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  1. A lot of City fans would have happily traded Redknapp for LJ at some point in Jan, Feb or Mar. Myself included if I'm being honest. But then I heard his interview after joining Birmingham: Doesn't exactly sound like a man who's kept up with the day to day fluctuations of the Championship let alone Birmingham. Or someone who's got any interest in the club if they do slip in League 1.
  2. Just listening to Harry Redknapp interview on BBC West Midlands. He clearly doesn't know any of his players. Could only name his goalie....and "we're missing a centre forward". But, he "couldn't ask for more from his players". Blah blah, usual manager talk. I've always thought he got his success by spending a lot of money (Spurs and Portsmouth). I'm not sure he's the right person for a three game fight. The last games of the season could be absolutely massive and we get to play a part in it without any pressure to win. I still don't think QPR are safe after Skeletor's comments last night and six defeats in a row.
  3. Yeah, okay, but apart from: Being targeted for 'attention' by centre backs throughout the division but never getting bullied out of a game Supporting and encouraging his older and more experienced teammates like a seasoned pro Not saying a bad word about our club despite coming from one of the richest clubs in Europe Returning from England under 21 games without any injury excuses or tiredness Single-handedly winning us games when we were looking at a draw or defeat Raising the profile of BCFC and opening the door for other good signings Holding the ball up better than players with 10 years more experience Never letting his head drop even during a truly terrible run of results Scoring more Championship goals in a season than J Kodjia Celebrating every goal like he was in a World Cup final Runing himself into the ground as the loan striker Playing and training with a smile on his face Making time for the fans and ball boys/girls Scoring with the outside of his boot Saving us from relegation What has he really done for us?
  4. Nothing to get excited about I'm afraid. It's in UWE's interest to see whether this course is viable using Ashton Gate presumably with a medium term plan to move it back to their campus when/if Rovers' fantasy stadium gets built. 20 students for an initial intake is 'testing the water' territory. But it'll be revenue for Bristol Sport and there is no harm with having links that could increase our fanbase.
  5. I'll be there! I have my season ticket. When I posted the topic on Wednesday I had already bought four tickets for my family (my only option was to buy them at pitch side in the lower Lansdown or the corner of the Dolman). I was just a little surprised at the time that the choice was so limited. I'm grateful to @Mkelly for giving some replies to the debate but as others have said, the release of seats in the upper Lansdown has not been handled well. I keep banging on about it but the reason I haven't renewed two season tickets is because I don't think I'm being given a fair choice of where I can sit (some rows are being held back). When you pay your money, within reason you should be able to buy the best available match ticket or season ticket at that time. Marking everything unavailable as 'sold' is not truthful when entire blocks and subsequently rows within blocks are actually 'not yet for sale'. I bought four tickets on Monday night that have an inferior view compared to if I was buying four today. It's no problem because it's an extremely good offer for this final match. I share the concerns of others that we are losing fans/revenue based on the online ticketing arrangements. While we have spare capacity (eg every single home match this season) the club officials should be making sure that there is a good choice of seats available at all times. Releasing plenty of blocks/rows with empty seats so that supporters have a genuine choice. We need to encourage people through the turnstiles not give the idea that nearly all seats are sold out three weeks before a game. I don't want to be overly critical of the club as this is the first season where we have had 27,000 capacity and the whole raft of considerations is probably more complex than fans like me will have insight into. I think it's excellent that with my season ticket I've been given the chance to watch two rugby games for free this season. And I welcome the opportunity to buy £10 tickets for friends and family for some home matches. And £16 for an adult ticket against Birmingham is extremely good value for what could be a very important game.
  6. That's pretty poor form. I can understand the acrimony.
  7. Good spot! Maybe switch the meeting time to 10:00am?
  8. That would be the answer. I've no problem with relocating or how much is being charged for the tickets but I don't like being mislead and that's how it feels. Season ticket holders should always get the best treatment from the club as they're the ones that keep the beer and pie sales going during long, winless runs
  9. My issue is that my seats in S25 (family area) are being relocated to the upper Lansdown (blocks W9, W8 and W7). No problem with that as I understand the club is looking to relocate home supporters from the Atyeo. But, when I went to renew and make the seat selection, there was little to no choice despite me attempting to make the switch almost immediately after an email in March. What I'm sure has happened is that only a proportion of W9, W8 and W7 have been put on sale. An attempt to keep fans to certain rows within those blocks. Again, I've no problem with this except that if I take seats in W9 now, who's to say that much better (more central) seats won't be made available in W7 in the weeks ahead? If I'm committing my money to 23 home games, I would really like the choice to pick the best seats available within W9, W8 or W7 rather than the rows that have so far been made available. This is my choice ^ as of today (20th April). There's no way that all seats from rows 18 to 24 have been sold in all three blocks. Bristol City should not be identifying seats as 'sold' when they aren't.
  10. Yep. Here we go again.....from bcfc.co.uk: Except only a proportion of those blocks have been put on sale. At present (2:15pm) there are just 58 seats available out of about 1500. Have we already sold over 1400 in the upper tier? No, I doubt it very much. This is one of the reasons why I haven't renewed my season tickets for next season. The choice was so limited in terms of relocating from S25 and yet I know that at the start of next season there will be swathes of seats in places that I would like to sit but that weren't available to select. The Bristol Sport ticketing site needs to show "unavailable" rather than marking everything that can't be selected as "sold". It's misleading.
  11. Whether you think it's effective or not, the video shows there were 30 passes! My point is that Tomlin would have lost possession if he had been part of the previous 29.
  12. It's not his energy and movement that has troubled me during the games I've seen him play. Earlier in the season he was trying too hard at times - picking the ball from defenders and attempting to beat every player on the pitch. My issue (that was evident in his brief cameo against QPR) is that he loses possession more often that not. I applaud players prepared to take on their man but sometimes a quick, simple pass is the better option. He doesn't seem to have that judgment. In support of @Port Said Red's comment above, we wouldn't have kept the ball for 30 passes for the goal at Blackburn with Tomlin in the mix. It's a shame it hasn't worked out but we're generally a better team without him.
  13. I've just done a quick count up of the available seats for Birmingham and there are only 473 left (online). Apart from block E34 in the Dolman, a good number of those available are single seats or in the front rows. With Birmingham already selling out their allocation, this means we must be over the 20,000 mark already. I wonder how many people are not buying tickets because their choice is already restricted? I appreciate there are logistical and commercial issues but I would like to see the upper tier of the Landsdown open for this match. Surely the club should be pushing this game as the end of season finale?
  14. Forest fans almost certain it will be their team after recent pathetic performances. It looks like Blackburn still have some fight in them and Birmingham will probably get a bounce now Zola has shipped out.
  15. We struck gold with Kodjia and Abraham. Unfortunately there's no guarantee we're going to sign a 20+ goals per season striker every summer. After paying medium money for Tomlin, I don't think we'll be shelling out £10M for a proven Championship striker.