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1 hour ago, Portland Bill said:

Last time Sheffield Utd came to Ashton Gate was 2014\15, they bought 752.....................

Was about to post similar. 'Forever res' is a very deluded chap im afraid.. Fair enough Sheffield Wednesday but We have better away support than United.

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7 hours ago, bris red said:

Was about to post similar. 'Forever res' is a very deluded chap im afraid.. Fair enough Sheffield Wednesday but We have better away support than United.

Sorry, but we definitely don't..:

United's away support last season was immense and they averaged well over 2k. They would bring at least 1,000 down for this game.

Last season's midweeks they sold out at Oxford, sold out at Rovers and had 1,800 at Swindon. This season's midweeks they've had 1,200 at Cardiff, sold out 1,800 at QPR and 2,200 at Bolton. Their away support is miles better than ours over difference, we take less up north on a Saturday (see Hull, Barnsley, Wednesday, Huddersfield, Leeds etc al) compared with theirs.

Daft thing to say and it's completely unfounded.

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13 minutes ago, BCFC J said:

Sorry, but we definitely don't..:

United's away support last season was immense and they averaged well over 2k. They would bring at least 1,000 down for this game.

Last season's midweeks they sold out at Oxford, sold out at Rovers and had 1,800 at Swindon. This season's midweeks they've had 1,200 at Cardiff, sold out 1,800 at QPR and 2,200 at Bolton. Their away support is miles better than ours over difference, we take less up north on a Saturday (see Hull, Barnsley, Wednesday, Huddersfield, Leeds etc al) compared with theirs.

Daft thing to say and it's completely unfounded.

Then how come they only bought 750 to ours for a 3pm kick off on a Saturday back in the league one, not saying we have better support, just don't think it's as poor as everyone makes it out to be

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2 minutes ago, JBFC II said:

Then how come they only bought 750 to ours for a 3pm kick off on a Saturday back in the league one, not saying we have better support, just don't think it's as poor as everyone makes it out to be

Because at the time they were under Clough playing awful football. They had 1,000 back in 13/14 in L1 when they were 5th from bottom.

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22 minutes ago, BCFC J said:

Sorry, but we definitely don't..:

United's away support last season was immense and they averaged well over 2k. They would bring at least 1,000 down for this game.

Last season's midweeks they sold out at Oxford, sold out at Rovers and had 1,800 at Swindon. This season's midweeks they've had 1,200 at Cardiff, sold out 1,800 at QPR and 2,200 at Bolton. Their away support is miles better than ours over difference, we take less up north on a Saturday (see Hull, Barnsley, Wednesday, Huddersfield, Leeds etc al) compared with theirs.

Daft thing to say and it's completely unfounded.

Oh mate behave yourself. They are newly promoted back to this league and are on a massive up. Do you want me to dig out our away attendances in 2007/2008 when we were newly promoted after almost a decade absence from the Championship? 

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8 minutes ago, BCFC J said:

Because at the time they were under Clough playing awful football. They had 1,000 back in 13/14 in L1 when they were 5th from bottom.

They were 5th at the time iirc, hardly playing awful football (shown by the fact they destroyed us) 

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In any case can people please remember the last time we played top flight football? For a club that has had **** all success our support is very decent.

There's Toss all to do up North anyway so no wonder they have all the time in the world to travel the length and breadth of the country ;)

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20 minutes ago, bris red said:

Oh mate behave yourself. They are newly promoted back to this league and are on a massive up. Do you want me to dig out our away attendances in 2007/2008 when we were newly promoted after almost a decade absence from the Championship? 

Be my guest. Dig up the 200 at Hull, 300 at Barnsley, 400 at Scunthorpe by all means. We averaged 1,850 that season, Blades averaged well over 2,000 last year and will average over 2,500 this year. They also haven't had a sub 500 anywhere for 3 years, what on earth makes you think their away support isn't better than ours?

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20 minutes ago, JBFC II said:

They were 5th at the time iirc, hardly playing awful football (shown by the fact they destroyed us) 

Yeah and Clough got sacked the next season despite them still being in a reasonable position because the football was awful, same as it is now at Burton shown by their last two visits to Ashton Gate.

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1 minute ago, ashton_fan said:

It's interesting that Dean Holden and LJ played in the same team as Leon Clarke at Chesterfield, hopefully they'll know how to handle him Friday

I didn't know LJ played for Chesterfield. I thought he played for Yeovil, City and Kilmarnock. Was he on loan there? 

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24 minutes ago, Robbored said:

I didn't know LJ played for Chesterfield. I thought he played for Yeovil, City and Kilmarnock. Was he on loan there? 

