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  1. Baker 5?? Seems harsh for lots of fans MOTM
  2. City18

    Excuse?

    I'm not a fan of johnson and think his time should be up at city, but let's at least wait until 4.45 before we restart the weekly johnson out/papering over the cracks threads
  3. But what is overlooked is that Johnson has had years of working with these top players who a lot have now gone onto bigger things, and still not managed to make the play offs. Since he arrived he has worked with: Kodjia, Abraham, Reid, Diedhiou Brownhill, Pack, Tomlin, Eliasson, Palmer, Hegeler, Kent, O'Neil, Nagy, Massengo, Freeman Bryan, Webster, Kalas, Dasilva, Kelly, Baker, Flint, Magnússon, Ayling Bentley, Maenpaa, Gieffer All players who have experience playing in Championship or higher leagues, several Champions League. He has had the ability to work with quality goalscorers, experienced midfielders and loads of top defenders. Several of the above have gone on to play in the premier league or made big money moves away from City under johnsons control. A quality championship manager would have been able to work with the combinations of these players Johnson has had and reap greater success than 8th, 11th, 17th and 18th in the Championship. Equally interesting how people focus on these players being sold, rather than the fact we have continually had top quality players in our squads at City who a lot have gone onto bigger and better things - yet Johnson gets a free clause because they are eventually sold, rather than focusing on the fact he has only once in 4 years made the top third of the division.
  4. What manager would you choose over Johnson and why? Anyone with proven ability to work with championship players, young talented players and who can manage the egos that go along with it. Someone who doesn't isolate players after poor performances and out them in the press to shield himself. He is the manager and he is therefore responsible. Someone who is able to select a formation to play, practise it and then implement it instead of chopping and changing every week.How can we perfect a team when we have no consistency - Players must be struggling themselves we change formation 5 times a match. A manager that is able to help unlock the raw talents of a young player rather than failing to do this, then resorting to saying we need more players and spending more players - further boosting our squad numbers and failing to get the best out of what is already here. What league position at this stage of the season would you be happy with? Based off us being in the playoffs earlier in the season, before the wheels started to come off - back in the play offs and not struggling against the teams below us Is it purely footballing reasons you would like Johnson gone? Yes. What people get so caught up in is the idea of being on match of the day, reaching 'The Promised Land', watching us play Man Utd and Man City every week etc etc. However, all this essentially falls back to us wanting to be entertained! Being able to watch MOTD for evening entertainment, watching us against the biggest teams is the exciting possibility of the scenes when we beat one of them, reaching the premier league - to grow our reputation worldwide (gain a sense of achievement and share the promotion with likeminded people) - again falls down to happiness and a want for enjoyment. What a lot of us don't like is that this season hasn't been entertaining - boring football, weekly drivvel from our manager in post match interviews - I do not believe it is a 'results business'. The world has gone mad for the premier league money and forgotten the real importance is entertainment as that is all football is. I'd rather see us playing exciting football in league one than the drivvel Johnson is producing. If in 5 weeks time we were 3rd, but still playing the football we are, would you still want him gone? No, but this is not the case is it? I don't have faith in Johnson, the players don't have faith in Johnson. We have had so many players come and go under LJ who are premier league standard, much greater ability than our current league position suggests and yet he coaches all their flair that we have been missing out of them and then ships them out again. How long would you give a new manager to get us into the playoffs? If we played entertaining football and finished similar league position then I would be satisfied. The above questions however don't answer my main concerns and are warped towards Johnson staying. Let me ask you: What is is about Lee Johnsons career that makes you think he is the man for the job? Managerial Career: Took Oldham to 15th position in League One, then into the top 10 the following season before moving to Barnsley Took Barnsley to 12th in League One Kept a strong but under performing Bristol City side in the Championship to 52 points and safety (Flint, Ayling, Baker, Bryan, Smith, Pack, Freeman, Reid, Tomlin, Kodjia) Took a strong Bristol City side to 17th place in the table with 54 points (Bryan, Magnússon, Flint, Matthews, Wright, O'neil, Smith, Brownhill, O'Dowda, Reid, Pack, Hegeler, cotterill, Abraham, Tomlin, Paterson) 11th in Championship despite playing some of our best football - failed to motivate and keep a strong side in play-offs despite being in automatic spots around christmas Took City to 8th in the Championship Very strong squad with several moving up to premier league after Win percentage as a manager: Oldham - 35% Barnsley - 39% Bristol City - 39% On his Wikipedia page his 2 greatest successes are League One Manager of the Month in 2016 and Championship Manager of the Month in 2017. He is one of the most frustrating managers to have run our club: Harps on about identity, but even Radio Bristol was miffed as to what this was last night No ability to shake his losing streaks Some of the most unentertaining football I've ever seen at the gate Awful home record He has had the backing to bring in loads of quality players and yet can't reach the play offs All these people who say we have had to continually sell our best players ... This is the same for all championship clubs or teams that aren't the big few in the premier league. what is your response to the counter argument that over the past few years we have had countless top quality players: Tomlin, Kalas, Webster, Abraham, Flint, Bryan, Reid, Ayling, Freeman, Kodjia, Dasilva, palmer, baker, Kelly are all top experienced championship/premier league quality players Johnson has had the chance to work with. Many at the same time and yet he has never managed to get us into the play offs. It's not that we haven't had the quality in our team to make the play offs, it seems more aparent that we don't have the manager who is able to get these players playing togetehr successfully and draw the raw talent out of the Palmers, Freemans etc etc When we have had such quality of late, why is it that we continually play poor football and haven't been able to get the right tactics to unlock the winning formula? Why is it based off his measly managerial record that you want to continually back Johnson to do this? We beat Man United rotated squad 3 years ago?
