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  1. miketh2nd

    Reading v Bristol City Match Day 16

    yikes didnt realize their 2nd goal came out from all of 45 yards!
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    Goin Nowhere Doin Nothing

    I think with this squad we have this year we dont have the same agreesive game play, maybe LJ lacks confidence in his team. we do miss players ( we sold ) who can turn a game on it's head with a little magic. Maybe the team will improve as we get players back from injury but sadly last season was a really good chance to get a top 6 finish and it didnt work out. There is quite a bit of tinkering espcially with strike partnerships but at the moment the league is close , so I could think of worse times to tinker a little aslong as LJ sticks to a team soon. In the end it just goes back to where you want city to finish and are your hopes realistic? Our defence is organised our midfield although not that creative does it's job , I don't think we'll finish lower than say 14th but with some injury luck and scoring from all over team top 10 is possible.
  3. miketh2nd

    WBA v Bristol City Matchday Thread

    Opened up far too easily! quite frustrating after such a dominating first 15 minutes!
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    LJ publicly puts pressure on SL for signings

    Obviously I do not know who we went for signing wise this season but its so easy to say why didnt we sign those players... I'm on the fence with this one.... my first instinct is to say we signed players early and sold most early too so we knew what we were doing saving money wise...so it is painful for watch us do this. The other part of me wonders maybe we did go for quality players but couldn't persaude them to come here or afford there wages... It's easy to splash 5-10 million on a player but then we have to pay the high wages.we are competeting with teams with parachute payments and teams like Forest who are just throwing money about like there is no tomorrow. I know we havent done that well with the european market.... hence why we have not got this route this time but this also is another constraint if all other champ teams are going for the same players.
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    The importance of saying no

    Out of interest if Flint and Reid left in days not so close enough do you think you would feel the same ? Might of it been a easier pill to swallow if we had signed their replacements knowing who they were before they went? Flint appeared to want to move on from last season and Reid didnt sign a new contract so made his intentions clear...no one could of known Reid would have such a good season. If we get offers for players Like O'Dowda , Pack, Brownhill would you like the club to make this known to the public knowledge that we rejected their offers?
  6. miketh2nd

    The importance of saying no

    Completely agree with this... people also forget how much Player/agent power there is too, aswell as people wanting a new challenge. Lets not kid ourself Flint wouldn't of signed his new contract if he didn't have some sort of agreement or clause... Would it be worth keeping a player who didnt want to be here ? I'm not saying I know the truth here but so many are just blaming the club... Yet people bemoaned when other players left for barely anything. Reid going from his goodbye interview I feel like he knows how hard he has worked to get where he is and maybe the prem dream wont come again.... no one told Reid to leave... if he loved City as much as he did he would of signed a new contract or declined the move... which he did neither and would of gone for free next summer unless we make the prem ( which of course I hope we do )
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    Adam Webster - Now signed

    I think you might be right regarding Baker and a few more players chipping in, I seem rememeber a current player saying in a interview or on the radio that Flint would always want the ball and did get angry if it isnt sent his way. Which to be fair Flint scored enough to ask for it in set peices but maybe we will see more other players score from set plays.
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    Adam Webster - Now signed

    Interesting comments from Ipswich fans Unbelievable really. He's been probably the most promising player we've had over the past couple of years.. But on the other hand a decent profit. Personally I'd keep him and build a defence around him. I'm in two minds about this one. Webster is clearly a technically proficient player, but he is very injury-prone and I think his form is more inconsistent than some supporters believe. £5m would be a good bit of business, but £3.5m (potentially rising to £8m) which is now being reported is a little harder to swallow considering we bought him for £700,000 odd plus trading in Clarke. I agree that the fee has to be reinvested, otherwise we won't be able to compete. As for Webster, the number appearances for us (because of his injury problems) makes me think we might come out of this deal better off - 25 games out of 46 last season, 23 games out of 46 in the one before.
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    Downhearted ?

    Thing is though most fans are realistic and knew this would happen but dont feel the need to be keyboard warriors. If we Sell players like O'Dowda or Brownhill young players who will only get better then yes I would be angry. It will be interesting to see how we replace this players as Tone said above .
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    Kelly and Vyner

    i agree with this Flint also isnt getting any younger.... shall be interesting to see where City end up compared to Boro.
  11. miketh2nd

    Adam Webster - Now signed

    yes how dare we sell players who don't want to be here or only have a year left on their contract... Back on topic I think we have signed a good CB here... seems like a lot of money however... I suppose this is the going rate for a decent CB at this standard ..
  12. Bobby before this season was only potential and did get given a fair go by a few managers... Last summer I still saw potential but to be frank wouldnt of be suprised to see him released... So to think we have made 10 million on this guy is quite a statement. No other manager tried putting him upfront and saw he had potential to be a great stiker... So people may moan at the club but Look at Kelly now coming through and possibly vyner too. Sadly we are victims are own sucess .... and until we make the step up.. we wont be able to keep hold of them no matter how long their contract is. It is typical that he has signed for cardiff and for Colin but at least we wont play against next season him unlike flint, I will definetly be following his progress next season..... it shall be interesting if he played alot or just as a plan B.
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    Season Tickets Countdown

    Yes I need a email and one text a week before , not constant bombardment of texts... espcially when you think rather then wasting money on this sort of technology they could just keep the prices the same. Not that for me it would change my mind because I feel I will enjoy away games more then home.
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    Season Tickets Countdown

    I will not be renewing due to wanting my saturdays back so I can earn on this day and enjoy new hobbies. I love supporting city but I've decided it's time to do other things. It does seem extra needy to keep texting me though .... I bet loads arent renewing....
  15. miketh2nd

    Renewed or not renewed. Please post here

    Not renewed but more because I've fallen out of love with football in general , I have more interesting hobbies. I look fowward to going to a few away days next year though making the most of a weekend away in London or Newcasttle etc...
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