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    Summer tours 2018. Cricket.

    ...and Jimmy
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    Bristol Traffic...... Ahhhhhhhhhhhh !!!

    Bristol is an old city built on several hills. Without leveling large parts of it and completely redesigning the city, traffic is an inevitability.
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    Critiquing our Recruitment under MA and LJ

    Absolutely. I might get all nerdy later and look at our players performances over the last few years to increase the size. I'm convinced it is nonsense btw, just I spotted a quirk and thought I'd raise it.
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    Critiquing our Recruitment under MA and LJ

    Oh my point was very simplistic and should obviously not be taken that seriously. However what was quite clear was that none of his goals were part of earning us a tight win by a single goal. They either came in draws, loses, or wins of two goals or more. Compare that to Aden Flint who's goals and assists taken away would have cost us 12 points, rather than the 6 that Fammy's would cost us. His goals mostly coming in those tight one goal wins. Now I'm no football expert, but I wonder if there is any reason why their goals have come in these types of game. It could of course be just luck and completely meaningless, however it was an oddity I noticed and wondered if it was worth exploring.
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    Critiquing our Recruitment under MA and LJ

    So as for Fammy. He has 13 league goals this season and one assist according to transfer markt, helping us to 11th. Now you can obviously make arguments about overall play etc, but if you take away his goals and assist we'd have finished...11th. I only did this quickly and may have made a mistake but I think I'm right
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    when is the new kit due to come out?

    So I agree completely. Given Preston who spent next to nothing on players finished just outside the playoffs shows that this league is not all about the money, and by being shrewd, and managing expectations, a club can make consistent progress year on year without breaking the bank. The sense of entitlement at BCFC has been caused by two things. Firstly the amount of money the club has been throwing around lately. On our books we have a squad we have payed over 20 million for since the Summer of 2016 in fees alone*. Now I appreciate we sold Kodjia in that time for 11 million, rising to 15 million, but that is still at best a 5 million loss over two years in players. When fans have to pay more, and the club start paying more for it's recruitment, fans begin to expect a certain level of performance. Now I don't think fans should expect that, but it is an understandable reaction. The second reason is the rhetoric coming from the club. Specifically LJs comments regarding the Europa League in 5 years. Now obviously tongue in cheek when he said it, the performances up until January, with the added media hype, saw fans start to believe we were that good. When it became apparent that we weren't that good, people got frustrated. I would love the club to follow Prestons example. Tighten the purse strings on recruitment and invest in scouting and youth development. When we went to Man City for one of the toughest games in our history, the majority of the starting XI were in our promotion team and cost a combined 1 million ish. Now you can make arguments for Kodjia who was not only a good player, but very profitable. However for every Kodjia there is a Mags, Engvall, Tomlin etc, who we lose money on. BS need to change tact in my opinion and if they properly manage expectations, then the fanbase will be happier and more content. *I haven't properly worked it out, just a quick estimate based on the rumoured fees payed. However it'll be between 17-23 million I think.
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    clearing the squad, who would you sell?

    I'd have two lists of players I'd sell. The first is of players I don't think are good enough, and the other is players we could really cash in on. The first list contains: Mags, Engvall, Steele. Depressingly these three players represent about £5 million in fees which we'll probably not come lose to getting back. The second list contains: Bryan, Reid, Flint. Two home grown players and a man I have loved watching. However if the money is silly then they should go. I'd like to see the money invested in the academy and maybe sorting out the ST prices, rather than just being wasted on inflated fees and agents. If we line up next season I don't think we'd go down. Add a right back, and a striker and it would look much better. Fielding Pisano Vyner Baker Kelly O'Dowda Pack Smith Patterson Diedhiou Taylor
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    Congratulations to Neil Warnock

    One thing Warnock falls short on is his inability to keep his sides in the top flight. Has he ever survived a promotion? That said I love to hate Neil. I dislike his football style and his antics. However football would be worse off without him.
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    Father and child supporting other teams?

    My Dad was a Leeds fan, but I was born in Bristol and have always lived in BS3. He took me to City because I am a Bristolian and he told me thats who I should support. He isn't a regular attendee at Ashton Gate, but if hes doing jobs on a Saturday afternoon, you can guarantee that BBC Bristol is on, as he has adopted City too.
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    Sir Colin Daniel

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    Surprise on Sunday.

    I must correct you. It was the JPT. His debut holds particular significance for me as he was the first player to play a 1st team game for City who was born after I was. Raheem Sterling holds the same accolade but for England.
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    Wembley To Be Sold

    And the Stade de France isn't owned by the FFF. Not sure what your point is. Could you elaborate.
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    HE GOT TO GO!!!!!!!!!

    The 6% or 7% one?
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    Iniesta

    There have been some stunning players throughout history, but Iniesta made being brilliant look not only easy, but graceful. Although he will never be held to the same degree as Messi or Ronaldo, who are the best the game has ever seen, Iniesta seems to be playing his own game. When in possession time almost slows as he causally, precisely and effortlessly plays the ball, without relying on great pace or stature. Very few players can achieve this. As such he will remain one of my favourites ever, along with Zidane, who was similar in his ability to play his own game.
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    Wembley To Be Sold

    Twickenhams transport links are awful. I normally hang around for a bit when the game is over at most grounds. Applaud and cheer the players off etc. But Twickenham, as soon as the full time whistle goes, I'm off, charging towards Twickenham train station with the elbows out.
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