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Posts posted by cityfan

  1. 3 years left on a new contract is going to see him fine, financially.

    As for being distraught at his sacking, I imagine he could be.  He clearly loved being at Bristol City, so to not have the choice to stay is likely very difficult.  Who on here or anywhere wants to leave a place that they are happy in?  No one.

    He'll get a job this summer and I reckon it will be a top Championship club or lower Premiership club.  However, maybe he'd have preferred to stay at CIty.


  2. His contract has been mentioned a few times in this thread.  How much time was left on his contract?

    Also, the players are always responsible too.  One man doesn't control everything.  You can take a horse to water.......

    No one is professional all of the time including us on here who go to work.  we expect so much of players, but then again they are so well paid, so adored, so looked after that they shouldn't not put in 100% with the result of the Manager being sacked.


  3. SG is unproven and will be expensive as will those he might want to bring in.

    Let's back something more certain for one year.....Warnock.

    He would cost a lot less, spend a lot less and would be much less of a gamble.

    He doesn't like managing in the Premier League so a parting of the waves thereafter would be mutually acceptable.

  4. 35 minutes ago, Leveller said:

    Colin has a lot of promotions because he rarely succeeds afterwards - he tends to fail or walk during the season following the promotion.

    We don't need Neil Warnock for a lifetime, we need him/the likes of him for a promotion.  Then SL can bring in ANO for whatever the philosophy is. Any philosophy to-date has not resulted in Premier League football and that is the stated ambition.  So do we continue to bring in a new manager, new philosophy, revolving players, more capital spend OR DO WE bring in a manager to manage!!!!!!!!!!!


    CIty have good players, but they do not seem to be executing on their ability.  Someone who can manage people/players to a successful outcome is what will take us up.  That over a season, not three games a Boro, is what Warnock does best. Thereafter, with any promoted side, it becomes a lottery, but at least City would be £100million+ better off prior to spend.

    It is all about promotion, what SL spends once there is a gamble.

  5. 2 hours ago, AppyDAZE said:

    It isn't. Lansdown hates Warnock.

    But he wants premiership football and he's not getting it.

    Warnock has wanted the job before, doesn't appear to be a Johnson family fan, admires Steve Lansdown, is totally proven and would be hugely motivated for all of those reasons 

    I reckon he's get us to the PL in one season.

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  6. Neil Warnock should have been City Manager years ago when Gary Johnson was ousted.

    Why not bring in Warnock, have LJ stay, but defer to Warnock and learn along the way.  Warnock leaves at the end of the season.  LJ takes learnings (hopefully) into the Premier League.

    I don't think Warnock and LJ get on, do they, so a very difficult situation.  Also, possibly confusing and the divided loyalties in the dressing room post Warnock.  It could be a case of we play this way to get up and Warnock knows how to do that and then we revert to the club model when (hopefully) promoted.

    Stupid idea I know, but it would be interesting.



  7. Today, City played neat passing football, pretty much side to side and tried to be too intricate when at the 18 yard box with barely any shooting effort in that area.

    Webster, Da Silva and Hunt couldn't deliver a ball all day and poor old Famara gets no service whatsoever, simply acting as an old style centre forward with balls to his head and his back to goal.  It is a total waste playing him this way; how is he supposed to score.

    There was no force and intensity with City and to be fair, Reading poor though they were, could have had a couple of goals in the first half.

    City will have to do much better than that for the play-off's and better still to compete in them.


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  8. He was given nothing, supplied nothing, a few long balls in the air with no close support, even if he did win the header.

    I think the problem was supply and proximity of players to him or lack thereof.

    He's a goal scorer, but he needs help.


  9. 15 hours ago, DT The Optimist said:

    He will continue to divide the fan base.  As a 'lone' striker at home he is battling for scraps.  It makes him look 'out of sorts' .  He is not a Dele Adebola type player.

     The whole team is not as effective at home as we are away, and that is confirmed by the stats where we are in the bottom half dozen for home form, but top half dozen away form, which is why we are mid table. 🤭  We are for sure a counter attacking team. 

    It is a conundrum for the three wise men in LJ, JM and DH  to solve.  Tonight was again pretty void of gold mouth action and the number of saves being made by either keeper was pretty minor. 

    I wonder what FD thinks of his lone role up front.  He seemed to have diddly squat support form Paterson or other midfielders.

    He did very well, but ultimately he was a lone striker with his back to goal for the whole of the game.  Strikers don't score with their backs to goal.  You're right that he was fighting for scraps in nearly every single back to goal, head challenge with no one close enough to pick anything up. Huddersfield are very poor and I Saw nor reason to play a lone striker against such an ineffective team.  If Famara is facing goal he's going to score, if he is a lone striker with his back to goal, he'll expend a lot of physical energy, but ultimately not be able to do what he is paid to do.

  10. The football under LJ is terrible many of you say.

    The football under Neil Warnock is terrible so many say.

    Who would you want in charge next season? Recruit success or buy for the potential of the future?

    Removing managers is very costly.  Their backroom staff, the pay-off's, new manager, new backroom team, players out and a new lot in.

    When will a Chairman start clearing out many team players and leave the manger in situ, IF they believe the manager is right for the club!!!  So much money gets wasted in football clubs in rotation of players to suit a new manager.  Look at Mourinho and his spend at Man U......and for what? The cost of removing him and a new manager is will likely see their player spend in recent years go towards a gross £1 billion or $1 billion.  It's obscene.


    Clear the players, stick with the plan, the manager and get in a mentor to assist.


    If you simply want to go up and have no clue what you will do when up, get in Neil Warnock as his last job before retirement and put aside any personal feelings you may have.



  11. 2 minutes ago, glen humphries said:

    Sorry mate, but that’s a ridiculous statement, he’s paid very well to do a job, which in my opinion he’s failing miserably 

    Is he failing?  What is the remit Steve Lansdown has given him?  What is the timeframe on that remit? How is he performing against the goals and timeline set?


    A couple of wins and City are around the play-offs.  It is only the 25th November.  Look at some of the heavyweight's in the division that City are up against.  What is the realistic expectation to 'compete' against the remit set by Steve Lansdown, the funds available and the appeal of Bristol vis-à-vis other clubs and cities?


    I wouldn't say he is failing at all.  He (Bristol City) may not be meeting the hopes and aspirations of Bristol City fans, but that does not equate to failure.  Steve Bruce got kicked out of Villa this season.  Look where they were in the league at the time and then look at his success in getting out of this division.  Has Villa progressed since?  Nope, pretty much the same place.


    There are very few guarantees for success plus attacking entertaining football.  Neil Warnock doesn't do the latter, but near guarantees the former.

    West Ham fans always want the latter, but have little success.

    Maybe if Lee does go we should get Big Sam or Neil Warnock to simply get into the Premier League and then review our approach from there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. He won't go anywhere, not even sure he should.  However, football is a funny old game so you never know.

    IF he does. then there's only one man to bring that £100 million dream to Ashton Gate and I bet he will only take one more job.

    If/when Cardiff come down, Warnock in charge purely to get us promoted, big financial bonus for his pension for doing so. Give him everything he needs to do it in a season.

    Nothing else matters if the goal is the premiership.  Tried, tested, works. You don't have to like him (I do). You just have to appreciate tat he can likely deliver your goal and I bet he would love to manage City before retirement.



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