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  1. 21 points
    Hasn’t been used enough. Plain and simple. My biggest thing with LJ. Wants to protect players too much. All this talk about learning different aspects of the game is relevant but not to the point we need to pay them for years before we use them. Spent a lot of money on players who won’t have half a season between them in minutes or appearances. Our squad was decimated with injuries for 3-4 months so he just wore out a select 12-13. In my mind, a big reason our form dipped. Play the ones here already. For me it is why teams like Preston and Brentford appear to recruit so well. The players they buy, they play. They grow as part of the squad. Imagine we had bought Ollie Watkins and he was sat on our bench getting 10 minutes every month. Taylor Moore, Gustav Engvall, Liam Walsh, and Eliasson. Almost 6m worth of players with limited appearances. In the case of Moore and Engvall, we bought them, gave them contracts and those contracts now going into their final 12 months!! Sometimes you need to see if players sink or swim but none have been given the chance. Age is but a number and it is BS that young players can’t get the job done. I just watched a CB pairing aged 18 and 19 help beat Bayern Munich the other day with Leipzig. Upemacano and Konate played very well and they have grown given proper chances to thrive. Anyway, these players need chances. I have no doubt that given the minutes, Eliasson would produce. Could have easily been given minutes too. Engvall never been given a fair chance(has looked better than loan strikers like Woodrow and Diony). Walsh fair enough hard to get into the team with Pack and Smith but maybe should be used instead of one of them in matches like Burton where the defensive burden isn’t so great? Taylor Moore also has quite a bit in front of him but with talks of Flint leaving, we all say we can buy a good replacement. So where does that leave Moore? Where does he get his chance? At RB where he doesn’t look as comfortable? No, it is LJ’s biggest weakness imo. He can grow young players but he coddles them too much. Even COD and Brownhill were given chances throughout the season. Need to do the same for the others.
  2. 17 points
    We would be daft to sell any of our players to our rivals.
  3. 11 points
  4. 9 points
    You should meet Londoner. You and him would get on very well. Anyone who brags about their academic achievements as a means of belittling other people isn't worth the oxygen they breathe.
  5. 8 points
    Lots of negatives comments from Jose Mourinho about Luke Shaw after substituting him at half time V Brighton. Can't see him staying at the Club much longer. Wonder if he might perhaps be looking at Joe Bryan as a replacement ? Certainly will remember his performance and tremendous goal against them at Ashton Gate . We seem to have a promising replacement for Joe with another "one of our own" in Lloyd Kelly.
  6. 6 points
    How much have the teams in the top six spent compared to what we have spent? What a joke.
  7. 6 points
    That’s how it looks yes. Disgraceful behaviour if true. I know we aren’t to fond of the Cardiff fans/management but you have to feel for them a little. All that expense just for Derby to call the game off because they basically didn’t fancy it. I can see a big compensation bill coming Derbys way and hopefully points deducted to. If you’re gonna use the excuse that the roads were far to dangerous for players and staff to get to the ground don’t then send a tweet out saying the club shop is open as usual.
  8. 5 points
    “Hey guys, oi Man City fans...stop praising Bristol City’s management, players and fans and give us some attention, please! Don’t you love us more? Huh? we’re really great, look at our kit...what about Irene? Don’t you think were amazing? Please say something nice about us pleeease, we took 4 thousand to Chelsea....”
  9. 5 points
    It's always so nice to get a visit from Stan Drew and now we know that he's a genius with an IQ which is only two points below the 160 IQ rating attributed to Professors Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. No doubt Stan will thus be able to explain to everyone the black hole into which his clubs finances seem to have collapsed? Stan's IQ betters the 156 score of that other well known genius, Donald Trump - although both of them have a tendency to Fake News, as Stan's claim above evidences. In 2004, the New York Times asked Stephen Hawking what his IQ was and he memorably replied: “People who boast about their IQ are losers.”. If Professor Hawking had an IQ of just 158, he would never have achieved that realisation. Obviously. Welcome back Stan.
  10. 5 points
  11. 5 points
    Hahahahahahahahahahah, he's not even the best left back at our club!
  12. 4 points
    Sums up the Johnson regime. The money this guy has spent is unbelievable. And people don't expect top six!!! What a joke.
