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cityal

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  1. Did the club say anything about his injury after the game? - he looked in real pain when he went down and when being attended to by the physio. Either that or he has added near oscar level acting to his "shit-housing portfolio". He could well end up missing a few if it is as bad as it looked.
  2. The fans being needy is one thing, but presumably Northampton are asking this of their fans on behalf of Bristol Rovers (the club) becuase of an official approach. I like how most Northampton fans are recounting the playoff semis in 1998 where the gas tannoy man "counted his chickens" by mentioing or singing about wembley (or should that be wembly?) when they had secured a 3-1 first leg advantage only for them to be done 3-0 in the second leg. Standard.
  3. Questions not to ask in Guess who BRFC fans edition Does the person have six fingers? Does the person have all their teeth?
  4. I thought Hamer was very good in the first half; In my opinion he was the best player on the pitch, or very close to it before half-time. Maybe Mark Robins is just using some "mind games" stuff post match, by throwing his toys out of his pram, in a bid to make the player feel less like he left Coventry with no choice but to withdraw him. Something he learnt from Fergie perhaps? However if I was Mark Robins I would be having serious words with Hamer in private to remind him control his agression a little better. If he doesn't learn to control himself he will see red at least once this seas
  5. I think it was the game against Cardiff? IIRC - he got his pocket picked in front of the south stand just on the byline inside the box, one pass and they scored.
  6. Did they pay a fee for any player they brought in?
  7. I see the fewers have Sunderland away first - how are they going to manage their annual "Do you like us better than Bristol City-a-thon" remotely?
  8. I guess pluralising thousand is technically still (just about) correct
  9. We played Hull, Middlesborough, Stoke, Swansea and Preston. Swansea and Preston were decent top 10 sides, with the former sneaking into the playoffs. Hull and Middlesborough were poor sides, but Stoke were in good form at the end of the season - I'd argue that is relatively representitive for 5 champonship games. However I think 5 games is a little too few to make an accurate prediction on next season. Arguably it is more promising than the period from January to the COVID break, and the period just after the restart Given the way the last few seasons have been, I think it is pretty
  10. Trying to be positive here.... One point I would make is that we are often told of how many talented young players we have in our academy and Youth setup. Given that, it has always surprised me how few actually make it to Championship standard (lets say >20 appearances). Maybe these two coaches can turn a few of "young players with potential" into First team players? Maybe they can also turn players like Moore, Vyner, Massengo, Morrell and Walsh from players "in and around" the first team into first team regulars?
  11. Did this really need another thread? Yes we ALL KNOW you are annoyed at the situation but please for the love of god stop making endless threads on this topic
  12. I agree with the sentiments "in general" - But of the 30! players involved in the match 8 were English (Holding, Maitland-Niles, Nketiah, James, Mount, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi and Abraham) I'd argue that is relatively decent for an English fixture at the top level in recent times.
  13. I'm sorry Lee the Lorry carrying your post-match pies crashed!
  14. I have recruited management level people using both head-hunting and a traditional invite applicants approach Head hunting can be great when it works, but if you have to move through a list of targets it can be incredibly time consuming It seems like a lot of people on here feel it is a case of a quick phone call - even with Head hunting I would expect the candidate would have to attend an interview, in the football world with a multitude of agents etc I would expect that even arranging an interview could be a time consuming process (possibly even involving legal agreements su
  15. I guess it may depend on what you term as "interference" If you are suggesting that MA, JL or SL pick the team, decide on formation or tactics, and interfere in training then no I don't think that happens at our club. As far as i can tell that is the role of the head coach and the coaching team, and the involvement of the executive management folks there should be tiny if any. I am open minded though so if someone was to show me direct evidence of such interference I could change my position on that. If by "interference" you mean that the Bristol city head coach has to work with o
  16. I am pretty certain that both Guardiola & Klopp do not set out to disagree with their bosses, as far as i can tell they are brilliant leaders because they work so well in a team that INCLUDES their CEO/Owner- by your definition are these managers to be considered "yes men"?
  17. On the second point - this has actually happened before, funnily enough with our last manager A question then would be would you describe LJ as "the best"? Your OP comes across as a needless and cheapshot dig at our owner who has done more for the club than most.
  18. I work with a Hull City Fan - he bemoans their lack of spending on the team That sounds pretty familiar in some regards, except the gas lap up free transfsers with tweets about "announce promotion"
  19. I had heard a few times that they have made some "decent" signings https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/bristol-rovers/transfers/verein/2455/plus/0?saison_id=2020&pos=&detailpos=&w_s=
  20. So by the end of the day his net worth had risen $84M!!
  21. So our owners net worth (accroding to Forbes) has risen by around $67M this morning as it stands? I wonder how that compares with the wealth of the owner of other local "sports" teams
  22. You can pretty much guarantee we'd be on Sky live matches a lot more also, its the sort thing they'd lap up. Ofc that is a double edged sword with likely changes to kick off times, but I think it would bring in extra revenue from TV fees and potentially advertising.
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