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bcfcnick last won the day on December 23 2013

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  1. It would be interesting to know if management favoured Joe Morrell above HNM, Nagy, O'Dowda and Palmer. They may well have done and, personally, I do although HNM is definitely 'one for the future'. It's disappointing they got plenty of games last year when Morrell may well have shined. The others mentioned are not so easy to move compared to a young international on more reasonable wages. Joe was almost certainly behind the midfield pecking order of Weimann, Paterson, Walsh, Bakinson , Williams and Brunt. Morrell is a terrific player and gets stuck in but City have suffered i
  2. Undoubtedly a better number two. When he was a summariser for Radio Bristol for the Crystal Palace match he repeatedly called us 'Bristol'. I put it down to Keith not being the sharpest tool in the box rather than a deliberate intention to wind up City fans, but who knows. Not a big deal, but it came across as a bit puzzling given the number of years he was here. Edit: I'd love to be contradicted on my comment about KM and learn that he beat Frank Lampard's IQ in a Mensa test and speaks fluent Swedish after a 7 day crash course.
  3. Robbered, that's the point I made but you seem to have missed it, 'having a lot of clubs' is an incorrect (some might say ill-informed) definition of 'journeyman'. The correct usage is somewhat negative. Journeyman noun 1. a worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding. "a solid journeyman professional" Oxford’s English dictionaries are widely regarded as the world’s most authori
  4. Well robbered has given the opinion that Chris Martin is a 'journeyman.' There are a couple of definitions of 'journeyman' but generally it's got slightly negative connotations - 'reliable but not outstanding' being one. I'd say Chris Martin is outstanding and a classy striker. The sort of player who not only scores a decent number of goals but brings the best out of players alongside him. A few people use 'journeyman' to indicate someone has had a lot of clubs but that's an ill informed understanding of the true definition.
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    Yes, a loan is probably best except that he might need a couple of seasons of loaning out which is okay if a contract extension accompanies loans. If not, we would have the Liam Walsh situation. Nagy is unlucky really, he might shine given a few opportunities with Bakinson and a stronger defence playing, but as Dean Holden has acknowledged we just have too many midfielders. His first appearance before injury last year was impressive and he comes across as a committed player with a good attitude. I think he will be the easiest to move on for a reasonable fee - he's got a couple of ye
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    That would be an exciting and quality midfield. It's a bit of a conundrum with midfield for Dean Holden. Bakinson has to be one of the first on the team sheet and who would have thought that until recently. Paterson and Weimann provide goals, energy and assists. They can play up front as well which is important if Fam goes and there are injuries to the main three strikers. Morrell should soon be available as well. Walsh and Williams will make a strong claim for starting games. All six can get a lot of games this season and they would be my six to retain if Walsh signs an exte
  7. I think the Club will probably do that at the end of the transfer window or if one or both of the players signs elsewhere. If there are any injuries then they currently remain as free agent options and the Club probably don't want to do a formal goodbye before the transfer window shuts only to say hello again. I hope that's the case anyway. Agreed with all the plaudits given to Niki Mäenpää. Aside from having an award winning surname for the most dots, as others have said, he had the class to make difficult saves look comfortable. Being 1.9m obviously helped, but his positioning, com
  8. Agreed there's no need for point scoring but it's probably also best to stop trying to make it an 'us' and 'them' situation using words like imbeciles who have a different view. We are one fan base and all have different opinions. When I made the case for Dean your response was a slightly limited 'F off'. Each to their own and no worries but, as I say, we are one fan base and can disagree without point scoring or abusive. It's not about being right or wrong & most who didn't want Dean made valid points. Anyway, let's all be happy that it's showing early signs of being the right
  9. Lee Johnson commented that ‘he’s a grappler not a footballer’!’ A succinct and accurate description.
  10. Agreed, Harper looks very skilful, quite strong for his size and the standout City player for me. Not sure that it helps much but the trialists first name is karl. As you'd expect from a young group coming through the academy they are tidy set of players, but generally they all look a long way off from being physically able to challenge anywhere near the first team squad. The game looked like a lower grade version of a Warnock 11 v a Lee Johnson selection of fairly small tidy midfielders. That's probably a bit harsh as most have the time to develop physically.
  11. Amazing lady who spent some of her life in India I believe. She was still going to the supermarket in Weston on her bike in her 90’s. For many years a friend of mine and City supporter, who sadly passed away far too young last year, took Margaret to the home matches. I attended a couple of matches with them and win or lose it was clear Margaret loved her football and never seemed to have a bad word about any of the players. Really good to hear she felt well almost up to passing away. She obviously led a very full life with a refreshingly positive outlook and hopefully she’ll be look
  12. Cameron Pring has always looked 'promising' and has the athleticism, defensive and attacking abilities to play wing-back. If he is showing up well in pre-season preparations then I'd prefer to see him used as cover for Jay Desilva rather than either Rowe or O'Dowda. Brian Tinnion rates him and I can why.
  13. Excellent interview. Every team needs one David Noble type player in the side although modern day football sometimes makes it hard to accommodate them.. No doubt his lifestyle / drinking did impact on his longevity at Championship level. The only thing I would say on that is that so many flair or artistic sports stars going through the years have that 'flawed genius' aspect to them. I can't think of many, if any, female examples and there are obvious exceptions like Messi and Ronaldo. Whether it be George Best, Duncan McKenzie (40 fags a day), Alex Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, M
  14. MA is no doubt a ruthless operator and skilled in the art of spin and controls communications a bit too rigidly. But some of the criticism is unfair. He has given two straight answers to two interesting questions and were the reality different then, realistically, he would evade rather than lie with direct answers. 1) So, the head coach does get the final word in transfers in and out. That's really good to hear. No doubt there are pressures from MA and SL but any head coach with the Club's best interests at heart and will, for example, agree to sell Diedhiou and Eliasson if they won't
  15. Interesting shape, but I think the fat bottomed widdacombe formation gives broader defensive protection.
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