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  1. Leeds Utd Sat 21st Oct

    It looks more like they release the blocks in batches from the front backwards Though does seem odd they would open a new block if under half the seats were un-sold
  2. Sportsline BCFC Coverage - Made in Bristol TV

    Hi @Made in Bristol TV Not sure if you saw this thread
  3. Diving

    Carlisle United's Shaun Miller is the first player to be charged by the Football Association since simulation laws were introduced in May. Miller, 30, is charged with "successful deception of a match official", after an alleged "clear act of simulation" against Wycombe on Tuesday. Should the charge be accepted or proven, the striker would face a two-match suspension. Miller has until 18:00 BST on Thursday, 19 October to appeal. The charge from the FA reads: "Incidents which suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation are referred to a panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player. "Each panel member will be asked to review all available video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it was an offence of 'successful deception of a match official'. "Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would the FA issue a charge." Carlisle were awarded a penalty in the first half of Tuesday's League Two game when former Crewe and Morecambe striker Miller went down under a challenge by Wycombe defender Dan Scarr in the area. The spot-kick was scored and the match ended in a 3-3 draw. Carlisle say they are "currently reviewing the evidence pending a decision on an appeal." What are the new laws? The FA defines the offence for which players will be punished as "successful deception of a match official". Only incidents that result in a player winning a penalty or lead to an opponent being sent off - through either a straight red card or two yellow cards - will be punished. The FA says it will act "where there is clear and overwhelming evidence to suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation, and as a direct result, the offending player's team has been awarded a penalty and/or an opposing player has been dismissed". Such bans have been utilised in Scottish football since 2011.
  4. Sportsline BCFC Coverage - Made in Bristol TV

    Personally speaking was disappointed the old sports show was replaced. Also love the idea of a local TV station, but a shame it is not in HD
  5. Leeds Utd Sat 21st Oct

    No offence @bristolcitysweden but if there is demand they will sell this are rather than have a flag there
  6. Leeds Utd Sat 21st Oct

    Just looked Only 42 in the Dolman South Stand showing Sold Out Only 31 in the Lansdown Lower Bit of a guess what has been released for sale in the top tier - am curious why W1 / W2 show as "Sold Out", surely a better phrase would be "Not currently on Sale" ?
  7. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Surely that head has been photo shopped onto that picture?
  8. So Far So Good

    Maybe one game a year ago, but the point I was making it was in this period that we had our horrendous run of results
  9. Marvin Rees plans to knock down Cumberland Basin and rename it ‘Western Harbour’ He wants to demolish Plimsoll Swing Bridge and build a new crossing closer to the Suspension Bridge The “ugly road network” across the Cumberland Basin is to be knocked down and turned in to a housing development called ‘Western Harbour’, Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees has announced. The shock scheme was revealed during Mr Rees’ ‘State of the City Address’ on Wednesday, October 18 (you can read it in full here) which laid out the Bristol Mayor’s vision for the future of the city. The 45-year-old set out his plan while discussing Bristol’s continuing struggle with housing stock. While there was little detail, it appears Mr Rees has a self-confessed “ambition plan” to tear down the Brunel Way road network and Plimsoll Swing Bridge. In its place he hopes to develop housing on the west of Spike Island and on “both sides of the Avon”. He did not elaborate on where this land might be, but it is possible homes might be built at the top end of Greville Smyth Park and on the allotments which sit under Brunel Way. To ensure traffic can still travel between the western and northern parts of the city, the Bristol Mayor is proposing to build a new road crossing to replace the swing bridge further up river and closer to the Suspension Bridge. He hinted the whole development may be renamed 'Western Harbour'. Mr Rees said: “We are putting together a proposal that will tear down the old, ugly road network across the western end of the harbour, build a new bridge across the river at a lower point and develop the available land on both sides of the Avon, bringing more affordable housing to the city centre, extending the harbour as a residential area to the west. “We may even rename the Cumberland Basin, the Western Harbour. I hope to unveil these plans soon.”
  10. Full list of winners at the 2017 Bristol Post Sports Awards: Sports personality of the year: Simran Kaur Footballer of the year: Dhani Golding (Bristol Telephones) Amateur coach of the year: Lee Lashenko (Bristol Manor Farm) Professional coach of the year: Darrell Clarke (Bristol Rovers) Community club of the year: Longwell Green Junior Football Club. Cricketer of the year: George Ford (Winterbourne CC) Disability sports performer of the year: Simran Kaur Female sports personality of the year: Alex Danson (Clifton Robinsons) Junior team of the year: Winscombe Warriors Girls Rugby Senior team of the year: Bristol Manor Farm FC Male sports personality of the year: Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) Outstanding services to sport: Alan Thompson (boxing)
  11. Noticed last night that Reid got the top award for 2017 Always find it a bit odd how they can announce this after 10 months of a year, where he's only really been really outstanding for about 2 months of that 10
  12. So Far So Good

