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gl1 last won the day on October 24 2015

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  1. Crowd noise

    Sorry, it’s a no from me. Amplified crowd affects up there with goal celebration music
  2. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    2 million vi 2 million views yes, but how many have been locked out?
  3. I go to AG with my other half, he is also a season ticket holder. We don’t, as I see SOME straight couples do, show forms of affection to each other whilst there. Would I disclose my sexuality there? Good question, and the answer is probably not, not out of fear or shame, it just doesn’t seem appropriate. By the same token I don’t think I would disclose my political leanings, my remain vote at Brexit or my views on Trump if a supporter started shouting homophobic things (and I mean vitriolic hate chants, not the chants aimed at Brighton fans) I probably would disclose my sexuality to him in a quiet 121 way I tell people I am gay if I work with them, my friends, family, and those people who have become friends, like guys I have met and become friends with at the gym etc. On a side note I have never had a bad reaction from people I have told at the gym, even though we’ve been in the changing rooms together countless of times. For me it’s about a long term honesty, it’s hard to keep up secret if I see someone as a friend. I don’t out myself in ththe supermarket queue, or to th barista in Costa “full fat cappuccino please, oh and a choloclate muffin please. By the way, I’m gay you know” i don’t have a problem with people being out and proud, it’s just not for me.
  4. I knew I was “different”by the time I was 8or 9, certainly junior school, but didn’t know I was actually gay until 13 or 14.i grew up in a time of less tolerance than we have these days (down to the lack of education?) so became introverted and tried to hide these feelings. The only obviously gay men of that time were Boy George, Larry Grayson, and Mark Almond and I didn’t really identify with the effeminate nature of their personas. I made a stupid attempt at telling a classmate I fancied men, he told everyone else and overnight I became the class pariah, frequently verbally and physically attacked and worse of all shunned from my group of friends. Only when I left school could I ‘start again’ at work, playing up to a fictious straight me. Through my late teens I tried to be straight, forcing myself to date and fail with some very bewildered young ladies who had no idea what was going on. I suffered from anxiety and self worth eroded over time to a point I’m sure I would have been considered depressed in today’s society. To cut to today I am a very happily married man to my husband and partner of 16 years, and live out with friends and colleagues. I don’t tell people I am gay to do “look at me, look at me”as some here have suggested, it’s merely to let them know and save them from the embarrassment of the “your wife, kids”comments I get. It’s not attention seeking, or trying to thrust my sexuality down peoples throats, again, as some have suggested on here. It’s just I don’t look or act gay, I don’t conform to gay stereotypes in dress and appearance, accent, hobbies or likes. In every way other than finding other men attractive I appear to conform to a heterosexual male identity, and for this reason and this reason alone I tell people I work with, and become friends with. And no, it’s not a sweeping grand announcement, I just drop it onto to conversation “did you watch the England match last night? Wasn’t it boring, even my partner dropped off and he usually loves watching it” - see what I did there? Back on topic though, what do I think about rainbow corner flags? It’s not going to make an iota of difference to anything. I’m not sure it’s going to help any gay players come out (there must be a few, surely). It would be great if it wasn’t an issue, but for some reason it is, we have openly gay rugby players, cricketers, actors, politicians, singers, and authors, but all footballers from grass roots to Seria A are straight? It causes debate on platforms such as this, and that’s great, and will keep nudging the debate in the right direction until a point it won’t matter what you are on or off the pitch. I’m not going to hold my breath though...
  5. Yeah, but 45,385 locked out.
  6. Card Failed For Utd - IMPORTANT

    To be honest I would trade league wins up to the Utd game, then a plucky lose. If we stay strong in the league there is a chance we will be playing Utd twice next season...
  7. As he can’t make it, let’s hope the club breaks it’s own policies just this once and refunds this ticket, then resell to someone else. If the person who did this eBay Post is reading this, you sir / madam are despicable.
  8. Card Failed For Utd - IMPORTANT

    Feels great don’t it?
  9. Retro style

    I quite like Rovers new kit as well...
  10. Card Failed For Utd - IMPORTANT

    I got mine in under 3 mins...and I’m on safari as well
  11. Could I ask all the Man U fans who are planning to get a ticket in the home ends to buy a ticket for the atyeo stand please? You'll be nearer your kin (and probably the closest you've ever been to old Trafford as well) ta
  12. Industrial estate away fans

    Are Man U fans in the home end going to celebrate wildly with fist pumping at City fans, and giving it the big ‘un? Let’s face it, for us it’s a huge, huge game, for a dedicated Man U fan, a goal against ‘lowly’ Bristol City is hardly going to get a wild inhibited celebration. During th game or walking back to their cars after Should there be opposition fans in our end, I would hope they would remain respectful to where they are and who they are surrounded by. A Crystal Palace fan was sat in front of me with his bcfc supporting friend. He celebrated their opener by clapping whilst remaining seated. Only this action and his ‘cor blimey guvnor’ accent gave him away. There was no trouble and he was quite happy to chat with fans around him. He did leave as the 4th goal went in though. fingers crossed that things pass peacefully in December. There will be Man U fans dotted around all 3 home stands let’s just not rise to it, if they celebrate too wildly or start getting chopsey, report to a steward and let them handle it. I would hate this evening to be ruined regardless of the result.
  13. County Gates Car Park for United game

    If it is £25 that is blatant profiteering and I would love to see people boycotting it, for the Utd game and subsequent games and use park and rides instead for £4 per person, (so anything less than 6 people in your car returns a profit). I have used that car park in the past and was ‘trapped there’ for 40 minutes as they had used every available space to pack as many cars as they could in, creating a log jam, and we all had to wait for the slowest people to return to move their cars. I have not heard about this charitable donation someone was talking about, but it all seems a bit vague and convenient to hike prices. Bemmy cricket club, park and ride or train from me now on. Sod that place.
  14. Cardiff Attendance

    If dry yes. If rainy it’s a bit of a quagmire. Cheaper than the other close one. The office building (county gate?) is 2 quid more and they pack em in tight so it’s a bit of a wait getting out.