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Red Exile last won the day on October 26 2014

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  1. I'm not sure how that was a poor performance. I've watched many poor away performances and that wasn't one of them. Got to give Stoke credit. Quality and dangerous players who we managed. I'd call that precisely the sort of win needed to be ground out on the road in a successful season. Great result.
  2. Attacking our end second half. Perhaps too patient first half after a slow start. Looking forward to a more productive second half but they have good players and are - understandably - proving hard to break down. Might take a while! Great City turn out.
  3. What Geoff has is authenticity - like the great Roger Bennett. Much as I might be sitting in my car cursing the lack of proper analysis of the City match I completely believe that GT is genuinely excited about Hallen putting 8 past Roman Glass St George...or whatever. Can't fault that.
  4. I think GT does a good job on a limited budget...and has done for years. But the OP made me laugh...it's been the same show for an eternity. I particularly like the fact that, having travelled back to my car on the park and ride bus, I will always turn on just in time for an extended matey interview with the manager of an exceptionally obscure local side who've just put eight past their opponents...or some such. At the same time BBC local radio stations such as Sheffield or Derby will be using well informed former players to forensically examine the tactics and performance of their local league sides. I'm afraid that Radio Bristol is all a bit amateur-night at times, but GT keeps the show on the road and has a nostalgic charm.
  5. Really excellent and insightful interview. I've always been a bit of a JL sceptic, never really seems to have had a public platform and I've wondered what he's offered, beyond being SL's son...and an association with some superficial and sometimes unsuccessful marketing. But he comes across well. I've not listened to the whole thing, like others I'm saving that for tomorrow, but you've asked questions I've enjoyed hearing answered.
  6. we were on a family holiday in Corfu - listening on the radio - very patchy coverage. Great night...built a mountain of false hopes!
  7. Early 80s I was at Uni. People assumed you must be a hooligan to follow football. Had a friend doing the 92 and we went all over. Our professors treated us like a fascinating social experiment. Was at Peterborough away for a cup match. From memory Ricky Chandler scored and there were 37 of us there. Happy days though. We felt a revival was just around the corner. Chester was up there with the best. The supporters coaches made it back to the Gate before the players who we met off the coach. Tom Ritchie ran into my late brothers arms. Was of the highlights of his City days! Players joined us in the supporters club for a drunken evening. Felt like a turning point. Shame it has taken so long to get back to bring a potential top flight side. Explains some of the frustration I think.
  8. Excellent signing. Strength in depth is going to be key this season.
  9. I'd ring the club - they should be able to tell you whether they've been printed and sent.
  10. Fair enough...no offence taken, I thought it quite funny!...although I'd suggest that its better to disagree with, rather than dislike a post - and if you disagree to explain why. Which in fairness you've done. Where I disagree with your point, as opposed to the way I might have interpreted your characterisation of posters, is that I think that even if it were true that a club spokesperson got more criticism than constructive comment it would still be worth while engaging with that comment, either challenging and rebuffing it, or learning from it. In my experience of 'customer service' people are far more ready to complain that compliment and you have to accept that and deal with it. In truth I reckon @Mr Popodopolous got it right in post #126. I think the club like the noise and colour that supporters generate but don't want a great deal of supporter engagement in anything else. Which to me seems a missed opportunity. Thinking today of the Bury debacle it should be clear that club owners are merely custodians of the identities of football clubs. We, the supporters, are the club itself.
  11. I was very impressed. Listened to it this morning here:
  12. The Watford initiative is extreme! Imagine the sales job their Supporters Liaison Officer must have had. Haha!
  13. well I can't see what I've missed - 'occasional poster joins a discussion and takes a cheap shot' - is how I saw it. Each to his own. If the club is serious about liaising with fans it needs to employ someone with the conviction and confidence to argue a case, not some shrinking violet. Then again it is just possible that it's not serious.
  14. ...or indeed like kids dishing out turd emojis - which I'd insinuate was being childish! But hey ho... This forum is home to a great deal of well informed comment...which the club would do well to engage with...and in the past has.
  15. I really don't think I have got the wrong end of the stick. The poster was unfairly caricaturing contributors to this forum. You don't have to look far on this thread to find people who devote a considerable amount of time and thought to the welfare of the club. As for the SLO, I've had public facing jobs in the past - as it happens considerably more public facing than being the supporters liaison office of a football club. The SLO job involves liaising with the public. Get things right and you'll get credit and bouquets...and the respect that Dave L had. Get things wrong and people will hold you to account. Nothing wrong with that - that's the job. What sort of liaison is it if the person being paid to do the job avoids engagement and apparently seeks to remain anonymous?
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