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downendcity last won the day on January 27

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About downendcity

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    Deepest Fenland -where the locals have 6 fingers and could probably make a decent fist........of managing a championship club.
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  1. We are lucky to have so many who can post informative and well thought out posts. Havana's MDT, Spudksi and Ole are always well worth a read. For someone who can't get to games very often, thanks Ole for honest and constructive reporting on the game. Also good to see your reflection on how you see things have changed for the better this season.
  2. Perhaps he's on Madeira - his fourth bottle!
  3. What if we don't lose 2 in a row?
  4. 5 points from Reading, Wolves and Norwich away - who would not have taken that a month ago?
  5. If you only carry £50 notes what do you expect?
  6. Have we under estimated LJ ?

    The other thing is that many posters are fixated with how much LJ has spent. We can compete to a degree when it comes to transfer fees. Where we are stuffed is players wages, as clubs with parachute payments and other, much bigger clubs than us in the championship, can afford wages beyond our budget. Hopefully with off field income improving and better attendances, our financial position will improve over time, but at the moment we are probably having to pay decent transfer fees to get players whose wages we can afford.
  7. Have we under estimated LJ ?

    Villa have spent £70m, have players with premier league experience, as does their manager, but they've not been able to challenge in the upper reaches of the championship.
  8. Worse if he follows on here- FFS would not be good name for little un. Edit: As would Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss Fammy!!!!!
  9. Before the away games at Reading, Wolves and Norwich I suspect most fans were pretty pessimistic and would have been delighted if we came away with 2/3 points from all 3 games. The fact that we gained 4 points from the first 2 means that even if we lose today we have already done far better than most expected. Perhaps it is a sign of the teams growing confidence and level of performance and fans optimism and expectation that most will now be disappointed if we draw, let alone lose, today
  10. Your right Pongo - he did. Let's be havin' you Havana!!!!
  11. Have we under estimated LJ ?

    So, imagine Spurs sell Kane for £100m and bring in a replacement for £20m, but who is unproven at the top level. Spurs go on to improve and challenge for the title and get the Champions League final. They lose possibly the best striker in the country, yet Pochettino improves the team and performances , with a net transfer surplus of £80m and you would not cut him any slack because Kane was not his player? I give you that Bolasie was a windfall, and nothing to do with LJ, but at the end of the previous season Kodjia had been key to our performances and survival and I am sure LJ would have seen JK as a crucial component in the following season's team. With the completely unproven TA as our only real option how many fans felt less than optimistic about our chances when JK left early last season? What LJ and MA have done is replaced a £15m striker and one of the most prolific strikers in the country last season, with a strike force that cost nothing ( Bobby ) £300,000 (Taylor - although real value is of course £10m!) and our record signing at £5m+. Obviously LJ has brought in other players costing money throughout the team , which was desperately needed as we had too small a squad with limited options. To be performing at the level we now are and scoring regularly as we are surely gives LJ a bit of slack?
  12. Simple solution. Read some of Thatch35's posts and you will her bathed in a glow of healthy pessimism, which should counteract the effects of optimism.
  13. I don't know about Norwich's claim to being a city of culture and literary excellence, but to the list of Bristol's notable contributors to the arts - , Banksy, Massive Attack, Adge Cutler, JK Rowling ( Yate counts?), Cary Grant, John Cleese ( for W-S-M see Yate) and Damian Hirst perhaps we should be adding Havana's name?
  14. LJ's style of play...

    If the opposition management are reading this thread then it is good to see the way we use the hoof long ball so effectively, getting the ball forward quickly by cutting out the midfield completely, as using short passing increases the risk of losing possession in dangerous positions.