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  1. Martin was beyond all of us. He followed City home and away for more than 50 years while living in South London. He was so positive and brought City fans together at away games all over the country. I spent hours with him on trains and night buses. He loved his friends and family and was chatting to me during 99% of my abysmal match reports. The best City fan ever.
    10 points
  2. Flint was immense for us and has had a good career. Presumably he’ll drift down the leagues now as he gets older, but good luck to him.
    10 points
  3. Luckily all the ‘but it’s me dads team’ Liverpudlian Bristolian ***** won’t be out tonight.
    9 points
  4. Hell, no. Imagine the Plastic Scouser celebrations.
    8 points
  5. Everything that is said about the recruitment policy, overpaid players, huge debts etc, is all down to Ashton. LJ had zero say in the finances of any deals and also had minimal say in who was actually coming in. I know this, from the horses mouth. Looking at his recruitment at Sunderland, (where he did have much more control), we can see that yesterdays playoff winning team consisted of 9 players of the 14 used which Lee brought in himself ; Baath, Cirkin, Evans, Roberts, Pritchard, Stewart, Clarke, Doyle & Broadhead, as well as Patterson & Embleton who had not been used by the previous manager. Only Gooch, O’Nien and Bailey Wright weren’t brought into that squad by LJ. Add in Matete and Winchester who’ve played important roles through the season too. I think his Sunderland recruitment gives you a much better idea of who was in charge of things whilst he was at AG. Also look at his recruitment at Oldham & Barnsley. The outlier is Bristol City. And there’s a specific reason why. I’ve said before and I’ll continue to say it, LJ was not responsible for recruitment here, Ashton is at fault for our current plight. But anyway, that’s been done to death on here.
    8 points
  6. He has achieved nothing and left our club in financial turmoil with a poorly balanced squad , overpaid average players and no discernible playing style . Dishing up the most boring football seen in decades despite a spending spree on wages and transfer fees never seen in our history. Some legacy that. Thankfully Sunderland got rid , so they could get promoted . He was on another losing streak , as they had seen the previous season . Could not risk it again , and were justified by being unbeaten since Feb , with a win percentage better than Billy BS . ( his record did not last long ) and promotion. Biggest blagger ever.
    8 points
  7. They've never won the Johnson's Paint Trophy and so will always be in our shadow.
    7 points
  8. Rest in peace Tinners He was the first City fan I met when travelling alone the first time to an away game and made me feel so welcome with his fascinating stories, universal knowledge of everything Bristol City and beyond. I told other city fans about this lovely bloke I’d met and they knew him, he had the same impact on everyone. As others have said, he was always genuinely interested in everyone but himself - such a knowledgeable and personable man. It always felt like he was looking out for everyone & even the most of frustrating away days was a good day out if you bumped into Tinners. Raising a glass to a top city fan and a great bloke
    7 points
  9. 6 points
  10. If forest remain in the division round trip of 6,870 miles if Huddersfield remain in the division 7,058 We will play five home mid week games and five away mid week games These are the team I think we should play midweek(AWAY) if you drive cardiff 44 reading 80 swansea 81 WBA 92 birmingham 94 coventry 94 QPR 113 stoke 122 watford 126 millwall 127 luton 142 These are the midweek teams we could play away if you use public transport(the train) cardiff 44 reading 80 birmingham 94 QPR 113 watford 126 millwall 127 luton 142 BUT I don't wanna be going to any of thgese places for mid week games wigan 177 PNE 181 rotherham 181 blackburn 198 burnley 210 blackpool 212 hull 231 norwich 251 middlesbrough 270 sunderland 295 BUT would be happy going to hull Norwich Middlesbrough or Sunderland on any Saturday
    5 points
  11. With the sad passing of Martin "Tinners" Henneberry, I recall my suggestion of 5 years ago, there have been similar ideas since (and probably before). Will the powers that be herein think about this again please (or if there is such a thing, where is it please)? Shame the club does not have a memorial garden as well. Many clubs do, and they are a lovely idea:
    5 points
  12. Absolutely. When you hear two blokes in a pub with broad Devon accents arguing about the relative merits of their `clubs` it`s nauseating.
    5 points
  13. I would love to see Liverpool win it just because I would love to see the Quadruple. 4th place will go to Spurs but they'll score i like the 96th minute of 3 minutes added on to get a draw. Leeds to go down because I'd much rather play them than Burnley.
    5 points
  14. Get in there!! **** off Liverpool!!
    4 points
  15. It’s all to do with all the plastics down south that support Liverpool. Man City aren’t quite there yet with the plastics down here but give it 15 years .
    4 points
  16. How can any proper football fan want to see City win? A lot on here whinge about money ruining football and the gap between the leagues getting bigger then want to see the money club win the league? Along with the Emirates, the Etihad is probably the most soulless place I’ve been to watch football. No atmosphere whatsoever, perhaps they’ve got so used to winning they don’t know how to react when it doesn’t go their way.
