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Posts posted by Red DNA

  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. 

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  2. 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’ job at any time. 

    Best of luck to you Joe, enjoy it whilst you can. 

  3. 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 😁

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  4. 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 going through the same reality check?

    Best of luck to Dean and then team, I’ll be there as much as I can to support the club. 

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  5. 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. 

  6. 24 minutes ago, steviestevieneville said:

    I’ve answered this on another thread and there was no need to start this one imo as we’re already discussing it. 
    don’t think you get the point of why most people are against the board. It’s the lies and bullshit baffles brains mentality . Some fans were unhappy with the board during LJ’s tenure , the contempt  they’ve treated us “customers” lately Has just topped it off 

    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 the next level.

    Wk 2 - start discarding the time wasters and chancers BUT also wait until the end of the season to see if any new applicants suddenly become available (Howe etc.).

    Wk 3 - interviews for top 10 serious candidates over phone etc as and when people are available due to play offs or holidays. No new to leak to fans.

    Wk 4 - short list drawn up. Second and more thorough interviews take place with some candidates taking a reality check on budgets and income streams for the coming season. The board discusses their preferences from candidates coming out of the final interviews - more time taken due to availability of everyone to attend or Skype in. No news for fans as it can only be detrimental to the process and a breach of confidence for those who have been interviewed.

    Wk 5 - Decision made!

    Selected candidate (on holiday?) offered job with terms and conditions and agrees subject to getting right assistants on board. Very hasty phone calls made, terms and conditions etc discussed before acceptance and agreement from all parties.

    Announcement made of the Boards choice.


    Fans reluctantly accept the new coach, move on, get right behind the team and are over the moon when we get promotion in May 2021 😁.



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  7. 2 hours ago, TedsHeadIs Red said:

    It’s amazing the number of times older supporters come on here and tell us they have supported City since the early Jurassic period and it’s never been as bad, they’re not renewing their season ticket, they’re in despair blah blah blah.

    It’s your age gentlemen. The grumpy old man syndrome or it’s too difficult to get to the Gate because of your arthritis. Or you can’t stand all those young people making all that noise, why can’t they just watch the game quietly. And most of all, a very poor memory of just how bad it’s been in the past.

    (assumes older lady supporters are much more positive)


    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 👻

  8. 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. 


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  9. 34 minutes ago, Clutton Caveman said:

    Much of the frustration expressed on this forum over the last 6 weeks boils down to SL and Ashton talking about promotion and then taking decisions based on stability in the Championship.

    If stability and top half in the Championship is our realistic goal, it would be better to be honest and say so

    This is a realistic and understandable policy but PLEASE stop insulting our inteligence by talking about promotion.


    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. 

  10. 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. 

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  11. 32 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

    Worth noting just how quiet the market has been at Championship level to date- maybe clubs are waiting on something- I know Covid but even so.

    I suspect everyone is waiting for everyone else to make a start on transfers either in or out to see where the bench mark is going to be them  both. 

    The relegated teams with the parachute payments should be made to cough up first as they’ve probably got the most dosh?

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  12. 41 minutes ago, Atticus said:

    You have no idea what peoples financial situation are and how much we spend and contribute to the club.

    It was a dig at those who want to buy the club yet aren’t prepared to help out on the running costs of this forum by paying a fiver or so each year...🙄

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  13. For the ‘majority’ of fans who have been ranting on here for the last few weeks and obviously think they could run it better, I’m interested to know how much you are prepared to chip in to buy a share?

    I’m even more interested why most of you don’t even bother to contribute to the running of this - normally - excellent forum which allows you to vent your anger?


    The least you all should do to show how passionate you are about ‘your’ club, without giving a few more pennies towards our financially astute major shareholder, is to cough up now to help fund the running of this forum.


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  14. When certain posters on here think the entire fan base is anti MA / SL / JL and any other ‘ suits’ (why not, do you really think they’re going to negotiate multi million deals in flip flops, shorts and string vest ??), before they assume that they need to consider how many views the post has had and how many comments it’s received. 

    There’s probably over 25k fans out there who care enough to call it ‘their’ club - but the reality is most of them don’t agree with most of the ridiculous comments on here some people have posted hence the disparity of views v comments. 

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion but people need to get a reality check on the entire fan base instead of their just mates who want to be part of the alleged majority  



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  15. All the ‘passionate’ fans I.e. those with testosterone still pumping through their veins as opposed to hot chocolate like us oldies, seem to still think SL / MA didn’t want or try to get the big names on board.

    BUT, as people have tried to explain on other threads, after all the ‘promises’ by SL to take us to the next level and with the COVID situation overriding everything else that sadly did not happen or become apparent until maybe 3 weeks in?  Those reasons were probably the unpalatable reality of the financial Armagodden  facing sport in general.  

    From that point on was what’s the next best option for the club. There would have been no point in SL trying to explain the change in strategy at that point as once you’ve been promised nice sweeties nothing else would appease you. 

    So, with the best interest of the club at heart the board took a brave step to try to take us forward, time will tell who will swim and who will sink due to financial implosion. 

    The reason all this vitriol is coming out from the fans (those who don’t get the big picture) is the story of 2020. That story is forget democracy, direct action and anarchy is the way to go now and that’s really is only an option in the short term.....

  16. 17 minutes ago, Finley_Smith10 said:


    just a reminder Chris Hughton wanted the job and now we’re appointing a manager with hardly any experience, embarrassing 

    Have you proof he wanted the job - when he was given the terms and conditions?

    I’ve gone for plenty of interesting jobs, with salary to be negotiated, assuming the rewards would be as I’d like to think it would be for the job only to be offered something below my expectations, so I told them thanks but no thanks. 

    As per other threads, it’s a changed world we’re now living in so unfortunately not just CH will have to get used to the idea of what’s now on offer but so will plenty of us plebs. 

  17. 31 minutes ago, Aberdeen Pete's Dad said:

    The financial situation is being used as a reason why the cheap option of Dean Holden being appointed, but it is a two way thing. If Chris Hughton or any other manager ,is looking for a job, then they will have to accept that they will not be paid as much as they have in the past , and if they want a job ,they will have to accept the new reality. For all we know, Hughton or whoever else, may realise this. The main issue may not be having an acceptable level of control of the team, which would be a sticking point whatever the financial situation.

    It certainly is a two way thing and until other teams need to recruit a new manager / coach only then will the applicants finally realise its now a very different situation to salaries and budgets than pre COVID. 

    We just happen to be one of the first clubs to go through this process and the reality of the situation has not yet sunk in. 

  18. 29 minutes ago, Andy082005 said:

    Not rocket science is it. 5 weeks and this is the best we can come up with 

    I suspect the original intent was of an experienced and proven manager but they failed to mention in the original advert for the job it would be a very limited transfer budget etc due to Covid.

    After 4 weeks of interviews and getting a ‘no thanks’ from each applicant on the list they changed to Plan B which is what we’ve got with this dream team?

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