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GrahamC

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  1. This is obvious, but we need to make decisions now. Is Pearson who we want? If so offer him the job. If not, let’s move on. Decide now on those players out of contract we don’t want & stop having them around the squad, the way Warnock has just done with Fletcher & Assombalonga. The decision on a manager may not be as easy as we hoped because results have been so poor but we need to be decisive now either way.
  2. He’s not a captain, he got the job by default because there is no one else. Interestingly when Mariappa was in the side it was clear he was the organiser at the back. Rate him, but no captain.
  3. GrahamC

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    You may not agree but I would add Vyner to that list. Semenyo & Bakinson (irritating as he can be at times) are possibles.
  4. I was there. **** me. we were terrible, think Crewe had someone playing in midfield who may have returned to playing after being a manager at Wrexham the season before. Around the same time we lost 7-1 at Northampton, one of only 2 games I missed that season as I played on Sundays.
  5. Yes. but people don’t want to read that. Derby have won 1 of their last 10, Rotherham bless them, have to play about every 3 days but some maniacs on here still think we will go down, even though 2 other sides can’t catch us no matter what.
  6. Is there any evidence that he even played at that level? I think his CV contains some serious embellishment, if you have ever stood anywhere near him he makes Ronnie Sinclair look like he’s Niki Maenpaa, the bloke is about 5ft 8, no way did he even get a pro contract, I reckon.
  7. Unsurprisingly I completely agree. I actually don’t think any of our “youngsters” are viable candidates for next season’s squad at present. Just to qualify that though HNM is on course to have made 50 appearances for us before his 20th birthday, Semenyo has already made 50, Bakinson is in the 30s & Vyner (no longer a youngster for me) has played well over 50. So they are not youngsters in terms of games now, though in age terms Han Noah most clearly is. The group beneath them, many of whom have made their league debuts this season now need to progress by playing regular
  8. I’d guess this will be the last game that includes anyone who is likely to move on this summer. Pearson has tried to blend youngsters with those few senior players he has available. I don’t expect too many changes tonight, if Simpson is fit I expect him back, if not presumably Sessegnon, on the basis Hunt was so poor. Young Pearson will probably drop out & Palmer & Wells might well return in place of him & Diedhiou.
  9. Interesting that since Pearson has taken over when Owura Edwards has been fit he hasn’t made the first team squad once. Yesterday he starts for the U23s & so again he isn’t going to be involved tonight. I listened to OSIB with RobF David Lloyd & Stanley & the latter said he thought he’d be in our first team squad next season. I’m not so sure he will, possibly a League One loan?
  10. Can’t be arsed to listen to their sad tales but what they cannot comprehend is that for the overwhelming majority of this city they simply no longer matter. Pre pandemic they were often getting crowds of 6,500, since that time their on field performances have declined, so they would be lucky to get that now. Despite the media locally still giving them false equivalence (equal coverage, this “blue half of Bristol” utter myth) aside from very very few, no one is remotely interested in them. I said last week I genuinely can not recall the last time I saw anyone wearing a replica sh
  11. Yep- I can certainly see us finishing bottom of league one next season.. **** off.
  12. Could not agree more. The other pet hates for me are kicking the ball away (or deliberately stopping it getting back to the player who is taking the free kick) & standing in the way to stop a team trying to take it quickly. If they were penalised Daniel Johnson at Preston would be sent off in every game. Both these offences seem to be completely ignored since we came back last June.
  13. Fantastic times & feel lucky that I was just old enough to be there. Still amazed me how little recognition Alan Dicks gets for his achievements, we all know it ended badly for the club, but from about ‘73 to ‘79 we had some amazing times. I was 13 when we got promoted & can say the promotion side without even thinking. Hundreds of players have passed through BS3 since, none has achieved anything like this. Cashley, Sweeney, Drysdale, Gow, Collier, Merrick, Tainton, Ritchie, Mann, Cheesley, Whitehead & Gillies. What a team.
