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  1. Standby for a Sky Sports "We understand Chris Hughton is no longer in the running etc etc....." As you say, just because he is interested "with the right backing ". Ambiguous context there.
  2. For me, the championship is the hardest division to get out of, if you're not in receipt of parachute payments. The only way normally (Sheff utd aside), is to massively go for it (Wolves, Bournemouth, Brighton, Fulham) all racked up huge losses for the season to get over the line. You only have to look at the clubs that come up from L1, and struggle to adapt. Normally they form the basis of the clubs that go down; and this season is no different. The same could be said for managers. I like Robbins; he comes across very well, and hasn't complained about the stadium position at al
  3. Whoever takes over, I'm not expecting miracles next season. The team is bloated in some areas, and threadbare in others. With no doubt Elliasson and Fammy on their way. It'll be a season of change, with the financial constraints of covid coming to the fore. Moving forward the focus for me will be the 21-22 season. Does anyone know where they are goibg to suspend FFP for a season to allow for the suspension/virus. Can't see too many teams being able to hit their financial targets in the current climate.
  4. I'm just thankful that his reign fizzled out without any supporters being present. Whilst acknowledging the achievements of LJ for stabilising us as a Championship club. It would have been a shame to have witnessed the crowd turning on him; in the way every manager goes through those death throes.
  5. I get your point kid. But ultimately, they must have been waiting for LJ to do the honourable thing. When that didnt happen, they had to take action. They backed him on similar runs in the past. But that could have been put down to inexperience; and the need to give him time to develop. 4.5 years later, and he was the longest serving manager in the championship. There was no longer any room to hide. I'm actually quite proud of the fact, that the board aren't knee jerk; and have given him plenty of opportunities that other managers wouldnt have got. I think we're a very attr
  6. Big call though Graham by the Lansdowns to let MA go. Will the Sports village planning application going in soon. JL is basically a puppet chairman; and not up to running the club. SL obviously wanted to take a step back, and have someone in to run Bristol Sport for him. Its not just City with MA. Its the rugby, basketball, womens football etc. Maybe a director of football rather than MA; would be a better option. An expensive one though, as there's not too many good ones out there.
  7. I get the feeling previous targets have been aspirational, rather than minimum targets that managers are held accountable for. Obviously Wilson's was, get promotion. When we lost to Brighton he was gone. In LJ's case, if you put in place; something that he is accountable for, both parties can agree when it is not met; to walk away with some integrity left. At the moment, it feels like treading water; waiting for the envitable slide; followed by a number of knee jerk reactions to avoid falling head long into league 1 again. Groundhog day......
  8. I think probably the best way forward for both parties is to set a goal for the end of next season. In LJ's case, its got to be the playoffs at the very least. If that isn't attained, then like Wilson after that final defeat to Brighton; there will have to be a mutual parting of the ways. The feeling from the fans, and the performances on the pitch at the moment is eerily familiar to the last season of GJ. We must be careful to not be on a downward trajectory that we can't stop. Just like 10 years ago.
  9. 10th now, based on form; only on a downward trajectory. Its not unreasonable to assume that we may finish around 12th-15th. Hence the parallels with his father. Things might change after this weekend of course. Sheff Wed is such a key game now; as i cant see us getting anything at Forest. I admire your steadfast support of LJ in a way; and would like to think its genuine; rather than just a devils advocate clickbait. Time will tell.
  10. We were 15th, 7 points off relegation zone. We finished 10th the previous season. All sounds eerily familiar at present.
  11. He's probably played his last game for us then Reg. I think with the way the market will he this summer. Unless his transfer fee comes down considerably; we will move on to cheaper targets.
  12. Stayed one season too long, and left while we were already on the downward slope. Fingers crossed we dont make the same decision again, groundhog day style.
  13. To me this Burnley stuff is symptomatic of the cult of LJ. He's lauded as one the finest coaches outside the Prem, blah blah blah in all the media and on sky. But despite the resources available to him, he's achieved nothing of any note at all. If I was a Thomas Frank, Alex Neill, Biesla, or even Neil Harris. I'd be thinking the myth of LJ. If I had at my disposal, what he's had. City at the very least would have been in the play offs over the last few years. When they play us, they must be expecting some masterclass. But all they get is a confused muddle of a team. In cert
  14. To be fair, we have been awful at home for two years now. Our home form last season was 17th. This season guess what, 17th. Ultimately unless that improves, we are never going to be challenging the top six. Despite an arguably stronger squad,this season has a real feel of the team stagnating, and in some ways going backwards. Hopefully we can arrest the slide; and we don't fall in the trap that we did with GJ of leaving it too late.
  15. Got all the makings of a one season loan to a team on the continent about it. I'm sure we would want to recoup our transfer fee, but the market will be depressed everywhere. For a half against QPR, I really thought we had a wonderful player. Just hasn't worked out due to injury, form and the general nonsense that is our midfield selection policy.
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