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Merrick's Marvels

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  1. Merrick's Marvels

    Marley Watkins signed - Now Official (Merged threads)

    Someone check his social media for clues
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    New Badge - The Robin is Back...or is it? Post #292 onwards!

    True. Unfortunately I think it looks naff but plenty have the opposite view.
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    New Badge - The Robin is Back...or is it? Post #292 onwards!

    I'm not a lover of the Robin but from a design point of view that image is impressive - I like the way the Robin itself is drawn in particular.
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    New Badge - The Robin is Back...or is it? Post #292 onwards!

    That's the critical point for me, too - which is why I prefer the coat of arms! There's only one city of Bristol but several clubs calling themselves 'The Robins' which means it doesn't differentiate us from Cheltenham or bloody Swindon.
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    New Badge - The Robin is Back...or is it? Post #292 onwards!

    Not seen that before - where be it from?
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    We will have a new badge next season

    Bravo! 1897 is FAKE NEWS.
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    We will have a new badge next season

    gAss didn't enter the Football League until the 1920s...
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    England v Costa Rica

    At the very top, under the "O" of "OF" looking to the left and under the "A" looking straight ahead - both thankful to be in the shade (it was a hot old day, if I remember correctly). A great trip, apart from the England matches going tits up!! But as fans of Dutch football since the 70's, we also had tickets for the semi finals (Holland knocking out Germany, in Germany, is hard to beat) and the final (Marco van Basten was quite good, wasn't he?) Gave up following England after that tournament - if only we'd stuck with it for 2 more years...!
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    England v Costa Rica

    I'm on that front cover too. As is another regular poster on here. Bryan Robson v Marco van Basten, Dusseldorf, West Germany June '88. Small world, innit.
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    One of my boyhood heroes - Lev Yashin

    Not heard of this song (Gibson was just before my time - it was Cashley/Shaw for me) so I'd love to know the full lyrics to this one, fellas. If you can remember them that is, you old bastards
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    Matty Taylor

    If he is, we'll be relegated. He's had his moments the obvious one being his assist for the winner against ManUre (one pass that - with the dividends we reaped from progressing to the semi-finals - meant it paid for his transfer fee on it's own, i.e. we got him from the gASS for nothing read it and weep gAssholes). But mostly he's been unable to trap a bag of cement and more than once missed a sitter from less than 6 yards. Running around a lot whilst annoying opposition defenders is all well and good but I think, south of the river, we should set our standards a little higher than that.
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    ASTON VILLA The taxman requests

    if we ever get to the point of paying a full back £23K a week in the championship, feel free to shoot me.
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    ASTON VILLA The taxman requests

    Yes, which is why I said their signings were "not necessarily for huge sums of money - sometimes even for nothing". Maybe read what I've written carefully before replying, otherwise we're going to be here all day.
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    ASTON VILLA The taxman requests

    See above
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    ASTON VILLA The taxman requests

    The point isn't about the money, it's about the type of player Burnley have concentrated on - twice - to get into the Premiership. Look at all the players they've signed for those 2 promotions, not just Andre Gray. But if you want to discuss him in particular, when Burnley signed him they could be a damn sight more confident about what they were getting than some of our signings - he'd just scored 18 goals in the Championship for Brentford and could go straight into Burnley's first team and make a difference now - not "one for the future", if, maybe, fingers crossed, he turns out to be good enough in the first place. As others have said, there's a balance to be struck between building a base for the future and having players who can progress us in the here and now.
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