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  1. How would you spend £5m in January?

    Great suggestion I TOTALLY AGREE with the above or maybe Watson at Watford, good at this level and can score goals (except don't let him take a Pen !! ... remember when he missed against us for Palace I think) A CM who can score.
  2. Who is he? Who was he? Does anyone care?

    Perhaps he's gone "off Pissed" or maybe he has a puncture ?
  3. I think we could have done with SADIO MANE But he didn't get off the bench ! ! ? I think he was sat watching the match in the front row in the Lansdown Block W12 ... I saw someone get a selfie on the steps at HT ... has anyone seen this .. I might be mistaken but the likeness was there.
  4. Ref

    I agree with most of the previous comments that the ref was against us, but I have to blame LJ for his Team selection as I think we played virtually with 10 men all game as both Eliasson and Leco were nowhere men most of the time. IMO These two are good players but they should not start games but be brought on later when we are winning so they can gain experience in a winning position, and get up to speed, the same mistake was made with O'Dowda and Brownhill last year who now with experience of Championship football are up to scratch. (Chicken & Egg accepted) O'Dowda should have started. Re previous comments on midfield, I think we are in DIRE NEED of a scoring CM, both KS & MP should have made their GK make a save but their strikes were painfully off target.
  5. Aaron Pierre

    And me ... worth a Punt IMO..
  6. Aaron Pierre

    BBC report today Cyrus Christie [Derby - Middlesbrough] .................. Derby have reportedly been trailing Flint so this could be good insurance if we get a high offer from them and he wants to go.. I'M NOT IN THE KNOW THOUGH
  7. Redevelopment of the Atyeo

    Rugby ? I still think you would be able to squeeze it in ... I played on the Mem when it was a proper pitch and looking at the sag pitch size it is smaller than AG !! A typical length is 100m for the field of play plus the depth of the ingoal areas at both ends of the field, say10m each - total 120m. The width is typically 70m so the area = 120m x 70m = 8400 sq m. A full size pitch (22m ingoal) would be 144m x 70m = 10080 sq m. Rugby Field - dimensions : layout : remember, be confident www.rugbyhow.com/rugby-field.html
  8. Redevelopment of the Atyeo

    I suppose BS could shorten the pitch to move the Atyeo towards the South stand.. Look at this web site to see the rules & regs regarding Pitch Sizes .. Interestingly our pitch is bigger than several Prem Clubs .. http://www.football-stadiums.co.uk/articles/are-all-football-pitches-the-same-size/ Ashton Gate Bristol City 105 68 7,140 Are All Football Pitches The Same Size? We’ve all been there. Watching our team in an away game on a Saturday afternoon and aware of the fact that the players seem to be absolutely knackered. We’ve probably called them lazy and used some other choice language to make our feelings about them known. But did you know that not all pitches are the same size? It could be that these players who think are being lazy are actually just not used to having to cover so much ground because the playing surface they’re on now is significantly different in its dimensions from the one in the team’s home ground. Here we’ll explain how it is that pitches can be so different and what, if any, difference it makes to the match you’re watching. Football Pitch Dimension Rules Here’s a really interesting quirk of the game. Football pitches not only don’t have to be the same size but, in fact, can cary wildly from each other because the rules state minimum and maximum widths and lengths rather than specific measurements that must be adhered to. When it comes to the length of a pitch it must be between a minimum of 100 yards, or 90 metres, and a maximum of 130 yards, or 120 metres. The width is similarly vague in its specifications. A pitch can be a minimum of 50 yards, or 45 metres, in width and a maximum of 100 yards, or 90 metres. Of course one of the other things about a football pitch is that it must maintain its aspect ratio, so to speak, meaning that you’ll never see a pitch that is 90 metres by 90 metres. This may fit in with the minimum and maximum sizes but it wouldn’t keep the ratio correct so it wouldn’t be allowed. There is also a different size range depending on the age group the pitch is being used by. Under 8s, for example, can play on a pitch ranging from 27.45 metres to 45.75 metres in length and from 18.30 metres to 27.45 metres in width. The Under 13 - Under14 age group, meanwhile have a range of 72.80 metres to 91 metres in length and 45.50 metres to 56 metres in width. Whilst there is no exact specification of dimensions that pitches have to adhere to, there is a suggested pitch size for clubs to work with. For senior teams that is 64.01 metres in width by a length of 100.58 metres. Just for added confusion, FIFA have set different minimum and maximum dimensions for international competitions. These are a minimum of 64 metres to a maximum of 75 metres in width alongside a minimum of 100 metres to a maximum of 110 metres in length. The Premier League is not against adding further complications into the mix, either. In 2012 they attempted to standardise the pitch dimensions for teams in their division by adding rule K21 to their manifesto. It declared that “Unless otherwise permitted by the board, in league matches the length of the pitch shall be 105 metres and its breadth 68 metres”. All fine and dandy, but rule K22 then stated that clubs would be exempt from rule K21 “if it is impossible to comply with rule K21 due to the nature of the construction of the ground”. Clear as muck, as they say.
  9. Cheers Mark & Good Luck (Merged, and Merged Again)

    My sentiments entirely.. always gave his all, I enjoyed his forays up the wing.. Good Luck Litts....
  10. More by luck than judgement

    On Tuesday I would revert to the Huddersfield formation as long as GON if fit ... I think as previously stated L:J for whatever reason has made too many unnecessary changes and we need to build a close team who know each other's smell before they are seen so to speak.
  11. More by luck than judgement

    I would have played 3 at the back.. so BWright on that side
  12. More by luck than judgement

    I agree, this was a vote of good faith in the team display against Huds. The problems this season as I see it is that there has been too many changes (was LJ taught by the Tinkerman?) a settled side with minimal tactical changes keeps the players happy and usually gets results. Thus saying that a caller to RB reminded me that the Brentford pitch is small and tight so today I would have included Magi for his long throws and moved Cory to MF to give us more steel.
  13. Lansdown on Made In Bristol

    CM I think you make some great points but be assured that from my knowledge of SL's personal friendships and business he won't hesitate to do what he thinks is best for him, friend or no friend.. 100% business man to the end.. As far as oppointing a replacement for LJ we need a proven manager who hasn't any "Baggage" unlike the 7 day wonders !!!!
  14. All those anti-Lansdown people......

    I think this (above post) is a fair point.. I don't think you should DOP YOUR CAP at SL but you should respect him for the achievements over the past 10 years or so.. perhaps not as many as we would have liked but the Bristol Sport idea is surely to make money every week and not every other week to sustain the stadium. On the shares front.. Some of my family lost thousands after the 1982 collapse but still put in money to resurrect the club (I could only afford £10) but it helped. I think SL is committed to BCFC but like other frustrated posting supporters would like him to change the manager.
  15. All those anti-Lansdown people......

    I have met him on two or the occasions and have talked football.. and BS. I totally agree with the above comments and I don't think many posters on OTIB know or understand his commitment. He expects his "Team" to give 150% 24x7 if required, nothing less as he would do and is loyal to his team as long as they give him that. Please don't surmise his thoughts unless you are advised by him as it is "my bat, my ball" he is in charge.. I hope he will still support BCFC in the long term as has been said his money has sustained us. SL always has a Plan B Just wait and see...