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  1. I think you are missing the point and sentiment RR.
  2. Why does it have to be more expensive? It doesn't. A season ticket guarantees your preferred seat and that you've been able to organise to sit close to friends. Potd...you get what's left over.
  3. People aren't 'connected' to the Theatre like supporting a football club mate. People generally go occasionally as a treat to the theatre. Football should be accessible to the working man and shouldn't be penalised for not having a season ticket imo. Many have family or work obligations which come first, but would love to be able to support their club at the drop of a hat without having to fork out a small fortune to do so. The entertainment value compared to cost is far removed imo. I can fully understand why some would rather pay for TV subscription or go down the pub with mates and watch games and have fun. This is a good read...it's something we as a country need to do. https://www.bundesliga.com/en/bundesliga/news/tickets-2019-20-bayern-munich-borussia-dortmund-schalke-rb-leipzig-5342
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    You could...and I agree to an extent...however they are all legal activities. Beating the shit out of one another over a game of football isn't.
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    How do the CSF and other firms, who inflict violence and injury to one another, feel about using the NHS, hospitals, doctors, ambulances, police etc to mop up the self inflicted injuries? Do they think it's reasonable to be looked after, and use up the time of the services ahead of the general public who haven't gone looking for violence? Imo...if you go looking for it, don't expect others to mop up your injuries. Sort yourself out.
  6. Can't believe people are comparing Tomlin with Jackie. Wtf I was in the home end, with many others at Leicester. Jackie was head and shoulders above anyone else that day. People have to remember we were shit back then. FFS...Andy Llewellyn was playing. The whole club was just a bunch of drinkers, Clubbers and chancers. Cole and Jackie were something else for us. You simply can't judge Jackie with others years later. The culture at our club was trash. Osman was a joke.
  7. I've been waiting for someone to do this in years...fair play I say. What's the point in a free kick, if the defensive team are allowed to reorganise. The attackers should be allowed to take it quickly. They've lost all advantage otherwise. Personally, I'd change the rules. Blow for free kick, but allow to be taken straight away without having to wait for the ref to blow again, or defence to reorganise.
  8. I think you are right Dave. Lots of people I know have taken up new past times over the past 18 months, who were regular visitors to the Gate. Plus others like myself, just find the whole experience of getting to the Gate these days, a complete ball ache. It's like having to plan an expedition to the North Pole. Sat in traffic, road closures, poor off street parking, unreliable and inadequate times of public transport, and the price of pay on the day have all had a negative affect. There are many that don't know whether they can make a game, until the morning of a game due to personal circumstances. How nice it would be to just jump in the car, or bus, park up, without being thoroughly stressed out, buy a ticket at a reasonable price, and just enjoy the game, be entertained, and have a few hours away from the pressures of the real world. Unfortunately...you often end up more stressed out than when you left home. I for one didn't renew my season ticket, not due to covid, but because of the aforementioned. I'll go to a few games, but I'm not missing it. I'll get my footy fix from my local Town team. 10 mins down the road, £10 entrance. Sit or stand anywhere. Drink beer on sideline. Chat and laugh with mates...and literally no stress. Still get exactly the same vibe and entertainment as I do at City, but with less stress, more freedom and more left in my pocket, and more time available to do other things on the day. Its a no brained for me at the moment with present personal circumstances.
  9. I'd love to know what he actually does on a day to day basis.
  10. Putting your trust in MA to run the club, when you have a son as managing director of the club seems all at odds...what does he manage or direct? Serious question...you'd think he'd be the go between, eyes and ears for SL.
  11. Football now has become all about being a top athlete, rather than footballer. Even more so at Championship level. Gone are the days where you could have gifted footballers that weren't particularly fit. Some players are gifted but just can't get to the higher echelons because of their genetics. If you have the right genetics and environment to train to the highest order, with an aptitude for football, then you can get to the top. However...even if you have the drive, determination, environment to train, and football aptitude, if you don't have the right genetics, you won't make it to the very top. Imo...Britton falls into the latter. He just doesn't have the legs for it imo. It's explained here... genetics can have between 30-80% consequence on outcome.
