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  1. Bologna FC shirt price

    A rip-off is still a rip-off. I honestly thought English shirts were a total con at £35 to £45 each. Amazed that £75+ is accepted by the fans. I've read a lot of stories on here about how Italian/German/Spanish fans will burn down their own stadium if they can't buy a matchday ticket for 5 Euros. Clearly they can't be that militant because an awful lot of Juve fans had the shirt when I watched a game in Turin.
  2. Congratulations Hörður and Iceland

    Anyone else think the club is making Magnússon the headline news article (again) to keep him on the radar for other clubs? Don't get me wrong, I'm not underplaying Iceland's and Hörður's success. It's a significant achievement for both and I would love to see them do well at the World Cup. I don't know how we do can do it but I really hope we can meet Magnússon's ambition at BCFC. The words "Magnússon could now become the second-ever City player to feature at the tournament" are a little prophetic. He's more likely to be at another club by the time the first ball is kicked at Russia 2018. Who would believe we could be selling a player who is pretty much guaranteed a starting place at a World Cup?!!
  3. Johnson could be poached!!

    We've won 5 league games this season. #premature
  4. Credit to Lansdown

    Looking back at the last few years, I felt that SL kept Gary Johnson at the club for too long. Our results had started to suffer significantly, signings were uninspiring and there were stories of unrest in the dressing room. Unfortunately the long run of defeats last season had similar echoes of too much loyalty. As others have said, very few managers would have survived such a run at other clubs. It felt as though the obvious friendship between SL and the Johnson family was damaging the club. Although I thought LJ should have been sacked, I was prepared to give him another chance if he kept us in the Championship. I couldn't be happier that this season has been quite exceptional already. None of us know the pressure that LJ was under so hopefully this will have helped him be a better coach for the rest of his career. I really want LJ to succeed with us. Progress with an owner and a first team coach who clearly have more at stake than the typical foreign owner and manager combination is a more satisfying feeling. We don't have to fear losing a winning coach to a better team. But, it's the beginning of October. The problem with starting so well is that it creates too much optimism for what will happen in the rest of the season. Everyone who watches City will have their own measure of success for where we should be at the end of 46 league matches. At the moment, I would be happy to finish mid-table. I need to remember that if/when results go against us. Daring to dream, promotion with Lee Johnson would be all the sweeter for the historic run of defeats that will always be part of his record at City. He doesn't need to reach the Premiership with us to be a success but it would be a stunning turnaround and should guarantee him legend status. I would be eating humble pie for the rest of my life but I'd be okay with that.
  5. How important ...

    Football is often about those fine margins. Glad we had that draw against Brentford because it sounded like a battering on the radio. A season with a few lucky results wouldn't go amiss.
  6. Top of the shop on 5 tonight

    Lee Johnson and Mick McCarthy interviews. Appearance by @Olé and praise from Colin Murray and Chris Iwelumo (Sorry about the quality!)
  7. He's taking over!! Good work Rob
  8. Ipswich forum

    I read a lot of posts on their forum and they were really decent. Surprised me to be honest. In 2017 we're back in the same division as Bolton and Derby County. The two teams that were relegated with us from the top flight in 1980. We've beaten both this season, finally we're back on the up!
  9. Top of the shop on 5 tonight

    I'm going to say it, I like Colin Murray on the C5 programme. I usually only watch the City game (all 30 seconds on a normal Saturday) but when Murray talks about us, it's someone who knows Championship football and does actually follow more than our results. Can't say the same for any previous C5 presenters or the ar$e biscuits on Sky.
  10. I just don't get it at all. I've watched Bobby Reid for season after season and never really thought he would be more than a squad player for us. Some suggested (with reason) that even L1 was out of his reach. How has he got so good? I wasn't at the game today but evidentally he ran rings around Ipswich. Some of his interplay and flicks have been sublime in the games I've seen. Well done Bobby for making most of us feel pretty foolish. And well done to LJ and the coaching staff for helping transform our new forward line tornado.
  11. The poor soles!

    Please stay on topic. Plus you're wrong, Margot Robbie wins out by a country mile. Watching Graham Norton tonight was the first time I ever felt jealous of someone getting a tattoo. Jammy sod
  12. Östersund.

    Even when the forum is Invision (like OTIB) or similar it's never as good as this one. We are lucky to have a really great mix of server technology, software, moderators and contributors. I had a quick look at a Bolton forum (The Wanderer) after Tuesday's game. If I was a Bolton fan, there was literally nothing of note on their forum.
  13. Östersund.

    Ha! Sorry @BCFC OF SWEDEN Good to get opinions from anyone who follows the mighty BCFC!
  14. Östersund.

    As a big fan of Sweden, just want to say my thanks to @Garland-sweden @1891 B.C. Sweden and @bristolcitysweden for being regular contributors to OTIB. Even when Tommy is "lost in translation" you guys always add something to the debate. And, of course, some informed knowledge about our Swedish players (and possible targets). Just another reason why this forum has to be one of the best, if not the best football club discussion. Cheers gents! Skål!
  15. Östersund.

    If anyone's interested, there's a direct flight with Easyjet from Gatwick to Östersund on Sundays through the winter. Probably mostly during the annual football break but it's a great place to visit and very handy if you like skiing! Sweden is a fantastic country.
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