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  1. I wouldn't normally go in for this sort of thing, but just wanted to pay tribute to a fellow Red, my Dad, who sadly lost his long battle with COPD last week. He became very unwell in January 2018, and whilst he was in a coma fighting for his life I contacted the club who sent him a get well card and an incredibly moving video message from Mad Frankie Fielding. I showed him the vid very soon after he came out of the coma, and will never forget the moment. He was absolutely delighted. He first took me to AG in December 76, when I was 6 years old, when we played Leeds United. We stood
    172 points
  2. Hello. Brighton fan in here, in peace. I just wanted to say that I think you've made a fantastic appointment in Chris Hughton. He's an excellent manager and a very decent and measured guy. He did an amazing job with us, taking us on near the bottom of the Championship, getting us promoted and then keeping us up twice. The end of his reign here was pretty dismal but he is still thought of as arguably our best ever manager. He is often criticised for being negative or too defensive. He is certainly a pragmatist and at time in the PL he took a safety first approach but that is
    144 points
  3. Just driving past the two storey framed structure of the new training ground building at Failand this morning you realise that SL won't be leaving the next managerial appointment to chance. The new training facility which will also house the u-23s is a multi-million pound development that will be ready in around 9 months. There is absolutely no way he has invested this kind of off-field money to employ a novice, or someone of limited experience, to run. Bristol City is now a sizeable club and a sizeable project that requires a manager with plenty of experience at Championship and Pr
    122 points
  4. I know that many of you on here were members of the Junior Reds back in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s where there were many awaydays and the club room, formerly behind the Williams and latterly under the Dolman. The main man running the Junior Reds, which took up many hours and with many stresses, all for nothing, was my father, John Banks. Even after ceasing involvement in the Junior Reds, he continued to attend every home game in the South stand despite deteriorating health. John died today at the age of 72. Fittingly, the team won for him and he passed shortly after the final whistl
    119 points
  5. Is it only me that doesn’t find this news in the least bit exciting?
    112 points
  6. Am I alone in being the only one who liked and appreciated it? He may have a shoddy record in appointing head coaches, but he comes across as well meaning and that interview has given me some confidence he might just get it right this time. I wasn’t expecting the interview, but I feel better now than I did before it.
    106 points
  7. Mark Ashton speaks to the fans Following the departure of Head Coach Lee Johnson I felt it important to communicate with our supporters and let them understand the direction of travel that the club is taking as we continue to make progress towards our mission goal of bringing Premier League football to Ashton Gate. Let me begin by paying tribute to the hard work Lee has put in on behalf of this football club, I have worked successfully at the top level of the football industry and it is never pleasant when a colleague has to move on but the football club must move forward, an
    104 points
  8. 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
    103 points
  9. 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
    101 points
  10. Incredibly tedious to try point scoring immediately after such a good result so early in the season. Honestly, the best thing you could do is not start antagonistic threads like this and keep quiet. All the satisfaction would then be if we keep doing well and the appointment speaks for itself.
    101 points
  11. My brother Dave passed away this morning in a Poole nursing home after an 18 month battle with the big C. He was a Red home and away in the 60's and 70's 'till he moved to Christchurch (Dorset) he then took up with Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic (so not a glory hunter), but still had City at heart. He will have a grandstand view of his two favorites now .
    100 points
  12. I have rarely ever in the last few years experienced such an outpouring of negativity and posters seemingly desperate for us to fail. We didn't. We won. Get over it you muppets. Still in the chase , still in the pack - winning very ugly yet up the league and still in the FA Cup.
    96 points
  13. On any objective measure, he's one of the best owners in the football league. He consistently funds the club as generously as the rules allow and has invested in the stadium and training facillities to put the club on a sound footing for the long term. Although I appreciate his loyalty to LJ infuriated some, I respect and prefer his measured approach which contrasts to knee-jerk decisions that you commonly see elsewhere. There are SO many examples of poor ownership littering the football league and its recent history and he compares SO favourably, that it's difficult to understand where t
    93 points
  14. 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
  15. Dean needs to go and I wish him every best wishes for his future. But please please can we at least appreciate that whilst he was not the right - can posters on OTIB at least let him go with a bit of dignity and not the personal attacks that seem fair game for so many. He is not personally responsible for all the faults at BCFC, or the injuries, or the strategy which comes from the top. Top bloke- wish him well but time for SL to rethink exactly what he wants from this Club because, Lord knows, he's testing our loyalty.
