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  1. Apologies if this one has already been mentioned in the numerous discussions on music our chaps should hear when emerging from the tunnel - but I just thought “Back Home in Bristol” by The Dreadnoughts is a rousing little ditty that may pump up the atmosphere a notch when we are finally allowed back into our second home, especially as it samples ‘Drink Up Thy Zider’ as part of the tune, here it is ...
    9 points
  2. Never forget.................. "The Premier League of Rich Clubs"
    9 points
  3. To try and alleviate the boredom I’m gonna have a water bomb fight with my gashead neighbour over the fence .... I’m just waiting for the kettle to boil ...
    8 points
  4. Surely 'Only fools punch horses'? 'Smack a pony with a right hook Headbutt windows on the van Preach pure delusion every bloody season Cus sister, you're my mam Where we both come from is a mystery Now every bugger supports the City A Billionaire owner who ain't got no bread God, why wasn't I born a City red?' I thank you!
    8 points
  5. A payment authorisation is sent and processed in real time and is shown as pending, a refund isn't necessarily authorised real time (until recently they were only sent overnight) so won't show up as a pending transaction (also some banks/issuers love to drag their feet on mentioning a refund, to sit on a float of money for a day, every little helps - themselves). On the wider subject - I also had notification of exactly 1 match (1/23rd) refund of my season ticket purchase to the card I used. Through my job I've seen all manner of complex phishing relating to breached payment data but even
    7 points
  6. Great player and personality. I think we sold at the right time for a great price
    7 points
  7. "We were doing OK and picking up points but it clearly wasn’t enough and eventually cost Steve his job. It was a shock to all the lads and it hit me hard because he had been a big factor on my career – I owe him greatly for what he has taught me. He’s the best manager I’ve ever worked for and I still think he should have been given more time as we would have got out the relegation zone and stayed up"
    7 points
  8. Well, to answer you and the ‘laughing’ @GTFABM - this song appeared on an album which was in itself a tribute to all the people who fought during the First World War, who lived through the First World War and who died during the First World War. During this war, all armies on all sides executed their own soldiers for ‘disobeying orders.’ They remained criminally unaware of the psychological damage that the new kind of warfare (experienced during WW1) had on young men - so they just shot the ones who couldn’t cope so well - and you cheerfully call it ‘cowardice’ - I don’t agree and s
    6 points
  9. Andre Gray, Harry Maguire and Dwight Gayle wasn’t it? But then the rug got pulled from underneath him. Disgraceful. And now Johnson has got carte Blanche to buy whoever the **** he wants and still have no attempts on goal and be absolute dog shit at home. The comparison is so far from fair it’s untrue.
    6 points
  10. May be of interest to some. The end of March 1970 saw City lose away at Spurs in the FA youth cup semi, 2-0. I have no idea what the score was in the return at Ashton Gate, but we didn't get to the final. Maybe @Never to the dark side could help with the score? Anyway, what is interesting is the line ups, fair few made to step up to the first teams, some got fame else where.
    5 points
  11. I presume you mean a "yes man"?
    5 points
  12. Nice little montage from the perspective of Wycombe, you know that little team that Rovers sent down when they survived by beating them the week before.
    5 points
  13. Blimey, that's my Letter of the Week! I think I still have that copy in the loft!! Only ever wrote a couple of letters - and both got Letter of the Week. I got a call from Stephen Kew after the second letter. He asked me to meet with him to discuss. Was offered some youth director position, or something, but turned it down. Ended up with free seats any time in the Directors Box and lounge. All very political at the time - so I stayed out of it.
