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Boston Red

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  1. Lee Johnson and Mark Ashton assembled a very large lop-sided squad. One of Holden's jobs as assistant was to keep the players out of the team happy. No doubt he was always saying things to them like "You are good enough. Just wait your chance and you will take it." So of course his natural instinct when he became manager was to play them. Unfortunately, it seems that Lee Johnson's instincts were right, and that the likes of Semenyo, Moore, Vyner, and Bakinson were not first-team players for a reason. They have done OK, but nothing to suggest that it was an error to have them out of the team un
  2. https://talksport.com/football/643072/nigel-pearson-wolves-watford-stuart-pearce/ Stuart Pearce revealed an incredible story about the time Nigel Pearson was nearly killed by a pack of wolves while on holiday. Pearce told the tale while on commentary for talkSPORT as Pearson’s Watford were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at Anfield. He said: “Every summer he used to go away on his own on a walking holiday. One year he went to Transylvania. Got the train and went out to Transylvania and was warned if he goes walking in the mountains there are wolves and bears that type of thing.
  3. GOAL Millwall 0 City 2 (Wells) City knock the ball about at the back for ages going nowhere. Suddenly it goes out to the left, two quick one touch passes, there is space, and a sizzling looping 50 yard cross-field pass gives Semenyo space on the right wing. He brings it down first time, and cuts inside, before he is wrestled to ground just outside the box for a free kick, to the right. Wells hits it hard, it takes one or two savage deflections, Fielding is helpless, and City have two.
  4. There was a game last season where Dan Bentley was towards the right back position. He passed to our right back, City went forward and lost the ball, and the opposition striker shot into an empty goal from about 25 yards out, quite high and a nice height for the keeper. Bentley was scrambling back into the area and literally took off. He flew through the air and made the save. It was at the Atyeo end. Can anyone remember who it was against? Anyway, the reason I mention it is because that save, coupled with those two Forest saves out of the top left hand corner, have convinced me that
  5. Please....................................not again....................................
  6. 1. Hartlepool United 1 Bristol City 2 (Peacock, Tinnion) 2004 City win away at Hartlepool with a Brian Tinnion screamer on a run of eleven straight wins. After the game. "When we got the ball they were all over us like a rash. When they got the ball it was pass pass pass." Hartlepool fan. 2. Sheffield Wednesday 3 Bristol City 2 (Abraham 2). 2016 City go 2-0 up away to Sheffield Wednesday with two Abraham goals. Then they get a penalty. Instead of Abraham taking it for his hat-trick, Tomlin takes it. With no proper run up, he hits the base of the post, the ball zings all
  7. We weren't. All through the summer 2019 transfer window, everyone knew we needed a striker. We hung on desperately for Nketiah until the last minute. He went to Leeds. The clock was running down. We were seriously desperate. We turned to Benik Afobe. There was a reason we hadn't signed him earlier. A reason Stoke were prepared to get rid of him. A reason no-one else had signed him. Because he was injury prone. Guess what? He got injured. It is not some cruel twist of fate that has unexpectedly struck Bristol City Football Club an
  8. For years Warnock wanted to manage Bristol City. Why? Because his family home was in Cornwall, and he was commuting to manage Palace, QPR, Leeds, Rotherham. As he was driving 6 hours to get to work, he drove past Bristol and looked with envy at his 'local' Championship team, from the point of view of Cornwall. Also, QPR, Palace, and Leeds, were off the field basket cases. Whereas Bristol City had the stability that came from Lansdown. That was why Warnock never made a fuss when he was pushed by a City fan on the pitch. Why he said "I see Bristol City having a right go nex
  9. Starts at 1.43.10 In rhe hotel at Dubai Cotts spies on him, watching how often he signs into the gym, before offering him a deal. Got given a year with another one if he hit a number of games. He had hit them by Xmas, because Cotts deliberately kept bringing with 5 games to go. Scored 20 in our promotion year and the next season it was the same, another year if you hit your games target. Explains why Cotts ket picking him, by now Cotts was so pro his promotion team and anti the board that he wanted another year for AW to spite the board. AW sings the praise of Cotts to the rafte
  10. Because the Football Association is stuffy, and badly run. They cannot appoint, get the best out of, and keep a decent manager. Clough was never given the job, even though he specialised in building an eleven, relaxing players, and European knock-out tournament football. Robson, Venables, and Hoddle were all good ar the job but lost it for essentially non - football reasons. Errikson was booted out when he wanted to stay and his successor Maclaren was worse, as Taylor was worse than Robson. They gave Capello the job when he could not speak English. They appointed stuffy old Hodgson when they s
  11. Great podcast. Who is next? David James? John Cleese? Christian Roberts? Steve Lansdown?
  12. Brownhill can play right midfield, like he did for most of the 2017/8 season.
  13. 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) Dynamic
  14. 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% ri
  15. 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.
  16. How many Geordies are there in the Bristol City squad? One. Andreas Wae'aye man!
  17. 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.
  18. 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,
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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).
  25. 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.
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