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  1. Do you know what, this series of pictures has finally done it for me. They can come on here and call us "a franchise", "plastics" or whatever else they can think to denigrate us. I will happily accept any of that because I know I will be in the concourse or fan zone, drinking proper drinks, eating tasty food and looking at multiple screens, before the game, at half time and after the game. When the game is on, I will be sitting or standing (as I am in the unreserved section) undercover in comfort and with an unobstructed view. And every time things get a little boring, or the team perfor
    21 points
  2. For me Bristol City is more than just a football club. My father passed away when I was very young so I never really had a relationship with him. He was a huge Bristol City fan. So when I was old enough to start attending games I suddenly felt as if I had rediscovered some sort of relationship with him. I grew up on a council estate, times were hard, I suffered unimaginable bullying, going to Ashton Gate every other week was my escape, the bullies happened to be Rovers fans! I've lost friends, family members etc and been through various roblems in life. I'm living a rather sett
    16 points
  3. He’s mocking . Brian Clough was a larger than life eccentric with a drink problem who despite all that achieved miracles at, not one , but two unfashionable provincial clubs . He deserves more respect from a bloke who isn’t fit to tie the great man’s bootlaces . His story makes BC out to be a complete clown and a fool and he only uses it because people are still interested in the legend that was Cloughie years after his death. I don’t find the story funny at all and I’m sure that if BC were alive today then he wouldn’t dare tell it.
    13 points
  4. I am just gutted about this whole situation and feel so sorry for Bury fans. Colin Bell started his career at Bury and other prominent players such as Stan Bowles, Neville Southall and Lee Dixon also learned their trade at Gigg Lane before going on to have very successful careers at the bigger clubs. A significant piece of football history has been taken away from our game and having gone through the 1982 stuff I just feel so bad for all Shakers fans ...
    12 points
  5. 12 points
  6. We are on Sky Sports on Saturday, considering what we went through in 82 surely us as fans should be doing something on the day to show our support for both Bury and Bolton?
    10 points
  7. This isn't North Korea. Both things are news and if it people want to discuss then, why shouldn't they? It doesn't take anything at all away from our recent success on and off the pitch.
    10 points
  8. Just when you thought you couldn't laugh anymore...
    9 points
  9. Good let them all **** off to play one another week in week out. Leave the rest of us to play in a proper competitive league.
    7 points
  10. 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 in
    6 points
  11. Many people would scream No But Simon Jordan is the man the EFL should employ as their head
    6 points
  12. 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
    6 points
  13. In February 2007 I watched Stockport v Mansfield purely because Wayne Hennesey was about to keep his ninth clean sheet in his first nine games in professional football and he did. However playing in front of him was an absolute rolls royce of a defender. A 22 year old who was as close as I had seen to the imperious Alan Hanson. I sent an email that evening to bcfc. In 2008 Swansea bought him for about £400k after impressing on loan. He played for them for 8 years before Everton paid £12m in 2016
    6 points
  14. let him back on. That lot don’t want him , we can keep him as a pet
    5 points
  15. Nice touch from Bury https://www.twitter.com/buryfcofficial/status/1166772525210226688
    5 points
  16. ..... and the loyal and trooo are 91st out of the 92 clubs in replica shirt sales for this season - thought they loved their ‘unique’ kit and are so ‘prowed’ of it! http://www.sportbible.com/football/news-top-10s-premier-league-football-league-clubs-have-been-ranked-on-shirt-sales-20190828
    5 points
  17. 5 points
  18. Walking through the concourse at the Mem...
    5 points
  19. Comes across as one of the least intelligent people involved in football, which is some achievement.
    5 points
  20. 5 points
  21. The sooner football clubs are treated as community assets first and businesses second the better. Far too many clubs down the league's getting financially squeezed out and closer to the abyss each season. It's starting to reflect society, the 1% sitting pretty not giving a shit and everyone else having to graft and hustle just to keep going. Can't thank SL and associates enough for keeping us competitive with a sensible and structured approach.
    5 points
  22. Thing is, it's a members club and I'm afraid Jon Lansdown tweeting about how gutted he is Bury have gone under rings a bit hollow with me. Let's see if him and his Dad via Mark Ashton lobby for more scrutiny over how owners run their clubs in the EFL. I don't think that's going to happen somehow... Simon Jordan isn't a bad shout btw, I'm just not convinced he'd be able to get the members to change their ways.
    5 points
  23. Sad, sad day. Don't ask me why but given his laisse faire/useless approach to governance I have a slight suspicion that Shaun Harvey would have let Bury start the season and after that who knows- may have unravelled really quickly but it's a suspicion that I can't fully shake. 12 hours ago it looked all good- the fans were there including Bolton fan helping to clean the ground- that guy in his 70s was there, the one who was turning up to the ground each day. Dark day for English football, first such situation like this since "the modern era" began- sad times. Wise words from JL.
    5 points
  24. I thought I'd bump this thread - an especially poignant read given the current circumstances of Bolton and Bury - link per original post: https://thesefootballtimes.co/2017/09/20/the-story-of-bristol-citys-three-relegations-in-747-days/
    5 points
  25. Jailed for 10 weeks for failing to provide a specimen of breath. Maybe he'll use this time to work on a new 'after dinner' routine, rather than the entirely fictional account of when Brian Clough apparently tried to sign him, which turns in to 15 minute routine that seemingly mocks an addict.
