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Laurence Fox... what a complete an utter
at 21:41 5 May 2021



He's like all the populists..... a veil of something that will appeal to the masses, but underneath just a nasty piece of work

Those in London - Count Bin Face needs your vote:
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Agree with all that apart from Jackson...
at 21:32 5 May 2021

...he is well gone in my view.

But as you say... and as per my post.. purchasing and integrating 8, 9, 10 players is a very tall order.... and we may need to be patient.

But its exciting. And despite the question marks over our incoming Ashton Gate mgmt system, they are leap forward to what we have and give us a much better chance, if Cook is given the right model and support.
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DEFINITIVE LIST - players set to stay at Town into next season
at 21:26 5 May 2021

I'd say Baggot is up the pecking order than Ndaba
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DEFINITIVE LIST - players set to stay at Town into next season
at 21:26 5 May 2021

Interesting on Gibbs - Iooks a prospect, albeit a bit like our generic academy players, i.e. lightweight?? - the FA Youth Cup has perhaps put him in the shop window.

So surprised on El Mizouni I thought he was going to break through as a key player, but seems to have lost his way.

McGavin looked poor in the early games I saw him - well at least not a player who was going to grab games... but some of his first team performance he really did OK.

God its brutal for these young professionals.
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No Bishop?
at 18:27 5 May 2021

I'm on the fence.. love the player... but just doesn't do enough in this league
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DEFINITIVE LIST - players set to stay at Town into next season
at 18:25 5 May 2021

Phil - You'd think the club would want to keep him? only 18, and thought was rated

Any other youth who might be kept on? or make it into first team squad?

What's happening with Brett McGavin?

always questions Phil
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DEFINITIVE LIST - players set to stay at Town into next season
at 15:18 5 May 2021

Below and ripped from the EADT mid-March are contract situations this summer.

Given the below contracts guestimate of who will remain after summer clear out to form the FIRST TEAM SQUAD (with caveats):

GK - Holy, Cornell (expect at least one will look to be moved on, new #1 incoming, difficult to shift incumbents, surprised Przybek released)

Defence - The Wolf, Wilson, Toto, Kenlock, KVY, Ndaba, Baggot (options taken on two, attempt to move out Ndaba, 1 CB and 2FBs incoming)

Midfield - Nolan, Lankester, Bishop, Nydam, Dobra, Gibbs, (Lankester will be moved on if possible, Bishop just staying, 2 wide mids and one deep midfielder incoming)

Attack - Norwood, Hawkins, Simpson (Attempt to release Hawkins; 2 strikers brought in)

That is 9, yes NINE incoming players. A very tall order indeed, as technical-quality/character is essential.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT HAVE I GOT WRONG?



Ipswich Town contracts expiring in 2021

Loans ending: McGuinness, Bennetts, Matheson, Harrop, Thomas, Parrott

Contracts with options: Chambers, Skuse, Ward (GONE already!), Donacien, Judge (GONE already!), Wilson, Sears, Jackson, Bishop, Nsiala, Nydam, El Mizouni, Przybek (GONE!), Folami (GONE!), Morris, Clements, Gibbs, Andoh, Z Brown, K Brown, Hughes

Contracts without options: Edwards, Wright (GONE!)

Unclear if contract contains option (GONE!!): Huws, Drinan, Cotter
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Keiron Dyer
at 21:39 4 May 2021

What were his main points/messages??
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He'd had a good game.. was just pushing himself a bit too hard in a meaningles
at 21:03 4 May 2021

..... move and game...

But hats off to him for the energy and intent
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Are we seeing some Cook green shoots??
at 20:13 4 May 2021

seem to be moving the ball quicker and more with more adventure
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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 20:06 4 May 2021

fair point.... but even in restructures you create roles for your key performers

but yes I may be talking sh!te
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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 19:57 4 May 2021

Apologies Dubster...

I missed a 'not' in that sentence

But yes you get my point.... fans are actually not a terrrible of something related to a player, manager or club.... when 99% are incredibly negative its something to go 'hang on a minute'

And Webber has overseen positive progress at two clubs and fans would give him a massive gold star

Again I'm hopeful that Ashton and Rolls performance at Ashton Gate is a blip... and in the right environment at PR they will succeed
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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 19:49 4 May 2021

Sacked from Arsenal? If you're really good at something you tend to be kept on during a restructure, not made redundant

But you're right, he's going to be a step up for us, as we have massively underfunded the sport science/performance side of the club
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I agree - its still probably a step one, despite failures at Arsenal and BC (n/t)
at 19:36 4 May 2021

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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 19:33 4 May 2021

I'll give you one for a starter...

- What process of selection was followed for the appointment of Rolls? who else was considered for the role? who made the final decision? was Cook involved in the process?
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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 19:31 4 May 2021

So we're not allowed to discuss/question a key hire.... Shall we discuss that Andy Rolls was actually sacked by Arsenal?

I'll leave it to a Bristol City (or feel free to read the 100s on the link below):

"I really don't know how Ashton can preach about process and procedures and then just appoint his mates. Surely you would review the previous positions of who you recruit and in Rolls case ask tough questions about why his clubs seem to have constant injury problems. Not laying all the blame at Rolls door but the buck does stop with him!!"

https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/212073-andy-rolls-leaving/page/10/
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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 18:45 4 May 2021

I'm one of the more rabidly positive fans on this forum

For example I'm just listening to Norwood on BBC Suffolk and really bouyed by his plans for summer, his attitude, and thinking he can get 25 next season

But to just sit there and put our head in the sand about these Bristol City appointees.... YES I completely want them to succeed... and to be honest ANYONE is step above the likes of Clegg, ONeill... and that other guy

But that injury list is absolutely dreadful.. and needs debating
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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 18:30 4 May 2021

It’s a football forum, where we share information that injury record is abysmal and the Bristol city fans views... well 99% can’t all be wrong can they?!?

You won’t find a single Norwich or Hudds fan not waxing lyrical about Webber when he was at their clubs

But agree we have such a low bar it still means a step forward!!!
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Errrrr..... how many hamstrings?!
at 18:25 4 May 2021

Don’t get me wrong I think Rolls will be a step up from what we’ve had before and had worked at some good clubs!

But that’s a awful lot of hamstrings in one team
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Interesting reading the thread on Andy Rolls on Bristol forum
at 18:21 4 May 2021

... when announced it just said Rolls was moving to seek new opportunities

Amusingly a number of Bristol City fans mused that maybe finally Ashton had done some good!!!

In that Mark Ashton had ordered an enquiry into the terrible injury crisis the club has endured and some thought that Rolls had finally been exposed as a key factor and therefore moved him on, in a final positive act in his much maligned role as Bristol CEO.

Imagine their amusement when Rolls coming to Town was announced.

In short we now have the two Bristol city actors most maligned by 99% of their fan base.

Because be clear Rolls has overseen a 19 man injury list for much of the season!!! I don’t know about you but it’s hardly a strong CV credential is it?!?

https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/bristol-city-injury-list-baker-5268

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