Lansdown at Board Meeting to Discuss NP.

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  1. wizered

    wizered Ol' Mucker
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    Sources: Lansdown jetting to England today for Bristol City manager talks

    Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown is set to travel to England on Monday for key talks with the board over their managerial situation, Football Insider has learned.

    Nigel Pearson has not had the desired effect since being appointed to succeed Dean Holden in February of this year.

    A source at Ashton Gate has told Football Insider that the board will discuss whether or not to keep hold of the 57-year-old as manager.

    It comes after a goalless draw at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday – the Robins’ fifth consecutive game without a win.

    Pearson’s side, who currently sit 14th in the Championship, have scored just one goal since a 3-0 victory over Birmingham City in mid-March.

    In total, Pearson has taken charge of nine games for Bristol City, with two wins, two draws and five losses in that time.

    Speaking after Pearson’s appointment on 22 February, Lansdown said: “Nigel gives us the leadership and direction we need to lift the players’ confidence and to turn our form around.

    “The initial appointment is until the end of the season, when we will reassess the situation, hopefully with a view to the long term.”

    However, the manager’s long-term future at Ashton Gate is now in serious doubt, less than two months after he arrived.

    Pearson is currently enduring his worst spell as a manager, with Bristol City averaging just 0.89 points-per-game during his tenure.

    The Englishman has never had a points-per-game average lower than 1 in any of his previous seven jobs in management.
    https://www.footballinsider247.com/...england-today-for-bristol-city-manager-talks/
     
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  2. wizered

    wizered Ol' Mucker
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    Give him a contract and lets get on with the job.
     
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    Totally agree, what could possibly go wrong?
     
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    that's being kind v Swansea was shared!
    However 9 games so far 8 pts 5 to go .........… SO REALLY job done at averaging better than 1.32 pts a game come season end [ pts on board 62 pts ]would be the expected1
     
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    Angelicnumber16 Well-Known Member

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    I expect it will all end in tears like it usually does. Lansdown has a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory where the football club is concerned.
     
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  6. AshtonRed

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    We’re all aware the squad needs an overhaul, or at the very least a major injection of talent. Nige is the perfect person to get it done . If however SL does not see it that way then I doubt Nige will be interested now he’s had time to assess just how bad we are.

    I for one will not be renewing my SC until I have an idea of our direction of travel.
     
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    Same here waiting on the announcement of the manager before we commit.
     
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