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  1. I believe that the Mem has been virtually cashless for some time
    38 points
  2. Leicester fan in peace just signed up to say what a wonderful gesture that is from your club to light up your ground in blue with our crest. A few of your supporters have also been on our forum to say your condolences and it's very much appreciated. You lot are a class act and I wish you all the best for this season. Cheers
    33 points
  3. I'm sorry bit this is just another bitter and jealous saghead desperately trying to be impartial but failing miserably.....it's almost like Holloway wrote it. If I had all day I'm sure I could pick that article to pieces but here are just a few of his fundamentally flawed gems.................. "The most obvious starting point to understand this derby is the very physical divide between City and Rovers. City are in the South part of Bristol, Rovers are in the North, separated by the River Avon that flows through the city". Physically, as in stadiums yes but with regard to su
    12 points
  4. Pissing about with the kit doesn't help. Neither does having the current badge. I'd stick to having a plain red shirt with collar and cuff, white shorts, Red sock with white trim. Stick to it...stop phaffing about with it. This season we are currently playing as 'Boro' if you asked any footy fan. Does my head in. Make Purple and Lime our alternate kit, and stick to it...don't change it. Make it ours...so that football fans relate those colours to us. Use the Robin badge...it stands out...the current badge could be any badge from a distance. And stick to it. Our current badg
    12 points
  5. The Robins as a nickname is not distinctive, nor is a football. The Suspension Bridge is synonymous with Bristol and the 3 together shout 'Bristol City'. When we had the Robin and Bridge on our badge it was instantly recognisable as 'Bristol City' to fans around the country - the crest is anything but. It's unique to us and should be a big part of our identity. Bring back the Robin and Bridge on all shirts, merchandise, and on big signs round the ground, job done. I like 'Welcome to the Gate' or 'This is Ashton Gate' too.
    9 points
  6. One of the joys of the working man is to have a few quid in his pocket to spend at football.Just something else to add too the sterile atmosphere
    8 points
  7. A Japanese toy company appears to be releasing a Marlon Pack action figure. What City legend past or present would make the best action figure, and what would their special power be?
    7 points
  8. Load of bollocks again from another gashead trying to promote, gain sympathy, win support and big his club up. We need them like we need a few more injuries to key players. There are plenty of clubs that survive quite nicely without a direct competitor. Leeds, Derby, Swansea, Cardiff, Brighton, Southampton, Pompey, Newcastle, Sunderland, Boro, Blackburn the list goes on and, most of them have been more successful than us as a one club city/town. In my opinion they hold us back, hanging onto our shirt tails and doing their utmost to hinder us in all our plans, even when it's to the detriment of
    7 points
  9. Great read.... http://intotheterraces.co.uk/2018/10/23/the-82ers-vs-ragbag-rovers-the-bristol-derby/
    6 points
  10. I'm all for customer service and choice... Think 90% non cash is a bit high myself.... Nice to have options in life, reckon an in stadium 60/40% Split between electronic payments only and card & cash accepted outlets would be optimum... preserving choices for all. I see businesses preference for not having to deal with cash handling makes sense for them (sane with public transport) but not to the detriment of customer convenience, and individual preference of choice... I prefer a personal interaction shopping experience, in the sane way as I hate the 'so called convenience
    5 points
  11. Am I Imagining it or has a Dog been photoshopped out of Dopeys arms in this picture?
    5 points
  12. By "affected us" if he means we all went up the Miners to drink and split our sides as they got relegated to non-league then yes, I was very, very affected.
    5 points
  13. The views from travelling police spotters tends to link Bristol city to wurzels and cider ! most football police officers who visit city are impressed than the fans have a song dedicated to cider! not sure if this is what was meant by an identity but away fans also tend to link city to cider also !!
    5 points
  14. There are loads of clubs that aren’t particularly memorable, although I can’t think of any right now.
    5 points
  15. I’m not about to make myself popular here - and I think this isn’t exactly the club’s fault - but it doesn’t help that we share our nickname with half the bloody teams in the south west. I’m not saying we should change it but it does make it harder than it is for the Hoops or the Owls (or indeed Wednesday) to push a unique identity. To be honest, our USPs are probably gifs, purple & lime and cider...
