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  • Birthday 07/06/1967

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    Clubs - City (Season ticket holder for many years) and Newcastle (Geordie roots / family)

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  1. I'm sure this will get some interesting responses but for me it is fairly straight forward: 1) We only average a shade over a goal a game 2) We have fairly high possession stats but it's mostly in our own half with the ball going sideways or backwards, we are based around not conceding or trying to nick one-nil wins 3) We absolutely lack leaders, the players that wind the crowd up through tough tackles or where they demonstrate a real desire for the badge - anybody remember psycho and perhaps we are missing the likes of Flinty more than expected? 4) We don't have any players who appear capable of flying down the wing and who go past opposition players with ease, Jacki, Scotty types (Elliason for me is the closest at the moment to be fair but isn't quite there yet) 5) Finally, we hardly ever have shots on goal due to only ever playing one striker or as a result of having little quality in the final third - one shot on target this week against the side bottom of the league and we were at home?? This doesn't feel like rocket science, even when on the good run I very rarely left feeling at all entertained - surely the best form of defence is attack..? And before you jump on me, I've followed City for decades so have been there through many lows, and yes, I have been a ST holder for most of that, and yes, I have already renewed
  2. How rumours spread hey - it's John Davies, he owns the plumbing company who look after the grounds.
  3. I see he has left the Gas then, shame, looking at the league table it appears he was doing a good job! More seriously, think he's done well over the years on very limited resources, always comes across well.
  4. Last week we had a really strong defence unti and Bob drooped Hunt..
  5. Not a contradiction at all, many recently signed players can't make the first team, the more experienced, longer serving players are better than the they are showing due to poor strategy, tactics, a different side every week etc.,
  6. The way I see it is fairly simple. Like many others, I've supported City and been mostly a ST holder for over 30 years, but.. I have never seen the club so divided; I don't look forward to going to the Gate at all, the football is negative and I'm bored; I believe we could get far more from these players with a better Manager or Coach; Our recruitment of players have been terrible for some time and we have most certainly gone backwards; We got out of jail at Ipswich, terrible side who are going down. Finally, I believe there are fortunately worse sides in this division and believe we will not go down, we will miss SL's need to improve once again though!!
  7. I don't doubt you too care greatly about Bristol City and want the best for us, I am also sure you hate losing as much as we do - not sure if anybody would disagree with that statement? That said I am sorry to say that for me you have taken our club as far as you can - recruitment, coaching, strategy, no plan B yet alone plan A, tactically naive at this level, lost dressing room, inability to attract key talent, etc., etc. My fear is that SL will continue to back you and will throw more money after bad money as he seeks to prove he was right in keeping you. Sadly, I am sure I speak for many City fans in that we don't see City as a play thing and if it is the case SL wants to see City in the Premier league within his lifetime, I am afraid it's time to make what I am sure is a difficult decision but one we will all respect you for - great loyalty but the time has most definitely come. We aren't in 'trouble' yet but with the January window coming, there's plenty of time to rescue the season, our ambition and a team and club that is absolutely on the slippery slide.
  8. I've no problem with this Leeds are a strong, well organised team and we played well. We'll also watch it back afterwards and in training work on the areas where we fell short. You've got to remember it's a really strong league this. Things will be positive because we learn from our failings and always believe. We'll keep doing the same things and performances will get better...
  9. The management team and players have gone away and watched the last game back and have worked on the areas they did wrong - don't think we've heard this before hence we can look forward to a much improved performance in the next game
  10. Any news on when we might get a decent first team coach and team?
  11. PFree

    LJ In!!

    I have no problem losing when I feel the players have put a shift in and we have at least tried to attack, at home we have a coach afraid of losing and therefore who tries to just nullify the opposition rather than going out all guns blazing - like many fans, I am absolutely bored of negative, boring football and a coach with no plan A yet alone B...
  12. It's a strange comment but I take a great deal away from the fact I am not alone, the thread wasn't created to develop negativity, more a sense of realism - I'll keep going and hope that buzz gets better but I'm not expecting too much...
  13. And I think this might be why the fans appear somewhat split - do you feel there's any form of 'buzz' about the club as things stand? It's important because when you do feel strong progress is being made and that you are somewhat excited by going to watch the City, most positive things revolve around it. For me, I've been a fan for over 30 years and a ST holder for most of that, but at the moment, I don't feel anything. Okay, we have a great Chairman to whom I am thankful, the stadium and the training facilities bode well for our future. On the playing side, I don't feel we are progressing, the football isn't at all attractive and whilst we have some decent players, we certainly don't have a team - the fact we play a different starting eleven every week says a great deal. The "we'll go away and study the game and learn from it" comments are starting to drive me mad - we might be close to the play off positions but for me that's a false position as we have scraped through games without dominating, I expect us to finish below our final position last season. Again, only my opinion but I can't help feel we can get more from these players whilst also playing more attractive, attacking football. I also can't help feel that better players will not join us in January, for me, why would they.
  14. I've hardly missed a home game in close on 30 games and been a ST holder for most of those - I'm allowed an opinion too I believe even if it differs from yours..
  15. There's plenty of light when talking to him as he's so short More seriously, all I want from a City team is a passionate, fully committed display every week and ideally where the team attacks with tempo - I have no problem losing or not going up providing they all put a committed shift in. All I see at the moment is sideways and backward passes, very slow tempo and a lot of boring, slow, possession football. I have no problem with LJ but at times the current football is far too negative - he admitted himself last night that he didn't want to "go for it" in fear of losing? We are at home against a side second from the bottom - surely attack is the best form of defence? One man up front, at home, playing a relegation favourite - little structure, strange subs, need I go on? When you think back to Jacki and Scott Murray in his prime, I couldn't wait to get to the Gate as it was great seeing them going past players with great skill, I just want players who attack and at least have a go..!
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