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  1. Yeah, that Prince William is sooooooooo working class, isn't he?
  2. Agree 100%. He's been indulged. The man holding the purse strings need to be stronger - I'm sure he can see the manager's best run of form was when injuries meant the side almost picked itself, whereas with too many players, too many options, it seems our form is poor. In the last week Nuno Santo Wolverhampton - and another high profile, probably Prem, manager whose name escapes me - were bothh talking about the importance of running with a small squad - 18 players I think it was. To get the best out of our manager - who I don't believe is going anywhere, any time soon - I think the owner should say he'll fund 24 senior first teamers (other numbers are available) and only in exceptional circumstances can the manager have more.
  3. I agree with you, yes he has. But it's not the point we were arguing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Yes it is a causality but it doesn't change the point - he's been backed more than any other manager in City's history when you look at the WHOLE picture, not just transfer fees in and out.
  5. Yes the club have received more in transfer fees. Agreed. But it does NOT disprove the first point - that Johnson has been backed more than any other City manager ever!!!!!!! Why? Because - as too many people have had to explain - when you factor in wages etc etc etc, the whole financial picture indicates he HAS been backed more. But in the face of these numerous explanations he responds with yet more bollux. As per.
  6. There's a difference between a genuine mistake and spreading fake news, wilfully, Will. As you well know. So a cheap shot. And I'd say you and "Riaz" make strange bedfellows but, hey, knock yourself out.
  7. Thanks, that's the fella I was thinking of!
  8. Well yes, that's typical - several posters demolish your point with basic facts but, despite it all, you can't face it so try and brazen it out with yet more fake news and untruths. Which is a classic example of why the internet should never have been invented in the first place and in my view is - on balance - a force for no good. Have a nice day.
  9. Only by football fans if he delivers Premier League football, I would suggest. Also interesting in the interview that he can conceive of City getting to the Premier League but then being relegated. He only alludes to this but it's there - the possible scenario of City as a yo-yo club. I'm sure we could live with that. For a while.
  10. Yes, I would give him credit for all the above as well. And continually being required by the business model to sell our better players summer after summer is something I will cut him some slack for - it makes a difficult job even harder. And I dare say that if Warnock - just as an example - had been required to do the same during his career, he wouldn't have a record number of promotions from the Championship to his name, either. Warnock is short-termist with just one goal in mind. Johnson is being asked to do a darn sight more. But, unsurprisingly, you're now arguing a different point - based on a different interpretation of the word "credit" - than was originally under discussion. You've gone from arguing that Johnson has made the club money (using "credit" to mean finance) to - after your point was comprehensively demolished - arguing that Johnson has improved a handful of players (using "credit" to mean praise). Disingenuous and laughable backtracking. As per. Treble 20! Treble 20! One-hundred-and-eighty!
  11. Laughable bollox. Osman delivered us an FA Cup victory at Anfield for goodness sake but his football was despised. Tony Pulis was judged on results and nothing else??? Don't think so. The likes of Terry Cooper, Joe Jordan, Danny Wilson, Steve Cotterill are revered for the way their teams won, not just for the winning. It's one of the defining differences between us and the Sags, ffs. They'll put up with any old sh1te. We don't.
  12. It's a figure of speech. But you knew that, didn't you? A figure of speech to illustrate the point that Johnson is currently getting nowhere near enough - in terms of the way we're playing - out of the most expensively assembled squad in our entire history. Given the ability in the squad, how much of that ability - as a percentage - do you think we're seeing? 100%? 50%? 20%? It's surely not too controversial to suggest that this group of players can play a damn sight better than they currently are?
  13. For the millionth time, the point is not about league position but how we are playing. And who says anyone's given up????????? Try arguing the point under the discussion, not some other one that suits you.
  14. You do know it's not just about transfer fees though, don't you? Yes, you do. Johnson has been allowed to buy players who can command thousands upon thousands of pounds. Per week. No other manager in an our entire history has been afforded such a luxury. Yet Johnson has these multi millionaires playing like parks players. Now do you get it? Of course you do.
  15. Interesting point and food for thought. Thanks for posting. Been worried about this for a while - how many players on £20K+ a week can we actually sustain? Obviously not privy to exact details but my gut reaction would be - not many. Yet the direction of travel, in terms of recruitment, seems to be to add more and more big (for us) wage earners. I've got pelters for it before but I'll say it again - if I was Lansdown I'd be tempted to turn the taps off and tell Johnson to get on with it.
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