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Gary Johnson gone: who do you want now?

Championship Bristol City
by Chris Kelly (U2423681) 18 March 2010
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Gary Johnson has left Bristol City by mutual consent after a run of form which saw the side win just two in 12.

Who should be next in the Ashton Gate hotseat?

Who do you think would be able to push the Robins on to the Premier League?

Who do you think should be the first manager to lead the side out at the proposed Ashton Vale stadium?

Ideas and tips welcome ...

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posted Mar 18, 2010

Apparently Alan Curbishley has bought a house in Clifton. Who knows?

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posted Mar 18, 2010

GJ had taken the club as far as he could with the resources he had at his disposal. As the club stood it was most unlikely that quality players would want to come here and that will go for a quality manager as well. Is the truth of it that the club is on hold until the new stadium is built and extra revenue is generated? This is a classic chicken and egg situation. team before stadium or stadium before team? Good luck GJ you deserved better

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posted Mar 18, 2010

Thank you gary johnson for some very good times :)
As for the next manager, phil brown, alan Curbishley or steve coppell aint a bad list..maybe gareth southgate!
Steve McClaren is doing too well at fc twente to wanna come to the championship.
as for the likes of Ian Holloway, Andy tilson and any other gashead out there...go find that big rock and get back under it! ;) ;)
Also would not like millen to get it either, someone with championship exp or higher plz :)

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comment by JR (U14390816)

posted Mar 18, 2010

Most of us Tigers NOT happy do see Phil Brown go. Grab him with open arms and let him take you to the promised land

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posted Mar 19, 2010

I felt he did a good job for the robins, they don't seem to be in any danger, now its down to the chairman to get the right man in.
gd luck for the near future

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posted Mar 19, 2010

Well, I've been working away for a few days and have had time to take a reflective breath.

Firstly I would really like to thank GJ for his hard work and getting us out of the 3rd tier. He's a top fell and I wish him lots of luck for the future.

However, his record over the last 18 months shows that GJ had lost the plot towards the end, crazy subs, baffling signings; we had becone a rudderless ship heading towards to rocks and SL right identified this some time ago but, as the loyal man he is, gave GJ more time to turn the ship around.

Unfortunately for GJ, the players had already planned the mutiny and there was no way back.

I'm sad for Gary but am now looking forward. I was not going to renew my season ticket as I've never been so bored watching football, apart from when I take my gashead lad to the minimal patch.

It will be interesting to see if a change of hand on the tiller can get more out of the most talented squad we have had since I've been following City in 1982.

Thanks again for the memories Gary and all the best for the future.

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posted Mar 19, 2010

Gary did an excellent job and seemed to have a defined transfer policy and tactical ethos. This has become muddled as this season progressed and the search for points more desperate. Whether he had to go is debatable but the new appointment needs careful consideration. No big fancy names please. Perhaps Roy Hodgson might fancy coming back !

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posted Mar 19, 2010

comment by Mark Webb (U14390681)
posted 18 Hours Ago

Apparently Alan Curbishley has bought a house in Clifton. Who knows?
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Clifton must have the most players and managers, per square head than anywhere else in the world. The number of alleged house purchases by football folk linked with Bristol City would make the local estate agent the second richest man on the planet. <laugh>

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posted Mar 19, 2010

Yes I was at Wembley the day Hull City climbed over us into the Premiership. The man that engineered our fate that day was Phil Brown a real down to earth honest to goodness football man.He too is looking for a new club at the moment.He's been there and done it. Gary was the man in the championship, Phil if he's interested and still available could well be the man to build up the team and the club even further. Given time he could be the man to walk a premiership team out for the first game in the new stadium at Ashton Vale. I pose a question, hasn't Curbishley walked away from two clubs when the going got tough and it didn't suit him. Wouldn't be my choice.

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comment by George (U1942334)

posted Mar 20, 2010

One reason GJ has gone was he kept buying goal scorers who didn't (when playing for City). Last season we had a good defence this season we are a lot poorer. That together with a poor attack is one reason were in a bad league position.

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