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Tipps69 last won the day on October 15 2019

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  1. You could try the SLO, I think it’s something like slo@bcfc.co.uk
  2. It was supposed to happen last week but was held up by Baker getting injured at Shrewsbury & Kalas’ ongoing injury situation, we are supposed to be in for another centre-half though because of the ongoing frailties of our centre-half’s & Williams’ age.
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    Their original date for the cup replay was postponed due to weather, should of been last Tuesday. I’m guessing they are due to be on TV, what with it being against Man Utd, so have to get it played before.
  4. You do realise that while being one of the favourites for relegation that £10m-£15m players don’t want to sign for you, don’t you? So you have to work to your budget & to the players that are willing to join that club! Remember when Cotts had big bids put in for Gayle & Grey? How did they get on playing for one of the relegation favourites? Oh yeah, they didn’t want to sign so we ended up with players that were willing to join us! That’s why we have a huge turnover of players because players that were willing to join one of the relegation favourites aren’t good enough going forward to a mid-table team & then one that a large amount of the fan base thinks that we should be pushing for the play-offs / promotion. The club has massively progressed over the last 4 years, both on & off the pitch & as a result the quality of players has to progress as well & it is & this is why we’re struggling a bit to bring players in now because we now need players that are able to play in the Premier League but while we’re not paying the greatest in terms of wages, it means that any players that are properly known are less likely to want to join us because they can get a better personal deal elsewhere, that isn’t Johnson’s fault, that’s the thing we are dealing with, with not having any Premier League history or the finances that go with it!
  5. That’s exactly what Tuesday was like between Williams & Baker, glad we decided to not just pass between those two today & use other players in the team.
  6. Don’t think we’ll see Taylor back here, isn’t out of contract in the summer? Wouldn’t surprise me to see him stay with Oxford beyond this season.
  7. That is ******* brilliant, despite selling his own stadium to himself, he still couldn’t dig himself out of the shit!! What a business man!
  8. You name me one centre half in world football, let alone league 1, that if looking to play a one-two with a striker, when on the centre circle at the time, you are then expecting the ball that has broken back to him (it wasn’t an intentional pass back to him, it broke under challenge / mis-control) at 30 yards out, you are expecting to smash one into the bottom corner through a crowd of at least 6 players. The guy took a gamble & it paid off, for me it was a great strike & I’d love to see one of our midfielders try such a thing, let alone one of our centre-halves. I think credit needs to go to Pierre more so than criticism to Bentley but I guess that’s the joys of football, some people appreciate a decent piece of play while others can find someone to blame. In theory, every goal conceded can be blamed on someone, that’s why you’ll often hear a manager complain that conceded ‘bad goals’ from a defensive point of view while the other manager will praise the attacking play that produced their goal(s). So while Bentley on £15k p/w should be saving that (in your eyes), De Gea on £350k p/w should surely never be conceding a goal EVER, especially while his defenders & midfielders in front of him are earning just as ridiculously high wages to do their job?!? And the likes of Neymar should never allow a keeper to save a shot or put one wide or over? It is sport, there are lots a variables & no one is perfect & if they were, they wouldn’t be playing for Bristol City in the 2nd tier of English football.
  9. It wasn’t a ‘daisy cutter’ as you call it, the ball didn’t touch the grass until it hit the back of the net, so wasn’t slowed down by the heavy conditions. I wouldn’t blame Bentley for their goal, no one was probably expecting their centre half to come forward & hit a ball that has broken to him about 30 yards out first time, it’s probably about as likely as Baker or Williams doing similar for us & if they did, it would probably be more of a worry for the stewards in the car park than it would for the oppositions keeper! It was a more than decent strike by someone that no one probably expected it from that came through a crowd of players. With a minute to go, he took a gamble & it paid off handsomely for him, fair play to the guy.
  10. Let’s not just put the blame at Diedhiou’s door, Weimann has supposedly been playing as a striker for months as well & how many goals has he scored or how many opportunities is he in a position to get on the end of each game? For me, the intensity has gone, we have a keeper that can distribute a ball quickly & yet 99% of the time the ball is rolled to our 2 least natural ball players, who then in turn slow play down further while they play back & forth to each other across the penalty area while the opposition have all got back into position while they await our eventual long punt forward to Diedhiou who is then left to fight for the ball against 2,3 or 4 defenders on his own! We have become far too predictable, the opposition don’t have to worry about us catching them on the break because we simply don’t play quick enough from any situation, be that from Bentley’s hands, a throw-in or a quickly taken free-kick! There were numerous times against Shrewsbury (in particular) that Diedhiou & Eliasson had made runs while the ball is being fannied about with between Williams & Baker & they were left frustrated because the ball simply never came & after making those runs a few times each, it’s easy to become despondent as you wonder what the point is in making these runs, knowing the ball is never coming!! Having a pass completion percentage of 90%+ is pointless is if it’s done at 1mph on the edge of our own area while giving us possession stats because it’s simply not allowing us to create anything, Bentley very rarely gets the ball in his hands & sends somebody chasing a long ball over the top while the oppositions defence is unorganised, we’ve played with 4 attackers in recent months & yet they are stood waiting for something to get their teeth into, now is the time to stop this playing out from the back where it takes 3 minutes & 30 passes before the ball gets to the halfway line & shock the opposition by putting the ball over the top. Don’t get me wrong, if we’re winning then by all means slow play down & keep possession but invariably this season, we haven’t been on the front foot enough to be leading at halftime or anywhere around there. We basically play to still be 0-0 at 70 minutes or hope that by some miracle we’ve managed to sneak a goal ourselves but invariably we go behind & only then do we show a bit of energy & emergency by actually getting the ball forward quicker. We have gone from a team that was getting rave reviews for our footballing style 2 years ago to a side that is now boring even it’s own fans! Could that be because too much emphasis is put on stats, pass completion percentages & possession stats or is it because the players aren’t fit for purpose to do what’s needed & by that I mean having 2 non ball playing centre-halves who don’t have the ability on the ball to get an attack going? And moving on from where I’d say our problems stem from, you clearly don’t rate Diedhiou but given our options within our squad, who would you suggest could do a better job than him in the current situation? There is no one else, Semenyo was given an opportunity & showed no signs of wanting to play as a striker let alone any enthusiasm to be in the team. Weimann despite supposedly playing as a striker for the majority of time over recent months at the very least is very rarely actually ever seen trying to lead our front line & then that left Rodri! Who else is there to help take the pressure off of Diedhiou, to give him a rest, to help take some of the oppositions defenders away from him during a match? For the limited amount of chances we create during a match, his goal return isn’t bad & his overall performances haven’t been bad, I dread to think how much worse things could be if we didn’t have him up front for us right now!
  11. Well these were BT Sports commentators, I think they were as Italian as Yorkshire puddings
  12. The commentators actually commented on how serious the clubs take it & how important the competition is to the supporters.
  13. I’ve noticed their cup quarter final matches kicking off throughout the day on weekdays, surely attendances are affected? I can’t imagine Premier League or EFL games kicking off at 1pm or even 3pm on a Tuesday or Wednesday, attendances would be massively down wouldn’t they?
  14. Which goes with my point of square pegs in round holes, they’ve had plenty of chances to impress during training / U23 games but I would guess that they hadn’t.
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