Jump to content

Welcome to One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums

Welcome to One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be a part of One Team in Bristol - Bristol City Forums by signing in or creating an account.

  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Full access to all forums (not all viewable as guest)
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
  • Support OTIB with a premium membership

Silvio Dante

Down to the last day

Recommended Posts

5 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

So, after 45 games we’re still in the mix with something to play for. Boro have to win because of GD, Derby have to get something from a tough assignment. It’s still possible.

But whatever happens, the fullest of credit to the team and management. We’ve been through a GK crisis, a spate of terrible decisions and some godawful home form - yet we’re here and have a shout still. We could finish on 72 and miss out - and anyone would have taken 72 at season start.

I’m still calling it. It’s still on. But if it doesn’t happen, we can all be exceptionally proud of our club

It’s a tough ask to achieve but stranger things have happened 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WBA will want to beat Derby and finish 3rd avoiding Villa until the final ! Only Bolton and Rotherham have scored fewer goals than Boro this season so no guarantee of a Boro win in my view . Sunday is going to be fun and whatever happens I for one am as proud as **** 😃

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok I will make a prediction.

We win 1 nil at Hull

Derby lose

Boro draw

  • Like 13
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, BigTone said:

Ok I will make a prediction.

We win 1 nil at Hull

Derby lose

Boro draw

I don’t think we can discount Derby’s history of bottling it. Their fans will know this and be wound up tighter than Waels purse-strings

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

I don’t think we can discount Derby’s history of bottling it. Their fans will know this and be wound up tighter than Waels purse-strings

Ooooh thats tighter than a nuns knickers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

I don’t think we can discount Derby’s history of bottling it. Their fans will know this and be wound up tighter than Waels purse-strings

Adding to the pressure on the players.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, sab said:

Bet 365 are offering 16-1 for us to do it

Get on a 28-1 treble. Derby defeat, Boro draw, City win. Only one other scenario gets us in and thats a Boro defeat.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, JamesBCFC said:

Adding to the pressure on the players.

Exactly.

In a perverse way, we’re almost in the best position. What we have to do is simple - win. The pressures off us and we play better that way. Set that against Boro with both the expectation and the need to play in the un-Pulis way of going to win a game, and FLDC with the favourites tag which they (the fans and some players) don’t cope well with

Its definitely not impossible!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 goal difference isn’t the biggest thing to overcome too, if derby get someone sent off or Gayle and Roderiguez are on form they could easily get a few goals , it just relies on us having a half similar to the West Brom game at AG

  • Unicorn 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Silvio Dante said:

Exactly.

In a perverse way, we’re almost in the best position. What we have to do is simple - win. The pressures off us and we play better that way. Set that against Boro with both the expectation and the need to play in the un-Pulis way of going to win a game, and FLDC with the favourites tag which they (the fans and some players) don’t cope well with

Its definitely not impossible!

You are right and I reckon we will do it.

1 minute ago, Dullmoan Tone said:

Surely most neutrals would probably expect Boro to do it.

Rotherham will be no pushovers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Eastside Moonwalker said:

25-1 sky bet for city win boro draw WBA win 

30/1 on William Hill or 34 with the boost option 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Dullmoan Tone said:

Surely most neutrals would probably expect Boro to do it.

Yorkshire Derby, Rotherham won't lie down. Vyner to shine ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Dullmoan Tone said:

Surely most neutrals would probably expect Boro to do it.

Just had a gander at Paddy Power;

To finish in the top 6;

Derby 4/9

Boro 13/5

City 13/1

 

To finish outside of the top 6;

Derby 17/10

Boro 1/4

City 1/40

Ah well, at least we are in it ..

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I don't think there's any where near as much pressure on us as there is on Derby or Boro, let's enjoy the last game and what will be will be.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, cidercity1987 said:

Get on a 28-1 treble. Derby defeat, Boro draw, City win. Only one other scenario gets us in and thats a Boro defeat.

 

What about Boro lose, or draw, Derby draw, and City win by 8 clear goals, leaving us and the Rams on 72 points, +14 and +13 respectively? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

So all we have to do is beat Hull to get into the Prem? :noexp:

Wouldn't that be sweet- they can't make the playoffs I know which is the only thing that could have made it sweeter still, to seal our place in the top 6 vs the very side who denied us in 2008? Bloody Windass!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, bcfc01 said:

Just had a gander at Paddy Power;

To finish in the top 6;

Derby 4/9

Boro 13/5

City 13/1

 

To finish outside of the top 6;

Derby 17/10

Boro 1/4

City 1/40

Ah well, at least we are in it ..

