Midweek Pinboard 27 Dec 2023

27 Dec 2023 | 3 comments


Well? What do you think of events at the Blues this past week? And what are your expectations for the upcoming fixtures? Whether it is about results, performances or developments off the pitch, here is an opportunity to share your views on the week that has just been for BCFC and also to look ahead to the weekend.

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  1. Ed Truman

    Really disappointed and angry after watching that last night. An embarrassment from start to finish. As a longstanding supporter and a paying customer, the very least I expect is that my team will be set up to compete. I understand that there can be no guarantees in football, but the hapless and suicidal approach on display last night was way beyond the pale. And more than that, there have been no real signs of any sort of team progression since Mr Rooney walked through the door. A new manager “bounce”? Quite the opposite in fact.

    What do the owners do now? Stick or twist? In my view, they really have backed themselves into a corner with the folly of Rooney’s appointment. Do they back him, including with support in the upcoming transfer window, and suffer more embarrassment if things don’t turn around? And there is currently no indication that they will. Or do they take the view that they have made a mistake, get rid and suffer the ridicule that will surely follow? Either way it is not a good look.

    After all the tremendous work that has been done elsewhere at the club since they took over in July, they have, in my humble opinion, got the most important decision of all spectacularly wrong. The damage that has been done is significant and it will now take a long, long time to repair. A bigger concern is that so too will their reputations and the confidence that supporters have in them. And that would be a real shame.

  2. Stan Moye

    Like many supporters l was delighted when Mr Wagner and his associates took control of the club back in July. There have been some great documented improvements, and more to come hopefully.

    But l have to say very firmly Mr Rooney is not one of them. Once again after last nights debacle he blames the players, the same players who got us up to sixth! So the common denominator in this situation is you Mr Rooney. A Manager in any walk of life will generally inherit the previous Managers team, the art is to determine the teams strengths and weaknesses, and get them to perform at the height of their abilities, sadly Mr Rooney you don’t appear to have this skill set.

    The club need to act now, there are some vastly experienced managers available and we should be decisive before it’s too late.
    We are very much in the “save our season” bracket.

    I’m absolutely disgruntled and still very annoyed the way this decision was made. I don’t care how much sponsorship money Mr Rooney allegedly generated when he was appointed. All l want is for our team to entertain us. We are bereft of any tactical nouse, we look she’ll shocked and short of confidence, it’s totally depressing. Get it sorted please.

  3. Mitchell

    An avoidable and unnecessary situation that has now emerged leaving supporters near despair. However I am sure Tom Wagner will act in the club’s best interest. That will surely see the threat of relegation crushed very quickly. Question is whether to terminate our manager’s contract or back him with a senior overseer capable of spending January funds wisely. Rooney/Cole and O’shea for me look an odd fit which may not be a bad thing if things are going well- but with the quagmire getting murkier by the week this group of ex- pro’s look anything but. Bristol City on Friday will be a decider for many I feel.

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