Today was definitely encouraging and it's a small consolation the Bristol fans acknowledge we were the better side. We lost today because we were naive. The first goal we concede was very poor from the off and we've let a man get free from a set piece.Based on Bristol City supporters' assessments, we don't need to be too worried about relegation:
Very pleased with the win and especially for Dean Holden.
This was a potential banana skin with Coventry coming up and being on a roll. I thought they were excellent although they ran out of puff in the second half. I think they will be in the top half at the end of the season. At half time I was very worried.
I felt sorry for Han Noah as he was so outnumbered in the midfield. Fair play to Dean for changing it and bringing on Tyreeq and the unit that is Chris Martin. Within a few minutes we seemed a changed side and generally had the best of it.
With the injured players coming back I am quietly optimistic about our chances. With all the options (in next few weeks) we do have in the middle of the park I don’t want to see to many first half’s like that again.
Onwards and upwards for me. 7/10
Really impressed with Coventry first half. Second half we done them. Learning curve for the sky blues. And us
Looked like they underestimated Coventry in the first half, and but for some great defending we could have conceded two or three goals - well done Kalas and Bentley especially.
Well that was hardly vintage....but we stuck at it, tired Coventry out, and cane string* at the end.
I’m sure Dean learned a lot from that....and to come out with 3 points is a bonus. Sometimes it takes a league game to highlight issues. Coventry deserved a point, and probably our worst performance under Holde
*Translated: came strong [This must be the bastard BC supporter that stole covcity4life's old typewriter!]
Yes I think Coventry were ‘unknown’ to us and even with the inside knowledge of Walsh we underestimated them. A typical newly promoted team.
we were very poor for large parts of the game being outclassed by a newly promoted side at home
We will play better across 90 minutes this season and lose. Credit Holden the subs changed the game, but really really poor first half. Coventry also could not keep up their press all match and tired.
Results are everything at the start of a season, much to improve, but very very happy with the result.
Very happy with Bakinson and the look of Martin, Kalas and Bentley kept us in it but Coventry are unlucky to lose. Overall they we're the better team.
Agree with this. I think we should be aiming for at least 5 points from every 15 available, just to keep in the pack. Fortunately at the midway point most seasons 4th from bottom has around 20 points which is less than a point a game and obtainable for us I feel.The answer really is enough to stay up. The key will be to stay in the mix by regularly picking up points . We won’t need much more than a point a game but in our last two relegations we were always adrift - it’s going to be a mini league of 6 or 7 teams and we need three below us.
Agree with this December we play Rotherham,Luton & Wycombe these are the sides we need to be picking up points against.The answer really is enough to stay up. The key will be to stay in the mix by regularly picking up points . We won’t need much more than a point a game but in our last two relegations we were always adrift - it’s going to be a mini league of 6 or 7 teams and we need three below us.