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  1. I'll be honest I never rated him bar the Forest home game. Glad to see him prove me wrong
  2. Brilliant goalkeeping for Mangotsfield. 29th minute of the video
  3. The Reading fan is right. Their ground has little atmosphere and is quite a plastic club. We are on the same road. Football clubs are being let down by owners who want middle class bums on comfy seats. This leads to less noise and less buzz. Without the roar of the crowd you are left with 22 men kicking around a bit of inflated plastic. Reading is modern football to a tee in this country, and im worried we are being pushed in the same direction by SL. The premier league grass is certainly not greener.
  4. I'm one of those posters but I've only heard good things about the camps, and in fact enjoyed attending back when Tommy Hutchinson was around the club.
  5. Absolutely! 100% All true City fans will be there sitting down and doing what they're told whilst all those part timers with grievances stay away. I've always maintained that no matter what, the fans are the club. Players, managers and owners come and go but the fans are this club. Therefore if you support the club you should support your fellow fan. Why not support them by making a stand to allow the more financially restricted people to come and watch more often. I'm going to make an assumption of you so correct me if I'm wrong. I'd say you are happy to sit in the Lansdown/Dolman, enjoy watching the football and maybe a pint and a pie in the concourse and may get involved in one or two songs a game. There is nothing wrong with that but it shows that the club caters for you. Therefore you are content and wonder why others are not. People are attracted to football for many different reasons and come from a huge number of backgrounds. I think you need to take that into account.
  6. I'd normally agree but English football has probably the highest ticket prices in world football yet also arguably the worst atmospheres. Italy don't have fan owned clubs but the fans there don't put up with being shafted. And are perfectly happy to boycott matches en mass. This may harm the company that the team plays for but the club itself is better off for it. I believe that when any English fan observes world football and then our own game, we have the right to be very angry. I'd love for City to be an example that clubs can be primarily fan focused and not primarily success focused. I'd love for AG to be full of fans no matter what level we play at. I'd love Bristol Sport to be in the background whilst allowing the two clubs identities to be the major draw, without the need for all the extra branding. As and when I return to AG I'd rather see a Bristol Rugby badge than a Bristol Sport one (although I'd rather they had their own ground as I haven't really enjoyed watching Bris since they left the mem) as at least that badge is representative of a club with over a century of history like our own club, rather than a brand that is alien, non-representative and quite frankly irrelevant.
  7. Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are three of the richest clubs in the world and are all owned by the clubs members (the fans). All it would take to get me back would be for SL to focus just a fraction more of the clubs resources into fan initiatives and making the game more inclusive. Although the new stadium, bars and fan park etc are great, they are all money spinners. Wouldn't it be great if a fraction of that extra income went into flags, displays, slightly lower prices (like Huddersfield's £179 ST) and generating a sense of belonging that I haven't really felt since 13/14.
  8. I personally cant justify going back till I feel less like a customer and more like a supporter. I feel like both us and Bris (who ive also had a ST for and followed home or away) are slowly being diluted into one. The final straw was the misuse of 15 million plus wages whilst clubs like huddersfield show that despite much lower prices and not cashing in on a big player, have done much better whilst also investing in fan initiatives to improve the atmosphere.
  9. 2013 - City relegated by Birmingham City at Ashton gate with future double wining captain Wade Elliott scoring the goal to confirm the drop. 2017 - City relegated by Birmingham City at Ashton gate with previous double winning manager coaching the side to safety. Could happen...
  10. Guess who's back!
  11. Launcbury was in my opinion the best lock in this years 6 nations, criminal if he does not go. As for Joseph, he is effective as long as whoever if at 12 is a great ball player, if not he cant be unleashed.
  12. I now support Jersey, Doncaster and Ealing
  13. Very simply stated that I won't be renewing till the club take steps to make me a supporter again, rather than a customer.
  14. We'll see regarding the Dons and Portsmouth. However what you've suggested is that Bristol Rovers are more of a family and a club than we are. Should we not aspire to be better than them? I don't think I've been mean to SL in my post, just critical which you yourself said is okay. Even calling him out as the tax dodging Lord of Guernsey is is nothing shy of the truth. Not like the NHS is on its knees is it? However putting his highly questionable morality to one side, I've had the privilege to watch teams in Europe and have seen two different models which are comparable to politics (which you love). In Germany you have the socialist model of fan ownership and in Italy you have the Union model of private ownership but the fans maintain some control by being organised enough to literally abandon stadia completely if they're not happy, and hold the club to ransom. I can honestly say that the unity I have felt at games as the fans have a genuine say it matters is huge. Someone will take more pride in a home they own, rather than a rented house or a hotel. Same applies to football. The British model is different however. It is more 'take it up the backside' and put up with it. It isn't just Bristol City, it is English football as a whole. But that does not mean that we can't aspire to be better. Your many posts on the football forum focus on the team. I focus on the club. We are allowed to differ as if you go to football for the team, then fine, that's allowed and perfectly reasonable. But for some of us, SL is far from the ideal. Far from the worst too, but far from ideal.
  15. This may be the wrong thread. In fact I'm not sure how you have posted this on a thread that is 8 months old