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  1. 43 points
    A few weeks ago I suggested we lacked direction, there were no signs of improvement and Lee Johnson should go. I was wrong and I am sorry. I am however pleased to be wrong. COYR!!!!
  2. 42 points
    I suspect that you @Ivorguy are the only 'others' on this forum who 'find such views repugnant'. You are older than me for sure; I'm merely in my mid sixties. You hanker after those halcyon days of Atyeo, Bradford, leather football's, no segregation at grounds, going to Ashton Gate one week and Eastville the next, football rattles, rosettes, real butter, mum's homemade jam, rationing, barrage balloons, WWll ... those days weren't all bad, Ivor neither were they all good. I grew up in east Bristol and encountered lots of Rovers supporters long before the term 'gashead' had been coined. They weren't always happy encounters. I watched City and Rovers alternate Saturdays although for me there was only ever one team in Bristol. I never saw Geoff Bradford play but I did have the pleasure of watching John Atyeo. Aged about seven, walking away from my first derby match wearing my City rosette, an adult Rovers supporter unprovoked (I was only seven after all) tried to punch me in the stomach. Thankfully for me, he smashed his hand into the heavy wooden rattle I was holding, hurting only himself, not me. At that moment, for me, the die was cast. I am a very proud Bristolian and always will be; I am an avid football supporter but Bristol City is my only footballing love. I don't like the Rovers; I despise them and hope that they go bust. I respect your age and your different point of view, Ivor but you are not entitled to tell me and other forum members that our opinions are 'sad ... childish ... thuggish ...decidedly unpleasant ... uncalled for' just because they doesn't coincide with your views. CTID.
  3. 37 points
  4. 31 points
    Won us the game all 3 were very good and changed the game, Credit to LJ got it spot on.
  5. 20 points
    I take exception to that, I've never been a thug, and it's not 'thuggish' ( even in this comically absurd PC world we live in) to have a very strong dislike for something, and to state it. It's not 'uncalled for' either - they are a truly vile club and I've had numerous extremely unpleasant experiences with Rovers fans over the years including being attacked several times for no other reason than I was wearing City colours out and about in Bristol. I gather from previous posts you don't live anywhere near Bristol and haven't done so for a very long time. Perhaps if you actually lived here and existed amongst them you'd be less benevolent towards Rovers, and wouldn't have such a pompous and sneering attitude to the genuine and well founded feelings of your fellow BCFC fans who do.
  6. 16 points
    Just to remind everyone that we sold arguably our three best players this summer, and there were plenty of accusations on here that we lacked ambition, hadn’t replaced them and might well be relegated. And now after 7 tough games and a tricky start we are 3rd with only one defeat. It’s early days, but I hope those who struggle to credit Johnson - or indeed the club - for anything, are willing to recognise that he’s done bloody well so far.
  7. 16 points
    I got good friends who as gasheads, they happen to be deluded and believe every rumour and story at their club, one still thinks wael is a billionaire it doesn’t stop me hating rovers, they are a vile club with 90% of their fan base being obnoxious assholes always playing the victim and always blaming their woes on others the sooner they go out of business the better
  8. 15 points
    Interviewed a guy outside the away end for the podcast and without question or prompt he went on about how lovely the overall away fan experience is at AG. Clearly enjoys coming down. Complimented the layout and in particular the stewards who are incredibly friendly and easy to talk to. I beat him up afterwards cause he was a Sheffield United fan but he was very complimentary.
  9. 12 points
    Frank Lampards Derby County have had their manager sent off. Not sure who it is though?
  10. 12 points
    I think December 10th 1983 helped Bristol City immensely....we’d gone through the hell of 1982 - we had a mix and match side which included a Bristol University student....it was a very uncertain time....then the FA Cup second round draw gave us an away tie at Eastville against a Rovers team that was lording it above us in the divisions....and we beat them 1-2 that day ....with the student mis-hitting the winner to send us into absolute delirium on the away terrace...Terry Cooper was at the helm and he even came on and played that day...but that day was a serious springboard, we believed totally in our club again, we’d just gubbed the gas in their own backyard and we loved it! We were on the way back after the 1982 stuff...so I think that derby in the 1980s really helped us, because we got promoted at the end of that season....and we haven’t looked back since...
