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  1. Wow! A bunch of parasites threatening legal action against a bunch of crooks.
  2. As City race headlong into cashless sales at its concourse retail outlets, can it be confirmed that I will receive a receipt for any purchases made in order that I may check the amount charged at the point of sale. If not, the club will not receive a single penny piece from me on the concourse.
  3. The problem with questions like this is that the answers can be dependant on your age group/years following City,ane the different eras or style of football from which comparisons are made. There can be no doubt that Andy Cole achieved more in the game than John Atyeo, but half a season in a City shirt hardly trumps big John's longevity and his standing within the club. Who knows, had Atyeo decided to go full time professional and signed for Liverpool we might be talking about him as England's record goal scorer rather than City's. The most skilful player I ever saw in a City shirt was undoubtedly Jantzen Derrick. As for the worst then the usual suspects of Atteveld, Dyche, Watts and Hunt have all been mentioned, I'd leave Bas off the list for the great game he had against MK Dons at the hockey stadium. Amongst some of the most disappointing though were Sno and Bridges.
  4. The two issues are not mutually exclusive. Today's internationally acclaimed managers demand big budgets. You may as well argue why don't we appoint Mourinho or Guardiola. Bielsa, for all of his supposed genius (I remain to be convinced) is also a massive risk. He may get the desired result as a manager, but he's just as likely to walk out after a fortnight. For all their pretty football he will be a failure if he doesn't get Leeds promoted.
  5. I find it laughable that anyone can put Warnock and stylish football in the same library let alone a sentence. But that's not the point, whether Warnock or anyone else it's too late to change now when we're already half way through the transfer window. If LJ was to be replaced it had to be done early in December to allow a new guy to assess the players and give time for changes. I do wonder if you stripped out those on OTIB who would want LJ gone regardless if he won the league by 20 clear points, because they never liked him as a player and still don't: and those who never want to see him depart because they worship the ground he walks on, how many posters we'd be left with. I don't see any realistic alternative to assessing the situation at the seasons end. As while we are not happy at current performances and results is this something new, of course not. In the end analysis are points more important than performed, yes. When we have been on bad runs in the past has it always been a disaster, no. Are we in a bad league position currently, no. Can we still finish in a position that means a 6th year of improvement, yes. Can we still make the play offs, yes. But in the end analysis this is all moot. We are not going to determine whether he stays or goes. The Lansdown's are.
  6. Is it pronounced Sledger or Zledger. Better the second for the west country.
  7. He'd been there 2.5 years which is about per for the course. Very few head coaches last more than 3 years at Barcelona (or Real Madrid) as the pressure becomes intolerable. I recall Guardiola saying such when he quit before taking his sabbatical.
  8. What some people read into simple comments is unbelievable and is worse than than the nonsense I experienced doing A-level English Lit over the significance of 'Boom' in A Passage to India.
  9. Honest as the day is long but a manager to avoid relegation not for promotion.
  10. Another poor performance. Famara, Niclas, Han Noah and Taylor Moore OK, and Maanpaa did nothing wrong but rest were very poor. Can see why Palmer not playing, constantly looking to flick the ball around the corner before he has it under control, and never shields the ball with his body. Pereira got a roasting from their winger and Nagy was very sloppy. Might of course win the replay as we're better away.
  11. Bang on. I've not seen any evidence. Not one player as far as I'm aware has complained about LJ or the backroom staff. I'm certainly hoping such comments are not based on one comment from McGregor, a reporter consistently castigated on here, that the relationship with KP, one player, is on the down slope.
  12. But where is the evidence for McGregors assertion that the relationship with Palmer is going downhill. He has been very careful not to state whether KP has said something to him, or whether any other player has for that matter. In fact, some on here who have spoken to him paint a different picture. Why are people now so willing to believe a reporter who is consistently castigated on here for his lack of ability and originality, simply regurgitating stories on OTIB, unless it suits their purpose as it agrees with their viewpoint, misguided or otherwise.
  13. Absolutely he is to blame for the delay in getting Moore on the pitch but the players must take responsibility for us being 2 down inside the first 15 minutes. Their first goal resulted from a comedy of defensive errors while Bentley is to blame for the second. He should be taking that shot into his chest not patting it down. Williams loses his head with a rash challenge and its game over against a side as accomplished as Brentford.
  14. As we approach the new year and the next transfer window I've indulged in a bit of fun. The game is to build a balanced squad of 23 players consisting of 3 goalkeepers and 20 outfield players. However, there's a catch. 3 players (and only 3) must be from the current City squad, while the other 20 players are to made up of one player from each of the Premier clubs. Players on loan count against their parent club. Below is a starter which I'm sure can be improved upon. Good luck. Goalkeepers: Nick Pope (Burnley) Kaspar Schmeichel (Leicester) Martin Dubravka (Newcastle) Defenders: Matt Doherty (Wolves) Cedric Soares (Southampton) Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) Chris Basham (Sheffield United) Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) Adam Webster (Brighton) Aaron Creswell (West Ham) Max Aaron's (Norwich) Midfield: Josh Brownhill, Han Noah Massengo, Niclas Elliasson (all Bristol City) Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) Luka Milivoievic (Crystal Palace) Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) Alexandre Lacazatte (Arsenal) Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
  15. Play on the front foot and, to use a basketball analogy, adopt a high court press. Brentford like to play out from the back and can be caught out as Millwall showed.
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