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  1. Rooks was good. Very good !
  2. I agree with the original poster. Of course, I would like to see entertaining football. We have had that in the past, unfortunately, nearly always in the third tier. However, I prefer us to be playing in the second tier , obviously, premier league would be better still. We can talk all we like about stats and shots on goal, but , for me, what is most important is the number of points we have and our position in the league table. There is one very, very impressive stat. In spite of playing boring football, being unable to shoot or pass, lacking commitment and being poorly coached we have
  3. Bobby Kellard Best midfield player in 62 years of watching City !
  4. We have loads of play rats out injured. Several more unavailable because they are out on loan. How many are playing who should not be because they too are injured but there is no one else available, a situation made worse by the number of games being played in a short space of time. Playing a number of 17-19 year olds at the same time is a ridiculous suggestion. We had to do that in 1982, because we had no choice. That took us to the bottom of division 4, and most of them did not have a career in league football. Players not play rats - predictive text !
  5. It’s all about the first goal. If we score first we win. Always. This season. 100%. Absolutely true. Surprisingly !
  6. First goal . It’s all about the first goal. If we score first, we win. Always . 100%.
  7. Margaret Dodds died yesterday at the age of 103. She had supported City over many decades, and attended every match , in all weathers, until last year. She was a lovely lady , who greatly enjoyed her football, and will be greatly missed. She was amazingly fit for her age, until becoming unwell a couple of days ago. My most enduring memory of her was going to the pub after we defeated Manchester United. A great night !
  8. Gillies v Leeds 74 Gillies v Man U 75 Gillies v Coventry 77 all away
  9. I think Steve Lansdown wants the best for the club. I am absolutely sure of it. It is just that he is clueless at picking managers. We would be mad to want him to leave the club. There are an awful lot of terrible owners.We all know who they are. He will appoint a good manager one day. But not today - obviously !
  10. The financial situation is being used as a reason why the cheap option of Dean Holden being appointed, but it is a two way thing. If Chris Hughton or any other manager ,is looking for a job, then they will have to accept that they will not be paid as much as they have in the past , and if they want a job ,they will have to accept the new reality. For all we know, Hughton or whoever else, may realise this. The main issue may not be having an acceptable level of control of the team, which would be a sticking point whatever the financial situation.
  11. 4 players. Ayling, Flint, Reid, Bryan, Kelly,Webster, Pack, Brownhill- 8 players. I agree with the OP- we can’t keep selling every one of our best players. We have not bought well enough. Aside from Webster replacing Flint, every one of the others I have mentioned has been replaced by players who are not , or not yet , as good. We are weak in midfield. Korey Smith is not as good as he was. Nagy is not as good as Korey Smith was. Dasilva is not (yet) as good as Bryan was. Reid’s goals have not been replaced ( although he may have been a one season wonder). Tammy also made a massive contrib
  12. Oldest fan ! 103 not out today. Still going strong !
  13. John Galley is my all time favourite. The best player we have ever had was Norman Hunter. Gerry Gow was really, really good but Bobby Kellard was even better.! Best goal scorer - Bob Taylor
  14. I agree it is irritating when someone states FACT. That is why I said it. It is particularly irritating when people give opinion as fact eg Johnson is crap - FACT. I am taking the mickey out of them. At least my facts are facts ! It is true most expensive Bristol City ever assembled -FACT One final FACT. Most expensive Bristol City sales in any 2 yr period . More than the cost of assembling the current squad. Happy New Year
  15. 33 years of unbeaten top division football would do me nicely, like Coventry who went up in 1967, especially if it included an FACup win and a season of European football (would have been two were it not foe English clubs ban). Of course, as you say , we have underperformed for decades. Of course, every club’s fans pay to watch their team and can criticise if they want, but in any one season only 20 teams can play in the Premier League. No one has a right to be there. The moaning of some fans when their team does not make the top 4 to play in the Champions League makes me laugh/ sick.
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