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  1. Found out some more info yesterday... apparently Bristol Sport never paid a penny towards Lando. His father is minted and used to work for Hargreaves Lansdown. Lando was used amicably for Bristol Sport profile and his own. His dad and SL obviously respect one another. Landos dad is 500th richest person in UK. On a side note... got to sit and 'chat' with Dani Alves yesterday...another guest of McLaren. He can't speak hardly any English...but via his manager and directly, he now knows about Bristol City. First question Lando asked Alves...' what car do you drive? First question Alves asked Lando...who do you follow?...Answer...Bristol City. He got both barrels about the City.. COYR's
  2. His father was part of Hargreaves Lansdown and now 501st Richest person in UK. Lando was born in Bristol. When I asked him City or Gas he said 'Always been City'... Gonna be the next Hamilton imo.
  3. Lando Norris is...I asked him personally yesterday at the F1 GP. Lucky me has got McLaren hospitality
  4. Oh I don't know... you'd be surprised who collect and play it. Di Canio, Djocovic, Italian /Juve keeper who's name escapes me ... it's retro cool in Europe. Far more social and interactive than FIFA etc.
  5. To see how mental the FISTF lot are...check out the vid Josh talks about. Some serious weird stuff
  6. If only you knew of the Politics involved in 'Subbuteo' Dave. It's become a minefield. What Josh played isn't really Subbuteo as we know it and remember so fondly. He played 'Sports Table Football' which uses the name Subbuteo as it's lead so to speak. Run by an organisation FISTF ( federation of International Sports Table Football) that has its own rules, own equipment etc. In fact it was invented to compete against Subbuteo at the time. It's played by people who want to compete, be in an organisation, have world player rankings, generally highly competitive and at ' higher' levels pretty unfriendly. It doesn't even really replicate football...apart from the figures, pitch, net and ball. It's like shove h'penny...highly polished plastic flat discs being flicked in straight lines. It replicates nothing like football. The people who play it see it as a sport seriously delusional. Some even want it in the Olympics . Subbuteo the game was invented to play in a way that tried to replicate football on a table. Using football formations, figures that moved in more than straight lines, with rules trying to recreate football. Using a bit of imagination, humour, and not taken seriously. A game...a past time. Collecting the teams and accessories, building Stadiums etc. That exists still...and usually comes under the 'Old Subbuteo' banner. Where people use the original Subbuteo equipment from the 60/70/80s. It's heyday. Generally collected and played by blokes who remember it as kids...and now played and collected the same way. It's more about meeting up, talking Footy, having a few beers, a BBQ, playing a few Subbuteo games for fun, generally having a laugh and taking the piss out of one another and sharing and dealing collections. It's just a game and shouldn't be taken seriously or even considered a sport. The FISTF lot are an embarrassment. 20 stone blokes turning up in full football kit...yes they have to wear a kit sweating over flicking bits of plastic Seriously mental. The Old Subbuteo experience is more like match day...beer, banter, mates and footy on a table rather than pitch. As Josh says though...it does get passionate...and under your skin but in different ways. I've made loads of friends across Europe playing and collecting Subbuteo...not FISTF. It's huge in Italy. A bunch of my mates I play Subbuteo with, are travelling to Italy to meet up with other collectors and players. We'll go watch a footy game together, go for long Italian lunches, drink good wine, meet the families, chat bollox, talk footy and play a few games and deal in a few teams etc. Bristol has a thriving Subbuteo Club where they play both Subbuteo and FISTF...but it's still too competitive for me. Just about playing games and league tables. They play at Bristol Manor Farm FC once a month. I have to travel all the way to Worcester once a month to get my real Subbuteo fix. We get people travel from as far as Southend and Yorkshire just for an afternoon of Subbuteo laughs. Plus Italians will fly across just for the weekend to meet up It's a good laugh. And most people reading this will go Wtf!!!
