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  1. Clearly this is aimed at those who travel away because our home form under 'Super Lee' has been average. What games do we need to win in the next few weeks to exceed the unbelievable /incredible performances of last season. We all have different recollections, largely based on our match day experiences but some say 18/19 under Lee's astute coaching was the best in our 125yr history. My thoughts are:winning at Sheff U, Swansea and Stoke was incredible Winning twice in West London (40 odd yrs since a league win at QPR?) was magic for the M4 fans also visiting Griffin Park A double blow against Chris Wilder gave notice to all other coaches in the Championship. All those miles travelled with so few defeats. It may never happen again at this level so we all celebrate that about last season. What do we need to do now to beat that? Win enough to get us to 6th place, win the play off away and win at Wembley is the obvious answer but what would you settle for? After 40yrs of not winning at Forest, Sky may now show us winning there three times in succession. A win at the Den can surely only happen if we play big guys (remember they out-muscled us at A.G), any win in Yorkshire is enjoyable. Your thoughts?
  2. You guys are right in many ways and cost us a big factor though nothing compared to the 'easy option' of watching on a screen somewhere. When I were a lad (blah blah..) the latter option wasn't available:you took time off work, save a few quid and went to watch the Reds. My point is more about we are doing so well and being so successful these seasons, that in some ways I'd rather there wasn't the easy option and we'd have greater numbers actually supporting the team. To the point about me being obsessed with numbers:again you are right, u am. Football is all about numbers; goals, points transfer fees, crowds, away support etc. CoYRs
  3. Top 10 ever away games for most who could get there We used to take loads to the midlands big games whereas these days we didnt even sell out half that end. Twas always thus we'd travel in numbers for midland and London big league games but only take numbers up north for Cup games. If (big IF) we win on Saturday, watch our numbers for Yorkshire on Tuesday "Those were the days my friend... we took the Stretford end, we took the Shed, the North Bank Highbury" - or so the song went!
  4. What planet does Robbored live on.. & those all wanting to see City play at the best grounds in England? How the hell do you expect to get tickets as we would probably have 18k ST holders at AG and the average allocation is 2-3k. Prem league would mean those who are loving this spell of away games under LJ (at least two of the best seasons ever) would have to watch on the TV! How is this good? Even undesirable places like Luton caused a problem this season so imagine all those newbie fans clamouring for tickets to Tottenham and Liverpool - really horrible.
  5. And some comedians wonder if Lj is good enough for 'Our club' We have possibly (Probably) the best away team since the mid 70s anyone read the West Brom away post on here and the manager will look to the away fans on Tuesday and say 'where' s their taxi? '
  6. Agree, the pricing tag is a total guess:the market is weird and all Prem clubs think £12m for a totally unproven LB (Kelly may be our 3rd choice now) and £8m for our ex captain who may never make their first team are ALL bargains. Then Kodjia was £12m and Tammy reportedly worth £65m so as for our current star, Diedhou, I honestly don't know, hence the thread. Anyway, important he keeps his form and scoring record. Apart from anything else it keeps a dozen or so whingers off the forum.
  7. Agree Slaeti, this lot yo yo between our tier and the third. Their crowds are generally poor unless they get a London cup game away when they are as many of us used to know them to be - worth taking note of.
  8. Yes go to the Mem and ask all theur fans and all 4000 will say they wouldn't buy. In those 125yrs how many have seen us in a better position than now. 6 or 7 may be? So it's a year to celebrate whether or not you like anniversaries and even if we haven't all got the dosh to buy the shirt, our local rag shouldn't be so critical of this initiative.
  9. I never saw Atyeo live but have seen all our best forwards in the top two tiers since then, Galley, Garland, Goater, Super Bob, Cole not Gas, et al. This post is not to suggest Diedhiou is the best but to provoke positive comments on how far the guy has come since our coaches got hold of him, in all aspects of his play: 1) build up play; 2yrs ago he wouldn't know the meaning. Now most of our goals have him heavily involved (all v Derby) 2) first touch, for those watching Tammy at Burton when everything came off the Chelski's knee or shin, it was like a premonition to our Diedhiou. Now it sticks to his boots 3) heading; last season it always went to an opponent and now he scores, finds neat plays to a red shirt and, Wow, QPR? 4) shooting; had a decent right foot eg at Hawthorns last season but now looks up when ready to let loose, without being greedy 5) Finding the net; stats speak for themselves despite us often only playing one up top this season 6) workrate; compared to that tireless colleague Bobby R, Diedhiou looked lazy when he arrived but now his effort s are immense, long runs after 89mins most games 7) allrounder; have we ever had a forward who also did as much good work in our own defense? running the channels; to start we thought he'd taken offside lessons from Kodjia but now his vision, channel-running and timing are better than Tammy's. 9) fans favourite; he got his name sung just because S.82 had an unusually good song for him (Senegal and Knaaawle). Now everyone in the ground, and not just the fans who travel away, see his impact, commitment and skills. 10) objective views;all of us like some players more than others as is the norm at all clubs. I like Rowe and NE this season but have been won over on Diedhiou so although Lj will get all the credit, and the Club the transfer money when he leaves, I would like to credit the guy with massive improvement and significantly under-rated skills. Even Rob (Ole) who has been harsh on him all season gave him the ultimate 10 after QPR so I'm glad it's not a minority that love the bloke. More please Diedhiou, starting against these top two sides
  10. Do the 'blue' writers in our local rag spend too much time on this foeum Even something historic and positive like our 125th anniversary gets twisted into negative headlines "the majority of City fans are unhappy"! How the hell do they know or even make that absurd assumption. Isn't it about time we forced the E.P to have journalists who encouraged support of the areas top team? Not rocket science that 'support' needs positivity and this biased, unrepresentative negativity should be restricted to the blue few and the moaners on otib
  11. I forgot about the Bees nightmare, apologies. All season otib activity has stated how superior Leeds appear to us. Interesting that despite the mega support they have at home and sell outs every away game (compared to our two coach loads) that they have been no better since that opening game. Is it perceptions or just the Bristolian inferiority complex?
  12. Good job you are not our manager - you're giving so many reasons to be slaughtered by this unbalanced forum if we don't win well at Elland Road: Tinkerer. Changing the CBs again amidst the best form in the division Pato scored more in a few weeks than CoD in 2yrs Anyway, of course your opinion is interesting, just pleased you don't make the calls!!
  13. Talking of officials, Leeds fans not at all happy with Saturdays choice - Robinson has done them no favours and Ethwrington is a Sunderland fan who hates Leeds (apparently) so the officials are yet again stacked up on our side!
  14. Red Saddo says it all. Lee "nearly lost us 3points. Clearly the level of football knowledge on here has emreached an all tune low The fact is we won 3points. Its like Corbyn saying he was nearly P.M. No, he wasn't and Red Saddo should get a red life
  15. Well said that Foggster. Gave Derby little chance
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