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  1. 22 points
    Horrified to see this on the BBC News website today. When will they stop?
  2. 22 points
    That’s the point! People hate the competition and are letting people know it. They should be applauded for that (not the result, that was hilarious) but can’t people get it into their heads that the low crowds are intentional? It really isn’t difficult to understand. Apologies if I’m coming across as a Gas sympathiser but if we take the piss out of the 1% where they don’t deserve it then it undervalues the 99% when they do.
  3. 9 points
    I've just read the methane sorters post about everyone around the country loving the gas. As I'm working in Swansea this week on a nhs project, I got chatting to a Swans fan about football and he asked if we were rebuilding our stadium as we were doing really well in the Championship. I showed him the pics and he was well impressed and very positive about City. He then asked 'whatever happened to the other lot, did they go bust?' My reply was 'watch this space' to which he replied 'good, they are just plain weird!' He's just made a new friend!
  4. 9 points
    Rumred is spot on. I don't know how others feel but the integrity of sport is more important to me than a cheap laugh at the blue few. Well done to their fans that boycotted the game. If this competition is a success then we could well be playing Stoke City B in a league game one day. This is what they are planning and it needs to be stopped.
  5. 8 points
    I get boycotting the Checkatrade, fair enough.........but what has League One done wrong in their eyes ?
  6. 7 points
    I know, it’s such a ridiculous thing they often come out with. I remember seeing a post where one of them said they went into a shop (cant remember where, somewhere up North) and the staff asked where he was from...he said “Bristol” and they gasped in horror, then he said “no it’s ok...I’m a Gashead” and they breathed a sigh of relief ******* dumbos. I swear they believe the shit they spout. What they don’t ever seem to take into account when reciting stories of people they’ve met who apparently hate City is human nature. If I meet a Sheffield Utd fan, I’m likely to just go along with whatever they say about Wednesday...not tell them the truth that I couldn’t give a monkeys toss about either Sheffield club and find both sets of fans as arrogant as each other. Either that or people just feel sorry for them.
  7. 7 points
    I’ve been buying the Viz for years and nearly every month they do a spoof ‘Take a Break’ style gossip magazine article. It always features some fictional, attention seeking bullshitter making outrageous claims about things they’ve got up to with celebrities in private or boasting about inside knowledge they’ve obtained by accident whilst unblocking Brad Pitt’s bog. Henbury Gas and his computer shop is a bit like a real life version of that.
  8. 7 points
    Rovers took 40,000 fans to a conference final? EHHH?? They are literally like the North Korea of football.
  9. 7 points
    We're making ourselves look like numpties by mocking their low attendance in this 'competition'. In this case, the lower the attendance the better.
  10. 6 points
    Genuine question. How far down the pyramid would they need to go to have the best facilities in the league?
  11. 6 points
    Oh yeah I find that. Everywhere I go and I say I am a city fan everyone stop talking to me and I am shunned. Meanwhile my gashead brother in law is treated like a king.
  12. 6 points
    Can't Pay? We'll Take It Away might have been great tonight but it'll be ******* hilarious in a couple of months when they're on it.
  13. 5 points
    Am a Viz fan too. My favourite character is Mr. Gas Logic.
  14. 5 points
    Up next; Who put the **** into Scunthorpe? Well I'm guessing that Dopey will put 11 of them out there on Saturday dressed in that stupid blue and white quartered clowns outfit. Best City link I can find is that we sold them legendary horses arse Steve Torpey for what was at the time their record transfer fee of £175,000. Up front Scunthorpe have ex Reading striker Simon Church and ex Yeovil top scorer Paddy Maddon, so they have goals in the team. 4-0 to the Iron? Uber for Dopey?
  15. 5 points
    Me too. For an event at the Cardiff arena the last time I went a month or so ago there was a train back to TM at 10.40pm and the last one was 11.20pm. I didn't make the earlier one as the concert didn't finish until 10.45pm, but easily got the last train. It was crowded but everyone got on. I think there should have been more carriages or probably idea to have another train after. For big events at the Mill Stadium or principality I think it is called now there are extra trains put on and a barriered queueing system. As you say plenty of car parks and also a choice of places to eat and drink nearby. I think if I was a stranger to our city I would expect to find our Arena within easy walking distance of the train/bus station and the town centre. Not Filton!!!
  16. 5 points
    Fictional? How very dare you. Kylie won't be at all happy when she gets back tonight.
