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The Barnsley v Bristol City Match Day Thread 39


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2 hours ago, BigTone said:

It ain't over till the Easter Bunny sings

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Now we know who ate all the pies

 

 

 

 

 

and all the chocolate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and all the Easter Eggs

 

 

 

 

and leftovers.

 

 

 

 

Is it Tomlin's babysitter?

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8 minutes ago, EstoniaTallinnRed said:

Joe at FB, Kelly on the bench, Maggers has a foot injury, otherwise the same team as last game.

Bit disappointed with that after LJ saying he felt Kelly was MOTM in the last two games. Would’ve been a good shot in the arm for Bryan to see he can’t rest on his laurels. 

Would probably prefer a left side of Kelly/Bryan than Bryan/Patterson anyway. 

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Just now, The Enormous Turnip said:

May have been up the other end but unmissable in that iconic luminous yellow strip ;) he also opened the scoring in the play-off first leg at Hartlepool if that counts as league! 

Play offs doesn't count as League in my book.

Surprising that Rouge only played 6 league games, plus the 3 play matches, and 2 goals in all.

 

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I really don't get dropping Kelly. Being the best player for 2 games surely means he keeps his place. Paterson not a wide man, and generally been average in that position. Plus Pato struggles to play 2 games in a few days, so why not keep Kelly in with Bryan left mid, and if he feels he needs a bit more creativity at home then start Pato on Monday. I personally would play Kelly and Bryan in both. 

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4 minutes ago, RedSA said:

Bit disappointed with that after LJ saying he felt Kelly was MOTM in the last two games. Would’ve been a good shot in the arm for Bryan to see he can’t rest on his laurels. 

Would probably prefer a left side of Kelly/Bryan than Bryan/Patterson anyway. 

I share your disappointment but I expected him to rest Kelly given that he's played 2x90mins in the break, and because JB is still the incumbent. It gives us options later in the game, and from the start on Monday.

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57 minutes ago, redsfan said:

No its true. We had signed him by all accounts but it then transpired that the paperwork never made it in time. There were lots of machinations and rumours about whether the **** up was our end or Swansea's but the consensus was that it was Swansea's error.

As for him being a touch of class, thats true as well. He has only been here since late January and there us every chance, if he keeps scoring at the same rate,  that he may finish the season our top scorer. If only we could defend - we need to score 2 to have any chance of a point. And we have only scored 2 in a game a handful of times all season.

Confused here.. Are you a City fan? If you are a Tyke you are talking as if you did not sign him. Is he on loan to you then? If you are City I hope we have learnt.

14 minutes ago, downendcity said:

Now we know who ate all the pies

and all the chocolate

and all the Easter Eggs

and leftovers.

Is it Tomlin's babysitter?

No, it IS Tomlin.

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11 minutes ago, JonDolman said:

I really don't get dropping Kelly. Being the best player for 2 games surely means he keeps his place. Paterson not a wide man, and generally been average in that position. Plus Pato struggles to play 2 games in a few days, so why not keep Kelly in with Bryan left mid, and if he feels he needs a bit more creativity at home then start Pato on Monday. I personally would play Kelly and Bryan in both. 

Holden said having played 2 games for England this week as well as our last 2 league games he could do with a rest, whereas JB is fresh

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7 hours ago, havanatopia said:

The two GKN Aerospace factories at Western Approach, Bristol and at Filton cumulatively employ about 1/3 of the companies' UK workforce; 484 in Bristol and 1454 in Filton. The two most important clients for GKN Bristol are BAE Systems and Airbus. I know this has little to do with today's match but it is a significant moment in the history of Bristol industry and it needs mentioning. GKN started life as the Dowlais Ironworks Company near Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales in 1759. Yesterday GKN, with 60,000 employees in 30 countries, was sold by a 52% shareholder majority vote to a hostile takeover predator named Melrose Industries formed in 2003. Their motto is 'buy, improve, sell'. Although, for once, a hostile takeover has taken place by a British based and run company it is essentially an asset stripper and jobs will inevitably go. Airbus, curiously, has already gone public by saying it will stop buying from GKN. That might be hard in the short term as there are few factories in the world with the expertise to build Wing Spars as they do in Bristol and GKN supplies BAE Systems which in turn supplies Airbus. It could get a bit messy. I hope the Gov't will not regret not stepping in to prevent a takeover on national security grounds. This would not have happened anywhere else in the world and is why Britain is the most open market in the world, for good and for bad.

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Barnsley mined the coal that powered the iron foundries and made the glass. They may still make glass in Barnsley but Bristolians should be enormously proud of our industrial heritage past and indeed present. In fairness to Barnsley I did give them the benefit of the doubt with 30 minutes of research and found that they can indeed stand proud today as hosting the world's largest mince pie factory, oh yes. here it is:-

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Next time you buy a box of 6 mince pies think of young Doris there quality controlling out the burnt or cracked top pies to take home to Fred for his tea. 720 pies a minute they make; how does she do it?

Or perhaps, when you next go over one of those very common pot holes in your Mini, your Jaguar, your Land Rover or your Volvo think of that GKN CV Joint that beautifully distributes power from the transmission through the axle and the CV Joint to the wheels and protects you and your car from the harshness of it.

Surely our manufacturing superiority will transcend into the DNA of our players today as they descend on Oakwell? Chien Lee took over Barnsley and thus ended the reign of the now sadly departed Patrick Cryne. Lee, from Hong Kong, is also 80% owner of Nice Football Club and partners part of the shareholding at Barnsley with Billy Beane of the Oakland Athletics Baseball team. Remains to be seen if they buy back the stadium and surrounding Oakwell sports venues procurred in 2002 by the council to save the club from going under. Of course, the kiss of death for City is to talk about the poor managerial record of Jose Morais; he may have assisted Jose Mourinho along the way at Chelsea, Inter and Madrid but as a number one its not great. Time will tell, but not today thanks.

Enjoy the drive up folks but enjoy it much more coming back. And remember GKN on that bumpy M6 and if it gets really bad stop at Charnock Richard for a mince pie and a cuppa tea. :) 

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Guest, Keen and Nettlefold. A lineup even SL couldn’t afford in the transfer window. 

 

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13 minutes ago, Sleepy1968 said:

I share your disappointment but I expected him to rest Kelly given that he's played 2x90mins in the break, and because JB is still the incumbent. It gives us options later in the game, and from the start on Monday.

However Bryan cannot defend and is not a natural left back. My preference would be for Kelly at left back and feel we still have plenty of options for today and Monday

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Just now, JasonM88 said:

“Bryan cannot defend”, yet he’s probably the best tackler in our team. 

He does have weaknesses in some of the key attributes needed to be a top, top left back, e.g. positional sense, awareness of danger..  Tackling, I agree, is a strength, but there’s more to defending that just tackling. 

However, anyone who plays on the left of Baker (Assuming he’s fully fit) will have a good player / organiser alongside him.

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