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  1. Who started left wing-back, O'Dowda or Rowe? And if O'Dowda, what is Rowe like in centre-mid?
  2. Take the following quiz to find out. 1. After a career in lower league football, you are appointed a presenter on a local radio station. To develop your broadcasting style, do you a) Speak lightly, naturally, easily, and fluently, to make for pleasant easy listening. b). Growl out every syllable from the depths of your stomach. Speak painfully slowly. Shout out every word at the microphone full volume, so that your listeners feel as if they are being beaten around the head by a metal shovel. 2. You are placed in charge of Saturday Sport. Do you a) Dynamically transform and improve the programme and use it as a springboard for your own career into national media, as Mark Lawrenson, Steve Scott, Angus Scott, and Rob Nothman did before you. b) Show no ambition whatsoever and keep the programme exactly the same for the next twenty two years. 3. You have to do some interviews and go to the travel. Do you a) Do the interviews and go to the travel. b) Start talking about "my guest your guest" and "your roads", even though not a single one of your listeners owns either a guest or a road. 4. It is time to cover City and Rovers. This is a two club city. City fans want Rovers to lose and Rovers fans want City to lose. Do you a) Accept that different listeners will have different outcomes. Cover both clubs professionally and neutrally. Keep them on different frequencies as much as possible. b) Enter into a bizarre fantasy mythical world where all listeners want Rovers AND City to win, thereby infuriating, patronising, and exasperating all of your listeners all at the same time. 5. It is 4.45. This is the big moment on a Saturday afternoon. The last minute goals are going in, the final whistles are going, and the league tables are being settled. Radio 5, Talksport, Skysports, and Final Score are all going nineteen to the dozen. Do you a) Quickly get to the final whistles in the local games before going straight to the national full times. b) Choose now of all times to go the Travel, when not a single one of your listeners cares in the slightest about the Travel, and even if they did, it could have been done at any other time than 4.45. 6. It is 5.00. The results are in. It is time to reflect in the final hour of the show. Do you a) Give proper post match reports for all local games. Use your BBC contacts to get reports from the Premier League. Go round the league tables and bring us post match interviews from the local managers. b) Immediately at 5.00 start reading out every half-witted retarded text and tweet that comes your way without any selection process whatsoever. Tell us the name of the sender, even though it is a false name, and where they are from, even though it doesn't matter as they are all local. Whenever they end their message with a pointless sign-off like "Come On You Reds" or "F*** the Gas", instead of ignoring it, slavishly read it out as well even though that means saying the same phrase, that adds nothing, dozens and dozens of times while the local and national football scene sits there neglected. Did you answer Mostly a. Your application to BBC Radio Bristol showed common sense and a pleasing sensitivity to the needs of the listener. However there are no vacancies at the moment. Should any occur, we have placed your details on file and will contact you as and when the need arises. Mostly b. Congratulations!!! You are Geoff Twentyman!!! Job for life!!!
  3. He specifically told us that if Bobby Reid could finish he would be worth 5 million. Well he did teach Bobby Reid to finish, and moved him up front, and built the team round him, and then what? He sold him for 10 million. He lied to us all. And now it has happened again. After Ryan Kent was a flop for us, Johnson said there might be a 9 million pound player in there. Except he has now been sold for 7 million, not 9 million. If you are going to correctly forecast that a misfit failed youngster is in fact a multi-million pound player, can you get the transfer fee 100% right please Lee, not 90% right? This is otib.co.uk, and we have standards. Where will this all end, this correctly predicting that nobody young players are in fact worth millions? Next thing you know, we will be selling our own youth team products to the Premier League for 20 million.
  4. Durung the 2017/8 season, we frequently played Pack and Smith in the centre of midfield, and Brownhill on the right of midfield. So we could play Nagy and Massengo in the centre of midfield, Brownhill on the right of midfield, and Eliasson on the left. Not a bad midfield four, if you want to play 4-4-2.
  5. How many Geordies are there in the Bristol City squad? One. Andreas Wae'aye man!
  6. with the phrase "to be fair". He used to use it four or five times in an interview and it seems to have gone through the City dressing room like cholera through a slum. Josh Brownhill uses it. Bobby Reid has taken it to Cardiff. Even the dour, gruffly spoken Tomas Kalas uses it. Kasey Palmer rattled it off a good three or four times in his last interview. They're all saying it. To be fair though, if you come to a new club as an 18 year old and score 26 goals in your first full season to save them from relegation, you can say what you want. To be fair.
