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  1. I give you: Dino Zoff Gianluigi Buffon
  2. Totally distracted today by the OTIB. Pearson clearly doesn't rate the squad - so he's telling them. And also quite clearly he was furious. Some of these players are totally out of their depth. They cannot, cannot, cannot manage a game. I accept that Pearson takes some accountability - esp. for the subs, but what do / can you do if the players don't implement the plans. And this disease of sitting back and inviting the opposition to attack, has been around since the 'pox at Ashton Gate. This is going to be a very long season. Very long. And so will the next season, as we'll only be able to bring in 4-5 more players.
  3. Forest have better players than us on the grass. I’ve seen so much hyperbole on OTIB in my time lurking in here. ‘We have a top 6 squad on paper’ is the classic. We don’t. We made a massive charitable donation to Chelsea, for three players who don’t perform at the levels they’re capable of. This is true for a lot of the squad. Football isn’t played on paper, it’s played on grass.
  4. He was an absolute genius with a football. I laughed and laughed every game he played. He was that good. Ran rings around everyone, including those in a red shirt. Football isn't all about goals, XGoals, assists and whatnot, it's about having a laugh and witnessing something truly magical. Thanks Jacki for making some really dreay days at A Gate an absolute delight.
  5. i'm a little bit sad that there are probably two worse teams than rovers in the football league. which is a shame.
  6. let's be totally frank here. we're a long way from even being close to a "pearson" team, in terms of personnel. but my word what a change. the shower of shit we put up with last year, to now, is a massive, massive improvement. the progress is astonshing - fitness; commitment; results. the home win will come. i think we have the right man....we should ALREADY be planning his successor...
  7. and TBF is header isn't that bad either
  8. Wow, Norwich were in Europe...i hadded to check that...
  9. I sense we'll get battered in this game, and emerge 1-0 winners - Andreas Wineman with the goal on 3 minutes.
  10. This club, under the watch of Ashton, has been run into the ground. It is nothing short of a miracle that we are still a championship team. The failings are multiple and systemic. Overpaid players / players who came in for big fees on big salaries who haven't delivered Players who aren't good enough Players who disappoint on a regular basis Players who don't have the mental strength to win (especially at home) Players who can't manage a game A medical team intent on injuring players Players who were discontented with how their injuries were managed Scattergun recruitment No plan to replace our best players when they left No system or identity of playing No plan to recruit into a system A stadium which is sterile and lacks atmosphere A massive bloated squad , which pushed us to the limits of FFP A massive bloated squad, which caused discontent A lack of "right mindset" from top to bottom (re winning mentality) No money to recruit players Poor to non-existent COVID strategy and plan Lack of contract negotiation These are just off the top of my head. If you think this will be fixed in a season, where we have brought in four players on frees or small fees then you're absolutely living on another planet.
  11. That man in bold. Worst player I've ever seen in a city shirt. Period. (I missed the Bas Savage reign of terror). And for me, Bob Taylor. What a peach of a player he was, with Turner, such a handful. You always thought we would score 2 a game.
  12. Also XG doesn't take into account that "Andi couldn't hit a barn door with a banjo" Weimann, couldn't hit a barn door with a banjo.
  13. So much for “ never a better time to play Swansea”
  14. we'll be up by Easter.
  15. is this a thread about recruitment by any chance? TBF, you raise the right point. What is the footballing philosophy at BCFC? Or the much maligned identity that LJ used to talk about. The reality is, that we lost the identity. Or rather - did we EVER have it? I posted before about doing it the Bristol City way. Yes, we must learn from all the above in your OP @billywedlock. And Pearson is probably one of the best placed "managers" to do this. I would love him to eventually become the DoF and conduct the orchestra, that he no doubt is starting to recruit . I still don't get how people think we'll suddenly become loads better with Pearson. He inherited a shit show. From unfit, unavailable players to a data driven (laugh) recruitment process, to a medical team that got a bonus for every hamstring they tore. This is a MASSIVE job. 3-4 years minimum.
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