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  1. 27 points
    New shirt sponsor for Sunday. Some unknown foreign company. BS cashing in. What a shambles.
  2. 17 points
  3. 14 points
    I thought it would be a good time to look at how all the Championship sides are doing. Starting at the bottom… 24th – Ipswich (19 points, 1 game less) – Be careful what you wish for. Mick McCarthy finally left and the result has been 3 wins all season and -31 Goal difference. Their next 3 games are Stoke (H), Wigan (A), Reading (H)and they have to win at least 2 of those to have any chance. 23rd – Bolton (26 points, 1 game less) – If you think that they won 3 of their first 4 games, they have been pretty much as bad as Ipswich since (despite a surprise win at Brum in the week). The players weren’t paid in November and it looks a good bet they’ll be back in League One next year 22nd – Rotherham (28 points, 1 game less) – Their away form has been terrible all year but their home form was initially reasonable. This has declined as well and they are now in real trouble. Would be their 2nd relegation in 3 years. 21st – Reading (29 points, 1 game less) – On paper they don’t look as bad as the other relegation contenders with only -11 goal difference. They would actually be mid table if you only looked at their first half performances. For whatever reason – stamina, confidence, concentration – they seem to lose games in the second half 20th – Millwall (31 points) – Had a terrible start but have clawed their way out of it a bit. If you consider they beat Everton, they really shouldn’t go down but still have to be careful. Stuck with Neil Harris despite their awful start. 19th – Wigan (34 points, 1 game less) – Started the season well before falling away. In another season, I could see them being in real trouble but should have enough to scrape over the line. 18th - QPR (39 points) – Will be playing Championship football next year. Have finally resolved their FFP case with a fine and embargo but can start next season with a clean slate. Still in the cup 17th – Stoke (39 points, 1 game less) – Will be playing Championship football next year. Started poorly and kept expecting them to push on but it hasn’t happened. They sacked Rowett but so far the managerial change has made them worse. 16th - Wednesday (40 points) - Will be playing Championship football next year. Appointing Steve Bruce shows a little more ambition but it’s too late for this season. 15th - Brentford (40 points) – Will be playing Championship football next year. Have had a Bristol City season! 2 reasonable runs of form have bookended a horrible losing run after Dean Smith left. Can hope for better next term. 14th - Blackburn (43 points, 1 game less) – Have had a good first season back in the division (particularly compared with Wigan and Rotherham). A top half finish is certainly achievable 13th – Preston (43 points, 1 game less) – Had a terrible start but have pulled themselves up to mid table respectively. On a good run but the playoffs are probably just out of reach 12th – Swansea (44 points, 1 game less) – Have been solidly mid-table all season without really looking like challenging. Sold rather than bought in the window and I can seem them finishing bottom half. 11th – Hull (44 points, 1 game less) - Rock bottom in October but then had a fabulous run to pull themselves into the top half before dropping back a little lately. The playoffs are probably beyond them but a top half finish would be a good season for them. 10th – Villa (44 points, 1 game less) – Underperforming. The 3rd best attack and the 3rd worst defence show why they are the divisions draw specialists. Need to buy some defenders in the summer if they are not clobbered over FFP 9th – Forest (46 points, 1 game less) – Started strongly before a wobbly run saw Aitor Karanka given the boot. The return of Martin O’Neill was a dream homecoming but it hasn’t really clicked yet. 8th – Birmingham (46 points, 1 game less) – Have had a much better season on the pitch. Off the pitch it’s all about FFP. Any sort of points deduction would kill their play off ambitions and could even leave them looking over their shoulders. 7th – Derby (51 points) – Have been there or thereabouts all season. Have looked really impressive at times such as a 4-3 win at Norwich and a 4-1 win at West Brom but at other times have slipped up against the lesser teams (e.g. this week’s draw at Ipswich and losing at Bolton) 6th – Boro (51 points) – As you might expect with a Pulis side, they have the division’s best defence but they are only scoring barely more than a goal a game, leading to a lot of draws. 