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  1. 31 points
    Barnet fans looking forward to Rovers visiting fans and their 'anthem'. One negative for me, though. That bloody Irene song. I HATE Goodnight Irene. It's got to be THE most uninspirational of all football songs. Do they sing it just to send the opposition players and fans to sleep? I shall stand right next to our drummer in the hope he bangs the drum loud enough to drown that bloody awful song from my ears.
  2. 16 points
  3. 10 points
    Another very sad day as Kev leaves us. A genuinely lovely bloke and a diehard red, he will be sadly missed. My sincere condolences to the family. R.I.P my friend.
  4. 9 points
    Look out for referee Andy Woolmer tonight at the sags game. I hear that If he performs well infront of their large crowd he will be fast tracked to the next round of champions league fixtures.
  5. 7 points
    Home of the Housemartins, will we see a Happy Hour on Wednesday? We’ve already had our Flag Day, and Me and The Farmer is pretty appropriate too! Managed by Nigel Adkins, who’s got a tough job, and he’ll be hoping this away trip is a beautiful south!! How do they set up: 3-4-3 and with players that suggest this isn’t a team that get behind the ball and defend resolutely. GK: David Marshall - experienced keeper who’s got a good cv. Very decent keeper at this level, and at 33, not over the hill. Scottish International in his day. RCB: Jordy De Wijs - Belgian born Dutch u21 International. Signed from PSV. That’s all I know. CB: Reece Burke - signed from West Ham in the summer. On loan at Bolton last season, but didn’t feature in either game against City. LCB: Tommy Elphick - experienced CB on loan from Villa. Always rated him throughout his career, very solid, and at 31 still very capable. RWB: Eric Lichaj - American player who’s forged a decent career at this level. Not afraid to be physical and impose himself on his opposite number. Steady for a WB, not a “bomber’. LWB: Todd Kane - ex-City loanee under Cotts. Still on loan at 25 (like Kalas). Had injuries but seems to be back fully fit. CM: Daniel Batty - ex-Leeds youngster, who I assumed must be David Batty’s son, but I can find no reference. We will see on Wednesday if his game is similar. You would expect him to be the holding MF. CM: Jackson Irvine - ex-Burton and Ross County Australian with an eye for a goal. Decent technician, who can arrive late and is decent in the air. Dangerman RW: Jarrod Bowen - Ex-Hereford player, watched by City scouts, who’s excelled at Hull. Very good scoring record, 1 in 3, in a struggling team. One to keep an eye on. LW: Kamil Grosicki - Experienced Polish International, who’s been around the Euro league’s. Dangerous player and another who can spot an opportunity to shoot. CF: Chris Martin - another experienced player in the Hull ranks. Holds the ball up well, especially anywhere chest down, but not blessed with pace. Not as tall as I thought, but bulky CF who takes some shifting off the ball. Other notable players: Kevin Stewart, Ex-Liverpool youngster, who looked good breaking through in cup games for them a couple of years back. Frazier Campbell - cough, spit, 10 years ago!! Nouho Dicko - strong, pacy frontman Who was formerly at Rotherham and Wolves. How do we win? In fairness, I've not seen them much to know their style of play, but I think they will be a threat around the box if we allow Martin to get it into him and the likes of Bowen, Grosicki and Irvine run off them. For once out MF duo won’t be outmanned, so if Webster or Kelly can bring the ball into midfield (can’t see Martin chasing much), then we can play through them. Our widemen could have a field day if we can get our fullbacks to occupy their wingers, leaving acres in the channels where we can expose Elphick. Hopefully we’ll be full of confidence after Saturday and take that into the game.
  6. 7 points
  7. 7 points
    Gary Johnson got “found out” in the Championship did he??!! Taking a newly promoted side to the play off final, suffering defeat by a single goal, and then subsequently leading the team to a 10th place finish, higher than we’ve ever finished since, despite always working with a moderate budget, and eventually leaving with the side still in mid-table, exiting via a joint press conference with his appreciative chairman sitting by his side is getting “found out” is it? PAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! Utter nonsense.
  8. 6 points
    A lifelong Red has passed away this evening, George Hill, a season ticket holder for many, many years in the Dolman Stand. He’d been unable to attend games for the last two years due to ill health, but had renewed his season ticket in the hope he’d make it back one day. I’m sure there are some on here that would of known him. He took great pride in that he’d been going to the Gate since the 1930’s! RIP fellow Red.
  9. 5 points
    You'll never win again........very apt
  10. 5 points
    Nathan Baker was a right diva when I dropped him, and them complained when I didn't sell him to Cardiff, who hadn't actually bid for him. On the flip side, Bailey Wright actually told me I'd made the correct decision when I stripped him of the captaincy. I'm definitely going to boo Baker if I see him on Wednesday. The bastard.
