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Johnny Musicworks

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  1. Another suggestion would be to award a point to each team on every league postponement which will at least prevent the backlog of games getting worse.
  2. In hindsight this season should probably never have started. The intensity of it following on shortly after the end of last seasons extension has placed enormous physical and mental pressures on players resulting in so many injuries. Cancelling this season will probably become a real possibility as the postponements increase. In my opinion it would be better to do so now when nothing is won or lost on the field. The alternative is many more postponements and the season running over into the summer followed by another short break and then go again. Cancel now and start afresh in September
  3. Unfortunately we are in South Glos which had low figures before but was lumped into Tier 3 with Bristol and North Somerset because they shared the same City in parts but has now been separated as its infection figures are now higher. I presume that season ticket holders in South Glos will now be excluded from any ballot. To say that my boy is a little miffed would probably not cover it.
  4. The reason the reaction is so over the top is that as with Brexit, Covid measures and almost everything else in society at the moment people have polarised views and seek to justify their opinion with every move. There is no fence sitting just one side or the other. City win and one section has to hammer home that they were right. City lose and it’s crap players, crap management blah blah blah from the other side. People have agendas and being right seems to be all that matters The rush to praise or condemn is like a tidal wave. Reasonable discussion is like an oasis of pleasure on here.
  5. Our first choice midfield (had it not been for injuries) could well have been Weimann, Walsh and Williams. Instead it became Weimann, Pato and Bakinson and now it has to change again. Sorting out midfield is an ongoing problem that is down to injuries, not Holdens formation or tactics. 8 games played, 2 draws, 4 games decided by a one goal margin (2 wins, 2 defeats) and 2 x 2 goal wins just shows how close a league it is. Considering ongoing injuries it’s not a bad return and still above many of our pre-season expectations.
  6. Heard Pep was quoted a few days ago saying muscle injuries are 47% up this season because of the increased intensity of playing so many games now because of rearranged seasons. This season in particular is going to be affected by increased injuries so squad rotation will be key. That and a huge slice of luck in avoiding injuries to key players will be crucial. Our luck seems to have left with the transfer window so this season may depend on how fast some of our young talent can come through.
  7. The worrying thing is I can’t think of one player who had a decent game. We have seen it before in LJ’s reign but if we have any aspirations about top 6 then we cannot see that again. All teams have bad games but no shots on goal at home in inexcusable and that late free kick summed it up. 2 questionable refereeing decisions have cost us of course but the ease with which Warnock tactics totally dominated a team supposedly high on confidence was alarming. Others will have taken note. Tyreeq has been great but nullifying him was all they needed to do to stop our movement and impose thei
  8. Lost it several times and kept telling me that I wasn’t logged in even after logging in again. Missed about 20 minutes of the second half, very poor.
  9. On the contrary surely Joe Williams will be in that position possibly with Tyreeq as cover.
  10. A lot of disappointment on here saying Nic was a missed opportunity and we never got the best out of him but what if we did ? Wingers are a luxury for most teams in the Championship and the good ones tend to have more to their game than the ability to run and cross. He has the pace for the Championship but maybe just not either the application to be a team player or the necessary awareness and concentration required in such a demanding division. He may excel in the slower paced French league and may well have done so in Scotland but for me he is another of the long list of entertainers wh
  11. Not in the current financial climate wIth a player who will be out of contract at the end of the season
  12. Social gatherings of more than 6 to be banned in England has been announced by the Government tonight. Even limited crowds back in grounds looking unlikely in October or anytime soon sadly.
  13. Technically it’s not a defeat as they get a point and counts as a draw. Walsall get 2 points, the extra one for the penalties. What a strange competition it is
  14. Or maybe someone coming in for Jay could be another way of funding a few.
  15. Toney signed this morning for Brentford for £5m (rising to £10m) could now start things moving with Sammie.
  16. Maybe the reason the price was half the rumoured release clause was that they couldn’t afford to wait until he was fit to sell him.
  17. Looks like Mr Invisible might be appearing after all !
  18. There must be a chance that Baker might move on in which case Williams experience could be vital to the likes of Moore and Vyner. It looks like we will play with 3 centre backs which will be the bedrock of our formation and probably a good possibility that we will pick up a young defender on loan from one of the big clubs. Kalas and Williams experience will I think be crucial. I also get the impression that Williams will be a bit of a mentor for the likes of Palmer, Massengo and some of our emerging talent. Dean is going to need all the experience he can get this season.
  19. So possibly classic deflection technique. Under pressure following a series of PR blunders and delayed decisions that have turned the fan base against the board and annoyed at how Gregor seems to be ITK what better than to turn the fans anger against the media, (in this case Gregor) and discredit him and his sources. All becoming a little Trump-like I fear.
  20. What other Championship club with Premier League aspirations would pick an inexperienced Assistant over Hughton. Well Bournemouth despite parachute payments have just done the same. Anyone know if the protesters are getting the bedsheets out down there or is it just us ? Wake up to the new reality in Football !
  21. A massive challenge Dean and you would be mad to turn it down. Congratulations and so hoping to see some of our great young talent finally have a manager that believes in them. Prove those doubters wrong !
  22. Can someone please point me to the time when fans picked our manager. It may be my age but I can’t recall it. Holden would not have been my first choice but Hughton wouldn’t have been either. If the board pick Holden that’s fine by me as we missed our chance this year so next season in my opinion will be about trying to replace a few key players with young players or free signings which I suspect Hughton may struggle with. I would take a top half finish as in reality we are a long way off the better teams in this league and as Steve L has always said he wants the club to be sustainable it woul
  23. After 5 weeks of deliberations if Holden turns out to be a failure then the board are accountable. If however he is successful then how can it be ‘struck lucky’. He clearly wasn’t first choice originally or he would have been appointed earlier. Having deliberated for so long they must have been won over to the idea as I haven’t seen anyone having rejected us as yet. They have clearly been thorough but if it works out they deserve the plaudits as much as they deserve the criticism if it doesn’t.
  24. If Hughton and Holden are waiting for a phone call then possibly they are 2nd and 3rd choice and MA is waiting by his phone for a call from preferred choice who is a surprise or not previously mentioned candidate
  25. Absolutely it’s no good burying our heads in the sand. LJ got us close to the play offs but not over the line so tweaking what we have rather than changing everything by bringing in a Coach with a different philosophy and throwing away 5 years of progress makes sense. Appointing Holden would be a brave decision. Time will tell if it’s a stupid decision or not.
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