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spudski last won the day on November 19 2018

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  1. It's going to have an effect...4 keepers in 6 games is mental by any standards.
  2. So Bielsa...considered one of the best Coach's in the world by his Peers wants O'dowda and Freeman....really?
  3. 4 keepers in 6 games...I think this is one of the reasons we've been a bit hesitant of late. Can't do your confidence any good with that in the back of your mind.
  4. More..https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/3-ian-thompson.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=625794
  5. spudski

    Drop Diedhou

    I think there maybe a lot of changes next season.
  6. Here you go mate...
  7. spudski

    Drop Diedhou

    I'd look to be changing it next season...but it's too late for this imo. Better off sticking to what we've done so far, rather than trying to change this far into the season.
  8. ...I came across this whilst drinking my morning coffee. Not something I was ever expecting to find tbh...but put a smile on my face, especially as it was randomly made by an enthusiastic Italian. The is a very healthy and active Subbuteo stadium building community...much of which based on old English football stadiums, mainly made by Italians. Weird...I know :laugh: Apparently the 'main stand' is a nod to our 1964 North stand. Made me smile and might bring back some memories for the older supporters https://fineartamerica.com/featured/bristol-city-ashton-gate-north-stand-1-october-1964-legendary-football-grounds.html?fbclid=IwAR0eZsXzeHj1wjsP38a-1pZJpzQYCoRKw1V7xeK0fHd-d2jTdX9VwXp0pMg
  9. spudski

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    He backs into his defender...he concentrates more on his defender than he does the ball or what our midfielders are doing. In trying to win his 50/50 with his opponent, he makes it physical, instead of using guile and making space and coming off his defender. This in turn, makes it ever more physical over the period of 90 mins. He gets too embroiled in his defender. It almost becomes more important to win his 'battle', than what's going on in the game. If he does happen to win the ball before the defender, either by foot, head or chest, the ball is more often than not lost in the next transition. If the midfield are high up towards the final third, he's like a rabbit in headlights...sits on the 18 yard line, either still or across the box. There is no space to pass too, as the defender and keeper have him in their pocket. Hence why so often our midfield check, then go back or sideways, as they don't want to lose possession. I could go on...but it's futile.
  10. spudski

    Drop Diedhou

    I try to give him the benefit of the doubt every game Dave...I watch him more than any other player, because I want him to prove me wrong. However...I'm trying to tick box's in my head as to what he does well for this level. There are very few. Tbh...imo, he'd make a good CB if you were looking to play him in another position. He's actually better at defending...his heading and positioning and reactions are far stronger when he's back defending set pieces. He's not a natural footballer. A natural footballer has balance and positioning and can read a game...they can do the basics well. If you can't control a football...how the hell are you expected to do it when under pressure? He has moments...which is why I think LJ sticks with him. But it's so few. If Famara was being scouted whilst playing for us, would we have paid what we did for him?
  11. spudski

    Drop Diedhou

    My sentiments exactly...and I don't care for the comments that he plays better when he has a partner. That doesn't wash with me. He's made to look better by that partner. The basics by him are poor. Yes...he puts a shift in, and is likeable...but his touch, awareness, pro activeness, reading of the game, movement, heading, balance, body positioning etc is all off for this level of football. I'd love to see his stats of how many times we lose possession directly after he's touched the ball.
  12. Maybe inject some humour to relieve the pressure...perhaps we could all bring arrows like this lot and point the direction of the goal
  13. spudski

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    I really think he thought Famara would be better than he is...and he's stuck with him hoping he'll improve. I don't understand the tactic of firing in crosses from Elliason etc...to who? We don't have a team that is strong in the air up front. We are better on the floor playing through the lines with short passing and movement penetrating the box. That game seems to have gone out the window. I'm guessing because when it breaks down we are more susceptible to the counter attack. Match days seem to be a Mish mash of ideas that get confusing in the final third, where players are often pretty much static on the shoulder of the defenders. We have lost our way most definitely.
  14. I'd love to know how many fans go to 'Support' City, or watch City play. I go to watch City play...I support them with my attendance and money, but I'm not a shouter, chanter or singer. Tbh...most people I know who go are like me, and most who sit around me are the same. We watch, chat and applaud...sometime 'encourage' or moan. But it's all done in low tones. Now if you go as a 'Supporter' who loves to sing and chant whilst watching, this for me is a different scenario. It's a chicken and egg scenario between vocal supporter and team. We all want the team to turn up from the first minute...do the vocal supporters turn up from the first minute? Or do they just react? From a 'watcher'...it seems to me, the majority of 'singers' are reactionary and most vocal when we are winning. Doesn't it need to be more so when we are losing or under the Kosh? Encouraging the players to react positively? Surely we expect the tem to turn up every week...but do we expect the 'vocalists' to turn up every week? From a watchers point of view it's an interesting scenario.
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