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  1. Still in the game. Leeds a good outfit , obviously, but they only got one goal in front despite their dominance. They can leak goals as we have seen. Getting anything away at Leeds is a good result. Game on.
  2. I'm still waiting to hear who is making the offer. Champ. In your own time . Name them . Who when and where. You cannot. Just as I am not going to put on here the names of well known people . In terms of numbers I have spoken to in pro football, well it is in the hundreds. LJ missed his boat 2 years ago. It was a different story then, and it was anticipated that was the beginning. It sadly was not, for both him and BCFC. If you think he is building a footballing dynasty then good on you. After the win last night, those offers will be flying in now won't they. What does Jamie think ?
  3. Oh many, many many many. Ask around, it won't take you long.
  4. Yes harsh, but it is reality. I am not saying LJ cannot come back or reinvent himself. Far from it. I am not saying he is not hard working and dedicated, he is. He simply lacks ability, experience, and vision. Champagne dreams beer ability. Too much too early , and an indulgence he will not get at any other club. So if he moves, he will. not get 4 years to show , well show anything. No team in the last 10 years has got promoted from the Championship to the Prem with a coach that has been at the club 4 years. LJ should have learnt his trade at the lower levels, learnt how to get a team promoted or worked for a top Prem side with the youth teams. Like the majority of his squad, he sends out, he needs a loan period at a lower league side to gain experience and learn his trade. Miles off what BCFC needs right now, and not talking first team, but the whole approach top to bottom in terms of footballing philosophy.
  5. In his dreams. He is well known as billy BS and has been given more money, time and patience that anyone else. The style of football is putting others off too. Only SL is blind to reality of the biggest con act in football. He is seen as a a coach, an under 23 coach, a number 2. Maybe his time will come in 10 years when he has more experience. He does work hard and believes in himself. But the football world has his number right now. After City he will end up in the lower leagues or as a coach of a youth team .
  6. Blame the players. It is easy, they are mid ranking championship lads, so obviously there are better available. Are we out performing the potential of the players available ? Nowhere near. There are fundamental issues with the guidance of BCFC and they need changing asap if SL wants to see a step change in the football club and Prem football. Everything is in place apart from the captain of the ship.
  7. Just to confirm, is this a player LJ wanted ? Or is out MA ? Or does it depend on how he performs ? Decent mature player, at his peak, championship ready. We will never know the real numbers (clearly played with) but good for JB to get is chance and helps with FFP. If Afobe comes back, and we can sign him, good forwards for the Championship. Where will Wells play ?
  8. I do not rate LJ in his current position, but I would have to say this dedication and hard work cannot be faulted. He is giving it his all. All managers have strange expressions,. Anyway, LJ does have a great record in football speak, though his team talks are pretty good. Try , if we are only 1 nil down at half time we are in with a chance. I know what he means, but really . He needs to go away, reset, study his errors, and work at a higher level behind the scenes and learn his trade. Too much too soon for someone who is dedicated but not an exceptional talent. He has time to come back. A promotion from L1 is just what he needs. Less of the David Brents' tho .
  9. How much time and money was SC given. Nothing. What BS . So you think LJ could have got us out of L1 in 18 months. Total BS. He did not get any promotion with his previous jobs. Talk sense. He never got a promotion with Oldhgam or Barnsley. Zero. He has a zero success rating. .
  10. If you think LJ would have got us out of L1 in 18 months and win the title, you clearly have not got a clue. Stop listening to the rubbish your man tells you, the club know where you get your nonsense. LJ has only improved with the wage bill and spending. He has achieved zero in his career, nothing. He is average at best and getting worse. He has not created any form of identity throughout the club, yet has been given 4 years. He has been given more money, more time, and more resources than anyone in the clubs history. Unremarkable is his byword. So, if we sacked him tomorrow, you think he would end up at a top side ? Really ? The football community have his number. He needs to go back and learn his trade. He is SOD Mk 2 , a coach, talks a good game, but will never deliver. Out of his depth, out of ideas, and busted. The football world, and worse, the players know it.
