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  1. I can relate to this. Honestly, it was incessant during the 80's. Before that time I hadn't been particularly bothered about Rovers. They hid under their rocks during the late 70's but crawled out when the wheels started to come off at Ashton Gate. I didn't understand why they wanted to ram their dislike of City down my throat, but in later years a good mate of mine who is unfortunately a Gashead revealed the problem from his and his mates perspective and for me it highlighted quite clearly why the problem is actually theirs and not ours...... When we got promoted to Divisi
    22 points
  2. Interesting article on The Athletic: https://theathletic.co.uk/2474476/2021/03/25/manager-burnout-brutal-truths-about-alcohol-dreading-matches-and-the-relief-of-being-sacked/?redirected=1 Below is the section on Pearson for those that don't have a subscription. “When Dad used to get home — he still does it now but not as bad because I think he realises that phones are fairly important; it was only four years ago that he discovered what WhatsApp was — he would just turn his phone off and he wouldn’t be available,” James Pearson says. “Sometimes if it was urgent. Mum would have A
    13 points
  3. We need a reset, ultimately we're going nowhere with this group. We were beaten easily in our last game by a team who will be in League 1 next year. I accept that 3 of those players above are out at the moment but I'm making the point that Nigel Pearson needs to free up as much room as possible to bring in a whole new group.
    11 points
  4. Has someone warned him about Robbored? He could be the next bloke with Nige's hands around his throat!
    10 points
  5. I think that from reading this, it’s evident why NP wanted to take a good, long look at our club, it’s structure and especially owner before accepting the long term challenge of the role. He was clearly damaged by his experience with Mel Morris at Derby and likely again by the basket-case ownership of Watford, that he wanted to ascertain whether he can work and wants to work under SL. From what he’s said in his interviews to date, I think he’s been very pleased by what he’s seen and will be happy to take on the full time position. During my career, I worked for some great people but
    8 points
  6. A real powerful video about the mess they are in, from an old friend of mine...
    7 points
  7. No, she came of her own free will.
    6 points
  8. Think I know the film you’re after. Saw it a while ago online, this should help. www.pornhub.com
    6 points
  9. Training. We train exclusively on standing still - it works really well as well as you see it in every game we play.................
    6 points
  10. Haha! That last anecdote sums them up. I had a similar experience when Mrs R and I were house-hunting. We went to one place and the male of the house was watching football on telly. "Who do you support?" I asked him. "Oh, er, Bristol Rovers," he replied, a bit sheepishly. The missus shot me a steely look as she quite liked this property and didn't want me fuhucking up any deal. She needn't have worried. The homeowner took my silence as some sort of invitation to explain and he stammered out: "Well, I, um, er, I say Rovers, but really Liverpool is my team. I just used to like R
    6 points
  11. I’m so out of touch now. I’ve no idea who half of these people are or if they’re any good. 84-04 I loved England. Now it’s just as interesting as the premiership is too me. Sad really.
    5 points
  12. That sums up the difference between Steve Lansdown and literally EVERYONE who has run their rabble. He got shafted on Ashton Vale so rather than say game over he dipped his hand in his pocket and rebuilt Ashton Gate and in doing so has now put himself in a position where he will do alright financially anyway if he chooses. He also owns land at Ashton Vale that will have something built on it in due course anyway. That lot will literally wait 100 more years for a stadium if it means avoiding having to pay for it.
    5 points
  13. Because to do that they'd have to fund it themselves. They want it built for them, FOC
    5 points
  14. What a pity they've got boothroyd to coach them!
    4 points
  15. Good read. Pearson & I are exactly the same age (born in the very same month) & I can certainly recognise the bit about it being a different approach as you get older & as he has said a couple of times, the importance of looking after yourself a lot more. This occurred to me about him after the turgid Blackburn draw recently & with his holiday home being near Ivybridge. Say he finished his media duties by 10pm and they got back to Bristol by 1am, he then has a further two hour drive to get home, which for a 57 year old after a strenuous evening is not sustainable long
    4 points
  16. I hate them with a passion (as they do with us) and will always enjoy even the slightest footballing related mishap they have to suffer (which thankfully are plentiful and often). Unfortunately the truer the Rovers fan, the more abhorrent their behaviour is, and this often culminates in an out-pouring of bitter, irrational, City related jealousy. Rejoice in this thread and make the most of it. They are our biggest rivals and always will be. Make no bones, if it was the other way round it would be unbearable. All of us with long enough memories will agree, and thats the way it should
