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  2. Alright GT, I'll wait till later to tell you...
  3. Does anyone seriously think we are smaller club than Barnsley
  4. O'Dowda's goal at Norwich wasn't as good as people make out. Kodjia is the best player I've seen play for City in the past 20 years. Heaton was nothing more than an average keeper for us. Overrated by many because of what he's gone on to achieve since. Can't believe some people say he was better than Basso.
  5. If I was him I would be pondering Wolves- as competition at minimum for Jonny. If I was Wolves I would be thinking about him too as Wing backs an area they need more depth in. Or Sheffield United with their back 3 system, him as a wing back could be quite good IMO. I hope not though, but I have a bad feeling we won't be signing him this summer...
  6. FWIW, historic League table I saw a couple of years ago shows us above Barnsley. One place though- that will have improved the last couple of seasons and I think we are bigger than Barnsley but club size can be subjective.
  7. How does that happen then, or does it mean when a player is jumping?
  8. Thanks for that LJ but the BBC probably want you to wait until later to explain this stuff
  9. I think the way you create equality is to cut out the weeds and separate them from the roots for good.
  10. Our fanbase is more fickle, impatient and aggressive than most.
  11. RedM

    Billy Monger

    I saw this too. Great news, very happy for him that he has been able to continue his driving career and has tasted success. They were raving about him on tv earlier today, it seems he leaves a lasting impression on everyone he meets with is positivity and determination. I’m sure there will be more good wins for a long time yet.
  12. Buy the club; lose a lot of money; sell the club is one option. Buy the club; lose a lot of money; sell the assets; wind-up the club is another. I wouldn't see any chance of success for any non fan-led acquisition of the 15ers largely because of the strength of the Bristol Sport business model which has been introduced by SL. He has control of the largest (by far) football team with the most well established academy, Premiership rugby team, Women's Football team and Basketball team. No doubt, over time we'll see the likes of field hockey, netball, ice hockey and other sports added to the portfolio. The revenue raised by Bristol Sport will continue to increase year on year which will feed back into the provision of better training and supporter facilities.We are part of a model unlike any other in the country and I'm very pleased that we are - because I'd hate to be stuck on the outside, looking in and head-butting the windows. The likelihood of Rovers being able to break out of their current malaise is going to extremely difficult to achieve in a city not renowned for its support of sporting endeavour. An outside investor will have to try to counter that but they will find themselves in an uphill battle. Their team has an ever ageing supporter demographic with fewer youngsters joining its ranks to offset the natural loss of support at the other end of the age scale. Thus income gradually diminishes whilst, on the other side of town, their monolithic rival continues to grow. Any new stadium they build would have limited use other than on match days - concert and corporate venues being preferred at the council owned arena, when it's built (yeah right) or at the arena already planned for construction at AG. An investor coming in to Rovers would want to do exactly what SL has already done - and this town ain't big enough for two Bristol Sports!
  13. That's a very good point - I think you may be right. That's how they'll get b teams in. (Edit: but that I wouldn't agree with. Domestic teams will become feeder clubs, that much is inevitable, but the systems should remain completely separate - like in America with the NFL and College football)
  14. Wouldn't that be more interesting for them, though? If I was a Celtic fan I'd be bored stiff. And they're never going to improve as things are, they're only going to get dragged down and stagnate, and the gap between the haves and the have-nots grow increasingly wider. It's essentially already a 2-tier system as it is. Might as well just bite the bullet. I know people are going to bring up Ajax and Tottenham here, but a) They'd both probably be included in any European League anyway and, b) Those kind of upsets are becoming rarer and rarer and, barring the outlier that is the last couple of years, will only continue to do so.
  15. I think the last bit is a key point. We know LJ and BT are ensuring all teams from the young kids up are playing with the same style and philosophy and we know MA is ensuring the scouting teams have a long list of possible targets and contingencies in all positions, negotiating contracts and ensuring we sell players for as much as we think we can get for them. I imagine SL and MA have contingency plans in place to ensure continuity in the event of a change of a manager. I am genuinely unsure what it is that the OP feels we should be doing that we are not doing and a DofF would do. It seems like what he is pushing for is a mentor or advisor to LJ but that is a very different thing to a Director of Football and doesn’t need to be a formal role within the club. And it might be something he has already.
  16. I guess it’s to stop the goalie putting off the kicker, that can only be the reason? And he only needs to have one foot on the line, so I assume as long as he does he can take a massive stride forward towards the kicker?
  17. I'm not sure - we are going at over 5 an over, and both Steve Davise and COVE are competent batsmen. I don't know whether you have been watching the live stream, but the bowling really isn't that threatening.
  18. In England it would work relatively straightforwardly - as you say just the current top 6. Would be more difficult across the channel admittedly, in terms of how many teams and from which leagues. It could be that you have multiple divisions within an 'ESL' system in order to accommodate. It would and could only work with a closed shop though, I think. Promotion and relegation would just be too complex. But whilst that is anethema, again - necessary evils. The game isn't in good health at the minute let's face it. Competitively or in any other sense. Something needs to give.
  19. i'd be shocked if that were true. British clubs' take on the continental model does vary greatly, but Lee is a head coach and while I doubt any signing is made without his okay, the public comments from MA over the last few years suggest he is very much involved in the overall process rather than just getting deals done.
  20. My money is on semenyo. Whoever the next big player is, lets hope we keep them long enough so they can help us get promotion
  21. It is an interesting time, but I am sure no one really expects LJ to go on local media discussing who might go and arrive and discussing fine detail, it will be understandably in ‘general terms’
  22. Don't, just don't ! EFL have spies and they might think.........."Now that's a plan, George, get me the file on Bristol City."
  23. Fair enough, I can understand that. I don't think coverage will just dry up and disappear - look how much Sky show of the Championship these days. There would still be a huge huge number of people in this country who will be invested in what remains minus the top 6, and TV companies, sponsors etc aren't just going to suddenly stop going after their wallets. Sure - they'd be less money, but it many ways it's the sheer amount of money currently in the game that is the source of it's problems. (Edit: plus what is left could be more evenly distributed) Teams in England and abroad will still be able to compete among and against each other, it will almost become like 2 different sports in a sense, which I accept is unpalatable but at this point I think it's just a necessary evil. People will complain about there being less money and exposure but the main thing people moan about nowadays is there being too much of those things.
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