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Red Exile

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  1. Agreed. If expectations are managed well, if we’ve ditched the overpromising and under delivering that was the hallmark of the old regime, and if we can be patient, it could be an exciting few years watching this side grow.
  2. City’s youngsters playing really well. Impressed. I’ve enjoyed this.
  3. I don’t get the impression he was expecting to be commentating today. Nigel Turner is a veteran broadcaster, not heard him commentating in years.
  4. Yes he was. I wonder whether he might be a late stand in? A voice from the Radio Bristol past.
  5. The bottom line, surely, is that the government has decided to let the virus let rip. In a world in which everything is voluntary there are more or less no robust preventative measures in place. The 'ping-demic' is simply a reflection of the prevelance of the disease. I've been pinged myself - on holiday in St Ives at the time of the G7...two of us were, in a party of 4. No logic to why it was us two - must simply have spent time in a shop or the street next to someone who tested positive. I can't see myself going to the Gate any time soon if the club has no controls whatever. I don't blame the club for that. We're all living through a massive public health failure overseen by one of the most incompetent governments the country has ever had. There will be lots of things I'll not be doing - going to the pub or taking public transport where I can avoid it being others. Going to a match is a hobby, a bit of fun, I can't see me risking bringing a life threatening disease home to my wife for the sake of watching City.
  6. Enjoyed that. Youngsters looked strong and enthusiastic. I've seen some far worse pre-season run outs against far weaker opposition.
  7. Impressed by Atkinson. Looks very comfortable.
  8. well - finally watching...after many, many reboots. Pretty shambolic!
  9. Didn’t bloody see it out did we?! ….so frustrating.
  10. Not all that calm mind! But calm for me!
  11. Feeling remarkably calm! Just need see it home.
  12. My folks - all gone far too young and implausibly long ago - loved a get together to watch an England match. My brother @Martyn Hocking would have enjoyed this competition. It passes down the generations. We're off to London tomorrow to watch with my kids at my eldest's.
  13. Never in doubt! Looking forward to a cracking game between well matched teams on Sunday.
  14. England much the better team. Just a matter of focus.
  15. I know some admire the Spanish style, 70% possession, move the ball around - Danny Murphy certainly did! But for me that's not the point of football...and is like watching paint dry. Spain try and throw a blanket over every side they play, they suck the life out of the game. That they are so awful in front of goal makes it even more frustrating. Italy have more obvious frailties and battle to overcome them. England v Italy would be a cracking match.
  16. Italy in the final makes that an attractive match - whoever they play!
  17. Get in. Great goal...great player. BTW - do they ever practice finishing in Spain?
  18. Enjoyed that. Italy the team to beat.
  19. Get in! Personally I'm a fan of Italy.
  20. Boo! Spain won't be in the final.
  21. Spain are both tedious to watch and pitifully inept in front of goal. Goodness knows how they are such an apparent favourite with the commentators. Will probably win though!
  22. Spain are riding their luck - and proving pretty lucky! Impressed with Switzerland. Up against it now though.
  23. Brilliant! Lovely country in every other respect but I can't stand France when it comes to football. Congratulations to all the Swiss OTIB folk out there...if there are any!
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