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  1. SL - Splashing the Cash?

    As an aside... I think this is exactly right. In which case, I think that's the financial fair play rules having their desired effect. Feels weird writing this but, um, fair play FIFA/ the FA.
  2. Top Mangers ?

    Obviously this is right, but I think managers can and do set up their teams to minimize the impact of individual errors. To the OP’s point, that might have been achieved by leaving Lukaku up front.
  3. Sports Bar & Pizzeria for Manchester Game

    40 quid might be a bit toppy but I imagine they've gone full reservation as otherwise the bar will be overrun. Service would be dreadful and before you know it everyone would be upset about the poor planning. That bit, at least, seems sensible to me. The three cheese course menu, less so!
  4. Alleged Staff Treatment by BCFC

    Seems to me the sellers in question have been given the option to buy a ticket for a sold out match, so it's a ticket that they might not otherwise have had access to. That's pretty good isn't it?
  5. Dubai/UAE Bristol City supporters

    Me. Alhamdulilah habibi.
  6. Championship Clubs' Net Spend This Season

    I don't know how the OP can draw conclusions about our financial position and ability to spend or requirement to sell from one set of annual net spend figures (which may or may not be accurate). I would imagine that we take a more rounded approach to considering our financials. Not least that we have a significantly greater "asset base" - i.e. the spend we've made has been on assets which are going to/ already have increased in value. Maybe I'm being naive but I just trust that there is a plan and that we'll spend appropriate amounts. I've certainly not always had that trust!
  7. It all kicked off in Bristol (Merged)

    Because it involves, umm, kicking people's heads in?!
  8. I had the same issue whilst trying to buy in the Sourh Stand. I think it’s an error - there aren’t really 750+ seats available in each block. I ended up buying two tickets in the Dolman.
  9. Here's a question then. Would City, playing on the best form we've shown this season, beat that England side? England squad clearly significantly better man-for-man, but taking in to account pressure of playing for England, players not being familiar with each other's styles etc, versus our familiarity with each other and our style. If not us, would another top-end Champ side beat that England team?
  10. Average Attendance Thus Far

    I'm no expert but I'm pretty sure this counts as a bite.
  11. How Much Would You Sell For?

    Lots of people suggesting tickets shouldn’t be sold to “plastics” or Man Utd fans should there therefore be some kind of test for a potential acquirer to pass before tickets change hands?
  12. The rising star of Lee Johnson

    I still can't eat artichokes. All fair enough, and reading that brings a real smile to my face! Brilliant to hear. In many ways, even this short-lived success feels sweeter thanks to last season's pap.
  13. The rising star of Lee Johnson

    It's good to see that (on the whole!) there's mature conversation about this and interesting analysis about what's behind the dramatic change in fortunes. Isn't everyone much happier when we're winning I am interested in the comments above though - standing by a position that he should have gone last season. I might be misunderstanding - are you saying that you are standing by your position at the time, which has now changed (which would of course be fair enough and the same as most people!)? Or are you saying that you still think that SL should have sacked him last season? If the latter, surely that doesn't make sense - we didn't get relegated and we're doing great now. If he'd been sacked we wouldn't be in this position. Just interested in the views.
  14. Lee Tomlin

    Can any lawyers chip in on this - would we even be legally allowed to disclose to Cardiff (a potential new employer) if we knew he had been charged? I have a feeling that we actually wouldn't be authorised to do so, so they would have to ask him (and rely on his answer). Might be different if he had been charged and found guilty. Either way, certainly no legal repercussions on City so no need for any of us to worry about that.
  15. Here's a stat for you.....

    I imagine The difference would be that banding is just an employer deciding what to pay its staff, not a legally imposed cap on wages. For example, a nurse might have the opportunity to move to a private clinic and earn more. If the other employer can pay more they are able to. So I think it’s a different concept.