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34 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

Does anyone else have a feeling we're going to pass up the opportunity of getting a manager with proven experience of getting to the Prem and appoint another relative novice? :(

I wouldn't mind if we had an experienced DoF to guide them but I can't see that happening. 

Yes, I rarely bet but I’ve just bet on someone I hope doesn’t get it....in the hope it jinxed them.

11 minutes ago, Marina's Rolls Royce said:

I think you'll find that MA's ego is  irrelevant in appointing a new Manager- why do so many people feel that self made Billionaire SL is such a puppet of Lee Johnson ( oops- hang on) and now Mark Ashton's bitch?

Get real- SL is not going to carry passengers, and is not a fickin football tourist and will appoint whoever he thinks will give us a real chance of the Prem. He's not spent a few million on Bristol Sport he's spent over a £100 million and is not in the mood to save a few hundred thousand appointing a relative novice this time around unless there's a very good reason. The 'cheap option' is a negative fantasy of the non fan.

When you hear MA use the term (something like) “we are trying to decide which sort of person we are looking” tells me they are narrowing down based on a type....and my gut (and a few whispers) tells me Ashton is focussing on a type of manager of an ilk similar to LJ in 2016.

If the person I’ve bet on gets it, MA will need to put some severe spin on it to give me belief he was the best choice.

I really thought we’d get a good man, we are at our most sellable, but I am really worried....and I’m pretty open minded (within reason).  People will vote with their season cards if MA picks certain managers.

I’m really hoping the whispers are just a case of not ruling anyone out but MA didn’t give me a warm feeling that we are going after the right man.

Remember SL is not a football expert.

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8 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

Have a look on the Mark Ashton thread MRR, that's where I read it. Things like this don't fill me ith confidence either...Bristol Live understands that's City's preference is for a coach, more than a old-style manager, who can work directly in player development, and not demand total control over other aspects of the club.

If you're after a row, I'm out as that isn't my style at all but you knock yourself out. I repeat, it's a 'concern', not fact, just a 'concern' and I'm sure I'm not the only one. 

Not into a row. Just facts which seem to be replaced by wild speculation or agenda.

You made a claim and I'm genuinely interested in knowing who the cohorts that  MA has appointed and in what position-I follow every aspect of this club and don't know the answer. I also follow OTIB and am used to utter lies, speculation posted as fact, conspiracy theories and pure fantasy.   If you can't answer my simple question  then it's just a case of OTIB late night bullshit and doesn't read too well for you. Sorry if this appears patronising but I just love facts .

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18 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

Have a look on the Mark Ashton thread MRR, that's where I read it. Things like this don't fill me ith confidence either...Bristol Live understands that's City's preference is for a coach, more than a old-style manager, who can work directly in player development, and not demand total control over other aspects of the club.

If you're after a row, I'm out as that isn't my style at all but you knock yourself out. I repeat, it's a 'concern', not fact, just a 'concern' and I'm sure I'm not the only one. 

Isn’t that the way all football is going anyway? Most top clubs work in this way now.

I don’t see the problem with it personally, our model hasn’t done us too badly the last 5 years. 

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5 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

Yes, I rarely bet but I’ve just bet on someone I hope doesn’t get it....in the hope it jinxed them.

When you hear MA use the term (something like) “we are trying to decide which sort of person we are looking” tells me they are narrowing down based on a type....and my gut (and a few whispers) tells me Ashton is focussing on a type of manager of an ilk similar to LJ in 2016.

If the person I’ve bet on gets it, MA will need to put some severe spin on it to give me belief he was the best choice.

I really thought we’d get a good man, we are at our most sellable, but I am really worried....and I’m pretty open minded (within reason).  People will vote with their season cards if MA picks certain managers.

I’m really hoping the whispers are just a case of not ruling anyone out but MA didn’t give me a warm feeling that we are going after the right man.

Remember SL is not a football expert.

I'm not sure how many Owners are. What I would say is that he's now been crucial to City for 25 years and perhaps is not exactly new to the game.

