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Olé

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  1. Keith Andrews - Pundit

    Out of interest was Scott Minto involved in the coverage too? It didn't look like it from the half time analysis they showed in the ground, but he got off my train in Derby and looked a bit miserable. I was tempted to go and tell him he is a **** (Charlton at AG in the cup 24 years ago - funny how things stick in the memory) but it didn't look like it would improve his day.
  2. Atyeo as a christian name (WORKING TITLE)

    There was definitely a City fan on the web 15-20 years ago who named his son Jack spelt "Dziek". Hopefully he finds this thread soon.
  3. Favourite ' mistress ' clubs

    Actually I do look out for their scores these days if I'm honest but only to know what my local will be like, and a courtesy as a few of them will look out for our result so they can have a chat about it. But second team never. Going to their games is an easy way to not ever want to support them - it's like being in one giant black cab full of people with tourettes. I actually felt sorry for the Gas last season, they were abused horribly for 90 minutes.
  4. Favourite ' mistress ' clubs

    I agree, and I used to cringe when people at AG would cheer the Spurs score at half time, but having been asked just about a million times in the past 20 years who I'd support if City ever played Benfica, I have a pretty good sense now of the relativity that most on this thread probably have. My answer, I guess like everyone on this thread, is always that I hope City would batter Benfica out of sight. There isn't even a close comparison between the affinity for a team you support every week and the one you occasionally see on TV and 'look out for scores for'. Anyone who makes more of their "second team" than is justified (ie using the word we and filling up social media about it) is as bad as people who have an armchair club for their first team full stop. Second teams are only to be personally celebrated privately in the most causal terms. And never ever ever "we". You only have one "we".
  5. Favourite ' mistress ' clubs

    Don't we do this thread every season? Mine is still Benfica. I have no interest in the Premier League until we get there. Briefly cared about Scarborough in the early 90s when I was a kid owing to a computer game. Only other team besides City and Benfica I paid to go and support in the last decade is URD Tires, a non league club near where I grew up and first ground I ever went to.
  6. Sean Dyche eating worms

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42738800
  7. And this prestigious award too. Clearly the Guardian just didn't do any serious research into our history.
  8. Sean Dyche eating worms

    Daily Mirror providing its readers with a photo of an earthworm
  9. Will Fammy Diedhou return all guns blazing?

    Don't forget that Diedhiou has literally 3 months to stake a claim to play at the World Cup finals. I think that will be a huge advantage for us - he will be playing out of his skin.
  10. Atmosphere in the league

    Yes, great video from @Threshing Red, that's my block too - and it shows that whenever B Block is on its feet a lot (usually the back 10-15 rows) the atmosphere is significantly better. Trouble is it doesn't happen very often in the league apart from right at the end of games when people are leaving anyway (!), so for the most part there is a lot of standing up and sitting down again, which kills the atmosphere. There is no real science to this, sitting down is terrible for making any sort of noise or getting into the game. I wish we'd stand more but respect that not everyone in the Dolman does.
  11. Success

    I also fear seeing this team broken up after this season, but I'm not sure what "going for it financially" would actually entail - and to what end? We have a £5m striker back in a couple of weeks, to be followed by several other £1m+ first teamers. By our standards that will be incredible. Short of spending outrageous (£10m a pop) sums on Premiership standard players, I'm unsure what we add other than numbers to the squad. McIndoe makes this point about the mistake in 2007 but back then it was clear who was playing 'above their level' and where weak links were. This is a better team, in my head we needed another option in midfield, a winger, and a target man. Like them or not, we've got the first two in. As for up front, we have £7m+ worth of target man coming back soon enough. I don't think even Man City would panic buy for a months cover.
  12. Atmosphere in the league

    Agree with @Up The City! (crikey what a difference a year makes ) The atmosphere was incredibly flat but yesterday was a perfect storm of ingredients that always make Ashton Gate pretty sterile: Saturday 3pm match Opposition most are completely ambivalent to General expectation of us to batter them Anxiety bred by realisation we couldn't The truth is we've been spoiled this season and only get going now when we're rewarded on the pitch by something to shout about. In the Dolman not a single chant carried, but it felt like people were waiting for something to happen and then became very nervous. But if we're playing a bigger team (no disrespect to Norwich and their parachute payments) I think the crowd gets going a lot more. Anyone remember Fleetwood at home this time last year? Similarly flat and we were outsung by a minibus of fans with their drum. I knew all that Etihad bravado would come back to bite us. We've got to start treating our league games like the cup finals they are.
  13. There is a problem

    To be honest if Bailey puts his foot through the ball in the first half and Brownhill's shot goes in off the crossbar we win that game. Today was an anomaly. Anyone who gets exercised by this sort of performance won't survive an average City season. We were all over them for long periods but had literally no striker to aim at. Crosses and shots were all wasted. It's nice to see we all have a meltdown in us to get out but everything is okay. This is the sort of result that makes winning at Hull and Sheffield United more rewarding. Those were anomalies too so we're winning the battle. We are where we're supposed to be and let's keep trying to knock the supposed promotion teams off their perch. When we have some proper strikers this division will know who we are.
  14. Norwich fans after match

    Was told they were wearing Norwich shirts and actually banging on car windows offering families out. Alcohol is a hell of a drug.
  15. “Hard Sun” BBC trailer - Ashton Gate?

    Okay new case. Which stadium is this?
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