    90 points
  16. https://www.bristolcitysupporters.org/communicating-with-fans/ "Following today’s announcement from Bristol City FC that Dean Holden has been appointed Head Coach, the Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust wish Dean every success in his new role. We would also like to take this opportunity to impress on the club how vital we believe it is for all communication with fans to be timely, transparent, consistent and empathetic. At the time of Lee Johnson’s dismissal back in the first week of July, Steve Lansdown talked of the need to “bring a breath of fresh air into the
    89 points
  17. 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
    88 points
  18. 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
  19. It’s now apparent that despite the talk of recent years, investment in the stadium and on players fees/wages, Mr Lansdown has given up on the promise of the premier league. Yes he has been great for the club over the years. As above, he has invested greatly. I’ve always had greatly belief in what he was trying to achieve. That’s all now out the window. As being as close as we are to a decent team breaking into the top 6, all that felt like it was missing was that quality manager with the know how to get us there. Today’s soon to be confirmed announcement all but confirms this i
    86 points
  20. Those new to this forum may have looked on with some confusion over recent weeks, and as a long term user myself, I thought it might be useful to clarify the meaning of some of the often repeated phrases on here, particularly in recent weeks. The cheap option: £30m annual wage bill, and a total investment of £123m. Yes man: Someone who can work as part of a team to a mutually agreed plan. Puppet: See ‘yes man’. Football man: Someone who has worked in football for their entire working life in a variety of capacities, both as player and administrator, is hugely respected wit
    86 points
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  22. This is a piece by Gregor Mc I thought it was a good , well written view / piece , by somebody who is pretty close eyes to what goes on , but without the anger that many of us fans feel Thought I’d post it for those that otherwise may miss it ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Bristol City verdict: The football club excelling at everything except football Bristol City's ambition burns bright. But that red glow you see is not the sun on the horizon but the reverse light
    83 points
  23. I genuinely don’t know how Ashton can spin this appointment to be anything other than the pathetic shambles that it is. What on earth can he say? How the hell can he claim he is the right man for the job? What credentials can he point to? What experience or achievements? How can he say he was the “standout candidate” with so many good prospective candidates readily available? How does he explain a 5 week recruitment process that ends up with the bloke that puts out the cones? How can he talk about “ambition” ever again? I’m asking genuinely here - I really can’t see a
    83 points
  24. Hi, I'm Busters son, I can confirm Dad passed away on Sunday evening, thank you so much for all your kind words and support. He loved City x
    79 points
  25. When LJ was sacked, Steve Lansdown told us we wanted a breath of fresh air in the club. We didn’t get one. We got a man who spent the most of his managerial career under a man who played complete dross. Said assistant is now serving up that same dross and it should come as no surprise. As I said on the match day thread, these performances deserve the sack, however, the results don’t. The false position warnings are now being realised. We’re atrocious to watch and the only way we seem to win a game is by nicking it - we’ve dominated a grand total of no games. I don’
    78 points
  26. Our gaffer right? Putting football aside, just saw on Twitter that his Daughter Cici Milly would have been enjoying her 10th birthday today. Thoughts are with him today, his wife and his family
    78 points
  27. I try to reset and be positive, but that was frankly abysmal. We are only going one way. 1 deflected free kick from 35 yards was our only shot on target in 102mins of derby football. That line up is so much better than what we dished up despite deciding we can play without a left-back. The substitutions? Our best midfielder for two games running hooked, and our best midfielder across the course of this season dropped. A centre-forward who refuses to commit himself to this club has somehow become a man that has to play every minute of every game. McCarthy and TC are pro
    77 points
  28. Potentially, or potentially not. Strange how SL’s cheque book was found after he sacked SC wasn’t it. SC gave us fans the best season in decades, he deserved some loyalty from the owner imo.
    76 points
  29. Margaret Dodds died yesterday at the age of 103. She had supported City over many decades, and attended every match , in all weathers, until last year. She was a lovely lady , who greatly enjoyed her football, and will be greatly missed. She was amazingly fit for her age, until becoming unwell a couple of days ago. My most enduring memory of her was going to the pub after we defeated Manchester United. A great night !
    73 points
  30. Gutted at the result but my wife has just had a successful operation today to treat bone cancer on her hip joint so even city cant get me down today.
    72 points
  31. Does anyone else feel like this? I thought I would be annoyed but I actually don't care that we lost 6-0 which is pretty bad... Completely disconnected from the club at the moment!
    72 points
  32. It has become clear that there may be a very difficult set of financial circumstances facing our club and others in our division. Our own @MrPopodopolous has set out these concerns very well in a different thread. Our squad is in need of supplementation and there will be comings and goings as usual, but our ambitions will be tempered by financial constraints. Our strength in the youth department gives cause for optimism and it seems that the board have decided to double down on our original strategy of developing youth - both for sale and to build the first team. The new additions
    72 points
  33. I thought it was a good read, an interesting interview with a decent bloke who did his best for a club he clearly loves, and I didn’t see much BS at all.
