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  1. They're even upset Rosie & Jim are 'Shitheads'
    15 points
  2. If he was a serial abuser then I might have a different opinion- as far as I know it was a one off drunken incident. We all make stupid decisions (not condoning, forgiving)
    12 points
  3. The obsession with keeping the ball by passing to and fro across the pitch at the back drives me mad, as does getting to the opposition’s penalty area and then passing all the way back, sometimes as far as the keeper, to retain the ball. No doubt the ‘coaches’ on the forum will tell me that ball retention is all important, it may be to them but football at the top level is supposed to entertain the paying public isn’t it? It makes me laugh when I read about teams having such and such percentage possession as some kind of demonstration of how good they are. It means absolutely nothing, and most games I watch on TV have a very high boredom percentage.
    12 points
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    11 points
  5. The only thing that could have improved this is if the 2 puppets joined in with a chant of “stand up if you hate the gas”. As for the developing the Mem point, spot on, they winge that BCC has done nothing for them (& still reckon they might in time ) conveniently forgetting they didn’t lift a finger to help us, either. In fact they could not have been more obstructive during the whole Ashton Vale saga & if it wasn’t for Steve Lansdown’s patience we would be no further forward. I said it before, they are just parasites, they add absolutely nothing to sport in the area & I hope they fold. Blue “half” of Bristol . By the way I have seen every single derby game since 1973, so don’t play the “it used to be great” card, either.
    10 points
  6. Training. We train exclusively on standing still - it works really well as well as you see it in every game we play.................
    10 points
  7. Sad really. Clearly a talented footballer, just plagued with injuries. He played well for us, wish him all the best.
    9 points
  8. Domestic abuse victims are often abused and assaulted many, many times before they have the courage to call for help either from the police or a support organisation. On average a domestic abuse victim would suffer 35 incidents of abuse / violence before calling the police for help (this figure is from memory 10 years old, it is probably higher now). Domestic violence victims will often be controlled and coerced emotionally and financially (not just physically) so serial abuse in a domestic violence context is not always easy to identify or prosecute. Domestic abuse perpetrators often attempt to minimise their behaviour and actions by blaming alcohol, drugs, upbringing, or anything else to deflect responsibility and/or blame the victim.
    8 points
  9. He didn’t serve his sentence though. He consistently complained about it, complained about the paparazzi, complained that the hours he was given wouldn’t work around their pre season tour, until the punishment was watered down to a curfew for 3 weeks. That was after trying to convince the policeman who saw him strangling his partner that he was ‘imagining it’. I’m all for second chances, but only when you can see the learning remorse from the incident. He’s shown none. It’s a real struggle to see how any of the women at the club willl be comfortable working with/for him, and for any fan to support him fully. And that’s before you even get the idea it’s a 2 month deal, maybe extending to a 12 month one thereafter!
    8 points
  10. This was posted on Twitter by the woman involved in the incident. If she can be happy for him I’m not sure what right others have to feel morally outraged by this.
    7 points
  11. Oh **** off!!!
    6 points
  12. Some of the comments on this thread are laughable. Anyway welcome Danny, a player with plenty of top flight experience and a premier league medal aswell - I fully trust Pearson’s judgment on this one.
