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  1. You can see an estimate for future bills (3months?) on line to check what they intend to charge you.
  2. Steve is a good man...for Bristol sport, but he’s also a business man. For some perspective I understand one player is on £35K per week...basic 100 zero hours staff earning £50 a game = £5,000, 1 days pay for that person. I believe Mr Ashton (not the fire alarm one) is paid £500,000 per year, £9,600 per week. I don’t begrudge those two their money, I’m sure they earn it, however if there were no zero hours staff there would be no game.
  3. This. I would suggest a prompt apology from the club, and a promise to do it correctly at the last home game against Preston, which will be the last regular game of the 125th Anniversary season. Could be a lot riding on that game and a possible full house, just the time for the powers that be to show they can actually do something right, I won’t however be holding my breath waiting for that to happen.
  4. Quite unbelievable that this could have been so disorganised. Who ever was responsible for this shambles should be banned form AG. Still I expect they sold a few more poorly made shirts.
  5. It could, but he’s an A, that’s why he should be picked, like B for Bentley, D for Dasilva, H for Hunt etc Thats why W for Williams and W for Wells are on the bench.......simples Although I can’t explain W for Weimann
  6. Decent result had the previous results been even average, which they weren’t. Can only see a win for Fulham, and would take a point now. If LJ wants to give everyone a lift put Afobe on the bench, I know he can’t play, Fulham will know he can’t play, but it would give everyone a boost to see him warm up, and give us all hope for the remaining games.
  7. Interesting work Dave, but not as interesting as the stat just given in the Leeds game. Leeds have scored first away from home on 19 occasions, and won all 19. That is some record.
  8. Like you I have been in a similar situation, and I would agree it’s down to the individual to perform. However if the leadership is lacking the drive, cohesion or ability to take things forward and the employees sense this it’s bound to have a detrimental effect on performance. I know my performance suffered, there does come a point where you think ‘this is not right’ and as an individual you need to make a decision wether to go along with things or get out (I chose to leave).
  9. So do I. ALL the important decisions are made by LJ, he decides the starting line up and dictates the tactics. The assistant coaches simply take the players through the required routines dictated by LJ. Neither assistant, unless I’m mistaken has top level experience, neither has the head coach, hence the brick wall we find ourselves up against each season.
  10. A very decent read, and pretty much listed all the issues and options. The biggest issue is that lack of continuity in the team, no doubt about it. LJ can’t play players who are injured such as Smith, but he can stick to the same formation so at least those players coming in know what the pattern of play should be. I think the best teams in this league do that, and I’m afraid the chopping and changing of formation is at the root of our problems.
  11. There is one possible flashpoint in the entire stadium, and not for the first time problems have arisen in that area. I find it beyond belief that the club can’t once and for all solve this issue. Put a physical barrier in place so that those ‘gesturing’ can’t actually see each other at pitch level. Barrier off the first complete section top to bottom in the Atyeo nearest the Dolman, as part of the stands reduced capacity. Place netting across that lower Dolman section. (Lose perhaps 50-100 seats) Add a line of Police / Stewards along the steps. (Oh dear that’s gonna cost) Stop being reactive and become proactive to solving the issue. I know WBA won easily, but if ever there was a case for standing home fans to occupy that area (the Atyeo stand, named after OUR greatest ever player) to generate an atmosphere beneficial to the home team, the WBA fans showed how to do it. Maybe controversial but I would give the away fans half the Dolman, nearest the Atyeo. Not impossible to segregate, the worst seats and leg room in the stadium, easy to police the exit and on the side of the pitch not behind one goal. It would require some investment in the concourse for football, but not that difficult to do.
  12. Possibly the key moment of the game for me. Why was he taking it? Clearly Dasilva should have been? O’Dowda ignoring simple team instructions? Or just not switched on? He has gone backwards massively since signing his new contract. What is his best position? LJ doesn’t seem to know, wonder what the player thinks.
  13. Why is it seemingly OK to say thanks to Cotts but we need to move on, and not OK to say the same to LJ? The guy has no doubt worked really hard, is very capable and has the club at heart. He doesn’t in my opinion have what it takes to gain promotion, either automatically or via the play offs in the current way the club is operating. He is to a degree a victim of his own success due to the clubs buy cheap sell at a profit model, nevertheless I don’t believe he has the ability required to take us to the promised land. Two things need to change. The first is the manager, SL needs to realise that although it won’t guarantee promotion, hiring a manager who has already achieved it carries some weight, and would give us the push we clearly need. The second thing that needs to change is the model, selling the likes of Brownhill for a couple of million more than we would have got for him in the summer was wrong purely on a football level and should not have happened. Thanks LJ, you did your very best, but we need to move on. SL you need to take stock and make the necessary changes, your buying the Rugby premiership with your player signings, AND you have a coach who can deliver.
  14. Called off, because of the weather according to the official site
  15. Would that be the goal where he had the time to get down on his hands and knees to head it over the line rather than kicking it over? or is my memory playing tricks on me?
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