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  1. 6 points
    We've been sent this heartfelt message from a Bury fan. Sadly they didn't leave a name, but I couldn't not post it. From the times when i first watched the club in the manny road end at a stupidly young age moaning about how **** we were (my first ever game), to the times when Liam Robinson and David Lee were dazzling us, travelling to Bolton at both grounds for the glorious (and some not so) derbies, watching Lucketti, Butler, Johnson and so many other stars, missing the promotion match as season ticket holders, listening to the match in the swan and then somehow blagging our way into the players bar after the promotion ceremony with Stan Ternant and Sam Ellis to celebrate going up with the team, beating City at Maine Rd and seeing a fan tear up his season ticket, the volcano hot coffees in the main stand, the great songs, the familiar faces, the moments celebrating with Neville Neville, the realisation I should have worn thicker socks and gloves on another Tuesday night being snowed on as my season ticket seat was at the front of I block and had no real cover from the wintry weather. The celebrations, the defeats, the highs, the lows. The 'what the' moment as Baichung Bhutia seemed to cling to the referees legs at Blackpool in his debut like he didn’t quite know the rules, the rivalry with Rochdale, watching us play at a old Trafford, eating some god awful food at some truly great grounds, the annual trek to Radcliffe for the friendly. Wondering how Peter Swan could have such a large turning circle, to Ryan Lowe, to the Barmy Army, to Hugh Eaves funded it how??? To some stunning goals, to the hoof it upfield straight from kick off, to the chants of Brazil, it’s just like watching Brazil as the ball spent five minutes in the air being headed back and forth. To the joy of hugging random fans in a big piley on as we belted in the winner vs Dale to trudging home after losing on a Tuesday night away to Plymouth. To all the past players and staff and fans I salute you. All those moments are now lost to time, never to be felt again in the same way
  2. 6 points
    One of the guys who helped save them some years back, Ian Harrup , a lifelong (50+ years) Bury fan was in a state on radio last night Poor bloke He claimed that the going ons at Bury were being looked at by the Serious Fraud Office Was this Just him emotional or , (hopefully) is there some truth in this ? Hes also vowed to finance forensic accountants to expose what’s gone on I hope he does
  3. 4 points
    The day after Burys tragic expulsion and I am still utterly fuming about this. And I am actually very sad to the point I shed a slight tear last night. (Yes I can be an emotional softie but I've had previous problems that probably magnify my emotions) I'm sure I'm not the only one on here who's taken a moment to think about a life without Bristol City. Its unthinkable. I completely agree mate. I've been discussImg this with my dad in great length over the weekend and I have mentioned your name on a couple of occasions. (He's an occasional OTIB reader). We are on the same page. The EFL should be held fully accountable for this. Bury should never have been in this position in the first place. its ****ing ridiculous. Did I mention I'm fuming?
  4. 4 points
    I recall their Smoking Stadium
  5. 4 points
    In the 80s, I once saw Bobby Gould coming out of Rumbelows with a video camera. I had to have a chat with him and asked Bobby about his new tech. "I got it for the team." He replied. "Sounds like you got a good deal."
  6. 3 points
    When matchday falls before payday...
  7. 3 points
    For City's third goal against Hull, it is exactly the same position; Brownhill taking the ball off the back four, Massengo in front of him, options up the right wing. Hull seem to have learnt their lesson from the second goal because they are now man-marking Hunt tightly, forcing him to stand on the touchline. But still Massengo orders Brownhill to pass to Hunt. Brownhill bottles it, because it is a dangerous pass, and knocks it square to Taylor Moore. But then Brownhill holds his hand up to Massengo to say sorry to him for disobeying him!!! The 23 year old club captain of Bristol City, with 200 first team games under his belt, apologising to an 18 year old for not doing what he is told!!! But Massengo won't take no for an answer, points to Taylor Moore to pass to Hunt, though Hunt is closely marked on the touchline, Moore meekly obeys, Hunt nutmeg-flicks the ball down the line for Weimann, and Afobe scores. Moral of the story - always obey Han-Napoleon Massengo. He Noahs best.
  8. 3 points
    Kakas and Dasilva wishing to avoid a ‘ scene’ down town yesterday.