    6 points
  13. If you look carefully other letters are available on your keyboard..
    6 points
  14. 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 Division One it was all about Bristol City, not just City but the prospect of having the best players and teams in the land coming to Bristol on a regular basis. Suddenly all of the newspaper main headlines were about City, the local TV sports reporting was City first, the main sports news and match of the day brought even more attention to Bristol City and for Rovers fans it felt like they were being bombarded by City related interest. They felt aggrieved by this as there were two teams in Bristol and they felt like they were being forgotten about. Even when they had a great result they were always pushed down the pecking order in terms of coverage and reporting. They saw it as a 'bias' towards Bristol City and became frustrated, annoyed, envious and jealous and took it out on the City fan base. In reality, it's no different from hearing about the Premier League nowadays and rarely hearing about either of our local clubs because there isn't a wider interest. It is why they always feel hard done by and why they continuously play the victim. So when the bubble eventually burst and we crashed down the leagues they reveled in our demise. At last we could begin to feel like they had felt, insignificant to the world of football. This underlying bitterness and resentment has continued to fester throughout the years and every so often it rises to the surface. It happens if they win and we lose, it happens when something good happens for us (like the arrival of SL and the rebuild of AG and the club's infrastructure), or when we are in the spotlight (like the Carabao Cup run). Times like these are when they become extremely agitated. If they win promotion they're suddenly "Coming for Bristol City". They can't just be content with their own success and leave it at that. Only a few weeks ago they picked up a win on the same day that City lost and immediately took to social media "Singing The Blues". They just can't help themselves. They compare everything to City as their yardstick. It really is very sad, but my god, doesn't it make them an easy target to wind up and rip the piss out of?!!!
    6 points
  15. The obsession for this is driving me mad. The amount of goals being conceded by teams who are not capable of playing out through an attacking press is hilarious. Fred dispossessed against Leicester perfect example. Don't get me wrong I want to see passing football but not in my own 18 yard box with attackers swarming around. The risk reward balance is skewed massively in favour of attacking team. If they win possession by default they are in with a good goal scoring opportunity. Big deal if you get through the press you still have a defence in place plus defensive midfielders to get through. Surely the way to play is to mix your approach, play from back when room , go long if press is coming , chip to wide player in space ect. I would love to play against a team who were determined to play football in their own box , matter of time until you get a good chance. England under 21s feted as having massive talents dismantled by the Swiss, no idea how to attack just want to pass the ball to each other while going nowhere, it's obvious but your trying to score in the other goal. Really hope City don't adopt this one dimensional approach . I just want to see attacking play when in possession not constant sideways passing.
    5 points
  16. It looks like it was to me!
    5 points
  17. What a ridiculous comment. Behave.
    5 points
  18. Honestly, I think that asking Pearson or Simpson is pointless. All McGregor would get in response is "That is in the past and I'm just here to concentrate on the football" or similar. This is one for the Lansdowns and/or Ashton. They don't have to say much, but 7 years ago the Club committed to partnership with a leading Women's charity. That charity has now effectively decided that we are no longer aligned with it, because of this signing. Silence on that is tacit acceptance of it by the club. So, we're not a family club, and we're not serious about violence against women. It needs to be addressed and explained.
    5 points
  19. 5 points
  20. Why does it worry you ? I see it as , here’s here for 8 games. We’re not going up or down . It’s possible as others have suggested he’s here to change the mentality within the dressing room more than anything. We’re passive & even weak mentally . That needs to change & will be the most interesting aspect imo along with how we set up for the rest of the season . Could be pivotal in how we go into next preseason .
    5 points
  21. No, she came of her own free will.
    5 points
  22. Think I know the film you’re after. Saw it a while ago online, this should help. www.pornhub.com
    5 points
  23. Doesn't matter because football is getting suspended imminently, right?
    4 points
  24. The amount of people sympathising with what he did/passing it off like it’s not a big deal a bit worrying tbh. Not surprising, but still.
    4 points
  25. Ched Evans was found ‘not guilty’ in his alleged rape trial - immoral and highly questionable behaviour does not mean he committed a crime. It was a very distasteful episode but for you to insinuate on a public platform that he is guilty of a serious offence is a bit reckless - you can read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-37659009
    4 points
  26. Getting rid of a player that watched somebody pissing in a glass to sign a wife beater is some step.
    4 points
  27. Holloway was scared for his life, Jim ran him all the way down North Street.
    4 points
  28. Can you evidence base that? Have a think about successful teams in the championship, then the EPL and further and why there is a clear theme of building play through thirds. A frequent premise of building from the back is building from a base of possession creates opportunity to then alter approach in the second third. A frequent premise of building from the back is building from a base of possession means a team if they press open up the pitch for the team in possession. A frequent premise of building from the back is building from a base of possession means less attacks to defend and on this goes. Going backwards and sideways up back and through is attacking play. Man City can go backwards 40% of the time .. Liverpool were 34%. Norwich go backwards sideways and then attempt frequent through balls from their base of possession with a Keeper whose passing accuracy is frequently above 75% making 30 -40 passes a game. With respect you are looking at this with a one dimensional mind set.
