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  1. While I’m not necessarily expecting it, it wouldn’t surprise me if MA left shortly after the season starts like Pell did after the 2015 Cotts transfer shananigans.

    It’s not been a smooth process and someone may have to answer for it. There’s  previous as per the Live article too.

  2. Not in a million years. The hype around LJ is ridiculous.

    He's acheived nothing of note other than not take us down having had huge backing.

    LJ's going to have prove himself the hard way lower down the pyramid if he's willing I think.

    Can't see him getting a Premier League job as a No.1, and he'd be a risk at Championship level so think it doubtful.

    Could see him on TV or radio as a pundit as has the gift of the gab with sense of humour which seems to go down well there. 

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  3. 1 hour ago, And Its Smith said:

    He’s had everyone believe his name is actually Gregor McGregor so he’s obviously convincing! Come on....nobody would name their child that! 

    I could believe it.

    A boy in my year at School years ago was called Ronald McDonald!

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  4. This whole interview saga is starting to sound like something out of "The Office":

    Dean to SL "I did really well at the end of the season, Steve. Don't I deserve an interview? LJ taught me all he knows, only lost 1 game so job's a gud 'un. "

    SL to Dean "'Of course you do Dean. Come in tomorrow - you're on my shortlist."

    Dean to himself "Got a real shot at this 😀"

    SL to MA  "Hasn't got a prayer that one but'll keep him happy for a few days until he gets the sack and interviewing him will no doubt send OTIB into an uproar".

    JL to SL "OK if I feed GmG some titbits Dad?

    SL to JL "Yes son, go ahead but don't say anything about the secret ones." 

    SL to himself "They're all expecting Hughton. Hah, they don't know Jamie Mac has had a secret third interview and has it in the bag. Continuity, young up and coming coach, BCFC legacy, won't rock the boat and will let me poke into team affairs .... what more could I want? (ponders...) Promotion? No guarantees so might as well enjoy myself. 

    SL to MA "Mark, can you do your thing please...?

    MA to GT on Sound of the City "Let me very clear, Geoff. We conducted the most thorough interview process in the history of this Football Club. The calibre of the candidates (which I can't divulge for obvious reasons) demonstrates how far this football club has come. We're on the cusp of something very big, believe me. In Jamie we have an outstanding young coach who's played for and loves Bristol City and who has learned under the tutelage of, and we really believe can build on, Lee's great work to take us to the next level. Which is where we want to be. I must also take this opportunity of thanking our owner, Steve, who's always prepared to invest in, and promote the best interests of, Bristol City Football Club."

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  5. Can't help but think we'd do better on recruitment if MA stuck to the negotiating and we had an separate head of recruitment/Scout/DOF with team of scouts augmenting whatever software and database they have.

    Why not let SMEs to do their job as they do in other industries/sectors or indeed as with other football clubs? 

    Too much power in too few hands without the necessary experience IMO. SL seems to have thrown in his all with MA controlling all footballing matters.

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  6. If CH is not being offered the job can’t see NP being offered either.

    SL could still prove me wrong but not sure he’s ready to appoint someone with that type of experience. Either too expensive and/or would want more control than he’d want to allow is my guess.

     

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  7. 35 minutes ago, sludge said:

    Agreed. Trouble is we don't know if the likes of CH or MM are agreeable to the 'package' we're offering.

    Yes could be the package or conditions (including recruitment) under which the club is willing to operate may not be acceptable to some. Be a real shame to cut off our nose to spite our face. 
     

    This is a great opportunity for SL to re-evaluate and tweak the model to maximise our chances for the best coach/manager available within our reach. 
     

    if we can’t appoint CH or someone of similar experience now, shows we’re not nearly as ambitious as is made out and we’ll be back here again in another few years but may not be in as good a league position. 

     

     

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  8. 1 minute ago, sludge said:

    Phil Brown, Tony Pulis, Sam Allardyce all have experience of promotion from the Championship. Hope it's not any of them. I hope it's not John Terry either BTW.  

    Would agree with that (though they’d still be better qualified than JT).

    Just don’t think another inexperienced managerial ”punt” is the wisest way to go even if they are higher profile. CH or MM much safer propositions IMO.

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  9. Baffled he’d even be considered as has no previous experience in achieving promotion from the Championship which surely has to be the logical criteria for the next coach/manager.
    Would show SL hasn’t learned a thing with further waste of time and money.

    Could just be paper speculation of course but is worrying if there’s any grain of truth in it.

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  10. Where we are probably has more to do with Ashton’s recruitment than LJ’s management IMO.

    Yes we’ve consolidated our Championship status so credit to LJ but very doubtful LJ would’ve got City into the Championship in the first place so the greater credit has to be given to Cotts (for me).
     

    Cotts with LJs backing- now that would’ve been interesting (though appreciate different model with Ashton in place).

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  11. It’s working on the new app for me but not on the main website.

    I had to download the new app a few weeks ago to get the commentary to work as wasn’t working on the previous app.

     

     

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  12. Interesting how consistent we've been over the last 3 seasons after 30 games.  Our 3 new recuits may make all the difference this year (here's hoping).

