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  1. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    Last post. Promise. Who was upset after 'a few bad results? I know lots of people though who grew slowly more frustrated by the downward spiral from 2007 onwards though.
  2. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    My one grudge that i still need to let go is that my frustration was not born of 'couple of bad results' as others have posted but just struggling season after season after season. Unbeknownst to me it turns out it was all actually alright.
  3. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    Well now you're just being mean. But to be honest I meant it was reassuring that cared about those different statistics.
  4. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    It's okay to have different views on a set statistics. I like the way you care, it's reassuring.
  5. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    All updated. Hope it helps.
  6. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    Sorry, I must have misunderstood. I can take offence if it makes it easier? For what's it worth though, I don't buy this 'it was only 11/12 bad games' myth.
  7. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    I agree with your sentiment completely. For me though the last 2 seasons were the final straws of a pretty dire period for the club. This whilst arguably having the best backing the club has ever had. For it to follow that one unbelievable season under Cottrell beggars belief. Anyway, let's keep going.
  8. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    :laugh: yes, although the third doesn't go all the time so I've tried to encourage the other two to brings friend that they can 'corrupt'. Success so far!
  9. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    The last paragraph is very relevant. I think this season though you can genuinely see something positive rather than clinging to blind faith.
  10. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    Thanks. As someone who deals with depression the lows can get quite low, conversely the highs are way out of proportion. In a way it's nice that I registered with you enough on some level that you remembered me. It's genueinly appreciated. Trying to balance the 2 is no easy trick with the highs being like fireworks whilst the lows can set in for weeks. I think with city, I kept the faith for so long (feel free to dig out those ardently supportive posts of Lansdown when you feel the agenda suits!!!!!!) that the nature of the Cottrell promotion seemed seemed euphoric. I think as my posts demonstrate, the appalling state of affairs we found ourselves in over that 2 season period (yes seasons, not games) were just the end of last 10 years of crap and I whilst I would always follow and love the club, is ran out of self generating positive energy. I more than anyone am happy that I have something again. The trick is to not let it be a firework and try to hold on to the positive triggers. Things are positive and moving the right way.
  11. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    It's a fair point. I felt like getting to the playoff final wss achieved on bluster and we were clinging on after that playoff final defeat and through different mistakes, were on a downward spiral.
  12. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    So incompetent he posted twice
  13. Belief.......Ooooh That Feels Nice

    Sorry, double post somehow
  14. All looking very promising now and very exciting. For the me progress would be establishing ourselves as a good team at this level with potential to kick on. Something we haven't done since Andy Cole was here. There is a confidence and a style to us that to my mind gives this group the edge over Gary Johnson's play off team, who for all the positive results, always felt like we were somehow grinding results out through sheer bloody mindedness, with no real long-term plan and the impending realisation that the bubble would burst at any minute. This feels completely different. Our first 2 years back at this level were really not very good (I'll refrain from swraring) littered with some of the worst performances I've seen. You can debate whether Cottrell or Johnson should have been sacked at those times and I feel the body of work presented would have made few eyebrows raise when Cottrell did go and if Johnson would have gone. I sometimes think we confuse the personal with the material. I liked Lee as a player and am sure he's a nice guy, I don't think it was unfair to question his position during the first 18 months. The same goes for Steve Lansdown. I am truly grateful for his financial commitment but don't think it was unfair to question his tenure over the past 15 years, given all the false dawns and the club's obscurity and failures during the period. Enough of that now though. Whilst it was fair to question and hold a negative viewpoint of the club during this time (and I certainly don't think apologies are needed for them) the vast majority (myself included) all still believed and hoped, to some extent, as we all still followed and loved the club. I have brainwashed three children during this period, so i must have believed in something! Lee has been allowed to shape and mould his team since then and this season has created a squad and style that fills me with more comfidence and hope than i have felt in long time. Lee Johnson deserves credit and praise for this and whilst I think it's fair to be negative at times, it only has weight if it is objective and balanced be being positive when clearly that is the case. The other factor this period will bring is time. As Ole has pointed out, yes we had good spells last year in respect of points, but anyone who watched those will know the performances were still poor and there was no sense of progress or a team building for the future. This is different and this will allow Lee Johnson time and have something to point to that demonstrates what he and the club are trying to achieve. Credit to Lee Johnson so far, let's hope it keeps going. This difference this year though is that I honestly believe it will. Belief. Ahhh, it feels nice.

    Not a weak link as such, but when our pace drops off, we tend to just let opponents occupy the space in front of the back 4, whilst we regroup. We need somebody who is able to still control the middle but even if only at half pace.