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  1. Even if it comes down to the last game we have Preston who show so much more desire. I can't see us finishing top 6, I hope I'm proven wrong, I just don't see it.
  2. It all depends what you're into, I mean this Bayern kit could be mistaken for a £2 b&m t-shirt from a distance. Everyone has different tastes, that's why you'll never find a shirt that everyone is happy with, in fact most shirts that have a lot of love aimed their way are more to do with the games played in them.
  3. I've said it before, Bentley is a great shot stopper but his aerial work is way below standard, he punches far too often which just gives the ball back to the opposition and they come again.
  4. I'm 40 next year and Dicks left Bristol City before I was born, the game he managed in is not the same game we watch today despite it still being "football". We may make it to the Premier League but it won't be under the current management, LJ may have many great qualities for management but tactics is certainly not one of them. He's far too indecisive and one of the major factors of success is confidence. The club is growing, I don't dispute that but ultimately it comes down to the manager/coach inspiring his team and out-thinking his opponent and LJ just seems lost when it comes to this. Even if LJ stays for another 5 years we won't be promoted under him.
  5. I tried that too, it forced the chevrons to be lime at which point it became too contrasting and made it look messy. I wanted to create something clean.
  6. The thing is prior to this season we'd had up's and downs but it looked possible, if anything going into this season we looked the strongest we had in a long long time but whatever has happened to the football I cannot fathom. We played some incredible football not so long ago, I honestly cannot understand how it's deteriorated to the level it is at now and we know for a fact that these players can play great football so the only logical explanation is it's down to LJ. The tactics he's employed this season are awful and the fact we still don't know what our strongest line up is has to be the key reason he needs to go. It's been 4 years under LJ now, almost every player here is his player and if they are not he obviously wanted them here as he's had more than enough time to move them on. There are no excuses left to give which would explain his latest interview, he's out of ideas and he's hoping the players can do his job for him by over-performing, only they aren't. I can't imagine someone like Chris Hughton not knowing his best 11 after 6-7 months let alone 4 years, it's madness.
  7. I wasn't a fan, I did try it but I think having two contrasting colours in bulk just looks messy. The white really made it look more complete.
  8. Not really, a massive over-achievement at the beginning of the season would have been automatic promotion, I would have said play-offs was the minimum we should have been looking at and having made the squad stronger in January I would say it's still what we should be expecting. The only thing that's changed the goal is how poorly we're playing and that ultimately comes down to the tactics and management as the talent is there.
  9. Next game it'll be "we're still close to the play offs", then the game after that it'll be "we're still in with a chance"... unless we improve the football 7th is a massive over achievement.
  10. Moore is going to go one of two ways, either he'll stay here for a few more seasons and be sold for a massive price or we're going to stupidly offload him early only for him to go on to do amazing elsewhere and we'll regret it. The lad is big, strong, determined and can play football. He has a few rough edges but they'll iron out and he'll become a solid CB.
  11. I hate this part of his tactics, it works for some teams but they employ full backs with a lot of pace and very high fitness levels so that they can close down the space when needed. The goal yesterday just proved that our full backs are not suited to this role. The other thing that winds me up is our passing it around at the back until it goes back to Bentley or one of our CB's who then have to lump it because they're under so much pressure. We can't keep doing that as it means the opposition get the ball back and pass it about which in turn makes our lads have to work harder. Essentially we're our own biggest enemy, we chase the ball so much that we get tired both physically and mentally as defending for the majority of the match is highly stressful. Teams who dominate games do so by wearing the other team down, not by scoring a goal or two and then trying to soak up the pressure.
  12. I did create a purple and lime one based on the original but modernised:
  13. It's a combination our 1983 Umbro kit with the Hummels Chevrons replacing the umbro design and our pin stripes and collar from 1986 but changed to a red on red for the shirt. The rest is just modernised and small details added such as the 1894 on the sleeves and the suspension bridge with Bristol Sports logo over it. I took inspiration from our traditional kits and basically modernised it.
  14. I get the sentiment but what good is top half if we can't improve on it? In terms of the football played this seasons football is the worst under LJ, it's all good and well saying we're top half but with the quality of football going down we're certainly not going any higher.
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