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    Harewood and Tudgay lethal duo up front. Chris Gunter right wing. Audible from the sideline to "PUMP IT UP LONG QUICKER"

    Genius.

    We were well on our way to finishing bottom before Portsmouth point deduction seemingly kicked us into life, shortly followed by SOD coming in, a clear shift in tactics and personnel and then some points on the board.

    Cotterill always gets off lightly because he was the guy that replaced the guy that everyone hated because that guy was brought in for Davies who was fetishised by some. But let's not remember his squad was more than good enough to avoid relegation and the talk after his first two games in charge that we should kick on for playoffs now.

    Turgid football under a manager who spoke no sense whatsoever. Like EmmersonForest4 on here, Cotterill would have just rallied off on one and none of the players will have had a clue what they were supposed to do.

    I almost broke down in tears from relief that Fawaz' first action was to get rid of him.

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    Default Re: The Steve Cotterill Appreciation Thread

    This is an appreciation thread. Say what you like about the time he had here (he's gone now), but his Bristol team are doing well and looking good.


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    Did anyone hear the utter bollocks he spouted on the FL show last night?

    "I'd rather be at the top to get shot at, cuz if your at the bottom you get shot at too."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rising like a salmon View Post
    Did anyone hear the utter bollocks he spouted on the FL show last night?

    "I'd rather be at the top to get shot at, cuz if your at the bottom you get shot at too."
    I especially like the look of fear that spreads across his face when he's halfway through a sentence he has no ending for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieLePop View Post
    Harewood and Tudgay lethal duo up front. Chris Gunter right wing. Audible from the sideline to "PUMP IT UP LONG QUICKER"

    Genius.

    We were well on our way to finishing bottom before Portsmouth point deduction seemingly kicked us into life, shortly followed by SOD coming in, a clear shift in tactics and personnel and then some points on the board.

    Cotterill always gets off lightly because he was the guy that replaced the guy that everyone hated because that guy was brought in for Davies who was fetishised by some. But let's not remember his squad was more than good enough to avoid relegation and the talk after his first two games in charge that we should kick on for playoffs now.

    Turgid football under a manager who spoke no sense whatsoever. Like EmmersonForest4 on here, Cotterill would have just rallied off on one and none of the players will have had a clue what they were supposed to do.

    I almost broke down in tears from relief that Fawaz' first action was to get rid of him.
    I celebrated when we sacked him, my point on this thread is the SOD loving and how people overrate him just because he says the right things. Let's just put things into perspective as well SOD's Donny achievement wasn't out of the blue they spend money like a league one club. It's also a damning indictment that Cotterill can get more out of team than SOD.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Oh smashing, the should have played a kid who still hasn't established himself in the championship argument again.
    With that attitude, Wayne Rooney would never have been given his first game at Everton. Sometimes you have to give promising kids a go. Throw them in and see if they can swim.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    With that attitude, Wayne Rooney would never have been given his first game at Everton. Sometimes you have to give promising kids a go. Throw them in and see if they can swim.

    Rooney was a very good footballer when he made his debut.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    With that attitude, Wayne Rooney would never have been given his first game at Everton. Sometimes you have to give promising kids a go. Throw them in and see if they can swim.
    Or ruining them and destroy their confidence ? Our problem was defence and midfield that season , our strikers hardly get a sniff of a chance. Throwing in Bamford would hardly make a dent other than devaluing the lad.

    Camp was in his disinterested form , chambers was his calamity luke stage and wes , wes was wes but couldn't do much about anything. Our central midfield had boateng and greening , 2 players that should have been put out to pasture long ago rather than having them stroll around midfield with no energy and couldn't tackle or cover anyone.


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    Camp was a disgrace that season which is why he was officially the worst keeper in the league. SOD'S biggest mistake was giving that waster the no.1 jersey, and AM'S one excellent decision was to bomb him out and give Darlow a chance.

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    Haven't they got the biggest budget and squad in League One? It just highlight how poorly SOD did there really


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    The worse the players, the better option fitness based percentage football becomes. And by that I refer to your team and the opposition.

    Cotterill will always do well in Leagues 1&2, but he doesn't have the nous or guile in the championship. He would be laughed out of the premiership.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tropix View Post
    Haven't they got the biggest budget and squad in League One? It just highlight how poorly SOD did there really
    They certainly have now. The players Cotterill's bought in the summer, the squad he's been able to build, should be walking that division like it is really.

    SOD had to clear out a hell of a lot of rubbish and build a new squad, it was taking him a long time to get going in League 1, was sacked after the best run of results they'd had in ages which was a bit odd but no doubt he was underachieving.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rippey89 View Post
    They certainly have now. The players Cotterill's bought in the summer, the squad he's been able to build, should be walking that division like it is really.