    4 points
  26. Hate the EFL all you want but never forget the Premier League, FA and 5 arrogant clubs, would see us all go to the wall, if it meant they became a little bit richer.
    4 points
  27. 4 points
  28. I very much like the idea of a museum. We have a rich and interesting heritage. If not...books wouldn't have been written about the Club's history. The museum could show how we came about...showing each decade. Memorabilia, shirts, programmes, notable players, managers and staff. Club supporter culture. Souvenirs...badges, scarves. Covering everything. Having a Club archivist...someone like David Wood...would be an asset. Fans could celebrate being Bristol City, and kids could see our history. The list is endless as to what could be added. History gets lost i
    4 points
  29. 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 p
    4 points
  30. Good striker. Absolutely awful manager. And the most annoying football pundit on telly. No sympathy for drink drivers
    4 points
  31. Shows you need to have a good, clear , strict , ‘exit plan’ , should we ever get promoted , in anticipation of relegation from the prem
    4 points
  32. He’s only 20 and he has been in the spotlight more than many of our younger players, because we paid a fee for him at 18 and he scored a couple of goals in early league cup appearances. Had he come through the academy and not had this publicity, we wouldn’t be talking about him as some sort of failure. Plenty of time yet. In reality he’s just following the process of lower league loans at this stage. Not everybody can be like Massengo at 18.
    4 points
  33. I recall their Smoking Stadium
    4 points
  34. 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."
    4 points
  35. Wait until you get to 76 years when your lung capacity is significantly less than even twenty years ago. You climb to row 25 and maybe do this a couple or three more times in the game because of the "old man's bladder problems". I'll be there , doing my best to encourage them but if I don't sing and shout for 95 minutes, please forgive me. @TuxHarry
    4 points
  36. Brighton literally bought your best player to stick in their reserves who then got out muscled by little Tom Nichols who then scored what must be his 7th goal in about 100 apps. Thanks for spending another night obsessing over us. Much love, always in your minds, Rovers x
    4 points
  37. There is a significant difference between a museum and a trophy room. There is plenty to put in a museum, we should have one and it should be included in stadium tours that should be on offer. The importance of City to the Bristol community cannot be overstated and supporters and visitors, both young and old, should be given the opportunity to learn about, and celebrate local history. As for the Mickey Mouse cup jibe I'm sick of it. The trophies may not have the kudos of the FA Cup or League Cup (although many premiership teams interest in these is disgraceful) but they were honestly competed
    4 points
  38. 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 crue
    3 points
  39. OH MY GOD THATS ACTUALLY THE REPORT LIFTED FROM THEIR WEBSITE Absolutely rag bag I literally can’t get over that “but golly..” oh man, seriously? Really? We’ve interrupted their servers or something and posted that haven’t we? Surely?? No? It’s for real? “Cool kit launch videos we can do, but VAR is not quite our responsibility yet.” OH MY GOD, THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A BUSINESS.. RAN BY, YOU KNOW, ADULTS **** me sideways this is immense Mind the ******* gap
    3 points
  40. I thought he looked very assured and in command, even if only playing at half pace. He appeared to be in control of the defence with Baldwin and Soady benefiting from his authority and experience. I was also impressed with the pin-point accuracy of a few of his long cross field passes. It will be interesting to see how he fits into a Championship game at twice the pace. I would hope, however, that his vast experience would compensate for any lack of pace. Overall I'm cautiously optimistic that he'll be a worthwile addition.
    3 points
  41. It only needs one player to be picked regularly to disprove your theory that LJ won’t pick academy players - and Kelly was that player. He was very clearly good enough, and he played. In recent years we’ve also seen Reid and Bryan establish themselves in the first team from the academy route, albeit not initially via LJ. Rather than blame LJ for not picking them, maybe the current options available to him simply aren’t good enough. We’d all be quick enough to complain if he started playing sub-standard players regularly, simply to prove the academy pathway, but at a cost to results.
    3 points
  42. @Fordy62 Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Han-Nah Massengo, Massengo Han-Nah Massengo, Massengo To Ashton Gate, From AS Monaco Han-Nah Massengo, Massengo repeat repeat repeat @RedSkin - I love Reef too.
    3 points
  43. Thought I'd share this article I have found.. https://thesefootballtimes.co/2017/09/20/the-story-of-bristol-citys-three-relegations-in-747-days/ Although this is way before my time I do enjoy reading about the clubs trials and tribulations and I am happy we came through this difficult period in our history. Also got me thinking - What's the best book to cover our history in depth? I may have to purchase one.
    3 points
  44. Out in town and out on the town are not necessarily the same thing.
    3 points
  45. I've suspected you've lost your marbles a long time ago but this just confirms it. Yes we have not had the most illustrious of history's but to call our history insignificant I actually find quite offensive. We are where we are today, because of our history, it is our history and we should be proud of that. I absolutely love being a Bristol City fan because we have a real history, a history that I feel a part of, Bristol City runs through the blood in my family. I have been through some extreme highs and lows with Bristol City but when but when we beat Man United and achieved ot
    3 points
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