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  2. sticks 1969

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    It again sums up the huge gap between the 2 clubs when they are coming in there pants about a team we have played most seasons in the last few years. They will rant a rave about it being a great little ground when we think it’s a dump ..... forever in our shadow
  3. Today
  4. Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Yeah, here we go again... QPR, another ground we visit practically every season. According to the Internet Rovers haven’t been there for 38 years. They’ll sell out their Cup Final, make some noise for once, then gloat that they take twice as many away as ‘da shit’...but they’ll obviously ignore the fact that for bread and butter away matches in the League they don’t make anywhere near the same effort.
  5. New Dazzler

    All Things County Cricket

    Watching Glos play Sussex at the Brightside tonight reminded me of watching Lancs v Birmingham on TV last night. Glos already qualified for the QFs , but Sussex really needing to win to have a chance of the QFs, be it home or away. Lancs, already in the QFs, were crushed by Birmingham last night as the Bears had to win, same with Sussex (although not a crushing defeat), they wanted it more..
  6. Rob k

    Lee Johnson - Time To Go

    Fairly sure that’s Mark Ashton’s responsibility not LJ’s
  7. Bar BS3

    Lee Johnson - Time To Go

    Ok, factually, he has improved our finishing position in the Championship during each of the last 3 seasons. FACT! Hes far from faultless, but to suggest that someone who’s doing ok as manager of a championship team, will never succeed as a Championship manager is utter drivel. Surely you can see that..?!
  8. Phileas Fogg

    Love letter to Londoner

    That’s a rubbish take - would much rather read posts with a bit of substance and thought than your basically constant one liners that take digs at people.
  9. EmersonsRed

    All Things County Cricket

    Pretty ******* useless of Lancs that, isn't it? It's not like they are a crap side with no chance of qualifying top 2
  10. Phileas Fogg

    Love letter to Londoner

    Hahaha of course, I wondered where he’d gone!
  11. JamesBCFC

    Lee Johnson - Time To Go

    Just wondering who's management it was that had us as "genuine promotion contenders" in the first place? Can't have been Johnson, on account of him being hapless.
  12. Yesterday
  13. maxjak

    Lee Johnson - Time To Go

    I agree with some of your observations.........but a comparison with a Millwall side from 24 years ago.......when the world, and the world of football was an altogether different place, doesn't exactly strengthen your point of view. So who replaces LJ if he should depart?
  14. Fuber

    Lee Johnson - Time To Go

    I think the issue is LJ is a good lower league coach. Coach being the key word. He can get us playing fantastic football when morale is good, intricate, patient, decent to watch. I doubt I'll ever forget Man Utd and the legs against the Citizens. I'm a critic of his. Not for his time as player, as many have tried to insulate with regards to my view (he was pretty key to our rise under GJ at times as a member of the squad then, I don't think I've said anything ever with regards to his footballing skill), but from when I review his managerial career in general. But his man management here has been nothing short of highly questionable, and at its worst, pure lunacy. Criticising players in the media, dropping Mags for one error as a sub, keeps Paterson in the squad for 12 games towards the end of last season in which he was utter dog, not giving players a few games to get up and running, panic selections when we're off form. Bailey Wright disappearing since he was booed off (before his injury). Mad Mick (who I won't hide I've touted before), specifically avoids the blame game developing, same with Klopp, and other managers who are good at dealing with squads and getting application from their players. It's a team game. 11 men. Togetherness, something we've seen evidenced with players instagram posts through the past few season (that core promotion group under Cotts) . And sorry - but some of LJs squad use and management has been absolute squalor. Thats without touching on my theories about players being rushed back from injuries such as O'Dowda And Pisano. LJ is a 5 out of 10. He's a good coach and can, for periods and odd games, get us playing well - with almost an artistry we haven't seen for years at times. But not with much if any consistency over a season. And this'll be his 3rd full season in charge. If we finish below last season, now with what is basically 'his' squad, say 14th of lower, I'd say he has to go. If we fail to have more than 4 points after Blackburn, that would be roughly 4 wins in 32 games. That's a 12.5% win rate, including what were two feeble wins against Sheff Wednesday and Ipswich. The former were crippled with injuries and (are still) in the mire financially. The latter had lost any kind of semblance of their once clockwork like work ethic where fan pressure and taken its toll on management and playing staff alike. No Words. I like Lee. Fantastic Coach - offensively at the very least when Plan A works. But the current situation is very difficult, the silver lining is we're only 3 games in. We're his 3rd club. Hes now been a manager for what? 7 years? He's learning, hopefully but consider this. As a case study - McCarthy, at the age of 35, had Millwall finishing in the play offs of the old First Division in 1994 his second full season in charge. He's got every club hes managed at this level to the playoffs at minimum. Two of them promoted. His Wolves side was much cheaper than other teams at this level. Same with Millwall, where he made errors, lessons learned that he then applied at Molineux. The crux of my point is this. If Lee doesnt learn the lessons he should have by this stage with regards to errors made the last two seasons, as well as Barnsley, this time around... I doubt he will in his entire managerial career. At the very least, not in the timescale I think SL will want Prem football. With incremental improved I thing SL wants it in the next 3-4 years, as a personal theory of timescale).
  15. Kodjias Wrist