    Still not getting ahead of myself - this stage last season we were flying too! Now we need to press on and improve on those results
  13. Eni Aluko / Mark Sampson (Merged)

    After four hours of questioning, Eniola Aluko and the Football Association were released from a parliamentary inquiry on Wednesday - one vindicated, the other implicated. Minutes before the hearing started, the FA issued a public apology to Chelsea striker Aluko and team-mate Drew Spence in light of new evidence surrounding race remarks made by ex-England boss Mark Sampson. Here's what happened over the following 240 minutes as Aluko, team-mate Lianne Sanderson and senior figures at the FA faced the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee: 1. Black actors and fake accent claims In a 17-page report sent to the committee, Aluko said she understood a black actor was hired to act out bad behaviour for a role-playing exercise to teach players about "Lioness standards". "I know that some England players were uncomfortable with this demonstration, because they believed the actress was perpetrating a negative and unfair perception of me," said Aluko. The Nigeria-born striker also accused England goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall, appointed in 2014, of speaking to her in a fake Caribbean accent. "I don't think he meant it maliciously," she said. "He may not have been aware of how annoying it got. "I'm not Caribbean, I'm of African descent. I thought it was another example of an ignorant mindset and behaviour towards me." 2. 'Bordering on blackmail' Aluko has 102 England caps but has not added to these since making her allegations as part of an FA inquiry into its management culture in 2016. The 30-year-old reached a settlement of about £80,000 with the FA following her grievance claim - which the FA said was to avoid the threat of an employment tribunal disrupting the squad's preparations for Euro 2017. She confirmed this payment was set to be paid in two instalments, but the second one had been withheld by the FA. "Martin Glenn [FA chief executive] said if I wrote a statement saying the FA were not institutionally racist he would release the second tranche of the money. I felt that was bordering on blackmail." Glenn then denied asking Aluko to do this. And when pushed over whether the FA would be making the final payment, he added: "We'll reflect on it." 3. Clarke's PFA criticism and 'fluff' FA Chairman Greg Clarke criticised the Professional Footballers' Association, saying he had a "fundamental problem" with the governance at the top. He said: "The PFA spends millions of pounds a year on the CEO's salary and pension and they are walking away from alcoholics, from addicted gamblers. I will never look up to their governance, though I respect their people." The PFA denied that claim, with chief executive Gordon Taylor calling it "classic diversionary tactics". "It's false and untrue," he said. "We've never turned anybody away, whether with problems of abuse, gambling or addiction. Why on earth couldn't he raise it with me?" Later in the inquiry, Clarke was then criticised for referring to institutional racism as "fluff". He quickly apologised after being chastised by the committee. "The fact you describe it as fluff speaks volumes," said Julie Elliott MP. "Language matters." 4. The apology Glenn issued the initial apology to Aluko and Spence on behalf of the FA at the beginning of his statement in front of MPs. When pressed on whether the FA had failed in their duty of care, he said: "There have clearly been failings. I wouldn't want to then say the organisation is failing. Clearly in this situation there have been failings. "We have 900 members of staff. On balance I think we do a good job." But Clarke was more resolute, adding: "That is a fundamental breach of our duty of care for that person and I feel very bad about that." Glenn said that Sampson, who was paid nine months' salary on his departure, may proceed with a wrongful dismissal claim. Sampson was sacked in September following evidence of "inappropriate and unacceptable" behaviour with female players in a previous role. Glenn and human resources director Rachel Brace confirmed the 35-year-old had received a "payment related to his contract" - nine months' salary. But Glenn added: "We've been informed by his (Mark Sampson's) solicitor that he's considering filing a claim for wrongful dismissal." 5. 'Dragged through the mud' - reaction As Aluko, Lianne Sanderson and the FA bosses gave their evidence, celebrities reacted on social media. Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker said: "Damning and damaging for FA with total vindication of Eniola Aluko." In a series of tweets, grime artist Stormzy said: "After all you put the girl through it turns out she was telling the truth. "Dragged her name through the mud and tarnished her and then anyone who came to her defence was demonised as well." Following the FA apology, Aluko and Spence's Chelsea and England team-mate Claire Rafferty said: "Privilege is invisible to those who have it. #integrity."
  14. Eni Aluko / Mark Sampson (Merged)

    Have to say what started out seemingly like it was Aluko just stirring things up, it has made the FA to look at right bunch of crooks They will do well to hold onto their jobs after this (though find it amusing an MP is questioning their honesty)
  15. friendship cup from the late 1960's any info? please.

    @Never to the dark side some information on a previous thread