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  1. I have no idea, of course, but I can only think you must be under about 30 years of age...? It's very easy to mistake Rovers for the shambolic, embarrassing, joke of a club that we see today and think they are just a little figment of fun, there to keep us amused as an aside to whatever we are doing.... Those that remember them as a rival however, will/should never forget what a vile, rancid, cesspit of scum actually lurks over there. The absolute definition of "little man syndrome" who'd rather drink each others piss than help us if we were burning infront of them. Untterly vile club, whose supporters turn into mouth foaming, neanderthals at the very thought of any game that might possibly attract more than 8/9000 fans to it and their hatred of us goes beyond anything you might see in many other places. It's the 1 reason I'd actually entertain another Bristol Derby, so that those young enough to only think of Rovers as a jovial laughing stock, get to actually see the grotesque underbelly of what they've only ever seen from a distance. For many, who remember them from 20+ years ago, their troubles are a delight to behold and they couldn't happen to a more fu###d up bunch of spawn. Their kit, their dirge of a song, their inferiority complex, their inbred, bitter, deluded interpretation of who/what they are, makes every moment they struggle, a real pleasure..!
    58 points
  2. 100%. That was after years of being kicked off the pitch by them, enduring “will you ever beat the gas” & putting up with their third world facilities. **** them, they tried to steal Ashton Gate from us in ‘82, & they were the only sporting organisation in the area that wouldn’t support the city having a venue if we got the World Cup. Not only do I never want them to play us again, I hope they fold. Parasites.
    32 points
  3. Just got back home from relatives house and watched the press conference. Surreal. The contractor who died was my bro-in-law Mike, his son Dominic (my nephew) survived without a scratch on him and had to identify his dad. Mike was 65, he shouldn't have been there really. Unfortunately the other three also perished and our thoughts are also with them. So sad and so sudden
    18 points
  4. It`s right what someone said above about how it`s hard for anyone under about thirty to know really why those of us of a certain age feel such deep hatred for them and are revelling in what they have become. Younger supporters just see the pantomime of them shooting themselves in the foot every other day but unless you were there in 1982 and for the years afterwards you cannot realise what a jealous, scummy, underhand and self- interested shower of shit they really are. They almost succeeded in destroying our club and stealing our ground and I can never, ever accept what they tried to do. Never forgive, never forget.
    15 points
  5. My bro in law and his son were working on the conveyor belt with 3 others at the top of the tank. Not good. My nephew is OK we've just been in touch with his brother who is with him and the police.. Can't say about the other four at this time but not good.
    11 points
  6. It was the worst of times. It was the worst of times. It was .... (hang on, while I google) ... the age of foolishness .... the epoch of incredulity ...... it was ... season (s) of Darkness .... winter(s) of despair .... etc, etc. For yer @Davefevs and yer other data sorts, it was ten games without a win*, and more than four years, from Gary Smart's somewhat freakish and speculative hoik from 25 yards in Jan '87 to Louie Donowa finally shutting them up in March '91. It was our worst run in Bristol derbies. It was the worst time to be a City fan, in terms of local rivalry and statistics. Some of us were heroically there for every one of those ten games without a win, as well as being "there" in 1982, and we therefore reserve the right to moan about everything and anything to do with City we feel the need to. Because we were there. From '64 to '81 we went eleven consecutive derby games without losing (League and FA cup games). We also had a ten game run of not losing to them in the 30s. We weren't all there for that. I think Joe Jordan managed us for six of that ten game run-of-shame and he never got the better of Gerry Francis but what he did do was, in his second full season as a manager, get us promoted. And Rovers had to share the headlines and the euphoria and the acclaim, because we went up at the same time as them. Then Joe's team beat them six months after he left. Although Joe had the money to spend that Francis didn't have, GF had more experience as a manager, and had failed at Exeter (always a useful experience to those able to learn from it). They had the edge in coaching at that time. It was a difficult time to be a City fan, failing to get out of the Third Division and having 5000 of them crowing like they had never crowed before (or since). It seemed to be neverending. But it didn't last. Looking back, it was only four and a bit years, about the same amount of time LJ was our head coach (not that I'm comparing the two eras). * (We won a Glos cup during this run, I do believe).
    10 points
  7. Every manager who has done well for us at this level? Winning the title was great. But this division is where the good managers can operate. Cotterill isnt good enough for this level. Gary Johnson, Lee Johnson are above him easily and Deano is going that way.
    9 points
  8. 9 points
  9. Johnson got sacked because he wasn’t performing for the umpteenth time (should have been sacked well before then at least twice) Cotterill got sacked at the first sign of trouble because Lansdown wanted to bring in a family friend.
