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ChippenhamRed last won the day on January 28

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  1. Would love us to be able to relegate them on the final day. It would give what might otherwise be a bit of an exhibition match a proper edge, without anything really at stake for us - ideal!
  2. www.justpark.com is your solution!
  3. I voted the third option, although I still have my reservations. But on balance I now think the benefits of continuity and a coach who knows the squad intimately now outweigh the benefits of yet another change with no guarantees that a new manager would do any better. Johnson will have learnt a lot this season. Those who continue to claim he is "clueless", "out of his depth" and the like appear to base their opinion solely on the very poor spell in the middle of the season whilst completely ignoring his capable management at the end of last season, the beginning of this, and this late part of the season. LJ has a win % at this level as good as any recent manager - even his Dad - which would appear to be an inconvenient truth for some. Following yesterday's win, he now has more wins than defeats overall. He has underachieved this season, but if we finish 17th that's not a million miles from the midtable finish most of us predicted. I'm also willing to give SL credit for sticking with him when most of us would have got rid (myself included). That decision now appears vindicated for this season at least, with recent form that we would have been lauding had the new man we wanted achieved it. Is he the long term solution to lead a play off push? Doubtful to say the least. But I'd stick for now.
  4. Fair enough. You would think the parent club would always prevent it as part of the deal, strange that they wouldn't.
  5. Impossible not to love him. Still suspect his cult status and goals perhaps mean he gets away with a little more than other players do, but nonetheless still rightly one of the first names on the team sheet. His bullet header yesterday will surely go down as one of the greatest moments in a season without many contenders!
  6. Whilst that is true, would it kill you to acknowledge the impressive growth in attendances this season inspite of poor performances, in a city that has never really been a football "hotbed"?
  7. A loan player is never allowed to play against their parent club are they? Doesn't that go without saying?
  8. So you wouldn't have paid £300k for him then?
  9. Remember what we've payed for him. £300k. That means that one Tammy buys you about 50 Taylors. At that price, he doesn't have to be Messi to be considered a good signing. If he adds anything to the squad at all then the purchase is justified. I thought he was excellent yesterday and would easily justify a much higher fee in the current market. So certainly not a "poor signing", which is clearly nonsense.
  10. Pound for pound, Taylor must be one of the best value purchases in the Championship this season. I thought he was excellent yesterday - he didn't look out of place in the Championship. If Tammy is worth, what, £15m (?) then relatively speaking Taylor looked like a £3-4m player. Forgotting the Rovers aspect, an outstanding bit of business from the club.
  11. Another point on attendances; it appears the club have pitched ticket prices about right, at least in terms of revenue-generation. I still think £41 top-price ticket in the Lansdown is too much, as are tickets in general, but to achieve an average of 19k, after such a poor season, is terrific. I'm not convinced the average would have been significantly higher had prices been a bit cheaper; our largest attendances this season (Villa, Newcastle) were due to the opposition, not the ticket price. The Blackburn ticket offer increased the gate but did not have a drastic impact on the attendance (21.5k). Just imagine what the attendances might have been like at this point of the season if we were in the play off hunt. It's the current fashion to bash the club for anything and everything off the pitch, but in terms of growing attendances and increasing the fanbase, they are clearly doing something right.
  12. Not necessarily "fairweather", maybe just people who can't commit the time or money to go every week but will prioritise an important match. The top tier being opened indicates that the Birmingham game is already guaranteed to be well over 20k.
  13. He's probably referring to the good work LJ did in the last few months of last season.
  14. I know, it wasn't really a serious point.
  15. Interesting point about the goal difference. If we get smashed 5-0 at Brighton and Blackburn win, say, 3-0 at home to Villa, the goal difference would be wiped out on the final day if Blackburn won again and we lost to Birmingham. Not to put a dampener on a good day!