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  1. Tiny Penis - Groundhog Day!

    Where next for him? Would have thought West Ham or Sunderland but they've both recruited this week.
  2. 2019 Rugby Union World Cup

    Oh no, I believe you are right. First RWC I followed was 2003, so I've only really payed attention to 4 RWC, three of which had very big stadia, so I just assumed that was the norm, without thinking too much about NZ. If they can host one, then so can Ireland. The safety thing is a joke if the report said so.
  3. Ashes series!

    Mitchell Starc though. Just feel like he'll be the difference between two very poor test sides.
  4. 2019 Rugby Union World Cup

    Forgot about some of those NZ grounds. I suppose I was thinking so much about England and France where we had some big capacity grounds, and using that as the standard.
  5. 2019 Rugby Union World Cup

    I agree, all three have their merits, but given 2007, my choice was SA, then Ireland. Struggle to see however how Ireland could get the Stadia though for a World Cup. Croke and the Aviva, but after that, very few options. Would have needed some serious investment in Stadia that would maybe never be full again.
  6. Price of football 2017 report

    It's all about perspective. Bill Gates will tell you that a 1st class flight from Heathrow to New York is cheap. I'll tell you it is expensive. Many of us are lucky enough to be able to afford to attend football. Some are not. For lots of people in Bristol, including travel, football is just unjustifiable. If you placed yourself in their shoes, you too would see it as expensive, especially when you compare ourselves to almost every foreign club, and some at home too (see Huddersfield), where such fans are catered for with reasonable ticket prices.
  7. Steve Lansdown receives his CBE at Buckingham Palace (Merged)

    I'm still here. He dodges tax so still not a fan. He has made billions for himself, however none of this would have been possible without an educated, healthy, safe workforce. None of it would have been possible without infrastructure like transport and utilities. He also has a solid economy and currency on which to base his financial business. I'm sure before he found his wealth he may too have relied on the state for his own health and education, and indeed he may still do so. I find it morally wrong that someone can get so rich and yet show complete disregard for the nurses, teachers, police etc who allow his business to function as well as it has done. I know it isn't illegal but it clearly isn't right, especially as if he payed the tax he perhaps should be paying, he'd still have more than enough money that he'd know what to do with. I will balance this out by saying he does invest in Bristol, and I assume he is giving to other causes, but for me the scales don't balance. I understand that many of you see it as legal and therefore morally fine. I genuinely understand that view and the hate this post will probably receive, but I come down on the other side of the fence where the law does not equal morality and decency in every case.
  8. Dementia & Football.

    Only watched part of it so cannot comment fully just yet. I'm a player, like our Aden, who is more comfortable using my head than my feet. Taken a few kicks to the face stooping into positions most players would use their feet. My only contribution is that I've concussed myself a few times heading a goalkeepers kick out the hands and taken it right to the top of my head. I'm not that tall (5'10), although I'm one of the tallest in our team, so when jumping with taller players I often stretch the top of my head up to win the ball, rather than using the forehead. Every time I have played on, despite on occasion, actually struggling to walk for a few minutes. Coaches and refs should see some training on getting concussed players off the pitch at grassroots because if you're concussed, you're not making the best decisions for yourself.
  9. Ashes series!

    One positive is Stoneman seems to be looking reasonable.
  10. International Recognition of a Kind

    I've got a brand new moissonneuse-batteuse and I'll give you the key Oh-La-Lar! Get me on that French Scrumpy wine!
  11. Ashes series!

    I'm going to get a call-up soon at this rate. Do we need a number 11 batsman with a slow, orthodox, bowling technique. If so I'm just the man.
  12. Poppies on shirts, guess which Club

    To me it's irrelevant. We've committed atrocities, others have committed atrocities. The dead are dead and no amount of finger pointing will ever bring them back. What is important is that we remember everyone who has died in war, both soldiers and civilians and remember that this is ultimately the cost when we decide to fight. Therefore it is never something to be idolised or rushed into in the future.
  13. Level 3 Ticketing Priority?

    What is my point? Good question. Many things but if you boil it down then you're left with my belief that Football Clubs are all unique in terms of their relationship with the people they represent when compared to other businesses. Sadly fans are being treated less like supporters and more like customers in England (not just BCFC). For me this boils down to one phrase. "A supporter is charged as little as possible, a customer is charged as much as possible". I was disappointed to see the Man U ticket prices being so high. When compared to other English clubs our pricing isn't totally unreasonable but on a Global scale, we are a complete rip off. This saddens me when smaller (in terms of potential fanbase) clubs like Huddersfield can charge £179 for STs last season (anywhere in the ground) and yet they can achieve great success. If they can do it, why can't we, especially as we are owned by a financial genius. This move away from supporter to customer has changed fans from feeling like participants in a football match, cheering and roaring the team on, to spectators, merely reacting to what is happening on the pitch. Compare any English atmosphere to any atmosphere abroad and the fans have a completely different desire to change the outcome of a match by their own power, in a way we just don't. Arsenal football club are Case Study #1. Over charged fans, don't make a sound, whinge about it afterwards. They are treated like customers with 1k Season Tickets and so act like it. This is replicated in part all over England on different scales. And for what? All this money we spend goes into the pockets of agents, scrupulous owners and players who are: A) More disconnected from the fanbase than ever, B) Often happy to lie a cheat (diving) to earn a win, C) Show less loyalty to the clubs they are at. Again a broad stroke at players which isn't always true but is certainly a trend most of us see and dislike. Especially when players here are again payed grossly more than other countries. I've been to several grounds around Europe and every time I go I feel profoundly jealous of what simply does not exist in England. Simply put, they have Fan Culture, and this has developed from their relationship with their clubs that has been quashed here. I believe that pricing has long since shown fans their worth, and as a result, fans have expected more of the club, and less of themselves in return for their money. I have other gripes like Bristol Sports disregard for Bristol Rugbys history and home shirt by covering it in red. I'm also not a fan of anyone, no matter how much they may pay, who dodges paying taxes so SL does not sit right with me. Which is a shame as we do a lot right. Hmmm, maybe not the boiled down version I hoped. TL;DR Ticket prices are too high across the whole country. Less hatred of Modern Football, more the English model of football.
  14. Level 3 Ticketing Priority?

    But I haven't made my point yet...if not to anyone but myself.
  15. Level 3 Ticketing Priority?

    More a complete disillusionment with football as a whole, including aspects of Bristol City. It has nothing to do with LJ or the losing run last season if that's what you mean though. Been dodging the radio but can't help checking my phone every 5 minutes on a match day. And I'm still on here all the time. Really hard to let it go. Obviously really want to come back with the team doing so well and getting Man U, but I'll resist. That said I've calmed down a lot and chilling out a bit regarding my opinions on Bristol Sport. Only problem is if we go up I'll look like such a glory supporter next year never mind. Mangotsfield, Manor Farm and Brisligton are treating me well in the meantime.
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