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  1. Hi Ian and I will be doing a live podcast at 6.00 PM with the recording uploaded later that evening. I've recorded the first of a number of season 21/22 previews with today's guest being Angus Scott - that should be available to download from 10.00 tomorrow, maybe earlier
  2. Williams to start with Nagy as back up, Scott ahead of Palmer and Wells leading the line centrally - I'd have no complaints with that
  3. I was suggesting supplanting 4 of the Plymouth team into the Exeter X1 - 4/11 is 36%, that's not half!
  4. I wouldn't personally. Scott appears a precocious talent and although just 17 and with limited minutes seen of him playing he looks something special. What was the saying, "if your good enough you're old enough". Wells is the only natural goal scorer we have. Kalas and Nagy are internationals in the prime of their career [aged 28 & 26], a fit Williams is a player who was deemed pivotal 12 months ago, Pring offers additional height at the back, Bakinson offers height in midfield [just needs to maintain energy levels for 90 minutes]. Rather than see the Plymouth team form the [likely] foundation for the season opener I would prefer to have the Exeter side tweaked as follows: Bentley for O'Leary, Atkinson for Moore, James for Bakinson and Weimann for Bell.
  5. I think that is more because Kalas prefers to play on the right. Some of his lesser games have been on the left side. IIRC Fulham used to play him as a Right Back and one of the reasons he agreed to sign for us was on the understanding that he would be played right central.
  6. Will Kalas play right of Moore as per the listing. Moore's weaknesses are exposed on the left but then, for that matter, so are Kalas's. Exeter team two left footed centre backs? Baker / Atkinson Kalas / Atkinson is, for me, the best pairing. An in form Moore alongside Baker isn't too shabby either.
  7. That could well be the starting line up in 14 days time. They need to be getting minutes as a unit even if its just for the first 45. I've watched both friendlies so far and for large parts there were echos of last season - no real pattern of play. Its concerning and anything less than a win today will see the concerns of most City fans step up a gear IMHO.
  8. http://www.grandmastreams.club/p/blog-page_99.html?sport=soccer - THIS IS ROGUE CELTIC TV Join us live at 10 to discuss the action and the latest cluster*uck from RobinsTV: https://t.co/tkwAGpt9Da?amp=1
  9. I'll give you that one. How about Lee Johnson and Jake Gyllenhaal - never seen together in the same room!!! Any more?
  10. He's [Ashton] in good company - NOT!! Howe [formerly Reading] and Pearce are hardly exemplars in how to run a football club on a financial perspective. My view on Ashton is that he's mugged off this club for the past 12 months since his head was turned by Ipswich - I predict either he or Paul Cook will be gone from Portman Road within 12 months!!!
  11. Much as I have been an advocate of Joe coming back to Ashton Gate we now have a manager of sufficient stature that makes his all round knowledge more than what we need in my opinion.
  12. 25 June last year saw the first episode of Forever Bristol City podcast - within the next 24 hours listeners of this latest edition will see us pass 30000 downloads in total!! I'd like to thank Ian, DaveFevs & Mark in particular for their regular contributions plus others that have joined us and all those who have given positive and constructive comments on the content.
  13. Dave and I recorded our hour log tete a tete for this special episode on the Forever Bristol City podcast [also on Spotify & Google Podcasts] https://foreverbristolcity.podbean.com/e/summer-on-the-city-davefevs-and-davep-talk-euros-squad-rebuild-and-fixtures/ We look at England so far, the performances of Kalas, Nagy & Morrell. What we think of the close season so far in terms of staff & player acquisition. With no further additions how might we line up on August 7th ..... who's in & out, what formation, who may leave? Fixtures 21/22 - only 9 home games after the New Years Day fixture with Millwall
  14. DaveFevs and I discussed likely line ups in the latest Forever Bristol City podcast which will be uploaded to all the usual platforms on Saturday
  15. It was a major blow losing McCombe on the morning of the game but when Bradley went off the obvious team change was to push Carey to full back and bring on the impressive loan defender Tamas Vasko alongside Fontaine in the centre. Johnson made the grave mistake of pulling Elliott out of the midfield to play at full back and allow Junior Johnson to come on in the middle - that grates with me to this day!!!
  16. This latest episode of the FBC Podcast features that giant of a man who captained City to promotion in 1997/98: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-cp55i-105565d At age 23 Shaun was a late entrant in the world of professional football when joining Exeter City in 1986. He played 200 games there winning the [then] 4th Division Championship before a move to Swindon Town. He was an ever present in 92/93 season scoring a Flintesque 13 goals as that lot down the M4 secured promotion to the Premier League. Again an ever present in that one season in the top flight, two successive relegations followed before he led the side back to the Championship. Shaun's move to City for £50k came in September 1996 and although missing the last 10 games of the season through injury he'd already established himself as a firm favourite with the fans with his tough uncompromising style. 97/98 is the season he will be remembered for as he captained the side to promotion under John Ward. Had Goater not been sold and Shaun not suffered injury in the top of the table clash with Watford with 3 games remaining City probably would have gone up as Champions rather than runners-up. That injury against Watford perhaps more than anything contributed to that single season [98/99] in the Championship as he did not play until 8 games from the end and by then City's relegation was all but secured. Shaun hung up his boots in 2000 but stayed on the coaching staff until 2005 then followed spells with FGR ,Exeter and Torquay. Still living in his native Devon, Shaun is now a Maintenance Manager for a local care home group. How we could have done with someone possessing his character and commitment in recent years!
  17. I can see Cook on his way early doors if Ipswich aren't top 4 after 10 then what price Lee Johnson to renew his relationship with MA after falling short at Sunderland. Also noted in the interview at ITFC he mentions Werhun but doesn't say he is a relative [is it his nephew or cousin?]
  18. And we would take that in a heartbeat.
  19. I thought De Gea was a disgrace last night making barely any attempt to save any of them. That said, they were well struck with that of his opposite number being one of the best. You just knew he was going to miss his attempt. As an earlier poster said, maybe he should have been swapped at the start of the shoot out with the appalling record he has.
  20. Expertly put Nick J - your catalogue of LJ the player and manager deserves framing!!!
  21. Fair amount of criticism on here for my interview skills on this one and it is justified - must try harder!
  22. You are correct. That win was well deserved. Benny's first two games were 0-5 at Bradford City and 1-6 at home to Wolves. I guess that was the players way of showing how they felt.
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