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  1. One of the few City players I love watching.
    9 points
  2. Hahaha - the circus keeps rolling on.. “Sportsmail understands legal action is being considered and lawyers have been contacted after Barton accused the pair of negligence and labelled their training sessions a 'farce'.”
    8 points
  3. 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
    7 points
  4. Could be quite an interesting social experiment actually. There's no way the players would crowd her or get in her personal space. I also think there'd be far less profanity towards the ref. Could actually be a really positive step. I'd like to see refs mic'd up like in Rugby really.
    5 points
  5. To get to where she has, I’ll bet good money that she is miles better. Not only than Keith Stroud but also Eltringham, Attwell, Linington, Kettle or that utter joker we had at Blackburn.
    5 points
  6. In terms of footballers at the Gate... Hoddle, even at 35(?) for Swindon and playing deep his passing and reading of the game was superb. Similarly, an aging Ruud Gullit in a pre season against Chelsea, just simply the best player on the pitch by a mile. Always had time and space and was pinging passes around, short, long, high and low with incredible accuracy and technique. Suarez for Ajax, again in a pre season friendly. Scored two worldies, nobody got near him. Outside of football, i had the fortune to play in a net session at Glos against the touring West Indies side in 91. I faced a delivery each from Walsh and Ambrose. I managed to get something on Walsh's delivery (2 step run up), it probably would of gone to the slips but Ambrose did not hold back and nearly took my head off. I barely even had time to move the bat or my feet. He certainly had that aggresive edge to him, i even got a stare down! 2 world class sportsmen without a doubt.
    5 points
  7. Yep - spot on - they are the only eleven players to win the premier league with two different clubs
    4 points
  8. This is very sad and I will talk to a few of our lads on the day pubs open as a few of us are meeting and see if we can fund raise to help , we usually have a city / rovers cricket day at frenchay, I’ll drop you a message let you know in the mean time my thoughts are with you all x
    4 points
  9. Best 3 sportsmen playing for the same team at the time - Ian Botham, Viv Richards and Joel Garner. At the time (and possibly all time) worlds greatest all rounder, worlds greatest batsman and worlds greatest fast bowler.
    4 points
  10. wmgas 10 hours ago Bristol Barton’s have made it on to the back page of the mail tomorrow thanks to Joey! Great exposure for the club. I imagine Wael to be like the idiot who buys a German shepherd puppy for Christmas because of how cute it looks, a few weeks later the dog is taking Wael for a walk.
    4 points
  11. With 100,000 locked out of the courtroom.....
    4 points
  12. Says the bloke who drove a minibus to Wembley & watched them .
    4 points
  13. Great news! Best left back in the league when fully fit imo. We've missed him so much this season!
    4 points
  14. Big house down the road from the Memorial Ground
    4 points
  15. At that price I’ll take half a dozen .
    4 points
  16. First female appointed to an EFL match as referee. About time Rebecca Welch: Female referee to take charge of EFL match - The Athletic
    3 points
  17. It's always just words and PR. Why anyone ever believes these platitutdes and virtual signalling from commercial companies eludes me. Does anyone think that mobile phone manufacturers with their modern slavery statements care about conditions in the African mines where the rare earth metals that are needed for colour screens are extracted, or that the makers of electric cars give a stuff about the wholesale despoilation of the environment and poisoning of its workers from opencast lithium mines? Of course they don't. Words are however free. One thing and one thing only ever matters:
    3 points
  18. It seemed too simple - we were all over complicating it!
    3 points
  19. I never cheat, it even took me two weeks to get a triv question right recently after a text from a mate - no point looking it up
    3 points
  20. What Barton didn’t tell the Gas Hordes was that the Friday session that lasted two and a half hours was only meant to be a one hour session. It took the players 90 minutes working out how to put a bib on.
    3 points
  21. Good on her. She’s come a long way since making One Million Years B.C.
    3 points
  22. In terms of performances at Ashton Gate, Collymore for Forest was unreal. Powerful, quick, both footed. Destroyed us.
    3 points
  23. From my daughter's experience at County Cup games as an Assistant Referee, the abuse flows just as vividly followed by an abject apology and a smile and handshake at the end of the game.
    3 points
  24. Good luck to her obviously earned her opportunity. Hope she shows up some of the inept buffoons we currently have refereeing our game. The refereeing standard is poor at present IMO
    3 points
  25. I wonder if the players will be so quick as to hand out abuse. You’d imagine any sexist comments would be a straight red? That’ll be interesting.
    3 points
  26. 3 points
  27. If you look up the word 'bellend' in the Illustrated Oxford English Dictionary, there is a picture of Barton next to the entry. A vile man perfect for a vile club.
