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  1. 51 points
    The race for second is going to be very hard. Probably a little beyond us if I’m being truthful. Anyone who disagrees might like to look at last night... In the 76th minute, Rowett took off Lawrence, Vydra & Nugent. And replaced them with Jerome, Weimann & Winnall. Talk about an embarrassment of riches. We know that Villa are similarly star studded. And Wolves are just ridiculous. Top 6 would be absolutely excellent. But I’m just pleased we’re operating as an effective unit. The whole team is playing better than the sum of its parts. That’s all I ever wanted from LJ. Things are looking good.
  2. 35 points
    It's almost like he deserves people getting his name right.
  3. 23 points
    Hi Matt, Thanks for the reply. I don't know if you know, but I am part of the S82 group with whom you have contact. None of us had any previous knowledge of this decision, aside from your phone call to James yesterday just prior to the email release, to which James said to you "this won't work". I'll tell you what happened for the Man U game just so you know how that was managed, as it was before your time here. Dave Storr contacted us and confirmed that the club would have to release a statement saying that fans should sit in their allocated seat, due to the additional 10%. He did however, confirm that this was just a measure to satisfy the SAG, and advised us, with a wink and a nod, that it would not be enforced. He asked if we could ensure that we do what we can to make sure as many other fans in the area knew this, but without formally announcing it - i.e. essentially, tell people surreptitiously that it's still unreserved and that the club just "had to say that for SAG". As many of us as possible, posted on various threads similar to this one, and on other media, to reassure fans that the seat allocation would not be enforced, without actually confirming for sure, as Dave requested. When it came to the actual game itself, it seems there was disconnect between Dave's instructions to us, and his instructions to the stewards. Early in the game, a steward asked my friend to move to his seat, to which he refused. The steward then called 2 police officers to the area in an attempt to eject the fan. I had to intervene, take the police and steward back downstairs into the concourse and keep the peace, advising them that the instructions to us from Dave Storr were that the area was still unreserved. They didn't believe me, so I showed them his email which confirmed this. One would therefore deduce, that any issues at the Man U game between fans and stewards, or fans and other fans, would have been due to the clear miscommunication between the head of security and his stewarding team. I must say, at the time, it almost felt as if it was a purposeful move, I mean how could the head of security not advise his stewards that they would not be enforcing allocated seating, yet he'd told us to let as many people as possible know that is was. Almost seems like it was intentionally angling for an issue. So, based on our conversation with Dave prior to the Man U game, I was never worried about the enforced allocation of seating. However, this time around, there hasn't been any communication from anyone at the club with S82 suggesting that the same policy was being adopted (i.e. don't worry, we're just satisfying SAG regs). Hence me getting somewhat annoyed by this when the statement was made yesterday, and my subsequent messages of disappointment on this thread. Whilst you have quoted the usual line of "we'll make sure we look at this in the future", how about looking at it now (i.e. for the Man C game). I would suggest that the stewards are made aware that there is no strict policy on allocated seating, that any fans attempting to locate their correct seat are advised by stewards that it's an unreserved area and that they can go anywhere, but that the 'official' line to SAG is that with the best will in the world the club would attempt to enforce the required policy. Perhaps even have the stewards at the vomitories telling the fans on their way in that's it's unreserved, continue to stand where you want. That might head-off any confusion as people enter. I honestly believe that if there is any attempt to enforce allocated seating, there will be more problems than if you all just leave it alone. I think if the club blindly follow the policy they laid out yesterday, that you will upset more people than you can imagine. In the area I stand in, there are a vast number of small children who attend with their parents. It's great to see these kids have a great time every game, without enforcement of rules on them. We are talking in the numbers of 25-30 plus kids just in the area I occupy - most of those will not have allocated seats next to each other. So what happens if a steward attempts to sit 2 people in the seats they are in, thus having to move the child and parent to their seats and separating them. I can't see any parent accepting this and will no doubt politely inform the steward what he can do with himself. So, think again. Are you REALLY going to enforce this. Or do you think it might be wise to inform the stewards not to enforce it, and better still, have the stewards tell all fans entering the vomitory that it's business as usual.
  4. 16 points
    He's a kid ffs.......learning men's football. Try removing the 'S' from your username.............