    7 points
  10. Oh what a night. Probably my favourite Bristol derby moment since watching City since early 80s. The tension the hatred the winning goal. Goosebumps
    7 points
  11. I need a good fix of nostalgia in fact. 'Welcome to Hell' - Ha
    7 points
  12. One of the reasons I cringe when some ******* roaster shows up on here saying “ermagerd y is there a thread about the gas do u think stoke have one about vale?” Anyone who remembers the Gas when we used to play them every season will remember how grotesque their fans are. They’re bad enough now when their funny little club is a complete basket case. I can’t even image what they would be like if we got relegated from the Football League by a club wearing our kit I intend to fully enjoy this situation until they do something to change it.
    7 points
  13. Players added after Cotts was sacked: Lee Tomlin (who must’ve been going through conversations when Cotts was sacked???) from PL Bournemouth Peter Odemwingie from PL Stoke Ben Gladwin from QPR Alex Pearce from Derby Adam Matthews from PL Sunderland Scott Golbourne from Wolves Cotterill has lost Elliott Bennett too earlier in the window. @RiazTo claim we were going straight back is speculative, and just imagine Cotts being given the 3 PL players and the other 3 too?
    6 points
  14. And Johnson jnr did all that with virtually an open cheque book from the board.. its really not a fair comparison between him and Cotts who wasn’t backed half as much financially.
    6 points
  15. What is the latest on Steven Sessegnon? Could he be back in January? “We are probably looking at mid to late January for Sess. He is back with us at the moment, he has been with Fulham, but he is going through his exercises on the bike. “It is great to see him, he is a fantastic person, Sess, I love him to bits. He is with us and happy to be back with us and feeling part of the group again, and he has got a really important process in front of him now to get himself back up to speed and ready for when he is fully fit.”
    5 points
  16. I started watching City in late 1981 after of course came the collapse of 82. I can still remember those squatters wishing we'd go bust and sell them our ground which had previously graced Liverpool, Man utd, Arsenal and Gillingham! For a 8-9 year old it was horrible living in Winterbourne and then Frampton Cotterill back then. The fight back for me was when Martyn Hirst scored the winner at Eastville. They say the game is about ifs and buts. Believe me if Bob Taylor wouldn't of done his hamstring he'd of got 40 odd goals and they wouldn't still be basking as champions 30 years on. We move on to today and I don't even know their players names and haven't regarded them as rivals for 20 years.
    5 points
  17. He turned us from relegation fodder under cotts to play-off challengers We were going straight back down under Cotts.
    5 points
  18. C'mon mate...less of the fence sitting!
    5 points
  19. Teenagers today won't know that feeling of walking into school after dicking them 4-2 at Twerton at the weekend. The most enjoyable of Monday mornings.
    5 points
  20. Absolutely. Only thing better than them get relegated to non league is them going bust . Horrible shitty little club
    5 points
  21. Well, we invested a sizeable amount to buy him from Chelsea. Others could have but we showed the faith. He is exactly the type of player we need. His speed of thought is there for all to see and I am disappointed that the coaching staff, for whatever reason, haven't been able to coach him into being a better player without the ball.
    5 points
  22. Did you go to Cabot Circus hoping the shops would be shut?
    5 points
  23. Bentley talking about his form, and team. Even acknowledges the players are aware of us being referred to as streaky and how they are trying to move on form that. A good listen/watch.
    4 points
  24. What a night ! Heart pumping when Devon Shite went through on goal (their version of Bas Savage) Heart in mouth when Hollowank stepped up for the pen, and missed ! Complete and utter bedlam when Louie scored !!!
    4 points
  25. I was at secondary school in then fairly solid blue Hanham (thankfully no longer the case) from 86-91 and it was hellish. The Gary Smart winner was a particular low point. We battered them and then he hits a wonder goal out of nothing. It really was a painful period and even promotion to the second tier came after being thrashed at Trumpton and second to them. I never moan nowadays, after going through that spell and the 4th division years, to be second tier and light years ahead of the gas for over 20 years is pure heaven to me.
    4 points
  26. Not a criticism of anyone but I find it amusing that a thread on an ex manager could still command in excess of 4 pages of replies - so I'll add to them!!! I'm not saying it's wrong - it just makes me smile! I was one of those who supported Lee as long as I possibly could - and overall I'm in the camp that looks upon our 4 years Championship status as being a positive thing - as opposed to yo-yoing between League 1 and the bottom of the Championship like we seem to have done for most of my 50+ years as a supporter. It was right that he went when he did - he had run out of ideas, but really given the history of our club I think 4 years of constant and strong championship presence isn't that terrible. Having said all this, even I, as one of his 'supporters', find his regurgitating of management training material unpalatable - so much so that I can't bring myself to read or watch it - it makes me cringe, but to me it doesn't make his entire tenure terrible - it just means he's terrible at talking to the press and giving cringeworthy interviews. I'm in agreement that Dean Holden's press conferences are a breath of fresh air and I'm fully supporting him (as I did Lee before), but ultimately for me, Deano will be judged on where we end up at the close of the season (with consideration as to why), rather than how good and honest he is in front of the press cameras.