Played for Hearts and Derby as well.

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4 minutes ago, Super said:

Played for Hearts and Derby as well.

 

4 minutes ago, Super said:

Played for Hearts and Derby as well.

Did he?  You could knock me down with a feather!

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Don't know why some people get worked up about away attendances.

Our away following can be hit & miss but is fairly decent on the whole. 

People are forgetting this game is on a Friday night which of course is a lot easier than say a midweek night game,

But the majority of us work Fridays, Xmas coming up.. a lot of us went to Sheffield as recently as 18th November for the Wednesday game.

If it was Saturday we'd more than likely take 250 more.. not to mention the game is on Sky which of course affects travelling numbers.

 

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2 hours ago, bris red said:

In any case can people please remember the last time we played top flight football? For a club that has had **** all success our support is very decent.

There's Toss all to do up North anyway so no wonder they have all the time in the world to travel the length and breadth of the country ;)

I found plenty to do up North when I lived there. 

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17 hours ago, bcfcredandwhite said:

This Friday is their Xmas party - which I must attend apparently. 

Putain de merde - as the French say.......

Actually, and I am sure @Major Isewater and @Esmond Million's Bung will be able to back me up on this, it is only rarely that the French do say this: nor, contrary to popular belief, do they often say Sacrébleu or Zut Alors.

And, whilst on the subject, it is also rare to see men on bicycles wearing berets, striped teeshirts, a baguette under their arm and a ring of onions around their neck.

 

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3 minutes ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

Actually, and I am sure @Major Isewater and @Esmond Million's Bung will be able to back me up on this, it is only rarely that the French do say this: nor, contrary to popular belief, do they often say Sacrébleu or Zut Alors.

And, whilst on the subject, it is also rare to see men on bicycles wearing berets, striped teeshirts, a baguette under their arm and a ring of onions around their neck.

 

I only hear this when something very serious has happened, along with " putain de con " .

" Putain " is a common phrase used like the words " shit , bugger or bollocks " , not too serious.

The streets of Montpellier are however awash with cycling onion salesmen wearing striped t-shirts and bérets, smoking Gauloise, carrying a baguette whilst swigging on a bottle of rouge .

They stop only for the guy wearing a beret and striped t-shirt who is transporting his onions on the back seat of his ' Deux chevaux ' whilst sipping a petit Ricard and reflecting on his latest match de Pétanque.

 

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18 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

I found plenty to do up North when I lived there. 

:yes:

....but Henleaze is not that far from the city centre Major. :) 

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3 minutes ago, Major Isewater said:

I only hear this when something very serious has happened, along with " putain de con " .

" Putain " is a common phrase used like the words " shit , bugger or bollocks " , not too serious.

The streets of Montpellier are however awash with cycling onion salesmen wearing striped t-shirts and bérets, smoking Gauloise, carrying a baguette whilst swigging on a bottle of rouge .

They stop only for the guy wearing a beret and striped t-shirt who is transporting his onions on the back seat of his ' Deux chevaux ' whilst sipping a petit Ricard and reflecting on his latest match de Pétanque.

 

'putain de con' is the French equivalent of our 'F*cking idiot/pr*ck'.

The word 'putain' is, of course, the vulgar French word for a prostitute, e.g. whore, but the word 'con' in isolation is used widely and basically means idiot.

What never ceases to amuse me, however, is the use of the word 'connard', a slightly stronger version of 'con'; think, perhaps, ******** instead of idiot.

This only applies to a male, however, so if you are driving and cut up by some idiot (con) driver, you first have to establish their gender before calling them a 'connard', if a male, or, if a female, a 'connasse'.

Imagine, a different swearword dependent upon the gender of the party concerned.    

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1 hour ago, Major Isewater said:

I only hear this when something very serious has happened, along with " putain de con " .

" Putain " is a common phrase used like the words " shit , bugger or bollocks " , not too serious.

The streets of Montpellier are however awash with cycling onion salesmen wearing striped t-shirts and bérets, smoking Gauloise, carrying a baguette whilst swigging on a bottle of rouge .

They stop only for the guy wearing a beret and striped t-shirt who is transporting his onions on the back seat of his ' Deux chevaux ' whilst sipping a petit Ricard and reflecting on his latest match de Pétanque.

 

I knew it wasn’t commonly used, but I thought that the reason was that it’s very strong - the equivalent of our ‘******* shit’ rather than the milder examples given. 

At a pétanque competition in the Dordogne last year, my French bowling partner uttered it after messing up a shot and he was strongly rebuked. 