  5. 14 points
    Played the whole game and helped us keep a clean sheet away to 2nd in the table. Why do people have to constantly knock our players, give it a break ffs.
  6. 13 points
  7. 13 points
    Because he’s garbage would be my guess.
  8. 13 points
    Wow - what’s have you done with @Ivorguy?!
  9. 12 points
  10. 11 points
    This man deserves his own thread every week. Everything goes through him , sharp reverse passes into Bobby and pato are superb , and it often goes unnoticed , but he wins everything in the air and is an absolute engine! People will only truly appreciate him when he leaves.
  11. 9 points
    Possibly the first ever case where simulation actually deceived the referee into not giving the penalty surely?
  12. 8 points
    So pleased to see Fammy back and looking really fit if a little rusty.Ran hard caused there defence lots of problems and improved bobys performance hugely.One point when he lost the ball up front chased right back to our own area to try to win ball back.If he stays fit could be the making of our season.Wouldn't play him Tuesday get him rested and fitter for league.
  13. 8 points
    He also said:- Johnson manager of the season if it ends now Recognised our injury crisis. Full of praise for individuals, notably Reid and Paterson. ....But because he dared to say he predicts we will struggle to maintain our promotion push, he must be an idiot.
  14. 7 points
    Post match reaction was top class I thought. Accepted that ref had made the wrong decision on the penalty but didn't whinge or complain about it. He was very philosophical about it. Can you imagine if Colin had been the Derby manager?................
  15. 7 points
    As I mentioned on another thread LJ is planning not for promotion this season but when we are no longer, in his words, a work in progress. Of course if promotion comes, whilst following the five pillars, so be it. Given we aren't, for whatever reason, going to buy ourselves out of the league we have to exercise patience I have argued before that I disagree with this strategy, but I think I have been wrong as our promotion to this league came sooner than the stated timetable, and it very nearly went very wrong, and the signing and loan this month shows the club are moving forward according to the declared policy.
  16. 7 points
    Fordy . Strong Derby bench for sure and clearly that will stand them in good stead . Notwithstanding that , our collective strength , way of playing and organised around a rock like spine of Fielding , Flint, Smith and Bryan is arguably stronger than Derby . Last night , some Derby commitment was questionable ( Huudlestone , Vydra , Thorne ) and our team work and energy wore them down . The media focus on the game ( 5 live ) " Derby controversially denied penalty as they fail to beat BCFC" typically isolating what they saw as the pivotal moment in the game , whereas over the 90 minutes , City more than matched their " illustrious " opponents and IMO played more sophisticated football than them . " Sum of parts " is spot on and has in the past got success for less fancied teams . There are many to quote I am sure but Cloughs Forest come to mind with their spine of Shilton , Lloyd , O'Neill and Birtles . As you say , it is great times for BCFC especially compared to how we have improved since last season .
  17. 7 points
    I think it’s down to him throwing his body all over the place and not really giving a shit if his ligaments snap, just as long as that round thing ain’t in his net!
  18. 6 points
    Well @RidgeRed, when Mr and Mrs W**ker had their little baby Colin they didn’t reckon with him becoming a football manager. After years of bullying for his profanic surname, he became a bitter and twisted individual. As it happens, fans thought it would be funny to make up a pseudonym for him which only furthered his rage, and that explains why when interviewers call him Neil he unfalteringly unleashes a furious diatribe of bollocks.
  19. 6 points
    Good post Fordy Unbelivable experience and ‘ pedigree ‘ in their side / squad yet we went toe to toe and gave them a very good contest Watched it a second time ((Less stressful and easier to watch carefully !) and we played well and look a well coached , collective side We could just do with that ruthless cutting edge at times , but we are a good side, and very pleasing in the eye Derby and Villas squads should see one of them get a top two and we are punching above our weight with resources available so who knows what’s to come Cant see top two personally but a play off place would be a remarkable achievement IMHO
  20. 6 points
    Been singing his praises since the day he joined. Glad the majority are now beginning to realise he isn’t “Hollywood passes” or “just backwards and sideways” If he was Spanish/German people would be saying how classy and elegant he is on the pitch. Really cares about the club and the city too. Extremely lucky to have him.
  21. 6 points
    Bobby has done brilliantly but it's a thankless task being up front without a big man alongside...