  11. 11 points
    Sincere thanks from the blue part of Sheffield
  12. 11 points
    Ivorguy, whilst I completely understand your point of view, it is one that fell out of fashion a very long time ago. Yes, in a perfect world all football fans could sit side by side with no animosity. Unfortunately, your era was a very long time ago and there has been a lot of change since then, hence the majority of City fans will have been brought up to dislike the fewest and vice-versa. Make no mistake, our backwards friends from Horfield hate us more than we hate them for the simple fact they know we have surpassed them in every way as club. Besides, the vast majority of us remember the 80's when they tried to steal our ground, as well as having the upper hand in the regular games between us (I will never forget them pipping us to the Div 3 title in 89/90). Their time was then (and didn't they let us know it at any opportunity), ours is now and any City fan that doesn't enjoy it either hasn't ever had to experience those years, can remember when fans used to follow both clubs, or are indifferent to them because for whole generation they haven't been a threat. Personally, I wouldn't wish them to go bust as I have a lot of good mates who are staunch R*vers but if they did go bust I would laugh my head off the same as I did when they were relegated to the Conference.
  13. 10 points
  14. 10 points
    If he gets a 3 game touchline ban, will Frank Lampard's Derby revert to their former name of 'Derby County'? Albeit as a temporary rebrand.
  15. 9 points
    No apologies for another Pack thread ! Wasnt always his biggest fan and he had to grow on me but he has, and improved massively 8n last 2 years Thought after a very shaky first half performance in particular last time out he was magnificent today , extremely composed and brave on the ball and kept us ticking or tried to throughout the game and looked a class act at times Was tough for him and Josh first half with Sheff Utd swamping then with pass and move but they dug in and both blossomed second half But for Pack to be so brave and composed on the ball after the Blackburn game I Thought was admirable Take a bow skipper
  16. 8 points
    Forgive me if you’ve heard me say this before, but about 4 years ago, I had nothing to do one afternoon so went to watch the U-18’s in some meaniningless fixture. A 15 year old Lloyd Kelly was playing centre back that day. I remember leaving the ground and calling my mate to say I’ve seen an absolute star of the future. He was very skinny and slight then, not the filled out beast that he is today, but he won every header, every tackle and never gave the ball away. He looked so comfortable against lads who were significantly bigger and stronger than him, he glided around the pitch. He was incredible and I will never forget it. He could go to the very top.
  17. 8 points
    Suggesting a manager should be sacked after 3 wins in 20 is perfectly valid
  18. 8 points
    Go sit on the stairs and think about what you've done.
  19. 8 points
  20. 8 points
    Yeeeesssssssssss love u guys. Bad game but good teams win this kind of games, one goal conceded in 4 games. 4 wins. I am happy, love from romamia.
  21. 8 points
    It`s the real reason Tomlin left, we told him he`d have to pay for them.
  22. 8 points
    I call myself a Bristol City supporter, first and foremost. They are an embarrassment to my fair city.
  23. 8 points
    What success did having local derbies help bring either club in the 80’s or 90’s..? Apart from lower league promotion..? Surely, 2 periods from last century aside, this is currently closing in on our most successful period now (sustained 2nd tier football, with play off ambition) Look how far we’ve progressed off the field since we last played them..! They may need us as a market, but we sure as hell don’t need them and their going out of business could only benefit us.
  24. 7 points
    Well that's what he can do. Won balls, kept it well at the end, put in one excellent cross. He scored the winner with an excellent header and was in the right place to have scored an easy header 10 minutes earlier that he somehow missed. He will score goals, he got 11 for Barnsley in one season in the championship. He's never going to be an Eliasson or an O'Dowda or Paterson, but he gives us something else that is very useful to have. I think a bit more confidence and when becoming fitter with more games and he can improve more and be the player he was for Barnsley. Excellent business for 1 million.