    4 points
  17. Looks like Antoine and Jojo are in the squad to play Madagascar 1/6 and Central African Republic 5/6.
    4 points
  18. After such a personal tragedy he deserves all our sympathy, it would be a great and humane gesture if his red card was overturned and he was allowed to lead his team out at Wembley
    4 points
  19. BBC News - Little Oakley football fan dies weeks after stand named after him https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-61534940
    4 points
  20. Champions League for Champions of the League's only. Also makes Europa League more of a valuable competition to win for 2nd/3rd placed sides. The World Cup needs to stay at 32 teams. In 2026 it's going to be 48 and imo it devalues the competition. Same as the Euros - Needs to return to 16 sides. The silly rule that an offside is only flagged until the player touches the ball. I am shocked it hasn't caused injuries. Also ball boys around the pitch all having a ball like they did back in the day, would make the game quicker and discourages time wasting
    4 points
  21. Arguing with the ref. Automatic yellow.
    4 points
  22. Indeed. He was an example of a real success in the transfer market. We got him for a good price, got great performances from him, sold him at the precise right time for a great fee and replaced him with Webster. There’s lots of valid criticisms of our transfer policy in recent years but Flint is a great example of how things can be done.
    4 points
  23. We got the best of him, no doubt about that.
    4 points
  24. I cannot convey how sad I was to have heard this yesterday evening. Like many, I first met Martin whilst living in London in the 80s. He found out that I'd gone to his school (QEH although 10 years apart), knew his cousin (Dave Perkins - German teacher and ex-Bristol scrum half) and that was always the opener in any conversation we had. When the boys came along (I have 3) and I started taking them to games, Martin would always engage them in conversation and seek their opinions like they were adults. Their sadness at this news was just as deep last night when they passed the news on to me. Every home game, in the Orchard or under the South Stand, we'd chat and if we didn't, one of the boys would say "didn't see Martin today". When we moved to Wales, the conversation was invariably about how he had family in the Rhondda. I know that I am dealing with my own grief at the moment, but when I heard this (at a 60s reggae night in Cardiff), I had to step out of the pub and I cried. A lovely man. A truly lovely man.
    4 points
  25. So if you sack a manager it might or might not help? Insightful
    3 points
  26. Hoping at some point that someone will put the distances for each club up. Be interesting at the end if the season to see how many “fan miles” each club does. For example if we have 7k miles and average 1k fans that is 7m fan miles. If a club with lots of more local games has 3.5k miles and has 2k FaBS that’s also 7m fan miles….there 2k doesn’t mean they’re twice as good as us. If I can get that I’ll do a nice graph for you. I might try and find 21/22 season data for miles, I have the average away numbers.
    3 points
  27. I like to imagine that him, Big Sam, and Warnock have hired the back room of a cracking little Chinese in the back streets of Manchester's Chinatown. It's dark, the lazy susan is stacked high, and they've bribed the owner to allow cigars tonight. A bottle of Johnnie Walker black is on the table, flanked by at least 3 pints of wine, and they're just sitting back and chewing the fat. Dyche has brought a fat stack of £50s to bankroll the lot with his Burnley payoff money.
    3 points
  28. I bet Sean Dyche is ordering the biggest Chinese takeaway of his life tonight
    3 points
  29. Tosh! It's taken 20 years for English Prem teams to wake up and learn to play against the cream of Europe. 11 European trophies since 1992 is pathetic, particularly when balanced against the fact that between 1967 and 1992 English clubs won 22 European trophies. Its not even the most competitive league in England let alone Europe. Anyway rant over, the most important thing today is, we're off to Turf Moor next season.
    3 points
  30. Pictures of fans in tears at Anfield! Bloody snowflakes- these ‘super fans’ have celebrated more silverware in the last 7 days than I’ve had in 52 years of supporting City.
    3 points
  31. 3 points
  32. Just had a nose at Man City’s forum , full meltdown , Pep getting beasted All the other ‘big clubs’ fans are the same - completely self entitled - complete humiliation and failure is not winning the title / cup
    3 points
  33. Yep, totally. In our case, it’s why he / MA had to sell players, because he / MA spent too much on players that didn’t deliver. The ones that did were great (Brownhill, Webster, 1 or 2 others), but far too many just clogged up the squad. I get that football is cut throat and not being in a job is a bad position to be in. But surely LJ backed himself? SL’s surrogate son, he should’ve played on that. Or was there a deep down insecurity about his position?
    3 points
  34. Not sure can have "integrity of the game" and PL in the same sentence!
    3 points
  35. We all grieve for loved ones in different ways. Time is a great healer but one never forgets. It's just further away. The older I get, the more I miss Dad and Mum. I've been happily married again for twenty years after first wife died, yet still think about her most days.
