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1 hour ago, ExiledAjax said:

This game. Honestly.  Just one little piece of competence will decide this. 

Perceptive!

1 hour ago, The Original OTIB said:

Or incompetence

Great prediction...

1 hour ago, The Original OTIB said:

Bakinson incompetence

Yep.

37 minutes ago, ExiledAjax said:

This game has been an average force meeting a mediocre object.

One of my favourite posts ever. I'm gonna use that time and again and claim credit for it...

7 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Show some respect. That's the best manager that Bristol City have never had that you're talking about there.

Ask him, he'll tell you himself. In fact he'll tell you even if you don't ask.

How dare you? Didn't you know he once was lectured to by Arsene Wenger? I do. Because he won't stop bloody going on about it...

 

What a Championship mid table game! At times we had them under immense pressure without creating anything, but two mistakes in one dumb minute lost the game.

Never again should we play two players with 'inson' in their names play together. 

We're very average and the team we ended with was rag tag personified.

We're so obviously lacking up front. Where will the goals come from seemed a stupid question after a few games but now has become pertinent. 

Martin and Weimann combined have 1 goal in 5. The same as Baker and Bentley combined.

I thought Williams was a huge positive and he, James and Massengo could be an incredible trio if they ever play together (let's not assume!)

It's early doors for the Pearson era and we have to accept the odd annoying loss this season.

I can't wait for the next period of squad refurbishment!

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Have seen the penalty back as was at the other end and it’s very soft and can’t quite decide if it’s even in the area or not. Was annoying as it was just when we were getting on top and then fell apart after that would most likely have been a 0-0 game otherwise  but they say these things even themselves out over the season so maybe that’s repaying they qpr luck we had 

Didn’t even realise Wells had dropped out as the game was crying out for him to come on and instead we got a Palmer off night 

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45 minutes ago, redrob said:

Absolutely hilarious comment. How many "proven" strikers were available in the last window and how many of them were in our price bracket?

No real need to make a remark like that was there really? 

It was just my opinion, I have no idea on price brackets, only that I am bitterly disappointed we seemed to be financially hamstrung going into the season.

That being said I am thankful that we haven’t “done a derby/reading”.

Happy?
 

 

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57 minutes ago, Northern Red said:

Quite excited to see what a midfield of James-Massengo-Williams could do.

It does seem as though this combination could be exciting, but there is a problem. None of them are regular goal scorers. James has only 10 league goals in his career,  Massengo 2 (none for City) and Williams also 2.  They’ll probably run around a lot and be creative, but who is going to be on the end of their creative passes? A lot of blame for lack of goals is being placed on Martin and Weimann, but that’s only part of the problem. Goals have got to come from midfield and, to a lesser degree, from defenders. City haven’t got goal scoring midfielders / defenders in the team. (Weimann could be counted as a midfield player who scores a few, but he’s currently playing as a forward with Martin) 

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We are now stuck in traffic, we have done 10 miles in nearly an hour and a half since leaving the ground. Got caught twice in traffic nr Hammersmith queueing for petrol and blocking the road and now motorway is down to one lane because of roadworks.

After sitting through the match tonight this is not what we need. 

 

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1 hour ago, Malago said:

The highlight for me was Chris Martin, clean through on goal, doing a more than decent impression of the Harry Brown, the old sand dredger that use to chug up and down the Docks.

I think his batteries ran out. Same thing happened against Luton. Unfortunately, with Wells injured we had no other options.

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Without sounding dramatic, I think that's one of the worst games of Championship football I've been to; not just from City but from Millwall too. It felt like neither team were ever going to score from open play and there was a real lack of urgency and quality from both sides. I took a couple of mates with me who are neutrals and I feel bad asking £28 for the tickets.

Our midfield move the ball far too slowly and Martin was ponderous up front. I think we really missed Massengo tonight who seems to be the only player who can really move us up the pitch quickly. The only positive moment of the evening was Afobe clapping the City fans and putting his hand on his heart. What I'd do to have him back in the side!

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21 minutes ago, RedM said:

We are now stuck in traffic, we have done 10 miles in nearly an hour and a half since leaving the ground. Got caught twice in traffic nr Hammersmith queueing for petrol and blocking the road and now motorway is down to one lane because of roadworks.

After sitting through the match tonight this is not what we need. 

 

I live in London so was back by 1030 but I feel so sorry for all the fans who travelled to watch that tonight. Utterly tedious. Our football after the goal was dire. We looked patternless and punchless. 
But I’ve been saying it for weeks - we are so dull to watch. 

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59 minutes ago, firstdivision said:

I live in London so was back by 1030 but I feel so sorry for all the fans who travelled to watch that tonight. Utterly tedious. Our football after the goal was dire. We looked patternless and punchless. 
But I’ve been saying it for weeks - we are so dull to watch. 

