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  1. 58 points
    Only listened on the radio so I hope I've got this right but LJ brought on Palmer and Taylor in the 73rd minute to "go for it" so to speak. Blackburn have one of the best home records in the league and have only lost at Ewood Park twice all season. So what was Mowbray's response? One minute later he took off his main attacking threat Dack for the more defensively minded Rothwell. In other words he decided to try and hold out for the point. That shows where we are right now in terms of strength in depth and the respect that decent teams with very experienced managers are showing us. As soon as LJ brought on Taylor and Palmer we must've all been confident we would go on and win the game as we've already seen these two change games - Taylor did so in the Blackburn home game in fact and maybe that was playing on Mowbray's mind. We're in a great place right now and time will tell if we're able to mix it with the Boro, Leeds and WBA's come the seasons end.
  2. 54 points
    Batch was one of my best mates & I was in contact with him daily my last message from him was at 1:45am today & there was no sign of what was to come today I messaged him this morning, as we did daily to say good morning & ask him how his night was & normally I got a reply within half an hour. Not this morning though & as the hours went on, I started fearing for the worst & then my phone went & it was his number calling me!! I said “hey mate, how you doing” & then I heard Thalia’s voice & my heart just sank!! Gutted doesn’t even go close to explaining how I feel & I know everyone says it about someone who has just passed but he truly was one of the good guys!! He phoned me after his visit from Scott & Joe & you could tell he was buzzing & he was so positive & wanted to know if there were any rumours of us signing anyone & how the team was getting on in general & he was talking about us making the playoffs!! I truly never expected this to happen so soon & it’s yet another ‘good guy’ who has been taken way before his time!! Take care, I’ll miss you mate!!
  3. 53 points
    I didn't manage to get her name but just wanted to say thank you to a very kind steward. My daughter who suffers with anxiety had a huge panic attack after seeing the idiots starting on each other in the corner of the Dolman where we sit. She's a massive City fan and 3 years of season tickets and she now feels "a bit put off going to city" Anyway. Lovely lady steward saw us leaving mid 1st half and offered us the option to move seats to the family stand... she was very sweet and understanding. I wish I got her name as I'd like to give her an official thank you through the Club in some way. Hopefully my daughter will be back for the next game now....
  4. 52 points
    He looked like he completely belonged on that pitch. He passed crisply, positioned himself well, made tackles and was unlucky not to score. If it wasn't for Palmer he would have been MotM for sure.
  5. 50 points
    Cardiff fan here. I often peruse this forum without having felt the need to post before. Just wanted to say thank you for the way you've conducted yourselves in this thread...class! Prayers for Emiliano.
  6. 47 points
    All this true fan bollocks. Last time I watched a City game live was when the Williams stand was up. I can't go every week for a number of reasons so I'm not a true fan? I've been a City fan since the days of Stockport County or Grimsby Town away. If City were rock bottom of L3, I'd still be a supporter. There's no such thing and I hate that people are labelled as a "true fan" because they have a ST and have done so for 30 odd years or whatever. Get off your high horses. You're the same as me. A fan.
  7. 46 points
    Football is irrelevant on a day like today. A young family man has lost his life after securing himself a new future, and the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach. Thank you to all the BCFC fans that have sent their thoughts to our club and putting rivalry aside. Despite us not having the chance to see him play, he was a Cardiff City player and a fellow Bluebird nonetheless. Respect to Bristol City.
  8. 42 points
    Don’t be disdgusted before you know why he’s rejecting it. By all accounts he wants to leave to find first team football which he won’t find at Chelsea. I’d say that’s a breath of fresh air in football, especially from a lad so young.
  9. 39 points
    I knew you were going to say that.
  10. 39 points
    I introduced myself in an earlier thread on this forum concerning the disappearance of Emiliano Sala. If you had read that thread, you might have gathered that I'm a Cardiff fan. I just wanted to say well done on yesterday's result, not simply because you had beaten those down the road from us ( I do admit to wanting them to lose every single game!) but because I'm a great believer in the old saying.. "What goes around - comes around" ... Karma, if you like. As I commented in that thread, you reacted with compassion and understanding, it was wonderful how you put aside the rivalry and kept your act on the right side of the moral compass. Cheers once again for that. It was reported that Swansea "fans", who had to change at Newport station on the way to their game with you, started making derogatory chants about Emiliano Sala. I'm not here to dwell on this, however, I did have a satisfying smile on my face when I saw the full-time result... as I said, Karma! I noticed that you didn't bring anyone in during the recent transfer window; like ourselves, we've pretty much gone with the same squad (apart from Bacuna for 3m). Perhaps that might not prove such a bad thing for you after all. You won't want to risk rocking the boat and it kind of gives the players you have an endorsement, they might grow from it. It's more or less what we did last season (yes, we brought in Madine but he was only a bench warmer in all honesty). Despite their apparent riches, it's sometimes the undoing of teams like Aston Villa, for example, who just throw money at the situation - I can guess which of your clubs has the better dressing room right now. The Championship is a great league to play in but ultimately you will want to test yourselves against the "Big Boys" of the Premier League. Certainly, you're a club capable of sustaining top-flight football. It remains to be seen if we can hold on to our status... I live in hope! Good luck!
