Bristol City Holden, Bristol City boss aware of what’s needed as Robins fans continue to call for his head

Bristol City boss aware of what’s needed as Robins fans continue to call for his head

Bristol City is a club that looked the part at the start of this season but results are not going their way of late.

Five defeats in their last six games were compounded by a 6-0 drubbing last time out against Watford.

That sort of form is damning and more often than not sees managers packing their office into a cardboard box.

Bristol City – how things stand right now

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Today they face 5th place Reading in what could be a make-or-break game for manager Dean Holden.

Reading leapt out of the starting blocks at the start of the season and they were earlier table-toppers and frontrunners. Their results dropped off but they are now picking up and will prove a stern test for Bristol City.

A good performance and three points could be a stay of execution for Holden. You’d think that another performance like the one against Watford would have the axe falling.

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The Robins aren’t exactly performing at the moment. They are in a mediocre 13th place in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Each defeat drops them further away from the top-six with City’s 39 points placing them seven points and a hat full of goals away from the play-off picture.

More worrying, perhaps, is that they are just nine points away from the drop zone. Teams down there are putting results together.

Holden backed by Robins – ‘the talk’ has been had

Dean Holden’s position at Bristol City is safe – for now. That is, according to Bristol Live’s Gregor McGregor on his personal Twitter feed from yesterday:

The wording of what Lansdown is quoted as saying does tend to hint that ‘the talk’ has been had between him and Holden.

As mentioned earlier in this piece, Holden’s first opportunity to put that right is later today against a solid Reading outfit.

 Confidence given by board – plenty of fans not feeling the same

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Whilst Robins owner Lansdown might be ready to give a vote of confidence to his manager, plenty of fans do not feel the same.

Here are some of the things that are being said on Twitter by Bristol City fans about Holden and the situation the club are in.

Despite the vote of confidence from the Board at Bristol City, you cannot see that holding tight if results continue to falter.

At some point there has the be a ‘breach moment’ when the results become so bad that Lansdown and co decide that enough is enough.

Plenty of fans are already ahead of them in that respect.

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