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A really good interview with the major shareholder this afternoon!

 

I'm sure there will be a link put up soon, however the main points!

 

Bristol City costs a huge amount of money, SL makes up the shortfall

He does get upset about some of the (undue) criticism

He has felt like walking away at times, but will not as he is commited to Bristol City FC and the new stadium 

AG redevelopment is most likely but AV not ruled out

Bristol Rugby will be played at AG/AV

Money is available to SC and he will back his manager

Invited people to come down to speak with the club if they have a genuine concern rather than post faceless comments on this and other internet forums

 

Bloke sounded very passionate and intent on shutting a few people up! Hope it Works!

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The problems really started when he moved away from Bristol. He wasn't the best of chairman but was certainly better than what we got now. I have always found him to be very approachable.

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All great, but I'd love to see what would happen if you popped in for a cuppa. You would have to of course, because they don't reply to letters or email.

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Also fully explained the recruitment of SC and 5 pillars etc etc etc.

Great interview with no punches pulled from SL or the interviewer.

Should shut up a few gobs.

I've no issues with SL, I have major issues with his Son and Dawe.

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Also fully explained the recruitment of SC and 5 pillars etc etc etc.

Great interview with no punches pulled from SL or the interviewer.

Should shut up a few gobs.

It was a very good interview, he was certainly peed off with the moaners.

On your last point, I doubt it!

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All great, but I'd love to see what would happen if you popped in for a cuppa. You would have to of course, because they don't reply to letters or email.

you would have to pay for it and make it yourself.

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I've no issues with SL, I have major issues with his Son and Dawe.

 

Exactly and if you did go down there, as TRL says they do not reply to letters, you would probably not have a cat in hells chance of speaking to Ghost or Jon.

 

What is more are they gonna lay on 1000+ cups of tea to those who have expressed the same views?.. you do not need to go down to the ground to express the views of thousands but what you do need to do is actually come out and give us an answer to all of the baffling things that happened during the manager change.

 

And now I have another one.. if you are going to back Cotts with money why did you not do the same with Sean?.. Or do we not believe a damn thing he, the media and the web site have been telling us for the past 9 months? Baffling.

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Perhaps he/the club should arrange a drop-in session. It's blooming rich him to say something like posting on a faceless forum when we don't particularly have much other option. Yes we had a meet with the manager but it is with him and the board most people would like to meet. Why not have over the next few weeks for a few hours pre game 15 minute slots where you can sign up and meet a member of the board?

The club, in my experience, do not respond to letters and correspondence so I wholeheartedly disagree with where he has come from on that point, and maybe highlights he's out of touch.

Also it is nice to know he feels criticism is unjust. Unfortunately mr lansdown just because you believe it to be so does not make it.

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Agree 29AR.

 

As many other have said many times as have I - the day he left the UK was the day the clubs forward trajectory ended.. and he knows it. 

 

I can understand why people become non-resident and all of the reasons behind it. In his case I simply disagree with his arguments. Anyway, his club is paying the price big time because of that decision because the people he has put in charge are, without a doubt, clueless. So, if SL feels like walking away, and this is the first time I have come out and said this, then so be it. We are in about the same place we were when we he took over only probably in more debt. He gave it a good crack.

 

oh and its now Hoof 0 Rotherham 2

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I really think SL and the board need some help from people who have run a successful club.

 

They seem to be kicking a dead animal hoping it will someday wake up.

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He sure does love talking.

"Judge me on Tinnion"

"Ashton Vale will be built"

"The club will live within its means"

That's my top 3.

Don't get me wrong I don't want him to go, but his decisions have been terrible and putting his son in such a position has been a disaster.

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So if I've got an issue, say, buying a ticket or piece of merchandise online, I should pop down to the club and sort it out that way? What's the point in the online shop then, I might as well buy it in person.

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If he's having a dig at internet whingers, then does that mean he comes on here???

 

PS: Steve, it wasn't me, lend us a few quid, will you?

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Still at least he has his priorities right...tens of millions in debt, hemorrhaging fans at an alarming right, club falling like a stone BUT people on a forum the club has nothing to do with can come down for chat chat.

Of course there was a facility to ask questions directly on here many moons ago, but even that proved too hard.

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They don't even turn up to a press conference when a new manager is appointed. So what chance has a poor city fan got in having his voice heard ?!

SL just answered that, when sod got the sack the board were given stick by the press, so they decided not to turn up of the signing of the new boss,which SL backed!

Sounds like SL has the club still in his heart.

