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robin_unreliant

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  1. Point being that he didn't really emphasise one or the other. It's easy to say you want someone who'll do everything. Which one is the main priority? CH is the obvious choice if you want someone to get promotion in the next couple of seasons. Maybe not if the first priority is to bring on young players and balance the books. Come on Steve, make up your mind if you're going all out for promotion or not.
  2. Would be interesting to know what his definition of a 'particular type of person' would be. Does he just want someone to get us over the line. Does he want someone who will focus on the academy. Didn't really give us any clues to go on.
  3. £5m looks a bad deal at this point. Is it even as bad as the money we spent on Kalas though, he hasn't been anywhere near that level since we sold Webster.
  4. Same reason we signed KP who also failed to impress and didn't play much while on loan? No idea why that happened myself.
  5. If we wait until the season finishes that would suggest to me that either 1)we want to give Holden a few games to see if he is a realistic option or 2)we can't agree terms with any of the options currently available and have to wait for the merrygoround that will start once this season finishes.
  6. Cotts. Brilliant in L1 but would've relegated us thst first season. It is a different level and I feel some managers only succeed in lower leagues.
  7. I read through the list in the OP and immediately thought it was describing Steve Cotterill. I like the Major's list - a lot. Who that might be, I'm not sure.
  8. Nothing against Zak at all. He seems a good lad and I hope he ends up having a great career with us. It is more that LJ has talked up the academy for a long time but we rarely see any sign of them playing lately. We've heard SL come out before and say how he would love to see a team built on local talent. I may be too cynical here but it wouldn't surprise me if this was partly done to make a point. I don't see that reflects on Zak who is just doing his job.
  9. Meanwhile Vyner is wheeled out to remind Uncle Steve how Lee is building a side packed with academy players.
  10. I'm also wondering if signing Afobe on a permanent deal would turn out to be another mistake. Could be a lot of money tied up in two strikers who don't appear to be a good pairing.
  11. Stop and think about the cost of the squad being managed by Johnson compared to the rugby. If anything you should be spending proportionately more on a football coach to make best use of the hugely more expensive players. I can see we may not attract the top top coaches to AG. However it makes sense to aim to pay top whack for a coach to get the best out of the expensive squad. Managers in football don't earn as much as the players and one coach decides how to use 30+ of them! It seems pretty basic that your no 1 priority should be the best possible coach you can afford. Anyo
  12. Any streams apart from Robins TV? I'm feeling masochistic.
  13. I agree. Our midfield has been the problem - along with LJ playing 2 against 3 in the middle on a regular basis.
  14. This is the thing. We all know we've been here many times before, on one of Lee's regular bad runs, and he's survived them all. If we'd won today we'd have been 7th and in the play off race. Therefore, based on previous experience, it seems highly unlikely that SL is anywhere near as close to wanting Lee gone as the fans are on here. Chances are we will stumble on, win a couple of the remaining games and carry on into next season with the current coaching team. It will take something out of the ordinary to change that. A 'bad' run is ordinary for LJ. So we probably need
  15. Kalas has made mistakes which seem to get overlooked. Baker has too. When Moore makes them LJ seems a lot less forgiving. He has a tendency to call out the younger players but not the senior pros. That is one of his traits that I really dislike.
  16. So - where is this credible source? Link please....
  17. I'm afraid Lansdown Jr, LJ and MA are in a cosy little comfort zone where they all slap eachother on the back (well pre-covid) and shout about the great progress we've made. I'm not sure a poor run and finishing 10th is incentive enough to make them throw this away and bring in an outsider. Too risky for them, they'd sooner muddle on all having a nice time and avoiding tough decisions.
  18. He's not Lee Johnson I think is the only logical answer.
  19. Walsh didn't do too well at this level with us and was older than HNM at that point. Everyone now claiming he is the answer to our midfield problems. We've seen Matty Taylor is a very effective L1 player but wasn't good enough for top half Championship. It is entirely possible we will find the same is true with Walsh. Let's not write off Massengo or build up Walsh as the answer just yet. Time and again OTIB slam the players who are currently in the team and build up those who aren't into world beaters. On Friday we were gonna walk the play offs thanks to Afobe coming back. It does
  20. Seems quite a high number of positives when the ONS estimate, last I saw, was 1 in 1700 in the community currently has the virus. Wouldn't be surprised if that's why.
  21. I think what we may have here is the age old example of a player signed for a good fee by the manager who then puts him in regardless of form. Picking a free transfer in his place would question LJ spending big money on Bentley. I'd like to see NM in goal too if you hadn't guessed already.
  22. Wonder if they'll all pop up on hesgoal for free anyway
  23. So does that mean the only City games we will see on Sky are those picked as the main game? I really only signed up due to the red button coverage. I may just cancel if this is true.
  24. Will be interesting to see how long our players stay 'fully fit'. Apparently the proportion of injured players in Germany is way higher than usual. That has been put down to a short pre-season. With compressed fixtures too we could easily have a load of injuries before we get very far into the fixture list.
  25. Hmmmmmmmm. Let's hope there is a robust chain of evidence check in place for these tests....
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