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pongo88 last won the day on July 8 2018

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  1. Describing him as lazy is not beyond me as in a lot of matches he contributed two thirds of diddly-squad. He had some great periods with City but there were other periods when he was awful. As with a lot of things it’s easier to remember the good times than the bad times. Having technical ability counts for nothing if a player isn’t prepared to apply it on a regular basis. He had the technical ability to be a regular Premier League player but he’s ended up at Livingston which says it all. SPL = Scottish Pub League
  2. I don’t think this is correct as the definition of a show pony is: “a person who appears to perform well, but has no real ability” JET is a person who has lots of ability but choses not to use his ability. Why he doesn’t apply himself is only known to JET.
  3. Once you get below the top two or three teams in the Scottish Premiership it’s about English league 1 or 2 standard. Livingston have the lowest average salary in the Premiership (approx £700 per week) so JET should be a good player compared to those around him. This could be a disadvantage as he won’t have to do much to impress. Being a lazy sort of player it might just be the odd flash of brilliance interspersed with a lot of not doing much
  4. Someone on Radio Bristol said it was approx 9.8% (I can’t remember the exact figure). What was amazing was the caller said there had been a couple of managers with an even worse record. Dear @22A. I like your post that elevates the forum to a higher level with a quotation from the classics, but I feel that I must point out an error in your summary. There has been no best of times nor season of light with Ben Garner. I’ll give you a quote from Shakespeare: “The instruments of darkness tell us truths” In other words, the truth is Ben Garner is a crap manager
  5. I think you should check with @Rudolf Hucker as to which is the best option. I hope not. Even with their limited resources he would keep them in League 1
  6. Just listened to Garner on Radio Bristol. Apparently it was the referee’s fault. That explains everything
  7. I used to occasionally watch Rovers when I was at school in the 60s. Living closer to Eastville than Ashton Gate it was relatively easy to get there (children used to actually walk long distances to places in those days). A lot of things were different including a lack of live football on TV and hardly any highlights. So if you wanted to watch a match when the team you supported wasn’t playing you had to go to watch another team. There was rivalry between the two sets of supporters then, but not the hatred you get now, so it didn’t seem strange for City supporters to occasionally watch Rovers
  8. Peg - please don’t be swayed by the view that we need more graphs, stats and charts. I’m sure @Davefevsdata is wonderful but I look at the forum on my phone, as lots of others do, and the detail is incomprehensible when on a small screen. As I’ve never tried to read Davefevs graphs for this reason, is it possible that @BigTone could provide a one line condensed version of the data in the same way he does for the match day thread?
  9. Injuries, loss of form, suspension, general exhaustion etc are reasons why any team needs strength in depth. Successful teams need a big squad with more than one player competing for each position
  10. This must be a wind up or two much cider
  11. Stating the obvious may not be what you want to hear, but that doesn’t make if boring. It’s just an opinion that you’re not comfortable with is. One of the problems with the forum is that when someone has one good game he’s the best thing since sliced bread. When someone has one bad game he gets lots of abuse. Moore was very poor against Coventry but I didn’t get carried away with criticism because of one bad performance.
  12. Good, but don’t get over excited. He has been good in some matches and poor in others, which is to be expected with a young player. We need to see if he can’t consistently turn in the good performances. We should take a balanced view after, especially after only 2 league matches
  13. They haven’t blanked his face, he’s the Lone Ranger. The question is, where is Tonto?
  14. At least one person on their forum has a sense of humour: “Plenty of positives to take from today's performance. Positives: Good to see Ehmer get on the scoresheet today from the header. We forced their keeper into a save. Great to see us resort to the long ball tactics which served us so well the first half of last season. We are showing that you don't really need a central midfield to hold out for 80 minutes. We are starting to look comfortable - when the ball is out of play. More players got 90 minutes under their belts. We didn't throw away a lead today. Defence is beginnin
  15. I can vaguely remember he won a prize for being the best football supporter in England and promptly gave the money to Rovers
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