  14. I know Werhun leaving is a huge shock, absolutely no track record of him following Ashton from job to job, is there? As for the players, I’d be amazed if any of them were remotely interested, their concern at present (whatever we think of them) will always be their own future, not that of the bloke who has just left a dozen of them in limbo. This smacks of the bit in The Office where David Brent says he’s getting promoted but they are closing the Swindon branch. ”You’re still thinking about the Swindon news, aren’t you?”.
  15. I’d have said the same a month or so ago but his availability record this season has been so poor. I do rate him & think he gives us something we lack when he doesn’t play, but have come to the conclusion we need to have a root & branch sort out this summer, so should now look elsewhere to find someone to provide that.
  16. Every chance they will, MK Dons season is over. However with Pompey & Blackpool away to come, even winning both their home games would see them go down, as no way are Wigan, with 3 wins on the spin, going to fail to get another point in 4 games, the last of which is Swindon at home. Be nice to see them relegated on the last day having thought they still have a chance.
  17. My view (trying not to be biased) was it was pretty much identical in intent to the one that Kalas gave away at Coventry. TK didn’t mean to, but he tripped the guy, Conor Roberts lost his footing & inadvertently pulled Semenyo to the ground, there is nowhere in the rules that says it has to be the intention, but he did so. it was a penalty. For me one of the clearest penalties we should have had was at Hull when Afobe played for us, the defender stumbled in pursuit & basically accidentally rugby tackled him to the floor, interestingly not long afterwards the ref awarded
  18. The world is a crap place true, but there is a big difference between places that pay poorly & don’t let you join a Union & concentration camps with forced labour like the Chinese run.
  19. American is better, because whatever your personal political views at least there is a decent chance it was made fairly ethically. When the Glazers took over Man Utd I did have a bit of a laugh at the owners, but at least I know where Walmart make their money. Russian owners like Abramovich & Demin are all basically thieves, mates of Putin who stole hugely from their people before getting out, whilst Chinese owners are going to be dodgy as **** if they are approved by their disgusting Government. Anyone who thinks anything to do with Dubai is going to be remotely ethical (he
  20. Amazingly if you look on Twitter there are still Swansea fans moaning about the one we got against them at home in October when Conor Roberts lost his footing & tripped Semenyo. This coming from a side with a diver like Andre Ayew up front..
  21. Totally agree, just think Pearson won’t have loads of money to play with & has probably already identified the lack of leaders/winners in the squad. I could be completely wrong of course but just have a feeling he’ll bring in a first choice RB to replace Hunt this summer & keep Simpson on as cover. Interestingly when he came on as a sub for his debut v Stoke he filled in at LB, so he can also play there if absolutely necessary.
  22. My hunch at RB is that Pearson might want to keep Simpson around. Experienced, knows him well & realistically a squad player, but not a definite first choice. As I expect Hunt to depart that leaves us looking for a younger (ideally around 24) decent prospect to compete with Simpson, someone like Matthew Olosunde at Rotherham, who is out of contract.
  23. Seeing as Rovers haven’t played at Championship level since 1993 that is impossible. Or are we now saying getting points against Swansea & Watford is the same as against Northampton & Rochdale? That’s blue “half of Bristol” levels of delusion.
  24. I wouldn’t say Rovers are going down but they need to catch either Wimbledon or Wigan who have both managed to gain 9 points from their last 3 games. They are 6 points adrift of 1, 7 of the other & Wimbledon also have a game in hand. Rovers have managed just 8 from their last 11 games, so 8/33. Think that’s what they call the Joey Barton effect
  25. Fair enough, it seems a fair few posters whose views I respect think it is time to move him on. I do worry about Pring, he’s 24 during next season & barely got a start at Pompey & when he did was dropped twice afterwards. If we do let Rowe go the list of those keeping for me would only consist of Weimann, with Simpson a possible if Pearson thinks he’s worth a squad place. I know I’m in the minority re Walsh but do think we need to clear a lot out.
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