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Moments of Pleasure

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  1. I was late arriving, Friday. As I approached at about 8pm I could hear noise! and what sounded like atmosphere! I assumed it was Brum singing. But it wasn't. I got to my seat and Brum had the ball, were on top and the place went quiet, flat. I don't think I saw us have a shot on target. The football at home is dire. The standard of play from us at home is a big part of the atmosphere problem. Not the only problem but a big part of it.
  2. Bit breezy up there yesterday and today, Dave. Certainly for banging it long. I'd imagine Lee's drone has been blown off course too, and Scott Murray is looking for it in some scrub around Nailsea at the moment.....
  3. I think, all things considered - home form, results, style, box entries, league position etc: 7out of 24.
  4. I disagree. I think there is a hiding place for Lee, and that place goes by the name of "sixth." If he hides there, losing in a two-legged play off semi to someone dead famous what we cannot compete with because they were dead good 40 years ago, like Leeds or Nottm, then he will get a fifth go next season. Then there will be no hiding place, not even "third" and losing in the play off final to someone even more famouserer like World Cup winners West Ham Disunited. I've just thought of another hiding place! It's called "seventh" as long as he doesn't hide there following a mind-numbingly tame and timid surrender at home to plucky, 10k crowd Preston on the last day, in front of a 26,000 crowd. "Seventh" might be a hiding place if we lose on the last day but manage a shot on goal in both halves in front of 26000 but just lose out to famous Derby County's Wayne Rooney Potato Head FC from the world famous £80m baseball bat ground. So I make that two hiding places for Lee! But other than that, totally agree....
  5. So, it's either: Or: And off we go (this is just Johnson out/in in slightly different words)....
  6. Because this is a power struggle, and it's about who is right. Lee Johnson and Bristol City a mere sideshow, a prop. It's not embarrassing, it's not unusual, and it's all very human and thoroughly entertaining. So, now that's cleared up (and I'm right about this, incidentally), back to the fray.....
  7. And to you. Hope things go well for you and your lad
  8. I cannot help but notice some notable posters of this parish by their absence from this thread - this thread about being wrong - naming no names. I can only think they have been off the forum for a day or two, and will no doubt be on here over the weekend to fully admit to their lack of understanding of how the game works and the times they got it wrong about this or that to do with City.....
  9. Leeds sold Kemar Roofe, and a young 'un (a la Lloyd Kelly) Clarke, to Spurs, and Pontus thingy; they sold Chris Wood to Burnley summer '18; Byram to West Ham before that. They do "trade," although perhaps not as enthusiastically as we move on our best. Fulham also sold their prize gem to Spurs, Sessegnon. West Brom traded with Rodriguez to Burnley and Big Rondon to somewhere overseas; also Craig Dawson went to Watford.
  10. Nicky Tanner. No surprise when, er, Liverpool snapped him up (and shortly after began a 30 year wait to win the League again)....
  11. I'm not sure it's a compliment, I think it is more a reflection of how others outside of the south west see us - a bit anonymous, and pretty interchangeable (us and the Few), City/Rovers/Bristol/which one plays in red and white quarters?
  12. Cardiff have always been like this: they can get a bigger crowd than our biggest and a smaller crowd than our smallest (check their pitiful averages in the 80s and 90s). And before Warnock revived them, they were bottom three or four for away support in the Championship. We are more loyal than Cardiff. Fact!
  13. It’s a Richard Long, by the looks of it. All the rage in Burnley, that sort of thing....
  14. All still there at the final whistle and not one left for home before taking time to cheer and applaud the team - and they call themselves Bristol City fans? Embarrassing. ..
  15. That is certainly one of the things this Championship has taught us, agreed, although Preston might take a slight issue with it. Another thing this Championship has taught us (or was it OTIB?) is: we cannot (even hope, or ever expect to) compete with the mighty parachute payment clubs. This is a holy, sacred, sacrosanct, indelible truth. So abandon now all foolish hope of finishing 6th after 46 games because we do not have parachute payments and so it cannot be done. Has never been done. Never will be done. Don't even think it.
  16. That moment you describe there was reality crashing through the reinforced concrete walls of lies, certainty and delusion. Decades of it. Momentarily, a (small) crowd of poorly dressed people collectively see themselves for what they really are. There is no hiding place. No delusion to escape to and bask in. At that eerie, silent moment, none of the usual lies, the bollocks, the bullshit and delusion work anymore - all that was swept away, leaving only truth and reality. This is what we are: non-league shite.
  17. Top six has been the expectation of the club, or SL, for a couple of seasons now. Going by the public statements of SL, and LJ said this earlier this season (although I cannot find this, now. I thought he said it after Charlton away). It is amusing when people say SL doesn’t want it, there's no ambition etc. People think SL is happy to be about as successful as all the previous owners that failed to get us promoted from this level? And less successful than in 1976 and 1906?
  18. We were knocked out of the League cup on 23 January, then beat QPR with ten men the following weekend. And sat fourth in the table. We didn't play any more games than any other Championship side that season after the second Man City game. We must've played less than some, as we were out of the FA cup at the first attempt. We also added to the squad in that January to see us through to the end of that season. That was less than successful. I'm not sure there are yet stats or diagrams to show squad harmony or otherwise. We will never know for certain why that team fell away so poorly two years ago.
  19. Feeling tired now, thanks for asking. Looking at the table, I'm thinking: who's going to catch us out of Preston, Swansea, Millwall, Blackburn? The egg chasing/dropping was rubbish, including the one SL has just forked out for to play here next season.
  20. Psychologically, it is much much harder to go from bad to good, than to go the other way. Fact! Meaning, those that made their minds up from the start or previously that LJ was not good enough (bad) have a much more difficult time changing their minds to deciding he is actually ok or even better than that (good) than those that go from thinking a manager/coach is good at first but then later is poor and needs to be sacked. And the mental task of those now faced with going from LJ bad to LJ good is made harder still by threads like this, and the many posters itching to remind them of their getting wrong, their fickleness and so on so forth. That being said, some of those that have laid into LJ on here also bring some of this upon themselves, with the way they address those that have backed LJ during the poor streaks. Both camps feed of each other. The worst of LJ - and there has been some club record breaking "bad" during his time here - has been sufficiently negative to make it difficult now for many to be sure that the positive evident right now cannot fully be trusted or supported. Doubt and suspicion lingers on.
  21. Blimey - who were you playing, the blue half of Bristol?
  22. It’s February, March and April, three months, and one game in May. Well, I say one game in May....
  23. It's not the dosh, or any principles. It's the bloody inconvenience and effort involved. The tedium (almost as tedious as the football). Four hours, on the motorway, to watch Bristol City?! Can't be arsed. Ffs, bad enough going half an hour to AG every other week (do you know how impossible it is to park within four minutes walk? I now have to leave the Dolman on 79 minutes to beat all the bloody early leavers skipping off on 82/83 minutes. Cuh!) We're City til about 20 minutes north of Birmingham. If yer lucky. Anyone know which streams we're watching it on?
  24. I prefer the latter description of Burnley over the former. I think Burnley are a small-ish club in a big division. I think Burnley achieve great things, despite not being a big club (Burnley are not a big club in the Championship, let alone the PL). I think Burnley are a great example and inspiration for what can be achieved by clubs who are not big. Clubs like us. They are reason for us to remain hopeful as they help themselves to one of our better players (but not a great player. He's not that big either).
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