  7. I think what LJ said about having a true number 6 in Nagy covering the defence properly is very poinient. Brownhill is far better when playing more forward. I was disingenuous claiming Brownhill had gone within himself since being given Captaincy. Playing deeper and having to Sheppard Massengo about didn't give him his freedom. Will there ever be a need to play Nagy and Massengo in the starting 11 together? So many permutations as you've said Dave. In Nagy, Smith, Massengo and Rowe we have some solid DMs. Freeing up Brownhill and Odowda and Palmer to be at their most influential offensively. As was the case Sunday...LJ hinting Smith was close and playing down Nagy. Don't think anyone would have guessed Nagy to play. And the week before, the same with Kalas.
  8. Think got injured again in training.
  9. Of course we do...do you never pick a team in your head then RR. Thought most fans do...I know it's the main topic of conversation in the pub before KO...then an hour before KO we all look at Twitter and see we've all chosen wrong :laugh:
  10. And you've dropped Massengo completely...just goes to show how hard it could be
  11. In theory yes...however if everyone is fit, you know how easy it is to fiddle too much. It's a bit of a catch 22. Do you have a game plan and have players on the bench that are like for like, or players that offer something different? Certainly fun choosing a team from a fully fit squad. With everyone at their best I'd have... ______________Bentley_____________ ______Kalas___Williams___Baker____ Pedro__________Nagy_______DaSilva _____Brownhill________Odowda_____ ___________________Palmer________ __________Weimann_______________ 1 Niki 2 Moore 3 Massengo 4 Rodri 5 Rowe 6 Smith 7 Famara Taking that Massengo would qualify as the U21 'home grown'. If not...the Semenyo has to be in the subs. That leaves Hunt, Wright, Szmodics, Watkins and Eliasson not even in the Squad Fun picking indeed...
  12. ....with Korey and Nagy back from injury, and Famara also available again...and DaSilva, Hunt and Wright all to come back and even Szmodics being dropped, it certainly gives LJ a major headache as to who he leaves out of the match day squad. Looking at Sunday's squad, you wonder how it will all work. With LJ preferring 352 and 3412 it will certainly be interesting to see who he trys or not to shoehorn players in. How do you fit Nagy, Massengo, Smith and Rowe into the matchday Squad? The one player I feel who might miss out even more is Eliasson. 1Daniel Bentley 6Nathan Baker 22Tomas Kalas 29Ashley Williams 32Pedro Pereira 11Callum O'Dowda 25Tommy Rowe 4Ádám Nagy 8Josh Brownhill 15Marley Watkins 14Andreas Weimann Substitutes 31Rodri 23Taylor Moore 18Antoine Semenyo 33Niki Mäenpää 45Kasey Palmer 42Han-Noah Massengo 19Niclas Eliasson
  13. I agree with this...I found it interesting whilst following Lazio in Italy. Anything goes in the stadium on a Sunday afternoon. Every greiveience is put forth. Everything seen worth shouting about is done at the stadium. Politics...the lot. It all kicks off...everything against the establishment. All controlled within that area and 'policed'. Yet walk the streets night and day...no problems. Family values, no fighting, no drunks. However cheating the establishment or being 'cute' is a traditional pastime.
  14. Generally speaking. All Clubs have idiots.
  15. And that mentality to some degree, has caused the downfall. The fact so many Brits want to physically fight to defend the 'honour' of their club or 'Manor' as the stone Island brigade think is normal, is a massive problem. That mentality has caused all the negative laws by the FA, Clubs and Councils. I find the comparison with Germany interesting. We as a nation are very close to the Germanic people. Even Hitler said we were the closest to being the same. They love football, love drinking...yet they don't feel the need to fight over a football match. Like Rugby, you can sit next to an away fan in the main stands. They are free to cheer when they score. Drink together...support together. Both ends hold massive home and away ends. Full on passionate support...drinking together. No violence. This article compares our culture's...worth reading to get a basic overview. https://www.byfarthegreatestteam.com/posts/german-football-culture-v-english-culture/
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