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Eddie Hitler

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  1. Stuart Sinclair would have killed for a luxury sleeping bag.
  2. I didn't know that. Well safe standing then; which is just as good.
  3. We can; stop pumping money and we can drop down the leagues. Yes we'll be in Div 4 but we can have terracing, half the team will be local, ticket prices will be cheap, and the atmosphere will be back. The firehose of TV money has turned the Premier League into an international franchise league and that's now creeping into the top half of the Championship. If all you support is the team name then you're probably delighted that the Man City team is full of millionaire players with no connnection with Manchester or even the UK. If however you started supporting them because they were your local team and represented Manchester then very little of the reason you supported them in the first place still exists. I'd still want the club to be well run though; just not having £25m a year poured into to buy foreign internationals who have no idea where Bristol is. I am certainly not envious of the gas's financial maelstrom but I am of their terracing and their non-international squad. As I've said before I'm beginning to think that the football experience that I used to really enjoy is now to be found in non-league.
  4. That's really good. We all started there before decades of supporting meant our becoming old, grumpy and cynical. What a great day for the lad.
  5. I can understand that viewpoint but the big difference is the £25m annual operating loss that is being stumped up. Tinnion didn't have anything like that and nor did Cotterill. Hell if Steve Coppell had been offered those sort of open purse strings he'd have stayed rather than scampering off. It's that money that has brought us to where we are; and unless the Lansdowns wish to keep pouring that away every year then they should be looking very closely indeed at a unique situation that presents itself: A vastly experienced manager with a long track record of Championship promotions is looking for one last opportunity before retiring. This opportunity will not present itself again. Leave it to May and the opportunity will have evaporated.
  6. It has also managed to get two errors into a very short sentence. Well done them. Ian Holtby, Stadium Manager at Bristol Rovers F C has now left the Club. Should read: Ian Holtby, Stadium Manager at Bristol Rovers FC, has now left the Club.
  7. Because he's said he wants another challenge and this lets him finish his career on a high. He's definitely not the long term manager solution and I presume doesn't wish to be.
  8. Though attracting, and paying, a top management team is going to be much easier if we have been promoted. Maybe we will get promoted this year with LJ, maybe we won't if we go with NW. But time and again managers show that they are specialists at particular leagues and partcular levels of players. Get promotion from Div3 to Div 2 - Cotts - absolute past master at it and delivered. Get promotion from Div 2 to Div 1 - Neil Warnock. If you want somebody to do a great job then get somebody who has already done a great job in those circumstances multiple times. Warnock's eight promotions In 1986/87 Warnock led Scarborough into the Football League for the first time in their history, winning the title and promotion from the Football Conference to the old Fourth Division. They were the first team to win automatic promotion to the Football League after the re-election system was abolished. In 1989/90 Warnock took Notts County up from the old Third Division via the play-offs. The following season in 1990/91 he did exactly the same to take them from the old Second Division into the top flight. In 1994/95 Warnock triumphed in the Second Division play-offs again, this time with Huddersfield. In 1995/96 he took Plymouth up from Division Three via the play-offs again. In 2005/06 he took Sheffield United to the Premier League after finishing second in the Championship. In 2010/11 he took QPR up to the Premier League after finishing first in the Championship. Warnock steers Cardiff to second place and automatic promotion in the Championship in 2017/18 https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11688/11358416/neil-warnock-wins-record-eighth-promotion-with-cardiff
  9. If anyone were suggesting Neil Warnock for the next five years than I would be entirely against it; similar to bringing back Tony Pulis. This is however a very specific set of circumstances. Neil wants (at least) another 12 games to get to 1,500 managed, he wants to go out on a high, and he has expressed interest in managing us in the past. If the Lansdowns wish to maintain their footballing project in the current form then there's not even a need to sack LJ; put him on gardening leave for five months and then he can retake the reins when Neil has (hopefully) done his stuff by the end of May. There are no guarantees in football but you can stack the pack in your favour.
  10. 1. Neil Warnock as he is a Championship promotion specialist and we are losing £25m every year we remain in the Championship. 2. Current one but we are slipping. 3. No; there is a much better alternative available to achieve promotion: see (1) 4. Yes; see (1) 5. End of the season - this is a short term solution.
  11. Exactly the same thing was said about Luke Ayling at the time of his departure which was why people were not upset at his leaving!
  12. What a top bloke. Shame there aren't more people like that.
  13. Wherever I have lived I have always taken an interest in a local side. Over the years that means to date one Premiership, two Championship, and three non-league sides. I would always prefer them to win because I used to support them but only when I lived there. The Premiership team happened to be Spurs but I could not confidently name a player in their current first team though I would have a good guess at most of their 1994 team; I really don't support them but do wish them well.
  14. Any decent fan is boycotting that competition in its current bastardised form. The really decent ones should be forming picket lines to stop people from going in; gates of zero would end that farce now. It's a great competition that has been ruined.
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