  13. 4 points
    I’m starting to warm towards Rovers. I’ve always had them down as vile, horse punching cretins, with a massive chip on their shoulder - BUT... first the have the delightful Wael take charge and now @st andrews gas who is basically a genius, amongst their support. I’m starting to think that I’ve been wrong all along and might have to consider liking such a well loved & respected club. Globally, obviously..! What a conundrum..! If only St Andrews Gas were here to lend me some words of wisdom..! CONDENSED VERSION:
  14. 4 points
    To be fair Colin as much as I hate him has got a point. Derby wanted the game off because of injuries and claimed the police advised them to call it off. The police are saying they didn’t and that Derby made the decision themselves. Derby fans were even saying there was hardly any snow and the roads were fine. Hopefully the game gets awarded to Cardiff and Derby get deducted points.
  15. 4 points
    18 seasons and counting since you finished above us. Of course that's well short of the 47 years from 1902 until 1949 but there's plenty of time to beat that record., in fact, it's doubtful you'll ever finish above us again. Yes you exist, but so does VD, dog dirt and the Ebola virus, all of which are as equally unpleasant as Bristol Rovers supporters.
  16. 3 points
    Which shows how far BCFC are behind- its usually taken our management team a couple of seasons. Unlike me- I usually nail it after a couple of games
  17. 3 points
    I got a certificate for completing 25m breast stroke .... .... which I believe would qualify me for their Boob Cricket team?
  18. 3 points
    Need a lift to Thornbury this evening....
  19. 3 points
    Some of us Cardiff girls are quite nice really....we hate Warnock and support Bristol City COYR!!
  20. 3 points
    It was called off late & Derby did have something of an injury crisis. I’m not sure that excuses your choice of friends though..!
  21. 3 points
    It sets a very dangerous precedent if this goes through with no punishment I think, games should never be cancelled without good reason, and also without full agreement of both teams, police, Fa and HSE or whoever the body is. There is no way any club should be able to call off a game on their own say so
  22. 3 points
    This was pre-snowflake football culture. Only an undertaker could authorise a substitution.
  23. 3 points
    Back then only one substitute on the bench so there would have to be a fair amount of shuffling if anyone had to go off. No specialist strikers or defenders on the bench then - utility players were at much more of a premium than they are now. One of the outfield players would even be nominated as reserve goalkeeper should the need arise. Before subs came in, have even seen an injured goalkeeper taken out of goal to limp up an down the wing while one of his outfield colleagues replaced him in goal. Might be my faulty memory but seemed to be far less injuries in those happy days before metatarsals were invented.
  24. 3 points
    Pack and Bryan for Pogba and Shaw swap shock
  25. 3 points
    The club are clearly trying to drive them away. I mean, the cheek of keeping their prices the same...! That certainly seems like a statement of intent to me..!
  26. 2 points
    With this season throwing another close fought League Cup semi our way , here is the previous one. Forest were still a bloody good side at this time . it may be 9 years after they were Champions of Europe, but they would win the League cup this and the following year and the full members cup . To add to their cup form they finished 3rd in the League. Given little chance , specially at the City ground , it proved to be a lot closer than many thought. Only a late John Pender own goal saved Forest from a big upset. A brilliant rear guard action that really set up the 2nd Leg at the Gate.
  27. 2 points
    So all of you in Sweden keep saying. Yet when he has been given minutes as a sub, I have been impressed by his defensive work, tracking back and winning tackles to begin counter attacking. I agree with Joe Aman's earlier post. I think our coaching staff are too overprotective of the fringe youngsters. Vyner, Eliasson and Kelly have been treated like this. Kelly was many people's MOM against Ipswich. He will have poor games and good ones but the only way forward is play and get experience. Eliasson and the other young Reds likewise.
  28. 2 points
    I’m pretty sure you can buy any seats that aren’t currently reserved by existing season ticket holders. So, if you look at what’s available in your preferred location, you just buy those.
  29. 2 points
    Talks a hell of a lot about other clubs does Mr. W ank. er. Derby may be more of a threat to us as it stands right now, but fair play to them if they got the game off. This Is EXACTLY the sort of thing our poor victim Warnock would do in their situation. Out Warnocked, Warnock. Tough.