  11. Your description is how its happens. Can anyone seriously believe that Sl would sign off on the Fama deal if LJ raised any doubts ? People are seriously off target. It is insulting to SL as much as anything to suggest he would impose a player on LJ. He burnt his fingers with James, never to be repeated. This is people getting their excuses in and not taking responsibility for their actions. If we are signing rubbish both LJ and MA are responsible. Neither can blame each other, and both claim they work in an integrated manner. As these suggestions or rumours are being fed from inside the club to members on here, it can be easily imagined a certain displeasure and annoyance being felt elsewhere. Eddie N will be, and is a needed addition. How he fits our random system will need to be seen. He also does not resolve the ongoing issue of needing strikers at the club. Not many clubs at our level have their record transfer fee spent on a defender, more so on a defender that cannot play the ball out of defence, as Webster. You would think with Webster leaving, our record signing would be someone to replace him. Anyway, bottom line, too many excuses being put out for poor decisions by both MA and LJ in the transfer market and total absence of a footballing identity and strategy throughout the club meaning any player we sign is random. Go look at the team that beat Man Utd. Really look at that. 2 years ago, our best football, but most would turn their noses up at those players now. A notable reset is needed, and urgently. What we are seeing now is a classic scenario of people out of their depth throwing out excuses and suggesting change (players, coaches, we have changed them all) to buy time. SL is starting to realise that.
  12. In essence you are right, but a missed home tie with Liverpool , full house and the tv money ( 1 m plus) will have ruffled the feathers at the top. It is more likely the lack of an immediate suitable replacement that will allow another 3 months of the charade. Much will depend on MA in that regard. Blind optimism is not how SL became a wealthy man. The lack of cohesion and identity is not the model desired. We won't get relegated, that is the good news. Would anyone suggest we are remotely prepared for the Prem league ? Miles off . This is not what 4 years of development should look like. It looks shambolic and our lack of football identity and club strategy a travesty after being given so much time and patience. SL is not a fool, generous with certain people, loyal, supportive, but not a fool. It is lucky for LJ that the Reading game is cancelled. It will help him get to the end of Jan. If he does that , he will see the season out.
  13. Our best footballing performance in years was when we beat Manchester United. We have since spent millions, signed dozens of players. To end up looking disjointed and playing a most unmodernised long ball low possession type of football. Just look at the team that beat Man United , with a list of players LJ and MA dumped (Steele, Flint, Maggers, ,Pack) or would dump if they could and are back up now (Baker, Patto,Wright,) or in some cases forced to sell for FFP (Bryan and Reid) . Look at the subs bench. That squad produced the best football of the LJ era. #BristolCity v Man Utd: Steele, Wright, Flint, Baker, Magnússon, Brownhill, Smith, Pack, Bryan, Paterson, Reid. Subs: Fielding, Vyner, Kelly, Eliasson, Garita, Lemonheigh-Evans, Taylor Where did all go wrong ?
  14. This is a very precise comment and one that many at the club recognise as true. The level of BS is astonishing . They all want SL to wake up and realise that there is an opportunity to be far far better. To create a true identit throughout the club. The mates club needs changing rapidly.
  15. What LJ and MA say is not matched by action to back the words. It is a continuation of the bull shit that they have sold to Sl for 4 years pretending to know what they are doing. They do not, they have not created a footballing identity across the club, a playing approach, a recruitment strategy. The team has low possession levels and pass completion, and is a long ball side. These are basics that should not be missing after 4 years at the helm, these are the core elements to build and transform the club. It is the King's clothes, and SL has been duped. That he has not woken up to this yet is the real shocking news. Playing long ball, low possession , disjointed football is the least shocking aspect of a LJ team. A team he has said he has last say in transfers with and has gone through 60 players. SL time to come out of the BS induced coma.
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