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  1. @Alan Dicks is your favourite colour bacon?
  2. arrghhh **** LJ **** LJ arrghhhhhhh LJ LJ LJ **** ****
  3. This. We're not Chelsea, we can't ask Warnock to be interim manager, and expect him to say yes. It's like when some ruminate on football transfers 'why don't we just sign X on loan', 'Why can't we just bring in X' etc. Why would Warnock come here for the short term? Would anyone actually see him as a long term manager at this club? Is his football, and the way he sets up teams, really the solution to why we're all so angry with the team under LJ?
  4. I'm not sure I agree with this argument. We're halfway through the season, and whilst recent result haven't been great, we are still placed in a very competitive position to get promoted via the play offs. People suggest all they want that 'we'll finish bottom half' etc. But these are ultimately 'what if's', and if an LJ team can be two points of the play offs during the first half of the season, I'm not sure how we can rule out a play off position at the end of the season (by many people's accounts, we've been rubbish for far longer than the last 6 months). If the argument is more long-term, and focusing on the type of football on offer, and where we envisage the club being in the next 1-2 years, then I feel the argument is more compelling. I do feel things have stagnated, and that LJ may have taken us as far as we can go, yet this to me strongly suggests that a short term, dire football, snap managerial change like Warnock is the last thing we will want to do at this stage. I think a managerial switch this stage could actually harm are chances of success this season. Yes, things have been poor of late, but I think we have to consdier longer term strategy, and rushing a managerial change at this point would just lead to more frustration and apathy from the fans. If Warnock was to come in and not get us into the play-offs (which to me, is equally as likely as LJ not getting there), what then? where do we go next? Warnock doesn't like to hang about in roles, but why on earth we he take the job for 4 months. He'll want longer than that. Do we want longer? Give LJ till May, back him and the team, and unless things have significantly improved, I think the board need to consider a thorough and considered change of managerial team. One that fits in with where the club want to be in footballing and identity terms.
  5. As Monkeh states, the issue isn't with our strikers, but what happens behind them. Fam seems to get stick when he fails to convert, when we create a decent number of chances. I can't even really remember the last time that happened apart from last night. It's funny, we seem to forget the games where he grabs a goal when we've created next to nothing all game. There are a lot more recent examples of this, in my mind. The stats don't lie in this regard, we are clinical than most in this league, but create very few opportunities. It's the transition between our third and the final third that always gets me. On the few occasions we seem to get there, we look okay, but the amount of times we fail to transition is really concerning.
  6. I remember his goal against Man Utd and the clamour about his potential to go places in the game. I then saw extended highlights of Rochdale vs Necastle and was very impressed by his ability, tenacity and strength for a 16 year old boy! I've also just seen this on the BBC website and was struck by how humble and grounded the kid seems https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51089767 All in all, looks like he's got both the ability and mindset to go very far in the game. Will be interesting to see how he gets on this evening, with our old pal Aaron
  7. I haven't posted about LJ for the last few weeks because I've struggled to articulate how I feel about him. This, however is the most accurate representation of where we are with him to date. I (just about) am now in the LJ out camp, but the vitriol and pelters he gets on here is pretty galling. I think whatever happens we will look back at the first few years of his managemment and realise what he achieved (along with MA) in transforming our club into one with ambition and a great emphasis on youth. Whilst the football is now indeed dour, some of the players we've seen under his tenure have been the best to ever grace a city shirt. Furthermore, our expectations of where we should be, and want to be, are unrecognisable from 7-8 years ago, and the bloke should at least get some recognition for that. People are acting like he's some pr**k that is out to wreck the club - whereas he clearly cares massively about City and its future success. I for one would like change, but will still get behind the team if he stays.
  8. Call me old fashoined but I always thought value and the price paid for things were a bit more closely linked than that.
  9. Bentley currently but I have a feeling it could be Nagy by the end of the season
  10. To clarify mate, I agree with you - my reference to snowflake bingo is the way in which it used as some sort of blanket pejorative term at random, for people that don't agree with a particular way of thinking
  11. We always have a tendency to create dichotomies in everything in our lives. The media are terrible for it, so I think we are ingrained in thinking that way. If we admit it was just a bit of banter/a sign of the times/theres a lot more explicit racism going on etc... why does this mean we can't acknowledge that the behaviour of Bristol City players caused, lets fact it, a young black kid feel uncomfortable, and probably quite shit when moving away from home for the first time. A story like this is one that should be shared, and no one should be crying for blood, just simply reflecting and developing our understanding of things. And thanks to @CyderInACan for sharing that squad, I now know that City have had a player from the Central African Republic!
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