    4 points
  29. :laugh: he’s the sort of person who would be offended if there was nothing to be offended about
    3 points
  30. My wife worked in both sides (ie perpetrators and victims) of domestic abuse for 20 years. I can quite confidently say that “one off” domestic abuse cases are almost as rare as rocking horse shit. Seriously.
    3 points
  31. Some proper wet wipes on here John who’ve obviously never done anything wrong in there lives!!
    3 points
  32. I look forward to GmG asking Nige about this. Should be fun.
    3 points
  33. Interesting that women’s aid said that the club did engage with them before signing Danny Simpson and that their door remains open. Whilst they and I accept that Danny has served his sentence, I still think it’s a good opportunity for the club and Danny to use the opportunity for some kind of dialogue on domestic violence.
    3 points
  34. It's a 25 squad. He was a level far above what we have, a premiership centre back despite a lack of pace but the reason we had him on loan.. He unfortunately is injury prone, we are seeing the last days of a very good footballer who should be playing at a level above us but sadly his knees have ended the lads career. I wish him well but I very much doubt he will be seen again in football, you got to feel for the lad..
    3 points
  35. I agree that people should not be eternally defined by one immoral act, but I also don't think someone guilty of that particular act should be recruited by Bristol City.
    3 points
  36. Yeah this definitely goes beyond a drunken mistake. My Wife is a season ticket holder and has been for over 10 years, and this sends a very poor message to our many thousands of dedicated and loyal female fans.
    3 points
  37. That's one way to describe choking your girlfriend.
    3 points
  38. Gloucester beating Exeter was a very good result.
    3 points
  39. Rapist goalkeepers one week. Domestic abusing right backs the next. Add an anti-vax striker. When are we signing Ched Evans?
    3 points
  40. For that to happen Simpson will need to make a statement showing remorse for starters. Let’s see if he does
    3 points
  41. Thing is, I don't think it needs to be. It's an opportunity to discuss the subject, to actually lead the conversation on it. Sesay is shameful, but this could be about atonement, second chances, remorse and education. There's no need for it to be a day of shame.
    3 points
  42. Step up from Baker. We’d get 5 games a season instead of 4
    3 points
  43. Agreed. If in 2014 the club were serious about "play an important role in raising awareness by talking about an issue that is often hidden away behind closed doors." Then why not use this opportunity to raise awareness by addressing the issue.
    3 points
  44. How much do you want? You’ll probably stay fitter for longer.
    3 points
  45. Art classes for them next week then.
    3 points
  46. Someone made a good point earlier in this thread that perhaps NP has decided Hunt isn’t what he wants going forward, but by playing Hunt, NP can’t see how other players would perform in the system he wants to deploy. So bring in Simpson, who knows exactly what NP wants, and therefore help NP evaluate the current squad better. I would imagine Huddersfield couldn’t offer what DS wanted, either wages, length or both. For us it’s basically 8 weeks pay with no strings attached.
    3 points
  47. I see it slightly differently. Simpson is 34 and I'm reading it less as a sign that Simpson is what Pearson wants for next season but more that Jack Hunt is really not what Pearson wants right now.
    3 points
  48. 67 horses killed/destroyed at Cheltenham since 2000. I hope the entertainment is worth it, because that seems a heavy price to pay to me.
    3 points
  49. As is a comma on yours.
    3 points
  50. 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.
    3 points
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