  11. 38 points
    It may not be saying that much but comfortably our most successful manager in both major cup competitions for a couple of decades or more: Took us to our first League Cup semi in 29 years. Took us to our first FA Cup fifth round game in 18 years. Well done, Lee
  12. 37 points
    Always interesting to keep an eye on once we get to this stage of the year, so conjured this up... 106 - Highest Champions Points Total 105 104 103 102 101 100 99 98 97 96 95 94 93 - Average Needed for Champions + Highest 2nd Place Points Total 92 91 90 89 - Highest 3rd Place Points Total 88 87 - Average Needed For 2nd 86 85 84 83 82 81 - Lowest Champions Points Total 80 79 - Lowest 2nd Place Total 78 - Highest 7th Place Points Total 77 76 75 74 - Average Needed for Play-Offs 73 72 71 70 69 68 - Lowest Play-off Position Total 67 66 65 64 63 62 - Average Needed for Top Half 61 60 59 58 57.....Norwich, Leeds 56 55 54 - Highest Points Still Relegated.....Sheffield United 53 52 51 50.....West Brom, Middlesbrough 49 - Average Needed for Survival 48 47.....Bristol City, Derby 46 45 44 43 - Lowest Points Total Survived.....Birmingham, Villa, Hull, Blackburn 42.....Forest 41.....Swansea 40 39.....QPR 38.....Stoke, Sheffield Wednesday 37.....Brentford, Preston 36 35 34 33 32.....Wigan 31 30.....Millwall 29 28 27 26.....Rotherham 25.....Reading 24 23.....Bolton 22 21 20 19 18.....Ipswich  Key — Blue - Champions Green - 2nd Place Purple - Playoffs Orange - Top Half Red - Relegation
  13. 37 points
  14. 37 points
    Well said. I'm a bit embarrassed about the amount of personal stick @JulieH gets from certain posters. I think it is brilliant we have a police liaison officer willing to post on here and explain policing decisions. Yesterday was no laughing matter, but usually she exhibits a good sense of humour too. I doubt either the club or the police would conside their operation yesterday a success and no doubt it'll be reviewed and lessons learned. Meanwhile my sympathy is with the injured officers - and dog - who got hurt while simply doing their job. Trying to keep grown adults from behaving like kids in a playground.
  15. 35 points
    The only thing embarrassing about to day is grown people fighting over football teams. If they grew up, maybe the police could concentrate on something more worth while. Ho Hum, always amazes me that the police get blamed for grown adults not being able to conduct themselves properly in public.
  16. 33 points
    Sorry but that is not the right strategy at all. We need to grasp the moment whilst we have this squad now. I can't see any situation where we will have Kallas, Da Silva & Palmer next season for starters (unless we are Premier League). Plus Kelly, Brownhill & Pack might be gone in the summer. We need another decent big striker and the squad will be as good as we have had in 40 odd years. Now is the moment and we need to go for it.
  17. 32 points
    Makes a mockery of the fact the police have a riot squad stood infront of Section 82 corner whenever there’s a big game. If they station themselves infront of the away end the incident with fighting Inside the ground doesn’t happen. Always baffled me that, and always made me feel like I was a criminal for standing up and watching a football match, being eyeballed for 90 minutes by police and stewards. Maybe the police will have learnt a basic lesson - if there is likely to be trouble inside the ground, it’s likely to be near the segregated area, not at the opposite corner.
  18. 32 points
    My most sincere condolences to Thalia, Owen, Amy and all of Marcus' family, friends and relations. You have all been through so much for so long, but Marcus is now at peace. It looked as though Marcus got great enjoyment from spending time with Scott and Joe. I'm pleased that he did. Keep that red flag flying, Marcus. CTYD. CTID.
  19. 30 points
    Ticket sorted for the South stand, hopefully be on and a decent game.
  20. 30 points
    If you get Spurs and lose 9-0 I could die a happy man.
  21. 28 points
    @JulieH speaking as someone who was at the game with an 8 year old, I think we all deserve an explanation as to why the away supporters were permitted to leave the ground at the same time as home supporters, particularly in light of the trouble that occurred during the match. Most of us don’t go to the game for any other reason than to actually watch the game, especially those of us with children. To get caught up in the disorder as we left the designated family area at the end of the game strikes me as both an entirely unacceptable and completely avoidable scenario. I don’t blame the police for the neanderthal behaviour of some “fans”, but I do expect them to make common sense decisions to protect the rest of us.
  22. 27 points
    You are of course entirely entitled to your point of view, but don't presume to tell me what mine is. There is nothing 'politically correct' about my view on Downsy. It just happens to be what I think.
  23. 27 points
    Unfortunately I am used to it I don’t mind tbh, happy to take questions on anything but ultimately as already been quoted on here the 1% of so called fans seemed intent on serious disorder and sought it all day , either pre and during the match and definitely post match . It’s sad that people I know who were there with children were frightened by the fighting, and subsequent police actions, it is not something that should be acceptable just for supporting your football team.
  24. 27 points
    Great atmosphere today, as it usually is when there's a big away following. Ok a few Swansea kids played up a bit and a few of ours responded. I don't understand people asking for the away allocation to be cut, you just as well stay at home and watch a dodgy stream from the peace of your living room sofa. This is live football not the cinema
  25. 27 points
    I want to echo the earlier sentiments of Latcher and Bluedredd for the way in which the OTIB forum has responded to this dreadful news. Thank you, and respect.