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About KingLear

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  1. I must admit I do prefer the coat of arms, but an embroidered version not the plastic looking effort here. Looks like i'm going to have to get the away shirt
  2. KingLear

    New Shirt Sponsor to be announced

    We're not breaking ground here, we're jumping on what is a very lucrative bandwagon, so many other teams have done it, why should we not profit from it? At the end of the day, if you want to find a betting site online (or down the high street), its ridiculously easy to do so. Us having a logo on our shirts will not make that easier.
  3. I remember thinking that when I saw the flares on the pitch and the tv cameras clearly identifying the people running around holding said flares that they'll be lucky to get away without a banning order of some sort. Yes I suppose they look good....but they are banned for a reason in this country. I just don't get the risk of a football banning order for 3 years in order to let off a smoke bomb/flare. But it takes all sorts I guess!
  4. KingLear

    Is Lee Johnson the right man for the job?

    Yes, correct. But I was talking expectations broadly in terms of the top 6/promotion etc. Not specifics about why we're losing games/not picking up many points. Bottom line we are we deserve to be, I'm sure and I hope the post mortem of the season will be thorough so that we're best prepared to go again.
  5. KingLear

    Is Lee Johnson the right man for the job?

    Thats true, but by the same margin you could say he's making an informed decision. Rather than some pundits who I would wager would come up with the same conclusion, on much less knowledge of the situation.
  6. KingLear

    Is Lee Johnson the right man for the job?

    Fair points, and you are of course correct that he won't have followed it as closely. Although we do discuss football a lot seeing as we work together. I've been to a couple of Blackburn games this season and he's been to a couple of City. So the Cup run and table topping antics are not all that he remembers. But you can make that argument about any club in the world, I'm sure you don't follow every clubs fortunes in detail but can still put together an opinion on whether they're correct or not to sack their manager, yes? Anyway I'm just making a point about an unbiased football opinion outside our own fan base for comparison.
  7. KingLear

    Is Lee Johnson the right man for the job?

    Sometimes I think it's useful to look outside of your own fan base to get a more balanced viewpoint as we as fans (of every club) can get quite blinkered and refuse to look beyond our own opinions. So I recently put it to my Blackburn supporting mate (who had money on us to get relegated at the start of the season) that some fans are calling for LJ to be sacked after the second half of the season. His reaction was 'you're joking?!?'. I'm not saying he's right or wrong, but it's an interesting thought. Are some of us mad for wanting LJ out? Have expectations been raised too far after 2017 and the cup run? Are we expecting too much too soon? My personal opinion is, yes, to all 3 questions above.
  8. KingLear

    LJ redefines "Evens Stevens"

    True I think (hope) his analysis of this season will perhaps be more honest once all matches have been played. It goes without saying I think everyone will be interested to hear what LJ has to say about 2018 as a whole. I would like to hear why he thinks we dropped away from the top 6 and what changes will be made to mitigate this going forward.
  9. KingLear

    LJ redefines "Evens Stevens"

    Management isn't all about just getting results on the pitch though is it? There's a lot more responsibility on your shoulders than that. If he came out after a game, started bashing the players and saying we were rubbish (even if we were) it doesn't exactly inspire confidence does it? Behind closed doors he may well read the riot act. Who knows. Sir Alex Ferguson was a great advocate of this, he would defend his players to the hilt in interviews but it's well documented that they would get the 'hairdryer treatment' if he felt they underperformed. What would it actually achieve for LJ to slate players/performances in a public forum? Genuine question.
  10. If we're splitting the season in half and comparing the 2, let's have a look at the facts so that we have a balanced view of things as a whole. Second half of the season (last 21 games) we've amassed 22 points. Teams that have amassed less: Ipswich: 21, Bolton: 21, Leeds: 18, Nottm Forest: 18, Burton: 18, Barnsley: 17, Reading: 16 and Sunderland: 15. As an aside, we have almost exactly the same season as Derby. First 23 games, City 44pts, Derby 45pts. Last 21 games, City 22pts, Derby 23pts. So a manager in Rowett who a lot of people were crying out for to replace LJ last season has overseen a similar 'collapse' since Christmas, with, let's be honest, a better squad and resources at his disposal. Eight other teams have picked up less points than us since Christmas, so not relegation form or bottom 3 as some have suggested. Of course it's worrying, and disappointing, that we have fallen away from the top 6. But looking at it fans of a lot of other clubs in this league would swap our season for theirs.
  11. KingLear

    New Shirt ( Fantasy Design)

    I like this a lot, apart from the red badge, put the traditional badge on this and you can take my money.
  12. KingLear

    Next season

    The only guarantee with City is...there are no guarantees. First season back at this level after winning League One at a canter, we all thought (along with many pundits) that we would mount a challenge for the top flight. Instead we narrowly avoid relegation. This season after back to back relegation battles, we all thought (along with many pundits) that another season of struggle and potentially relegation was on the cards. Instead we spend most of the season inside the top 6 and get to the semi-finals of a major cup competition. I gave up trying to predict our fortunes years ago, just sit back and (try to) enjoy the ride.
  13. KingLear

    Lee Johnson is full of shit.

    No of course not, by the same token there's no guarantee we'll stay in our current run of form either. With our recent history (and our recent form) I don't think any City fan, including myself, isn't concerned that we could flirt with the bottom 3 again. But wouldn't every fan of every club be concerned about that? However I think (hope) I've seen enough in terms of quality, commitment and results to think that we'll press on rather than revert back to previous years. We've learnt a lot this year with a (relatively) young bunch of lads that should stand us in good stead next season hopefully. If we keep hold of them of course. What I would like to see though are a couple of proven Championship quality players come in to make us a bit more robust as I feel we are a bit lightweight. Sorry for the massive reply
  14. KingLear

    Lee Johnson is full of shit.

    I'd agree with that for sure. I don't think any of us would have predicted us being in the top 6 for the majority of the season and beating Man Utd in the cup. Which is why I'm saying 'look at the bigger picture' 'temper expectations' etc.
  15. KingLear

    Lee Johnson is full of shit.

    No that's a prediction that hasn't happened yet and may not happen. The bigger picture is that we have progressed from the last 2 seasons. Would you disagree?