  17. 5 points
    people tend to be nicer and more accommodating to the mentally challenged though, until they are groped, horse is punch or car/bus window is headbutted
  18. 5 points
    I would LOVE IT if the they introduced a “Football Focus Re-visited” feature and went back for more interviews today. “So Darrell, these players that you stuck with are out of all the Cups by the 2nd week in November, knocked out of 2 by lower league teams, and your inconsistent league form could land you in a relegation fight if you’ve lost control here. So, not going quite to plan ON the pitch, so, tell me how things are going on the new stadium front...? oh sorry, I’m hearing I shouldn’t mention that..! Ok, so let’s look at other areas of investment that have been made since WAQ came to the club. I’ve got 2 mins left to broadcast, so if you can start with those impressively clean looking carpets over there... and hang on, those curtains weren’t there last time I was here...! Oh, Darrell, we are going to have to leave things there. It looks like someone is towing your car away...!”
  19. 5 points
    Over to you Mr Lansdown. The council are incapable of building one for the good of the city so perhaps you could build one as part of your empire and all the money the council would have made you can plough back into our football club.
  20. 4 points
    Melksham have just had a new £5m stadium built and are in the Western Premier, so at least a division below that.
  21. 4 points
    They had more than that locked out from every match. Kent police had to implement Operation Stack (Google it if you don't know) when they played at Dover
  22. 4 points
    Mind you, if you've got a home ground like Chernobyl you probably would prefer to go away to proper stadiums.
  23. 4 points
    he'll get another job and deserves one to be honest, he's a good manager done wonders on a conference south budget,
  24. 4 points
    Agree. Anybody attending the matches is letting all EFL fans down by helping support this farce of a competition. Ideally their crowds would be much, much lower.
  25. 4 points
    Darryls Season strategy Concentrate on FA Cup Concentrate on Caraboao Cup if fall,out of FA Cup,and Carabao Cup - ensure progress in Checkatrade Trophy Ensure detail input into new stadium Ensure detailed input into new training ground ahhhhhhh well Mind The Gap
  26. 3 points
    In comparison to Temple Meads the socio economic benefit would be low. An arena at Temple Meads would greatly to Bristol culture and benefit Ashton, Bedminster, Briz, Totterdown ... I may be underselling that cultural melting pot of Filton here ... But I doubt it.
  27. 3 points
    The bloke is an absolute belter on Twitter. Went from declaring Leeds would win the league one week to demanding the manager be sacked a week later.
  28. 3 points
    Division 3 (South) circa 1936.
  29. 3 points
    Disagree with this on so many levels. Other than the fact Filton has a building big enough to house an arena, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever to have it there. You suggest TM does not have the transport links.....uh? Mainline station, M32, major A roads, central bus terminals, sufficient parking provision within 10/15 minutes walk .......Jesus, you can even get a ferry to TQ! The transport links for Filton is essentially the car! People from all over Bristol and beyond will descend en masse into and through North Bristol in what is already a gridlocked area and that's even before they build a whole new town on the airfield site. People taking the bus would in the most part have to get two buses towards an area that does not have many if any bus lane provision. And before you mention the rail link, lets be clear on this (in my best MA accent), people have been trying to get this line up and running for commuter use for years and I don't see this changing any time soon, even with the impending airfield development. All other 'core cities' have an arena... Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Liverpool, Cardiff which are situated in the centre or central area and as such have direct, local access to bus networks and car parks. Most of them don't have the added bonus of a mainline rail link next door. Type the name of the city and "arena" into google maps to see for yourself.........type "Bristol arena" and you get some frigging hairdressers in Gordano! Embarrassing As much as I dislike Red Trousers, I would have preferred for him to have pushed TM through at the cost at the time rather than leave it in the hands of the totally incompetent and out-of-his-depth Marv who clearly is going to end up consigning this project to the overloaded dustbin of failed large projects in Bristol.
  30. 3 points
    Gateshead has a cracking ground and they're level six or seven so somewhere below that. Cherry Red Records Hellenic League would be my guess.
  31. 3 points
    Thoroughly disagree with this. Rail links to Cardiff from Bristol are great, trains regularly and on time every hour. Plenty of multi story car parking in Cardiff, always with spaces on concert nights. Naturally 10k people going to some sort of gig or comedy gig all arriving/leaving around the same time naturally going to cause congestion, that is the same anywhere in the UK. But to say Cardiff doesn't have the infrastructure simply isn't true. Compared to Bristol they are light-years ahead of us. 1 minor crash in Hotwells or the Cumberland basin is enough to bring this City to a standstill.
  32. 3 points
    I think it was Talking Heads, but I get your point
  33. 3 points
    Interesting at the start, where he makes it sound like he’s correcting Garth Crooks, when he claimed that he could have bought “ANY premier league club”. By using clever exclamation, he cannily disguised the fact that he was saying he “couldn’t have bought any other club”..! He lapped it up, thinking it was a ready made club, with a stadium deal already sorted and pretty much funded. Look at all those smiles and jovial quips from him & Dopey. All feels a bit different on the prospects front now lads, eh..?!