  9. 3 points
    I do think there are times LJ has given youth a go and it's cost us points. It's difficult for him to make those gambles. But I do think now we have a very good side, it is easier for youth to come in and play well. Unlike when Vyner played right back against Brighton. We were a poor side, against a very good side. Murray on the left for them was being fed to ball so often. It makes such a difference for a youth player coming into a side that is stronger than it's opponents. I look at the teams in this league compared to ours, and although it's still early days, I fancy us against most except a few. Alex Ferguson used to play youth players that were not often of the required Man U quality. But being the better side, they still got results. And it's surprising how those young players often come in and do a reliable job. Had we kept Cam Pring, it would not have surprised me if he had come in and done a good job at left wing back. Better than job than Rowe? Well he has pace and can run with the ball. Wing back is Pring's position. I would have liked LJ to have tried it. I'm surprised we loaned out Vyner. By the end of last season he apparently had the likes of Hernandez of Norwich and Luke Freeman (now both prem players) in his back pocket. The 3 at the back could have been ideal for him to come in with the injuries we have now. Baker in the centre and Moore wide left, Vyner wide right of a three. Moore being right footed not a problem at all, often played left for Southend, maybe even better that side like Webster was. I'm glad we loaned out Max. Ok last season that one game to go with Marinovic was a poor decision, though he didn't actually do anything that led to us conceding. O'Leary just didn't look quite ready for this level. A loan for a season in league one, 40 odd games, he will be more polished and confident coming back. Walsh is a tricky one. He isn't ready yet, but we would be a bit light if we loan him out. If Korey was back fit then I'd definitely loan him to league one. He needs games. I wonder whether he can be included on the bench more often than he is. He so far has seemed to be more effective coming off the bench. It might only be 20 minutes at a time, but keep impressing off the bench and it may give LJ something to think about. I have no worries about Semenyo's game minutes so far. He is 19, and has a handful of appearances already. He seems to have been improving at a rapid rate. From Bath sub to too good for Newport within 12 months. Against a tired side in the last 20, he can be a very effective sub coming on. Build up his minutes that way for now I reckon for now. Would not surprise me if LJ gives him a fair amount of starts too.
  10. 3 points
    One of English football’s darkest days in a long time. I hope they somehow comeback strong. There’s a lot of people with some big questions to answer but do any of us have any faith that they actually will? Bury’s players are now out of pocket, the same players who won them promotion last season, I just hope they get picked up by other clubs. Spare a thought for David Flitcroft and Mansfield too. Sacked after missing out on promotion on the final day, with one of the teams going up in their place going out of business before they played a fixture in the league above. Such a cruel irony.
  11. 3 points
  12. 2 points
  13. 2 points
    A jack talking about attendances......15,000 crowds to start this season and many ST holders not showing either. Welsh wigan as they are known in Wales, now all their glory hunting rugby fans have gone they are not left with much. Embarrassingly I think they still sing rugby songs as they have so few of their own.
  14. 2 points
    I had a pretty bad feeling looking from the outside about their new owner who brought them this summer, once Hoyle sold up- due to ill health or whatever.
  15. 2 points
    Seconded. Although only about 180ish miles!! Thanks to everyone who was there yesterday for reporting back. Does anybody see the reserves regularly? You could do the match reports on the main site - more informative than usual!!
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Pssssssst We sold him for more than your whole tinpot outfit is Worth lock stock barrel, and a fair bit of change Not the brightest are you #MINDHECHASM CIty x
  18. 2 points
    It makes fascinating historical reading even for those of us who lived through it. There's something about Bristol City FC. I do think we support an almost uniquely fascinating club, not particularly successful of course, but never boring. I'm proud to have supported the club, home and away, both in the 1st division, and throughout the years of decline. I look back on those years as truly memorable times to support the club, despite how much we suffered as fans. COYR's
  19. 1 point
    It’s very commin to use teletekst in The Netherlands. Even football supporters in Turkey use the Dutch teletekst to show their position in the laegue. But yes quite oldfashioned, but we are also against modern football....
  20. 1 point
    Unfortunately for Bury, the EFL were looking at them with the good eye, not the blind one!
  21. 1 point
    So pleased for Bolton. Is the town my grandmother lives in, so have a soft spot. Remember going into town with her when they had their promotion parade to celebrate promotion to the top tier many moons ago.
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    Number 30 is currently unallocated, number 3 the traditional left back number so number 30 would be the next obvious choice. Lloyds current Bournemouth number is taken, his previous number with us, 17, is taken by Szmodics, the source of these pictures. Probably means f all but worth pointing out.
  24. 1 point
    I feel so flat; there I was clicking the thread in the confident expectation of: Linked with Rovers.
  25. 1 point
    Like me many on here will know first-hand what happened at our Club in the 70’s and 80’s. Given the news of Bury and the situation at Bolton the following article is a stark reminder of how close BCFC was to ceasing to exist: https://soccersouls.com/bristol-city-and-ashton-gate-eight/
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Looks like the next u.23 home game is against Birmingham on Monday 9th Sept, ko 1pm. Are they always held at AG these days? Or if anyone's so enthused by these match reports that they can't wait that long the next match is Leeds away, this coming Sunday, ko 1pm.
