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  1. I can understand why some feel let down and Mark Ashton Lee Johnson and Steve Lansdown do need to shoulder some of the blame. They raised expectations with their comments regarding a "proven no.9" The club can't be held responsible for the young lad not showing up for a medical or for the fact Emery has a mate working at Leeds. When we looked at alternatives it was too late in the day. Austin was always going to pick West Brom over us and Bobby Reid was bound to choose Fulham for several reasons. As others have said and with hindsight we should have moved on from Nketiah earlier, but it looked nailed on he would join us. Maybe we should have scouted a forward/striker when we were scouting Nagy, Pereira and Messengo. I don't think Afobe was such a panic signing as some believe and I think he may surprise a few. I hope we will continue to search for that goalscoring no. 9 and maybe bring him in in January. It's going to be interesting.
  2. Why can Leeds appoint a very good (not world class) head coach/manager? Could be something to do with an average attendance of 33k, 10k more than us over many years. Also Leeds live on the history from the early 70's as illustrated by the flags. They get support from all over the country on the back of their great sides of the past. We have bought a lot of players since LJ took over but we've made more profitable sales than losses. 4 of these sales were to Premier league clubs 3 of which I would put down to Johnson's influence. It fits the clubs model of buy, improve, sell, reinvest. You say Steve Lansdowns patronage is holding us back, I see it differently. I see it as holding us back from a re-run of 1982. If Lansdown did sell up who would replace him? A dubious Italian? A middle eastern sheik? We could get big named manager certainly, but at what price? And what guarantee of success? We don't have a history of success in our 120 odd years to attract a name so we'd need to throw big money at it. Being a City fan is frustrating but I think we are moving in the right direction. Is Lee Johnson the man to get us promoted, I don't know. But who believed Alan Dicks would take us up in his early years at the club? Despite Sundays game I'm still optimistic about the season and about the clubs future.
  3. Could it be something to do with international clearance?
  4. Ignoring the insult, my point is society today is very much anti discrimination (quite rightly so) but in an effort to counter this discrimination things have gone the other way. How can you create an inclusive society when you promote exclusive groups or clubs? Myself I only see the person and break people into 3 group, those I like, those I dislike and those I don't know so can't form an opinion. A persons ethnicity sexulaity gender etc are just the component part of a person they shouldn't define someone. I don't advocate a white healthy heterosexual group, I question the need for exclusive group. I hope that has explained my view.
  5. I whole heartedly agree with you and not just in football. It seems everyone qualifies to join a group except healthy white heterosexual men. That said if the senior Reds enjoy the group where's the harm, just because it's not my thing.
  6. I am assuming the OP was subtle sarcasm as some fans are electrically quick to plant the blame on Fam. In his first season here he struck up a very useful partnership with Bobby Reid. Last season he was used as a lone striker, a role he doesn't seem comfortable in. So to me it's obvious we need a quick, intelligent striker that will bring the best out of Diedhiou. Fam is, I think, a confidence player and although he'll never be a prolific goal scorer his game will improve without the pressure of being our main goal threat. Given the poor value of the English transfer market I hope we are looking to bring in a youngish talent from the continent (another French speaker to help him gel with fam?) if we can't get the young Arsenal lad.
  7. Takes me back to a time when my biggest worry was my 'o' levels and how the City got on in the old first division. Some great music about to. Happy days
  8. So you're Sham69 fans. Is that why Tommy has more questions than answers? Just to echo what others have said it's great to know we have fans abroad and are dedicated enough to come over to support the boys.
  9. Very sorry my mistake. But even Scotty Murray left us for Reading. Gone are the days of John Atyeo and the one club player. It's all about opinions and viewpoints, I'd say he is a legend and for you he could have been, both views have their merits. But I think we can agree he's brought a smile to our faces on many occasions.
  10. I'm sorry but I have to disagree. Flint could have run down his contract and trousered a bigger signing on fee or thrown his toys out of the pram when we turned the bid from Brum down, he didn't. It's interesting you using Louis Carey as an example of a legend, one of our own who just prior to leaving for Coventry slagged off his boyhood club. Don't get me wrong Louis Carey's City career does indeed make him an iconic player and yes even a legend but so is Aden Flint despite his leaving for Boro. Aden Flint is and always will be up there with the best for City and as such will always be respected by me.
  11. Aden Flint will become a legend of this club. Those who saw him will recall things he did genuine pleasure. Those who were to young to have seen him play will listen to those stories and wish they had. The truth is he was a very good player for us over a few years. He excelled at his strengths and tried to improve on the areas he was weaker in. He was an upgraded Jamie McCoomb. Flint was to us much more than a centre half who scored regularly, he was a true leader and motivator who led by example. His personality endeared him to the fanbase, and I'm sure his answer to the Swindon promotion question elevated his cult status even higher. He was the player we needed at the time, but, as he was an upgrade to McCoomb Webster showed himself an upgrade on Flinty. As I said, Aden Flint will become a legend to match his icon/cult hero status, and as such I'll stand a show my appreciation of him whoever he plays for when he returns to Ashton Gate, even that sheepish bunch across the Bristol channel.
  12. I can see your point and if it's sign both but no striker I'd agree whole heartedly. The way I see it though Palmer would be 1st choice with the lad from Colchester as cover/competition at a good fee and still get a striker.
  13. Don't they understand we neither want or need to sell Webster. When you want to sell then the market will dictate the price but when a club is in our situation they, not the market, decide the value. It may change if the player insists on moving but that doesn't paper to be the case. If Webster did go to Villa he could find himself in the same position as Joe Bryan and Bobby Reid, back in the Championship within 12 months. And if there is any Villa fans reading this forum, there are other clubs interested who are established in the Premier League so either pay up or shut up!
  14. Being a fan is quite easily to define someone with a lot of emotion invested in your team. This forum has a lot of genuine fans for whom a defeat on Saturday cast a huge black cloud over their weekend and beyond. I'd class myself a fan when I was a kid. Now, after45+ years I don't get overly upset or go into a sulk like I once would have. Supporter on the other hand isn't as easily defined. As many have said if you paid to watch a home game then you are "supporting" the club financially. But support isn't just about giving the club money. You can support a team by standing up for the team, the coach or the players, defending them in conversation or on a forum such as this. Where we have a number of "fans" on the forum we have more "supporters". Even those who appear negative generally have the clubs best interest at heart. I have always classed myself as an emotional and vocal supporter backing the team through thick and thin and, with the exception to Pulis, backed the manager/head coach. But regardless of the definitions I think I'm safe in saying we all love the club and always will regardless of who is custodian of it.
  15. Of course there are quality CB's out there both home and abroad. What Kalas has over other signings is he is a known quantity. He knows the squad and the system we play and we know the quality he brings. Although it's not essential we sign him he must surely be the main CB target for the club.
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