    Current vs previous seasons records (first 30 matches only)

     england.png Bristol City after 30 matches in the same league / division
      GP W D L GF GA Pts * Comparison
    2019-2020 30 14 8 8 44 40 50 -
    2018-2019 30 14 8 8 38 29 50 0 pts
    2017-2018 30 14 9 7 42 33 51 -1 pts
    2016-2017 30 9 5 16 41 44 32 + 18 pts
    2015-2016 30 6 10 14 25 47 28 + 22 pts
    2012-2013 30 8 4 18 42 58 28 + 22 pts
    2011-2012 30 8 6 16 25 44 30 + 20 pts
    2010-2011 30 9 8 13 35 44 35 + 15 pts
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  13. 11 minutes ago, EmissionImpossible said:

    The fact the BBC are linking to Bristol Live stories says all you need to know about the BBC these days 👎🏼

    As we often complain we don't get enough national coverage, maybe a good thing for once.

  14. A good little snippet on the Championship page of BBC Sport today about our good run and 5 City players scoring for different EFL clubs yesterday: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51344082

    Streaky Johnson strikes again

    They say momentum is huge in football and there's probably no manager or head coach out there who exemplifies that more than Bristol City boss Lee Johnson.

    A club record eight successive league defeats in 2016-17, nine wins in a row across all competitions last season and now four consecutive victories without conceding a goal for the first time since 1990.

    Saturday's 1-0 success at Queens Park Rangers has also kept "streaky Johnson" and his team firmly in the promotion race, cutting the gap to the top two to five points.

    Famara Diedhiou scored the Robins' winner in west London - and was remarkably one of five Bristol City players to score for different EFL clubs on Saturday.

    The Ashton Gate outfit have numerous players out on loan across tiers two, three and four, and many of them were among the goals.

    Liam Walsh scored Coventry's winner against Bristol Rovers, Tyreeq Bakinson netted in Plymouth's victory over Newport, Jonny Smith grabbed one in Oldham's 3-0 thrashing of Bradford and Sammie Szmodics scored a brace as Peterborough hammered Ipswich 4-0.

    One Bristol City player who didn't score, however, was Nahki Wells.

    The Bermuda forward came off the bench to make his debut against QPR, the club with whom he spent the first half of the season with before being recalled by Burnley and subsequently sold to City.

  15. 7 hours ago, bcfc01 said:

    I'll just leave this here on this thread;

    Form: Last 6 matches (HOME AND AWAY)

        GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
    1 Bristol City 6 5 0 1 8 4 +4 15
    2 Derby County 6 4 1 1 13 7 +6 13
    3 Fulham 6 4 1 1 7 4 +3 13
    4 Millwall 6 3 2 1 8 4 +4 11
    5 Nottm Forest 6 3 2 1 10 7 +3 11
    6 Brentford 6 3 1 2 12 4 +8 10
    7 Stoke City 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 10
    8 Middlesbrough 6 2 3 1 8 5 +3 9
    9 Swansea City 6 2 3 1 4 4 0 9
    10 Wigan Athletic 6 3 0 3 7 8 -1 9
    11 Cardiff City 6 2 3 1 7 10 -3 9
    12 Blackburn 6 2 2 2 12 8 +4 8
    13 Birmingham City 6 2 2 2 12 12 0 8
    14 Preston 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
    15 Leeds Utd 6 2 1 3 9 11 -2 7
    16 Huddersfield 6 2 1 3 9 12 -3 7
    17 QP Rangers 6 2 0 4 10 9 +1 6
    18 Reading 6 1 3 2 5 7 -2 6
    19 Hull City 6 2 0 4 5 10 -5 6
    20 Charlton 6 1 2 3 6 8 -2 5
    21 West Brom 6 1 2 3 6 8 -2 5
    22 Barnsley 6 1 1 4 4 9 -5 4
    23 Sheffield Wed 6 1 1 4 4 10 -6 4
    24 Luton Town 6 1 0 5 6 15 -9 3

    Based on last 8 games from Soccerstats which includes part of bad run. Still good:

    Form table (last 8 matches)

        GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
    1 Nottm Forest 8 5 2 1 13 7 +6 17
    2 Fulham 8 5 2 1 12 8 +4 17
    3 Middlesbrough 8 4 3 1 11 6 +5 15
    4 Bristol City 8 5 0 3 10 8 +2 15
    5 Brentford 8 4 2 2 16 6 +10 14
    6 Derby County 8 4 2 2 14 11 +3 14
    7 Stoke City 8 4 1 3 12 11 +1 13
    8 Millwall 8 3 3 2 10 7 +3 12
    9 Reading 8 3 3 2 8 7 +1 12
    10 Swansea City 8 3 3 2 6 7 -1 12
    11 Wigan Athletic 8 3 2 3 8 9 -1 11
    12 Cardiff City 8 2 5 1 8 11 -3 11
    13 Blackburn 8 2 4 2 13 9 +4 10
    14 Preston 8 2 4 2 8 8 0 10
    15 Huddersfield 8 3 1 4 11 14 -3 10
    16 Charlton 8 2 3 3 11 12 -1 9
    17 Birmingham City 8 2 3 3 13 16 -3 9
    18 Hull City 8 3 0 5 8 12 -4 9
    19 Leeds Utd 8 2 2 4 11 14 -3 8
    20 Barnsley 8 2 2 4 7 11 -4 8
    21 QP Rangers 8 2 1 5 12 12 0 7
    22 West Brom 8 1 4 3 8 10 -2 7
    23 Sheffield Wed 8 2 1 5 7 13 -6 7
    24 Luton Town 8 1 1 6 9 19 -10 4
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