    3 points
  28. I listened to it last night (for pure lockdown / missing BCFC footy reasons). I did not have a clue who Jon Beavis or the Idols (Idles!) were before the podcast (not surprising really as I am 57 and l now live outside of brizzle), but was pleasantly surprised by it and although it was long, listened to the end and found it really interesting, enjoyed hearing his experiences as a fan combined with his life and work in the music industry. Another great podcast, whatever young Archie thinks of it.....
    3 points
  29. 3 points
  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
  32. Like many others I'm sure, I've.....bulked up....a little over the last year. My health is shite, I've got suspected angina, high blood pressure etc and my fitness is generally piss poor. Losing weight will help with all of that. I've just signed up to the Bristol League for Man v Fat Football. All info is on there, but I had a chat with the organisers and decided it was for me. Sounds a really good way of shedding the extra timber and getting some football in while you're at it. It's £25 a month, which isn't too bad at just over a fiver a match, which most 3g pitch hires are anyway, and a £9.99 sign on fee. Using my code of WATTS1736 will get you a fiver off the registration. Full disclosure, this also gets me £5 for each sign up, but really it would be good to up the City fan count on there and if that's fellow OTIBers then all the better. Be nice to put some faces to names. A few Gas in there sadly! Have a look and make your own minds up, but I'm certainly looking forward to getting back out on the pitch at long last!
    2 points
  33. 1. The Shawshank Redemption 2. The Shawshank Redemption 3. The Shawshank Redemption 4. The Shawshank Redemption
    2 points
  34. If the club had a zero tolerance policy regarding crimes on the person then Danny Simpson would not have been signed. They don't and that is why he is here. Ian & Dave P discuss this topic in a special episode of the FBC Podcast: https://foreverbristolcity.podbean.com/e/if-the-club-had-a-zero-tolerance-policy-regarding-crimes-on-the-person/ We also speculate on the potential for a longer term future at the club for the Premier League medal winner Our regular live podcasts can be heard at 6.00 PM after the Stoke & Coventry games this Easter weekend.
    2 points
  35. Does anyone remember Lomana Tresor Lua-Lua playing for Colchester at Ashton Gate in late 90's early 00's? The best individual performance I can remember from any player. On one chance he seemed to dribble round our entire team about 3 times before Phillips pulled off a wonder save. He received an ovation from the City fans as he got to his feet and the game was still being played. That kid was bonkers good
    2 points
  36. I have given what I could. Having had a big head injury in a car accident when I was 18 I can sympathise so much. I got better I had no brain damage on running. I do hope he recovers as best as he can Bristol fans together
    2 points
  37. Or just do away with it in football...would be easier, save time, cost less and improve the game/experience for fans and players?
    2 points
  38. Windies Beneath My Wings Ride Like The Windies Candle In The Windies Blowing In The Windies
    2 points
  39. I think I posted at the time that he was one of perhaps a handful of players that, over the 55 years I have been watching live football, was worth the admission fee alone. Watching him on TV, you think "how can he be unmarked?" But when you see him live, it's like he has some sort of cloaking device, :). His positioning was so good, you found yourself looking around the pitch to search him out, I imagine that defenders have found the same over the years.
    2 points
  40. Defence??? You want to see their forward line
    2 points
  41. ... that would have been Irene - I believe they let her in there whenever she wants - but who was the woman with her?
    2 points
  42. If Bony doesn’t sign for the 15ers ...
    2 points
  43. I’ve never forgotten him scoring at the Gate and not celebrating, up there with the very best foreign imports into the PL.
    2 points
  44. Bowie - Taunton Odeon 1973 Pink Floyd - Bristol Hippodrome 1974 Adge Cutler and the Wurzels - Cleve Rugby Club 1968?
    2 points
  45. You're only supposed to pick 3 and Tricky is not even a sports person
    2 points
  46. Easy, Monty Python advise us how.
    2 points
  47. 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.
    2 points
  48. Clunky. A non textbook (I think) term. Bristol City have looked clunky in possession. Players take multiple touches and can be looking for solutions instead of players offering solutions to the player in possession. That leads to laborious play. Laborious play that many will feel is boring. Laborious play that many will feel is pointless - no pass is pointless, some have more merit. City have assets that did create a base consistently of possession but it was what happened in front of the possession and the opponents that make the team clunky, laborious, boring etc .. Bristol City playing out has led to infrequent errors over seasons costing goals. The team did not frequently lose possession around their own box. Bristol City are mediocre at chance creation beyond that base of possession. Bristol City are mediocre at keeping the ball beyond the first third. There obviously is a disconnect in the teams play there.
    2 points
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