  11. 4 points
    Walsh is known for his creativity. Captain of Everton u.23's. - so a leader - and also a fiery individual, and Everton fans were sorry too see him go with many believing he could make it in the PL at Goodison. He's quite short and plays in midfield, but the similarities with LJ end there afaic. Walsh is more aggressive, more skilful and has far, far more potential.
  12. 4 points
    Most of us don't really know what Walsh is made of but he arrived highly recommended as a creative player, Captain of the successful Everton u.23's, and he's had plenty of time now to settle in to the club and take in exactly what LJ requires of him in a City shirt. Not really fair to draw any conclusions from 20 minutes at Brentford, it's never easy to make a good impression when time is so short, and it always takes a while as a sub. to get into the tempo of the game etc. Considering all that he made a fairly good impression I thought. When Walsh does get a start we'll need to be supportive and patient with him and reserve any judgement until he's had at least a couple of games to get up to pace in this league. With his background my thoughts are there's no reason why he shouldn't thrive with a run in the team.
  13. 3 points
    From the Preston game (10th November) onwards I will be working on Saturdays so I won't be using my Under 25 season ticket in the Lansdown Stand (W11, Row 18). This will be free for anyone to use on Saturdays, starting from November . I don't really know anyone who'd want it hence why I'm asking on here. I'd still like to go to midweek games so I'm not quite sure how to go about it. I am based in Bath. The annoying thing is for anyone who does want it, is there is another season card holder sat on one side of me and the seat the other side of me is almost always taken so you won't be able to go with a mate sitting next to you. I'd like to give to anyone on a first come first serve basis, I just don't know how to go about dropping it off and then picking it up for any midweek games that I'd want to go to.
  14. 3 points
    IIRC Ben Wright was loaned as a youth to Benny at Viking. Whilst there he scored in a UEFA cup fixture at Stamford Bridge.
  15. 3 points
    Includes 268 Wimbledon fans. Under 7k Gasheads there tonight. Pathetic support....'it's just what they do'.
  16. 3 points
    The 6 games without scoring a goal matchday thread The Saggies take on the mighty Wimbledon tonight in yet another relegation clash at the Manurial having not scored in their last 5 games. Another duck tonight will equal their worst run in 96 years of league football, even though they have only been in the Football League for 3 years. Blunt striker Tom (no goals in 36 games) Nicholls leads a line which has not scored in 450 minutes of league football. Let's hope that the Wombles can keep their prolific strike force at bay and help to match a record run from 1922 to be prowed of. Commentary on Radio Brizzle or follow the boring drab online with the BBC or SKY Score Centre Apps for anyone interested.
  17. 3 points
    Sad news. He was a good friend of my late cousin who would tell me good stories of him and springer on their away trips which sounded mental! Me and my son used to have a good chat with him when we used to see him in the dolman at half time. My heart goes out to the family and his son who I met a few times. RIP Kev
  18. 3 points
    Just in case any of you need the link for the countdown; https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/soccer?iso=20001028T1645&p0=299&msg=CITY+above+rovers
  19. 3 points
    "He took City to the brink of relegation". They were 15th when he left in March 2010. Only once since have we finished higher. The team eventually finished 10th that year - still his players. Other subsequent managers did a far better job of taking us to the brink. As for Yeovil....they are a tiny club relative to almost any other Championship side. He did exceptionally well to get them there in the first place. Being relegated from the Championship with Yeovil is hardly the definition of getting "found out". Context and balance is everything in these situations and you are refusing to offer either.
  20. 3 points
    Don't get the love in for Basso, as a couple of others have said Mercer was head and shoulders above him as a keeper Right back, Locke over Orr every day of the week Left back I couldn't pick between the three greats, and Brennan was half decent too
  21. 3 points
    This claim began with the sensible suggestion of you becoming King; which is most certainly possible. But finding somebody prepared to PAY for Wales is just going too far, Rudolf.
  22. 3 points
    When I become King, as I surely will, I will ban that 'kin song. Then I'll sell Wales.
  23. 3 points
    I'm a big Irvine fan. - 97% of his passes last season were forward. Average passing length was 15m so he's a metronome in the sense that he keeps play ticking over but actually looks to go forward and usually manages to find someone. - He created 40 scoring chances in 35 appearances last season. A large number of these were from the bench - Wins 45% of all duels (inc tackling, take ons and fouls) - On average 0.9 dribbles per game. Might seem average but consider the role he plays for Hull - 11 goals in 44 starts for Burton and 5 in 35 for Hull - 6 foot 2 (according to soccerbase) so not short, always seems to do well in aerial duels)) - International experience with Australia Personally I'd have him here in an instant. Very much an LJ type player too in my view.
  24. 3 points
    Don't know about Hull but I think we can expect some complacency amongst the faithful tomorrow evening. And then from some amongst us, low-level upset if the players appear in any way complacent (ie, not 2:0 up in the first 15 mins), a little booing at half-time if we are "all square," Marlon/Marley to cop some sporadic flack whatever bloody happens, fury on OTIB should we at any point fall behind, curiously zealous stewarding in the S82 area, some vitriol if we do not win, and not much in the way of celebration or atmosphere if we are winning comfortably, Liam Walsh to play and look like he needs another year in the stiffs (or a L1 loan), Max O' Leary to break three fingers in the warm up (trod on by Marley), Nathan Baker to catch a cold in the stands etc etc. So, a fun evening to look forward to.
