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Red DNA

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  1. Moore wasn’t even aware the ball was coming until it was too late! Their attacker was watching Bentley who should never have put Moore under that pressure on the edge of the box. Once Moore had the ball he should have cleared it anywhere he could but was probably so full of surprise and thinking ‘why has Bents passed it to me with an opponent on my shoulder’, as he was processing those thoughts the striker robbed him - game over. Bentley 75% to blame for doing something he could see was going to cause a problem. learn and move on.
  2. Season long loan to Swansea, hopefully their ‘identity /style’ will suit his game and he gets plenty of time to show the undoubted talents he has.
  3. We’re top of the table - people are stunned and at a loss as how to react. We’ve all probably fallen through a black hole into a this parallel universe, don’t worry it’ll be back to normal by Christmas.
  4. We’re not playing tomorrow
  5. For all the big pay packets and odd glory days footballers get its easily forgotten how much sacrifice has to be made in the very early years until getting to a reasonable standard - if you get there at all. I used to work with someone who’s lad played in the City under 9’s the amount of travelling and cost he had to provide to support his lad’s potential (with less time for other siblings) was unbelievable so fair play to the lucky ones who do make it eventually. Even if it is well paid, it’s a short career with the constant threat of injury which could force you into an ‘ordinary
  6. It would be funny to thrash them but you know what a bunch of cloggers they are, we can’t afford to lose players early on. It’ll also be difficult to get them out of our stadium once they realise what they’re missing .
  7. I don’t think it was outright lies, as discussed on many other threads the aspiration of the board was to appoint a big name to take us forward but sometime during the process a reality check kicked in (hence today’s request by JL to not request refunds) and the budgets the club was able to offer the candidates was nowhere near what they would all have normally expected and be given. At the end of the process they had no one willing to take the club ‘forward’ with the new post COVID budget except for Dean who obviously jumped at the chance. I suspect many other clubs are also g
  8. Bizarre. I know time goes by quickly these days but have I missed Xmas and it’s April Fools Day already? A meal up in the executive boxes might be an experience for people who never get to go to that area, but a picnic table on a football pitch is not one I’ll be booking on Valentines Day.
  9. About 2 weeks ago- and I got the job! It’s a top secret site near Reading, they told me I’m going to be the Chief of Underground Nuclear Testing - at least that what I think it stood for . Can’t help being old school at my age
  10. I don’t think it was lies or contempt, it was about the original aspirations of the board, the timing of the appointment and the ever dire financial constraints the World finds itself in post COVID Unless you already have a replacement ready to go (i.e. without waiting to see who else might be available / interested) you have to go through a thorough process to get the best person for the job, as follows:- Wk 1 - sack current coach, advertise in appropriate places, wait for applications to flood in from across the World. Tell the fans we have amazing applicants to take us to
  11. You’ve seemed to have conveniently forgotten you might actually get old one day yourself . When / if you get to three score years and ten and suffered as much as we have whilst watching City all these years I hope you have the decency to come on here (or the VR version of it) and apologise to us all before we come back and haunt you .
  12. For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health - applies to being a football supporter as well! If you still like football I suggest you latch onto a ‘successful’ Premiership team ASAP - to which you have no real association with - other than want to look like someone who wants to be considered fashionable, successful and smart like the team you’ll follow. Once you’ve done that we’ll all be entitled to call you a plastic fan like thousands of others that also go down the same route. Byeeeeee.
  13. They had to talk about promotion and success to tempt good people to apply for the job. Reality kicked in - refer to biggest recession and rise in unemployment in the media, and they quickly realised (or always knew) we would simply not have the funds to do what they would like to do so they had to rein in back in. Disappointment and frustration for everyone but hopefully the club will survive without needing yet another injection of cash from SL or us breaking our piggy banks open.
  14. Our billionaire runs many successful businesses and provides the profit from them to those he employs at the club to get the results he - and all of us, dream of. He doesn’t need to have a football brain, only a business brain to provide the funds.
  15. Identity......................... please fill in the detail as required as I’m not sure I’ll provide the correct one despite watching City since the 60’s.
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