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

Han-Noah Massengo - SIGNED - 4 Year Deal


Recommended Posts

22 minutes ago, Banjo Island said:

30 sessions to learn how to lump it up to the big fellow up top surley thats 29 sessions to many

That made me chuckle when I heard it yesterday. People moan about Warnocks football but that first 70 mins was no different and minus any effect 

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, marcofisher said:

 

Struck me as nothing more than pure frustration, I am sure that MA is feeling the same frustration too. 

Struck me as LJ knowing that this season the pressure is on him to deliver. No one else. He's getting a bit defensive and prickly.

The last few matches have been poor, he's prepared the players, and whatever he's done hasn't been effective. He's now been given his windows, got a host of signings...with doubtless more to come. The buck eventually stops with him. He's a good communicator, media friendly, but must realise that sooner rather than later the questions won't be about recruitment but will be about the use he's making of the talents he has at his disposal. About his talent as a manager. And he won't like those questions.

Signing a French wonderkid for a club record fee puts his talents as a coach firmly in the spotlight.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, KeepUpLino said:

LJ methods? Can you fill me in to these?

 

11 minutes ago, paul_fox said:

Messing around with drones and virtual reality instead of the basics? 

 

8 minutes ago, paul_fox said:

That made me chuckle when I heard it yesterday. People moan about Warnocks football but that first 70 mins was no different and minus any effect 

I came into the Transfer Forum to keep away from the moaning ***** who can't post anything positive after one game in the season, now it appears, I just have to **** off altogether for a few days. 

Edited by Port Said Red
  • Like 13
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Red Exile said:

Struck me as LJ knowing that this season the pressure is on him to deliver. No one else. He's getting a bit defensive and prickly.

The last few matches have been poor, he's prepared the players, and whatever he's done hasn't been effective. He's now been given his windows, got a host of signings...with doubtless more to come. The buck eventually stops with him. He's a good communicator, media friendly, but must realise that sooner rather than later the questions won't be about recruitment but will be about the use he's making of the talents he has at his disposal. About his talent as a manager. And he won't like those questions.

Signing a French wonderkid for a club record fee puts his talents as a coach firmly in the spotlight.

Disagree, the buck stops equally between the two of them. Last year he lost his best 3 players, this year he has lost probably the most talented centre back who has played for city. 

He has been given all these transfer windows as you say but has lost his best players in the last two of them. 

Can only be expected to be as good as the players that MA also brings in with the money raised from these transfers. 

For the record I feel like given the circumstances that we have been very shrewd in our transfer business, particularly last summer. However these next 4 days are huge really and will show if they have learnt from the mistakes of old. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, marcofisher said:

Disagree, the buck stops equally between the two of them. Last year he lost his best 3 players, this year he has lost probably the most talented centre back who has played for city. 

He has been given all these transfer windows as you say but has lost his best players in the last two of them. 

Can only be expected to be as good as the players that MA also brings in with the money raised from these transfers. 

For the record I feel like given the circumstances that we have been very shrewd in our transfer business, particularly last summer. However these next 4 days are huge really and will show if they have learnt from the mistakes of old. 

I don't disagree that the management of the club is a team effort - LJ, MA and of course the Lansdowns. But LJ has been a massive beneficiary of this, given a security most managers can only dream of and time to learn on the job. The Lansdowns report to no one and Mark Ashton is playing a blinder, from their point of view, delivering a constant stream of players who can be sold on for a profit. What I'm getting at - and the reason I'm posting this in this thread - is that signing an unproven wonderkid puts LJ on the spot. He has to get Massengo producing 'wonderkid' performances. The Lansdowns can step back and say they've provided the funding, Ashton can say he's unearthed a gem...over to you Lee...

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Simon bristol said:

Just listened to ljs press conference, where he rolled out his list of players/ positions he wants in, and also said we cant rely on an 18 year old to be our saviour. Apart from thats what happened with semenyo last season, but i cant believe an 18 year old would come here from monaco with an 8 million price tag expecting to play every game and us not play him?? For us to spend that on a single player he needs to be playing every game and being one of our best players.

I think the point he was trying to make was that this kid alone isn’t enough we need more quality and can’t just pin our hopes on an 18 year old to raise the whole squad to the next level.

Just now, Judda said:

My main concern is that he watched us play yesterday...

😂 was saying this at the game yesterday, bet he’s praying Leeds come in for him!

Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Red Exile said:

I don't disagree that the management of the club is a team effort - LJ, MA and of course the Lansdowns. But LJ has been a massive beneficiary of this, given a security most managers can only dream of and time to learn on the job. The Lansdowns report to no one and Mark Ashton is playing a blinder, from their point of view, delivering a constant stream of players who can be sold on for a profit. What I'm getting at - and the reason I'm posting this in this thread - is that signing an unproven wonderkid puts LJ on the spot. He has to get Massengo producing 'wonderkid' performances. The Lansdowns can step back and say they've provided the funding, Ashton can say he's unearthed a gem...over to you Lee...

At the same time though, an 18 year old French kiddy is not going to come in and be the saviour instantly, as LJ has rightfully pointed out. If we are losing players and have not signed players that are actively going to improve the team, why should the buck always stop with LJ results wise?

The kid has had about 3 starts in his professional career. Very exciting but he is not going to be expected to be world class from the start. 

LJ still needs players to improve this squad before the season really starts, we'll pretend yesterday didn't count  🙄

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Whites said:

Will be announced shortly, just been seen in the Lansdown stand, I assume for photo's. 

Still sat there from yesterday,thinking shall I or not.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, underhanded said:

Did you see this?

Nope, but I believe the person who told me. One being the French guy and another a young black player. Not sure if it’s Nketiah as he played for Arsenal in Barcelona last night. Unless he’s managed to get back already? 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Martin89 said:

Nope, but I believe the person who told me. One being the French guy and another a young black player. Not sure if it’s Nketiah as he played for Arsenal in Barcelona last night. Unless he’s managed to get back already? 

Dijksteel?

  • Flames 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Martin89 said:

Not sure if it’s Nketiah as he played for Arsenal in Barcelona last night. Unless he’s managed to get back already? 

Barcelona is about a 2hr flight time to Bristol - probably quicker than driving through traffic to get to London! 

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

Barcelona is about a 2hr flight time to Bristol - probably quicker than driving through traffic to get to London! 

That’s what I thought but couldn’t see any flights from Barcelona to Bristol this morning. I’m hoping it’s him! 

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...