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About PFree

  • Birthday 07/06/1967

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  1. Okay, as a club we are in a poor position - awful form, a dreadful injury list, and let’s be honest, a coaching team very few of us wanted. That said if we care to think outside the box, we have a lot to be thankful for - a conservative but very affluent stable owner and benefactor, a stadium and set up that will one day help us reach the Premier League, and the probability that when we do get there, that we have access to a massive fan base across the South West that can, and will, sustain Premier League status. Finally, it’s been a tough year for many, with families having lost lov
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    As a ST holder of three decades, I’ll be honest - I haven’t paid a penny to watch City this season and haven’t missed it one bit. I’ve been bored for a long time now and only renew my ST out of loyalty to MY club. I have watched us on sky etc but that’s it. Sad but true..
  3. Horrible thing to say and absolutely wrong, but I’m getting to the stage where we I feel need a few hammerings to again bring matters to a head. I hope DH can get it right right but have to say I expected us to finish lower half of the table following his appointment, and I still feel I am correct..
  4. 1) If the DH appointment doesn’t work, as a club, we will hopefully have learnt a valuable lesson. 2) We must then appoint some experience with a proven record, SL isn’t stupid. 3) Ashton will have to go as he’s hung his coat on these ‘breath of fresh air’ appointments, common sense have to happen as fan pressure will undoubtedly make a difference. 4) If it’s a stinker of a season, at least none of us could go, albeit we miss our visits greatly. 5) We’ve all saved a lot of money due to Covid through not being able to go. 6) If I am wrong and this season turns out to be
  5. I didn’t want DH as I felt we definitely needed an experienced Manager who had a track record of promotion, and importantly, strong connections in the upper echelons of the game. That said he’s here now and I have to say I’ve been impressed with his honesty and passion for the game. We have a mid-table wage bill, and being honest, we’ve taken on a cheaper management and coaching structure, possibly Covid came at the wrong time hence we are having to bide our time, who knows? I will not criticise DH, he will do his best in a difficult situation and I am sure he hurts as much as we do
  6. So, after a prolonged period of non-communication, and following the club appointing a coaching team that few of us wanted - us ‘customers’ were largely ignored. Now though, as the clubs cash flow is poor due to the impact of the pandemic, it very much needs its ‘FANS’ help. According to JL, it will shortly appeal to all ST holders NOT to request refunds, basically due to reduced crowd numbers, to allow the club to keep the money toward future season tickets etc. As opposed to a refund, and in support of the clubs needs, I recently opted to take Robins TV recently but, I have to say
  7. Look on the bright side, due to COVID it’s highly unlikely we will be able to visit AG anytime soon, in the meantime let matters run their course - terrible run / under perform, we were right, if it goes well fair enough. What will be more interesting will be how many ST holders accept City TV options as an alternative this time around, I speak for six of us and can confirm we would prefer a total ST refund please! Feeling totally disillusioned right now but, no problem, I’m well used to it..!
  8. And you thought you mattered More seriously, and as a loyal fan of 30 years, most of which five of us have been ST holders, I just hate being lied to - progress, ambition, let's be honest, actions speak louder than words! As a final thought, what is the point of having a Billionaire owner who doesn't any longer want to invest in the club?
  9. Out of interest, if Holden is appointed, how many ST holders if available, would want their money back? Secondly, are we able to get our money back? I speak for six of us who most definitely would want to pull out and have a refund. We've ummed and arred about not renewing over the last three seasons but always have. Sad part is we've been ST holders for approaching 25 years hence we have pretty much always renewed out of loyalty being honest (SC seasons apart to be fair). I have to say though that we haven't looked forward to coming to the Gate fir football in a long time, sad refle
  10. We are delighted to confirm Omar Mouneimne as the club’s new defence coach with immediate effect. Another world class addition to the coaching team Let's hope City don't now take the cheap option..!
  11. All City want is a Coach and not a Manager - as an example, why would a decent, experienced, proven candidate want to rely on the likes of MA to make transfer decisions? Through SL's direct instruction, sadly but understandably, City have to be run through continually selling the family silver. Without the financial backing required to hold on to your best players, an up and coming 'Coach' making the step up would happily accept this, as LJ did, but even he got fed up with it after reportedly disagreeing with the Brownhill sale - but he had no say! I sincerely hope we could still lan
  12. I know people who have worked for and with him, no, just no..!
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    So, we are about to find out, aren't we...! Will City want a Coach or Manager who is content to continually sell the family silver to balance the books, and therefore spend the immediate future in the Championship or, will City finally emerge from the shadow of the Bears? Steve has said he wants Premiership footballl, and at aged 68 shortly, has time on his side but there's a huge but... Our club for me has been divided for some time now and you can include the advent of Bristol Sport into that mix, our Identity has become diluted and we appear to have chosen cheap options.
  14. Horrible thing to admit but I'm beyond caring - as our play off ambitions are over, in one sense hoping we get a few thrashings, means to an end sadly..!
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