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took no responsibility for anything, and blamed everyone else including the players.

peeved because the media don't swallow his shitty (and hypocritical, contradictory)  PR

sounded like a petulant rich man who doesn't understand why he isn't loved

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SL just answered that, when sod got the sack the board were given stick by the press, so they decided not to turn up of the signing of the new boss,which SL backed!

well, what a grown up and rational approach!

 

the phrase 'toys out of the pram' springs to  mind

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well, what a grown up and rational approach!

 

the phrase 'toys out of the pram' springs to  mind

As he just said dont shout on the forum, go and speak face to face, "yeah" can really see this"!

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What is more are they gonna lay on 1000+ cups of tea to those who have expressed the same views?

There are not 1000+ fans expressing the same views! There are 1000+ fans expressing 1000+ views. Theres a difference! That's why it's almost pointless trying to appease fans by trying to listen to 1000's of incoherent rants from people like you! They are much better off speaking to the manager, coaching staff, players etc. Than people like me and you, who only think we know better than the experts!

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well, what a grown up and rational approach!

the phrase 'toys out of the pram' springs to mind

And "toys" is the right word!

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Ok when is Steve in Bristol again?

Phone up and ask, give you the number if you want, as he said been to enough question and answer nights.

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He admitted he was hurt by people being critical of him...and his family, part of the no show at

the press conference was as he didn't want to put them up to be slaughtered by the press.

He also defended the comments re the boards inexperience and got quite heated reiterating

what he saw as the boards experience.

 

I read that as the comments about his son's lack of experience and competence has really hurt.

After all it would have been JL normally at the PC, as Dawe never speaks and SL is not a board member, plus

the(lack of)  experience remarks can only refer to JL.

 

Also said Bristol City is a successful football club.

 

No Steve Norwich, Swansea, Southampton (all recently in L1) are successful.

 

We are not successful !

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I take it SL is referring to myself as well as others.

 

 

I would be happy to discuss my concerns with you Steve (if you are reading this), namely about the ownership of Ashton Gate by Bristol City Holdings and Bristol rugby belief that they have equal rights to AG, even though they are not owned by or have anything to do with Bristol City holdings. 

 

As such either we BCFC or them BRFC are being lied to by the major shareholder......which is it?

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SL just answered that, when sod got the sack the board were given stick by the press, so they decided not to turn up of the signing of the new boss,which SL backed!

Sounds like SL has the club still in his heart.

Sound very petulant.

I've no problem with Steve, however his son is a idiot with zero business Expereince and is running the club into the ground.

The longer he leaves his son in control, the worse the situation will get I feel.

Time for the Lansdown's to write off the financial damage they have done to the club and let someone else take control.

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Sound very petulant.

I've no problem with Steve, however his son is a idiot with zero business Expereince and is running the club into the ground.

The longer he leaves his son in control, the worse the situation will get I feel.

Time for the Lansdown's to write off the financial damage they have done to the club and let someone else take control.

There is no way we should be in this mess, the chairman of the club should do Juniors work.

As SL said "he has been close to packing it in"

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I personally thought he came over really badly.

 

My two personal favourites were admitting that the board didn't volunteer for interviews at the unveiling of Cotterill because of criticism they'd received from the press and that people 'make too much of the 5 pillars'.

 

Now I'm only an occasional reader of the post, but I must have missed it's hard hitting journalism. If the criticism the board received after the SO'D sacking was enough to make them play the 'fine we wont talk to you' card then I really do despair. I would suggest they go and find a job in a company slightly less in the spotlight if they cannot deal with criticism from the press. Imagine the stick a manager would get if he refused to talk to the media because they criticised his team selection the week before. Pretty embarrassing from grown adults in all honesty. Gary Johnson's response to the Post after the Orr/Brooker/Partridge/Brown incident was spot on and entirely called for in my opinion, this however is nothing but pathetic.

 

As for people 'making too much of the 5 pillars', well he better tell his son because he keeps emailing me about them! I actually agree with his base point in that all they actually are is a guide to how a club should be run and I do think that some fans are guilty of making too much of them (comments such as 'would the new manager buy into the 5 pillars'). But this has only happened because the only things we hear from the board are banging on about the bloody things. Following this up with 'maybe we've been too open with the fans' was beyond belief.

 

At one point he tried to assure everyone that he has 'thick skin' but some of his petulant responses to the criticism aimed at him and/or the board would suggest he has anything but.

 

All in all the icing on a pretty s*** day. 

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Sound very petulant.

I've no problem with Steve, however his son is a idiot with zero business Expereince and is running the club into the ground.

The longer he leaves his son in control, the worse the situation will get I feel.

Time for the Lansdown's to write off the financial damage they have done to the club and let someone else take control.

