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  1. Just looked and hes scored 4 goals in L2 averaging about 1 every 350mins, that's about 1 every 3 and a bit games. Not sure rave reviews or not that its going to help us fix our relative goal drought in the Championship! If he finishes the season well then maybe chance of fringe squad or L1 loan but that's about it! Its good experience for the lad but lets not get carried away! If you want someone from L2 to come save us then Nicky Maynard, Kieran Agard and Big John Akinde all feature in the top 10 top scorers so far this season.
  2. Might be worth seeing if you can find someone to drag out a list of players from the football manager database, it might not be 100% on such an obscure (at least for European based players) alternate nation but it's mostly fact checked and corrected where possible!
  3. I see what they were trying to do but overall a horrible video... The thens are from really random times, everything from about 100 years ago to relatively recent for ours and Birmingham. They could have at least found photos for then as pre-1950 or something for everyone! Then there's the whole computer image for our current stadium....
  4. Arguably although i don't really agree with it is it any different to us giving Louis Carey enough game time to get the record? That season he wasn't really in contention to play outside of being a good influence at training.
  5. Fairly sure that unless there are some hidden clauses that if you have a single professional keeper fit then you can't loan one. 2 or 3 of our younger keepers have signed professional terms and seeing as that mentions nothing about experience level then you have to play the kids, no loans.
  6. Sydneybcfc

    Phase 3

    I believe that was speculation based on their construction, i thought there was a recent article about life extension and a quick search just found this about re-cladding which possibly only just finished. I'd say they probably aren't going anywhere until we want them and it would probably be foolish for the council to do anything else until we do. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/people-bristol-tower-block-hit-1267574
  7. Sydneybcfc

    Phase 3

    For that we would certainly need at least one of the flats and the bowling club to do it, to be honest i could quite easily see the council giving us the flats and land providing SL built enough social housing either into the stadium precinct or into the local area like the area we had for the new stadium behind David Lloyds. The tower blocks although 'famous' are unsightly, probably expensive to maintain for the council and will be costly to demolish (add in the Grenfell stigma). So if the council can pass that cost onto us one day i'm sure they will. Housing the disadvantaged together in modern ghettos is very outdated and the council will be looking for opportunities to get those residents into new places as they become available. Don't know if the bowling club is on council land or privately owned but i suppose if we ended up with all the land for the flats the club could be pushed back and rebuilt next to the road as an Ashton gate facility. Its all a pipe dream anyway really based on us being Prem regulars and needing a 45k+ stadium, so yeah don't expect it in the next decade....
  8. Sydneybcfc

    Phase 3

    The only stuff that really makes sense is the housing on Ashton road and Raynes road, plus the Bowling club and Flats. But i can't see any of that being a priority unless we're ready to build a new Atyeo and or duplicate the Main stand at the Dolman and for both of those to happen we'd need to be established in the Prem. Other than stand extensions i'm not really sure whats left to build after Phase 2.
  9. I guess the only grounds for rejection are for things like noise, parking and transport but seeing as it shouldn't add much if any to the biggest burden which is when City or the Bears are home they'd be hard pushed to turn it down especially as it'll probably create more jobs than those businesses currently provide. The usual NIMBYs will probably object due to the increased foot traffic past their houses on even more days and nights but i'm not sure you can object to businesses being used more often providing the arena doesn't create much/any additional crowd noise. I do remember there being a clause in our stadium approvals which meant if we achieved over 24k? for x amount of games a season we had to provide additional parking solutions. Can possibly see the council forcing us to implement that sooner as part of this but the new car park should help a little.
  10. Can't say i follow it either but it made pretty big headlines recently that as an 18yo Lando has been promoted from test driver to Full race driver next season in a reshuffle. Even made the news here in oz, must be good news for British F1 fans seeing another British driver especially so young go up against Lewis Hamilton.
  11. Loads of rumours years ago that the reason it was delayed for so long despite them having planning permission was trying to hold SL to ransom in buying the land. Would have been good for a Hotel or something standalone but not worth paying over the odds for seeing as it doesn't add to the site without potentially having to cross a main road.
  12. Not sure Lando is anymore, they sponsored him but i don't think they've had anything to do with him since he signed for McLaren as a test driver and now main race driver for next season in the F1. Don't think Racing drivers work the same way in that we never signed anyone per say just became sponsors to enable them to race. Last thing i saw they were still sponsoring Dino but maybe that's changed too.
  13. They use the Olympic basketball arena from 2000 as the biggest arena in Sydney so it is possible, it all depends on how they build it as to be decent for concerts you need it to be as long as possible. Because the court is so small vs a football pitch once you put a stage in up one end you obviously lose a lot of seating both behind it and to the side. I'm sure they're planning on it being a 4k basketball, 3k music venue but it all depends on space.
  14. Can't help but think that the likes of him and JET would smash it in some of the slower paced foreign leagues, there just isn't the place for those kinds of players anymore in the fast paced athletic English game. Sadly for them they're too comfortable in their respective cities to move even for an English club let alone a foreign one, so they'll just continue to squander their talent taking contracts whenever someone is stupid enough to offer them one.
  15. Isn't the problem that Europe doesn't want lower league teams? I thought they'd already changed it so only the winner gets into Europe and if they already qualified another way the place goes to the next highest finishing prem team and not the runner up like it used to.
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