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  1. Two more TV dates

    After Bolton, we are left with 8 away games, assuming we’re not on Sky again away from home (unlikely imo) am I right thinking we can beam back half of those(4)?
  2. Manchester Game - Couple of Shandies and Food

    Anyone who hasn’t tried Doughballers because it’s too pricey, download Wriggle, they regularly have offers on there. Today it had an offer of £6 for any pizza and a pint, might help someone. They had offers on Tuesday as well which may have saved someone a few quid on a pre-match munch, unfortunately it couldn’t improve the match
  3. It all kicked off in Bristol (Merged)

    Actually football is/was about football, you know the pitch with the ball and the guys running around? The noise, the supporters, the smells etc... all contribute to the atmosphere and ambience, but fundamentally the game is what draws people to the match, the sport is what we go and see. I did watch/go to football in the 80s in spite of the violence not because of it. I can’t stand deluded idiots who believe they were protecting me back in the day, they need to grow up, I’ve read similar books in the hooligan genre, sometimes the author seems reformed and regrets his childish behaviour, in this case the author enjoyed violence for the sake of violence and judging by his writing ability on here I’d say he lost most weeks and sustained a few blows to the head, that alone is enough to prevent me purchasing his book, I wouldn’t pay for food if the chef couldn’t cook, I won’t buy a book if the author can not write. I don’t need protection now and didn’t need it then, you would know this if you got in a ring or on a football pitch with me, instead of running around in pack, actually packs are made up of wolves, you sound like a sheep.
  4. Ashton Gate railway station opening consultation on Wednesday

    Don’t even mention the leaves on the line
  5. 15300

    I posted this (below) on another thread which I started, it is related to this topic, as the impressive 15300 may be the answer. Just wondering if anyone here had an opinion or anything to add. Anyone know/care to guess what the magic number/tipping point is before the club decide to sell season tickets in the Upper Lansdown next season and have it permanently open? If we were to finish as we have started and end up top 6, but fail to get promoted do you think that if they had 15k season card customers by early August 2018 they would let people purchase/transfer to the best seats in the house (imho, with regards to view, not necessarily atmosphere). I’m sure if promoted they’ll open the top tier, but knowing that our average gates are on the rise and will likely exceed 20k this season should they let us buy up top and if so when? At early bird renewal time, or once we’ve hit the magic number? I’d like to think someone has crunched the numbers and said that if we average over 20k, including circa 15k season ticket holders plus members then it should happen, the extra revenue should cover the extra staffing costs comfortably.
  6. Anyone know/care to guess what the magic number is season tickets sold/tipping point is before the club decide to sell season tickets in the Upper Lansdown next season and have it permanently open? If we were to finish as we have started and end up top 6, but fail to get promoted do you think that if they had 15k season card customers by early August 2018 they would let people purchase/transfer to the best seats in the house (imho, with regards to view, not necessarily atmosphere). I’m sure if promoted they’ll open the top tier, but knowing that our average gates are on the rise and will likely exceed 20k this season should they let us buy up top and if so when? At early bird renewal time, or once we’ve hit the magic number? I’d like to think someone has crunched the numbers and said that if we average over 20k, including circa 15k season ticket holders plus members then it should happen, the extra revenue should cover the extra staffing costs comfortably. Also, do you think the club would allow full season ticket holders purchase priority over half season glory boys (tongue firmly in cheek) in the event of opening the top tier? Some of us supported City before we were doing well and playing Manchester, I think we deserve first dibs, the same goes for away tickets for the rest of this season in the event of high demand (that’s two slightly different topics at the end).
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  9. Leeds Utd Sat 21st Oct

    By "flavour" do you mean experience the West Stand? We're talking about a £13 difference between the seats glynriley pointed out in the SS and the £41 you mention. These are adult prices, so assuming they are adults they have a choice watching from their non preferred seat in their budget or coughing up £13 (the fiver they saved from subs because their game got called off and 2 pints). Am I missing something here? If they have a £25ish budget sit in the SS, if they have a strong desire to sit in the west stand drink 2 less pints on a Saturday/have 2 cans at home. Pretty sure if they go out in Bristol all Saturday night they'll be spending circa £80-100 on some of the following; Ubers, takeaways, club entries, cocktails, ciggies, possibly recreational substances etc...
  10. Lansdown Upper

    Why? Purely because of the view, for me the first few rows of the Upper central blocks are the best seats in the house, I have sat and had season tickets all over the ground pre and post development so my opinion is based on my experience. If/when I can purchase a season card up there I will. It's personal preference, it's the same as when I go to the cinema I like to sit in the middle, when I go to gigs/festivals I like to be front and central. I agree the view, comfort, facilities and experience has improved throughout the stadium, but the most expensive/premium seats are the most expensive for a reason, if these 'superior' view tickets are available at the same price as tickets with an 'inferior' view on this promotion I would like to experience them and show off our much improved stadium to friends. Also I couldn't get 3 together in my regular block (W16) anyway. I do appreciate your point about day trippers/cheap tickets, but unfortunately my visitors fall in to that category.
  11. Lansdown Upper

    I'm planning on bringing a couple of friends as part of the 'mates rates' deal, have put off buying tickets as was hoping they'd open upstairs, probably not the only one. Unfortunately they haven't, now struggling to find three seats together. Do we think that the club may still open the Upper West Stand? They did last year for the 'mates rates' deal in either the Blackburn or Burton game.
  12. At what level have you played football?

    Mostly Somerset Senior and Suburban for the last 20+ years, began finding it harder competing with the whipper snappers, also didn't want to block whipper snappers at my own club. Semi-retired from Saturdays last year, I'd say retired now, but will probably help out if/when required. I've been playing in the Bristol Casual League (veterans) for the last few years which suits me perfectly, one game every few weeks on a Sunday morning, brilliant lads, decent football, more emphasis on technique/ability than pace/fitness, played in the right (Corinthian) spirit.
  13. Flinty and Maggs

    Anyway, back to the topic. I think the club handled the Flint situation well, we should set the value of our players on long contracts value in this highly inflated market. The Hörður move was last minute and a bit left field, we don't know enough about the terms of the deal, why it broke down or who was to be blame for it not going through, it sounds as though we could've acted quicker or knew more about the various European window closing times, potentially our blunder. Not excusing the club, but why not have the closing time euro-wide? How come Spanish clubs can still sign today? Why are Scotland and England different? I reckon the club, the management and most fans would've been happy and wished either player well if any acceptable offer and terms were received, they were not, or at least not in time. It is now a problem the management team have to deal with, fortunately the players involved seem like good lads and are unlikely to cause dressing room upset unlike certain former players if things aren't going their way.
  14. Flinty and Maggs

    We are not his first club, probably won't be his last. However, I agree that it is unlikely he'd be here if he hadn't played here. It happens, football is fickle. Was Shearer the right and most experienced man for the Newcastle job a while back, no, if Rafa walks, is his name likely to be linked again, yes, would they be crazy to appoint him, yes.
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