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Bob Thompson

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  1. Correct on the history, a middle of the road club until Alan Dicks a35 yr old asst mgr took over saved us from relegation took us to the promised land.Saved by Coller and Sage and crowds of 4000. Club and Directors could not invest then the downward spiral.Cooper, Jordan started the comeback( still no investment). Until Lansdown. Not only funds but an attempt to put Bristol City on the map by a sustainable project. FFP means we can’t afford the top executives or players it’s a slow process with a stadium holding 27.000. So us old codgers carry on supporting, spending more than we should and waiting patiently to get back to see the team we love. We need City as much as City needs us.

  2. I thought this page was for supporters. There’s no guarantee any of us will see the start of the season live. Even if there is can you all get on bus or visit a toilet half time.?No income coming in , staff redundancies and you want us to boycott the shop, spend millions on a new management structure, with no big signings and Diedhou and Ellison on their way. Seems City needs true supporters at this difficult time.

  3. I was impressed that Liverpool gave an award to Alan Alana. We are about to lose players and possibly coaches who have worked tirelessly for City and the community. It is inevitable that their time at the club would come to an end. It would be a great gesture if some sort of recognition was given to them.

  4. LJ can only use the players he’s got. Some have lost their touch at the moment.  Back to basics and hard work which means without Pack and Brownhill probably five hard workers midfield and Diedhou and Adobe sharing the hard work up front one at a time.

  5. Watching mostly PL on television recently. It certainly looks as if a lot of players are bigger and stronger than those at City. Whilst appreciating that this is not the only asset players need don’t you think that we could do with some Muscle in the team?

  6. It’s very difficult for me, to provide a back track of Facebook and Twitter comments. I do however stick to my belief that comments to many sports people and others in the public eye are submitted to insulting and slanderous comments. Normally by people using pseudonyms. I have sports and political views which by the sound of it appears to be In the minority but I  hope I don’t stoop as low as personal insults. I know it is emotional and naive but I do have  a special regard for all at BRISTOL City and those who genuinely support them.

  7. 31 minutes ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

    I totally get your emotional reply and the way you are feeling ... but my two posts, that you quoted, simply asked for evidence of the ‘slanderous’ comments that you mentioned when starting this thread ... and once again, you’ve provided nothing ...

     

  8. On 26/02/2020 at 15:28, BS4 on Tour... said:

     

    So, to summarise, you have no examples of any ‘slanderous’ comments and you have no knowledge of the ‘full facts’ to which you referred in your OP. 

    Yet you started this thread as though you represented the fan base and wished to apologise to the players and management on behalf of all of us for comments which don’t exist .... strange ...

     

    12 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

    You didn’t say you ‘commiserated with everyone’ - read your OP again. And I wasn’t talking about ‘personal abuse’  - I said you’ve yet to produce any evidence of the ‘slanderous comments’ to which you referred in your OP and you pretty much ‘apologised’ to the players and coaches who had allegedly received them ...

    I am sometimes ashamed of the personal abuse directed at LJ (whom I have never met )on Facebook twitter etc. ()As a fan and I do not represent any other fan, I wish everyone connected with the club and all of there supporters the best of luck. I believe many of us ,as fans believe that all involved are doing their best to turn their bad form around. If I thought otherwise I would not have spent 66 years wasting my time supporting them. I’m confident that anyone who felt the players were incompetent wouldthink the same. Undermining them too much (albeit we have our opinions)  does not assist, if in fact they follow OTIB. I perhaps wrongly assumed that the people on OTIB were hurting after that defeat and wished for a quick return to form. Football is a game of opinions , but I do not apologise for trying to do my best through this media to continue to continue to support BRISTOL City even though as others , I sometimes criticise their actions.

  9. 10 hours ago, BS4 on Tour... said:

     

    So, to summarise, you have no examples of any ‘slanderous’ comments and you have no knowledge of the ‘full facts’ to which you referred in your OP. 

    Yet you started this thread as though you represented the fan base and wished to apologise to the players and management on behalf of all of us for comments which don’t exist .... strange ...

    We don’t know what goes on in the dressing room.

    facebook Twitter  etc are full of comments especially from people who wish to remain anonymous. People from all walks of life are complaining of the personal abuse they receive.

    i stated that I commiserated with everyone having to face up that defeat.

    i don’t represent any fan base and I certainly don’t agree with the vitriol that they sometimes receive.

    as stated I do agree that everyone is entitled to their opinion and it’s strange that you appear to take umbrage at that.

     

     

  10. 1 hour ago, phantom said:

    Hi @Bob Thompson good afternoon to you

    Could you clarify what slanderous comments have been made?

    What "full facts" don't we know?

    The language which is used on social media sometimes is extremely personal we all have our opinions regarding the team and manager. I get angry when comments about individuals from all walks of life become abusively personal.

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  11. 42 minutes ago, Curr Avon said:

    What are the full facts, Reverend Bob?

    I don’t know the players and I don’t know the coaches. Usually you only find out the truth months later. I see players lacking in confidence, not match fit and not taking responsibility. If this is the case then I’m sure LJ will sort it. He knows what happens if he fails.

    i only go to the occasional away match now , but you go with hope more than confidence. Commiserations indeed to the fans who went to Huddersfield, long awful journey I hope it doesn’t put them off of future trips.

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  12. First of all commiserations to all the Bristol City staff ,players and coaches who have to go to work today.

    We, like all true fans are hurting as well.

    Please ignore all the crude undignified slanderous comments you receive on social media.

    we  all have opinions usually without knowing the full facts, but we are entitled to them.

    Hold your heads up high. You were chosen because of your skills . Form is temporary. So now Work Hard.

    We are BRISTOL CITY ! We always believe!

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  13. 31 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

    GD is around the same as when we made the playoff final.

     

    Just bought my season ticket for my 66th season. I do not think the current players are good enough to be in the Premiership. I do however think this is the best footballing squad we have had ever.No player worth 10 million wants to come and play for us.We therefore have to improve present and future ones. That is LJs and his teams role. Personally I trust him to do it. Incidentally I have never met him, but would be proud to shake his hand.

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  14. We are on the edge of the playoffs. There are no mug coaches in this league. We have a player with 11 assists. Don’t you think the other teams know this. We’ve sold a key player to get a striker. Don’t you think other teams know we have weakened mid field. It takes time to introduce new players into a team. Slowly we are moving in the right direction. Stick with it.

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