable. Start at Colosseum, Coronation, Mason's, Packet etc, etc, many different routes before arriving at the field of dreams natched right up!
    3 points
  28. The Orchard is great.Some proper cider in there.Preferred it before it got a bit tarted up but still very good.
    3 points
  29. The way I see it is Nagy is a player that is at his best as a cog in the system and can make himself a vital part of ensuring that system works. Unfortunately that does mean that, when there is no system, he's just a loose cog rolling around on the pitch...
    3 points
  30. Normal service resumed by the attention seeking tit then.
    3 points
  31. Hmmmmm.... Julia Bradbury.... Now we're talking.....
    3 points
  32. For a fan from a similar sized city, but obviously we are a 1 club city... We non Bristolians cant fathom why Bristol has never had a side that has been in the top division for a long period of time, obviously Rugby is popular also, but Football still is the number 1 sport in the country and your city also. I can only assume that similar to ourselves, your city has underachieved the same as Leicester was pre the current ownership, because of underinvestment and poor ownership, taking money rather than investing sensibly in the club? NP will have a massive task to raise
    3 points
  33. 3 areas to look at: The defence The midfield The attack (Oh, and the medical team)
    3 points
  34. Two years ago Aston Villa were 10th P33 with 44pts and 7pts off 6th. They were promoted. We can only get to 11th with a win on Saturday but we would be P33 with 45pts so a point better off than villa were. This is 100% doable, with injured players coming back and the Covid-weird season I don’t think anyone would completely rule a side out of the race with NP at the helm.
    3 points
  35. They havent been brilliant but don't forget though that when he took over only 8 months ago, they were in grave danger of relegation.
    3 points
  36. So our Nigel fights off wild dogs while their hero w@nks off domestic ones?
    3 points
  37. This is so sad but I totally get modern day sentiments about Bournemouth - when following City home and away everywhere and anywhere was in my top three priorities I had the time of my life and this included many away trips to see us play the Cherries - pre match and post match their loyal fans were brill, very welcoming and totally accepting of the fact that their town was a magnet for the stag weekend, football fans fraternity - and back then they could also bask in the glory of a young Harold Redknapp guiding them to a third division title with over 90 points whilst smashing Man Utd out of
    3 points
  38. I am a counsellor, a mans man that happens to have a passion for well-being particularly amongst men. (Not excluding women) my website is www.brighter-pathways.co.uk If you would like counselling support from a fellow Bristolian and bristol city supporter get in touch.
    3 points
  39. Not long finished work so have just had the chance to listen to the two interviews from NP, have not looked at the previous pages so there is every chance of repetition here. Could listen to him all night, he comes over like a really good book (interesting and thought provoking) and a really good / genuine bloke. Someone who knows himself very well, with a formidable and thoughtful demeanor. He is articulate, didn’t waste any words, didn’t dodge anything, didn’t fall back on cliches and IMO didn’t say anything that would concern any fans; in fact quite the opposite, saying many things tha
    3 points
  40. Not sure if I buy this "he will be poached by a bigger club if he does well" mentality. If things are going well by the end of the season then it is a much bigger risk for him to go somewhere else with a fresh set of players and a different set of ideas. He will look at the time Lee Johnson was given and will see stability and the time to build something if he continues beyond this season. He has said himself he would love the job beyond this season, and he does not strike me as the sort of man who would say something just to please.
    3 points
  41. 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
    3 points
  42. With us it was mostly attacking 4-4-2, with his standout season with us (2013-14) having David Nugent as the main striker and Vardy off him. Took a long time for us to find our feet first season back in Prem and he dabbled with a 4-3-3, and a midfield diamond (that didn't work, and it did take him a while to realise) - once he went back to basics and we went more attacking, that's when we had our great escape. I'll be honest and say I didn't really analyse any team he's been with since - and without Craig Shakespeare as his assistant it might be different now - but he'll 100% get the best out
    3 points
  43. 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
    3 points
  44. Greetings all, Leicester City fan in peace Congratulations on the win last night. As a lifelong supporter of Leicester I have to say, big Nige is still my favourite manager in our history - even over Martin O'Neill, Ranieri, and Brendan Rodgers (although this is close!). He absolutely turned us around in our only season in League One and in his second stint did a great job of getting rid of the overrated overpaid players in our squad, and basically did all the hard work that paved the way for us to win the PL in 2015-16. Not just the work ethic, and tactics (which isn't necessarily his st
    3 points
  45. I have been watching football for 55 years and it's never been any different, it has nothing to do with the modern footballer and every to do with confidence and belief.
    3 points
  46. 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
    3 points
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