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1 hour ago, AshtonRobin21 said:

I can imagine the response...

"Hi Slippin Cider, Nige here.

Thanks for your message regarding sorting the defence out. Unfortunately the transfer window has actually just shut. However I don't have a quid to scratch my ass with anyway. 

May I suggest showing some patience, as I have previously stated that this is a 3 year process at the very minimum, and our financial situation may only extend the timeline. 

I wasn't blessed with the best squad at my disposal when taking the job, and can only work with what I have got. 

Cheers, Nige."

 

This is what he had to say…..https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/bristol-city-nigel-pearson-defeat-6610056

 

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Just back from the game, gutted. Really thought we had turned a corner last week as we played PNE off the park for much of the game. Total contrast this week. Lost most of the 50/50s and Blackpool’s goals showed how if you just do the basics well, you carve us open. Defence was awful. Only players who put a shift in for me were HNM and Joe Williams. Hope we can keep him fit he is a proper footballer. 
 

ref gave us nothing, which to be fair, was all we deserved. Fans were superb. 

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1 hour ago, Gimme Shelton said:

Just watched the goals,is anyone seriously blaming Max for any of them?

I am. 2 of those 3 hes stuck on his line. Again. Why doesnt he try coming off it and you know, try and catch it? Even a punch could be attempted, but he apparently is unwilling to give it a try…. Hes in his mid 20s now, not a teenager anymore, hes finally got his chance, and we look worse than before

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We were shocking from the moment they scored their first. 
 

What is it with us and shanked clearances and why Defensively are we always caught under the ball from crosses. 
 

Personally I think we have concentrated way to much on playing out from the back. While over looking dead balls. Perhaps we are taking the regulations regarding heading to seriously, but we can still practice jumping. :laugh:!

However let’s be frank we were awful everywhere! Not a single one of them except the subs deserves more than 5 on Ole’s report! 
 

We pussy footed around passing three yards back n forth when we should have been concentrating on getting it forward! It was like we had a bunch of pathetic kids not fancying a robust team and crappy conditions! Shameful! They are professional players with a huge away following again that have travelled a hell of a long way to be insulted by pathetic gutlessness of the highest order!!

Sorry if I sound angry, but I am! NTTDS said pathetic on the radio and yes it bloody was. 

 

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Got to say i wish/half expected these words to be our managers not there's today...

 

'It's not often you can use the word 'comfortable' in the Championship but I've used that word. I can't remember when we've won a game and my heart wasn't racing at the end because we've only been 1-0 or 2-1 up but today we were deserved victors.

"We played really well, scored some good goals and the only blemish was the goal we conceded. It was a really good all-round performance from us.

"We're in good form and that showed today.

"Two goals in quick succession settled us down but we were playing with confidence before then. Then the third goal in any game is important and we got it."

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I agree. We completely folded after the first and gave up after the second. They believed the game was lost and it showed.

At times they looked like a non league or pub team. Error after error which Blackpool couldn't believe their luck and waltzed around us. Sloppy, slow and not a bit of fight in them. Hard to stomach for the travelling fans.

I can take take a loss, I'm very experienced in that, but not the manner in which they surrendered so easy when they collectively decided they didn't fancy it today.

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18 minutes ago, RedM said:

I agree. We completely folded after the first and gave up after the second. They believed the game was lost and it showed.

At times they looked like a non league or pub team. Error after error which Blackpool couldn't believe their luck and waltzed around us. Sloppy, slow and not a bit of fight in them. Hard to stomach for the travelling fans.

I can take take a loss, I'm very experienced in that, but not the manner in which they surrendered so easy when they collectively decided they didn't fancy it today.

You watched the same game as me!!
 

I just don’t get what some people were  watching! It was gut crushingly pathetic for sixty minutes. 

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57 minutes ago, Gazred said:

Got to say i wish/half expected these words to be our managers not there's today...

 

'It's not often you can use the word 'comfortable' in the Championship but I've used that word. I can't remember when we've won a game and my heart wasn't racing at the end because we've only been 1-0 or 2-1 up but today we were deserved victors.

"We played really well, scored some good goals and the only blemish was the goal we conceded. It was a really good all-round performance from us.

"We're in good form and that showed today.