    72 points
  34. Hello all, my presence on this forum is somewhat limited these days, due to this 13 week old monkey, however I can’t help but feel guilty that I haven’t coordinated a card for Steve Cotterill in the same way I’ve done for others connected with our club who have been ill or suffered tragic events in their lives. Therefore I’m happy to put one together and get it to him, it just might take me a bit longer than usual. If people think this is a good idea, leave your messages below and I’ll put them all together in a card as I have done before. Hope everyone’s ok in these strang
    71 points
  35. Can't win can he! Honest interview i thought. Confirms he is still the final decision maker.
    70 points
  36. He was unlucky on The Chase tonight
    69 points
  37. Oh dear ...what a bunch .Ashton Gate will be better off without all you losers ..The guy has built great facilities and the basis of a good team and this is what we hear from you lot. Cloud cuckooland ....or just maybe you would want Chinese for Far East betting consortia to take over ....we would probably be out of business in 12 months.
    69 points
  38. Mate, people aren’t desperate for us to fail. I was sat there kicking every ball and desperate for us to hold on. People are negative because the football is negative. People are negative because Holden plays negative. People are negative because if your tactic is to hang in a game, pretty soon your goalie won’t be in the form of his life and the woodwork won’t save you. People aren’t desperate for us to fail. They’re bloody worried as to how we’re set up and can see it’s not sustainable.
    67 points
  39. Thank you Lee for improving us. This is the right time and good luck for your future career.
    67 points
  40. "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
  41. 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
  42. I have no idea, of course, but I can only think you must be under about 30 years of age...? It's very easy to mistake Rovers for the shambolic, embarrassing, joke of a club that we see today and think they are just a little figment of fun, there to keep us amused as an aside to whatever we are doing.... Those that remember them as a rival however, will/should never forget what a vile, rancid, cesspit of scum actually lurks over there. The absolute definition of "little man syndrome" who'd rather drink each others piss than help us if we were burning infront of them. Untt
    64 points
  43. I turned it off at “I went on talksport, I said what I said and I believe we’ve got it.” I think we’re very lucky to have SL, but that’s utter horse shit. This is an extreme gamble and not at all what he described we were looking for. I need to hear no further. He’s defending the indefensible.
    64 points
  44. I've kept quiet over the last 6 weeks - looking on from afar whilst all unfolded and now feel able to comment on the situation. Like lots of posters on here, many have yet to express their opinion and the mass outcry does not necessarily reflect all of the fan base. At first, like many I was appalled with what I was seeing, and the silence was deafening. It was a real concern to what was being done to a club that is a large part of my life, like many other who support it. Since then, my stance has softened and changed. The more I read and speak to people in the game - this could tur
    64 points
  45. Today we've appointed a new manager, it's from the clubs perspective who they feel can best run and do with resources at their disposal. Clearly not what the fans want, but when was football about mob rule? Even Pulis didnt elicit this much hate and he wad utterly loathed on appointment. Why are fans so quick to dive in with hate and the rest? In 32 years supporting city I've never seen such a rabid frenzy before the new guy has managed a team for real Why now? What does that rage solve? Whose standards are you holding the new guy too and why all of the utter
    64 points
  46. Just read his interview from yesterday press conference in the Bristol Post and for a young lad who hasn’t exactly been given too much of a shot here, he seems to bloody love the club. Great to see. He’s been sent out on loan four times in four years, took a pay cut to show willing when signing a new contract, asked to be made captain for the cup game and now saying he sees his long term future here as a captain. I don’t remember him saying a bad word about us, even when LJ threw him under the bus a couple of times, then chose to send him out on loan and sign Benkovic/play Williams
    63 points
  47. It is very difficult for me to say on this fantastic forum about my Dad who love Bristol City very much and been supporting them since early 70s. Sadly, my Dad was passed away yesterday after he lost his battle with very rare cancer. He was 68 just two days before his 69th birthday. He was season ticket holder with me in Landsown Stand Lower A4 seat 25 in Disabled Bay. He sat with me (I am wheelchair user). He missed whole season this season cos he wasn't well enough to go to Ashton Gate to cheer his beloved team. He always get excited to go to the match with me and have a good old pint of cid
    63 points
  48. Yes sir a true American hereI have always wanted to have an English team to follow.Of course where I live and really from what I have seen,people in the States are very much glory hunters and fans of Man U,Man City,Chelsea,etc.I didn't want to go that route so tbh just researched as it were for a long time and the deeper I got into Bristol City the more enthused I got.Love what I read about the fans and watched lots of things via youtube and eventually got Robins TV and haven't looked back since.Proud to be a new member of the family if you will Read little about those years but deffo s
    62 points
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