Since 2013, I'm not unhappy with our progress as a club and find it somewhat odd that so many believe that MA is this Machiavellian character that pulls the strings to promote his own career path and security whilst Steve and Maggie naively sit back and don't notice.

Steve is a details man and a control freak. No one ever becomes a billionaire by accident.... apart from Jon.

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15 minutes ago, Marina's Rolls Royce said:

Not into a row. Just facts which seem to be replaced by wild speculation or agenda.

You made a claim and I'm genuinely interested in knowing who the cohorts that  MA has appointed and in what position-I follow every aspect of this club and don't know the answer. I also follow OTIB and am used to utter lies, speculation posted as fact, conspiracy theories and pure fantasy.   If you can't answer my simple question  then it's just a case of OTIB late night bullshit and doesn't read too well for you. Sorry if this appears patronising but I just love facts .

I was just chatting, as most of us do, so let's leave things there. As for the 'wild speculation', 'agenda', 'bullshit' and 'doesn't read well for you' stuff, I thought you were better than that TBH.

I'm clearly not the only one with this CONCERN but if you want to carry on being plain obnoxious, you carry on. I just read a few things, on here admittedly, and it's why I mentioned it as a concern, not a 'claim'.

I clearly don't take this forum as seriously as you seem to so I will leave this thread to you. Serious stuff for me is looking after and providing for my family and keeping my medical robots working at this horrific time, not the new Manager / head coach at the club I support, that's an interest, not overly serious in the bigger picture. 

I will now desist and leave you to your 'tirade'. :)

 

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1 hour ago, Marina's Rolls Royce said:

FFS- it's about the betting odds and nothing more- he could win every game remaining and still has no chance.

None whatsoever because despite opinions to the contrary- SL and his employee, Mark Ashton have somewhat different plans which involve a slightly better solution.

You wouldn't set up an amazing ski jump and get Eddie the Eagle as your main man just cos he didn't fall over.

 

The British ability to shoot oneself in the foot never ceases to amaze me, so much though logic suggests that making Holden’s role permanent is not what we need, nothing would surprise me, short of finding out we had appointed either Klopp or Guardiola!

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1 minute ago, Ska Junkie said:

I was just chatting, as most of us do, so let's leave things there. As for the 'wild speculation', 'agenda', 'bullshit' and 'doesn't read well for you' stuff, I thought you were better than that TBH.

I'm clearly not the only one with this CONCERN but if you want to carry on being plain obnoxious, you carry on. I just read a few things, on here admittedly, and it's why I mentioned it as a concern, not a 'claim'.

I clearly don't take this forum as seriously as you seem to so I will leave this thread to you. Serious stuff for me is looking after and providing for my family and keeping my medical robots working at this horrific time, not the new Manager / head coach at the club I support, that's an interest, not overly serious in the bigger picture. 

I will now desist and leave you to your 'tirade'. :)

 

Tbh Ska Junkie I think your concern is not to be scoffed at. I think there are quite a few fans feel the same way, after all, looking at previous history it has happened before so could happen again. Obviously we all want City to push on and be more successful and the opportunity to do so is closer now than ever,  so getting an experienced manager/ coaching team is paramount imo

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25 minutes ago, Ska Junkie said:

I was just chatting, as most of us do, so let's leave things there. As for the 'wild speculation', 'agenda', 'bullshit' and 'doesn't read well for you' stuff, I thought you were better than that TBH.

I'm clearly not the only one with this CONCERN but if you want to carry on being plain obnoxious, you carry on. I just read a few things, on here admittedly, and it's why I mentioned it as a concern, not a 'claim'.

I clearly don't take this forum as seriously as you seem to so I will leave this thread to you. Serious stuff for me is looking after and providing for my family and keeping my medical robots working at this horrific time, not the new Manager / head coach at the club I support, that's an interest, not overly serious in the bigger picture. 

