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  1. It's absolutely horrendous what happened to the poor lad, but in times like this there is no divide, I'm sure that the family would be very appreciative of any support we can give. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-thomas-on-his-road-to-recovery?utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1&utm_medium=chat&utm_source=whatsapp On the 9th March 2021 the world of our 20 year old boy, a keen Bristol Rovers Fan was turned upside down. He was cycling along a notorious part of A4174 near the Hambrook lights in Bristol when he was struck at speed by a motor vehicle. He consequently was hit by 2 other vehicles. Emergency services attended the scene and were quick to discover that Tom had suffered a severe head trauma. He was anaesthetized by the critical care team at the scene and transported to hospital. We as parents were notified by the police and transported by blue lights and sirens to see Tom before he underwent surgery to relief the pressure on his brain, and insert an icp gauge. We honestly thought we were saying our last goodbye to our darling boy. After a successful surgery Tom spent the next 5 days under full sedation and full ventilation. It has now been 10 days and Tom is still in intensive care but he is awake and breathing for himself. He is unable to eat and drink and can only speak very few words. As a result of this accident Tom has a serious brain injury and will need to learn to do many things that we as humans take for granted. We have set up this page to help Tom with his everyday living when he does eventually leave the hospital, and to help him adapt to a world that may have previously been unknown to him. We would be so grateful if you could help. Sincerely, Toms Family
    12 points
  2. In that forty years, they've tried all sorts to get someone to build them a stadium, or give them some land. Blamed everyone and everything when it's gone wrong and, even formed a political party to fight the local elections in "Bristol", while they were paying the city of Bath their business rates. and blaming Bristol for their troubles. They have also done everything in their power to stop our club moving away from them, from opposing our new stadium, the superstore at AG, furnishing opponents with information, to not supporting the WC bid. They are a stain on our city, as much as those " anarchy type protesters" who choose violence against the authorities. I'd also go as far as to say that, some of those protesters, even looked and dressed like gasheads. Whenever they bring 1982 up, I always without fail correct them. Even some of our supporters believe we went bankrupt back then. A deal was brokered and accepted by the creditors to "accept" 20p in the pound for outstanding debt. A new company was formed, which took over all assets, except players of worth like Mick Harford and Jan Moller, who were sold to pay those debts. That new company also took over the registration of the football club, so effectively, it was a takeover by a newly formed company. Not too much different than whenever a company gets taken over, which is what I expect will happen to them and, this time the owner will have to swallow their own debts, before selling assets to replace that loss.
    10 points
  3. Total false equivalence. Stokes ACQUITTED of minor affray outside a nightclub. Simpson FOUND GUILTY of assaulting a woman.
    10 points
  4. Have you seen the massive spike in violence in Bristol since he took the job?
    8 points
  5. If only he’d done as his name suggests! I think that is a perfectly reasonable response and view. I suspect many are with you on this. I’m probably the same, but there is a part of me that thinks even if he appeared to show no remorse at the time, it appears he has now, his partner (ex-partner?) has forgiven him too, as they seek to establish some form of normal relationship going forward....and therefore why should I be against his signing? If they feel that strongly, contact the club, explain their position....await response. Perfectly up to them to decide to no longer support / follow BC, or give up season card, etc. I hope they follow through with their stance on this. I think most (all?) on here understand that he committed an offence, proved guilty, and reacted “badly” to the punishment. I don’t think anyone is arguing that. But some people do seem to be of the opinion, that means “throw away the key”. That’s a massive difference to @Slacker’s post. It probably sums up today’s culture in this country imho.
