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ChippenhamRed last won the day on January 28

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  1. BBC wages!

    Don't understand this obsession with "it's public money so we need to know". Why do we? When we pay our TV licence we are paying for a service; namely TV and radio programming, online content, catch up, sport, news and weather. As long as we are satisfied with the output, why do we need to know how the funds are distributed to get us there? Someone will have to show me a Sky TV package that includes all of the above - including FA Cup, 6 Nations, Prem highlights, Olympics, Wimbledon, World Cup, Euros, Rugby World Cup, Test Match Special and The Open golf - without any advertising - for £12 a month. In comparison with any commercial TV company, the BBC is quite clearly outstanding value for money so I have no idea what this grotty little affair achieves other than to make the BBC less able to function. Oh, and for those working in the private sector (like me) - do your shareholders know what you earn?
  2. The new training kit (Merged again)

    Quite the charmer aren't you. Must have taken you a while to work through all 6000 posts.
  3. The new training kit (Merged again)

    I can't let this be the last word. As others have managed to grasp, the training top debacle is simply a symptom of a bigger issue - namely, the club's dubious ability to make sound commercial decisions that present the club in the most favourable light. Oh and well done on insulting the entire forum. Actually, there are some very sensible voices on here that the club would do well to listen to. Seriously, get a life and if you don't like the topic of conversation, don't comment on it.
  4. 60 Quid to ship a shirt to the US.

    The club really don't help themselves sometimes do they.
  5. Teflon Lee

    All signings are a gamble. A player who has done well in the Championship previously is not guaranteed to do well again. Was Kodjia "Championship proven" when he arrived here? Was he not "quality"? Was Tammy "Championship proven" when he arrived here? Was he not "quality"? A good footballer is a good footballer regardless of what league he has played in previously. The club's recent track record of signing strikers is excellent; a virtually unknown player from France who scored plenty and was sold on at huge profit, and an England U21 who banged them in all year and didn't cost us a penny in transfer fees. Before dismissing the new arrivals as "no quality", perhaps give them a chance. Although of course I do realise that you an infamous on here for not giving anyone a chance, so maybe I'm asking too much.
  6. The new training kit (Merged again)

    Wasn't entirely sure how to respond to this but I'll give it a go. I don't particularly like the tone, it doesn't address all of my questions head on, and I didn't like the comment "passion for said garments", which sounds like a thinly-veiled p*ss take to me. It is not really about the training tops per-se. It's about having good decision makers employed at the club that make sensible choices to enable to club to be presented in the best possible light. From a marketing point of view, we are up against Premier League clubs and if we want to attract new support - particularly young support - we need to get these things right. Can you imagine Chelsea or Man Utd launching a training wear range like that? No, you don't have to buy it, but whenever you see our players on Twitter, Facebook or elsewhere on a non-match day, this is what they will be wearing. There are two issues here:- 1. Why did the club get this so blatantly wrong in the first place, and how did it make it all the way through consultation without someone pointing out what was obvious to pretty much every single fan? 2. Why, having seen the reaction, did the club plough on regardless? Adam has suggested fan engagement on training wear design in future. I don't actually think that should be necessary and that would appear OTT. If you put sensible people in place to make sensible decisions, we should be able to trust the club to produce good quality merchandise (not only clothing) that looks good, makes the club look good, and people want to buy. That said, when the reaction is so clearly bad, the club should listen. But it should be possible to avoid such negative reaction in the first place. I do not have a "passion for garments". I have a passion for Bristol City and want to see it represented in the best possible way, not in a way that makes us look childish and amateur - which is quite literally what we look like in this instance. As a side note, I fully support FAN meetings but I am unlikely to be able to commit further time to the club for this. I'm not even a season ticket holder because I can't commit the time. Fan consultation is clearly a good thing, but as I said above it should be possible to get some decisions right without it.
  7. Wimbledon

    I think the simple point I was making about Nadal was that it would be silly to entirely discount a fit and in-form player who has won Wimbledon twice before, irrespective of the surface.
  8. Teflon Lee

    Conveniently ignoring the well constructed arguments against your claims of "dismantling" the promotion squad I see. I didn't see much "happy clapping" when we were at our lowest ebb last year. As for "another lacklustre performance", could it be that you might just be focussing on the mid part of the season and ignoring the rest, most notably our strong finish? In short; utter drivel. Tip: avoiding phrases like "Little Lee" might give you a better chance of being taken seriously.
  9. Teflon Lee

    I don't necessarily agree with the claim but assuming attendance equates to support for the manager is a pretty weak argument to say the least.
  10. Teflon Lee

    I'm not certain if you're joking or not. I'll assume you're not and point out that a squad largely unchanged from the promotion side was 23rd when LJ arrived.
  11. Teflon Lee

    It is utter nonsense to suggest that he would still be here if we were to be relegated.
  12. Teflon Lee

    You do realise that a League One promotion squad does not equate to a Championship promotion squad don't you?
  13. Villa game live on sky

    Is Miss Michael McIntyre the same as Princess Michael of Kent?
  14. The new training kit (Merged again)

    So @AdamB I see you have released the training gear today. A few questions.... 1. How does such a blatantly terrible design make it onto the shelves? 2. When fan feedback is so obviously terrible, why not have a rethink before releasing a design that is clearly not going to sell well - surely the whole point of the exercise from a commercial point of view at least? 3. In anticipation to the answer to the second question, why not canvass fan opinion before committing to a large order that might actually end up costing the club money? 4. Will the club at least acknowledge the poor feedback and endeavour to ensure something more sensible is released in future? 5. Do fan opinions actually matter when it comes to merchandise that you expect and want fans to buy? I realise this might be somewhat of an overreaction to a training kit, but it does seem to be symptomatic of some horrendously amateur decision making from the club - a broader issue perhaps. Look forward to your answers.
  15. Why do we have fans like this?

    This thread reminds me why I've been taking a break from the forum. Think I'll come back when there's actually something worthwhile to talk about - and some decent debate.