  34. 3 points
    It hasn't let a team of their size and stature be automatically promoted to the Championship because they are far too big for League One.
  35. 3 points
    Why didn’t you buy Bristol City ? !! Because , he couldn’t afford to was the correct answer
  36. 3 points
    Ideally the crowd would be zero. One day we’ll end up back in that competition and the same people taking the piss will ask why those teams, and their supporters, didn’t have the guts to do something about it now. I do wonder if some people enjoy taking the piss out of the Gas more than they enjoy football.
  37. 3 points
    I COULD almost feel sorry for Dopey...........IF it wasn't for the "happy days" quote which just goes to show what a nasty**** he really is !
  38. 3 points
    If you have legitimate and perfectly legal ways to avoid paying tax why wouldn't you use them? Though those IoM aircraft VAT deals do not look legal, but I digress. I don't actually think that there's anything dodgy or shady about the dealings and ownership of the club. That £10m facility, secured by a charge on the ground, is close (by my calculations) to being fully used with the drawings from it being used to fund clearing the past debts, the failed stadium costs, the annual operating losses of ?£1.2m and the interest of c. £0.6m payable on the loan. I don't think there's anything particularly to see here other than the obvious: loss-making club exhausts its line of secured credit sometime this season ? March. At that point either there is an immediate sale of a loss-making club with no net assets, or Dwane Sports puts more money in to either continue funding the losses or tide it over until sale, or DS can just call in the security on the ground and sell it, then wind up the club (to avoid being prosecuted for trading when insolvent) and walk away only having lost their initial purchase cost. With the obvious exception of that arch-belter Henbury there is a widespread realisation amongst Rovers' fans that they are very much drinking in the last chance saloon. I am very surprised that the BEP has not done a financial analysis of their position and started asking some questions. A good journalist should be spotting a crisis before it happens not waiting until it happens and claiming "Nobody saw this coming". Here's a simple question for them to put to the Rovers' Chairman: "When do you expect the £10m secured loan facility upon the Memorial Ground to be fully drawn and how will you fund the club's operating loss and the payment of interest upon that drawn loan thereafter?". It's a simple question.
  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    looking at that website our away avg is 2400 theirs is 1100 this season, can't be right surely?
  41. 2 points
    Ha! just prepping you for the forthcoming hilarity
  42. 2 points
    I have just been reliably informed that when the horse punchers were in the conference their away support was bigger than ours, as ours that year was terrible, someone give me a doctors number I think I need someone to be sectioned
  43. 2 points
    This is the height of selfishness. What about the dog walkers in Cardiff, London and Birmingham? They have to come to Bristol now to walk their dogs. Only the other day I came across a chap from Brum cussing blime he was coz he had to come to Bristol to walk his dog because dog walking areas had been swallowed up by arenas, stadia, shopping malls, entertainment parks and industrial units. Shocking!
  44. 2 points
    It's pity , the word you're looking for is pity.
  45. 2 points
    Ashton Vale : thwarted by dog lovers Memorial Ground : managed by a dog lover
  46. 2 points
    I think he had his own idea for an arena by TM so whilst he was in power and that was his baby we weren't going to get anything, and nor was anyone else. Yes our stadium could hold outdoor concerts in the summer, but the window is only for about 3 weeks I believe. We desperately need something for this city. In recent months I have gone to Cardiff and London more than Bristol, and off to Birmingham next month to see a gig, shocking. A multipurpose arena is a must and I would love it to be on the Wickes/Dreams site. Sports and concerts, hotel and parking. Transport links with the metro bus. What can possibly go wrong! And yes I agree about Marvin. I didn't vote for him this time (for the first time in my life I couldn't be arsed to vote for any of them)but I did when he was up against George. I thought he was one of the good guys, how wrong I was. At least George for all his faults had passion, this bloke is just a limp lettuce. Makes my blood boil when I visit other cities and towns who manage everything better than us.
  47. 2 points
    I thought George Ferguson was bad but Marvellous Marvin Rees has taken talking bullsh*t whilst doing absolutely nothing to a whole new level.The bloke is completely out of his depth.* The City is crying out for an arena, next door to Temple Meads would be ideal but we will still be having the same conversation next decade *Does anybody else know where you RESIGN from your job you have it in your contract that you are entitled to 6 months payment in lieu of notice as happened to the latest Bristol CEO. Unbelievable
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Just goes to show that it's not just the local press that failed to investigate the actual status of their owners, Garth Crooks suggesting that he could have bought "any club in the Premiership" is just laughable. I am sure that this forum had already identified that they were nowhere near that wealthy, but once again Wael seems happy to let the myth persist with his self deprecating reply.
  50. 2 points
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