  7. For City's third goal against Hull, it is exactly the same position; Brownhill taking the ball off the back four, Massengo in front of him, options up the right wing. Hull seem to have learnt their lesson from the second goal because they are now man-marking Hunt tightly, forcing him to stand on the touchline. But still Massengo orders Brownhill to pass to Hunt. Brownhill bottles it, because it is a dangerous pass, and knocks it square to Taylor Moore. But then Brownhill holds his hand up to Massengo to say sorry to him for disobeying him!!! The 23 year old club captain of Bristol City, with 200 first team games under his belt, apologising to an 18 year old for not doing what he is told!!! But Massengo won't take no for an answer, points to Taylor Moore to pass to Hunt, though Hunt is closely marked on the touchline, Moore meekly obeys, Hunt nutmeg-flicks the ball down the line for Weimann, and Afobe scores. Moral of the story - always obey Han-Napoleon Massengo. He Noahs best.
  8. Three examples. 1. City kick off the first half away to QPR. The ball gets played back to Liam Walsh. A QPR player starts charging like a headless chicken towards Walsh. Massengo, standing on the half-way line, sees this and quickly runs between the QPR player and Walsh to block him off and protect Walsh. 3 seconds into his Bristol City career, and he is already reading the game perfectly. 2. Away at Hull, Brownhill picks the ball off the back four and Hunt starts to trot forward. Although Hunt is still ten yards inside his own half, Massengo sees there is going to be an overlap and points to Brownhill to play the ball up the right wing. Then Massengo goes over to the right side to provide cover. Brownhill plays the ball up to Weimann coming deep who sets Hunt away down the right, and the own goal is forced. But it was Massengo who saw it all and set the play going and provided cover. 3. Two minutes later at Hull, in the same position, again Massengo points to Brownhill to play the ball up the right wing to Hunt. Massengo is again providing cover and occupying two Hull defenders. Hunt is man-marked so Brownhill plays it square to Taylor Moore. Massengo is not happy and again points to Taylor Moore to give it to Hunt. Moore finally gives the ball to Hunt who sets Weimann away and Afobe scores. Massengo, having provided cover on the right wing then runs 70 yards to celebrate with Afobe by the left corner flag. Weimann, Hunt and Afobe rightly get the credit for the goals and assists but neither goal would have happened without Massengo. This kid is mature beyond his years.
  9. 1. Play 4 up front - Diedhiou, Afobe, Weimann, Palmer. 2. Lose all grip of the game in midfield. 3. Concede numerous chances to the opposition. 4. Sign a genius keeper in Bentley who saves them all so it does not matter. 5. Set your forwards loose like hunting dogs on the opposition with ten minutes to go. 6. They bomb forward on the break and get you two goals in the last ten minutes. 7. Win the match comfortably, lovely job, go home.
  10. Look, when you are one nil down away from home with six minutes to go, you just need a goal, some sort of a goal, any kind of a goal from somewhere. It doesn't have to be a lashed finish into the far corner following a Kasey Palmer masterpiece precision through ball. Oh go on then.
  11. Do you really think Liam Walsh is going to get three consecutive starts in the league this season? If someone offered you your money back for Liam Walsh (1 million) would you take it? Surely. I just get the impression that LJ fancies a player, puts down a lot of money for him, has a look at him in training, thinks "Naaah" and the money is wasted. As well as Walsh, Watkins and Engvall we lost over a million on Milan Duric and the jury is out on the 1.5 million for Taylor Moore still. Though as he is getting his chance there is hope there. There are other players too who have never got near the first team as well; Jonny Smith, Diego De Giralamo, Hakeeb Adelukan, Tyreeq Bakinson, Freddy Hinds. Overall it just looks a bit random. "Bristol City cannot be paying a million pounds for a player and then not playing him." Gary Owers As for Massenga, I just want him to have a decent run of games so we can see if he is any good or not. I don't want him stuck in the reserves forever like all those other players because that is a waste of money. However I do agree that in general we have had lots of successes, like signing Webster for 3.5 million and selling him for 20 million, and as you say, we are very much in profit. Long live Fat Ralphy!!!
  12. As they arnt good enough I agree. Watkins, Engvall, and Walsh aren't good enough. And that's what worries me. Lee Johnson spent 3.6 million on players that are not good enough. Which suggests to me that, some of the time at least, he has poor judgement in the transfer market.
  13. Relieved we have only paid £2.7 million for Massengo because of LJ's worrying habit of signing players and then not playing them; Watkins (1 million), Engvall (1.6 million), Walsh (1 million).
  14. Are we now a bit light at centre back? We have Kalas. But Taylor Moore is still unproven at this level. And Wright and Baker are injury prone.
  15. It's mentioned in the interview. I hope he does well for you. He can light up a football pitch. Dig around on Youtube for City 4 Derby 1 and he gets the third goal and a beautiful 50 yard assist for the fourth. Also there is a freakish banana shot in Sheff Utd 1 Bristol City 2 and another beautiful curler in City 2 Reading 0. We were told when he came he was brilliant on his day but inconsistent. From Aug - Dec 2017 he was brilliant for us, helping us to the League Cup semis and second in the league, but has done absolutely nothing since, despite playing every week and being give the luxurious free-roaming ten role.
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