Got hit by more detours around Reading due to roadworks, 3 hours since leaving Millwall and we are halfway between Reading and Swindon. It's been a long night

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Another sluggish and inept performance by "The Big Slug" Martin.

Must be the slowest/laziest striker in the Championship.

He has three speed levels. Snail pace, zimmer-frame pace and walking-dead pace.

The guy's a liability. With him in the team, we're always playing with a man short. Felt sorry for the three or four players who put in the extra effort to make up for Martin's lack of skill and desire.

He looks knackered and disinterested even before the kick off.

The young strikers can't do any worse. Give them a go. At least we'll see some enthusiasm and decent battling for the ball.

 

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14 hours ago, firstdivision said:

I live in London so was back by 1030 but I feel so sorry for all the fans who travelled to watch that tonight. Utterly tedious. Our football after the goal was dire. We looked patternless and punchless. 
But I’ve been saying it for weeks - we are so dull to watch. 

We we’ve been tedious for years, envious of big-hitters like Luton, Cov’ QPR, when did they by-pass us in playing such open, expansive and entertaining football?

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4 hours ago, Moments of Pleasure said:

And windows - how many windows did you arrive back with?

Ha ha all of them. No trouble at all, found their fans to be friendly and happy to chat. 

Very glad I wasn’t working today though after getting back much later than I expected, and with no points.

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On 29/09/2021 at 22:37, OddBallJim said:

No real need to make a remark like that was there really? 

It was just my opinion, I have no idea on price brackets, only that I am bitterly disappointed we seemed to be financially hamstrung going into the season.

That being said I am thankful that we haven’t “done a derby/reading”.

Happy?
 

 

Well it was a hilarious comment. To say that you have no idea of price brackets but also that your glad we haven't done a Derby/Reading shows you're totally aware why we've not bought a proven goalscorer. 

Our finances aside, how many proven Championship goalscorerkng strikers were actually available? And how many would have accepted a transfer to a team predicted to be  lose to relgation after being in relegation form for much of last season. 

 think we're all disappointed with the mismanagement of the Ashton era but it is what it is and we cna only move forward,gettkng behind this group of players while they're the ones we have and playing a waiting game until a) our finances improve and b) our attractiveness to other players rises. 

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47 minutes ago, redrob said:

Well it was a hilarious comment. To say that you have no idea of price brackets but also that your glad we haven't done a Derby/Reading shows you're totally aware why we've not bought a proven goalscorer. 

Our finances aside, how many proven Championship goalscorerkng strikers were actually available? And how many would have accepted a transfer to a team predicted to be  lose to relgation after being in relegation form for much of last season. 

 think we're all disappointed with the mismanagement of the Ashton era but it is what it is and we cna only move forward,gettkng behind this group of players while they're the ones we have and playing a waiting game until a) our finances improve and b) our attractiveness to other players rises. 

These Matchday threads show how polarised opinion gets based on one result. Wednesday night we’re shit, Saturday evening we’ve got a bunch of battlers who give their all!! Chris Martin is ******* useless Wednesday but scores a great winner at the weekend.

The point is, as you say, we are where we are and as long as Nige gets the best out of what we have we shouldn’t be looking over our shoulders. However to think there won’t get more games like Millwall over the course of the season is living in cloud cuckoo land. We just aren’t at the level to perform consistently and challenge the upper reaches of the table but the players do give their all every week. I’ll take that given the car crash of last season and the mismanagement going back three years.

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On 06/10/2021 at 09:01, Numero Uno said:

These Matchday threads show how polarised opinion gets based on one result. Wednesday night we’re shit, Saturday evening we’ve got a bunch of battlers who give their all!! Chris Martin is ******* useless Wednesday but scores a great winner at the weekend.

The point is, as you say, we are where we are and as long as Nige gets the best out of what we have we shouldn’t be looking over our shoulders. However to think there won’t get more games like Millwall over the course of the season is living in cloud cuckoo land. We just aren’t at the level to perform consistently and challenge the upper reaches of the table but the players do give their all every week. I’ll take that given the car crash of last season and the mismanagement going back three years.

Absolutely, I was at the game on Wednesday and you are right about how a result can polarise opinions. 

Chris Martin won nearly everything that was lumped up to him (which was a lot given our midfield was virtually non-existent for 60 minutes). He didn't have a cracking game but then nor did anybody. Andi Wiemann was terrible, making runs that blocked off midfielders or Atkinson when they did try to carry the ball and run at Millwall. 

Standing on the platform to come back to London Bridge though all the talk was about how crap Martin was and how we are relegation fodder if we continue to play like that. 

 

Like you a sense of reality is needed. We are not going to be a top 4 team who win week in week out playing attractive expansive football. We need to battle for points by out running and outpressing the opposition (which is pretty much what Dave Rennie confirmed the fitness side of it is being set up to do). We'll also need to hold tight and wait as finances being what they are in football it's likely to be at least 2 seasons before some of the players here that Pearson might like to be rid of now are moved on. 

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