    5 points
  14. Very good Article this https://theexiledrobin.org/2020/04/adenflint-exclusive/?fbclid=IwAR1Ib6JVgsi6lyvrc-6DVq-maDgHiW3M8wL7Vi-KhQouXcoD1VHrLJ0dGUw
    4 points
  15. I had the same one as you, and agree with all the precautions you've mentioned, although FWIW as I work in the same industry as WorldPay and know them well, I took an interest and safely looked at the content of the attachment to recognise that it wasn't malicious (though certainly a terrible UX that appears like a phishing attack - Yes Pay has consistently dangerous UX). Once opened the form doesn't actually require any sensitive information, it already has your email, I gave my name as God, and was able to open the content which was clearly not fraudulent given it had my season ticket p
    4 points
  16. Mike Ashley is looking for an EFL club to buy apparently. If he bought them and then they were relegated perhaps the newspaper headline would be "Ashley Down"........I'll get me coat
    4 points
  17. Yes. Amazing ability to identify the right players to keep, recruit the best ones to add, and quickly mould them into such a team. Not only that, but also, as many players have alluded to, managed them brilliantly and created a second to none dressing room atmosphere. Remarkable what he achieved, considering that when he took over just 18 months earlier, we were bottom of the 3rd headed for the 4th.
    4 points
  18. Best to re-read the thread from the start @Robbored
    4 points
  19. I've just had my email. I won't be getting my knickers in a twist about it though, I'll just wait for some update from the club. Some of the overreactions on here are hilarious. Agree that they really should have put something out by now to either explain what's happening, or say it was an error, but it's certainly nothing to get worked up about.
    4 points
  20. My bet is that Mr Arse asked Mr Elbow if a Mr Ashton could make his way to the Dolman stand. Only for a PA announcement to then say that Mr Ashton was no longer required in the Dolman stand. Not that anyone in the Dolman stand could hear it in the first place.
    4 points
  21. What difference does it make if you give an academy player their debut or not? If they're not up to scratch, they shouldn't be playing. The same applies the other way round. I don't think you can gloss over the role Cotterill played in developing the likes of Bryan, Flint, Pack, Freeman or Ayling - all of whom have gone on to bigger and better things than us. It was clear at the time we had the nucleus of a very good team. Getting a few quality additions in over the summer of 2015, and doing them early, would've made all the difference. It was baffling he left a spot on the bench
    4 points
  22. I always thought SOD was daft to say that we paid too much for Flint, and this interview with Flint himself proves it.
    4 points
  23. Pretty obvious what has happened, The club have been seeing how much it would be per game to refund people, instead of doing it in a mock live environment they have done it in a real one and sent emails out. It’s the same as failing to check the signing section season tickets before going on sale.
    4 points
  24. I reckon Steve Cotterill has hacked the system out of spite
    4 points
  25. "To this day, the team spirit that Steve Cotterill built then was the best I’ve been involved in. It will take some beating."
    4 points
  26. Nagy is at Budapest now for more than 2 weeks (as he said compulsory home quarantine is over and it's 2 weeks here from the point a Hungarian citizen enters the country). He came home after the 3rd week. He gave Skype interview and one as well to the papers yesterday, some insights on Bristol City training as well. main points were: 1, they trained via online video conference for the first 2 weeks, after that they got 2 weeks vacation (as they won't have any in the summer) and now they're trainig again together via online (mainly biking and gym work) 2, he will travel back
    4 points
  27. I was told we had agreed fees for Maguire and Gray and was all cleared with the board. SC went on holiday come back to find the 2 players he had tied up were now going elsewhere due to someone at the club trying to save some money and get them both cheaper. The money most of been there for was being reported we were bidding £7m+ for Gayle later in the window. £2.5m Maguire and £4m for Gray was figures I was told had been agreed. if you consider we signed Kodja for £2m there was money there. Just think it was unusual for people in the backroom doing deals at the time vanished quite
    4 points
  28. I’ve also noticed it, it’s almost as if they want us to forget about him, it’s very weird. They posted a video on Instagram of the Swindon highlights a couple of weeks ago which was edited to remove Cotterills celebration after the 3rd goal. He also hasn’t been in any videos/photos either. We should celebrate Cotterills reign as a great point in the clubs history instead of trying to remove all signs of him from the past.
    4 points
  29. I'll have a crack at this. This type of folk Punk is influenced by Gods West Country here in blighty. Its also sort of mixed with other influences like Celtic folk. Cider and punk is not uncommon elsewhere. Chaos UK were Wurzels fans. Influenced by them. Played as a Punk Wurzels tribute band. They influenced bands and scenes world wide. The Surfin Turnips also local were Wurzels fans. The Dreadnoughts are influenced by the Surfin Turnips folk punk. They covered the Surfin Turnips Turbo Island. And supported them at the Exchange couple of years back.
