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  1. Not at all I just saying the season we did make the play offs wasn't always great to watch - I was on the edge of my seat through nervousness rather than excitement. Enjoyable all the same.
  2. Was it Darren Byfield who came on in injury time at Watford to score the winner with his only touch. What a way to win away. For sure we punch above our weight.
  3. TBF in our most successful season this century the football wasn't exactly exciting - nail biting but not exciting. We got to the playoff final by winning lots of games by a one goal margin from what I can remember. I seem to remember spending most games willing the ref to blow his whistle as we sat deeper and deeper protecting a narrow lead.
  4. Famy MOM for me. Worked his socks off at times he was our main defender and main striker. Dropped deep which I assumed he was instructed to do. Showed some very good touches (as well as the usual poor ones) Was unlucky with his wonder strike and so close with his shot in the second half that was tipped over. Assist for the 1st goal and well taken well deserved 2nd goal. Gets a lot of stick from some but certainly earned his match fee today.
  5. I say this regularly. Our players, on their day, are good but they don't perform at their top level every week so if a couple are on an "off" day the team plays badly and looses - pretty obvious. My argument is this. If the bulk of our players performed at their best week in week out they would not be at Bristol City they would be playing in the Prem. Only the "big" teams in the championship can attract and hold onto players who regularly perform to the levels ours do when on there game. Like it or not we are not one of the "big" teams so we end up with talented but inconsistent players.
  6. The stat that haves us in 4th place in the league does though
  7. Having had experience with my youngster going through the academy structure I can say without doubt the coaching and organisation at City is excellent and you will struggle to find better. However, it is very cut throat. When my youngster was going through the system at the end of each season you were retained or released which at that age can be devastating. There are a lot of kids in each squad as they hoover up any talent that might become good enough just so they have them. I also found at the younger ages they trained a lot but game time was limited. The comments about not playing for other teams is true so they do miss out with their mates but they do make a new group of mates. There is no right or wrong answer there are pros and cons but I can say it was one of the proudest moments in my life seeing my child walking out in the City kit away at Swansea wearing my boyhood heros number 4 shirt. We wouldn't change a thing but I do know people who pulled out because it wasn't for them. Give it a go you can always decide to pull out if its not right for your child.
  8. Wow I must be a bit naive but I never thought abusive tweets were so bad. How can he get away with it can see his name and picture surely he can be tracked down by the relevant authorities.
  9. In the public domain is the key phrase. Many say 50% pay cut I heard it was to £20k per week its now £3k. looks like Keoghs agent is getting his side of the story out first.
  10. Quite often companies will come to a "without prejudice" agreement with an employee, effectively pay them off rather than go down the disciplinary route. Its quicker, easier and without the risk of appeal. The employee is free to accept or reject the offer. If the offer is rejected then normal disciplinary procedure is followed. As it is very rare that a footballer is sacked Keogh may have thought Derby would not pursue the Gross Misconduct case and thought why should I take a 50% pay cut - who knows. I am in agreement that if Keogh had a "value" there is no way Derby would have sacked him and that's probably why the other 2 haven't been dealt with in the same way. There is probably more to this than is in the public domain. In cases I have dealt with that is usually the case and the employer cannot disclose the facts so only 1 side of the story is public.
  11. A guy who works for me is a big Derby fan and he told me today the Keogh was offered a reduction in wages to £20,000 per week whilst unable to play due to the injuries he sustained. Now nobody knows the details of his gross misconduct hearing or why the others did not get hit with the same charge, but think of it this way if correct he was offered well over £1m to recover from an injury caused by his own action of 1) getting drunk 2) getting into a car which was being driven by someone who was drunk. I'm sure Derby's lawyers would have been all over this and they only have to show their actions were reasonable and that their procedure was followed.
  12. Just a couple: 6th in league only 3 points off the top only 1 point behind "nailed on for promotion" Leeds
  13. I never wanted VAR to come into the game. All the pundits and premier league managers wanted it and now moan about what they wanted.
  14. Whatever happened to the silk scarf only £1.20. Lettering guaranteed to disappear before the end of the season.
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