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  1. Three excellent points, given 1 Derby would have been up for it having sacked the manager and Rooney with something to prove 2 We don’t know how many of our players were struggling with after effects of virus 3 We do know training has been limited, and some have played a lot of football with travel added, eg Nagy. 4 We usually do far worse after an international break 5 We are carrying injuries to major players, at least 4 of them PLUS we are third, and that on goal difference alone. Never expected us to be flying so high at this stage of the season. Thi
  2. All credit to Holden and his coaches. Good tactics, fit players, and high morale. Well done The Robins. Six excellent points this week.
  3. Quality never goes. Massengo has massive quality and will play at a higher level here or abroad. Nagy has nothing to prove. You aren’t a first choice for Hungary by being only average. just watch this space.
  4. We haven’t even played 10 games yet. Patience they say is a virtue. I, for one, am quite happy with the season so far, given the number of injuries we have carried. I also think the whole area of infield tactics is being better handled, in advance and during the game. How bold was switching to a 3-3-1-3 formation. We got a penalty because, in my opinion, we were pressing hard inside the box, which we weren’t under the formation we started with. That seems good game management. Still feel we will be ok because I never expected us to be pushing for promotion, indeed I fear
  5. Ivorguy


    Did anyone seriously expect us to be in top six this season? This was always going to be a season for regrouping whoever came in as Head Coach Think in terms of three seasons. Plusses so far are a commitment to stability in selecting a team and giving young players a chance. Additionally, some of our young talent are cutting it in lower leagues, like Nurse this evening. And we have two fine Assistant Coaches. Anything above 12th at season’s end will be ok in my opinion
  6. Great that the tombola is definitely in the skip
  7. The differences appear to me to be a Head Coach and his two assistants singing from the same hymn sheet; and more importantly doing so with a clear view of how they wish to set the team up. This must surely have a positive effect on the players. The younger ones clear as to what is being asked of them, the older not sniping from the fringe as tactics fly all over the place. This really does seem, so far at least, an upgrade on recent seasons. Of course if you know what system you are playing it helps with recruitment. No more square pegs in round holes. Poor Elliason falls in
  8. I saw my first match back in the 1950/51 season and therefore the familiar City fans’ refrain of ‘same old, same old’ resonates with me. Only once during these 70 years have City made it into the top flight; and then fell like a stone, in successive seasons, to the lowest league. Since promotion from Division 4 to Division 3, I have dreamed of our climb back to the top. Instead we have yo-yo’d between the third and second tiers. We seem happiest in the top half of the third. For 25 of these years, next year, SL has been deeply involved with the club. He has consistently over prom
  9. If many on here find him difficult to understand then what about our foreign players? Not surprising that sometimes they can look lost
  10. Do you really need to ask this question ?
  11. Ernie Peacock to give us a bit of bite in midfield Arthur Milton a little guile on the wing Big John to take the chances we are missing in front of goal and, of course, Ivor Guy to give stability at the back!
  12. LJ will be trying things out till the last game of the season. To my mind the inconsistency in team selection, in tactics, etc has been what has led to inconsistency in matches.
  13. Always only one answer, Big John Atyeo. Wonderful player and an absolute gentleman (in both senses of the word) Never seen his like again, and probably unlikely to in the future Never saw Wedlock, of course, but my grandfather who saw him many times, and in Cup Final, would have voted for Big John too. For me and those privileged to have seen Atyeo in his prime, he epitomised all that was best with City. The crowd baying ‘Give it to John’ still raises goosebumps every time I remember it, as well as John cartwheeling back to the half way line having scored.
  14. Bet Fulham goalkeeper has watched carefully - just in case !
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