    3 points
  30. It's not henbury #ss sorting out I T is it.
    3 points
  31. Time to resurrect The Boys Are Back In Town too? Pity Tim`s not still doing it - he`d put together a banging playlist I reckon.
    3 points
  32. The inventors of social distancing.
    3 points
  33. Wiki mentions that they are influenced by west country folk particularly the wurzels, also influence by the Pouges and Rancid. i'm a huge Rancid fan and must confess to not hearing of the dreadnoughts before this thread but can hear the influences above on this track. This would be much better than the Lone ranger music we currently use for the players to enter the pitch.
    3 points
  34. While I was looking through he box of old programmes, I came across an old Green Un that I didn't know I had, July 23rd 1977 to be precise. No reports obviously, but some might find bits interesting, and a piece on the lovely Gerry Gow. Anyone from on here in the letters page, long shot that one
    3 points
  35. I wonder whether the tackle on Osborne worried a few, horrible avoidable injury when not going to smaller places where games are more physical compared to playing more developed leagues/teams.
    3 points
  36. Really good reading and highly complementary on Cotterill. Seemed a very swift black and white response about Johnson however...
    3 points
  37. It's hard to believe anyone could claim Cotterill wasn't giving the youngsters a chance when he was the one responsible for bringing Joe Bryan through, developing Luke Ayling and Luke Freeman (who were both sold for apittance), and Aden Flint. They were all in their early 20s at that time. From memory, most of the youngsters we had coming through at that time were nowhere near ready for the first team which makes it an odd stick to beat him with.
    3 points
  38. It sort of was. Cotterill was appointed on his terms. His terms were/are he's an old school manager, with responsibility for transfers, the lot. I recall when he was appointed, him saying that he is a Manager, not a coach, he was very clear about that. That was a deviation from policy, but the cub were desperate, we were headed for the 4th division. It worked. Towards the end of the title winning season, he continued with what he'd been doing, identifying a small number of additions to strengthen the team for the following season. The team, not the squad, or "the group" in
    3 points
  39. Never really understood why Cotts was so bad in the championship. Look at the players we had and its incredible he was sending us down. We were absolutely terrible. Not saying we haven't been terrible under LJ too at times, with record breaking losing run and other bad runs. But that momentum we should have had coming up from league one, and how bad we were in the championship I really was not expecting. Flint, Ayling, Bryan, Pack, Smith, Freeman, Kodjia were at least mid table, to upper championship quality. Add to that Baker and Bennett on loan, both very good champi
    3 points
  40. Cotterill hits the nail firmly on the head with his “identity” comment. I’ve always through bleating on about that is a complete load of bollocks and belongs in David Brent’s handbook.
    3 points
  41. I thought we had agreed fees for Maguire and Gray and someone at the club decided to try and get them cheaper after SC had agreed deals for them both.
    3 points
  42. Bought this recently, need to move it up my TBR pile. Best wishes to Chris and his family at this difficult time.
    2 points
  43. In fairness to this fella,he was a few years ahead with his ,"diy lockdown haircut".
    2 points
  44. Again, check revenue, check income, check all this and growth over 4 or 5 years. I'm unconvinced his plan was feasible at that time- in 2015/16 our Revenue for Bristol City Holdings Limited was £14,175,396!! Gets worse if you look at it from a club and not group company POV- £10,349,426. Sure it was one of Gray or Gayle and then Maguire too. The comparison is so far from within context tbh. A graph would explain it better than me but even LJ has had to sell key players, sell to reinvest but also to offset operating losses. As well you know. Misleading to compare without con
    2 points
  45. How do you reflect on that season now, five years on? "Great memories with some great people. I’d like to thank the fans around Bristol who still come up to me now and thank me for that season. I reply that it was a long time ago now, but they say it’ll never be forgotten, which is quite nice. I thank them for their kind words and it’s nice to feel you made a lasting impact because the fans there were superb." You just know he means every word.
    2 points
  46. Why? It’s a perfectly legitimate point of view.
    2 points
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