    4 points
  27. If you bothered to read or comprehend I was referring to Gary Johnson His son , not a chance , done nothing , achieved zilch ...... Talks a good game though
    4 points
  28. This was a good day , a very good day.
    4 points
  29. Even Trojan horses would be advised to steer clear of North Bristol.
    4 points
  30. Not a fan of leaving early purely for logistics but anyone who’s had season ticket for the past 10-15 years+ and hasn’t left early at least once should either receive a medal or counselling.
    4 points
  31. Were you worried he might invite you into his office?
    4 points
  32. Listening to Talksport this evening, the hosts wanted calls from fans who managed to get tickets to watch their team for the first time in 9 months and give a summary of the experience. First called was Charlton fan, Sam. He had a bit of a whinge about his team and said that they were booed off at full time. However,during the chat he admitted that he left before the end! The hosts basically tore him a new one! Sam said we'll it was the worst performance I've seen in 10 years. Talksports bloke went back at him and said it was the best performance he must have been at in the last 9 months! Also suggested to Sam that there was no big crowd to beat in the rush away from the ground..........hilarious conversation to be fair! Which prompts me to ask 2 questions. 1 If and when BCFC can allow limited numbers back into the Gate......and YOU are lucky enough to have your name drawn out of the ticket hat, would you stay until the very end regardless of the standard City home performance? And 2 If you don't manage to scab a ticket but your best mate does.....and he tells you the next day that he left on 80 minutes, what would your response be? My own answer to questions 2 might involve a length of 4x2 to maintain sensible social distancing Cracking radio call, mind!
    4 points
  33. Just watched the winner again on Youtube. The way he nicks the ball and backs himself to run the long way around and collect is quality. I loved watching that goal. Give the guy the credit he deserves for recent performances and the effort. He's been running his socks off too. Well deserving of a place in the side on merit. Time to get off the bloke's back.
    4 points
  34. When City were 4 down at half time away at Peterborough several years ago, he was sat in front of me. I asked if he had a cunning plan..... and he told me to f@@k off!
    4 points
  35. I don't understand what's confusing. Question: Are Shops Allowed To Open In Tier 3? Daughter: Yes. Government OS: Yes. @Robbored: I went to Cabot Circus and they were open. But are they allowed? OTIB: Yes. @Robbored: My daughter wanted something specific. The only thing confusing is you buddy.
    4 points
  36. Absolutely fantastic post. Youngsters take note of the bit in bold. Think how you would feel if they tried to do that now. They really did try to take it from us. Scumbags. Always.
    3 points
  37. I remember my late brother who only had a passing interest in football, phoning up after the Man Utd game and saying "wow what a strike that first goal was!"
    3 points
  38. Cotts took us from 23rd in L1, and left us 22nd in the Championship. All in two and a bit years (that's 5 transfer windows). Good work! He delivered what was needed, in quick time. LJ took us from 20th in the Championship and left us in 12th. Four and a bit years (and 8 transfer windows). A decent job, he wasn't "clueless," but he failed to deliver what was asked of him (we might agree that what was asked of him was too much). They had different tasks and different challenges here (one of Cotts' challenges being with himself, perhaps). I would say we were in a more desperate state when Cotts rocked up; when he got here we had just been relegated and were in the habit of struggling and not-winning, and the crowd were disillusioned. We were "going straight ... down" again. The transformation was rapid but the Championship proved too much for him (the way he went about it). When Lee got here we had not long since been promoted, we had a shiny new ground emerging, and we had Lee Tomlin out to earn himself a lucrative contract. Also, the crowd had not yet lost faith and were still very supportive (other than the bloke scrapping with Cotts by the tunnel after Preston). It was all there for someone prepared to work with Mark Ashton and give up some control to do well. In truth, both Cotts and LJ (along with others behind the scenes) have lifted us to a point where we are a strong (ish) top half Championship club ready to go to the next level and with our history that's pretty good going and reason to be cheerful, and we thank them both for where we are right now.
    3 points
  39. er what? plenty of managers have done better.
    3 points
  40. I agree!! League one, yes, he's very good at that level. Championship he was woeful though.
    3 points
  41. Agree it won’t happen but the current odds for that scenario with Bet365 is 14/1. By contrast the current odds of Rovers getting promoted and us getting relegated is 8180/1.
    3 points
  42. 3 points
  43. I think that no one could say that John Galley bombed
    3 points
  44. 1. Agree 100% (I'll never forget those beauts who left Mansfield when the going got tough at 4-2 down) 2. I'm really not that bad once you get to know me
    3 points
  45. Don't know about a channel runner, reckon Nagy would be a good channel swimmer!!
    3 points
  46. I think we need a creative midfielder to supply the forwards.
    3 points
  47. Don't you think wells can be/is that you want for xmas
    3 points
  48. First appointment is Wilbs as first team coach, love it.,
    3 points
  49. no one getting parachute payments in the last 10 years should be eligible, as they've already received a bail out
    3 points
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