    5 points
  16. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/oct/30/athletic-bilbao-players-la-liga
    4 points
  17. Great thread. We are a club with over a 100 year history but we could take a few pointers from other successes around the world. As you say it is difficult to nail down our identity but we have good foundations. 1. We are based in a city with a great history and with a real buzz about it. Lots of new young people from all round the world think Bristol is a great place to start a career and raise a family. We are no longer a backwater. cultural history. Massive Attack, trip hop, drum and base, graffiti are all urban trends we can be pride of . Banksy, the coolest artist on the planet is a regu
    4 points
  18. I still like using cash as much as possible, I find it easier to manage budget/ finances. Its so easy to hand over plastic and not see it as "real money" these days. In answer to your question, no, it doesn't suit me but that's just me, im sure others will disagree.
    4 points
  19. Thanks to @Bristol Rob for starting this thread. As Rob mentioned it was something that was discussed at an EFL meeting I went to back in April and something I have been asking lots of fans about to get others views. When I asked the question at the Supporters Club & Trust meeting back in May the responses I got ranged from West Country & cider to The Wurzels & farming. It was great to meet Rob on Saturday and put a face to the name. If anyone else would like to have a chat on a match day or come down to the coffee shop during the week, i'm always happy to meet anyone for a
    4 points
  20. A timely reminder to the few City fans who have a small misguided admiration for skeletor. Like most sags he's green with envy with the great strides we're making on and off the pitch showcasing Bristol and Bristol Sport and every positive thing we do just highlights even further all of the negativity surrounding his poxy old club. He is an odious small minded individual.
    4 points
  21. With all respect to Matt, he's drawn the short straw having this conversation with those two clubs - which distorts the question massively. Notwithstanding the fact the only real barometer for our identity would be other fans, not us, a comparison to them doesn't serve us well. At that level, we aren't unique - Wednesday has their name (Wednesday) and nickname (Owls), QPR has nickname (R's) and strip (hoops). Our name (City) is not unique. Our nickname isn't unique. Our colours aren't unique. And officially even playing in Bristol isn't unique to us. And the real source of
    4 points
  22. God - how do you undeservedly lose - they scored more goals than us which is what football is all about. Yes I am anti LJ because he is a poor manager who has never won ANYTHING and has never got a team promoted and does not seem to know what he is doing most of the time. You wish to keep the faith then you do so - I think he is a poor manager who is not improving - time will tell which of us is right but your view is no more correct than mine as at now !
    4 points
  23. So after 25 years as a season ticket holder watching about half of those seasons in the 3rd tier you think that being in the top half of the Championship, 3 points off the play offs, 5 points off there automatic promotion place and only 7 off the top spot warrants chucking in your season ticket?
    4 points
  24. As a lot of posts on here are complaints I would just like to praise the Bristol city ticket office, I have a friend visiting for Christmas and thought that I would get her a ticket for the Boxing day game at home to Brentford which I did online. When I got the conformation e-mail it was for the Norwich game on the 15th, I quickly rang the ticket office and explained what had happened and the bloke that answered quickly cancelled the wrong ticket and forwarded on the correct one that I wanted. Quick and efficient with a pleasant attitude I could not have asked for more WELL DONE BRI
    3 points
  25. Your opinion on this is irrelevant as you’re a gas sympathiser.
    3 points
  26. Please can we refer to Torquay as “Gary Johnson’sTorquay”, as that’s the current trend
    3 points
  27. I think the complete opposite, we’d really flourish without them w anchors, there an embarrassment to the city , the sooner they go bust the better.
    3 points
  28. Yes would be good. Torquays Youtube channel is really good for highlights packages btw, I have seen a lot of the goals from our lads on there, I always try to post a link in the loan Watch thread if possible. This is actually from Wealdstone's perspective, but have a look at 3:10 onwards to see a lovely combination between Edwards and Jennah to create the first goal for Edwards and then two assists from Lemonheigh-Evans.