  22. 6 points
    I thought Magnússon did really well in the second half having had to switch position. He’s not commanding, but that’s not his game. He’s not one to go flying into tackles, that’s not his game. He won his aerial battles, which he’s often criticised for. He didn’t really ‘get done’ at any point. The pitch was difficult to defend on, and he did a good job. He was composed on the ball, and passed it well second half. I get that people worry, because he’s not Flint or Baker, but he didn’t really do a lot wrong at CB did he? We withstood pressure from a very good side...he was part of that.
  23. 6 points
    Flint is not half the player without Baker alongside him. WTF was he doing coming across and leaving that player free in the box, second half.
  24. 6 points
    Tends to vary week to week. Last week, for example, it was Blackpool and this week it'll be Bradford City.
  25. 5 points
    I'm not joking, and you're wrong . Joshua is flat footed and a walk on fighter. Fury will box his head off and probably stop him late on.
  26. 5 points
    I totally agree. The idea that you are entitled to 'go down' needs to be consigned to the bin. If your tripped you fall over, not leap into the air like superman taking off FFS.
  27. 5 points
    Although Flints clearly catches him, perhaps the contact was not sufficient to cause him to trip so the exaggerated dying swan fall. I blame the belief fostered by the likes of Shearer, that if you feel contact you are entitled to go down. This I thing is wrong and not in the spirt of the game as to when you are actually fouled and therefore cannot stay on your feet, every little bit of contact is not necessarily a foul.
  28. 5 points
    People are too busy, desperately nit-picking to find fault with some players, rather than taking each performance individually. Fine to then base an opinion on a sample. People have it in for Mags.
  29. 5 points
    I think people on here are suspicious of your constant negativity. You say you're just asking simple questions but implying much more. It doesn't matter because I think most people on here can see through it.. Especially as your also constantly wrong.
  30. 5 points
    His work rate is ridiculous, never lets up. Won the ball back & closed down brilliantly all night.
  31. 5 points
    Thanks. Not sure what else I expected. For the record, I'm not really fat. Intended to be batman but hit a wrong key. Maybe I'll just give them a call.
  32. 4 points
    Even if we were to lose 4-0 I would hope the fans will show their appreciation for the pleasure that the players have given us in this cup run as they all deserve it.
  33. 4 points
    And Flint wasnt even close to playing in League 2 when he was Moores age
  34. 4 points
    I have to say I was dreading another trial by TV for our trip to Derby. I know City walloped them at home but from what I have heard they have been impressive over last couple of months. However, I thought they were pretty average for the most part last night. I hardly heard the home support and fair play to the city fans that made the trip and could hear them throughout the match. My opinion was that we looked assured for the most part and played some really sharp accurate passages of play in tight situations and never seemed to panic. Maybe we made Derby look a bit ordinary or maybe we are a bit better than I thought we were? I do get the feeling that we could go on another little run shortly and that second place is really up for grabs. We have now played Wolves, Derby and f@cking Villa twice now and comparing the fixtures already played compared with the remaining fixtures, I reckon we are in a good place. Added to that I thought Fammy did brilliant seeing as hes been out for so long. Other players will also start to reappear from their lay offs and the newbies will settle in. Bring on the rest of the season COYR!
  35. 4 points
    He was fine, and no they didn't. Only those who love to judge players after a couple of games - which, devoid of all context, is a naive way to think assess players.
  36. 4 points
    Probably on a limb here but I think the lack of an upfront partner has helped Bobbys development and made him a better player by toughening him up. With the added support it will take pressure off him and he can progress further. I see a win / win scenario here for BCFC.
  37. 4 points
    It’s also amazing the amount of people who were saying he offered nothing & we needed someone better back in September are now shouting about happy they are to have him back
  38. 4 points
    I'm wondering if refs have been quietly instructed to err on the defenders side. Chelsea last week and us on Friday. Players not trying to stay upright but going down dramatically not getting the decision. Defenders have to be allowed to tackle. If it takes a few wrong decision to stamp out this element of the modern game so be it.
  39. 4 points
    Because boxing comes naturally to him. Can't teach or train the way he fights. I can't wait for him to return to the ring. Didn't get anywhere near enough credit for the victory against klitscko.