My wife taught French at Hartcliffe school until 1996 and she thought it offensive too - albeit amusing when used on that occasion. 

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23 hours ago, BCFC J said:

I'm so annoyed this have been moved to a Friday, especially given the two aways after this we've been given shite allocations for no explicable reason.

Who's going then & how many we gonna have up there? Should be pushing 750 you'd think given how big a game this is.

I see heavy snow forecast for Friday eve, up north 

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1 hour ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

'putain de con' is the French equivalent of our 'F*cking idiot/pr*ck'.

The word 'putain' is, of course, the vulgar French word for a prostitute, e.g. whore, but the word 'con' in isolation is used widely and basically means idiot.

What never ceases to amuse me, however, is the use of the word 'connard', a slightly stronger version of 'con'; think, perhaps, ******** instead of idiot.

This only applies to a male, however, so if you are driving and cut up by some idiot (con) driver, you first have to establish their gender before calling them a 'connard', if a male, or, if a female, a 'connasse'.

Imagine, a different swearword dependent upon the gender of the party concerned.    

" Con " is the vulgar word for the female genitalia, not to different from the vulgar English word that rhymes with ' Hunt ' . 

It has , however , come to mean ' idiot '  as Phil points out .

 

Now for your homework ..,

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13 minutes ago, redmycolour said:

I see heavy snow forecast for Friday eve, up north 

Sheffield looks ok just a cold evening.

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5 hours ago, JBFC II said:

Then how come they only bought 750 to ours for a 3pm kick off on a Saturday back in the league one, not saying we have better support, just don't think it's as poor as everyone makes it out to be

wasn't that the maximum amount of away fans we could have in that season, as away fans were in the corner of the Atyeo and we had 3 stands?

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3 hours ago, petehinton said:

wasn't that the maximum amount of away fans we could have in that season, as away fans were in the corner of the Atyeo and we had 3 stands?

A couple for clubs brought more fans, iirc 900 was the maximum but we rarely gave it

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5 hours ago, PHILINFRANCE said:

'putain de con' is the French equivalent of our 'F*cking idiot/pr*ck'.

The word 'putain' is, of course, the vulgar French word for a prostitute, e.g. whore, but the word 'con' in isolation is used widely and basically means idiot.

What never ceases to amuse me, however, is the use of the word 'connard', a slightly stronger version of 'con'; think, perhaps, ******** instead of idiot.

This only applies to a male, however, so if you are driving and cut up by some idiot (con) driver, you first have to establish their gender before calling them a 'connard', if a male, or, if a female, a 'connasse'.

Imagine, a different swearword dependent upon the gender of the party concerned.    

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46 minutes ago, ForeverRes said:

350 sold for tomorrow night

Not great. But credit to those travelling !!

 

It’s a shame there won’t be a big away following on Sky cameras. I do find our away support strange at times. We can take 4K x3 times to Coventry, 2k to Newcastle, sell out Reading and mostly London games in midweek. Think we’ve sold over 1,000 already for Villa and QPR and the latter is two days before Christmas!

But can only muster 300 for this one. I know it’s Friday night and on Sky...

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1 minute ago, Lew-T said:

It’s a shame there won’t be a big away following on Sky cameras. I do find our away support strange at times. We can take 4K x3 times to Coventry, 2k to Newcastle, sell out Reading and mostly London games in midweek. Think we’ve sold over 1,000 already for Villa and QPR and the latter is two days before Christmas!

But can only muster 300 for this one. I know it’s Friday night and on Sky...

It's really erratic. We seem to travel brilliantly to anywhere south of Villa Park, but going up north our support is shite, frankly.

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56 minutes ago, ForeverRes said:

350 sold for tomorrow night

Not great. But credit to those travelling !!

 

That's gash.

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Anyway, feeling confident about this one.

Fielding

Wright - Flint - Baker - Magnússon

Pack

Paterson - Brownhill - Smith - Bryan

Reid

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On 05/12/2017 at 18:36, Bar BS3 said:

How many did they have at Bradford, for there game on Sky? And that was a Saturday and before they knew how shite they were this season..! 

Below is the amazing Rovers away support that ForeverRes is talking about. It’s bad enough listening to Gasheads talk bollocks about how apparently superb their away support is without City fans doing it as well. This was on a Saturday and wasn’t 2 weeks before Christmas.

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2 minutes ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Below is the amazing Rovers away support that ForeverRes is talking about. It’s bad enough listening to Gasheads talk bollocks about how apparently superb their away support is without City fans doing it as well. This was on a Saturday and not 2 weeks before Christmas.

