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About nebristolred

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  1. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Another 12 month backing from Wael then. So it seems they're alright for now...
  2. Academy success

    So I think the last time we fielded a whole matchday squad without an academy graduate would be the 1-0 home loss to Sheffield United under Sean O'Driscoll on 23rd November 2013. Which I think is 221 league games ago, and 237 games ago including cup competitions. Lineup that day was: Parish, Moloney, Cunningham, Pack, Flint, Osborne, Wagstaff, Elliott, Baldock, Emmanuel-Thomas, Shorey Subs: Fielding, Williams, Taylor, Harewood, Brundle, McLaughlin, Gillett I did think Brundle might be an academy graduate but turns out he was a free signing from Yeovil. We lost 1-0 thanks to an own goal from a certain Aden Flint.
  3. Academy success

    Exactly! It was relatively easy to check that stat as either Reid or Bryan have played most games in the past few seasons, so I just had to check the games they didn't play in. Prior to that it gets more murky and would literally have to check every game.
  4. Academy success

    As far as I can tell the last match where we didn't have an academy player play at any point in the 90 minutes will have been the 3-0 defeat away at Rotherham on 28th November 2015 - which is 112 league games ago, and 129 games ago including cup competitions. On the day of that defeat to Rotherham, Joe Bryan, Bobby Reid and Max O'Leary were all unused substitutes.
  5. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Even though J18A is desperately needed, construction won't even begin until at least 2022 (for some absolutely bizarre reason). Given the amount of **** they're getting for this, I can't even imagine how difficult a new ground around there would be to plan. Can't see it myself.
  6. SC&T/FAN/Supporters meeting

    I didn't expect them to mate. I'm just saying it's well within their capability. They just choose not to (as does the rest of English football).
  7. SC&T/FAN/Supporters meeting

    Yeah this is a grim read. Some of the price increases are totally understandable; heck I think the increase from £50 to £100 for some kids seats is fair enough, because it was such good value for money in the first place (although I appreciate those who actually pay for their kids may disagree). But the social engineering which has been alluded to and the attitude towards fans of who want to stay in the same area of the ground stinks. Why can't the club have a more progressive attitude? 14,000 season tickets at an average selling price of £350 each would yield just under £4,900,000. Take a 'German' approach and convert that to an average selling price of say, £200, which would be insanely cheap - 18,000 ST's sold would only produce £1,300,000 less. A huge chunk of that could be made up by increased attendances spending more money in the ground, as well as getting great publicity to go with it and much more respect from the loyal fans of the club. If you needed to make more money up, increase the prices of the corporate tickets and facilities - which by all accounts seem to be selling extremely well and have a service provided to them which justifies the high cost. If you need to raise profits, hit those who can afford to do it - Mark Ashton clearly plays a good game here so use his 'nous' to do so. If we were to become the first club to take a more European approach to the match we would get national coverage for it and make only a minimal loss, if at all. Make ST's vastly cheaper, improve the bus and park and ride services and actually work with the council to make the parking work properly - before long we would be far outstripping a 26,000 capacity in my opinion. Isn't that the ultimate goal? I appreciate SL's inputs, he's a club legend, and he makes up our massive losses year after year - but ultimately the club is his 'toy', it's his decision to make these losses. Don't force the fans to pay for it when they have no input on how much the club spends. If you expect them to pay unlimited prices to help the club buy more players with zero influence on how it is spent then that really is taking the piss.
  8. Weather (Merged)

  9. They would be playing in America.

    People love to complain about us grinding to a halt but we don't get snow very often so special provisions have to be made - it would be a waste of money to prepare for it adequately as it happens to this extent so rarely. Good thread here: https://twitter.com/JudithFlanders/status/958072934396039168?ref_src=twsrc^tfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.otf2.com%2Fforums%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ff%3D1%26t%3D18835%26view%3Dunread%23unread
  10. Weather (Merged)

    If it doesn't improve from this I won't be going. It's bad enough getting out in traffic as it is, let alone with the snow about. If it is on, it will be like Arsenal last night, official attendance of just under 60k but in reality there were about 25k there. Of course I love to see City but when it turns into a multi-hour pain in the arse to just get there and back, I'll have to give it a miss.

    It's absolutely ludicrous. Football has to be the only industry which is so awash with money that clubs could realistically charge their main stakeholders peanuts per game and still stay afloat, yet they decide to do the absolute opposite. BCFC's behaviour here is clearly not ideal, but it's an issue of British football as a whole rather than the club itself. Bristol City/Bristol Sport could have decided to be in the minority as a few other clubs have, and keep prices low in defiance, but that's not been deemed appropriate. Which is all the more disappointing given that the rebuild will have increased revenue mostly in the corporate/hospitality areas, which by all accounts are selling out even at the high prices - basically, the club should be hitting the fans/businesses who can afford to be hit. Yes the club runs at a substantial loss and yes we have to continue to spend to be competitive, but as part of our new way of thinking in terms of scouting, long-term academy approach and appropriate coaching, we need to be clever and ensure it doesn't hit the working person's game, which it clearly no longer is. Average rent price in Bristol is £900, people need to make savings, and when you're spending over a grand to get a family to football for a season (double that once you factor in travel, away games and peripheral purchases around the ground) then something is wrong. You can get a season ticket at Barca for just over £100. At Bayern Munich it's just under £100. For a SEASON. It can be done, the powers at be just don't want it to be done.
  12. Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Except that off-the-field we probably match Cardiff if not better them in some aspects. Whereas Rovers are lightyears behind. And on-the-field, Cardiff are unlikely to be more than 15 places ahead of us even if they go up, as long as we have a decent season next year and hover around the play-offs. In which case Rovers would be at least 18 places off us. Not sure how you come to that logic.
  13. The Cardiff City FC v Bristol City FC Match Day Thread 34

    Please don’t. I’m angry enough without having to watch a wannabe Ronaldo dribble into cul-de-sacs
  14. The Cardiff City FC v Bristol City FC Match Day Thread 34

    Currently got some paint drying which I might go and observe
  15. The Cardiff City FC v Bristol City FC Match Day Thread 34

    So is this 100% not on TV anywhere, even across Europe? What a pain.