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  1. The entrance foyer, the spin the wheel thing is how the players decide on the amount of a fine is to be paid (money goes into the kitty for the end of season do I think) boot room, cryo-room, gym, pool and all changing rooms are named after a club legend. All very slick. 

  2. 9 hours ago, bris red said:

    Fair play Sound’s like the club have done a really good job with this 👏

    On a side note did anyone manage to get any pictures of inside of the HPC? Always nice to see a few different angles and possible rooms/area’s that the club haven’t shown us on the OS/social media etc!










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  3. 23 minutes ago, downendcity said:

    If they are not paid, am I right that players can tear up their contracts and leave on a free?

    They might not then be able to muster a 5-a-side team!

    Think so. Also other circumstances could also mean that could happen too. 

  4. 13 minutes ago, ExiledAjax said:

    When you see pictures of our players on an indoor pitch they are at the Bears' facility, which is half size and not 'dedicated' as it's a shared facility.

    Have read about this before and for all the massive PR onslaught that accompanied both training facilities opening (world class etc etc*) I really don't understand why the Rugby only had a half-pitch installed under the roof. Surely if you're doing it, do it bloody properly. 

    *As good as the RHPC is, if that's world class (or whatever guff was spouted at the time) I'm Lionel Messi 

  5. 10 minutes ago, Davefevs said:

    It’s impressive isn’t it?  Did you see the magnetic boards with all the players on it across every academy team, up to u23s, with little things like, who is gonna “train-up” with a higher age group that week.  Lots of detail goes into it.

    I didn't but things like that can only help inspire the younger age-groups - definitely a huge advantage of all being in the same place. 

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  6. 15 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

    So what did you learn/see that might not have been clear from the videos the club have previously posted?

    Sounds like quite the facility.

    I guess it's just nice to see the environment the club have provided for where the players pretty much spend all their non-matchday time. Very bright & spacious, all needs seem to be catered for but I wouldn't say it was "luxurious" - but from a functional perspective you're going about your job in comfortable & well designed surroundings. Sounds like the fact that all age groups from U9s train there too (I think that's what they said, anyway) it sounds like the club (Men's & Women's) is much more "together" and that can only be a good thing I'd say. 

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  7. We went last night & I have to say fair play to the club as it was pretty darned good. Greeted by Jerry with a brief appearance from Richard Gould and pretty much access all areas being guided around by Jerry, who was as candid as ever & gave us plenty of time to take photos etc etc 

    I know it was all sold out this time round but if you get the chance again, I'd definitely recommend it. Our 9 year old son (who's pretty much infatuated with all things City) came out buzzing. Jerry also said they're looking at doing Stadium Tours on certain days in August so keep your eyes peeled for those being released. 

    Genuinely well done City - a great way to keep the young 'uns - and us old 'uns - happy. 

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  8. 8 hours ago, Nogbad the Bad said:

    I had older brothers there already so I knew all about Rugby.

    Sounds like they allowed you to play football after 3 years? You'll be saying there were girls there next! :whistle2:

    No football (or girls) for the duration - 7 years - in my day.

    There was a football team organised by the 6th form which I played for on a Sunday, nothing to do with the school, simply called The Exiles.

    No idea who we played against - other Bristol 6th forms rebelling against years of enforced Rugby I expect.


    Yeah we could play the round-ball game from 4th Form onwards* (confusingly they changed the year names after my 2nd year so I went 3rd Form, 4th Form, 3rd Form, 4th Form, 5th Form *previously the 4th was called lower Removes & the 5th Removes) but a few of us had kept playing for a youth team outside of school anyway, so we didn't lose what little skill we had! 

    I remember once we did get the chance to play, I played for the school and hilights included winning down at Millfield and any game v. Cotham was always hotly contested! Good times (eventually!) 

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  9. 1 hour ago, Nogbad the Bad said:

    I was in Warren's (later Rollings)

    Aaaaaah my old house! I’m pretty sure that when I arrived in Rolling as a fresh faced 3rd former (as the 1st year in the Upper School was known) we had absolutely zero “schooling” or understanding about how to play rugby (no football for three whole years) and were just made to play and that was that. 

  10. 12 hours ago, exAtyeoMax said:

    His voice was fabulous, the show was brilliant. Plus he’s doing another on Sunday!

    Another lazy evening in the garden for us then! Glad you all had a great time:bounce:

    On 21/06/2022 at 17:54, Lanterne Rouge said:

    I never knew that green area on the corner of Smyth Road was called Gore`s Marsh Park. Every day`s a school day on OTIB!

    Just called "The Marsh" locally. Nice little park as it goes. 

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  11. 4 minutes ago, GrahamC said:

    Tipping us to go down (with Reading & Birmingham) on Sky this morning.

    Thank **** for that, as there can’t be a pundit who knows less than him, he said Rotherham would survive (ok then) but then had to be prompted because he clearly didn’t know their manager’s name.

    Absolute *******.

    He is an absolute bellend. Best off sticking to snooker. 

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  12. On 22/06/2022 at 09:48, Bristol Oil Services said:

    It's because his name has four syllables so scans perfect with many popular songs. Try "Alex Scott" and it doesn't work. Bob Taylor had to be "Bob-bee" in song.

    It's like "Liv-er-pool" or "Ev-er-ton" went seamlessly with "clap, clap, clap" in the 60s and 70s and then "Here we go" in the 80s but "Bristol" doesn't, hence we have no atmosphere. And why we had to stretch it to "Buh-riss-tawl."

    Bristol and/or Bristol City is/are poor names/words for singing. Bed-mins-ter would've been better. People sang his name because it had four syllables and it scanned nicely. And it was about shagging. 

    "Oh Ni-gel Pear-son ... " that might work too, thinking about it .......

    Why don't we just chant "Brrrrrriiiiistol" like the egg-chasers?

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  13. 1 hour ago, Lanterne Rouge said:

    I would still like to have seen how the season would have panned out if Benik hadn`t done his ACL. Something very good was beginning to show itself then.

    Good luck KP.

    You can’t base him “making it” here on a potential partnership with just one other bloke though, can you? It takes more than that and yes, it showed promise, but form/rotation/injuries will always dictate that can’t always be a foregone conclusion. 

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  14. It’s like death by a thousand cuts, this sorry saga. It’s clear they’ve got no money, no ground and no chance. The EFL have been strung along for far too long now, it’s time to put them out of their misery. The EFL’s credibility tank is running on fumes now. 

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  15. 1 hour ago, Bristol Rob said:

    So it looks as if the cargo sheds in Wapping Wharf are going and are due to be replaced by a 'landmark' structure.

    Could this spell the end of some favourites?


    It was only ever a temporary thing & there seems a degree of confidence from existing businesses that it could be even better - change is a bugger, mind. 

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