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Do or die January

Discussion in 'City Talk' started by borderlescott, Oct 19, 2021.

  1. bantamdave41

    bantamdave41 Regular Starter
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    Que?
     
  2. Storck

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    more chance of winning in the dark
     
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    I must admit to being conned into thinking we had a decent squad with a decent manager before a ball was kicked. How wrong I was. There still appears to be fundamental failings at Valley Parade that continue to hold us back and Adams hinting but not revealing only adds to the frustration. January won't see the great influx we need. We all thought we did that last season but all we saw was a continuation of signings who seem to down tools and revert back into their shell at the first sign of trouble. Until and unless we sign strong leaders we aren't going anywhere. To have one striker in the building is scandalous and Turnbull has quite rightly paid the price for that.

    As I see it, unless we waste more money binning off 5 or 6 players and bring in players who can handle opponents raising their game by 20% at Valley Parade, we're going to be stuck in this league for the foreseeable future. I hope Rupp and Sparks let their cheque book do the talking this time. Adams too has take some responsibility. His stubbornness in sticking with the same players, reluctance to change formation and make subs have also contributed to where we are. He too needs to up his game.
     
  4. Fordy117

    Fordy117 Just call me Mr Flip-Flop!

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    Listen to me next time. I tell it how it is!

    Some were getting carried away in a pre season that means nothing.
     
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  5. Ulysses S Grant

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    We could probably play better as well
     
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  6. Ulysses S Grant

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    We could probably play better as well
     
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  7. TallinnBantam

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    I wonder if Steve Bruce fancies a move back to Yorkshire? Ticks a lot of boxes, including working with a stubborn/disliked/tight owner, working for a massive club, working with demanding fans, and working with a below average team. Get him tapped up straight after he’s shown the door in a week or so!
     
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  8. Tony Wilkinson

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    With his £8million pay off he could buy the club, the ground and pay off all the contracts of our slackers......(and still be quids in)...
     
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  9. Faithful Bantam

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    Forget going up. Staying up is where its at.
     
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    I still don’t understand why rupps name was missed off the fly by
     
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    Printing costs.
     
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    So, project do-it-on-the-cheap-like-morecambe is going well then....
     
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    Is spending money on good players actually the answer though?

    Is there no other way?

    Perhaps a well timed article or two about how the 'fans deserve better' or how 'Rupp is here for the long haul'?

    Maybe a twitter campaign?

    Scarf parade??
     
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  14. TallinnBantam

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    Now available!
     
  15. Ulysses S Grant

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    Haven't we got the t-shirt on owners trying to be managers ?
     
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    Steve Bruce the PL manager with an £8m pay off who said that was his last job in football? Yeah right.
     
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    It was a tongue in cheek comment. We’ve got more chance of Bruce Forsyth, Robert the Bruce, Ken Bruce, Fiona Bruce, Bruce Banner or Bruce Lee becoming our next manager.
     
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  18. Mike Hunt

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    I never know on here, Chris Wilder was mentioned in the summer not long after he’d had a payout. Andy Carroll mentioned because he’s a free agent and would want to play.
     
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    Well I think Andy Carroll is a good shout. If Jack Wilshere see's that Carroll can get game time at City, then maybe he'd also consider joining us. Probably could do a job in League 2.
     
  20. Ulysses S Grant

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    My neighbours dog is called Bruce, is he in the frame as well ?
     
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