    3 points
  29. Good news, could be in squad for Saturday, on the bench that is.
    3 points
  30. If you don't like the thread don't bother commenting. Drinking in pubs meeting up with fellow supporters is all part of away days. Johnson out.
    3 points
  31. I don’t trust banks full stop, I have endless stories of disputes I have had with banks due to some sort of error, if my pint cost me £4 then I know i’m paying £4 in cash, no problem, I know it’s the way of things now and even my kids give me stick over it although it was rather comical a couple of weeks ago when the card terminals up their local went into meltdown and all of a sudden they were trying to tap me for the folding stuff
    3 points
  32. I like both. Take Saturday, if you were a cashless customer and you were looking forward to a burger from the van next to the stage in the fans village, you'd have been out of luck, they were unable to take cards that day. Cash generally doesn't break.
    3 points
  33. Be a bit awkward for the charity collections.!
    3 points
  34. I think a Jamie Paterson action figure would be excellent. Its special power would be that it could remain invisible for 90 minute spells
    3 points
  35. Just seen this, what a brilliant photo.
    3 points
  36. Of our current associations, cider’s the most legit for me, its unique to our home and part of our heritage. However, identity is cultivated by us, that is to say fan culture is the most important. So to have a more pronounced identity we would need to further this, win lose or draw. Expanding current, or creating new complimentary fan groups, media and other projects. S82, the flag displays, OSIB being good examples. To me the experience should be without the expectation of success but rather built upon participation and inclusivity. Our collective experience is our identity and in
    3 points
  37. They are finally catching up with us! http://gaschat.co.uk/thread/13196/mem A Take That tribute act performing at the Mem! And yes he did just try to claim seeing a tribute act was better than seeing the real thing....
    3 points
  38. I don't agree sorry. I think I have seen enough this season to feel like we have a decent chance of reaching the play offs if we could just be a little more consistent. This league this year is a bloody tough league with many teams that are capable of getting promoted, we are competing and I'm pleased with that. The WBA game and the Stoke game shows what this team is capable of and I think more consistent performances will come as this team matures. I am optimistic regarding the plan we have in place and despite selling 3 key players I don't think we are any worse off. LJ said
    3 points
  39. I’ve referred to it as The City Ground, as did my mum (who’s 90) and her dad (who started going down from 1920s until 1960).
    3 points
  40. I'm really pleased that you've finally been contacted by your Personal Account Manager, Rob. We have little worthy of note in our past however we can create something (nearly) unique for the future based upon the brilliant match day experience which has been established since the completion of the ground rebuild. My wife and I now arrive at AG nearly three hours before a Saturday 3pm kick-off yes, to get a parking space but also to enjoy the match build up. We have a couple of ciders and some food; watch the televised match or listen to the music. Before the rebuild, we'd spend nothi
    3 points
  41. Newsflash: Bristol Rovers fan in failure to actually make it to a football match..!
    3 points
  42. Oh, shut up. Literally, do you expect us to be challenging every year? Winning trophy's? Not being funny, if that is your want and need, I'd suggest saving yourself a lot of stress and buy yourself a Manchester City shirt. Look at the league!!! Look at it. Sheff Utd - Bigger than us - Prem experience Leeds - Bigger - played in champions League Middlesbrough - Bigger - Prem experience Norwich - Bigger - Prem experience West Brom - Bigger - Prem last season Derby - Bigger Prem experience Nottm Forest - Bigger - Prem experience Swansea - Bigger - Resent P
    3 points
  43. You jest, but I recall that Holloway and Neymar had quite a lengthy telephone conversation a few years ago.
    2 points
  44. As supporters, we do have, or used to have, an identity of sorts - we drink cider, we sing about cider, we are Ciderheads, we are occasionally referred to as "The Cider Army" - and we once revelled in our West Country (la la la) roots. And our propensity to "moan" sets apart from the other 91 clubs, I am led to believe. The team or the club, though, lack identity - which frightens me, as I now imagine bods at the club seeing an opportunity to think "brand" and come up with something truly ****ing horrendous.
    2 points
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