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Posts posted by Southstandoriginal

  1. 2 minutes ago, RedorDead BCFC said:

    Following a thorough selection process, Holden has been selected to lead the Robins and will take formal charge of the team when they report for pre-season training on Tuesday (August 11th).

    The 40-year-old took over in a caretaker capacity for the final five games of the 2019/20 season and City Chief Executive Mark Ashton said: “We are delighted to announce Dean as Bristol City’s head coach. We undertook a rigorous recruitment process and, while that rightly took time because of how important it was, we believe we have made the correct decisions about the head coach and the coaching structure.”

    Holden will be assisted by Keith Downing and Paul Simpson, who have more than 40 years coaching experience between them at all levels of the game.


    Downing (right) joins from the Football Association where he led England Under-19s to victory in the 2017 European Championship, while Simpson (left) steered England to victory in the Under 20s World Cup the same year.  

    Ashton added: “Dean has a clear vision of how he wants to take us forward and we believe that, along with the addition of Keith and Paul, we will have a coaching team that can deliver that vision. Everyone involved with the club should be excited about this next chapter for Bristol City.”

    The appointment continues a four-year association with City for Holden, who said: “I am honoured to take on the role of head coach - it’s a very proud moment for me and my family. I’m excited about this opportunity and I’m delighted that the Board have selected me.

    “I want to say we will go into every game wanting to win with attacking and exciting football. That’s what fans want. I know what it’s like to be a supporter. I love that our supporters care and are so passionate. I know what that’s like - it’s important to them and rightly so. I spent all my money as a kid following my team around the country home and away.

    “What you see is what you get with me. I’ll be honest with the players, staff and the fans and I’ll graft as hard as I can to bring success to this football club.”

    I wonder if we will be told what that "clear vision " actually is?

  2. 9 minutes ago, ReggyRed said:

    League one incoming. Embarrassing appointments

    You are probably right. They seem to have some dreamy eyed vision that a strong youth policy is enough to see us through. Important though that is, leaving an unbalanced squad in the hands of a rookie chief coach leaves us very vulnerable. 

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  3. 10 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

    They must be spitting feathers at this latest proposal and phase 2 of the Ahton Gate development.

    I understand some of them stopped going to watch rugby when it moved to Ashton Gate (and attendances rocketed up), but a lot of them might well struggle with staying away from the basketball arena if/when/should it get finished.

    Especially if the venue does become a destination for things like boxing or darts which is an otherwise long and expensive journey elsewhere.

    They'll hate it.

    They'll comfort themselves by saying Mr Pantsdown's flashy Trashton is all very well, but they're not Special like what we are.

  4. 15 minutes ago, bris red said:

    With the ‘flagship store’ see an end to the club store we already have i wonder..?

    Almost certainly.  Good thing too, the store is the only part of the original stadium redevelopment that was poorly thought out. 

  5. 2 minutes ago, Meh said:

    I would guess they mean since being all seater.

    Give your head a wobble and chill - it is now their home too - they are allowed to be happy with a bumper crowd

    I am happy that they are getting a bumper crowd and as far as I'm concerned they are most welcome here.   It's just a badly written article. 

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  6. On 05/09/2019 at 23:57, Mendip City said:

    As a kid I remember him skating around West Torn Lane school. Seemed strangely normal back then...... 

    He used to drink in the Hollybush in Briz.  Leopard skin leggings was his choice of evening wear . A real character!

  7. 16 hours ago, HitchinRed said:

    I’ve just read Hollowhead’s latest column in the Post.

    His latest rambling is that clubs should be mandated to keep their managers for the duration of their contract, no matter what.

    What an absolute crackpot. I have no idea why anyone gives this guy any airspace (in more ways than one!).


    They give him airspace to be a contrarian and a "character". He's just delivering on his contract. Ignore. 

  8. 35 minutes ago, Mattyisared said:

    "It was the size of the club that, when I found out about the interest, just ticked in my brain that I wanted to come here." - Rovers' new signing Tom Davies


    Sometimes, I feel a bit sad for the sags, I mean when the Post are telling you you're now the 6th richest club in England, and muppets like Tom here making stuff up, it's no wonder some of them actually think they're anything better than what they are, utter shit. 


    I just find it hysterical he went from former Premiership team Coventry to Rovers because apparently the club is massivv

    Apparently he was impressed with the training ground.   Nobody had the heart to tell him he was actually looking at the stadium. 

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  9. 6 minutes ago, BCFC11 said:

    Pretty sure I seen it mentioned somewhere that the Sags have never forked out for a permanent structure of any kind from their own pockets during their whole existence.

    They did at Eastville, which didn't do them much good because they didn't own the land.  If you pay for an extension to your neighbour's house, it's his not yours!

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