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Everything posted by Ivorguy

  1. I disagree. We are going somewhere, viz round and round in circles under current failed ownership.
  2. The problem is the whole Bristol Sport set up. Nothing will change for us until SLmoves on. We are in a decades long rut of his making. As someone else said a few days ago, in any other business sphere S L would have been long gone. But he is fireproof to failure as he owns everything.. So this raises the fundamental modern football question about the nature of personal ownership of clubs. The model is so so dated. It worked under Harry Dolman, but it won’t work/hasn’t worked under SL. Of course, there is an answer - community owned and run clubs; yet for that to happen the
  3. This is all sounding very bad. Relegation bad if there is dissension in the camp. Come on City sort it out, and fast. Wonder what the returning Palmer thinks?
  4. The way we are playing, don’t think we need to worry overmuch. Doubt many of them will play all international minutes available, some will simply sit on the bench, and yet others will be lucky to be selected in the first place.
  5. Can anyone enlighten me? Has Ashton ever worked for Donald Trump? It all sounds very Trumpian at Ashton Gate and we know how that is ending in US. Nothing, IMO, will be right until we have a proper sized Board with people of proven worth
  6. But a better coach might at least get some of the football basics right, eg defending corners and free kicks, taking corners, using throw ins tactically, maintaining positions etc
  7. To answer the original question; there are only two ways to go in football, up or down. Standing still is usually only an option for one season, after a promotion. Judging City over last three years or so down looks the most likely answer, especially if you take into account comments on other live threads re SL, MA, and DH., and most of our other seasons at this level.
  8. Exactly. I have been making this same point for years. We at City have been completely stuffed by the Bristol Sport setup.
  9. As the decades roll on and the top flight remains but a dream, it is difficult to place the responsibility for this, given it is the club’s stated goal, anywhere else than at the owner’s door. For the money spent on players we should have managed over the years to get a team capable of promotion out of this division, and certainly not one falling back to the club’s default position of top half of division 1. So any critical analysis would pinpoint the selection of City managers, far short in quality from those who have taken clubs up from this division, and that with clubs who on paper are n
  10. Great signings? if we look at it that way as two new players arriving, I think not. Two fringe players from Division 2. Have we really come to this? We need urgent enquiry, as many suggest, to answer question as to why we have so many injuries. Lots of suggestions on Otib from nature of pitch to tactics, from fitness preparation to poor medical team. Only a proper enquiry will provide answers. It simply is not acceptable.
  11. Ivorguy


    Sorry, simply not good enough. We need to move on
  12. Ivorguy


    Sometime in the Fifties!
  13. Saw my first match 70 years ago, and save for that brief sojourn in old First Division, we are what we are, a football backwater. At least, unlike younger fans, I did see John Atyeo in his prime - a huge privilege and a lasting memory. Sadly can see no hope under present ownership set up. Hugely disappointing. Sincerely hope that some mad City fan of five years old will at my age be able to say we finally made it to the big time in the second half of 21st century! Here’s hoping CTID
  14. Your assumption that SLwould be upset with another relegation is rather a big assumption in the minds of many of us. Have seen little concrete evidence to suggest, other than fine words which anyone can spout, that he really wishes to see us at the highest level.
  15. I am sorry to have to say it but unless we change the coaching the January window will not help us. Moreover, I am also sorry but not sure any of our injured will make a significant impact on their return either.
  16. Oh no, thought we had seen the last of him!
  17. Don’t believe he will ever be a top striker. No evidence of that. More likely, He will drop down the divisions just like Wes Burns. We need to replace in January if possible.
  18. Need to improve the entertainment if they want to get more than 50% of fans back in due course
  19. Fear of failure on behalf of coaches; becomes a self fulfillIng policy
  20. Something clearly isn’t right with Wells - way beyond playing in different position. Problems off the pitch? Fallen out with coaches? Fallen out with team mates? Carrying an undeclared injury?
  21. What’s the phrase that always comes to mind first when thinking of City? Same old, same old
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