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  1. Short term punishments on these clubs would be a so what v the welfare of the greater game. Their choice, their consequences. I was highlighting that football as an entity still has power. Football can deny them opportunity to play and finance. These clubs can be punished and forced to reset their behaviours. Resetting football would not be cutting noses off .. Football in the UK needs regulation.
  2. Have power, not the power, or all of it. These clubs assets are linked to FA's and leagues. Their assets have a symbiotic relationship to FA's and leagues. The FA can say your assets (players) do not play for our national team. That harms the worth of these clubs assets. Leagues/FA's can place the offending clubs under transfer embargos now and in future, but also alter how the FC's operate from their academies upwards. Both would affect significantly how the offenders operate (recruit and develop) now and in future. Football collectively still has a lot of power.
  3. Bentley is not being used to start a new phase of passing, but he is a skilled individual to be utilised , however given where he starts (too deep to switch play ) and the team not opening out the options will be limited not by a lack of ability, but by the lack of intent (method). Its not Fielding in goal anymore. Its a footballing keeper not being played in a manner to use advanced qualities. Bristol City's going backwards allows the opposition to reset but here is a here where it is reasonable to create a change (improvement?) in patterns of play.
  4. Rowe and Hunt are better (haha from OTIB) than what we’ve seen more recently, but if you go back to the CBs or GK, you allow your opposition to reset. If you are Bristol City. And this probably will not be either. A tactical progression can be going back to go forwards using width, depth, dispersal (making the team long and wide), positional play like reserve/cohesion principle and game cycles, which if fluent have to unbalance opponents at least temporarily as the opponents have to shift to cover the ball over greater distances. Going back is going back to go forwards.
  5. Yes there is as somebody who works for a disabilities charity I will state there is always a choice. There is a choice to do the bare legal requirement or there is also an alternative here to be truly inclusive and involve individuals in the whole experience v making wheelchair users a handful of lifts. The design increased not decreased in height by nineteen metres. The design increased its inaccessibility. A alternative choice could have been easily differing gradients and lifts. Unfortunately disabled people are not worth that consideration.
  6. I can see why the player would be less than impressed by Lee Johnsons management. The player has abilities superior to others who feature in the first team regularly. If those abilities are valued effort should be put into keeping the player. A pretty simple view based on ability rather than circumstance.
  7. I changed the context of your post. The latter is a judgement on quality. Because Mr Johnson did not value the players qualities when the player was not affected by ill fortune. Walsh has barely played for BCFC but there you are suggesting the role the player did not fill in seasons needs a replacement. There is always some doubt in recruitment. Unless the player is not going to be match fit again there is less risk here v recruitment. He has been about the place, his character, his mindset can all be judged by his here ... The player is talented and here.
  8. I don't know. Its that hypothetical. Sensible consideration is A. The player is skilled. B. Do the club require the skill (key?) the player obviously possesses. C. The injury prognosis and its outlook. My answer is minus C give him another year (or more) if he fits B.
  9. I would extend his contract tomorrow for a season . He possesses the skill set that should have seen him playing for the team last season. In one game this season he demonstrated how limited the players City have are. The lad can play pass it, want it in a squad with too many who do not.
  10. Eight games in which wasters have had full games several times. In eight games its not realistic to outline a bigger picture, it is realistic to put in place the non negotiables for the now. Mr Pearson if he is straying could be putting in place his values now, and already started. My point however was about motivation. Its demotivating for players to see players with mindsets that do not face the challenges and are flighters not fighters on the pitch. Seeing players with poor mindsets rewarded with starting positions undermines the team ethic. Weakness and inconsistency breeds mental we
  11. A way of resetting standards is by outlining expectations. Mr Pearson is fond of that word clarity, so was Mr Johnson. The team needs clarity of purpose and expectations. A reset. At present its star man up top sets a standard, a low bar that isn't dissimilar to his old low bar, it just a % lower, no improvement . That lack of effort has been playing regularly as it did under Mr Johnson. Its been disappointing seeing Mr Pearson repeating the same mistakes, playing shysters .. Playing poor standards, giving the easy riders their comfy place in the XI is an odd way of motivating others.
  12. Other clubs sell assets then use the finances to bolster their squads by following their big picture and its recruitment process and supporting philosophy. At Bristol City the flaw was Mr Johnson and Mr Ashton were talking out of their arses.
  13. You made a point about facilities being too nice and I have made a parallel. Bristol City's facilities are too nice what about other clubs? Are their too nice and luxurious facilities affecting the mindset of their players?
  14. Mr Lansdown is aiming for? Having facilities of a standard reflect the aims and the level of the FC. Southampton invested tens of millions in the Staplewood campus while being in division one and the championship. Were their facilities too nice and luxurious?
  15. Southampton have better facilities than Bristol City. So do other premiership clubs. Are their facilities too nice and luxurious?
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