    7 points
  6. Wow Soap Box Time No chance of a fair trial with you would there Ive made my view on assaulting women clear but you now claim he’s ‘bully’ - on what evidence ? btw Women also commit lots of domestic abuse and assaults and don’t even start on the protest shite
    7 points
  7. So now the comment has become, well everyone makes a mistake. Oh every club has a bad one. 2 weeks ago an ex player was convicted for ten years. A woman was murdered by a policeman and women protested about the lack of support, attention, and realisation of the effects of violence against them. People are brushing under the carpet a signifiant issue, from someone who showed no remorse in the public place, and now people are discussing what other bad people we have had at our club in the past. Yet every game people take the knee regading black lives matter. We have huge publicity against racial abuse (not violence) all very good apparently. But when it comes to violence against women, well its ok, it happened once. its ok . He has recovered. Maybe he has. The facts are he was convicted. But this is not mountain out of a mole hill. Some knowledgeable people on here have explained how DV can be physical, mental, financial, controlling, many levels. I have seen the effects of it, and it too often gets treated as "a domestic" . For the sake of football, I do not get why our club would get involved in such a thing, more so when an ex player was put down for 10 years a few weeks ago. This is not why we should be in the headlines. No the club is not to blame, but I think many, clearly not all, would like our club to be at the forefront of setting some level of standards. Anyway, I would like to hear some female perspective-on this. For me, it is simply unnecessary signing . That it has created this long thread shows it means a lot to others too, and whilst there are differences of opinion as to how severe or maybe not severe this situation is, it most certainly is a discussion that for me I never thought I would be having on a football forum. As a footballer I can understand why NP wants him. But it is not a signing I personally welcome. Others have a different opinion, I can read that , and this is a forum.
    7 points
  8. I thought you were a big supporter of law and order? Look, I'm not being holier than thou, but the two occasions were very different. I was taught as a kid that real men do not hit women. That should be a given. Now all of us who have been in a relationship know you can have ups and downs, and rows can get quite heated. My first marriage was stormy near the end. My then-missus once threw one of the few mementos I have of my late father at me and destroyed it; she deliberately crashed my car and on a couple of occasions punched me. I'm not a saint and I had done things that drew her ire, but the point is, I understand rows can get violent. But I never hit her. Not once. Because I knew if I did I'd have broken her jaw. You don't hit women. Not even if provoked. So that's my personal view of Simpson. He has crossed a line that makes me think less of him as a man. No matter how good a footballer he is I can't admire a person like that and I don't want him at our club. No amount of whattabouterry will change my mind on that. Others might take a more forgiving view. I can understand that. I'm only speaking for myself. I remain a City fan of course and I can't wait to get back in the ground, but I will not be applauding this player. He won't give a f- of course, but it's a personal principle for me.
    6 points
  9. Thanks for the sarcasm Funnily enough I do , shall we say Stokes acquittal was a surprise to those heavily involved who know the ins and outs If you understand the offence of affray and watch Stokes video - I’d be interested in how you think the Jury reached their decision But that’s the Jury system - And As for Simpson , it’s an assault and can’t be excused or ignored but you may also want to consider , with charging guidelines , particularly in relation to domestic abuse , if it was as dramatic and as serious , as you suggest why he was only charged with the lowest charge scale in assault As for your suggestion how far it would have gone , or has I won’t bother going into things like the relevance of Petechial hemorrhages (Which reveal the level of any suggested throttling or strangulation) etc in these cases , as you believe I don’t even understand the difference in guilty or not guilty verdicts
    6 points
  10. This is literally an awesome thread.
    6 points
  11. A very measured response in a thread that has descended into a small number of ill informed people spouting over opinionated crap repetitively and resorting to name calling.
    6 points
  12. 5 points
  13. Probably felt safe to return now Darrell’s gone.
    5 points
  14. That is a very valid point.I tried to be measured with my response instead of condemning him outright,however for me he is one of several players I would not wish to represent our club.Not of all those players have the same convictions.As I said before. If they can make amends and move on,thats great.However,I would not wish to employ them if I had my own business and don't want them representing our club.
    5 points
  15. A moron....hmmmmmmm And you are a self righteous plum , holier than thou and full of big opinions and you don’t like facts I wonder what secrets you hold
    5 points
  16. When we start Judging people, regardless of how much time has passed, regardless of the judgement, regardless of the law. That is when we are going to be in major trouble as a society. And that is happening. It shouldnt.