  30. 2 points
    I'm going to be 65 at the beginning of August and I've just found out I won't be eligible for the over 65 SC concession, even though i'll be 65 for the whole season! The club really are going hard for first prize in the Foot Shooting contest.
  31. 2 points
    Might well be less than 78, given games like that can easily end in draws. The run-ins (Opponents in the top six and other teams chasing to be bolded- the potential spoilers or outsiders, to be italicised! Derby- P37 Pts 62: Sunderland (H) Preston (A) Bolton (H) Wolves (A) Burton (A) Middlesbrough (H) Aston Villa (A) Barnsley (H) Plus a match at home to Cardiff. Very tough run-in. Middlesbrough- P38 Pts 62: Wolves (H) Burton (A) Nottm Forest (H) Sheff Utd (A) Bristol City (H) Derby (A) Millwall (H) Ipswich (A) That's a pretty horrible run-in too, isn't it! Even the 3 likely wins- Ipswich and Burton away, and Forest at home, are not necessarily gimmes- could easily see them slipping up with a draw at Ipswich for example. Preston- P38 Pts 60: Sheff Wed (A) Derby (H) Reading (A) Leeds (H) QPR (A) Norwich (H) Sheff Utd (A) Burton (H) That is actually not a bad run-in at all. Norwich at home and Leeds at home and QPR away of course are all potential games in which points can be dropped. Sheff Utd- P38 Pts 60: Brentford (A) Cardiff (H) Barnsley (A) Middlesbrough (H) Millwall (H) Birmingham (A) Preston (H) Bristol City (A) One word- Ouch! Even the 2 away games- to Barnsley and Birmingham- are far from nailed on wins, one a Yorkshire derby and sometimes St Andrews can be hard- plus both fighting for their lives with newish managers. If Sheff Utd make the playoffs, they will absolutely have deserved it! They, like Preston, could run out of steam. Squad size etc. Millwall- P38 Pts 58: Nottm Forest (H) Ipswich (A) Bristol City (H) Bolton (A) Sheff Utd (A) Fulham (H) Middlesbrough (A) Aston Villa (H) Pretty horrible run in- particularly the last 4, and you could even say last 7 because Ipswich away is awkward, and Bolton away is suddenly very tricky- as we and Villa found out. Suffice to say, if they make top 6 then it's fully deserved! Could the fact they won the League One playoffs stand them in good stead? Maybe... Now for the less significant ones but still in with a theoretical chance: Brentford- P38 Pts 54: Sheff Utd (H) Bristol City (A) Ipswich (H) Nottm Forest (A) Fulham (A) QPR (H) Barnsley (A) Hull (H) It's not a great run-in, but it's not wildly difficult either. Brentford would surely be looking at 4 points from their 2 games after Easter...and then 14-16 points from the remaining 6. If they get a bit of momentum they could be pushing hard for the last place IMO. Ipswich- P38 Pts 52: Birmingham (A) Millwall (H) Brentford (A) Barnsley (H) Nottm Forest (A) Aston Villa (H) Reading (A) Middlesbrough (H) To be clear, I don't see Ipswich as having much of a chance. However, do I see them as having the potential to take points off Millwall and Boro in particular? Absolutely! Tricky away game... Norwich- P38 Pts 52: Fulham (H) QPR (A) Aston Villa (H) Sunderland (A) Cardiff (H) Preston (A) Leeds (H) Sheff Wed (A) Like their East Anglian neighbours, not much chance- but potential to play spoiler for one or 2! Leeds- P38 Pts 50: Bolton (H) Fulham (A) Sunderland (H) Preston (A) Aston Villa (A) Barnsley (H) Norwich (A) QPR (H) No particular chance, but potential to play spoilers for one or 2! US- P38 Pts 61: Barnsley (A) Brentford (H) Millwall (A) Birmingham (H) Middlesbrough (A) Hull (H) Nottm Forest (A) Sheff Utd (H) One of the kinder run-ins I feel. That Sheff Utd game, could make or break it for us. Villa and Fulham- just because they have not cemented their play off places for certain, though as good as! The two away games at Boro and Millwall will be very difficult though, and Brentford- well we haven't beaten Brentford in a while?? Fulham- P38 Pts69: Norwich (A) Leeds (H) Sheff Wed (A) Reading (H) Brentford (H) Millwall A) Sunderland (H) Birmingham (A) I'd say that is trickier than it looks on first glance. Sheff Wed, Reading and Sunderland should be easy wins, but the rest? I still think they will be safely in the playoffs but could they wobble if say they slip up at Norwich... Aston Villa- P38 Pts69: Hull (A) Reading (H) Norwich (A) Cardiff (H) Leeds (H) Ipswich (A) Derby (H) Millwall (A) I mean, it's a very long shot isn't it, but if Villa don't have it as good as nailed down by Norwich away...that's a very awkward last 6 games! If there is pressure and some sides coming up behind...then it's not that easy!
