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  1. Saturday has arrived again and we seem to be in the same position as last week still needing 3 points to guarantee survival. Thankfully Rotherham got done last week so gap is still 14 even with games in hand can't see them catching us. Lasts weeks performance was the worst since Nige has taken over and his post match interview certainly made it clear that some players time here will be ending if he is appointed. There's going to be a lot of unemployed footballers at the end of the season. Today sees Mr Hughton at Ashton Gate with the tricky trees next to us in the table.
  2. Morning all , Easter Monday today and we're away in sunny Birmingham. So much up in the air at city at the moment, is NP going to be offered a contract, who will be retained ,the hamstring conundrum to name but a few. Coventry definitely have something to play for one place above the drop, reckon we need one more win to be safe although after Fridays performance don't know where it will come from. Nige was not happy following an abject performance against Stoke and I would guess ears may have been burning apart from Hans who was the only one to gain any credit. Team selecti
  3. Sick of zoom ,one to one's, groups of 6 ,it sounds like a card game.
  4. I coach a youth Netball team and asst manage a mens football team , the mental benefits of the sports are huge, I dread to think the long term damage this time may have caused to some.
  5. From Monday organised sport is allowed to restart. Next Saturday some local leagues are starting mini leagues for 4 or 5 matches. Gfa cup finals from last season are starting to be played. Hopefully this signals an end to the misery and suffering which we've been through with brighter times ahead. It's a bit sad but I've realised that apart from the health and well being of my family the thing which gives me the biggest lift is watching or being involved in sport. Nothing like the buzz or excitement of a close match . Going forward I will certainly appreciate more the
  6. The obsession for this is driving me mad. The amount of goals being conceded by teams who are not capable of playing out through an attacking press is hilarious. Fred dispossessed against Leicester perfect example. Don't get me wrong I want to see passing football but not in my own 18 yard box with attackers swarming around. The risk reward balance is skewed massively in favour of attacking team. If they win possession by default they are in with a good goal scoring opportunity. Big deal if you get through the press you still have a defence in place plus defensive midfielders to get
  7. Have thought this for a while but after yesterday hit home really hard. We have too many players who do not have the size or strength for championship football. When Kala's went off yesterday we were so lightweight it was painful, Fam was bullied the whole game by there centre Half's and spent most of the game on his backside. Our midfield is tiny. Both goals from crosses where strength and size were lacking to be able to hold off players. I'm not advocating bash it up to big man football but quite a few Championship clubs do and we just can't compete. We are overly re
  8. After watching the game last night it showed that Max is good enough and well capable of Championship football. Shot stopping never been in question in my opinion, likewise kicking which was fine last night on a dodgy pitch. He took no chances and got rid of ,perfectly acceptable and right decision. Most important role of a keeper is to dominate his box and talk to defenders. For me he has always lacked in this and has looked a bit lightweight. However last night he appeared to have put on a bit of size and looked very composed and commanding in the air. I would be more than hap
  9. 4 2 win at Trumpton second only to cup win at Anfield in my best away wins. Remember going from back to front of terrace and not touching the floor. Crazy day , would love football to have the passion it did then.
  10. So impressed by the young man recently, with the right development he is going to be a special player, 2 main reasons he is strong and is ridiculously quick.Yesterday he was going past players like they were running on sand. He is not the finished article by a long way in terms of finishing and decision making but these can be worked on. In general physical ability is the main thing which separates players apart from odd exceptions. Most premiership players are elite athletes as well as skilled footballers. Goalkeepers in the Championship will certainly be getting rid of the ball qui
  11. Agree this should be our first Look at a side which NP has had time to prepare for a game not just pick the best 11. After watching press conference the other day wouldn't be surprised to see some changes as got the feeling he was keeping cards close to chest. Would not be surprised to see Walsh play today and if so best of luck to him. We will need to be physically stronger particularly at set pieces. If we perform like I think we will fancy us to get something hopefully all 3.
  12. From an improvement perspective the bench is so limited in terms of quality and experience that influencing the game with changes is difficult at best. Although the youngsters have all done ok non have impacted a game. Any realistic improvement will come from instilling a Change in mental attitude. Improving players physical abilities takes time. I'm convinced at last we have the right manager but he will need support during a difficult transition,clear out phase.
  13. Yesterdays result was a disappointment but on reflection not unsurprising.Qpr played well, good shape, pace and quality set pieces. Same team for city who looked tired but looking at the bench there was minimal room for changes. I couldn't fault the effort and they certainly didn't give up just not good enough on the day. I thought Palmer was excellent and grafted hard with glimpses of quality. The injuries basically finished the game as a contest but the attitude to keep going gives hope. I'm hopeful that a week off to rest and work on NP ideas will give a truer reflection on what w
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