5th – CITY (53 points) – On a glorious run of form with the division’s second tightest defence. I feel the next 5 games are crucial. Wolves is where we lost our mojo last year. If we could beat Norwich and Leeds then a very hard path to the top 2 becomes possible. If we lose these games then we are probably out of the play off zone again. With all of the teams around us left to play, if we make the top 6, no-one will be able to say we don’t deserve it. 4th – West Brom (54 points) – Have the most goals scored and the highest goal difference in the division. I really expected hem to run away with it like Wolves last season but it hasn’t happened. Part of it may be down to a bit of indiscipline with red cards costing them in a couple of games around Christmas. 3rd – Sheff Utd (58 points, 1 game less) – Have gone about their business very effectively and under the radar. On current form, could easily overtake both Leeds and Norwich to win the league. 2nd – Norwich (60 points, 1 game less) – Had a fairly average start and then had a fantastic 11 game unbeaten run to move into the top 2. Have gone off the boil somewhat lately with 12 points from their last 8 games. 1st – Leeds (61 points, 1 game less) – Have been up there from day one. Have lost a bit of form since Spygate with 4 defeats in their last 8. SUMMARY – I can see Reading just scraping over the line to send the current bottom 3 down. I can also see Sheff U overtaking the long-time leaders to win the division. I can’t see anyone outside the top 7 making the playoffs. For City, it is about getting through the next 5, if not unbeaten, then at least relatively unscathed. Finally, beating Preston would help!
  4. 14 points
    There was a toll house at the western end of North Street which was known as the ‘gate on the way to Ashton’ - now known as Long Ashton....our stadium took its name from that toll house...hope that isn’t too boring for an 8 year old @hoxton casual...
  5. 11 points
    I don't get why people are angry that no-one is calling us to win. Wolves have massive talent, are the highest team in the Prem of you remove the usual top 6, they're by far the best team we've played this season and of our 9 consecutive wins the best teams are Forest and Huddersfield, a team 6 points behind us and a team who are bottom of the Prem and only won 2 of their 26 league games. This whole run seems to be going to a lot of heads when our fans are now expecting pundits and average celebrity fans to choose us over a team who are 7th in the Prem and have beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool this season.
  6. 11 points
    Also Paul Townsends Flickr collection of Bristol is probably the most complete you'll ever find online. Can spend hours going through his albums: https://www.flickr.com/photos/brizzlebornandbred/albums Something for you to all waste your entire Friday looking through!
  7. 10 points
    Not pretty on the eye, but effective, physical wide man, with an eye for a goal. Won’t make our best eleven, but useful to have around.
  8. 10 points
    They are not really desperate to make some money ... but who wouldn't pay to wear the "famous quarters" on the hallowed turf? (I think Irene is included in the "Optional Extras*") Pitch Hire Packages Available at the Mem! Packages to play on the pitch at the Memorial Stadium are now open for bookings. We are pleased to be able to offer a unique opportunity for you to book pitch hire at the home of Bristol Rovers F.C, which includes the following extras; 90-Minute Game Use Of Home And Away Dressing Rooms &Dugouts Tunnel Line-Up Match Officials First Aid Services Car Parking Optional Extras* Food And Drink (including out-of-date crisps PLUS dodgy Fanta) Full Bristol Rovers Home And Away Kit Photography And Videographer 40,000 fans provided Open topped bus tour to the winning side All the horses you can punch Full use of Santa's Grotto Free raffle for one of Wally's watches Enhanced security to ensure no 'Teds can sneak in [Insert Additional OTIB Suggestions Here] Packages start at £1,250 (+VAT) per slot - with slots available between 9am-12noon, 1-4pm and 6-9pm. Please note these packages cater for 11-a-side & 7 substitutes (a maximum 18 players). ... and just in case you thought I made all of it up .... https://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/news/2019/february/memorial-stadium-pitch-hire/
  9. 8 points
    'Ola is the world’s third largest ride-hailing app operating in more than 110 cities, including Bristol, and is based across the likes of India, Australia, New Zealand & other parts of the UK, serving over 1 billion rides annually.' I wish I could own a company as unknown as that...
