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pongo88 last won the day on May 24 2016

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  1. Taylor

    Believe it or not, a lot of City fans have a life outside of football. To some people football is only part of their life, not their entire life. Not everyone is enthralled by listening to LJ’s interviews
  2. Taylor

    I feel it would have been useful for him to have come on as sub, if fit, against Burton. City’s play was a bit too predictable and . Diedhiou was being battered by their two big central defenders and losing a lot of the battles. Taylor would have introduced a different element and possibly pulled the defenders out of position.
  3. Blatant cheating!

    A couple of things have changed in recent years, the interpretation of the rules and TV coverage. Firstly, in bygone years, you could get away with murder without any booking. Second, and much more important, there used to be no, or at best, limited TV coverage of matches. Without TV coverage from numerous cameras around the ground many of the “obvious” offences would not be obvious anc would not generate post match comments
  4. Taylor

    He seems to have had a series of injuries this season. Disappointing as his link up play last season was good, but his finishing poor. I was hoping for an improvement this season. He’s scored regularly at a lower level so he must have some ability. Maybe not a 20+ goals player at Championship level, but he should be better than some of the run of the mill aging strikers we see in other teams at Ashton Gate.
  5. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Gas logic would say that only 3 points from a play off place means promotion, which means playing in the Championship next season, which means they are as good as City. Watch out - they are coming for us with their new sprinklers, pies and sponsor’s lounge canopy
  6. Palace improving... damn!

    I like it! The last thing we need is team on a bad run who will come to Ashton Gate and try to play a defensive game - e g Burton. If they have a bit of confidence it will be an open game which suits City’s style of play. Let’s hope they win 5-0 next Saturday
  7. Burton, Milwall and Bolton

    Good point, but I think a change could have been made much earlier. When Smith went off just before half time Pack, as replacement, meant City stuck with the same formation. It was obvious by then how Burton was going to play, so LJ could have waited till half time and switched to an attacking 3-5-2 formation. LJ as a manager is getting better but he still doesn’t seem to have the ability to make big changes when plan A isn’t working. Other managers can do this with ease. Much as I hate to say it, one reason Rovers are doing well is because Darrell Clarke is very flexible with the team formation and tactics
  8. Bristol City F.C.and Ashton Gate as You First Knew Them

    I like the enthusiasm of a ten year old - the score would have been 10 - 0 if not for the goalie! First match in 1950 is good but at the last Senior Reds I spoke to a chap whose first match was 1947/8. City played against a German prisoner of war team, with Alec Eisentrager playing for the POWs
  9. Bristol City F.C.and Ashton Gate as You First Knew Them

    My first visit was approx 1959 - 60 though I can’t remember the match other than it was a draw with Atyeo scoring a late equaliser. It’s the odd things that stand out such as the bus conductors and drivers sitting on a long bench in front of what is now the Dolman. Public transport to the ground was great in those days, as it had to be, due to few people owning cars. The pitch always seemed to be muddy, though rolled as flat as a pancake with a very heavy roller. The other thing I thought was interesting was City’s strange floodlights, designed and built by Harry Dolman, which can be seen in the picture below (in front of the old cow shed stand). They could be lowered to ground level, to change the lamps I assume.
  10. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    How much do you need for new tents and white plastic chairs from B&Q? O.K. you’ve got to plan for a new pie stall and Stanta’s Grotto, but I think £19m is being generous
  11. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    If you recall, approx 2 weeks ago, they held a free pie tasting evening to decide on the recipe for their new pies. If, as a result, they sell 5000 more pies at each match at a profit of £1 per pie, that provides an extra £5k per match income. Over a 23 match season that generates £115k. Therefore, over approx 173 years the stadium could be rebuilt in easy stages.
  12. Concourse seating (lack of)

    Take your own seat with you
  13. I'm bored

    The expression “the chairman of the board” dates back to the Middle Ages. Then, a rich person, and master of the house would sit in the best chair of the house at the end of a board table - i e a table made from boards. I hope this helps.
  14. Sunderland tickets (Merged)

    You could say that the Minimal Stadium is just up the road from Ashton Gate, but that’s no reason to go there
  15. I'm bored

    Their proper name was the Bonzo Dog Do Dah Band. It was only when people started leaving out the “Do Dah” did fame hit them