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About nebristolred

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  1. New Arena

    No chance. Plymouth Pavilions has the advantage of being the only arena in the middle of nowhere and is still too small. Colston Hall and the O2 hold 2k while Motion can hold 4k around a couple of rooms and none of them are adequate for anything other than mid size acts. 3k-4k would be nowhere near enough for a Bristol Arena which should be competing with the likes of Birmingham and Manchester. You’re wording it as if I’m blaming SL when in reality I’m only pointing out that Monkeh is wrong for suggesting this could replace the Arena plans.
  2. New Arena

    Well if it’s not Bristol Sport’s concern then why are you suggesting it could be a new gig arena? A 3k gig arena is just another mid size one which we really don’t need, when we already have the O2, Colston Hall and Motion
  3. New Arena

    Monkeh, with the greatest respect mate, I get the impression you’re not a massive fan of gigs, or at least don’t understand the score. The difference between a 3 or even 5k standing capacity (it wouldn’t be that high) and double that is enormous. Look at the bands that go to the likes of Manchester, in fact look at any big bands touring the UK and they almost always miss off the South West. Occasionally you’ll get the odd big band play the Colston Hall or Plymouth Pavilions but that’s it. Your comment about the 27k seater just shows your lack of understanding mate. Believe it or not music events occur more than in a single 6 week period per year. Bristol has such a rich musical history with amazing small gig venues. It now needs an amazing big venue.
  4. New Arena

    Fair play SL, great move, but this isn’t an excuse to ditch the arena. 3k is nowhere near large enough a concert venue for what this city needs
  5. 2008 isn't even comparable to this year. In 2008 we had a team of mostly League One players, playing out of their skin and thriving on a combination of momentum and other teams underestimating us. Gary Johnson was a motivator, not a master tactician, although I do love the guy. We genuinely were punching above our weight. This season we have a squad built around the aim of sustained success, with money spent wisely on transfers rather than wages, meaning that we don't have a prolonged period of high wages should something go wrong, again, unlike 2008. Players are bought for the future rather than the now, hence the difference between this season and last, and this team will only get better. 2008, I agree we could have done with strengthening. It was then, or never. Now, we need to add subtly, and not go mental with transfers, as we will get another opportunity if this season doesn't work out.
  6. The Bristol City v Middlesbrough Match Day Thread 20

    Harsh on Mags. He’s had Traore and Downing up against him. Don’t get much better in the Championship
  7. The Bristol City v Middlesbrough Match Day Thread 20

    Just misjudged the guys jumping in front of him. Feel sorry for him
  8. John Venables - Scum bag!!

    Yes of course I do. But society has an obligation to protect him as well, to avoid people taking the law into their own hands. But people are getting too emotionally attached. Jon Venables is not the only one, there will be thousands of others, do you really think we as a country have the resource to deal with the after effects of feeding him and every other offender to the dogs? Resource concentrated on keeping him at bay and monitoring him, protects the public and allows the cheapest and most efficient way of dealing with things for all. Releasing his details just means that a lynch mob finds him and he gets murdered. More pressure on the justice system, more pressure on the Policing system, the lives of those who killed him and friends and family of those persons are all ruined. Worst of all, it makes us hypocrites as a state, akin to allowing the death penalty, it's just plain wrong. I'd like to stress, it's not about what he may or may not deserve, it's about what is for the greater good as a society, and throwing him out there makes us no different to one of these backward Middle Eastern states with regard to humanity. Regardless, the guy committed the offence when he was 10, when he was barely able to stand up for his actions. If you judge him only on the crimes he's committed as an adult, then, as abhorrent as they are, they do not warrant a life sentence.
  9. John Venables - Scum bag!!

    Yes he has. But if you read my post it's not about what he deserves, which makes the rest of your post entirely redundant. And would I feel the same if it was my son/daughter, etc? No, I wouldn't but that would make me 100% unqualified to make a decision on his future. You are of course right from an emotional point of view, but this is the real world. Society has to function for all, not for what one person deserves or doesn't deserve to get. Your final paragraph just proves my point to be honest mate.
  10. John Venables - Scum bag!!

    I wouldn't be happy with him living in my area, but you know what, a) I wouldn't know, and b) it's the price to pay to have a civilised society. What's the alternative? Having his name and address posted all over the nation and then him inevitably getting murdered by a normal citizen. Makes us just as bad as him and more like one of these third world countries. Not for me. As above. The public are protected as well as they can be, there is no alternative mate. And I'm sorry, you cannot be held accountable for actions made when you were 10 years old. It's horrific, it's disgusting, he's a despicable 'human', but we have to rise above it as a society. No matter how angry it makes you, emotion cannot come into a judicial decision and the consequences of his details being released are far worse for all involved. For all those saying he should be locked up for life.... we must try to rehabilitate him. There's no alternative, we must try to help him be a functional member of society, because we cannot kill him, and keeping him in prison is expensive (albeit cheaper than the death penalty would be). All sorts of people love to shout 'he's evil! and he can't be cured!' when they don't have an ounce of knowledge about psychology.
  11. John Venables - Scum bag!!

    Personally I find the lynch mob reaction to this of people demanding his name and address be released more disturbing. The guy clearly has massive issues, but it's been mishandled at pretty much every step of the way. Regardless, he should be sentenced for the crimes he's committed as an adult, and the length of prison sentence handed out accordingly - what he did at the age of 10 should be largely irrelevant when passing judgment. As horrific as the events were, he was 10.
  12. City vs Manchester - Dustbin Thread (merged)

    This is the biggest game of my City-supporting life, except for Hull. I’ve never known so many people interested in tickets for this game - we could have sold this match out time and time again. Let’s not kid ourselves.
  13. City vs Manchester - Dustbin Thread (merged)

    Off topic but 100% this. People should watch The Great Ticket Scandal on YouTube. How these companies still run legally is beyond me
  14. How Many Bristolians Have Played For Manchester?

    Did Raphael Burke ever play?
  15. When we beat Manchester ,we are NOT in the Europa tournament

    Pretty sure that means we win the World Cup.