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Brighton, Fulham and WBA after Johnson

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Article published this morning that Johnson’s a man in demand.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/776739/Fulham-West-Brom-Brighton-new-manager-Bristol-City-Lee-Johnson-EXCLUSIVE/amp

He’d without a doubt tell West Brom and Fulham to do one, but let’s be fair whilst not a massive club Brighton would be a great club to work at. 3/4 years ahead of where we are.

If they sacked Hughton and went for him then we wouldn’t be able to do much better than getting Hughton in ourselves....

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I can Brighton getting rid of they have a poor start next season. 

He has done well but every manager run their course and it may well be his time.

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1 minute ago, Alex_BCFC said:

I can Brighton getting rid of they have a poor start next season. 

He has done well but every manager run their course and it may well be his time.

I would do a swap then!

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Just now, Drew Peacock said:

I would do a swap then!

Who knows. I don’t think any of the clubs mentioned will actually take LJ and I don’t think he would go yet either. 

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2 minutes ago, Alex_BCFC said:

Who knows. I don’t think any of the clubs mentioned will actually take LJ and I don’t think he would go yet either. 

I quite agree.  Not sure why Brighton would come in for him.  I also don't think many chairmen would have the patience with him that SL has shown.

 

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16 minutes ago, Drew Peacock said:

I would do a swap then!

This

 

If LJ goes to Brighton then SL needs to do whatever to get Hughten here

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6 minutes ago, Drew Peacock said:

I quite agree.  Not sure why Brighton would come in for him.  I also don't think many chairmen would have the patience with him that SL has shown.

 

Luckily we have a level headed one. 

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8 minutes ago, BS3_RED said:

This

 

If LJ goes to Brighton then SL needs to do whatever to get Hughten here

Oh God, that sounds terrible  :laugh:

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1 minute ago, AppyDAZE said:

Oh God, that sounds terrible  :laugh:

Anything goes

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On the subject of managers (possibly) leaving, the managerial merry-go-round etc

Why were the Hull fans singing they want Adkins to stay? He's someone I've always had time for tbh. What's the story there?

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@BessexRED Hope he stays here, but would be interested to see him at any of the three clubs you mention.  I do wonder though whether the grass would be greener at any of those 3.

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4 minutes ago, AppyDAZE said:

On the subject of managers (possibly) leaving, the managerial merry-go-round etc

Why were the Hull fans singing they want Adkins to stay? He's someone I've always had time for tbh. What's the story there?

GO said he was out of contract.

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A Star ‘exclusive’...................:rofl2br:

Completely made up bollocks.........

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"Bristol City is a fantastic club. This is my team, my club if you like, and I'm solely focused on driving it forward."

Not based only on that comment but i can't see him moving to any of those sides. Why?

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1 minute ago, Busterrimes said:

He is actually a Fulham supporter. All the Johnson family are. Fulham will have a better chance at Promotion next season than us.

He will also have a better chance of being sacked.

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20 minutes ago, AppyDAZE said:

On the subject of managers (possibly) leaving, the managerial merry-go-round etc

Why were the Hull fans singing they want Adkins to stay? He's someone I've always had time for tbh. What's the story there?

This was posted elsewhere by a Hull fan; 

Yeah, but with Adkins maybe abandoning ship along with quite a few players, Bristol are in better shape out of the two of us. Rumour is that he might go to Middlesbrough this summer - can't say I blame him.

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He would be crazy to leave........and IMHO, he has no intention of doing so. He is in a fantastic job, and is smart enough to know it.

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46 minutes ago, Busterrimes said:

He is actually a Fulham supporter. All the Johnson family are. Fulham will have a better chance at Promotion next season than us.

Why?

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It is actually quite simple - LJ expects significant investment this summer, witness his recent comments.

IF, that is not forthcoming initially, then it’s quite useful to have ‘rumours’ around of other clubs being interested in him.

That MAY influence the owners investment plans, if it doesn’t it’s then out in the market that LJ, MAY be tempted away.

The HC is an ambitious bloke, and if he feels the clubs doesn’t match his ambitions then he could well be off.

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I'd hate to see him go as I'm of the firm belief he will continue to blossom and, given an extra couple of quid, could lead this club to giddy new heights.

But... part of me would be happy for him to go if for no other reason than to finally shut the bloody moaning, whinging bellends you get online that are determined he has nothing to offer. It would be interesting to see what would happen should they get their wish! 

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3 minutes ago, poland_exile said:

I'd hate to see him go as I'm of the firm belief he will continue to blossom and, given an extra couple of quid, could lead this club to giddy new heights.

But... part of me would be happy for him to go if for no other reason than to finally shut the bloody moaning, whinging bellends you get online that are determined he has nothing to offer. It would be interesting to see what would happen should they get their wish! 

Whoever is manager, there will always be moaning, whinging bellends! Ever was it thus.