    4 points
  17. Marley Watkins and Lynda Bellingham?
    3 points
  18. This is England. Not GB.
    3 points
  19. Ah asking for a friend eh Phantom?! :laugh:
    3 points
  20. I remember having to go to school the day after that dicking we got in 1990 - they all came out of the closet that day to make anyone of a City persuasion's life a misery for months on end so for that alone **** em. Is there an odder-behaved fanbase in the whole of the Football League?
    3 points
  21. Interesting article for sure.......Look out for it in the Post next week when GmG puts it in...........
    3 points
  22. My forum name was initiated when I lived in Portugal. I moved back to Bristol in 2013. My initial post was a reply to Hampshire Red @Hampshire Redwho appears to be stuck up Lee Johnson's rectum, or is chairman of his fan club. The LJ whose continual purchase of players has given us a grossly oversize playing staff with many of them clearly not good enough for top end of Championship. As for BRFC, as a youngster growing up in post war Bristol, I often went to watch Rovers because apart from City it was the only way to watch a game every other Saturday. Dad also, as a Welsh man, took m
    3 points
  23. Really hope Weimann stays, we just haven't been the same without him. Not so bothered about the others, provided we get a decent RB
    3 points
  24. There is just too much history between some of us on here and Rovers fans, which is why some on here just don’t get it. I ain’t gonna bother listing the incidents as most will know what I am on about on here. Fact is they hate us and we (most of us) hate them more. They can **** off to Div 2 and stay there as far as I am concerned. That is where those stinking Horfield whores belong. End off .....
    3 points
  25. Adrian Mariappa currently captaining Jamaica with Kasey Palmer also starting
    2 points
  26. My guess would to be to advertise the shirt which is obviously not selling well because it's to expensive
    2 points
  27. Billy Wedlock and Joe Cottle.
    2 points
  28. Anyone else read it? An excellent made up rumour if made up, if true, probably the biggest thing to ever happen in football. You can read about things on this link: https://fanbanter.co.uk/x-rated-james-rodriguez-whatsapp-photo-goes-viral/ Now, obviously the photo is bollocks, but the story sure takes some beating! Enjoy.
    2 points
  29. Because the Mem is on prime real estate that can be sold for a decent wedge and they hope that they can be given a piece of land for the project free of charge or paid for by OPM.
    2 points
  30. They look at Bristol and split it down the middle. Therefore in their eyes they are potentially massive. Only 20k watch City and that means 440,000 potential Gasheads to pack out their super stadium with student accommodation, running track and a Lidl.
    2 points
  31. Probably get slated for this, but I was bitterly disappointed with our performance vs Fleetwood of our under-18’s. Seemed to be a ‘kick and rush’ approach, with no individual stand out performers or skill sets for me. It was against Fleetwood though who did close us down quickly and, as I don’t follow northern academies much, I assume they’re on a par with the northern giants in the academy pyramid up in those parts. Mind you, even at ages 16-18, I would be expecting our £££ expensive academy to have the nouse to deal with presses. On the upside, decent penalties and
    2 points
  32. Good luck to them, hopefully they stay up above either Birmingham or Derby!
    2 points
  33. It must be something in the water in Liverpool.
    2 points
  34. Looking at houses in Nailsea apparently..
    2 points
  35. Not keeping Weimann on would be a mistake. Any type of team under any manager he is extremely useful, we haven't had anyone all season that presses like Andi does.
    2 points
  36. There are 2 questions here 1) If these players were at other clubs would we sign them in June given their record over the last 2 season and their ages and injury record? I think the answer is no. 2) Will NP be able to sign better, more effective players for the budget their moving on frees up? I'd be very surprised if Nige didn't think that was possible. Clear out and start again.