    SOD had to clear out a hell of a lot of rubbish and build a new squad, it was taking him a long time to get going in League 1, was sacked after the best run of results they'd had in ages which was a bit odd but no doubt he was underachieving.
    Bristol City was very smart in their transfer dealings under Cotterill. Bought in some decent players on frees and bought upcoming young wingers like Luke Freeman from stevenage.
    Sold their top scorer , Baldock for about 2 million - someone who scored more league one goals than Assombalonga last season and replaced him with veteran striker Aaron Wilbraham & rotherham top scorer last season Agard - both on a free. Wilbraham has already scored 8 goals this season.
    To downplay his achievement as saying that he should be walking the league with the bristol city squad he has is just plain rubbish.


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    Just the way it goes, though. Some people can't give him any credit, and are determined to dismiss him as a clueless caveman, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. Never would have wanted him here in the long-term, but what a job he did keeping us up.

    Saved the club. Absolutely unthinkable we would be where we are today without him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichaj of the Tiger View Post
    Just the way it goes, though. Some people can't give him any credit, and are determined to dismiss him as a clueless caveman, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary. Never would have wanted him here in the long-term, but what a job he did keeping us up.

    Saved the club. Absolutely unthinkable we would be where we are today without him.
    He was shite and he had a side capable of far better than where it finished, BUT he also had to halt the momentum of thunderfuckery started by the Marthur + McClown combo, and as you say he did keep us up.

    Should have bought Billy back for nowt instead of paying to bring Cotterill in and selling a defender which was in a side that beat Man U 5-2 yesterday for 1m, but that again was Marthur's ego killing us like it had for 14 years. Cotterill just did what he could and achieved what he had to.

    Very much like banging a fat slapper after expecting to land a classy model on the same night. Wank result, but job done. Thanks Stevie C.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichaj of the Tiger View Post
    Just the way it goes, though. Some people can't give him any credit, and are determined to dismiss him as a clueless caveman, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.
    And some people will say he isn't a clueless caveman, in spite of all the evidence to the contrary.

    Did you ever listen to him speak mate? You always come across as one of the more intellectual on this board and I'm surprised you take it on yourself to give credit where it isn't due to someone that requires help tying his own shoelaces in his adult life.


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    The other night on the football league show whilst summing up his teams performance, he managed to slice a 90 min game of two halves into a game of three halves and two quarters or something like that.

    I can't quite remember what was said as I didn't quite catch it, but it was something along the lines of-

    "They clearly won the first half of the first half but we came back in the second half of it. Then in the first half of the second half we dominated, up until the other two quarters of the second half where both teams shared the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pierre Stan Roydonk View Post
    The other night on the football league show whilst summing up his teams performance, he managed to slice a 90 min game of two halves into a game of three halves and two quarters or something like that.

    I can't quite remember what was said as I didn't quite catch it, but it was something along the lines of-

    "They clearly won the first half of the first half but we came back in the second half of it. Then in the first half of the second half we dominated, up until the other two quarters of the second half where both teams shared the game.
    All of which effected the result how?

    Answer: Not at all. His unbeaten team is five points clear at the top of the league after only 9 games. Us internet gimps might want a Stephen Fry type in the dug out, quoting Moličre and Proust to a confused dressing room, but who knows - perhaps that's not so important to Frankie Fielding and Kieran Agard, even as the French literature enthusiasts that they no doubt are.


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    Lichaj I do believe Cotterill gets unfair stick about what he does but he was very bad for us at the time he finished below the position he took us over and played some of the worst football I have ever seen. We paid money for him when Marthur could have swallowed his pride and got Billy back who knew the team to keep us up.

    The unfair stick was to give him no credit when we turned our form around and the job he is doing at Bristol City where they are playing great football. Its better than SOD's tenure and the football is far better but people do not want to admit it go and ask Bristol City fans if you want.


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    Walking away with it.


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    The blue and green away kit working its magic for Bristol City this season. Never fails. Cotterill is just right place right time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    The blue and green away kit working its magic for Bristol City this season. Never fails. Cotterill is just right place right time.
    That pretty much sums up his career so far.

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    Think I'm his biggest critic on here, but whatever he is doing (even if it's getting someone else to do his job), he's doing it well. Fair play.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lichaj of the Tiger View Post
    Walking away with it.
    The LTLF kiss of death has just spoken

    Will be interesting to see how this goes now ...


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    I get the impression from him that it's going well but he's not really sure why, it's like he's lucking out a bit. Still, I'm pleased for him and had sympathy for him in his time here but there's no denying a lot of people (fans and players) at pompey and here really didn't like him or his methods.

    We probably should have done better but we had a geriatric central and totally uninspiring midfield/attack thanks to McClaren and at least Cotterill addressed that with Guedioura and Blackstock coming back, it was just as well Dexter hit the ground running though or we'd have been fucked. That said, he should have stuck Bamford in a bit more, he was still a kid but we didn't have a lot to lose and he was destroying teams in the youth cup so full on confidence.

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