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  1. Savino

    OTIB: the home of fake news

    I think the reality is the opposite - the only fakes in this story are Bristol Sport and some of our players
  2. Savino

    LJ :- It could be a difficult summer..

    I'm not one of LJ's biggest fans, but I can't help feeling a bit sorry for him - I think he's stuck between a rock and a hard place. From the moment the owners failed to back him in the January transfer window (too early for the Prem), the ambitions of some of our best players were trashed, and our fabulously performing team were destined to another season in the Championship. Not great for your motivation! LJ has had to manage this, albeit not very well, and today's statement is all about moving on players who, basically, stopped turning up - and the party line is that it's for the benefit of the long term "sustainable" club future. So unfortunately it starts from the very top.
  3. Savino

    The Masters (Merged)

    Haha, need a bit of light relief this weekend - as the guy just said on tv "not going to be Rory's year this year - so much promise", sound familiar?
  4. Savino

    The Masters (Merged)

    Watching Rory feels like watching City at the moment
  5. Savino

    An Evaluation of Our Position

    You're right that questions have to be asked, and you might start by seriously considering the notion that the owners decided that the team were over-achieving in the first half of the season - and how to rein things in a bit. Since the Wolves game, everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong - from a weak transfer window to crucial red cards and extended returns of key injured players, from the team having the most shots on goal up to Christmas to the many games with zero or few shots on goal.. And whilst the clubs around us somehow failed to take advantage, we have witnessed the most bizarre team selections, tactics and substitutions ... call me a conspiracy theorist, but these things can happen when billionaires are involved (recent election rigging scandals). If your original plan was for a sustainable ascent to the PL, and it clearly wasn't going to plan and you couldn't afford it, then change it back to the plan.
  6. Savino

    Millwall Tomorrow

    What can we expect from our team at Millwall tomorrow? Are the guys up for a fight for the last play-off spot, or are they looking forward to the holidays and a guaranteed first team place for next season in the championship? Like many others I was totally devastated by our performance against Brentford, and also in general since January. I honestly can't help but feel that there is an under-current of self-preservation about our team - something I've felt many times at this stage of the season in the 50+ years that I've lived and breathed this team. Just watching Cardiff v Wolves on tv, whatever you think about the merits of the scum and the cheats, they're all so up for it. At the end of the day the management of those teams are totally fired up for the Premiership, and they're making sure there's no passengers. Perhaps it comes down to the drive, experience and arrogance of the managers, maybe we're missing something there. There's only so much self-congratulatory twitter feed on season ticket sales, BCFC in the community, and so on I can take when the team ain't performing.
  7. Savino

    Steve McClaren

    Wow. Sky studio chat all about City, mainly Bobby Reid, nothing at all about Derby- McLaren "only team trying to play football for 90ins, taking the game to Derby, brave substitutions"
  8. Savino

    Parking Tonight

    Just to remind everybody of the following road closure tonight - Cumberland Road on Spike Island will be closed between the hours of 7pm and 6am on weekdays from Monday, November 20.
  9. Savino

    Hegeler- this season's first '1' rating

    Seems to me that LJ has taken the opportunity to give the players who have been mostly on the bench this season a chance in the last couple of games - Eliasson, Leko, Hegeler, Woodrow - and tbh none of them have delivered. Maybe it's "shit or bust" time for these guys, and they won't get another similar opportunity anytime soon, disappointing for all concerned.
  10. Savino

    Leeds fans in Dolman Block A

    At least two groups of Leeds fans thrown out of Upper Lansdown after their first and second goals, couldn't contain themselves! It always seems to be the same with Leeds, they need to respect the rules imo and get tickets in line with their allocation in the Atyeo.
  11. Savino

    Zak Vyner

    I don't have an issue with playing youngsters, Tammy has proved the point again and again, and for me players of the calibre of Taylor Moore could/should have been around to step in. Maybe I'm wrong, I just feel that Zak ended up with all the pre-debut hype about him crushed, and on his first game back he has a massive challenge. Really hope he has a great game if he plays, and genuinely happy to be proved wrong - to the benefit of our great football club.
  12. Savino

    Zak Vyner

    I see that the BP is reporting that Zak is likely to start at Burnley. So we play the kid against a top Brighton side last year and watch him suffer, send him out on loan to gain experience and confidence, recall him and throw him in away to a Prem team with a great home record...... completely brainless! I just hope it's a false rumour.
  13. Strangest thing for me is the injury list - in the last 2 full seasons I only remember Little and Ayling being out, this season it's like the BRI down there! Add the form issues and I think he's just been unable to fix it, panicked and come up with some very questionable line-ups, tactics and substitutions.