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  1. I criticised the sub at the time. I thought that Paterson is a player with the potential to just have that one moment of magic, and I don’t think that O’Dowda is an impact sub. But I think having odowda on that wing gave dasilva more freedom to bomb forward and create the winner. I guess for every disastrous decision like to not bring on a cb against Brentford, he gets it right sometimes too
  2. I agree. I think a draw would have been a fair result, and both teams had the chances to win it. I actually really enjoyed the game today and thought Barnsley looked better than their league position. i am not a fan of Johnson, but that is 3 wins in 4 in the league now. And while some will point at the quality of the opposition in those games, the frequent criticism is that we cannot bet the poor teams at home. there are no easy games in this league and surprises are thrown up all the time. hopefully we’re now on the start of one of Johnson’s long winning streaks
  3. city1983

    Baker

    He is our best central defender by a considerable distance. Not that comfortable on the ball when we are fannying around with it at the back, but is an absolute rock. But he appears to be a rock made of glass at times which is a real shame.
  4. Eliasson took most of the corners in the first half. As good as his crossing is from open play I always thought his crossing from a deaf ball left a little to be desired, often struggling to beat the firsts man or completely over hitting it. Nothing wrong with them today though
  5. 1 - Nigel Adkins 2- League position is not the be all and end all. i'd like to be in the playoffs, but i want to be entertained for my money i pay 3 - Quality of football is poor, he over thinks everything, and we have a bloated squad that has the look and feel as though it has been put together by 3/4 different managers, because each season he seems to rip up last years rule book that failed and try something different the next season 4 - Probably not, although should we miraculously make the playoffs and scrape our way through we would be crucified in the premiership. but i just do not see it happening. we've been poor at home during most of his tenure, but now the team look affraid to play at ashton gate because the crowd are getting frustraited at the poor quality and style of football currently being offered. 5 - 2/3 years. we need a clear out and re-build rather than just splashing the cash
  6. I'd agree with that, accept maybe i'd pick basso over bentley. Basso was solid that season, made some spectacular (if over elaborate) saves, but his positivity and influence was huge. Solid team though. Carey as captain, that would be a no nonsense team with plenty of flair and creativity. And plenty of game changers on the bench,
  7. I don’t get the love in with brownhill. He’s a decent championship midfielder, but £7m would be a great bit of business on our part imo
  8. I was very impressed by Wigan at our place earlier this season. Was probably the first game where we were outplayed by one of the so called lesser sides in the division. We were lucky to get a point. any point away from home is a good point in this league and to get all 3 yesterday is a great result regardless of performance and Wigan’s lowly league position.
  9. That’s the DNA they preach. Shirking all responsibility
  10. i was looking at the same fixtures earlier and i'm afraid i cannot see 12 points in there at all. i would love to be proved wrong. we were awful at wigan last season. best I'm hoping for there is a point. We'll beat Barnsley at home. But then we're playing sides who we have a terrible record against. We normally get beaten in a boring game at reading, and their form has picked up drastically, enough to the point that it is not that far fetched for them to be above us when we play them. Other than last season we never beat QPR at their place. And Birmingham also normally have the beating of us. I think we'll do well to get 5 points out of that lot, which would start seeing a gap open up between us and the playoffs That said 1 point at wigan and a win against barnsley might put this wretched run behind us and with a couple of new faces and renewed optimism we might all be pleasantly surprised.
  11. i agree the current rule is ridiculous
  12. what's nigel adkins up to since he left hull. he'd be first on my list if he was available, and if there was a vacancy
  13. I think we have a scatter gun approach to player recruitment with the only criteria being that they need to be young and have the ability to increase in value in the future. We do not identify players based on a need within the team or fit into a particular style of football. From the outside it looks as though because we failed to get promoted playing one way then at the end of the season Johnson rips up that plan and tries something different. As a result we have a large squad of players that look like they've been assembled by 3 or 4 different managers. You wouldn't say that it is a team that has been developed over 4 years by one manager with a clear idea and vision of how he's going to kick us on. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt in this regard and suggest that he doesn't have much say in the players we bring in. Maybe he says we need a striker and the recruitment team give him the option of 2 or 3 that they have been tracking and fit into our business model. And it cant be easy having to sell your best players every season, though that is no different to anyone at this level and brentford are certainly the benchmark of what can be achieved with less resources that ourselves. There is a manager in there somewhere, we have witnessed more points and a higher league position each year under his tenure, we have seen some great football at times under him, and he certainly has thick skin with all the criticism and vitriol that is aimed his way. But the quality of the football is currently awful and getting worse all the time, he doesn't help him self, and he really needs to take a step back, tone down the technical jargon and concentrate on the basics before trying to outwit the opposition manager, which sadly he seems to be going the opposite way and his decisions seem more baffling all the time.
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