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  1. General Zod

    How hard a league is the Championship to get out of?

    I agree. Whilst money helps, plenty of teams that have parachute payments and throw big money at it but don’t end up promoted. Personally as fans i feel we’ve been fed and accepted the story of how promoting is really only on the cards for those clubs with parachute payments and we seem to over look that other clubs do actually win promotion or make it to the playoffs. We seem happy to accept mid table mediocrity and survival rather than expecting to challenge for a play off place.
  2. We seem to be constantly told that the Championship is one of the most challenging leagues in Europe to get out of. Following city home and away most weeks I really don’t see it. The majority of teams seem bang average to me. City’s form at best has been uninspiring but we find ourselves comfortable in mid table without finding any rhythm, creativity or goals. Some how we find ourselves a 3/4 game winning run away from knocking on the playoffs. I appreciate its unlikely to happen but let’s show some intent in the window, balls and desire on the pitch and have a real go in 2019. We are not going down so let’s hope we play with a bit of freedom, urgency and start entertaining and climbing up this very average league.
  3. General Zod

    The Mascot Experience

    I just assumed the mascots were selected at random and free it was free to be in the draw. I know it’s the way of the corporate world but charging for this sucks as it rules out lots of youngsters whose parents simply can’t afford it. Perhaps a proud family club trying to do the right thing in the community could pick mascots in a different way rather than relying on the expendable income of parents/grandparents. What’s £200 to Bristol sport? If the income is that vital maybe the first team squad could each chip in a tenner towards it.
  4. General Zod

    LJ's number of signings vs. the Championship

    I’d be reluctant to offload Baker from the squad when Kalas is only here on loan. Though his form has dipped we would struggle to buy better IMO when Kalas returns
  5. General Zod

    Papering over the cracks part 2

    In fairness when I look at the table we are probably where we should be. Based on reputation there’s only a few clubs I’d expect us to be above and equally of the clubs below us I’m not surprised we are above any of them. It’s not all about league position though. It’s about faith that we are genuinely moving in the right direction and that the club genuinely has ambition to challenge at the top end of the table. I want to start enjoying going to the Gate again, see attacking, entertaining football where I leave with a smile on my face. I don’t want the regular long winless streaks, debatable team tactics, lottery style team selection and zero shots on target.
  6. General Zod

    Brum Player Ratings

    Textbook away performance. Scored a goal, stood firm and rode our luck. I’m more than happy to see that served up away from home especially if we can find away to create a few more chances. I think finding a formula where we play creative, exciting and sometimes winning football at home where we send the crowd who have parted with their hard earned cash home entertained will prove much harder for LJ.
  7. General Zod

    If not Johnson; then realistically who?

    Agree but it would surprise me if he’s the sort of guy we end up with. SL record of appointing managers isn’t that inspiring. We will probably end up with Keith Millen back in charge.
  8. General Zod

    If not Johnson; then realistically who?

    Moyes all day long for me. Good CV, genuine love for the club, great fit for both parties at this stage of his management career. Moyes will no doubt be unavailable by the time LJ is sacked. I think LJ would have made an amazing coach alongside him as well. I appreciate that this will never happen but that’s how LJ should have come into the club, working alongside an experienced guy. We could have benefitted from his ability, new way of working on the training pitch and he would have got to learn from an experienced manager ready to take over at some point in the future. we manage the career paths of our young players with care so why not the same for a young potential manager instead of throwing him straight in at the deep end or is LJ too stubborn for that sort of help?
  9. General Zod

    Predictable otib.......

    If I’m being told not to believe my eyes and LJ is actually a good manager but has ‘one arm tied behind his back’ the problem must be SL and the way he’s running the club. Either way something needs to change and fast as the enjoyment of going to football for me is on a par with the Osman, Pulis, O’Driscoll days but with even more frustration as at least change came relatively quickly with those guys.
  10. General Zod

    Predictable otib.......

    So perhaps it’s time for SL to sale up. His idolistic approach to running a football club is totally flawed in a world that the players hold all the power and most look to move on for more money at the earliest opportunity. Good players don’t stick around long enough to build a team of local talent. The best are poached before they leave the academy. If he doesn’t want to accept that football ownership in the Championship isn’t a business but a plaything for billionaires who have everything and the fire of enthusiasm he once had has gone out then I think it’s time to move on. I know it won’t happen and the way he’s intertwined the club into Bristol Sport makes it even more unlikely. I would say that even if SL did go there is no way new owners would think LJ is the man to push us to the next level.
  11. General Zod

    Predictable otib.......

    LJ needs to be replaced ASAP. I appreciate SL calls the shots and supports him but that is no reason to stop us expressing our frustration. Football is all about passion, fans up and down the country make their voices heard when they’ve had enough, club chairmen react at different paces but eventually they do see the light and changes are made. We are no different. If you’re unhappy, continue to make your feelings known, the louder the better. Don’t let the submissive voices convince you differently. It may take time, there may be a bit of face saving but eventually a change will come. Plenty of chairmen show a large amount of loyalty but a combination of poor performance, results, player power and fans voices always lead to change in the end. Bristol City and SL are no different.
  12. General Zod

    Sold our 3 best players, be realistic

    The football is shocking, the bad runs embarrassing and with the exception of a few good months we’ve all had to put up with this for 3 years. He’s tactically inept and shows no signs of improvement and to make matters worse he’s surrounded himself with inexperience coaches. He doesn’t know his best 11, he’s spent a lot of money on bang average or young players with potential that he’s failed to tap into. Add to that he has sold most of the Crown Jewels he inherited. Forget league positions, just use your eyes and see the dross we are served most weeks. There is absolutely no reason to keep faith with the guy. Please Steve get rid of him.
  13. General Zod

    Johnson's record.

    Totally agree with this. We are constantly told how we have year on year progress under LJ as if that’s all what matters. The football more often than not has been dire and his tactics clueless. Add to that, he has chosen for some inexplicable reason to surround himself with the most inexperienced backroom staff possible and over his tenure dispanded a small squad of talented, bonded players with a winning mentality replacing them with at best average and until this year inexperienced players, without addressing the lack of mental strength and leadership. i don’t need stats I just need my eyes to see that he needs to move on If you love the club, do the right thing Lee
  14. General Zod

    Bless ‘em

    Maybe they should chip in and send us for a week in the sun as compensation for sitting through 90 mins of boredom on Saturday. Seriously though, it didn’t improve form last season so why repeat the exercise this time round. Surely you try something different.
  15. General Zod

    Can anyone make a case for sticking with LJ

    I’m not sure he wants a yes man just someone who buys into the ‘philosophy’ but you’re probably right and Moyes wouldn’t even be considered but more importantly we still have a manager I can dream though!