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Everything posted by Alessandro

  1. A cross I think. Otherwise it wouldn't have been side footed - he would have tried to lace it. That's what seemed to throw Max too. Add in the slightly muted celebration and the laughing between them.
  2. I think one thing is clear after last night - our first choice RWB going forwards (at least for now) is going to be Hunt.
  3. Vyner and Moore (especially) were being hailed after Sunday. Now we need to loan someone in to further block their development?
  4. Also didn’t Brunt get sent off vs them in the playoffs when Villa went up? Score to settle hopefully tonight
  5. Despite being a second string Villa team, it still looks strong. That back four is pretty solid. Elmo at centre half should be targeted. Guilbert sharp getting forward, Taylor less worry. El-Gahzi we know is tricky on his day. Lansbury? Up until recently their highest earner. Crazy waste. Strong bench if needed. Very good test for our 2nd string tonight. Head says we lose a close game by a goal. COYR
  6. You've definitely got your rose tinted glasses on....hate to tell you your player Badger08 smashed the ball into your own net with his second touch of the game mate. Or if you prefer GIF speak for your stats:
  7. Nor am I down for an argument. I was just replying to your quote to me. If you running out of things to say is me looking for an argument, then if that helps you feel better....xxx
  8. Great reply. Top class gaslighting!
  9. You’re joking, right? Given you’re on this thread, I presume you’ve read it?! If you haven’t, go away read it, hopefully in time to edit your last post.
  10. So I get this right. Are you saying it’s OK for people to say give the decision time and then declare it a success and say I told you so after 4 games have been played?
  11. What’s with this ‘mob’ business? I haven’t seen any group demonstrations, pitch forks, burning torches and effigies of Ashton or Lansdown at BS3? The reality is, as @Phileas Fogg has said valiantly, hitting the brick wall over and over (bravo by the way, good effort, however futile), the frustration of the vast majority was nuanced and passed after a week. Of course there is a minority who judge too harshly too soon - the bedsheets outside the ground for example. But that ‘extreme’ minority is a little bit like the extreme minority who would judge a manager a success after
  12. Interesting debate r.e LJ vs Holden and youth players. Some very good points made I thought; I'd been chatting about this before the podcast with a mate though and I wonder if there has been a bit of a perfect storm for some of these development players - in that Holden's hand might have been forced somewhat. 1) Transfer kitty has been tightened so those awful short term signings (blight of LJ era) were not coming in to block the pathway, even if Holden wanted that or not. Door now more ajar for some younger players. 2) Would Vyner and Moore played the games they had if Baker an
  13. I’m loving the humble pie I’m eating at the moment. But I’m certainly not getting carried away either. First half v Cov showed that. Today we were very professional. Early signs are good, but it’s a long old season.
  14. You were the one just advocating lying - I quote: And at the absolute worst, a player could say just put me as NS please. And then you say people who suspect liars have "issues". You're contradicting yourself, which one is it? I think you're missing the point. If the club are selective in press conferences (which I presume will continue if your idea was ever put in place?) then they will also be selective in the information they put on the team sheet. So what's the point? The pre-match interview often clears up info about players who are injured, i.e Jay yesterday. The fact is one l
  15. I'd like to think people would see there's a personal issue and not pry Have you been introduced to social media????? And at the absolute worst, a player could say just put me as NS please. So what's the point then if they can just lie?!
  16. What’s the code for: His Dad saved my Dad’s life so I better pick him?
  17. Wow - way to impinge on a person's privacy! Yes let's advertise to the world if a player is suffering from a mental illness or family issues whether they like it or not. They may be 'in the public eye' but they still deserve their basic privacy. Absurd idea for me. Not only for personal reasons and potentially tactical decisions, I fundamentally disagree that every decision a football coach makes should have to be officially documented.
  18. Just a general thought I had today watching the team this afternoon: Seeing Vyner, Moore, Massengo and Semenyo having both good and bad moments I think it’s something we will have to get used to this season. Holden is going to use more younger players, so add Bakinson, Morrell and Walsh to that list. They’re all going to have good games and bad games and all more likely to make those mistakes you iron out with experience. I think that needs remembering at this stage.
  19. Bit of a nothing story for me. He said he got a few tweets, that’s pretty much it. I agree with you though, despite being a Bristolian and scoring some historic goals, he was never quite up there with the top ‘fans favourites’. I think he could well be a little sensitive, but for what it’s worth, I remember him, pre/early LJ days, definitely getting some stick in the ground and on here. I wouldn’t go as far as to say ‘scapegoat’ - but I remember his mental strength, pace and effort being questioned on here, that’s not to say he should be free from criticism, but I wouldn’t say he was
  20. Yes absolutely - I think one common thought of every City fan, on either side of the argument over his appointment, is that they like and respect and want him to do well. As I’ve said before, I like what I’ve heard from him so far, but as always, some people are getting very carried away - proof is in the pudding. I think after months of speculation and debate, what we all need is the ******* football to start again!!
  21. Just like with Holden, the Johnson appointment divided opinion. But IIRC though some, quite a few in fact, people found LJ's approach and the way he spoke, at the start, refreshing, exciting and interesting. Innovative. In the end, these things were used against him as ultimately the walk didn't back up the talk enough. I wonder if the reaction to DH is as much a reaction to what we became used to with LJ. Again, as others have already said, talk is cheap and i'll be giving credit to the board if DH goes on to take us into the top 6 with the attacking football he has spoken
  22. My current thoughts too. He seems to be growing into the role better than I expected so far, so i'm 100% happy to concede that to him. But I see some fans getting carried away too, which is fine, but talk is cheap. Ultimately we need to see where we are after 10 games at least. All the ingredients are there for, arguably, our best chance of a top 6 push, so i'll reserve a little bit of judgement for the results.
  23. I’ll catch this later - but got to say Holden has been talking the talk - and the talk has been pretty impressive. He’s been backed in the window and with his backroom staff. Now let’s see it on the pitch and in the league table....I’d love it to work out. Exciting season ahead.....
  24. I hear what you’re saying but if you come out and make a vocal moral stand against betting advertising....surely you should have courage of your convictions? Basically it’s saying I’ll make the small sacrifice of not listening to a podcast, to make a moral point and rub my moral ego. But when push comes to shove, i’m not willing to make an actual sacrifice, stop watching City. And you make excuses like it’s ‘out of my control’ - well if it matters that much to you and you feel that strongly, it’s always in your control. Look at FC United of Manchester. And ultimately, thou
  25. @Silvio Dante “If you don’t want to listen to the pod due to Mansion, you probably also shouldn’t watch City“ Yes I did find it a little, interesting, to say I won’t listen to OSIB because of Mansion Bet, but I’ll still be watching City.....who have Mansion Bet across their shirts......
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