  25. 7 points
    How ironic, age doesn't seem to have made you any wiser does it? You are the most relentlessly negative, miserable poster on here and yet you see fit to lecture others on what they should or shouldn't post? The breadth of your arrogance astounds me.
  26. 7 points
    Really isn't rocket science these clean sheets once you sell your worst defender. Maybe more of the forum will realise that in time.
  27. 7 points
    I've certainly seen a few of our players not turn up until then before.
  28. 7 points
    THE ROBIN IS BACK, and to celebrate the return we have a brand new fanzine badge on sale. It will be available today v Sheff Utd alongside the latest edition of One Team In Bristol from around 1pm This badge has a brooch style pin on the back £4.50
  29. 7 points
    Me..a young 71 and lived in N Bristol for over 30 years,my whole family and relatives have always been city and Bristol rugby supporters,needless to say if there was a plunger to push to send that vile club into oblivion i would gladly pay for the privilege, that's my take and i don't give a flying what anyone else thinks.
  30. 7 points
    **** Bristol Rovers. I hope they go out of business . I’m a proud Bristolian. I’m a very proud Bristol City fan . You inbetweener Bring back the rubbish bin . Biggest load of shite I have read on here
  31. 6 points
    Hiya guys! It's me! The 5th best girl on OTIB and Marlon Pack's official stalker... A short one today as good things come in small packages. I'm 5ft 3 so I can back this notion. Yorkshire is home not only to Hovis, flat caps and Whippets. Nope. It's home to arguably the most congested football county outside of London. Barnsley, Leeds, Sheffield Wednesday and our visitors all stem from "oop north". But Sheffield's most underrated product is, in my opinion, the Full Monty. A film about half a dozen fellas on the dole, whom decide to take their clobber off for the local lasses in order to make a few quid. The film itself wasn't a high fancy Hollywood production and that's why it took off. Filmed pretty much entirely on location in Sheffield, the realism of 90s Britain screams through it. The neglect of town centres, the cheap thrills, the decay of a once booming industry now rotting quietly. The film placed Sheffield bang on the map and nowadays, it's been dragged into the 21st century with much regeneration. So much so, it's now suggested that Sheffield is the fastest growing city outside of London... On to today. Sheffield Utd came up last season and gave everyone a bit of shock when they danced around the top half of the table. Not unlike a certain Bristolian club that was promoted from L1 and was in the PO final the following season... We've had an international break so all our lads will have been out down Motion on the razz. We'll be crap. £10 to the correct time we get the first "Johnson Out". I'm saying 71 mins when Sheffield's 3rd goes in. 3-1 to the visitors. Prove me wrong.
  32. 6 points
    I'm fully on board with LJ now. Team was well organised at both ends of the pitch. Sheff Utd are a very good team who would have chances and we were very tidy (Lloyd Kelly in particular) and unlike previous seasons LJ knew his players and what he needed to do after an hour to take control of the game. He really is tactically on top of this team, I've doubted it before but this season no doubt he is a match for other managers. Yes we were second best for about 50 minutes but McGoldrick ineptitude aside, we never looked phased and LJ knew what needed doing. I haven't often felt on the same page as the manager but I certainly am now. That was his win and it was a big one.
  33. 6 points
    Absolutely spot on BS4, I will never forget that day, I don’t think I’ve ever been more proud of a City team than I was that day,probably my favourite away day ever.
  34. 6 points
    I feel your pain Dave, but you have no idea at all whether the damage was caused by another City fan or not. Seems like the sort of unfounded slur we would decry from others tbh.
  35. 6 points
    Shout out today for LJ, we were reverting back to our soporific worst creating little or nothing and on the hour mark LJ had seen enough the introduction Watkins and ODowda injected the much needed pace and Taylor's introduction for the misfiring Diedhiou was another good call, for our 2nd half performance I felt we were worth the win, they are a nasty side, i'm glad that we beat them, well done LJ.
