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RedRock

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RedRock last won the day on March 28 2014

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  1. RedRock

    Beanie Hat

    Ok slight over-reaction. As long as they’ve restocked in time for my summer holidays in The Canaries that’ll be fine. Have to make-do with my flashing Xmas antlers beanie for this Xmas instead.
  2. RedRock

    Beanie Hat

    That’s all well and good but when you’re from North Bristol it’s not such a good look.
  3. RedRock

    Beanie Hat

    Beryl was virtually a one-woman band, organised away travel, yet still managed to run a well-stocked Club shop out of a friggin leaky portacabin. There must be thousands of suppliers available for a beanie type product. Beyond my comprehension. Still, suppose it’s part of our Bristol Sport DNA that we’re not very good at football supporter interactions.
  4. RedRock

    Beanie Hat

    Now, truly not difficult for anyone in the retail trade. You’d think that any outlet would stock in the middle of winter/lead up to Xmas the most reliable seller since Club Shops were invented. Yep, the standard olde beanie or bubble hat. Have we got one? Nope. Hopeless, utterly hopeless.
  5. I think we should add sub-forums for the rugby, basketball and women’s footie. Not ‘front page’ though as we need to keep enough space for criticism of Lee Johnson, CoD and Watkins.
  6. When you get to 50+ years of Bristol City supporting you broaden your horizons. I think it’s nature’s way of softening the impact of perpetual disappointment.
  7. Personally, I quite like the concept... and it’s working, as I’m reasonably interested in the rugby, basketball and, believe it or not the women’s football. As with the men’s football, I quite expect us to lose to better resourced Clubs. It’s the manner of the loss. There is never any excuse for rolling over. A record 11-1 defeat (following on from two other heavy defeats) is ‘rag bag’ in my opinion and not worthy of our name. Anyhow, Brum isn’t it next weekend? A massive, absolutely massive response is required ladies.
  8. I can’t recall an 11 goal capitulation. So no. Some dire individual performances but I don’t think we’ve plumbed those depths as a team.
  9. More than a bit of an embarrassment to the Club name that. If you pull on a red shirt and use the name ‘Bristol City’ you put in 110% effort, cover your team mates backs and leave nothing, absolutely nothing, on the pitch. You certainly don’t trot around like a bunch of clueless show ponies. Assume we are amateurs up against a professional Arsenal outfit. Nevertheless, that was worse than awful. Steve, either make us a professional outfit or forget it.
  10. We need to add a ‘win’ to the usual, playing ugly today. West Brom was awful. It was an utter shambles from back to front. I don’t care who he picks - yes, even CoD, Watkins - as long as they do a job that they’re comfortable with and have the ability to deliver. Nothing cute, nothing clever just get on the ball and play with purpose and belief as a team unit.
  11. RedRock

    Drop Weimann

    We need to find a collection of three players, two up-front, one behind who play as a unit, have complementary skills and can almost mind-read each other. These three fed by 2 wingers or 2 midfielders. Simple game. It really is. I have no idea from the attacking players we have in the squad whether such a combination can be constructed or whether Andi could be part of that five. Alarming. Very alarming.
  12. Should never have sold Bomber Flint. Sums us up in a way. Flinty used to cause more chaos in the opposition defence than most of our own forwards!
  13. But he was developed as a midfielder by our Academy System wasn’t he? Wes Burns was/is a winger? Only out-and-out strikers allowed.
  14. Struth, if Janneh is the answer we’re in more trouble than I thought. Don’t think he’s scored yet or has even a sniff of a goal on his return to The Gulls and that’s a few leagues below Matty Was thinking the other day. Who was the last goal-scoring forward we produced through our youth/academy system? I could only think of Kevin Mabbutt. I know these things take time... but more than 40 years to produce our next striker!!! Not counting on Janneh or Semenyo to be the next Mabbutt either just yet. As I’ve been bleating on for years, the creation of an ‘attacking coach’ position is long overdue in my mind to identify and nurture talent, develop forward player partnerships and final-third patterns of play. For whatever reason, we just don’t seem to have the nouse/strategy to do our home-grown striker thing. Our bumbling attempts to ‘blend’ Fammy, Andi and Palmer into some form of cohesive attacking unit just demonstrates why we continue to fail.
  15. RedRock

    January

    Recall Pring or Vyner. All other loan-outs Remain. In order of priority.:- 1) striker quality proven striker buy 2) striker prem youngster loan (assuming Afobe remains) 3) attacking midfield playmaker buy or possibly loan if this coming pre-season LJ thinks he can work his ‘magic’ on Palmer or, preferably, Palmer talks to Bobby or Joe and registers on that AtoB summer training course. Sell Watkins, CoD, Pato and Taylor. If required to raise funds/free up wages sell Bakes. If ridiculous offers come in one of Brownhill or Hano also to go. End Rhodri loan. Also get in the best attacking coach we can afford. Get him to work on developing final third pattern of play, player acquisitions and partnerships. This needs to be done NOW. Am I hopeful? Our January dealings -particularly front men - have been nothing short of disastrous. May be this time we will get it right.
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