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RUSSEL85

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9 hours ago, Sleepy1968 said:

Are you sure? I'm sure they've usually been a decent league 1 or Championship side. I don't ever recall them dropping to the pits. And yes, probably to your prem question!

We relegated them to 'League 2' once last game of the season. It was a crazy game because it was when Goals Scored counted rather than Goal Difference. Second half, we'd won the game and so it didn't matter how many more they conceded, their only chance of staying up was to score more, so they were just piling forward regardless and leaving themselves wide open. We could have had 10 quite easily but it was the days of Junior Bent etc. Finished 5-2 IIRC.

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2 minutes ago, fgrsimon said:

We relegated them to 'League 2' once last game of the season. It was a crazy game because it was when Goals Scored counted rather than Goal Difference. Second half, we'd won the game and so it didn't matter how many more they conceded, their only chance of staying up was to score more, so they were just piling forward regardless and leaving themselves wide open. We could have had 10 quite easily but it was the days of Junior Bent etc. Finished 5-2 IIRC.

Wasn’t that about 93/94 season ?

i remember they brought loads down 

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20 hours ago, Hare Island said:

If a club like Brentford can make it to the Prem before us SL needs to be asking some serious questions of himself and his staff. Tiny dilapidated ground, huge competition for fans yet they are ahead of us. Depressing.

I am watching Portsmouth's progress with interest.

I know they have league titles and cup wins to their name; but I have always regarded them as a similar club to us in size.

12 years ago they won the F.A.Cup, and were in the P.L. until 10 years ago. They then fell through the leagues with financial difficulties, as we did in the early 80's.

They are now making slow but sure progress back up the leagues. I fully expect them to be in the L1 play offs this season, and who knows, they might be back in the championship next year.

If Portsmouth were to get back to the P.L. before we get there for the first time, then it really does demonstrate how poorly managed we have been over the years. They will have achieved the feat in possibly a quarter of the time it takes us to do it, and with smaller crowds in a shitty old ground.

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10 hours ago, fgrsimon said:

We relegated them to 'League 2' once last game of the season. It was a crazy game because it was when Goals Scored counted rather than Goal Difference. Second half, we'd won the game and so it didn't matter how many more they conceded, their only chance of staying up was to score more, so they were just piling forward regardless and leaving themselves wide open. We could have had 10 quite easily but it was the days of Junior Bent etc. Finished 5-2 IIRC.

Thanks for that. If it was a home game I would have been there. I don't recall seeing many City wins at Brentford (if any(*)) after Steve Neville got his first city goal (or goals) in a 2-0 win in about 1984! (*I haven't been away for years now.)

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2 hours ago, The Gasbuster said:

I am watching Portsmouth's progress with interest.

I know they have league titles and cup wins to their name; but I have always regarded them as a similar club to us in size.

12 years ago they won the F.A.Cup, and were in the P.L. until 10 years ago. They then fell through the leagues with financial difficulties, as we did in the early 80's.

They are now making slow but sure progress back up the leagues. I fully expect them to be in the L1 play offs this season, and who knows, they might be back in the championship next year.

If Portsmouth were to get back to the P.L. before we get there for the first time, then it really does demonstrate how poorly managed we have been over the years. They will have achieved the feat in possibly a quarter of the time it takes us to do it, and with smaller crowds in a shitty old ground.

Exactly mate. So many clubs I have at one time or another considered our rivals in L1 or Champ have raced ahead and into the Premier League. Yes some were mismanaged and have since fallen but many had significant disadvantages compared to us. And at least they were there, many of them winning trophies or competing in Europe. Memories I would love to have of City.

Wigan Burnley Bournemouth Swansea Cardiff Stoke QPR Forest Reading Charlton Brighton Blackpool Bradford West Brom Birmingham Ipswich Sheff Utd Wolves Palace Watford Fulham Millwall Hull Huddersfield Barnsley Bolton

Thats just off the top of my head and there’s not a team in that list that I wouldn’t trade the last 25 years with. 

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