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  1. Games on Christmas eve (Merged)

    Tbf the Holy Spirit was looked upon as the Peter Andre of his day.
  2. Games on Christmas eve (Merged)

    I feel really sorry for Scrooge. After all, he became a reformed character and nobody, thereafter, celebrated Xmas with as much bonhomie as Ebenezer. Little Tim became better thanks to the generous benefaction of that bloke. Yet everyone still quotes him in terms of being a misery guts at Xmas and being tight with his wad. It's rather like if Steve Lansdown refused to buy a round of drinks 40 years ago then subsequently built a new stadium for Bristol City and spent mega millions on players etc and his name just being synonymous with being a miserable tightwad.
  3. Games on Christmas eve (Merged)

    Are people forgetting the meaning of Xmas? Have people lost touch with the spirit of that first Xmas 2000 years ago? Let me remind you then. There was a local derby being played between Bethlehem and Nazareth that night. That's why there was no room at any Inn in town and Mary and Joseph had to decamp in a stable...they wouldn't have even had that available had Cardiff been the visitors! Doesn't anyone remember about the three wise men drawn to the match by following the illumination of the floodlights? So well done Sky, bring it on. Make Sir Rupert Lord Sir Rupert.
  4. I'm bored

    You all think you're bored?? My cousin is spending today shopping in Birmingham. Now that is Bull Ring!!!!!
  5. Rovers at Ashton Gate

    I recall around that time that City bought Trevor Morgan from them and Bobby Gould put it in the deal that City would give over Ashton Gate for the day to Rovers to stage Rovers home game against us as obviously Rovers would make about double the money on that fixture compared to staging it at Twerton. Both clubs agreed but the league forbade it citing that City would have an unfair advantage over all the other Div 3 teams by playing one extra home match, and thus, one less away than the other clubs.
  6. Radio Bristol

    You beat me to it!
  7. Radio Bristol

    Yes.... that's when he looked most like an England manager!!!!
  8. How big a part does psychology play in sport ?

    At the weigh in for the Clay/Liston first fight at Miami Beach in Feb 64, Clay(as he was known at the time) acted like a madman. He even had to have medical assessment as a result of his antics and there were even calls to cancel the fight. Clay reckoned by acting that way he really got into Liston's head. Sonny was afraid of no man. But as Clay figured that everyone is afraid of a madman and Liston didn't appear to be an exception. Liston knew he could intimidate sane opponents...you wouldn't be sane if he didn't intimidate you! But all of a sudden this self assurance left him as he realised he couldn't necessarily intimidate a lunatic, and indeed he was actually intimidated by a lunatic.
  9. I meant to write near the foot of Div 3.
  10. For those of you who weren't around at the time I will tell a joke that just about summed up our rapid decline. For those who were around at the time, forgive me for repeating it here. Just to provide some background information, the Conference was called the Alliance in those days. The joke was told not long before the 1982 biz, when we were struggling at the foot of DIv 3, having been relegated the season prior from Div 2 and the season before that from Div 1. Clive Whitehead was walking through town one day when someone knocked him over the head. He slumped to the ground unconscious. Some passers by carried him into the nearby Alliance Building Society. When Whitehead eventually came round he asked where he was. 'You're in the Alliance,' came the reply. 'Jeez, what happened to Division Four!' Whitehead responded.
  11. Dolman PA (Merged)

    We did actually, her name was Dame Clara Butt.
  12. Dolman PA (Merged)

    It means time and a half all the time.
  13. Dolman PA (Merged)

    Don't go making overtures about it.
  14. Dolman PA (Merged)

    There is a rumour that he did but because he said it over the PA system nobody knows. I keep seeing this referred to as a problem in the Dolman. Since the redevelopment I haven't been in the Dolman, I've been in the South Stand and the Lansdown and not once have I been able to decipher what is being said. In a previous post I actually asked if anyone in the ground could hear it clearly, not one person replied to say that they did. It is just an annoying noise at present. With what is happening in North Korea we wouldn't know if some nuclear missiles were heading our way. If there was an announcement to this effect on say 30 minutes, nobody would be any the wiser. Some of you would say that you would rather not know anyway. But it doesn't help the game management as if LJ could hear the announcement he would then know he could throw his three subs on early.
  15. Pitch Invader

    Yes, but that was because a goal for West Ham resulted from his free-kick.