    5 points
  17. Even Tins is getting in on the Shithousery
    5 points
  18. they was chucking stuff from behind us and city forced the gates open 89 i was there
    4 points
  19. I did most grounds through the 80s and 90s with City and there is only one away ground where I can honestly say I felt intimidating and that is the old Cold Blow Lane where Millwall played before moving to the new ground. Only time I have seen home fans try to actually climb the fence to get into the City away end. That ground was on another level. The old Ninian Park was sketchy but you were always with a big mob of City there so no worries. The second most intimidating for me was the old Ayresome Park one year when Boro were out for City that night due to what happened at Ashton Gate earlier in the season.
    4 points
  20. All of the places mentioned, except for Halifax, were / are luxury grounds compared to a place I visited in the 60s. For some obscure reason I was staying with relatives near Workington and went to Borough Park to see them play City. Even by the standards of the day it was an awful dump. In those days City and Workington were, obviously, in the same division. Some people have led an exotic life visiting football grounds in Barcelona and Milan etc, but to really live you’ve got to go to places like Workington
    4 points
  21. FT 1-1. Unlucky not to keep the win. However, with Villa losing against Chelsea, City now move up to 10th in the table!
    4 points
  22. I used to love Ninian Park. What a shit hole! It was most hostile ground I’ve ever been to - ever!
    4 points
  23. Archie doesn't want guitar lessons.
    4 points
  24. Sunderland fans love LJs Brent like comments. To be fair I always liked that about him. That's how he speaks and he's just being himself. Hope he never changes. Hope he takes them up!
    4 points
  25. “He’ll improve us (if fit enough)” He’d improve you if he was wheelchair-bound you idiot.
    4 points
  26. The singer was a poorly paid care worker before the band took off. He grew up caring for his disabled mother in a single-parent household. I'm not a big fan of the music, but he's hardly Jacob Rees-Mogg.
    4 points
  27. This whole situation is quite bizzare, the woman in question who has been apparently so badly beaten and abused can seemingly say no bad about the bloke.. yes they have a daughter together and I’m sure they have had to stay civil for her sake but to be publicly coming out and defending him so strongly seems odd. Anyway as i said earlier in the thread Danny is a top footballer and is a welcome addition IMO. We have all made mistakes in life and IMO if the very women in question has quite clearly forgiven him and moved on a bunch of middle aged men from Bristol posting on an internet forum should do the same..
    3 points
  28. Well- I guess I say that on a social media forum for mainly anonymous football fans that it's very easy to take the moral high ground irrespective of actual personal behaviour in day to day life. That , of course, no one on here has ever been sexist in any way or a bully or intimidating or inappropriate to a member of the opposite sex. Or racist on any level. That members of OTIB have time and time again have proved that they are the last bastion of appropriate commentary . That someone's height or weight or sex or colour has never played any part in posts. And certainly no one on here has never ever chanted "get your tits out for the lads" when a female physio has come on to the pitch. And just imagine if Danny Simpson's partner had been male. I wonder if the outrage would be the same? Of course it would ....because us footie fans are the most enlightened non polarised liberals out there. I haven't made a single comment about Danny Simpson and I never made a direct comment regarding Ched Evans when there was a book's worth of posts on here. Who am I to sit in judgement of others based on a media circus . If this football player, Danny Simpson, is an evil woman beating bully/abuser then he should have been sent straight to jail. And if the comments by so many are completely accurate then I have to question what the hell Nigel Pearson is doing at (and to) our club. I only make comments on the posts themselves because the reality is that anonymous posts from anonymous football fans protesting their righteous indignation are meaningless. Like I said, Mozo: he who is without sin can throw the first stone.
    3 points
  29. Yep that was the day. Two coach loads of City turned up late half way through the 1st half and the ground started to empty as 100s of Wall tried to get out the ground, Everyone was watching the running battle going on outside rather than the game. The ground got sprayed up by some certain City fans (remain nameless) the night before. This was when City were a highly active mob on away days. Cold Blow lane was a serious away game for those that had the bottle in the 80s.
