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JamesBCFC last won the day on March 17

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  1. what will our accounts look like this year?

    Could it not be an amount that includes money that won't be spent on wages because of that sale? Not sure I've phrased that well.
  2. Why isn’t there a Bristol City app?

    Only thing I could really think is that an app would (in theory) be designed for mobile devices and thus optimised for them. While much better than before I'm not wild on the mobile site as it is now.
  3. Loan watch.

    Under the current loan system it would have to be a non league side wouldn't it?
  4. How much is our squad worth?

    I bought a top up earlier, so credit should be fine.
  5. Eliasson

    Breath. Don't. Your. Hold. Rearrange those words to find my advice when it comes to expecting a thought out response to your query.
  6. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    They're asking about Manor Farm aren't they? They do have the better stadium after all.
  7. Wind up merchants on here

    That's what you think
  8. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    They have a bit of a rivalry with Barnet from their non-league days too.
  9. Eros Pisano......

    I didn't say he wasn't scoring more. I was pointing out the use of constant. Flints goal rates are not a constant and are highly variable. Most seasons he scores slightly more than other CBs might, with one noticeable outlier. Koscielny was an example of a CB who has a fairly consistent rate of goals per season, while Otamendi was an example of another like Flint, but less extreme. With Otamendi it is generally few goals (0-2) with the occasional season where he gets a notable amount more (7). With Flint it is more 3-6 with the occasional season where he gets more (one season of 16, 7 so far this time)
  10. Eros Pisano......

    His goal scoring isn't a constant though. 3 seasons at Swindon- 0, 3 and 3. While with us- 3, 16, 6, 5 and 7 so far this season. The League 1 title season sticks out like a sore thumb there. 3-5 goals in a season, by a CB who plays almost every game isn't that uncommon. Not the norm granted, but not particularly unusual, especially seeing as we specifically target him from set pieces. As an example, Koscielny at Arsenal over the same time frame 3, 3, 4, 3, 3, 4, 2, 2. That is a constant. You know over the course of the season you are likely to get about 3 goals from him. Otamendi over the same time 6, 2, 1, 1, 7, 1, 1, 5. Not a constant. We know it is likely Flint will get some goals, but the number people expect is inflated by the League 1 season. If you think Flint is undervalued then I'm not sure you have been reading OTIB. He is by far the most overvalued player we currently have by people on here.
  11. Academy success

    Possibly not if Golbourne was playing.
  12. Eros Pisano......

    Surely you realise a player can carry out an attacking threat without providing the direct assist?
  13. Lloyd Kelly

    This is OTIB, there will be at least 5 people on here who say "he's not good enough" off the back of a poor performance in the next 12 months.
  14. Lloyd Kelly

    So Bryan, Reid, Vyner and Kelly isn't enough over the last few years. Morrell, and Dowling have both made appearances as academy products. But the worst part of that comment is not realising that academy changes obviously won't happen overnight. If you change the education system at secondary school level, the only thing that can reliably suggest the changes have made an impact is the results of those who spent the full 5 years under it. If you make the change and one year later you have better results then nothing is shown, as those kids would have spent most of their education under the old system. A similar thought should apply here. We only really started investing in the academy in the last few years, so the full benefits aren't going to be immediate. Then you have to realise you could have someone who appears to have all the talent in the world, but if they don't apply themselves or have a bad attitude, they won't make it. Investing into the academy won't change that one iota. Finally, by investing and securing Category 2 status, we have a better chance of stopping our best prospects being poached by clubs. As before we couldn't stop a Cat 2 club nicking them. We can now, but can't stop Cat 1 clubs. IIRC we are ultimately trying to get Cat 1 status, protecting our assets further. Not every player will make it, but let's say Kelly does (not unrealistic). That means we have a ready made replacement for Bryan, a player that should he leave, will not go for an insubstantial amount. That alone has just saved us a few million in transfer fees looking for the replacement. Similarly, should Vyner continue his progression, he could well become a first choice CB of ours.