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Olé

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  1. "My biggest weakness? That's a great question. Also I think some people would say I spend a bit too much time on my charitable work. But that's just me, you've got to put a little back." Under no circumstances should people who humblebrag an answer to their biggest weaknesses, be hired for any job in the world, ever.
  2. Agree - in fact despite including his first bonafide misplaced pass/possession with about 10 to go, relative to the CM 3 before he came on, Bakinson further enhanced his reputation tonight by virtue of what he wasn't. Added to Semenyo being the only convincing threat up front, it is remarkable these two players more than any others look like they were first teamers in a 'reserve side'. Youth but both are only obvious claims for Sunday. Worth mentioning Sessegnon too - he wriggled into a few good positions in the box but for my money is a lot further than Pereira from really challengi
  3. Fair play Coventry if you include both sets of subs it looks like their record attendance at St. Andrews tonight.
  4. Michael Bridges sounds a lot like someone who is completely unaware of Michael Bridges career history. The idea he was the best player being forced out of City by GJ, when in fact he barely strung a game together fit and ended up at Carlisle and various other short lived spells in England on a complete career nosedive. Shameless also for Bridges to ridicule Tinnion's lack of a strategy or plan when there's a bloke called Michael Bridges who would've met Tinnion and had a chance to ask about either before accepting a lucrative contract. I also liked his recollections of the best
  5. So on this point, here's the thing I don't understand about football in the early part of the 20th century (because I have no historical context, just the actual records). 100 years ago this year, Chelsea became the first London club to ever finish in the top three of English football, in a league system that already ran for over 30 years. This massively validates the historical dominance of the North, but if Bristol is an anomaly, back then it was surely by being successful where London clubs weren't!? Because in 1907 (13 years earlier) we finished second in the league. The fir
  6. Probably like others I revisited this thread this morning having seen the BBC website headline on limiting social gatherings again. With a bit of time to spare prompted by your remark I decided to re-read the first 5-10 pages. An interesting history lesson for sure. To be fair while there are a few cynics (but quite a small number by OTIB standards!) I'm impressed by quite how many regular posters on here called this fairly accurately from day one. I must admit I had no idea what would happen back in February, but the sense I get from most who had posted back then is consistent with
  7. Although Dijon broke their transfer record just 3 days ago to sign an Ivory Coast striker for €3.6m, prior to which their record was just €2m. That doesn't sound like a club that is about to also shell out on what we're likely to expect for Fam. Not does Ligue 1 strike me as the sort of place Fam considers a forward step. Side note - Lois Diony came from Dijon.
  8. Isn't the Northampton game next week? And if so, call me old fashioned but isn't it about time there was a date and kick off time for it?
  9. Pretty much - he's not crap, he's something much more frustrating, an athlete with many of the right attributes but a total lack of conviction in applying it. People keep mentioning the goal at Carrow Road as if it's all he's done. He's been playing for us for bloody ages - since August 2016. There have been other moments. The 2-2 at Newcastle he was our best player. The 2-0 midweek win at Fulham in 2017 (for me better than the 4-0 earlier that year). First half hour at West Brom in 2018 was at the heart of everything through the middle. Stoke away the season before last. But it's farcic
  10. Your views are not being misrepresented. "Is it okay to advertise his business on here for free? Shouldn't he be paying some some sort of fee?" (or words to that effect) are absolutely demonising of a voluntary initiative, to say nothing of how petty it is too. Well if you put half as much energy into building something you could advertise, as you have picking apart something someone else has built, maybe you could find out. The forum doesn't have a problem with rampant advertising so the common sense approach obviously works. I would guess it's got to relate to City, and ideally
  11. Sorry, how exactly did I discredit your comments? You discredited your own comments by turning your quite reasonable argument about the integrity of sponsorship from a gambling company, into a completely separate point about advertising on OTIB, and with quite a provocative and personal remark about "his business". I'm sure Stan can speak for himself, but personally I'd find that kind of remark incredibly hurtful. I see it all the time, someone takes all the risk and hard graft to build something or do something creative, and the minute there's a nominal reward, they're demonised as in it
  12. I think MansionBet are giving him some prizes not putting him in charge of their European operations
  13. If it helps you could just set your iPad to think you are in a factory, since I know for a fact that factory workers are not allowed to receive goal alerts and this setting is supported on most new iPads. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset to Factory Settings When you put it to be in a factory setting it does also require you to wear safety glasses and a hat but you can ignore those messages and the iPad still works perfectly. I tried this for the Boro game.
  14. Didn't even realise Sky Sports was still going - seem to recall it was also "finished" for getting rid of Andy Gray and Richard Keys. A frankly staggering reaction on here to be blaming race or already with the pitchforks in anticipation that the next candidate is somehow marginalising white middle aged men, as if that is the only merit to anyone else. We are in the middle of a pandemic and the biggest economic downturn of our lifetimes. Hate to break it to you but if you have the option not to extend the contracts of long term employees on top wages, and can refresh to introduce n
  15. Olé