  10. 8 points
    Got to be honest. Walked past that a thousand times and i never new. Never too old to learn.
  11. 7 points
    I’m not going to believe visual evidence, broadcast on Sky Sports, until the font of all knowledge @BessexRED confirms this is true, as he knows everything and trusting other sources just leads to me being “pig ignorant”..!
  12. 7 points
    Also now we are going to go with 1884 as our foundation date - time for the South stand to be renamed The Bristol South End (as a nod to our past).
  13. 6 points
    Here's what it would look like
  14. 6 points
    Depends if I can get a flight back to Bristol 25 minutes later or not.
  15. 6 points
    You've had a mare there @Agard Days Night.
  16. 6 points
    Or looked at another way , BCFC. bring in more cash for the club with an additional sponsor for the 5th round FA cup game with Wolves .
  17. 6 points
    You constantly moan and bitch about everything. WTF has city’s new sponsor got to do with a wet wipe like you. Negative Pratt
  18. 6 points
    Sleeve sponsor . What a ******* melt you are . Get out and have a beer
  19. 6 points
    I also used to love the smell of yeast from the Courage’s brewery by Bristol Bridge - something else that always felt unique to Bristol.
  20. 6 points
    As my user name suggests I live in Angmering which is in West Sussex, midway between Worthing and Arundel. My wife and I are season ticket holders in the Dolman and have been for a number of years. Relocated from Bristol mid 90's due to work, bought ST when we retired. Approx 300 mile round trip... A27/M3/A34/M4 even through the 'snow of the beast from the east' last season and recently for the Swansea game, many friends who are not into football think we are barking mad and cant see why we dont support Brighton as they are prem and local......they just don't get it do they, once a red always a red.
  21. 6 points
    Don’t ignore Patoy , Dasilvay , Erosy , Webby, Kalasy...
  22. 6 points
    Watched in a distant english pub in eastern europe. Front end of pub packed with Man Utd watching their match (some genuine, most plastic), and me and a west ham lad at the empty, shadowy back end of the pub watching City on the smallest screen in the world without volume. When the equalizer went in, the roof went off with me and my mate. Then the disallowed (which I didn't realize was had been canned until several minutes after). Bit by bit, the Man Utd fans started dribbling towards our end of the bar. When the penalty was awarded, we had about thirty people packed inside a tiny space to watch it. **** off ya *****. I knew we were going to miss it. But touched the lucky bar post. When it went in, the pub went mental, strangers grabbing me, it was like standing between pillars 3 and 4 in the old days of the east end honestly, i went more mad tonight than when we beat Man Utd. This isn't a cup run, this is real! Reading this thread... makes me glow. (you are my city... my only city...)
  23. 5 points
    The rule is ‘ attack the post , not the poster ‘ Agard’s Daynight’s post is a ‘ wet wipe ‘ .
  24. 5 points
    Steve Lansdown might call you for approval next time
  25. 5 points
  26. 5 points
    I live in St Blazey Cornwall. My daughter and myself season ticket holders a good 5 hour round trip normally ( approx 150 miles each way). night games are a little challenging with her school as well normally get back around 00.30am. Man City away last year was an educational trip.
  27. 5 points
    But then they would have to knock down their own homes as well, I have a framed copy of this map from 1673 (I will find a place to hang it one day!) You will see that even places like Temple Meads were outside the original walls and the "CITTY" (sic) is very much aligned to the river.
  28. 5 points
    You are wrong . The odours were unique to Bristol and more specifically the area around Hotwells , Canon’s Marsh, Bristol Docks , Cumberland basin and Bemmy. I have been all over the world and never experienced the same smell or close to it that evokes the memories.