 

Given West Brom’s interes there is zero value in backing Derby. I expect a big swing in that in the coming days when bets are placed 

Edited by 29AR

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Exciting to be a part of, and whilst our chances are slim we’ve always been better as underdogs. It almost means we can just go out and enjoy Sunday (until we need just a goal to finish 6th...).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If someone had said at the start of the season that on the last game of the season we would have an outside chance of making the play offs I would have defiantly taken that.

its been a bizarre season but whatever happens Johnson has again made progress on the previous season.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've watched enough football in my lifetime to know it's unlikely but we do have a chance. Weird shit happens in sport, we could sneak in if we do our bit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

Pulis  is bound to go for an attacking formation and just play six centre backs. Cavalier bastard. 

Pffft, Johnson played 7 defenders.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, paul_fox said:

30/1 on William Hill or 34 with the boost option 

It’s a long shot.

Still, the odds are a fair bit shorter than when Millwall were taking their penalty for 2-0. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Kingswood Robin said:

I like the cut of your jib BigTone

Sweet talker

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For such compelling season defining drama that will ratchet up emotions to fever pitch and in the middle of a long bank holiday weekend, it’s a good thing perennial killjoys Sky have made the games start at 1230 on a Sunday when everyone is half asleep.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Olé said:

For such compelling season defining drama that will ratchet up emotions to fever pitch and in the middle of a long bank holiday weekend, it’s a good thing perennial killjoys Sky have made the games start at 1230 on a Sunday when everyone is half asleep.

Agree, but on the other hand listened to Leeds-Aston Villa when I was up North Sunday and the atmosphere was impressive even for midday on a Sunday that in terms of stakes didn't mean a huge amount.

I know what you mean though, 12.30pm on a Sunday- especially to travel so far- is highly unideal.

Edited by Mr Popodopolous

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
43 minutes ago, Eastside Moonwalker said:

8 goal difference isn’t the biggest thing to overcome too, if derby get someone sent off or Gayle and Roderiguez are on form they could easily get a few goals , it just relies on us having a half similar to the West Brom game at AG

Gayle and Rodriguez don't have anything to do with us catching Derby on goal difference pal.

Derby would have to draw for that to even be possible.

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Mr Popodopolous said:

I know what you mean though, 12.30pm on a Sunday- especially to travel so far- is highly unideal.

What I actually meant was it would be nice to have one or twelve drinks before the game to take the edge off!

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm off to bed now with a Mansize box of Kleenex to dream of Sunday.

1 minute ago, Olé said:

What I actually meant was it would be nice to have one or twelve drinks before the game to take the edge off!

Only 12, you cutting down ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sab said:

Bet 365 are offering 16-1 for us to do it

You get better odds if you just do a treble or City win, Derby loss and Boro draw. Not quite as safe a bet but probably the most realistic way we make it!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Rudolf Hucker said:

Pulis  is bound to go for an attacking formation and just play six centre backs. Cavalier bastard. 

10-0-0?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, JoeAman08 said:

You get better odds if you just do a treble or City win, Derby loss and Boro draw. Not quite as safe a bet but probably the most realistic way we make it!

Thats how it will pan out

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Curr Avon said:

10-0-0?

And we play 0-0-10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Olé said:

For such compelling season defining drama that will ratchet up emotions to fever pitch and in the middle of a long bank holiday weekend, it’s a good thing perennial killjoys Sky have made the games start at 1230 on a Sunday when everyone is half asleep.

I'm doing the Bristol 10k on Sunday so gonna have to get round that course pretty quick. 

I've traveled to Hull many times. It's a hell of a journey and I feel sorry for those who will be traveling. The only saving grace is that traffic should be clear but even then it's 3 hours minimum without stopping. 

Setting off at around 7am on a Sunday morning is terrible so my hat goes off to all that make the journey.

1 hour ago, bcfcredandwhite said:

IF we somehow get to 6th place we will win the playoffs. I know this - it’s our destiny. 

I think we will too. It often happens with the team in 6th. We are also a very streaky team so we will be going into the play offs in the middle of one of our streaks. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...