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  1. I think we need to accept that it might take him time to adjust to the Championship. I've seen him up close twice (hugging the touchline as he does), and he seems to want to get on the ball as often as he can which is good to see. He's young so will grown into the role.

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  2. 7 hours ago, LondonBristolian said:

    Agree with this. I think it's a genuine shame with Wells and he's been quite hard done by by us.

    We bought him from Burnley at a point when he was clearly settled and comfortable at QPR and I suspect we weren't his preferred move. We then didn't really have a clear plan to use him and he's played for a succession of three different managers who all haven't really found a way to make the system work to get the best out of him. 

    He's been forced out wide and made to do a lot of things that were not his natural game and I think the unfortunate truth is he was the wrong singing at the wrong time and his style of play does not fit in with the team. But, when he has played this season, he has always put a shift in and - as you say - Pearson suggests his attitude is excellent. 

    If he goes, I think it is the right decision but I also hope he goes somewhere that get the best out of him and let him show how good he can undoubtedly be. 

    Sorry to be contrary but I disagree with most of this post.

    He joined us of his own free will and probably had other options. He/his agent were well aware of what expectations and plans we had for him and we on the forum have no idea what those conversations were.

    Right from the start Wells looked like he was lacking in quality and other than a few (not many) goals, he never looked like the lethal finisher we expected.

    No manager in their right mind would play Wells out of position, or even bench him, if they thought he had the talent. But three managers in succession found him to be lacking.

    I've got nothing against him, but I really don't think he was good enough for us and it goes down as poor recruitment in my very humble opinion. 

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  3. I never thought this was possible but Weimann has somehow recovered from a serious injury, long term layoff and bounced back by not just scoring 20 but a variety of goals, some really good finishes, and of course his trademark endeavour. 

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  4. The fact that we haven't already secured a major investor suggests to me that the terms of the proposed deal are unattractive. Otherwise, this club should be an easy sell.

  5. 1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

    Nah, no tickle….just paranoia from silence I think.

    You realise that within hours the LJ back at City rumour will have spread across the farthest reaches of the Internet and will be doing the rounds at every pre-match pub for the coming weeks!! 😂

    The Chelsea option on Massengo rumour has only just died down ffs and now you bring a new one out!

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  6. What we haven't mentioned is that we're to some extent up for sale.

    So while it does seem that City are going to trapped in bottom half purgatory for the foreseeable future, things still could change.

    That might involve spending power (or just a promise of spending power!)

    It could involve a new management team, or the support NP needs.

    There could be a new buzz of excitement at Ashton Gate but could also further desenfranchise the purist City fans.

    But surely the Lansdowns will eventually find a buyer, albeit they may need to change their own terms of that deal to get it done 🤷‍♂️

    In the meantime, with the current state of our squad and finances, I don't see much point in changing the gaffer.


    Edit: literally just got mentioned above!!!

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  7. 7 hours ago, TomF said:

    Ouch, that's a long hike. I guess you can probably just walk out of the festival at the end of it and get picked up by someone thou ?

    The resale this year seems odd.. everyone I know who wanted a ticket got one. Maybe the demand just wasn't there.. or people just couldn't afford it?  Would love to know how many went back on sale. 

    Yeah don't worry, my return journey plans are easy and sorted. It's all good. I like an adventure.

    OTIB meet up at the cider bus maybe...?

  8. 13 hours ago, phantom said:

    That of course really depends where you live 

    I'll give you a clue...its not Hove 😅

    In fact, I'm going to be on a train travelling through Somerset to get to Brighton only to then get a coach back to Somerset the next day.

    I'm not really complaining though! I'd have been willing to travel from Glasgow if those were the first tickets presented to me.

    Ironically, my friend got through on Sunday and could have got me a general sale ticket but hey, it's just a privilege to go this year.

    Having said all that.... Covid numbers out of control again!

  9. On 28/03/2022 at 08:30, MarcusX said:

    Bit annoyed, we got tickets for 2020 obviously cancelled.

    THe mrs couldn't make the re-arranged date in 2021 so had to give up her ticket - then it was cancelled. She can now make the re-arranged date, but has lost her ticket.

    Seems a bit unfair that she lost her ticket because of a date that didn't take place and there was no option (that I saw) for people to re-purchase their ticket once it was postponed again

    She missed out in the resale

    Sorry to hear that buddy, it's a kick in the teeth. Hope you get there next year.

  10. He had 2 good minutes then went crap, but that's not unusual for Massengo, he's a confidence player if ever I saw one. I can't remember the game but there was a sub appearance last season where he couldn't do anything right. Then we've seen long streaks of games where we laud him as a Premier League player in waiting. He's out of sorts atm but any speculation as to why is guesswork.

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  11. 9 hours ago, Red-Robbo said:


    I think they themselves would say they have been gullible. That doesn't mean they were idiots: the women featured are all smart professional women who've obviously had decent careers going on. 

    What I was trying to explore is how rational people can be talked into doing things. If they stood back and really thought these cons over they'd realise they are being foolish, but because they are kept in an artificial state of anxiety and worry they are literally not given time to think. It's the old fear clogging the brainwaves thing. A master conman can use that fear. Freegarde-Hendy told his victims his and then their lives were in danger. He made them do ridiculous things, largely for his own amusement. 

    I certainly don't want to sound victim shaming. I was just interested in the psychology. Not all such victims were female. Freegarde-Hendy kept at least two blokes as psychological captives. 

    What you haven't mentioned is the fact that the genius of a Tinder con is that the fraudsters is targeting emotionally vulnerable women. People are less likely to be rational when the 'heart' is doing their thinking. 

    The other aspect is the allure of luxury and the status that it brings. These people were seduced by a lifestyle as much (possibly more) than by the man himself, who let's face it didn't seem as charismatic as his pictures.

    The women were given a dilemma; do they walk away from the prize of a life of glamour and fortune or take a very expensive leap of faith and gamble that the guy is genuinely their golden ticket?

    I guess some people are gamblers and some aren't. 

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