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  1. How do we beat Manchester?

    Who is to say that without the goal O'Dowda scored against Palace he wouldn't have had the blistering form he had the last month? Or the games Taylor, Magnússon and Djuric had earlier in the competition allowed them to be more fit when our injury crisis began to hit? All ifs/buts/maybes. You cannot say that 5 wins, a draw and a loss shows we have become distracted by a big cup game. If you think that isn't a good return and is the result of a distracted side, then you have a far superior opinion of our squad than myself and many others; and one so superior that we should be able to compete on multiple fronts if we are that good. History differs depending on stats. Man United in 98/99 won the treble. The two cup runs didn't affect their league position. Arsenal have won many a double. Chelsea too. We won the double 3 years ago if you remember; in a season with many a cup game and many a league game. It's all down to context and viewpoint.
  2. How do we beat Manchester?

    Don't see how you can say this. Since the draw was made, we've beaten Sunderland, Fulham and Hull away from home; beaten promotion rivals Cardiff and Middlesbrough at home, and nicked a point away at a very good Sheffield Wednesday side. Our only blip was against Preston. Not been a distraction at all if you ask me. A chance for the players to play against a team we hope to have two fixtures against next season, and a reward to all the fans that have wanted a big cup tie down the years. Another chance to showcase us as a club to potential signings if we put on a good performance, and a chance to get £1m+ which would in theory pay the wages of a £20k a week player for a year to help towards a push for promotion. Mental how fans manage to see the negative in an opportunity like this.
  3. seems a bit harsh!

    Interestingly, this wasn't something that happened last season. Twice an exiled friend of mine forgot his ST and realised en route, and got a replacement printed for free after phoning up and giving his name, postcode etc. Maybe it was happening too regularly so the club slapped a fee on. Fair enough tbh.
  4. One Stream in Bristol

    Yep, seconded/thirded/fourthed etc. by me. As someone that listens to the best part of 2 hours of podcasts a day on my walk to/from work, I'm used to hearing my fair share of very good, and very bad. This is definitely edging further and further into the bracket of the former, and not just because it's made by well informed and football-minded fans. Top top work for what I assume is a miniscule budget.
  5. Preston attendance? 16,500+

    I can kinda see why it's quite low. Being one of those that already qualified for my Manchester ticket, and having just been to Wednesday away, I can't really justify a third £30+ ticket to buy in 4 days, so gonna have to give it a miss. Shame coz I love a night game and a lot of the in-laws are Preston-ites. Hey ho. Needs must.
  6. Sheffield Wednesday away (Merged)

    I'm on the 7.45am train and going straight to film a music video overnight after the game for a band I know up there. Could be a long 24 hours that'll hopefully be eased by 3 points.
  7. 15300

    Depends how you look at it. With my membership, I already save £6 a game (by printing e-tickets), and have been to 9 of 11 home matches this season (including the £10 bring a mate scheme for Derby which saved me even more). Unfortunately, I don't have the funds to hand - especially at this time of year - to invest in a half ST, especially as I don't know what my availability will be like and what expendable cash I have. As much as I'd love to. Also, I have a few friends and a partner who come intermittently, and me getting a half ST on my own would make it more hassle to get seats together on the occasions we do go together. I was a season ticket holder for nearly 10 seasons previously, but due to other commitments and living in Nottingham for a bit, chose to cancel and head to more away games under the pretence that I'd go when I was free and could afford it. If all goes to plan, I'll go to as many of the remaining games this season as I have already, but personally, would much rather the freedom of being able to go if and when time/money affords me to, and be able to go with others who may choose not to get a ST themselves. Everyone's situation differs massively; there are pros and cons to every situation. Branding someone a complete mug because they don't subscribe to the same thought process as others seems a bit strong.
  8. We will win the next 3 games.

    My City away record is pretty terrible. Not seen us win in a long time, always manage to pick the wrong games. First away game this season... Sheff Wednesday. Therefore, 6 points from these 3, with a loss at Hillsborough. I'm sorry.
  9. Penalty Shoot Out

    Reid, Brownhill, Bryan, Pato, Pack in that order for me.
  10. Sheffield Wednesday away (Merged)

    First time at Hillsborough and can't wait. YOU REDS
  11. OSIB Episode #3 - No end Product

    My reference to the features was generally just a little bit about relating it to other current successful podcasts. And also something that you may end up developing more of yourself, rather than something I expect more of. As I said, if you didn't change anything I don't think it'd be a bad thing. Keep it up. Looking forward to Sunday's and hopefully a review of the 6 points one half of the OSIB team predicted...
  12. Fulham Odds

    Strangely I backed the exact same treble but BTS and win. 111.5/1 - lovely little bet I thought.
  13. OSIB Episode #3 - No end Product

    Thoroughly enjoying this lads. I'm a big podcast fan. With an 2 hours of walking to fill to/from work every day, I quickly plough through them. I'm pretty picky when it comes to my sport ones, and although I'm biased of course, this is one of few that I listen to (alongside a lot of crime/social commentary/film pods). I agree in part with BCFC Richard's points, but I'm not sure you necessarily need a little 'Upcoming this week'. I think you'd struggle to go wrong from listening to the Football Ramble podcast (not sure if you guys do?) but their style is dead on the money in my opinion. A nice mixture of chilled and well informed - which you guys have nailed down already, might I add - but then they have a bit of an increase in production value - which is natural considering the years they've been doing it and the contacts they have within the radio industry. A little music intro/outro would be cool and a brief introduction to yourselves, something to keep it feeling like 'the norm', and then just keep rolling as you are and you'll continue to find your feet. You'll slowly come up with more regular features (the away fans is a good one; if you're gonna do predictions you could always do a little points competition between the two of you and the guests, to see who comes up trumps at the end of the season - Joe, Stan or Guests). Just a few little things that break it all up. But having said all that, if you kept it as it was and just continued to naturally improve from feeling more comfortable behind the mic and getting into a routine then I'd be well chuffed. It's a good listen and nice to have it from the fans for the fans. As has been said, huge improvement in just a few weeks. Excited to listen to more. Keep it up.
  14. City vs Manchester - Dustbin Thread (merged)

    That was my initial point. Somebody said it was against the law (sorry, forget who and can't be ar$ed to look back), and I mentioned it was interesting as I know a fair few fans bought tickets in Coventry end when we won the league; but nobody mentioned it then and the club turned a very lenient eye to it if it is lawbreaking.
  15. Interestingly, they haven't led at home in that time either.
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