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Bat Fastard

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  1. How would you define the mob? I always thought that it was a large crowd of people displaying unruly behaviour that seems intent on causing trouble. The language was certainly unruly and pretty insulting and was indeed an example of mob behaviour. If you support the mob then that is your opinion. My opinion is that the debate was framed in hysterical and insulting terms and that this was not appropriate. If you say it is antagonistic to call a mob a mob then maybe you are just being over sensitive. If the cap fits why be ashamed to wear it?
  2. I have always supported the manager (even the hated Pulis, although that did cause a degree of angst!). We have no idea how Lee would have tackled the ongoing team issues and the powers that be have made a decision, which I respect. I did not respect the vitriol of the mob in their attitude towards Lee Johnson, which can only have heaped additional pressure onto his shoulders and made his job more difficult. I believe that he had some bad luck and can see the other side of the debate. It is a shame that that debate was framed in such unpleasant terms by many on this forum. The reason that I support the manager and any player wearing the shirt is because I believe that that is more likely to lead to better performances and potentially more wins. I find it disappointing that some on here do not seem to understand that motivation. Your last portion of your post is confused.
  3. You seem to be saying that it is unacceptable to disagree with the mob. As I say, we seem to disagree - so lets leave it at that.
  4. If the fact that I took issue with some of the hysterical remarks made about board members and even Lee Johnson, then I am guilty as charged. Maybe you are one of the mob, but I tend to look at more nuanced values like reason and (wherever possible) politeness. When some people see failure and lack of ability or worse, I see the people who run our club as being decent, intelligent and talented human beings who do their utmost to make wise and correct decisions. The decision to give the post of head coach to DH looks like it may have been such a decision even though it is early days. It certainly does not have the look of disaster about it, which seemed to be the view of the mob, who you prefer to call the majority. Whichever view you choose to adopt, it certainly cannot justify the insults hurled at the staff of Bristol City. Maybe we just have different standards?
  5. I usually smile and say "thank you" or something positive.
  6. I have always tried to support rather than get on the backs of managers and players. Lee did many very good things during his stint as head coach and some of the fruits of his labours are starting to find their feet in the first team. I find the tone of some of the criticism to be very rude and unpleasant and feel that this reflects badly on the fan base. Two of the main culprits have shown their disapproval for my original quote. If they hate so much about the club, why do they bother? They boast about no longer going to matches (covid aside) and lack the will to support, but still come on here to criticise. It takes all sorts I suppose.
  7. I have always tried to support rather than get on the backs of managers and players. Lee did many very good things during his stint as head coach and some of the fruits of his labours are starting to find their feet in the first team. I find the tone of some of the criticism to be very rude and unpleasant and feel that this reflects badly on the fan base. Two of the main culprits have shown their disapproval for my original quote. If they hate so much about the club, why do they bother? They boast about no longer going to matches (covid aside) and lack the will to support, but still come on here to criticise. It takes all sorts I suppose.
  8. I have the gall to remember the terrible things that were said on this forum about the board and DH and spent some considerable time supporting those who run our club in difficult circumstances. Some people took exception to my support. I hope that everyone comes "on side" and comes to the conclusion that Bristol City is a very well run football club and that those in charge are decent and talented people and do not deserve to be insulted. I fully understand that, like any football team, we may be a couple of key injuries away from a run of difficult form, but there is much to suggest at this early stage that DH, his backroom team and players are showing great promise. I have the gall to be a positive supporter - I appreciate that those with a more negative outlook will find this offensive. A forum is usually the place where one might be expected to state, defend and hone opinions. Sorry if this does not fit your agenda.
  9. It is certainly one of the wonders of the world to watch leopards changing spots! I know it is early days but there is much to suggest that Dean Holden really knows what he is doing and is backed up by several wise old heads. Excellent recruits as well. Nothing to suggest that the board are all the rude names they were called during and after the selection process. Many very short memories on this forum. Let us hope it all works out for the best!
  10. For all the fans who stopped watching our beloved Bristol City because Dean Holden was appointed manager. Maybe they will creep back and grudgingly accept that the club has chosen well.
  11. Forgive me if I am wrong, but I thought that Jon worked for/in the club for a while before becoming chairman. I think this probably has something to do with the fact that his dad cannot be on hand and that there are hundreds of millions of reasons for having a trusted family member with a vested interest involved. He has probably been gaining experience all his life and will continue doing this until he croaks!
  12. Not talking about GT but the largely hostile audience. If he felt confident that he was talking (via interview if you like) to friends as opposed to critics (very often politically tinged critics) then he might be rather more relaxed. I think he is a fine young man and hope that SL is very proud of him.
  13. Maybe he would perform better if he thought he was talking to friends and fellow supporters rather than hysterical critics?
  14. I can fully see the reasons for appointing JL to this position. At some time in the future (hopefully several decades into the future) SL will no longer be involved and, as fans, we would have the prospect of seeing our club sold - or go on being run by the Lansdown family. The known quantity and continuity of outlook would be an attractive aspect of this change in my humble opinion. I am an old git and will not be around in any case. Cardiff and Birmingham are but two clubs who have had to undergo difficulty with changes in ownership. I like the Lansdown family and feel the Jon is "one of us" - a Bristol City fan. I would prefer him to run the club than some outsider with unclear motives.
  15. If you had invested over £100million of your cash into a business, would it not seem reasonable to put a family member into that business to safeguard that investment and to make sure that unconnected people are not being stupid or taking advantage? If that person is also learning about the concept of running the business that he will one day inherit, does that not seem like a reasonable proposition?
  16. The gulf between teams with and without parachute payments could be bigger than ever this year - but that aside, I believe we may have a good season. Having to trade FD would be a blow, but that would depend on the person recruited in his stead. Most likely this would be a loan from the Premier League.
  17. Mr Pessimistic, you may consider that other teams will have been affected by limitations in recruiting and spending by Covid. We may not be as bad as you think. Dean seems to be winning over many of the doubters as well. Maybe you could allow yourself a chink of optimism?
  18. If a player's agent tells him that he can quadruple his money and play in a higher league, what do you think that MA would have to do to keep him?
  19. Aden Baldwin was named in the squad last year but little has been heard of him. AT his age he should be considered for the bench against Exeter whilst we are short of centre halves. Does anyone know anything about him? Height, style of play? - is he even close? If not, why not?
  20. One he has had all the tests he will appear on the roof in kit if he has passed. You know this!
  21. All the people around where I sit in Dolman Block D give the standing ovation. Deep gratitude for what he has done for Bristol City. The man is a star!
  22. And what would you hope to achieve by "calling out"?
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