  25. 3 points
    Seems there is a bit of rivalry between Rovers and Barnet. Can they get anymore embarrassing? Hang on it's nearly xmas time......
  26. 3 points
    I take it that you've been together a few years Mr Squirrel.
  27. 3 points
    Even funnier when you notice the poster's name...
  28. 3 points
    I think what that lineup shows is that there is on paper a decent enough quality for this level in that side, and it feels like an underperforming team. If you go through 1-11, then 7 of 11 (take out Burke, Batty,, Kane and De Wijs) are established and more than passable at mid to upper level in the championship. The feeling for me is it’s a lot of players who may be past their best and maybe going through the motions to be where they are. That also says to me work rate and pace will be key and will win the game.
  29. 3 points
    Andi Weimann says he is a striker. Andy082005 says Weimann isn't. I need to go and work out who's word I should take more seriously.
  30. 3 points
    Evil Post are reporting that if the Sags fail to score at Wimbledon, it will be their worst goalscoring run in the English Football league for 96 years. Now forgive me if I'm wrong, but haven't they only been in the Football league for 3 years? Bristol Rovers on the verge of equalling terrible 96-year record https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bristol-rovers-risk-equalling-terrible-2135445#ICID=Android_BristolPostApp_AppShare
  31. 3 points
    Oh no someone wished the Gas good luck, must go into 4 year old salty mode. Christ, grow the **** up.
  32. 3 points
    Lynn, idea for new show, Ron Swinburn Video Productions presents Plane Football Crazy at Birmingham International Airport
  33. 3 points
    She has to at least act impartial in the interests of professionalism in her role. She has said she's a City fan, she's just doing her job... I'd much rather she posts here and provides the information while being fair to both clubs, than not posting at all because of her personal football club preferences.
  34. 3 points
    He's quick, but he's no Ivan Sproule!
  35. 2 points
    I’m sure Tony Butler had to wear a special mask when he returned to the team following some ‘emergency dental work’
  36. 2 points
    Players who I don't think have had a mention that did us proud. Stevie Neville Glyn Riley Greg Goodridge. Great entertainers and scorers of fantastic goals.
  37. 2 points
    I'll never be over Macho Grande
  38. 2 points
    It's almost as if he is capable of playing other postions and the managers used that to fit him into the side when they had other strikers too. It's not as if he spent a chunk of time competing for the striker position with Benteke, or at Derby who had about 50 strikers on their books. Oh, wait a second.... And somehow, despite the managers who "continuously wouldn't" play him as a striker he had 50 odd games as a striker before joining, that is bizarre, and quite clearly contradicts the supposition that he was played wide because he is capable there and it meant Weimann could play alongside the better striker. /s
  39. 2 points
    Better not play COD if ever we draw Coventry in the cup !
  40. 2 points
  41. 2 points
    Just had a message on my phone from the Bristol City app ... "Swipe and head to the app's news section to read the thoughts of Jamie McAllister ..." so I did. You'll never guess what he's planning to buy his wife for Christmas.
  42. 2 points
    The real loser there is Sisu; once they have conceded defeat and sold their near worthless asset then the lcub cna rise again. And it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people:
  43. 2 points
    A quick perusal of related companies: DWANE DEVELOPMENTS UK LIMITED Not a lot going on here; first required accounts filing 30 September 2019. WIZTEK LIMITED Now this is odd. The company is 100% owned by Hani Al Qadi but without apparently trading it now has losses of £1.0m which are covered by a debt to to Hani Al Qadi. There is nothing dodgy about this, it's just odd and why would you want to do it? My guess is that an asset valued at £1m and currently owned by a AQ company will be transferred into it. The land, or part of the land, for the "training ground" is the obvious candidate.
  44. 2 points
    We could do with a back up keeper......just saying.
  45. 2 points
    Happy Birthday banners being hung from every bridge and signs on roundabouts for the big day?
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    I actually think Pato is a talented player - he is way off form right now so I understand where people are coming from - but he has a lot to offer and will come good soon. My opinion. Not fact.
  48. 2 points
    Wonder if there is a directors cut available that involves flying to the north east and then straight back to Bristol again immediately?
  49. 2 points
    Pack could pass a ball in August. September and October not so much. When Pack rediscovers those little reverse passes or someone steps up Weimann will start scoring again
  50. 2 points
    Watkins and Fam completely different players and Fam cost 2-3 times more as a central striker whereas Watkins is more of a wide forward. Fam devoid of confidence atm. Watkins wasn’t great yesterday. Walsh imo can be our Bannan. I am sure of it. The more he plays the more I think he grows into a larger role.
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