    3 points
  36. This is ******* hysterical, Madrid were reportedly spending £300m on Mbappes contract, La Liga had no problems with this. However, now he's staying at PSG they're crying unfair finance dealings and they're the victims, laughable.. "A statement from LaLiga on Saturday night read: "This type of agreement attacks the economic sustainability of European football, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs and sporting integrity at risk - not only in European competitions, but also in domestic leagues. "It is scandalous a club like PSG, which last season reported losses of more than €220m, after accumulating losses of more than €700m in prior seasons (while reporting sponsorship income at a doubtful valuation) with a cost of sports staff around €650m for this 2021-22 season, can face an agreement of these characteristics while those clubs that could accept the arrival of the player without seeing their wage bill compromised, are left without being able to sign him. "For all of the above, LaLiga is going to file a complaint against PSG before UEFA, administrative and tax authorities in France and before the competent bodies of the European Union, to continue defending the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability.""
    3 points
  37. When the ref gives a player a red card the other team should be able to decide who gets sent off.
    3 points
  38. It hasn't worked that well for Bristol City, ideally we need a 45 minute first half and a 44 minute second half.
    3 points
  39. Any team who's name doesn't start with Bristol and end with City cannot win any competitions or trophys
    3 points
  40. Truly shocked to hear the news about Martin. I had a text from him a fortnight ago when after exchanging news on City he wished me a happy summer and also expressed his good wishes to my son who had been ill. Typical Martin. I had no idea he was ill. Very proud man. I first met him on the train back to Paddington after an evening game at Ashton Gate. When we met up subsequently at other evening matches at the Gate he didn't trust me to keep up with him on the jog back to Temple Meads to catch the last train back to London and would disappear into the distance! I had a call from Mike in Brighton just now. Martin, Mike, Ellie, another Martin and I travelled to Away matches together regularly for some years. The away experience was truly the best way to appreciate Martin's many qualities as others have already said. I also was touched by the way he would strike up conversations with passengers on any train in which he was travelling while simultaneously revealing his encyclopaedic knowledge of passing historic landmarks as well as his beloved Bristol City. There can't be many who knew more about City than him, as well as being aware of players, past and present, throughout the League. BCFC was his life. We were of similiar age and it was great for me to be able to talk about City players we had seen in a very bygone era including the great John Atyeo. Martin knew the lot of them. Like Atyeo, Martin was fiercely loyal to City and that included loyalty to the Lansdowns. He didn't take kindly to any criticisms. Couldn't stand people moaning about City. Like the truest of fans he was grateful to be able to support the Club he loved. R.I.P my friend. My deepest condolences to the family. SK.
    3 points
  41. No, before anyone suggests it.
    3 points
  42. I first met Martin in 1976 when I joined the London Branch and immediately struck up a rapport. It was hard not to as he has to be one of the most friendly individuals it was ever my privilege to meet. We shared a passion for City and Real Ale and enjoyed countless trips watching games. I fondly remember our days in Division 4 at such wonderful venues as the Shay (Halifax), Spotland (Rochdale), Victoria Ground (Hartlepool), Feethams (Darlington) and especially Bootham Crescent (York). In each City/Town we found a wonderful pub recommended by CAMRA and additionally in York we were part of the London Branch party that contributed to the upkeep of the Minster and I have a scroll to show for it. We shared a belief that City's best ever centre half was Jack Connor and the most skilful man to wear a City shirt was Jantzen Derrick. As a result of his friendship and guidance in the early 80s I became Chairman of the London Branch, a post he had previously held. A tenacious midfielder we played both 11 aside sand 5 aside football together and his encyclopaedic knowledge of football was invaluable in the APFSCIL quiz league. Despite living in South London, this Filton boy rarely missed a game home or away and it will be very strange next season without his presence. Rest in Peace Tinners. Prayers with love to all family and friends.
    3 points
  43. That wouldn't have taken long !!
    2 points
  44. Wasn't it Bill Shankley that said, "If you're not interfering with play, then you shouldn't be on the pitch!"
    2 points
  45. FA cup semi finals played at a neutral ground. FA cup final played at 3pm on a Saturday.
    2 points
  46. One of my favorite city players of all time. I won't hear any slander otherwise. He said NO Please not the gas my heart couldn't take it
    2 points
  47. Flint was outstanding for us and pivotal in that Cotts double winning side but we definitely saw the best of him. He would be a superb signing for a club in league one now though.
    2 points
  48. I think we should leave the Darrell Clarke thing well alone now. He’ll forever have my best wishes.
    2 points
  49. Take time keeping away from the referees - stop clock when the ball is "dead" and resumes when back in play.
    2 points
  50. We lost our daughter just over 14 years ago and life has never been the same since. It’s the worst thing that can happen to a human being and my heart goes out to him as I know what a long long journey he has in front of him. Life will never be the same again.
    2 points
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