  5. I for one can say I have never left a game of football as a fan and complemented our amount of "box entries" Delusional interview there. Ripped off fans, taking our money for that dross yet again and he has the audacity to say that we had more box entries and he saw lots of positives in a 4 0 thrashing. Footballs an entertainment event and there was no entertainment for home fans today!
  6. Reckon diedhous got that in his locker Just a shame hes lost the key
  7. Worrying to see how large our losses were in 17/18 season. I've likely misinterpreted this but this suggests we made a 25.4 million loss that season. What was our profit/loss for last season if we are only allowed to make 39 million loss over 3 years?
  8. Hes banging them in in the championship this season mate
  9. Not think it might have been managers orders to keep possession and find nagy or massengo when dropping deep to allow them to bring ball forward? Seemed pretty apparent that was our tactic throughout and he doesn't want lavish passes from the centre backs when we are playing with a back 2 and hence more suspect to the quick counter on an interception, especially with the lack of pace between baker and Williams. You dont know what they're asked to do by johnson but the level of managing goes beyond picking a position and a player for it and then leaving them too it.
  10. Must admit I think sending keeper up is something I like to see. Adds excitement to an otherwise dull game. I know it'd be nice to see city in the prem but football is just entertainment and I enjoyed it today. Imagine the scenes if he'd scored a bullet header in the last kick of the game to equalise
  11. He traded in the serie A, For adge, for adge He wanted to wear the famous Robin Badge, the badge When he scores for the city, We'll drink the cider up with ee Our midfielder from Hungary His name is adam nagy
  12. City's website is very poor sometimes
  13. I think I may be going the same way. Non league certainly has its merits, and while quality of players may be lower you're still getting an entertaining and evenly balanced match. Remember watching odd down many years ago and the goalkeeper conceded from a back pass from the half way line which rolled between his legs. Slightly different entertainment to professional league stuff but I remember moments like this more than anything I've seen this season down ashton gate - and for a fraction of the cost
  14. Money. Sky. Weekend football not being played at 3:00pm or one late evening game I can accept. Who wants to go to a Severnside Derby at 12:00PM on a Sunday?! The ridiculous salaries the player receive. Part envy maybe, but makes me cross to know how much even the city players get and yet 90% of this season I've been bored watching sideways unentertaining football from these players given godlike status. Robbie Savage hosting football phone in programs. Ticket prices - Where else in the world can you be charged £42 to watch a second tier game of football. MADNESS. Bright coloured fancy boots. Some now even come with a sock style ankle protector?!? Giving freekicks for the tiniest of touches Praising a 'tactical foul'. I understand why, but this is cheating and shouldn't be encouraged. Sick of hearing pundits saying 'that was a clever foul to conceed there' Lack of interest beyond about 5 teams in UK - What number channel even is quest?!? Boring keep ball "barcelona style possession football" Hype around "Super Sunday" style top 6 clashes. These seem to become more dull the more they're hyped. Too many cagey park the bus 0-0, 1-0 games Instagram stories at games Pre match highlight reels (the same every week) Leaving the game 10 minutes before half time to buy a pie or pint - Leaving 4.5 minutes early in the first half and second half (9 total) means missing 10% of the game and at £35 a ticket price probably equates to roughly the cost of your pie. Seems to me like you're basically double paying for that pie!!! I honestly think some of my most enjoyable memories as a city fan have been in the third tier. No sideways and backwards passing, a few more thrills and spills, cheaper tickets, pay on the day for away games, no great divide between players and fans. I'm also trying to visit the 92 league grounds and find that most enjoyment nowadays comes from visiting the lower league grounds where I can park 300m from the ground, no major traffic before and after the game, no plastic fans like at the premier league games, cheaper food and drink and often more entertaining games of football.
  15. Can we therefore assume, when Korey scored the winner against Man United, it was not so much a celebration that led Lee Johnson to pick up and spin round the ball boy but more likely a vicious assault, in which our manager temporarily lost control of his senses and tried to force a submission from the nearest innocent victim.
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