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    It's extremely unlikely a club will go bust whilst still receiving parachute payments. They will always have some attraction to a potential buyer. The problem is when they run out and clubs haven't cut their cloth accordingly. If what you say is true, they could be in problems down the line. Whoever chose to hand out new contracts is a complete fool.
  30. 1 point
    I’m sure Macclesfield are in trouble too which is why Sol left, hadn’t paid players and staff in 3 months?
  31. 1 point
    Their other players didn't sign new contracts & left for as little as possible, made no effort to help Rovers out. The snake on the other hand actually did sign a contract, when he could've left for free, but he's the bad guy. Backwards mentality these lot.
  32. 1 point
    Just look at that, all you disgraceful parents who let your kids support Man U. YOU are partly responsible for this debacle.
  33. 1 point
    A rewind to how we got here? Probably more complex but part of it anyway- a useful starting point from last December. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/13/bury-new-owner-steve-dale-financial-misery-historic-club
  34. 1 point
    I’m not sure it’s legally binding if it was accurate at the time of print, and tbh I hope it isn’t. I know fans miss out on their teams playing Bury but something doesn’t sit right about teams paying out because other clubs are badly run.
  35. 1 point
    The wipe board picture could be for September , when the kids go back to school
  36. 1 point
    EFL have failed Bury, horrible part of me thinks something will now be done to save Bolton and conveniently it being the former premier league team of the two who were in trouble
  37. 1 point
    I’d go for the packet of biscuits, every time..!
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    A lot wrong with the set up in football Shtanley IMHO We need a reserve league , maybe worth Championship Clubs looking at one with the size of squads The jump from that to Championship Football is massive For example - as thoroughly impressed as I was with Soady and Semenyo today I would liked to have seen Soady marking a Jack Clarke or Semenyo facing a Ashley Williams type LJ must also sit there and see the difference between U23 and Championship and think Can he judge accurately , take the gambles As breathtaking Semenyo was , as I posted earlier , he wouldn’t have got away with what he did today against a wily Centre half , and that could almost breed complacency or arrogance in a unproven player
  40. 1 point
    Yep! Glad you appreciate it. It makes a pleasant change from people thinking it`s some sort of Ulster thing!
  41. 1 point
    Pretty good that! I would replace the first line with “Ohhhhh Massengooooo” to mirror the “Ohhhhh place your haaaaands!” from the original song.
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    I think Warne hides behind the nice guy act thou. I agree Mitch and McGrath come across as genuinely nice blokes. I also think Paine is a decent bloke - no doubt he'll be hounded out soon so Smith can resume captaincy.
  44. 1 point
    Speaking of that, just noticed from the piece linked above (http://www.rageonline.co.uk/fans-view-2019-20-no-8-bristol-rovers-away/) that Dwane Sports Ltd own 92.6% of Bristol Rovers 1983 Ltd... so using their logic they're a year younger?
  45. 1 point
    Reef, the shittest band of the nineties, and this was a decade that gave us Ocean Colour Scene and Menswear. That’s some going. Oh god, just remembered the Boo Radleys, make it stop...
  46. 1 point
    This is not related to the football club Willem II. In the Netherlands there is also a brand of cigars named Willem II and this is related to the cigars brand.
  47. 1 point
    Two photos that immensely make me smile:
  48. 1 point
    No plans for as low as that, unless they don’t sell of course! looking forward to a full house from both sides hopefully
  49. 1 point
    Correct Tone, clubs like United publicly said they don't need a stadium full of fans to make money. For Championship clubs like ourselves however, different kettle of fish (our ticket sales don't even touch our wage bill). I think if a season ticket for City went to say 700/800 notes, I'd have to pack it in.
  50. 1 point
    I actually took Advanced Gasonometry as an option at college. I don't remember all of it but a typical question was: Away Games: 3,000 travelling gasheads arrive at Wycombe (three part question, 12 points available) a) If the away capacity is 2,500 how many fans are locked out, and how many is this reported as being in the Bristol Evening Post (2 points each, 4 points in total) b) How many police horses will be punched after the game if (i) Rovers win (ii) the game is drawn (iii) Wycombe win (1 point each, bonus point if all three answers are correct, 4 points in total) c) How many sheeds will have been in the home end if (i) Rovers win (ii) the game is drawn (iii) Wycombe win (1 point each, bonus point if all three answers are correct, 4 points in total)
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