  29. 4 points
    If you are a fan of Riks you should watch the BBC Four special (iPlayer) called Rik Mayall : Lord of misrule. Brilliant look back over his career with many unseen videos from him too. Am so glad I got the chance to see him live many times Have to admit to shedding a tear or two at the end of the programme
  30. 4 points
    A little something I've written to commemorate this game, including throwback highlights videos - one absolutely beauty of 30-minute extended highlights, one shorter for those who have less spare time! http://theexiledrobin.org/2019/02/leaguecupsemi30yearson/
  31. 4 points
    Didn’t you know that Bristol City FC is run as a business? Its a sleeve sponsor, hardly noticeable and money in the coffers for the club. Win win situation and yet you’re complaining about it........ffs........
  32. 4 points
    the reason we were beside the Dolman/ Atyeo junction was because items were being thrown from Swansea onto city fans and vice versa. you are correct we should have been dealing with stuff in the park however there were a number of issues at this location and a policing presence was required to try to control what was happening. we had visors on because 2 officers had already been injured by coins and cans being thrown, and it also stopped spit going into our eyes from the fans that were spitting at us and rival fans. we started the day in baseball caps fyi and only deployed visors and helmets once it was apparent they were needed to protect us from injury.
  33. 4 points
    All this wonderful stuff just because a little lad asked his dad "Why is it called Ashton Gate?" Good on yer kid.
  34. 4 points
    Need to check the date of the Charity Shield first. First round of the Premier League is the weekend after.
  35. 4 points
    Agree with this. For all the criticism he gets, he wasn’t bad in his run of games earlier in the year. Excellent header for a goal against Sheff Utd too. I’d go further than not making best eleven - don’t think he makes our best match day 18, but can’t fault his work rate. He’s a solid, unspectacular lower half champ/top half league one player and had we been in the lower half, could quite easily see him playing to make us more solid. I think we’ve just progressed quicker than he or us expected when he joined in the summer. It happens, and he’ll probably go in the summer for that reason - but won’t go with any particular bad feelings from me
  36. 4 points
  37. 4 points
    This guy has some great stuff too - https://www.flickr.com/photos/fray_bentos/albums
  38. 4 points
    The new city ground 1904. 20,000 pre-season tickets were sold at 1p each.
  39. 4 points
    "The name ‘Horfield’ may raise a few guffaws among the less mature, and its etymology is hardly enrobed in roses. Meaning ‘Filthy open land’ in old English"
  40. 4 points
    I am a season ticket holder in the south stand and travel from Souithend night games I stay over in a hotel in Bristol works out 288 mile round trip for me
  41. 4 points
    I made 3 games so far this season and will be at Reading game in April ( managed 9 games last season). I live in California so its a 10-12 hr flight to Heathrow - of course, I visit family and stuff while I'm over but obviously watching City is the real reason Im there!
  42. 3 points
  43. 3 points
    I've seen a picture of the Cross Hands where it looked a bit like that. Extended greatly after its humble beginnings. If it is, one of those coves could be my great grandfather, who was its first licensee.
  44. 3 points
    Over 22,000 now according to a notification I got from the City app.
  45. 3 points
    Correct, unknown to me. That’s why I said unknown.
  46. 3 points
    Great books. This is my prized possession though - same concept of old Bristol but this was published in 1908 and is comparing then to around 1850!
  47. 3 points
  48. 3 points
  49. 3 points
    All this the opposition doesn’t excite me is bollocks . You should be excited to watch Bristol City at the moment regardless of who they are playing. Enjoy it whilst it lasts
  50. 3 points
    Hi @BessexRED, it's great to see a bit of passion but you seem to be constantly really really angry about this attendance/ allocation thing and are digging people out in a pretty OTT way about it for very little. If the rozzers or SAG have limited the allocation, why are you so incandescently angry at the club? Why do you seem to care so much about the opinions of away fans that you're prepared to ceaslelessly insult fellow City fans? You're going to give yourself an ulcer getting this ragingly angry about what is, let's be honest, a trifling concern that has little material impact on your life. Have a great afternoon.
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