  32. 2 points
    Did they have a choice to stay put though? If the move is forced then I'd say that was a price raise. IMO the club should have made that whole stand £299. If everyone in the SS was an adult and every seat was a ST seat, then it would have cost the club £300,000. However the reality is that the club would have lost less than that. The 1000 that came over were paying 299 anyway, so no money lost there. The stand isn't full so less money lost there. Many children sit in that stand for £50 so no money lost there We'd sell more STs at the lower rate to make up some, if not all of the shortfall. I'd wager the club would have lost no more than £150,000 by dropping the price in the SS to £299 last season. We wouldn't even sniff at £150,000 it is such a small amount of money in football. How much did we pay for Engvall?
  33. 2 points
    Plus he drags the overall average IQ of the sags into double figures, although at 156, in statistical terms, he is known as an outlier and possibly as an out and out liar as well.
  34. 2 points
    and gasman Nicky Tanner to Dalgleish's Liverpool and Ralph Milne to Man U. This City is the stuff of Legends.
  35. 2 points
    Good band - I remember Big Decision being a particularly great track!
  36. 2 points
    Totally agree. If this goes unpunished and we’ve got a massive injury problem in the future then we might as well just make something up like the pitch is frozen or some Bo*****s and cancel the game. The away fans might complain about a frozen pitch in September however, but who cares.
  37. 2 points
  38. 2 points
    They can take the FA with them mind.
  39. 2 points
    They are actually closer to College Green in infrastructure when those hippies put the tents up and pissed in doorways
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    So it's possibly Flint for England and Joe for Man U. If Carlsberg did delusional.......
  42. 2 points
    But wally is a lovely lovely man!
  43. 2 points
  44. 2 points
    Well, you're right there. We wouldn't!
  45. 2 points
    have done that before- you wouldn't believe how many fans of other clubs prefer us to you....
  46. 2 points
    As with all things roverzzz related, its more Arsehol than Warhol.
  47. 2 points
  48. 2 points
    The higher you get up the football pyramid, the worse the football 'experience' becomes. You may get to see some of the best football players...but as a day out, it goes down hill. If you are happy to watch football for 90 mins, with all the ambience of an overpriced shopping mall, then welcome to the Prem and the upper end of the Championship. If you want to be entertained and feel part of something, plus enjoy your day out as an overall experience, then you have to look further down the pyramid. As a Club we have got used to being the WBA of the Championship and League 1. The old Ashton Gate had it's faults and we got used to League 1....but it felt right. No complaints...it was a fun day out. Now...we complain that we've thrown away our chances of making the Prem....complain about so much of the new stadium, complain about ticketing, yet complained about our lot in League 1 for all those years. If you could have Prem football with a league 1 experience....wouldn't that be fun. Why is it so hard....money!!!
  49. 2 points
    "Carpetbaggers" is an entirely accurate description of the Gas owners. Put next to nothing into the club but take all the benefits. Their club doesn't have 2 pennies to rub together for the team, despite selling their best players in January on each of the last 2 seasons for £300-600k. When did they last pay a transfer fee for a league player? Not since the fake sheikh has been in place. His best business was being a Chelsea supporter and getting them a couple of loanees last season. So yes money in football is a problem but in Horfield the questions should be "where is it?" or "where has it gone?" No new stadium, no evidence of any work on their new "training ground", it's only the fact that Dopey Darrell appears to be a half decent manager that keeps them going. Much like Mick McCarthy at Ipswich, it's possibly only the manager that is keeping the show on the road at that level. Replace him & they could quickly tumble back down to where they were so recently.
  50. 2 points
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