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Red Exile

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  1. That night in Bradford was one of the very best, if not THE best occasions in my City supporting years - a rare occasion where we needed a result and comprehensively got it - 6-0 and never in doubt. What a seasons that was.
  2. Great role for him. I wish him well.
  3. I'm not sure that he has either to be the pantomime villain or the victim of some conspiracy theory to be negatively assessed. He was the often voice of the club I support - a voice I found intensely patronising. I never believed for a moment that he gave two hoots about Bristol City. He was passing through. Perhaps that's an unfair assessment but I'm pleased he's gone.
  4. I'll ask if I can bring a friend!
  5. I can make 'myself' available if asked!
  6. I fear we completely disagree - which is fine on a football forum! I knew Dean Holden wasn't the man for the job. I was 100% certain. I wasn't alone. I knew Lee Johnson had outstayed his welcome long before he went. I was 100% certain we were never going to get promoted under him. I wasn't alone in that either. I'd have sacked him after that losing streak that followed the cup run. It's frustrating that it takes time for Steve Lansdown to catch up....but there we go!
  7. Fair enough. All I can say is that I've been involved in hundreds of interviews and appointments. I can't recall a single occasion in which we gave a job to someone we knew to be incapable simply because they spoke well on the day. I know it sits badly with some posters on here but the reality is that Lee Johnson, Mark Ashton and Dean Holden were all controversial appointments for a reason. Many doubted their talents. Many were proved right. It must be tough to have been proved wrong! It feels to me that the stables are swept. An era of overselling and overconfidence is gone, an era in wh
  8. Oh come on...no one could have seriously thought Dean Holden the right appointment, regardless of what he said. The fact he'd worked at the club for years should have made that even more obvious to those in the room. He was wet behind the ears as a manager and had none of the qualities needed to move the club forward. At the time some of us had to go along with the idea that maybe he had something we couldn't see, and humour those on here who want to believe everything they are told. But Holden was an appalling appointment, out of his depth, as - in truth - was the man he replaced. Mark A
  9. Indeed - and who on earth says 'now is the right time for myself to move on' - so glad I never again have to listen to his pomposity!
  10. I'd love to know what SL really thinks of this. Stubborn as ever he backed Ashton all the way despite knowing that a substantial section of the fan base saw right through him- and loathed him....and now Ashton's scooted off to a club a division below us. Let's hope SL's got a better plan for replacement than the one that saw hopeless Holden replace darling Lee.
  11. I've reached 52...and condemned my 3 children - who've never lived in or near Bristol - to the same fate!
  12. No. Considering ditching our two STs and moving to POTD....but making time for socially distanced chat with old friends before taking whatever seats we end up with! I rather doubt it'll be a struggle to get a seat, the club seems to be a bit of a shambles at the moment. Renewal today sends the wrong message to the powers that be...whoever the remaining 'powers that be' are at the moment.
  13. About to have to duck out to do some work but my recollection of Keith Burt is shaking him by the hand and thanking him for the single best summer of transfers I can recall! What a side he and Cotts assembled.
  14. Where we differ is in our understanding of the function of this forum. For me it's a forum to discuss all things Bristol City with fellow supporters. The handful I know in person on here are committed, opinionated and highly intelligent but we have no power. Despite years of frustration we usually renew season tickets - although maybe not this year. No heads roll as a consequence of anything debated on here. I've met Steve Lansdown several times, I've heard him speak about the club on many occasions. I've never had the impression that he gives a greater weight to supporter opinions that h
  15. I was going to simply be sarcastic and post 'phew...and I thought the wheels were falling off the wagon'... ...but on reflection that's churlish. I'll simply say that Steve Lansdown has used his wealth to buy total control of a football club I and many others on here supported long before he'd given it a second thought. It's his enterprise, lock stock and barrel. Supporters have no say in any decisions made yet return year after year and buy season tickets in record numbers. It's a bit rich for these powerless supporters to be accused of entitlement when every year Lansdown makes promises
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