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Just now, 2015 said:

I don't even know what to say to those tweets from Gregor. I feel deflated and sad. This could have been the turning point, this could have been the moment we kick on.

We have wasted it.

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so disillusioned and deflated. I genuinely thought we were on the verge of a pivotal turning point for the positive.

What an absolute, complete and utter **** YOU to the fans. 

 

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I cannot believe this is happening especially when they could have done it 5 was ago.God knows how the club will try and spin this.

My own view is that now Eddie Howe is on his holidays they will let Dean have a go ( hopefully we aren’t in relegation trouble) and then try to persuade Eddie that Bristol City are better than all the other opportunities that will come his way once he returns to management.

Nothing against Dean Holden and hope he is the messiah and does well but god I feel depressed.

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5 minutes ago, CityFarAndWide said:

Some may see it as petty but I certainly won't be spending a penny of my money on this club for the foreseeable future

Gutted I renewed my season ticket. Hopefully refund option comes available. 

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1 minute ago, B1ackbird said:

 What perminanly? It really worked out for us in the past hasn't it.. 

There have been some successes and some failures in my time watching City, but it I don’t think that’s any different to other clubs.

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1 minute ago, Port Said Red said:

There have been some successes and some failures in my time watching City, but it I don’t think that’s any different to other clubs.

Genuine question, which ‘number 2s’ that City have promoted to manager have worked out in your opinion?

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2 minutes ago, 2015 said:

I don't even know what to say to those tweets from Gregor. I feel deflated and sad. This could have been the turning point, this could have been the moment we kick on.

We have wasted it.

I actually feel a little sick.

I can't believe it 🤣

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2 minutes ago, BRISTOL86 said:

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so disillusioned and deflated. I genuinely thought we were on the verge of a pivotal turning point for the positive.

What an absolute, complete and utter **** YOU to the fans. 

 

It is a total and utter disgrace. Are we surprised though? Look at the lack of respect towards our fans on our Twitter page.

What the hell has happened to this club? It's being ran by a bunch of businessmen who care **** all about its fans. 

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Be bloody hysterical if this happens, this is what you get when you stick a kid who eats crayons in his sandwich as chairman. Don't think i would have any of reaction than to find it hilarious, don't think i would even be angry at this stage.

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Truth be told, I don't know loads about Holden and it is possible he could be a great manager in waiting. Wilbraham spoke really well of him and MacGregor gives the impression the players do too, which was always speculated not to be so much the case with Johnson. And ultimately I'm going to judge the new appointment, be it Holden or someone else, on where we are in a year's time rather than today.

But I am going to be extremely disappointed if he gets the job. The club's reason for sacking LJ was an aspiration for Premier League football and I don't want to wait three or four years for him to learn. And, whatever the reasons, it looks like a lazy or cheap appointment. Maybe in a year's time, he will prove us all wrong but the board and Mark Ashton need to be fully accountable if that is not the case. 

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Just now, Northern Red said:

So, do those of you who wanted LJ out and thought that literally anyone would do better still stand by that?

No, but did think this was a club with ambition. Obviously not, should’ve known really.

Turns out it may well have been a pointless sacking.

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1 minute ago, Mr Hankey said:

Be bloody hysterical if this happens, this is what you get when you stick a kid who eats crayons in his sandwich as chairman. Don't think i would have any of reaction than to find it hilarious, don't think i would even be angry at this stage.

😂😂😂😂 Just look at the new club badge. Course we were always going to end up with Dean Holden, the poor chap.

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1 minute ago, Port Said Red said:

There have been some successes and some failures in my time watching City, but it I don’t think that’s any different to other clubs.

TBH, I still haven't forgiven Lumsden for selling Bob Taylor, so probably a bit biast. 

 

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What I want for us to copy from Brentford: Style of play, young signings, youth development.

 

What City have decided to copy: Badge, appointing Assistant Manager as the boss. 
 

At least Frank was always intended to take over at some point. 

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I try not to be too hyperbolic on here, but if it is Holden then that's really disappointing and a huge failure from the club.

It indicates our recruitment process has failed as there's no way he was our number 1 target from the start. 

Fan expectations were raised with talk of the wealth of applications from around the world, news stories about Steven Gerrard and courting Hughton. 

It makes us look quite amateur and fans will give Holden a very tough time if he doesn't do well immediately which adds unnecessary pressure to an already inexperienced manager.

In short - it's not the appointment of a club with genuine intent on leveling up or promotion. Holden might surprise everyone, but he's going to have to do damn well from the start to get fans onside. If this is true, very disappointing.

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1 minute ago, Northern Red said:

So, do those of you who wanted LJ out and thought that literally anyone would do better still stand by that?

I wanted LJ out, but I said at the time that to sack him with no plan for replacement was wrong. Seemingly the club either did that, or the plan they had was unrealistic or just plain bad. Either way it now looks likely that we've fallen back to Plan F. 

As I said above, I won't go into the 2020/21 season with much hope, but I also won't write Holden off immediately.

The point Gregor makes about the "makeup of the backroom staff" suggests to me that the club may be looking at bringing in a new assistant manager/coach. Hopefully that will be an older head who can help Holden in the areas where he may be weaker. Possibly some new tactical ideas can be brought in, couple that with Holden's relationship with the players, and we might see some poitive developments on the pitch.

All guesswork but I'm clinging to that idea basically.

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I was hoping we’ve come away from the ‘jobs for the boys’ club. But it looks as though we will continue to have that tag around us. It’s staggering. 
 

Who will Holden turn to for advice if things start to go wrong? His pal Lee Johnson...

Nothing has been confirmed of course but I’ll be so disappointed with the club.

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