  36. 6 points
  37. 6 points
    Unless people were around at that time or old enough to understand where we were as a club, it's probably not easy to comprehend jut what a huge result that was. We were just about alive as a football club and, as a 16 year old, it felt like 'bring your boots, you might get a game'. R*vers were doing quite well, for them, and nobody gave us a prayer that day. The Muller rd end was rammed, more in defiance than expectation and by god didn't the scum fans let us know it! I agree that that day was a real turning point and don't think I have celebrated a goal more than I celebrated our second, it was bedlam! I despise their club and many of their 'supporters' TBH. Yes, there are some good ones, some of them are close friends of mine but they have an extremely high % of utter *********, waaaay above the average. An example, it doesn't happen very often now but I couldn't go out to a local pub anywhere near where I live now or lived previously without the inevitable 'shithead' comment from someone, even when my kids were small, we would hear some horrible comment. Funny how they say absolutely **** all nowadays.
  38. 6 points
  39. 6 points
    It's not by our choice that the League's most tedious and obnoxious club happens to be from the same City as the great BCFC. The sooner they go bust the better.
  40. 5 points
    Todays cross or Tuesday night V Poland?
  41. 5 points
    What I have noticed is every time that we win somebody feels the need to start another pathetic thread like this.
  42. 5 points
    Andi and Matty lookin better that Andi and Fam TBH.
  43. 5 points
    I do like his disguised passes which he plays really well . Played a great one into kelly in the 2nd half ..
  44. 5 points
    519. It’s amazing to think that they genuinely believe their away support is something special. They bang on and on about it... Travelling in huge numbers, “it’s just what they do....” apparently Deluded idiots.
  45. 5 points
    Now if we can just make second place by Christmas...
  46. 5 points
    As we all suspected Septic Peg only goes to football for the sport element and not to watch finely tuned athletes in shorts running about bursting with testosterone. As for the match Sheff Utd , screw 'em. We are at home . We are in form and we will win . 2-0 City Pack Diedhou . Sheffield who ? Ave ' em .
  47. 5 points
    Look. It would be lovely if we all got along wouldn't it? Nobody likes conflict and disliking something isn't a pleasant feeling. I'd have been happy to wish Rovers well and enjoy a good natured rivalry if things were different. However, hate is not natural, it is learned. And it's very hard to feel anything other than loathing to a club that were just waiting for us to go bust so they could scab our stadium on the cheap, announce our scores over the tannoy when we are losing, ripped off the rugby club, constantly spout nonsense about their wonderful support whilst slamming ours and just generally go about their business in a tacky and unprofessional manner. This is an entity that absolutely hates Bristol City and wishes nothing but misery on us, perhaps more so than they want their own team to succeed. You're right, it is sad. Sad that they've given us so many reasons to hate them.
  48. 5 points
    A bloody tough game for starters...and probably goals. Cue, boring 0-0. They've started pretty well, after opening the season with two defeats, reeling off 4 successive wins to lie 3rd in the table...1 point ahead of City. Another game that probably feels like a barometer of our progress and standing in this division. Wilder has recruited well this summer to give the squad the depth that they missed last season as they fell away in the second half of the season. Mmmm, the parallels!! How do they play? 3-5-2, playing from the back, but commit players forward, like we did in 14/15. Let them settle into their groove and we’ll be in for a tough afternoon. Exploit those gaps (remember what Fulham did to us at AG in 14/15), force them to play risky football deep in their half, and we can win the match. The Players / Positions GK - Dean Henderson - on loan from Man Utd, and apparently our summer keeper target. Had a good season with Shrewsbury, but reports that a bit susceptible under the high ball, might lead LJ to go for Diedhiou over Taylor. CBs - not sure they will actually line up as above, O’Connell (from what I've seen) is the LCB, and the ball player, given time and space. Weimann will need to get around him, and maybe Watkins / O’Dowda to play narrow to reduce his space. Balham is a player I've underrated until I saw him at