    3 points
  30. What a game cricket is - best sport for me.
    3 points
  31. The old Home Park in the early to mid nineties was always enjoyable. I remember one game down there where city were scaling the fencing believing they were clambering into the away end. Sadly not I never found grounds intimidating as we always had numbers. wandering round towns, isolated, was always worse. I remember a tiny group of us youngsters lost in Reading of all places and we stumbled upon a decent mob of theres. Thought we get it, only for city to chance around the corner and see them off. Being rumbled in the home stand at Swindon (I say rumbled, we were hardly inconspicuous), again just as numbers looked unfavorable, it was a cue for a load of older city at the back to come wading down. Fun times.
    3 points
  32. Look what happened to Ben Stokes - people calling for him never to play again etc Now a national hero and rightly so
    3 points
  33. Good work on what though? Condemning people to their past? No mate, not my outlook. I will not hold judgement on any person for their whole life. If we all did that, nobody would ever change.
    3 points
  34. Whatever happened to "moist around the gusset?
    3 points
  35. It entirely possible that he is a very "different" person these days Dave.If I am being honest,I am judging him from events from years ago.Perhaps if I knew more about him,especially a more recent scenario, I would have a completely different outlook.Its unfortunate that lots of us have a dilemma with this.
    3 points
  36. Absolute joke that every limited overs pitch is a far better surface than those that the tests were played on
    3 points
  37. Prefacing everything with "super". "I'm super excited", "that is super easy". Makes me want to dig out my earholes with a bent, rusty coat hanger. Super annoying yankisms.
    3 points
  38. That literally sums up why the protests have to happen. I reckon you also come out with ‘all lives matter’. Very clever. You’re a moron
    3 points
  39. Just imagine if we were to sign someone like Joey Barton as our manager... !!! You’ll be down at bridewell protesting with those ******* hippies next! Honestly the worlds gone ******* mad!
    3 points
  40. Not a patch on these. The original Mods favourite.
    3 points
  41. All the top European sides play out from the back, it's the best way to play when you've got the players who can do it. At our level it's not so clear cut. I've noticed since NP took over we're playing the ball long most of the time, which is probably the correct way to play given the defenders we currently have. Cotts had us playing successfully from the back in L1, he made a rule of no more than 2 touches so the ball was moved quickly and also moved to players away from the press but it's probably more difficult to achieve at Championship level unless you have someone like Webster. Unfortunately when we have tried to play that way this season the ball stays in our own half until passed back to the keeper who then kicks long anyway, so it's pointless.
    3 points
  42. I don't know if I am being a hypocrite,perhaps the man has reformed or shown remorse and maybe he deserves/is entitled to go forward with his life and career.I really wish it wasn't with us though.
    3 points
  43. I am as conflicted about this as many others on here I think. I am uncomfortable with signing someone who has this kind of history, but I am also keen to avoid being offended on someone elses behalf and to believe that one incident defines a person. I do believe that someone like Simpson can turn their lives around though, I look at criminals like John McVicar or John McAvoy and see great examples of this. To do that takes a lot of work, which his partner seems to think he has done, and a second chance, in which she seems to be leading the way. I don't the latter can be seen as condoning the former, there has to be some opportunity to reform though, and an opportunity to take it.
    3 points
  44. Why do we want him to leave? He`s doing a wonderful job at the swamp proving he`s even more shit than the last two incompetents they appointed. #joeymuststay
    3 points
  45. I`m not having that - it shows them getting eight more points. That`s crazy talk!
    3 points
  46. My problem is the hypocrisy . I hate domestic violence but the amount of vitriol on here is laughable . Loads, you included acting like you’re shit don’t stink , never made a mistake is a ******* joke . One act of DV is too much obviously , but is there any history of repeated violence ? Was it a one off ? Not that it makes it right at all . I’m trying to get some balance .
    3 points
  47. Then I guess you’ve found yourself on the wrong thread. Adios
    3 points
  48. Bye then you attention seeking oddball.
    3 points
  49. Just did a posh shop at Waitrose. Absolutely disgusted that they have an express checkout of their own! Then again, you can't blame the store for wanting to get any sags out of there as soon as possible.
    2 points
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