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pongo88 last won the day on March 11

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  1. Wind up merchants on here

    One man’s meat is another man’s poison. You could say that a wind up is something that is not true that someone tells you in order to make a joke or annoy you. Or it might be what they say is true, but you call it a wind up because you don’t agree with it. Of course, using the word “wind” might be defining it as the perceptible movement of air. In which case, perhaps more people on the forum are eating more baked beans
  2. Positives v Ipswich

    The positive for me was the fact that it was so cold it stopped me falling asleep
  3. Next seasons Bristol Boys...

    Exactly. I think you’ve just put an approximate valuation on him. If Kodjia was worth £14m then Ried is worth more. He must be the most complete forward in the Championship. I’ll start the bidding at £20m. Much more than LJ’s original valuation of £5m
  4. You may be right. Unfortunately their plan will only work, long term, if there is continued uninterrupted success. If City reach the Premier League there will be good crowds, but how long will City stay there? A relegation followed by mid table anonymity in the Championship and the sort of supporters the club seem to want will fade away. That’s when the core supporters will be needed. If they are treated badly there won’t be many core supporters left.
  5. The Bristol City v Ipswich Town Match Day Thread 38

    I’ve just seen a flake of snow. Is the game still on?
  6. Anyone not quoted here? ITFC Preview

    This is an unusual style of writing an article. I’m not sure if it’s really lazy, or extremely hard work copying and pasting all the comments.
  7. The Bristol City v Ipswich Town Match Day Thread 38

    Nothing like the Dolman. In the cathedral there is somewhere to sit and somewhere to put your drink. They probably sell chips as well
  8. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Any more info on this?
  9. wrap up warm on saturday against Ipswich it gonna be bitterly cold

    Two degrees? If we get one more we’ll have a 70s pop group
  10. Words of wisdom...

    Today’s popular quote is that made by Stephen Hawking: ”Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet” That’s all very well unless you’ve got a dog cocking its leg against and is about to pee on your shoe.
  11. Renewed or not renewed. Please post here

    I have to say, Original, that this is a rather sad comment just because you disagree with someone’s opinion. It reminds me of the time when Brian Redhead, a broadcaster on Radio 4’s Today programme was challenged on his political views. I quote from his obituary: “After Nigel Lawson's 1987 budget Redhead interviewed the Chancellor and challenged him over unemployment. Lawson dismissed the criticism as that of 'a lifelong Labour supporter'. Redhead asked for a minute's silence 'while you compose an apology for daring to suggest you know how I exercise my vote, and I shall reflect on the death of your monetary policy’” Would you like to compose yourself and apologise! Keep politics out of the forum
  12. Renewed or not renewed. Please post here

    Just to clarify my position. I’m an OAP so my increase would be approx £60. I have a reasonable income so it’s not the £60 that’s the main problem. The increase is approx 18%, which is farcical. Nothing else I buy has had that sort of increase. I also object to being forced to renew in March to guarantee my seat. Finally I object to the way the club has treated other supporters in different locations and age groups. BCFC / City seem to regard regular supporters as a bunch of mugs who will pay regardless of how we are treated. Loyal supporters are not rewarded. Perhaps they have a “when we get to the Premier League we can charge what we want so we may as well start now” perspective. If so they are deluded. Matches against teams such as Man Utd would sell out but there wouldn’t be a sell out against 50% of the other teams. We had good attendances this season against Crystal Palace and Stoke, but that was due to the novelty factor and cheap prices. Full (inflated) price against teams like Stoke in the league would not be an attractive option on a regular basis
  13. I haven’t renewed and none of my friends have either
  14. what benefit have we had from the january window?

    I think that there were few complaints in January about the signings as few, if any, people had actually seen them play. We all had to accept at face value what we were told by the club. Once people began to see the players in action the negative comments began to flow
  15. What a great ground

    What a great ground - the Pirelli Stadium Burton! It may be small and the pitch is poor but I thought that this was a great ground to visit. It's not one of those grounds in the middle of nowhere, but a ground in town with some good pubs within walking distance. It also has the benefit of different sections for those who want to sit and those who want to stand. Being a dull old duffer I went into the seating section and found the most wondrous extraordinary concourse. Nothing high tech, but the basic things you can't get at Ashton Gate. Firstly, Chips! Yes real chips, those things that aren't allowed at Ashton Gate because the deep fat fryers will burn down the stand. Amazingly, chips don't cause any problems at Burton. Second, shelves along the wall to put your drink on. Another thing banned at Ashton Gate due to safety reasons. Last, but not lease, seats! The fold up sort that used to be in the Wedlock. Can't have those at Ashton Gate as they are far too dangerous, but I can report that there were no accidents at Burton. Obviously the crowds at Burton are much smaller that at Ashton Gate, but so was the concourse. In fact everything was great until the match started, then it went downhill.