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Bat Fastard

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  1. It is interesting to reflect on the number of times in the day when we think about Bristol City - in my case it runs into hundreds. Some on this forum appear to spend all their time thinking of nothing else. Many turn their energy into becoming severe critics of every aspect of the club - but they are still thinking of Bristol City. Things will return to normal one day and I hope that we will all be back at the Gate sooner rather than later. The product on the pitch may vary but we will still hope for better with all our energy and theorise how things might improve. Interest is still sky high here!
  2. So we have seen threads declaring every single member of the board and management either out or rubbish or useless...... and we are meant to be supporting the club. Come on guys, we can do better than this! Get behind the club, owners, officers, management, players, catering and other staff and all connected with Bristol City. Build up and not pull down.
  3. I expect you will find that it is only the "usual suspects" who are iffy about JL. The people who seem obsessed with every aspect of the club - especially the parts about which they can have no knowledge. The answer to the knowledge vacuum is the make stuff up and theorise about the fictions thus created. Some people seem to do little else on this form. Maybe time to get a life!
  4. A very long winded way of admitting that he hasn't got a clue!!
  5. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum...... it will help the waiting time pass.
  6. Crumbs are we back to that again?
  7. I'm sure that he will have wall to wall advice from lawyers, accountants, his father and the others in the club with plenty of business experience. It is a learning process that continues throughout life and hopefully he will be around for many decades to come and be able to pass his hard won wisdom onto his son - who will also be advised by wall to wall accountants and lawyers. Its called running a business. As long as the company runs smoothly and hopefully makes a regular profit in due course then Steve would have done a wonderful job in securing succession, which can be one of the hardest things in business to achieve.
  8. Benny used to struggle and he worked out O......K...........oh k....
  9. Took my son to see his first ever football match - City v Grimsby. Terrible day, poured with rain all game and all looked lost until Scotty scored a pen with the last kick of the match and the fans went wild. Then he understood!
  10. Sorry to hear that SX. Normally I would worry for people out there, but I am starting to think that our old mate City Oz has it all worked out and has devises several means of protecting himself against the virus. Firstly, he wears a special hat with corks that hang from the rim to scare away demons, flies and things like viruses. Secondly, not many viruses can survive the red heat of a proper barbie - and City Oz is a wizard on the barbie. Thirdly, he has worked out a cure that works in several ways: A. He drinks amber nectar, which tastes like an angel crying on your tongue. He does this until 4pm when the Freemantle Doctor sobers him up sufficiently to move onto the next stage. B. He then drinks the nectar of the gods, which is red in colour and more potent. This both reminds him of his beloved football team and considerably increases his alcohol level. C. He cleverly worked out that if alcohol hand rub can kill the virus, all he needed to do was to hide behind the heat of the barbie and make sure that the alcohol in his blood would be sufficient to kill any virus. There is no point in a virus sending him to heaven because, by the sound of it, he is there already. I wish well to City Oz, his lovely wife (Sheila I believe) and to his three wonderful children: Bruce, Cobber and Matilda. I hope that both of you and your familied stay safe from this awful virus and join the whole City family in celebrating promotion next season under our new manager....... a certain Mr Holden...
  11. I believe he lives in Hertfordshire so he would not need to move. Just as well because they sack their managers every few months.
  12. Just watch the bloody roof and get in your bet before the announcement!
  13. That sound like just what we need!!
  14. Don't worry BR your time of pain and doubt is almost at an end - then we can all get back to normal and start bitching about other stuff!
  15. Maybe more laid out than laid back!
  16. Maybe its the new laid back way of doing things???
  17. He is the same height as Lee Johnson 5ft 5ins - maybe there is something in this.........
  18. Running the club is a complex process and the football on the pitch is only part of it. We have now built a strong coaching team and seem to be well staffed. The new chap will obviously have discussions and debates with board members and they will have to decide if further changes should be considered. Last season may have turned out very differently if Benik and Tomas had not been injured and we could have had a functioning midfield. These things will ebb and flow and a degree of luck is involved. Mr Ashto seems to be a very effective CEO and I guess that is why he is trusted by Steve Lansdown. If he has faith, then so do I.
  19. We are competing in a very difficult league - the new chap will speak to Mr Ashton and they will agree who comes and who goes - then we will have to wait for the new season to see how it all pans out and if our key players stay free of injury. It a bit like fishing. If you were guaranteed to catch fish it would be called catching. We need to be patient and have a bit of luck.
  20. Look back and see what the club was like 5 years ago. We have made astounding progress off the pitch and stabilised on the pitch. We will move forward again over the next two or three years. Remember we are competing against teams with huge parachute payments and squads consisting of players with PL experience. It will always be hard to make any progress - but the board with know that.
  21. Maybe the kind of people who will be driven away will be the wrong kind of people for the project. No decision by any board will be 100% right, but they have a plan and are trying to fit the bits of the jigsaw together. Young players do not always work out, but when they do it can be like striking gold. Developing our own players must always be favourite because we will have known them from childhood - their strengths and weaknesses, and had the time to get the best out of them. We also have no bloody choice than to leave it to the board because we know diddlysquat! We are not there yet - but we will be soon.
  22. Its a bit like painting the Forth road bridge, as soon as you get to the end you have to start again. This reminds me of taking kids on holiday and when we have only gone a short distance they kept on saying " are we there yet?" No, we are not there yet.
  23. We have come a long way in the last 5 years or so. New stadium, training ground, investment into the academy and much more. The new chap will have to fit is as well as adding his particular contribution to our evolution. Yes I have faith because I believe we have good people on the board. We cannot know what is happening and so we get frustrated and our guesswork becomes more solid as our suspicions grow. We know nowt and have to await developments.
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