  40. 4 points
    @Matt Parsons BCFCSLO this post has hit the nail on the head. Seemingly most people didn't have an issue at Man Utd game in terms of standing where they normally do on a match day. Unfortunately by virtue of the fact I'm one of the first into our section on a match day I had to deal with stewards that wanted to escort me and friends to those allocated seats on our season tickets, causing a sizeable argument in the process. We stood where we normally do as in the end the stewards gave up as the reinforcements arrived. If I have stewards chasing me up the steps again Tuesday night then I for one won't be impressed. And no, they can't go telling certain people to go to allocated seats but not everyone, as it doesn't work that way. I'd strongly suggest the club reconsider their stance before Tuesday night. Supposedly this sort of thing is 'in the interests of fans safety'.... Well I'd be willing to suggest that this stance will actually be even more detrimental.... If that's the game we are playing. We had no choice in selecting season ticket seats at start of season and we definitely weren't told we should book with every single one of our friends, just in case the club decided to enforce measures such as these. It was billed as unreserved, you should honour that agreement.
  41. 4 points
    Brilliant wasn’t it . Just aloud to watch the game. Without stewards and police. Stood in amongst us . Treating us like normal people. I’m sure the powers to be at our club. Could take some advice.
  42. 4 points
    Matt. Don’t you understand that the feedback from the fans you mentioned, the clubs manner of this now will make the situation even worse. I fully expect if you go that fan, and now say what is going on they will say that isn’t what they meant. There was friction as fans wanted to stand in their normal spots , with stewards trying to stop them. So instead of trying to help the situation in regards to your fans feedback, you have gone and made the situation a hell of a lot worse. If you don’t think there is going to be friction on Tuesday than the club are mad, stark raving mad. Do you genuinely think, that people being away from mates and family members is suitable? I predict absolute chaos on Tuesday night, all of which is the clubs doing. (Sorry by you, I mean you as Bristol Sport, not you personally)
  43. 4 points
    Both Famara and Djuric have been sorely missed, more so than any other injured player. Without either if them LJ has had to send Flint up top at times which obviously altered the formation of the team. Like others I was delighted to see him back. We've missed that physical presence as a partner to Bobby Reid who looked even better with another striker giving the opposition defence something else to cope with. The 45 mins he had last night will have helped remove some of the rust.
  44. 4 points
    Hi Matt My 9 year old’s ticket is about 15 seatscaway from mine and my other lad’s, despite the fact that we bought them all at the same time. There is no way on earth I can sit in my allocated seats. I called the club about this before the Man U game and was assured it wasn’t a problem and that it would be stewarded as normal in S82, which it was. I’ve bought tickets for this one on the same basis. As others have said, I know an awful lot of people in S82 and not one of them has been ‘consulted’ about this. There will be countless other people in the same situation as me. Is there anything the club can suggest to help those of us affected by this? It simply isn’t safe for me to leave my kids on their own.
  45. 4 points
    Matt Does the club genuinely expect, a young son and father to be split up during the game? Also what feedback have you actually received? Shall we be honest here and say it’s likely to be a club/security/sag issue? I would like to know exactly what feedback you have got, and how this has changed the clubs view on enforcement,
  46. 4 points
    No Rob. It’s not due to that. It’s consistently bad posts from Tinman for a long time. By bad posts I mean constant exaggerated melodramatic negativity, loaded questions such as the one in this thread and just a clear lack of understanding about our transfer policy.
  47. 4 points
    Don’t worry yourself about it, heard a rumour Steve Lansdown is quite good when it comes to money.
  48. 4 points
    Upfront....he aint much better. ???..you need to watch this guy live a few times....he is an exceptional forward and everything you would want from a striker at this level and has performed miracles on his own up top for the last few weeks.
  49. 4 points
    Utter , utter, tripe. You have never played the game my son. He has been one of our most consistent players for some time and Lee has finally proved that by leaving him on tonight. He is very crucial to our sucess this season.
  50. 4 points
    McClaren truly is the 'Wally with the Brolly' but he called it pretty much spot on. With no offensive threat we're a danger to few. Decent passing football reinforced by an over abundance in midfield which, frankly, had served us well so far, but we're miles off the best in this League and will have performed far beyond expectation should we make the Play-Offs. There's no shame in that and WeeLee will have proved exceptional were he to get us there given the resources at his disposal. Don't get me wrong I love the squad , but if we are to progress then, simply, many aren't good enough. Truth sometimes hurts.