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Get over it fella.. we're apparently fighting for promotion to the premier league and are getting 350 away to our current promotion rivals .. no matter who you support, that isn't great at all!! 

Ah well credit to the fans travelling under the circumstances 

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On 06/12/2017 at 08:05, JBFC II said:

Then how come they only bought 750 to ours for a 3pm kick off on a Saturday back in the league one, not saying we have better support, just don't think it's as poor as everyone makes it out to be

Was that due to limited capacity at AG though?

Sheffield Utd averaged higher away support than us that year and we spent most of the season top of the table.

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4 minutes ago, ForeverRes said:

Get over it fella.. we're apparently fighting for promotion to the premier league and are getting 350 away to our current promotion rivals .. no matter who you support, that isn't great at all!! 

Ah well credit to the fans travelling under the circumstances 

Get over it?

I was showing you an example of how your opinion is incorrect.

I didn’t say our away support was spectacular, I was pointing out that Rovers away support isn’t as good as they, and you, pretend it is.

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23 minutes ago, ZiderEyed said:

It's really erratic. We seem to travel brilliantly to anywhere south of Villa Park, but going up north our support is shite, frankly.

Erratic is a good word for it. Just find it odd how an extra hour drive puts so much more people off?

 

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Just now, Lew-T said:

Erratic is a good word for it. Just find it odd how an extra hour drive puts so much more people off?

 

Mental really, I honestly don't understand it. Maybe some can't make it without skipping work, and this close to Christmas isn't really ideal.

Guess we'll never know.

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6 minutes ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

Get over it?

I was showing you an example of how your opinion is incorrect.

I didn’t say our away support was spectacular, I was pointing out that Rovers away support isn’t as good as they, and you, pretend it is.

I wasn't referring to Rovers away support as a whole, I was just saying, that in our current situation, I could see them taking more. 

Maybe not 

But 350 away to a game like this one, isn't great, and is actually quite poor.

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1 minute ago, ZiderEyed said:

Mental really, I honestly don't understand it. Maybe some can't make it without skipping work, and this close to Christmas isn't really ideal.

Guess we'll never know.

The circumstances were never gunna help anyone. But 350 no matter what, is poor. I thought we would be pushing at least 700+

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2 minutes ago, ZiderEyed said:

Mental really, I honestly don't understand it. Maybe some can't make it without skipping work, and this close to Christmas isn't really ideal.

Guess we'll never know.

But you look at QPR on the 23rd, two days before Christmas in London! We’ll sell that out.

Mind boggles.

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Just now, ForeverRes said:

The circumstances were never gunna help anyone. But 350 no matter what, is poor. I thought we would be pushing at least 700+

Yeah, 350 is piss poor. Think I said earlier in the thread I was expecting about 700, very surprised.

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1 minute ago, ZiderEyed said:

Yeah, 350 is piss poor. Think I said earlier in the thread I was expecting about 700, very surprised.

Yeh that's all my point was in my original post. Maybe the Rovers taking more comment was a bit antagonising. 

People seemed to have taken my comments personally. 

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2 minutes ago, ForeverRes said:

Yeh that's all my point was in my original post. Maybe the Rovers taking more comment was a bit antagonising. 

People seemed to have taken my comments personally. 

Yeah that comment was total bollocks.

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2 minutes ago, ForeverRes said:

I wasn't referring to Rovers away support as a whole, I was just saying, that in our current situation, I could see them taking more. 

Maybe not 

But 350 away to a game like this one, isn't great, and is actually quite poor.

I totally agree, but I can also see there are reasons for this low following. We aren’t traditionally one of the bigger supported clubs on the road in this division. Leeds, Villa, Wednesday, Sheffield Utd, Wolves etc would all travel in much bigger numbers, even for a Sky TV match on a Friday night 3-4 hours away 2 weeks before Christmas.

We’ve never been one of those clubs (neither have the Gas). Like every other club with a similar away support our numbers will be hugely affected by the circumstances. 

1 minute ago, ForeverRes said:

People seemed to have taken my comments personally. 

Not at all.

Just disagree with you.

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1 minute ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

I totally agree, but I can also see there are reasons for this low following. We aren’t traditionally one of the bigger supported clubs on the road in this division. Leeds, Villa, Wednesday, Sheffield Utd, Wolves etc would all travel in much bigger numbers, even for a Sky TV match on a Friday night 3-4 hours away 2 weeks before Christmas.

We’ve never been one of those clubs (neither have the Gas). Like every other club with a similar away support our numbers will be hugely affected by the circumstances. 

Not at all.

Just disagree with you.

Fair enough mate

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