    Love letter to Londoner

    To add to that the run we had season before last was an absolute disgrace and still fresh in our mind. He's been given more money and time then most managers ever have in the Championship. For the record I want to give him a chance to make us a more consistent side. But a relegation battle is unacceptable IMO.
  16. Kodjias Wrist

    Bristol Rovers Dustbin Thread

    Can't wait for the following from the boring blue: We took more away fans to somewhere we haven't been in years. QPR fans like us more. QPR said we sang the loudest. QPR said we had more fingers than you.
  17. Northern Red

    All Things County Cricket

    Don't know that it's guaranteed but it's been formally requested by the club. Liam Gallagher has a gig at OT this Saturday and they want to give the outfield maximum time to recover. Originally there was a rumour that we'd give up home advantage in the QFs if needs be, as it wouldn't have been practical to move it to Liverpool or Blackpool at short notice.
  18. I can see it happening - as an American Football fan and player, am off to see Eagles vs Jaguars at Wembley in October, and while I recognise the impact this has on the US/home town fans, it is a privilege to be able to see a competitive game without traveling to the states. I think the Premier League may very well try to move a game abroad, though the only thing that might stand against it is the fact there are local teams (I’m thinking USA here) that are of a half-decent standard, unlike American Football here (and I say that as a second tier player). Do think it’s a matter of time now.
  19. WolfOfWestStreet

    Love letter to Londoner

    People dislike him through his inability to win games. His record this year is appalling. As it was at the end of the 2017 season. Don't give a shit if he's a nice bloke, he buys duds and takes our team through appalling runs. Need a change and lively.
  20. Hartleysbeard

    For some it's just a job

    Shame he wasn’t actually any good at it either when he played for us.
  21. WolfOfWestStreet

    Love letter to Londoner

    Londoner has a point, 4 in 28 is a disgrace. I can't believe people defend it.
  22. Maesknoll Red

    Someone got sacked??

    Looks like employee revenge and it’s still live on their site!,
  23. Nah, the idea was rejected by the FA in 2008 - the premier league needed their support to proceed - it was nothing to do with a backlash from supporters... http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7254528.stm The idea was revisited in 2014 but the premier league decided not to pursue it and as recently as a year ago, Scudamore said a 39th game was not on the premier league’s agenda... http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/10954809/premier-leagues-39th-game-abroad-not-on-richard-scudamores-agenda
  24. miser

    Away grounds and doing the 92

    Think that I am on 77. Excluding Spurs, I'm not sure if I want to do the rest - mainly 2nd division.
  25. The turtle

    Away grounds and doing the 92

    When I left England 6 years ago I was mid 50s. Now I'm down to 42. (43 if walking all the way round the outside of a stadium counts? Which i did when i lived in Newcastle) Though I can add Real Madrid , atletico old and new, recretivo huelva, malaga, and Mallorca, and lille In France (In the Russian end, @El Hombrecito unusual way to add one eh) For the non match but seen list!! I pass leganes once a week, seen espanyol from the motorway (Brentford style)and elche is a damn fine stadium for a Spanish lower league club...... Braga in Portugal is also very impressive, 2 side stands with one open end kinda of built into a hill. (I hope to go back this year and see a game) ....... In hope some will appreciate this..... The views from Toledo are incredible, once i got to the top, My focus was to find the football stadium. I succeeded , people were looking at me as if to say you are in a historic city and that's your focus whereas in Grenada I failed
  26. Bar BS3

    Cup draw

    It’s not a shite draw for them, it will be like visiting the new spurs stadium..! Oh and they’ll get very excited about taking more there than the 1,200 we will take next week, for their cup final.
  27. Sadly I can see the day when an English league game is played in some objectionable foreign city (and I don’t mean Cardiff...) being inevitable as many have mentioned. The key for me will be when the domestic TV money bubble bursts (and it seems that day might not be all that far off) and the overseas TV rights are the main gravy train - I don’t think the big clubs would bat an eyelid and say “how far?” if the TV networks said jump. NBC has done a commendable job of covering the Premier League for American viewers these past five years (compared to the amateur effort reminiscent of Eurosport from Fox Soccer before that) - mostly erudite English commentators and pundits and Rebecca Lowe is very polished as a presenter. Robbie Mustoe is very astute as the in-studio expert, although negated somewhat by local nonentity Kyle Martino and Robbie Earle whose only contribution is to say “The football club” about 16 million times per episode of Match of the Day. But overall Americans seem to like the “product”, helped by the relative unpredictability of the league in contrast to Germany, Italy, Spain (Leicester’s surprise success - they love an underdog more than Darrell Clarke) and the appetite is there. Of course, once a game is staged abroad you open the door to all sorts of travesties rearing their heads again like Glasgow’s Gruesome Twosome trying to con their way into the English league or an end to relegation - I shudders at the thought of it, I does! Part of me wishes the whole TV house of cards would come crashing down right now - obviously that would mean major, major trauma for all clubs including ours, but long term we’d get the game back again. I feel like we’re hurtling inexorably down the road to something a great deal worse.
  28. bpexile

    Joe Bryan, top bloke

    Because there are d****heads out there that cannot reason.
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