"Two goals in quick succession settled us down but we were playing with confidence before then. Then the third goal in any game is important and we got it."

Yes reminds me of Rowetts comments last season saying it was the easiest match preparation he has had to make or something along those lines.

As a few have said, I can take losing but not when we gift it to the opposition so frequently. I guess its a reality check of where we are but its a shame that the two previous matches we only achieved one point. I will start to worry if we lose to Reading because I can't see where our next win will come from. 

I am surprised we aren't showing any signs of improvement defensively. I get we have constraints with injuries and financially but its still frustrating. 

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We trashed Preston last game who are now 4pts from play offs....point is we are not a million miles away; we could have, should have etc and the ref, team selection, manager all come in for a moan at.

We are where we are, not much we can do apart from move on to the next game in this the life of this our club.

Prediction for the future....we will be up a bit, down a bit but probably be mostly just about where we are atm as we have been for the last 50yrs

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1 hour ago, GrahamC said:

Saw that on the highlights, ref completely bottled it.

We were right in front of it and I saw it as a head butt - certainly one that gets players sent off . The ref was in our line of vision . As soon as it happened he was shaking his head and saying no as he walked over.  
he was a very fickle ref. Constantly pulling us up for taking throw ins at the right spot but one Blackpool throw in which should have been in their half ended up with the player throwing it about 5 yards in our half .. not the reason why we lost but infuriating nevertheless 

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5 hours ago, Slippin cider said:

So on with the zonal marking then that works so well . Wasn’t talking about the players at his disposal, we all know he has what he’s been left with but being that both he and his assistant were defenders you’d like to think that they’d know what they’re doing …:yawn:

Out of interest…until we played QPR (h) in December we’d conceded one goal from a corner all season.  The mix of zonal and man marking was working really well.  Free-kicks I don’t have the data, but corners were well defended up until then.

The key things is to find out why.

There are some things that you might draw some conclusions from!

Martin missing some games?

Max replacing Bents?

Opposition doing their homework and aiming more back post than near post whip?

It needs to get back to when it was working well…or it needs changing.

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1 minute ago, Davefevs said:

Out of interest…until we played QPR (h) in December we’d conceded one goal from a corner all season.  The mix of zonal and man marking was working really well.  Free-kicks I don’t have the data, but corners were well defended up until then.

The key things is to find out why.

There are some things that you might draw some conclusions from!

Martin missing some games?

Max replacing Bents?

Opposition doing their homework and aiming more back post than near post whip?

It needs to get back to when it was working well…or it needs changing.

Baker ? Atkinson and Tanner were fit ? Not sure how Max has now become the sole player responsible for defenders not marking players, not clearing lines, not being first to the ball  etc etc. 

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1 hour ago, billywedlock said:

Baker ? Atkinson and Tanner were fit ? Not sure how Max has now become the sole player responsible for defenders not marking players, not clearing lines, not being first to the ball  etc etc. 

I said “you might”.  It’s not all encompassing, it is lots of things….there are question marks at the end of each.  I’m not saying it is Max, just that the goalkeeper selection change is a difference in the last month or so.  I’m sure there are many other reasons too.  I doubt it’s one thing.  Just like I don’t think our better performances are all don’t you Max’s distribution.  You know as well as I do that football has too many moving parts / dynamics to put things down to one one player.

 

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3 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

I said “you might”.  It’s not all encompassing, it is lots of things….there are question marks at the end of each.  I’m not saying it is Max, just that the goalkeeper selection change is a difference in the last month or so.  I’m sure there are many other reasons too.  I doubt it’s one thing.  Just like I don’t think our better performances are all don’t you Max’s distribution.  You know as well as I do that football has too many moving parts / dynamics to put things down to one one player.

 

Don’t you go to bed?

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2 hours ago, Davefevs said:

Not for long enough.  The joys of being a parent / carer are very few uninterrupted nights of sleep. 😀

Yeah I bet.
 

I’m normally six hours behind Brizz which has its advantages on occasion. 

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OK, I wasn't at the  game and only saw the highlights on Quest. Recently one or two players have been criticised on this forum, but watching TV, it appears the entire defence just did not perform.

Looking back though, it's two months since we last conceded less than two goals in a League game. Are our players 1; definitely "out of their league", or 2; is their coaching and tactics not good enough?

 

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