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9 minutes ago, old_eastender said:

LJ is going nowhere for now, no way any of those 3 going to offer him a role... 

Johnson will be a leading candidate for a top championship club now....ala smith at villa

26 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

I think Brighton would appeal to him. Not sure the other two would, currently.

I disagree, a West Brom side with Gayle Rodriguez will be exciting for him (Assuming they keep Gayle)

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1 hour ago, Gazred said:

"Bristol City is a fantastic club. This is my team, my club if you like, and I'm solely focused on driving it forward."

Not based only on that comment but i can't see him moving to any of those sides. Why?

Hardly sounds like a bloke about to say goodbye.

Like to take this chance to say thanks to Lee and the job he has done.

There were times when i had serious doubts like most, but the guy genuinely loves BCFC and has turned it right round.

I'll be honest, I'd be gutted if he were to leave. Gutted.

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Just now, Roger Red Hat said:

Whoever is manager, there will always be moaning, whinging bellends! Ever was it thus.

very true, and usually that's me if I'm to be honest :D 

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7 minutes ago, Lez said:

Johnson will be a leading candidate for a top championship club now....ala smith at villa

Why?  For leading us to 11th and now 8th after being in fantastic positions to make the top 6?

Time will tell, I simply can't see what he has on his CV for a 'bigger' club to come in for him.

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In fairness he has a tidy little job here why go to a club that will demand promotion?

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2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

@BessexRED Hope he stays here, but would be interested to see him at any of the three clubs you mention.  I do wonder though whether the grass would be greener at any of those 3.

He'll take a Crown or Dulux colour chart (green shades) with him to check....

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11 minutes ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

He'll take a Crown or Dulux colour chart (green shades) with him to check....

How about Johnstone's? you'd have thought that winning the trophy entitled us to a hefty discount...

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1 hour ago, Busterrimes said:

Parachute Payments plus a Billionaire owner willing to spend.

Having blown £100m and been relegated I doubt their finances are going to be that good. Much depends on whether the EFL regards them as big enough to be able to ignore FFP though. 😁

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Just now, sephjnr said:

How about Johnstone's? you'd have thought that winning the trophy entitled us to a hefty discount...

Makes sense. I forgot about them, us not being a tinpot L1 outfit playing in the tinpot cup anymore

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After reading the article some of you may jump to the easy conclusion that it’s a nothing story lacking in any actual news.

I would suggest that it actually takes some literary talent to physically produce copy of this nature.

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4 minutes ago, chinapig said:

Having blown £100m and been relegated I doubt their finances are going to be that good. Much depends on whether the EFL regards them as big enough to be able to ignore FFP though. 😁

Them and Cardiff only get PPs for two seasons as they came straight back down!

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3 hours ago, BessexRED said:

He’d without a doubt tell West Brom and Fulham to do one....

Why are you so sure he’d turn down those two? 

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3 hours ago, old_eastender said:

Why?  For leading us to 11th and now 8th after being in fantastic positions to make the top 6?

Time will tell, I simply can't see what he has on his CV for a 'bigger' club to come in for him.

What did Dean Smith have on his CV for Villa to come in for him?

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If he goes he goes . Everyone is replaceable. Life at Bristol City will go on . No person is bigger than the club . He ain’t leaving !!

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7 hours ago, Northern Red said:

What did Dean Smith have on his CV for Villa to come in for him?

Fair point to an extent. Smith lead Brentford to 9th, 10th & 9th BUT he did that on a shoestring budget whilst playing generally acknowledged entertaining attacking passing football.

LJ hasn't had the major bucks to spend compared to some in the championship but he has had way more to spend than Smith ever had at Brentford and achieved about the same.

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13 hours ago, AppyDAZE said:

On the subject of managers (possibly) leaving, the managerial merry-go-round etc

Why were the Hull fans singing they want Adkins to stay? He's someone I've always had time for tbh. What's the story there?

I hope they let Bowen go to us!

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I think one way or another LJ will be here for one more season unless we get promoted/play off final.  Either he will be backed and deemed to have failed or won’t be sufficiently backed and leave on his own terms.  Either way, it’s a pivotal season for our club.

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1 hour ago, General Zod said:

I think one way or another LJ will be here for one more season unless we get promoted/play off final.  Either he will be backed and deemed to have failed or won’t be sufficiently backed and leave on his own terms.  Either way, it’s a pivotal season for our club.

It is, you are 100% correct.

It is also going to be a hugely interesting summer.

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15 hours ago, old_eastender said:

Why?  For leading us to 11th and now 8th after being in fantastic positions to make the top 6?

Time will tell, I simply can't see what he has on his CV for a 'bigger' club to come in for him.

Yep.....possibly the fact he has overachieved with us....especially considering the competition last 2 season's.

What has Dean Smith achieved? Now in charge of the biggest team in the league....people underestimate the regard these managers are held in

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