    Famara

    Another video - this one an actual football talk show, filmed August 3rd in Senegal. Relevant discussion is about 41:00 to 50:00. Again my French is pretty poor but had a couple of listens as sounded like they were putting Fam on the spot a lot in this part of the show. The bloke to Fam's left plays in Turkey (led to Fenerbache remarks) the two blokes opposite seem to be analysts, the one in blue keeps baiting on Fam on his future. The female host seems to challenge Fam on City being average and happy with our lot which he defends saying we're ambitious but we've missed the "finishin
  16. Olé

    Famara

    How's your French? This was published a couple of days ago (although must have been recorded a few weeks ago as I guess it's in Sengal). Talks about his time at Bristol City from 3:05 and progress over his three seasons. Seems to be something about failing in objective for this season, and I think at 5:10 he is talking about not being picked by the coach at the start of the season and winning back his place in the team by giving 100 200 300% for the team. More interesting at 7:40 I think he's saying something along the lines about lots of people in Senegal expect him to be at a bigge
  17. Does anyone remember a game at Southampton, I think we actually won it, but it was biblically wet, like end of days stuff. Sideways rain and the sky pitch black all day. Just walking between pubs or to the ground and you were soaked right through to the skin. I've just about dried out now and it must have been 10-15 years ago. Weather and travel problems don't half make an away day ten times worse.
  18. Agree (and the 3-3 is the last away game I missed!) - any away day in the Black Country full stop, have so many memories of getting smashed at both Molineux or the Hawthorns and walking away listening to people in that ridiculous accent reminding us how crap we were, though Wolves fans the significantly more irritating. As it happens it's a draw that annoyed me the most - 2-2 under Benny at WBA where Aaron Brown announced himself in style but the ref kept playing until the drink driver got an equaliser. Add in the aggro at half time and WMP being their usual charming selves outside afterw
  19. Could equally announce the new home kit with Famara or Eliasson on a new 5 year deal.
  20. Classic case of better the devil you know for those that wanted rid of Dunder. A relatively small Scandinavian gaming startup run by (to my knowledge) decent people, replaced by a murky far East betting platform with a poor history of compliance with local laws.
  21. Rather than make fun of JL's demeanour with his obvious inexperience and unease, I prefer to think about how this reflects on the interview process (at the risk of banging a broken drum). We're told the interviews were by Mark Ashton and by Jon Lansdown, despite JL's clear unsuitability for the task. Mark Ashton has claimed this was a vigorous (rigorous) process. If that was truly the case, and with JL offering fairly limited relevant experience or (from what we can see) confidence in the process, why the hell wasn't MA inviting trusted football experts from outside the club to support th
  22. Same question in the thread below! The best evidence I've found is he was a youth team coach at both clubs during a period each got promotion. Quite shameless level of lieing.
  23. You're going to have to do better than that Dave! As mentioned, he was a youth team coach on both occasions when he was at those clubs and they went up to the Prem, unless there is some other mystery time he was at West Brom or Wolves and secured promotion, that doesn't appear in his, West Brom's, or Wolves records!
  24. Mark Ashton keeps claiming Keith Downing has two promotions from the Championship to the Premiership - one with West Brom and one with Wolves. I've searched his records, can someone tell me what I've missed? All I can find is he was an academy youth coach at West Brom in 2010 when they were promoted, and I think he was a youth team coach at Wolves 1999-2004 (record not clear) when Wolves won the play offs in 2003. Is Mark Ashton seriously trying to pass off events when he was a youth coach as experience of Championship promotion? It shows a lot of contempt for supporters that he fee
  25. Here's the full press conference - it goes a bit odd after about 16 or 17 minutes when Mark Ashton keeps going on about Dean Holden being chosen because he is a 'human'. Not once but about five times. This guy is now in stratospheric levels of bullshit. Also lies about Downing's Championship promotion experience (again).
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