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  1. Cross ‘Diedhiou misses a sitter’ off your bingo cards
  2. Probably an optimistic request but I want to find a pub/bar/casino/whatever in Bristol that would be likely to show the hockey tonight; ideally Calgary v Montreal. Would such a thing exist?
  3. Got my ticket! Hoping if I keep the stub the club prioritise those who attended this game IF we get past them and get Liverpool at AG next.
  4. Not to mention wrapping his arms around Nuhiu as if they were playing rugby or a particularly robust game of kiss chase!
  5. Completely true. 50:50s are 90:10s when O’Dowda is involved. Hesitates and jumps out of challenges constantly.
  6. Really at a loss now to what he brings. Starting to remind me of Martyn Woolford to be honest. Poor football intelligence, doesn’t link up well with the others and no end product. Let’s hope that Eliasson doesn’t end up like Bolasie; leaving for first team football and then becoming a Premier League player... He was signed under the pretense that he was a raw player and one for the future. Yet, he seems to just get into the team despite doing very little of note. Run up the wing a bit, turn around, make a short pass which sometimes doesn’t even go right. Is certainly not a natural finisher but even his crossing leaves a lot to be desired most of the time. As to why Johnson keeps trying getting to shoehorn him at left wing back to play this turgid 3-5-2, God knows. Actually I think even she would struggle to comprehend why. Please please please please someone enlighten me as the fact that he got a new contract is beyond me. Ask yourself; when he gets the ball, do you get up off your seat in anticipation or do you resign yourself to what is inevitably going to happen next?
  7. What the hell does Johnson see in O’Dowda. No end product, uncomfortable on the ball and doesn’t link up well with the team. And to think he keeps Eliasson out of the team. There really is no excuse now
  8. Which Prem club does everyone think Bentley will sign for in the summer?
  9. Brownhill needs subbing off, he just isn’t on it today
  10. I don’t hold this opinion at all and find the ‘sleeping giant’ narrative that is spread about us to be cliched and untrue. We are still a relatively small club in this league without a doubt. Our current status is a club punching above their weight and this has been due to our coaching staff and improved infrastructure around the club; I find it a shame that some bash LJ despite all of this. My aspired status for us is to be a club that builds on this and sneaks up, beating bigger, richer and more established clubs along the way.
  11. Oooh, 9th, 14th, 15th and 13th twenty years ago. What an iconic time. Maybe we should get some banners put up around the Gate? Other clubs would be fiercely envious I’m sure. The 70s were a long time ago whether you like it or not and saying ‘well we were good 40 years ago’; that’s embarrassing. Barring that time, we have historically underachieved. I always find it funny when older fans on here gatekeep that time. Well done; you were born in a different era and were fortunate that us being in the first division occurred at that time. What a fantastic personal achievement! You should definitely make us all aware of that on a regular basis... Plus the whole tired ‘hurr durr do you think football started in 1992’ attitude is totally moronic considering you’re saying it to a fellow fan of this club. Not exactly Premier League glory hunting around here is it mate? You’ve formed that condescending attitude of yours solely due to your age and definitely not wisdom. We are on an upward trajectory over the past couple of years and it’s funny how on here that’s becoming a controversial opinion after two- yes only TWO- losses.
  12. I don’t think we have ‘wasted our time’ with Johnson at all. He has given me the best times of my life as a City fan. While Weimann can be inconsistent I do feel that the increasingly negative sentiment towards Johnson is a bit unnecessary and reactive. Ultimately we have improved year on year. Barring a flash in the pan eleven years ago we have been a total embarrassment in this division until he was appointed. I feel this is forgotten somewhat when people turn on LJ after a couple of bad results, and I say this as someone that couldn’t wait to see the back of him during the losing streak.
  13. Completely correct about the formation. It was a total failure and to think we could try and play it without our first choice wingbacks and our two most suitable centre backs was nonsensical from Johnson. West Brom routinely got behind the back 3 and were very effective at quickly countering us as a result. Wright tried to get stuck in but ultimately he was bypassed easily. Baker was mostly ineffective and panicked whenever he was required to try and play from the back. I remember one occasion where he had been sent up the pitch to win a high ball, but WBA caught it and countered. He was basically in another bloody timezone from where he needed to be and all he could do was jog back! Williams had a poor game and could have even been sent off. I think 4-3-3 would be the best way to make use of the talent we have in central midfield and be able to put Eliasson in the team, and we played our only good football (ten minutes at the very most) when switching to a back 4, although I couldn’t quite tell if we were playing 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 in that time. Weimann was isolated and totally ineffective, while Palmer was undisciplined positionally. That decision to become a show pony at the edge of our box was objectively moronic and we were punished for it almost immediately. O’Dowda was a complete liability once again. I honestly do not know what Johnson sees in him. The way we were set up for this game was one of the worst tactical missteps I have ever witnessed us take and it was a complete embarrassment. 3 at the back needs to be binned. Perhaps we could try it again once more suitable players return but quite frankly I think it’s been a failed experiment and it’s time for Johnson to accept that. I completely understand that we were up against a team who are of fantastic quality at this level but we came out passive, confused and were given a good hiding as a result. Even at Wigan we started with 3 at the back and were forced to change. I do not understand how many times this has to happen before this flawed system is finally cast aside. Heard multiple Baggies fans say we had been the poorest side they had seen all season and that they didn’t get how we could be as high as 7th when performing like that. I really hope this defeat is seen as a harsh lesson towards LJ, and that he learns it quickly. 4-3-3; please and thank you.
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