    2 points
  37. I would imagine this was the minutes silence for all the lives lost to covid since lockdown.
    2 points
  38. Standing still defending set pieces as usual...
    2 points
  39. Probably an executive stand off. Largish Nige wants him signed, Smarmy Ashton doesn’t because he’s not linked to an agent that he knows and Uncle Steve is caught in the middle. Worrying times. That should stoke it up a bit.
    2 points
  40. Sarcasm ? Where was I sarcastic ? I may have been ill informed about your location, but I meant every word of my dislike for the few. As for rip roaring derbys, been there ,done that, going back to the mid sixties. We have nothing to prove to them ,the only thing we can do is lose! I also went to Eastville to watch "them" occasionally, and with my dad (who also was Welsh) to watch Cardiff (Toshack, Clark et al) and the old Arms Park Re LJ couldn't agree more .
    2 points
  41. Ah, Sttan. I'm not talking about height per se: "big" is big as in having gravitas. That's what I thought anyway. And that makes him at least 5 inches talller in my book.
    2 points
  42. We just have to hope those that got us in this mess have no involvement in the revolving door this summer
    2 points
  43. .... goading and belittling us. Yes, same in this family. A beloved aunt, no longer with us, but she did like to decry the club in Bristol that had actually reached the top level, and contested an FA Cup final, made it to League Cup semi finals. All this whilst not having set foot in Eastville (never mind Trumpton) since about 1959. Also, used to work with a bloke at Aztec West that "used to go" down Eastville but long since stopped, but he didn't let this get in the way of him spouting off about us. And the bloke next door to him cleaning his car in the rain, I seem to remember
    2 points
  44. I've said before on this thread growing up in Winterbourne and Frampton in the early 80's was not a good time. How I loved that Martyn Hirst winner. We were back. It was crap in 1990 but God did his hamstring. They've got a real personality complex with us now and then, I couldn't give a shit about them and hope they end up on the downs leagues.
    2 points
  45. This is my favourite thread on here . I despise Bristol Rovers football club. Especially after growing up in and going to school in kingswood in the 80s. A good few playground battles. And over the years there have been many incidents from them that enforces my dislike for them. Because they are so shit and we haven’t played them for so long in the league doesn’t stop me from despising them. But they are also now a funny little club I love to laugh at too. And how they deliver . I’m pretty sure the feeling is mutual from them and if roles were reversed I would expect the same. Maybe it’s a age
    2 points
  46. In awe of: Their subscription to Babestation A ground with more tents than Billy Smart's Circus Getting relegated to Non League Not only that but getting relegated to Non League by a side playing in your own away strip Appointing a Manager who could well be leaving them in a few months at Her Majesty's Pleasure Being able to purchase fake drinks and out of date food in the concourse An anthem that glorifies a "relationship" with an underage girl Losing the Manager who had them in their highest league placing for years to Mansfield Watching football
    2 points
  47. If only someone would put all the posts about the gas in one thread and name it in such a way that you could ignore it, whilst those who are interested can carry on unabated.
    2 points
  48. This touches on what I think has become a problem in recent years i.e. the prescriptive nature of laws, or interpretation and application of the laws dictated by the governing body. Look at handball decisions in the penalty area. I think I’m right in saying that if the ball hits an attackers hand/arm, even completely accidentally and the hand/arm is in a completely natural position, but it results in a goal, then it penalised as handball. However if the ball hits a defenders hand/arm in his own penalty area it is not penalised - other than after consideration of the often farcical judg
    2 points
  49. There are certain players that accumulate fouls during a game that never get booked. They aren't bad fouls but constantly break the flow of the game. Holjberg at Spurs is a classic example. Would like to see this clamped down on more.
    2 points
  50. Classic Nige signing, a real experienced pro that he will feel can do a job if needed but is probably more around the place for his professionalism. I have no idea if he's still up to the level. Wes Morgan hasn't been up to regular PL football for over 2 years now but we keep giving him a contract because of what else he offers. I'd have Simpson around just to teach every other full-back down right down through the academy how to defend the back post. But that you have so many over 30 already is a bit of a problem. Fair enough, people can be opposed to it based on his personal history
    2 points
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