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  1. Great gesture from LJ and something you would expect a manager to do. Hats off to him. I think Sweden is on the wind up....
  2. Being reported that Peterborough have agreed a fee for Szmodics now.... maybe this one isn’t a done deal after all
  3. I totally agree and I wasn’t overly excited by Eisa either. I’m pretty sure that plenty of others were though. You’re right about our recruitment too. I’ve said it before but I still don’t believe a club like us should be spending £1m plus on players like Moore, Bakinson etc. only to loan them out and in many cases never actually play them. I can see why we do it but more need to end up in the first team than currently do imo.
  4. Yes Eisa. At the time there was a lot of talk if Marriott coming and plenty of posters wanted Eisa instead as a cheaper alternative. When he actually signed the vast majority thought it was a good signing.
  5. Agreed. But I remember almost universal excitement about him when we brought him in. I’d love to find that thread, I think pretty much everyone thought he was a great signing when we brought him in. Sometimes these things just don’t work out I guess.
  6. Has Geoff asked LJ about his own contract yet? I’d say that’s the most important signing we’ll make all summer....
  7. I think CO’D is a decent player with bags of potential, but every time he’s looked like really doing something at City he’s gone down injured and ended up back at square one. It also feels like his attitude stinks if what LJ implies is true. If we get anywhere near £6m for him it will be fantastic business.
  8. Progression, great away, toothless home, scandalous refs, hope next season
  9. I’ve been saying for ages now that our build up play is just too slow and ponderous at home. In most games, certainly in the second half of the season, we’ve managed one spell where we’ve played with power and pace and moved the ball quickly and invariably this will have been where we’ve scored. These spells usually last about 5 or 10 minutes. Bolton, Wigan and Reading are all games where this happened and we only won 1 of those 3. Now I know it’s not as simple as this, but if we could just manage 2 or 3 spells a game where we really go at teams rather than just the one we’d be doing so much better. As others have said, we’ve been too cagey at AG this season, especially against the weaker teams. Its been a good season overall and I don’t think there’s any doubt now that LJ is the man to take us forward. I’d be more worried about the prospect of him leaving us than the other way around. If he can just find a way of getting us on the front foot more consistently at home, with a bit more quality around the opposition area, we’ll be in for another exciting year.
  10. Spot on. Failure to beat Wigan, Ipswich and Reading are where we’ve not quite been good enough in the final third, and that’s what has ultimately cost us. But Jesus wept we’ve been unfortunate. The last thing you need against teams like Villa and FLDC is to have a shit ref against you as well, and we’ve definitely suffered from that.
  11. You do start to wonder if there’s some sort of big club conspiracy going on when decisions like that keep happening. Much as it has been amusing to watch, Cardiff have suffered some atrocious decisions all season in the PL as well. Paranoid as it sounds, it really does make you ask some questions.
  12. I’ve watched that numerous times now and I just can’t see how that’s a red. He hasn’t dived in, it’s not two footed and he doesn’t look to be wildly out of control. It’s barely a foul, let alone a red card. So, so frustrating today. To get a ref like that in a game like that..... just our luck.....
  13. I agree with the OP, we just didn’t have enough attack-minded players in the side today. The wing backs were left completely isolated and we just weren’t bright enough until Eliasson came on. I think 352 can work at home, but one of the midfielders has to be a forward thinking player. Palmer for Smith or Pack and we would have looked much more like it today. It was a frustrating afternoon.
  14. Maybe I’m mellowing in my old age but I don’t mind it. I would have preferred to keep the badge we have on the away kit this season but that was never going to happen in this era where everything is about how things look in digital form and on social media. My first reaction was that it could have been a whole lot worse. The Robin on the training kit looks better than the actual badge for me. That actually looks really good.
  15. I can understand the booing last night more than I could on Saturday. I don’t agree with it, but given the context of who we were playing and the nature of the performance I get that some people will have felt the need to vent. What I find almost amusing though is the bile being thrown around again now at Johnson by all the usual suspects, most of whom reluctantly praised him when things were going well. There are plenty on here who simply don’t like him, and pile in at the first opportunity. We need some perspective here in my view. Johnson wasn’t a world beater when we were winning, and he’s not a clueless clown now. On balance, he is a good Championship manager who has this group of players in a position that we all would have taken at the start of the season. What’s infuriating about the teams that he manages is the extremes of form that seem to happen every year. I don’t subscribe to the view that he’ll be doing anything fundamentally different now compared to a few weeks ago when we were winning. He’d be mad to do that The real problem for me is that we have a few players (Brownhill, Pack, Diedhiou) who we have no reliable cover for and they’re all knackered. This could have been better addressed in January, but whatever the wrongs and rights of it the Lansdown way of doing things makes it hard to sign players in that window. It’s frustrating, but it’s where we are. The fact that we didn’t strengthen and provide some cover could well be what derails us this season.
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