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pongo88 last won the day on July 8 2018

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  1. If Rovers get a bid for Clarke Harris they should accept it without question. He had a good 4 months with them, scoring some amazing goals. Prior to that his scoring record in the lower leagues was poor. He could have become an amazing striker overnight or, more likely, the spell with Rovers was a flash in the pan
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    Safe standing

    This will work for Wolves as they have fitted the seats in an entire stand (The Sir Jack Hayward Stand). I can imagine there would be a bit of a mixed reaction if City tried to do this in (eg) the South Stand. Some leaping for joy and others violently opposed
  3. This is basically true, though I think there was one season when the card was carried over. A more relevant question is why on earth do City have the need to produce a new card every season for those people who have renewed their season ticket? A new card is obviously needed for seat moves but that’s it, and if you don’t renew your card is invalidated. All cards do is allow you to gain access to the ground via the turnstiles. Exactly the same thing happens in a work environment where employees have to swipe their ID card to gain access to their place of work. When I was working I had the same card for numerous years. As, from time to time, my access requirements to different parts of the site changed this was done electronically without the need for a new card The new card requirement must be part of City’s crazy IT system
  4. He’d probably be an excellent fit for a Neil Warnock team. A much more logical choice for his style of play than Bobby Reid.
  5. I think that idea bit the dust when it was realised that it probably wouldn’t get planning permission due to blocking the light on the houses behind. A two tier stand wouldn’t just be higher, it would go back farther, right up to the boundary of the houses gardens.
  6. Today there are many managers with self important egos who are often just interested in the next big pay day. Terry Cooper had won major trophies with Leeds and England caps, yet he just had an amazingly warm hearted ego. With a bit more financial backing from the board he could have taken City to the next level. The only blip on his illustrious career with City was when he had a perm!
  7. Why waste time making changes to solve a problem that doesn’t exist? I can’t recall any instances of rugby players being confused by the centre circle or the D
  8. The Ashton Gate redeployment cost approx £45m - £50m. That was basically 2 new stands (Lansdown and South), extra seats at the front of the Dolman plus roof extension and a media centre So, yes, at least £20m for the Lansdown.
  9. The then City board’s decision to give players 10 year contracts takes some beating
  10. Miah, you’re not comparing like with like. You should compare the price of your season tickets with those clubs of a similar stature. For example, you can get a season ticket at Bristol Manor Farm for £108 if purchased before 1 July. Better football and a better stadium for far less money
  11. In reality it’s a standing section but the club can’t call it that as standing isn’t allowed. Hence it’s called a “singing section”
  12. The topic of expanding the standing section crops up every 3 months or so, without any real thought about the problems involved - i e sight lines and existing season ticket holders. Expanding the existing section across the south stand won’t happen as it would block the view of those who want to sit and would entail moving season ticket holders (who probably don’t want to move). Allowing home supporters to stand in the corner of the Atyeo is the only suggestion that seems remotely feasible
  13. If section 82 went to the meeting they’d make everyone stand up to eat their lunch. Stuff that!
  14. Some slightly strange names were actually quit easy to pronounce - eg Izzy Iriekpen
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