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  1. The ground I enjoyed going to most for an away match was Ashston Gate. An FA Cup match away to Bath, in the days when the home team could switch the tie to the opposition’s ground. This usually happened when a non league team, with a small ground, were drawn at home to a league team. Bath’s ground was pants, so the reason for the switch was obvious, but that didn’t stop Rovers moving in for a few years.
  2. Ralph Milne usually featured in the top ten list of the worst signings made by Man Utd. After watching him play for City I can understand why
  3. The “yer tiz” song is my favourite
  4. I know this is the silly season, but there’s silly and there’s down right crazy
  5. I can go one better than the above suggestions - Emad Moteab. Gary Johnson threw him out Edit - someone beat me to it
  6. Whether or not it’s a good or bad decision to sack him, it’s a good life if you’re a Premier League / Championship manager. Excellent salary for a couple of years then the sack with a big pay off. Out of full time work for a few months, with a bit of punditry on TV, then the cycle is repeated.
  7. It’s not just amateur cricket that footballers played in the past. Arthur Milton played for Arsenal and Bristol City in the winter and for Gloucestershire in the summer. He also managed a few caps for England for cricket and one for football. After such an illustrious career he ended up as a postman
  8. If anyone doesn’t like a City shirt with a betting logo, buy a retro shirt.
  9. Back in the day I got a bus to the ground and sat next to Dicky Downs (young centre forward who played a few matches for City in the 60s). We had an interesting chat. (I thought it was interesting but, as I was I young schoolboy, he might not have been impressed with my advice). The only way I could go to the ground with a player nowadays is if I was their chauffeur)
  10. I think what he’s getting at, in a round about way, is as population has increased by 40% since 1958 the number of people using Parson Street station should have increased by the same amount.
  11. pongo88

    Home Form

    It's not a secret that City's home form was poor last season, but the tables below illustrate how bad it was compared to the away form. In third place for away form, but 18th for home form. If 4 of the 8 home draws and 4 of the 7 home defeats had been converted to wins City would have finished in second place. Perhaps that's easier to say than do, but it's what's needed next season. Just a bit more flair and clinical finishing to unlock teams who come to Ashton Gate to defend in depth. Over to you LJ, MA and SL to make the signings we need. Home Table 1 Sheffield Utd 23 15 4 4 42 17 +25 49 2 Norwich City 23 15 4 4 51 34 +17 49 3 Brentford 23 14 4 5 50 23 +27 46 4 Derby County 23 13 7 3 40 20 +20 46 5 Leeds Utd 23 14 4 5 38 21 +17 46 6 West Bromwich 23 12 7 4 53 31 +22 43 7 Nottm Forest 23 13 4 6 34 21 +13 43 8 Swansea City 23 12 6 5 42 28 +14 42 9 Aston Villa 23 11 8 4 50 36 +14 41 10 Wigan Athletic 23 11 8 4 29 20 +9 41 11 Hull City 23 11 6 6 37 24 +13 39 12 Sheffield Wed 23 10 8 5 34 27 +7 38 13 Blackburn 23 10 7 6 32 21 +11 37 14 Middlesbrough 23 10 6 7 23 17 +6 36 15 Preston 23 8 10 5 41 30 +11 34 16 Stoke City 23 8 9 6 26 24 +2 33 17 Birmingham City 23 7 11 5 31 24 +7 32 18 Bristol City 23 8 8 7 28 26 +2 32 19 QP Rangers 23 9 3 11 33 31 +2 30 20 Millwall 23 7 9 7 26 27 -1 30 21 Reading 23 8 6 9 29 31 -2 30 22 Rotherham 23 7 8 8 32 38 -6 29 23 Ipswich Town 23 3 11 9 22 31 -9 20 24 Bolton 23 4 4 15 13 35 -22 16 Away Table GP W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Norwich City 23 12 9 2 42 23 +19 45 2 Sheffield Utd 23 11 7 5 36 24 +12 40 3 Bristol City 23 11 5 7 31 27 +4 38 4 Leeds Utd 23 11 4 8 35 29 +6 37 5 West Bromwich 23 11 4 8 34 31 +3 37 6 Middlesbrough 23 10 7 6 26 24 +2 37 7 Aston Villa 23 9 8 6 32 25 +7 35 8 Birmingham City 23 7 8 8 33 34 -1 29 9 Derby County 23 7 7 9 29 34 -5 28 10 Preston 23 8 3 12 26 37 -11 27 11 Sheffield Wed 23 6 8 9 26 35 -9 26 12 Nottm Forest 23 4 11 8 27 33 -6 23 13 Swansea City 23 6 5 12 23 34 -11 23 14 Hull City 23 6 5 12 29 44 -15 23 15 Blackburn 23 6 5 12 32 48 -16 23 16 Stoke City 23 3 13 7 19 28 -9 22 17 QP Rangers 23 5 6 12 20 40 -20 21 18 Brentford 23 3 9 11 23 36 -13 18 19 Reading 23 2 11 10 20 35 -15 17 20 Bolton 23 4 4 15 16 43 -27 16 21 Millwall 23 3 5 15 22 37 -15 14 22 Wigan Athletic 23 2 5 16 22 44 -22 11 23 Rotherham 23 1 8 14 20 45 -25 11 24 Ipswich Town 23 2 5 16 14 46 -32 11 https://www.soccerstats.com/homeaway.asp?league=england2
  12. That’s nearly true. If he played as a centre forward in division 4 of the Downs League he might get four or 5 per season
  13. In the last summer window there were over 100 players mentioned in the transfer forum, so there’s no chance of calm. As Sherlock Holmes said: “Where there is no imagination there is no horror.” So be prepared for 3 months of imagination, speculation and cider fuelled cutzpah
  14. I should have never switched from Scotch to Martinis.
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