Someone in mind or waiting in the wings that you know of?....I heard there was an Arab in the stand today!

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Petulant or just defending personal abuse and insults by all the billy big balls on here.

Puff your chest out and keep fighting Steve.

Que....abuse

 

Could you lead me to this 'personal abuse' you speak of?

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Thought it strange when he said SC wants to be involved with all elements of the club... Surely he should be told NO... How can the manager/head coach be interchangeable if he is dictating the academies style of play or getting involved in other matters.. I thought the whole idea was to create a club that creates a support system for the first team.. But is also at arms length and beyond the interference / whims / of the first team coach/manager.

Anyway nice to hear him speak and see he still had some fire in him.

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Phone up and ask, give you the number if you want, as he said been to enough question and answer nights.

Yes red I do appreciate what Steve has done for us. And no doubt will continue to do. But I do feel he has gone missing since he stepped down as chairman. And when he did so he did say he wanted to take a "back seat". But his son is not comfortable in front of the media and the "Chairman" is a ghost who no one sees or hears.

And they have made a fatal mistake, IMO sacking SOD. Just look at the performance today they were flying around like headless chickens again. Back to square one I say!

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Yes red I do appreciate what Steve has done for us. And no doubt will continue to do. But I do feel he has gone missing since he stepped down as chairman. And when he did so he did say he wanted to take a "back seat". But his son is not comfortable in front of the media and the "Chairman" is a ghost who no one sees or hears.

And they have made a fatal mistake, mistake IMO sacking SOD. Just look at the performance today they were flying around like headless chickens again. Back to square one I say!

i agree with you that he has gone missing since stepping down, but i also think that the manager is there to pick a team that will compete, SOD never gave any impression of this, so he had to go. Results count, so i will see how wrong or right the board were in a few weeks time! I believe that a few of the players starting today will slowly disappear. Well at the mo we can only hope things improve. 

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SL just answered that, when sod got the sack the board were given stick by the press, so they decided not to turn up of the signing of the new boss,which SL backed!

Sounds like SL has the club still in his heart.

 

Wow, it has hardly universal stick the board were getting was it?

 

I for one was all for them getting rid of that joker of a manager we had in last. That guy will be the reason we go down again.

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Wow, it has hardly universal stick the board were getting was it?

I for one was all for them getting rid of that joker of a manager we had in last. That guy will be the reason we go down again.

So if we go down is Sods fault not cottrell's?

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i agree with you that he has gone missing since stepping down, but i also think that the manager is there to pick a team that will compete, SOD never gave any impression of this, so he had to go. Results count, so i will see how wrong or right the board were in a few weeks time! I believe that a few of the players starting today will slowly disappear. Well at the mo we can only hope things improve.

As said, I think we have made a fatal mistake. Sod would I believe would have kept us up.

Judging by our disjointed performance today, and I know we have to give him time. But at this moment in time Cottrell has not impressed!

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SL is a long way down the road to being one of the worst things to happen at BCFC.

He has stripped assets from the club and has left it void of direction and a completely uninvestible entity.

NickJ has it spot on. Last season relegation was almost welcomed by some to purge the club of some absolute carp. Sometimes I wonder what would be acceptable to purge the club of the lansdown's. Are they the better of two evils?

I don't care if he is insulted that I think his son is a pillock. I'm sure JL is a perfectly nice bloke, but his lack of creds makes me extremely unforgiving. The fact only his old man has employed him makes me certain he is a silver-spooned, incompetent heir.

We should have heeded Scott Davidson's warning at the time! SL is here to make a legacy. Once he realised he made an incredible ballsup of it he has spread his wings further (rugby club).

The only legacy he's set to create here is contempt.

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Sorry mr sl but you sound like a parent who disagrees with a teachers bad report and unfavourable opinion about your boy.face up to the fact that your boy is taking us to the basement division and if you dont put him out of his misery (he appears more totally lost and pissed of every time he appears on tv) we'll be there in 5 short months time.a man of your business acumen must know youve made a mistake so do what you have to do knowing you can set the boy up in any other business you like with your wherewithal.nepotism in business matters very rarely works.

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Could you lead me to this 'personal abuse' you speak of?

  

Sound very petulant.

I've no problem with Steve, however his son is a idiot with zero business Expereince and is running the club into the ground.

The longer he leaves his son in control, the worse the situation will get I feel.

Time for the Lansdown's to write off the financial damage they have done to the club and let someone else take control.

Is not calling someone an idiot not personal abuse?

On what basis does the poster define JL as an idiot?

Has he had personal dealings with him. If not you cannot make that assumption.

JL is not Chairman how come he personally responsible for all the supposed ills at the club?

Just asking.

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