Bramall Lane last season, where he proved a better footballing CB than I’d give him credit for. Can be prone to rash tackles when rattled, so might suit Taylor!! Egan is a good alround CB and a good acquisition. In all, a back 3 you’d be more than happy with, but like a lot of Champ central defenders, can be exposed down the sides. RWB - Kieron Freeman - certainly more in the RW than RB mould and I see similarities in his positional play to Litts in 14/15. He’ll start high up the pitch, and provides good delivery...and energy from the flank. Kelly will not want to left exposed either 1on1 or if they overload on that side. LWB - Enda Stevens - ex-Villa man. At this level I would say he’s a steady LWB, and perhaps the balance to the attack minded Freeman on the other side and also the progressive O’Connell. CM - Ollie Norwood - really astute signing, can play the Pack role without perhaps the passing range, but don’t ignore his quality from set-pieces. Will keep the ball moving...so we mustn’t give him time to bypass our press. John Fleck - red carded at their place last season. Tenacious midfielder with moments of quality. Need to commit him on the stretch, as he can’t resist a tackle. AM - Mark Duffy - dangerman - bit of a journeyman, but found his identity at SU, and a real threat. Will cheat in midfield, and if you think where Weimann was picking up the ball in 20 yards of space v BR, that’s where Duffy will want to receive the ball, but instead of Weimann having one forward colleague, Duffy will have two, and their launching of breakaways is very impressive. LJ talked of ‘transition’ with Twentyman on Monday...SU are the epitome of this with Duffy the key to springing Freeman or the front-men Didn’t start the 2 defeats, can only imagine he wasn’t fully fit. Missed Norwich win too, but scored in both of the 2 recent wins. Strikers - perm two from three - Leon Clarke - another journeyman who’s found his mojo under CW at SU. Big old unit, but good feet, and coupled with his strength is someone you don’t want to get too tight and get rolled. Can’t give him too much space either. Billy Sharp - poacher - just finds space in the blink of an eye, and doesn’t miss chances. Need to keep him further than 12 yards out. David McGoldrick - proven at this level, even if not considered prolific by Wiki stats...albeit not always started and not always finished games. Willing runner and a good partner for either Clarke or Sharp. Don’t see new signing Washington starting ahead of 2 of these 3. Other players; Woodbury - exciting LFC loanee. Simon Moore - ex-City loanee Richard Stearman - experiences CB John Lundstrum - happily covers Fleck or Norwood. How do we win the game? don’t let Duffy face up our 2 CBs. So important that Pack and Brownhill work together to deny him space. Pack might need to curb any runs forward on Saturday. It’ll be a long afternoon if he does and has two runners against retreating CBs don't let O’Connell or Basham bring the ball forward unopposed...creating an extra man in midfield drawing JB or MP out. This us what allows them to spring Duffy. Eliasson and whoever played RM key to this (COD or MW), tucking in, but also the two strikers. just as NE and COD/MW are important when SU have the ball, it is important that we we get it, we transition (that word again) into attack quickly, and that will require commitment from our two wide-men to get into the spaces behind their WBs, and down the sides of their CBs as quickly as possible. Hunt to impose himself on Enda Stevens. Pushing him deep into a more conventional LB will deny O’Connell space and allow MW/COD to create a 3 on 3 versus their CBs, where Weimann’s clever movement could run them ragged Assuming Kalas is fit, continue to play a higher line to squeeze SU in possession. Not saying that Clarke, McGoldrick can’t run the channels, but they do like to break centrally, so condensing the pitch will help. Patience. If we cannot break on them, then control the play, and make them run about chasing us. Duffy won’t want to chase the ball. The City v SU home game in 13/14 (0-1 Flint og) is the worst game I’ve seen....I doubt this will be anything like it!!
  49. 5 points
    Oh come on, if you supported such a small team wouldn't you want a memento of the day your side actually managed to get promoted to the Football League? I'm prepared to allow them some artistic license on the "invasion" part. Bless them.
  50. 5 points
    I tell you what, you might need a couple of drinks to watch Hull again but I'd need a whole brewery to sit through Brighton for a second time.
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