  12. Ever since I've watched Britton, I've said from day one, that he doesn't have the legs capable of getting to Championship standard fitness, regardless of how much training he does. Some people just don't have the physical capabilities regardless of their footballing talent. You can see it in the way he runs... he's never going to be an athlete imo.
  13. Always amuses me how many foreign footballers are into outside interests that would be considered ' nerdy' here. Tbh...it's normal compared to here. So many interested in culture, art, language, family, food etc etc. It's normal. Our lot more into social media, love Island and it's sort, fast food, gangsta culture, tats, Instagram, getting pissed and cars. Shame...but very noticeable. So much of Europe still engages in its culture like it's still the 50s,60s,70s...
  14. It's the tone in his voice, fascial expressions and generally calmer demeanor I'm picking up on. I think he's in a happier place than he was last season. More comfortable and in control so to speak.
  15. Exactly Dave. I was 50/50 when he first came here. Over the past month I think he's come across a lot better in the media. His better communication via the media will help, especially if things don't go our way for a while. As for how we now set up, use players to the best of their ability, with an aim at fitness and ingrained system can only be positive. I like the way he manages. You can see the players respect him and believe in his system.
  16. You're welcome mate. Glad it brought some good memories back.
  17. This is worth a watch for historic value...includes both our most detested.
  18. I notice you mention DaSilva being targeted. It's something I'd be doing as an opposition manager. I really don't see him as a 'defender'...imo, his best attributes are when he's offensive. Fantastic close control and distribution. Has an eye for a pass, can cross and read the game very well. Defensively on the left...rarely stops a cross and gets bullied in the 18 yard box. His physicality is against him when defending... he's not even particularly fast to make up for it. For me he suits a 352 in the 5 or as a left sided midfielder. Certainly a talented footballer, but imo, wasted at LB. If teams target it him...there is a reason for that. If you are fast or physically bigger you'll beat him.
  19. I agree...finding a work balance imo, works better in the long term. Living for football can become too emotional and lead to more mistakes, as it does in most walks of life. I've found people who are completely absorbed in football, less rational than normal. It's like it becomes a crutch for areas in their life they can't deal with. Seen it many times. Yet when they find a solution, all becomes well, and normality strikes home. Same in all walks of life...life balance is healthy.
  20. I never took much notice of NP outside of his Leicester achievements. When he signed for us, I took more interest. Reading between the lines...to me...it's become apparent that NP is very different to the Professional football coach outside of his career. Very much an out doors, nature, wildlife, adventure type of bloke. I can't see him stressing over football 24/7. Knows what works, but has a life away from football. Tbh ..I don't think football is his biggest interest.
  21. Serious neck on him... If Giraffes did F1
  22. For years we've been run like amateurs. The fact that MA could come in and put one over on the owner speaks volumes. In my lifetime we've been run by enthusiastic owners with money who literally have no idea on how to run a club. Literally learning on the job. It's seriously a case of any of us...if we had the money...any of us could own City and make decisions. If you have as much money as SL and have knowledge in his type of business, then I'm sure it's hard to trust others to make footballing decisions for you, especially if you don't know the football business. MA seriously spanked SL on the arse. His legacy will show that. I don't resent JL...but he's on a hiding to nothing. Would any other football owner have employed him because of his football business accumen. It's very narcissistic. The ' sleeping giant' has been held back by poor decision making from owners.
  23. Up until the past couple years, I can't help but think that us and the Gas have been ' owned/run' by people that have absolutely no idea how to run a football club. How is that possible? Looking at Bristol as a potential big club, how has no clever monied investor ever given it a go? SL gets massive respect by the football community on how he runs the club...but to what advantage? We've had money but never invested well in all departments. I've never got my head around that. If I had SLs money I'd be proud of the infrastructure...but totally ashamed of the decision making football wise. It's embarrassing. Imagine wanting to leave a legacy that read...' all the gear but no idea'.
  24. Juve been doing it for years. I should imagine many clubs do, that have powerful and influential owners.
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