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Dr Balls last won the day on June 21 2020

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  1. Less dinosaurs, more wise old owls. Especially Nige given his Wednesday connection!
  2. Someone once said a week is a long time in politics but it’s also a long time on this forum. I know it’s renowned for massive mood swings but even by the usual standards, the fillip of Nige being a serious candidate, then actually being appointed, followed by two 3-1 away wins, the change is immense. The players seem to have so much more confidence as well. Add in the sunny spring weather and suddenly everything just seems a bit better with life!
  3. And of course to show that the 6-0 defeat was from another era...
  4. As someone pointed out before, Villa were in a worse position than this prior to making the playoffs and being promoted a couple of seasons ago. The point is that although the playoffs can be a lottery, the teams coming into them with momentum are often successful. Do I think we could do it? It’s improbable but definitely not impossible. And with Nige in charge it does feel like anything is possible.
  5. With a great game at Walsall followed by a nightmare back there a few days later with David “****ing” Kelly. No trip to Wembley in those days, just 5 of us students bundled into a Mini, then standing in their end -twice!
  6. Who says SL doesn’t read this forum?!
  7. Tiki taka - the only Greek restaurant in Middlesbrough? Certainly nothing to do with Warnock-ball!
  8. Football is so far behind the curve on this. I know rugby is currently getting some stick about its rules for contact with the head, but their protocols for dealing with potential head injuries are light years ahead of football. Repeated concussions can be very serious.
  9. Just stick him with the cat filter. That would definitely be more fun!
  10. Adam Baker asking the questions that fans would want answering. Perhaps not “on message” enough (no hard questions) to survive under the current set-up.
  11. I appreciate that a football club is not like most other businesses, but given how much every other business that I seem to have any form of customer relationship with, however small, seems to want my feedback, I do find it amazing how little the club engages in getting opinions from supporters. And supporters to take the analogy further are customers with the ultimate in “brand loyalty”. Now I understand that many of the comments might not be very constructive, but if there were rules about keeping it clean and non-personal, that would be less of an issue. Admittedly I don’t necessarily tell Sainsbury’s how to run their logistics, but I might tell them that running out of stock on certain items is pretty hopeless. Likewise the delivery company that leaves an expensive item in plain view outside my house if I’m not in, is not going to get a glowing review, and zi can give suggestions about where to leave the parcel without resorting to suggesting they “stick it where the sun don’t shine”. Remember the days when SL used to do a fans forum, usually before an away match? Admittedly COVID has done for those in the past year, but there hadn’t been anything similar for some time before that. In many ways, it was a brave thing to do, but it also gave supporters immediate access to the man at the top, and likewise he had very clear idea of the supporters views first hand, which I am sure was very valuable.
  12. The after match press conferences would at least be a bit more entertaining. And he wouldn’t be the first “joker” we’ve had in the dugout!
  13. Their performances and results had improved under Woodgate, but it’s a big risk in terms of ensuring a place in the playoffs.
  14. What is interesting is that his insight on the issues at that time from a playing perspective were pretty spot on. We didn’t manage to replace Caulker and that weakness at the back ultimately cost us. And he took ultimate responsibility for the relegation. But then he was a lot closer to the club at that time than he is now.
  15. But isn’t that the point? It’s nearly a year since we were last at Ashton Gate and able to support our team in person, so surely it’s more important than ever to keep the supporters onside and feel connected. I agree that if we were winning and being successful, it would be far less of an issue, but we haven’t been and many supporters have been aware of the problems with the playing side of things for a long time, hence the frustration now being vented.
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