I will now desist and leave you to your 'tirade'. :)

 

So the MA cohorts you quoted and was just utter bull crap.

Yep- best leave me to it- love the bit about providing for your family though- if indeed you do!

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1 hour ago, milo1111 said:

Yes. I’m worried that a proven manager with a promotion to the prem on his cv won’t be happy with the power Ashton has at the gate. I’m worried that they’ll go for a less proven manager who is just grateful  for the opportunity and is therefore more of a yes man.

If you dont mind me asking, what is the level of Ashtons power at AG? Are you in the know? 

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1 hour ago, Davefevs said:

Yes, I rarely bet but I’ve just bet on someone I hope doesn’t get it....in the hope it jinxed them.

When you hear MA use the term (something like) “we are trying to decide which sort of person we are looking” tells me they are narrowing down based on a type....and my gut (and a few whispers) tells me Ashton is focussing on a type of manager of an ilk similar to LJ in 2016.

If the person I’ve bet on gets it, MA will need to put some severe spin on it to give me belief he was the best choice.

I really thought we’d get a good man, we are at our most sellable, but I am really worried....and I’m pretty open minded (within reason).  People will vote with their season cards if MA picks certain managers.

I’m really hoping the whispers are just a case of not ruling anyone out but MA didn’t give me a warm feeling that we are going after the right man.

Remember SL is not a football expert.

Purely out of interest, what’s stopping you from just naming the manager? 

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6 minutes ago, Bouncearoundtheground said:

Purely out of interest, what’s stopping you from just naming the manager? 

I might be wrong, but I have a feeling it's Robins.

Personally, I would be happy with him. He seems to play attractive football, he has just enjoyed success (yes, in League One), but possibly most importantly he is rumoured to be somebody that Lansdown likes and would possibly fit in with the club's policy. I don't think that the latter should be ignored, and he may very well be the best option that would.

Obviously I am in a minority, going by the opinions on here 

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22 minutes ago, Redstoke said:

If you dont mind me asking, what is the level of Ashtons power at AG? Are you in the know? 

Im absolutely not ITK. There are a few that are that have given plenty of hints towards this being the case though. He clearly has a massive input on incomings and outgoings.

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6 minutes ago, Superjack said:

I might be wrong, but I have a feeling it's Robins.

Personally, I would be happy with him. He seems to play attractive football, he has just enjoyed success (yes, in League One), but possibly most importantly he is rumoured to be somebody that Lansdown likes and would possibly fit in with the club's policy. I don't think that the latter should be ignored, and he may very well be the best option that would.

Obviously I am in a minority, going by the opinions on here 

If it is robins then this will be why. To me this would be so depressing. Another yes man who will give SL a daily update on everything that goes on rather than just being left and trusted to get on With it and judged on what we see on the pitch.

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28 minutes ago, milo1111 said:

If it is robins then this will be why. To me this would be so depressing. Another yes man who will give SL a daily update on everything that goes on rather than just being left and trusted to get on With it and judged on what we see on the pitch.

To be fair from what (granted little) that I have seen of him, I don't think that he would be the archetypal 'yes man'. But he may very well agree to operate within the set up.

I'm not sure that other people's 'favourites' would.

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6 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Yes, I rarely bet but I’ve just bet on someone I hope doesn’t get it....in the hope it jinxed them.

When you hear MA use the term (something like) “we are trying to decide which sort of person we are looking” tells me they are narrowing down based on a type....and my gut (and a few whispers) tells me Ashton is focussing on a type of manager of an ilk similar to LJ in 2016.

If the person I’ve bet on gets it, MA will need to put some severe spin on it to give me belief he was the best choice.

I really thought we’d get a good man, we are at our most sellable, but I am really worried....and I’m pretty open minded (within reason).  People will vote with their season cards if MA picks certain managers.

I’m really hoping the whispers are just a case of not ruling anyone out but MA didn’t give me a warm feeling that we are going after the right man.

Remember SL is not a football expert.

Who have you put your money on @Davefevs?

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