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  1. Pretty sure now that you have said it, that was the name I was trying to think of (nothing like the "Old Codgers" I know!).
  2. I think the confusion surrounding Scott Davidson's claim was that, prior to us playing Watford in the mid 90s he stated that he and Elton John (who was Chairman of Watford at the time) were the only Chairmen of English Football Clubs who had played at Wembley. Scott had played for Bros at Wembley (and also played for the Pet Shop Boys but not sure if they played Wembley) and Elton John had played for the Elton John Band!
  3. oes anyone remember a poster/posters called something like The Old Codgers? I remember quite a few witty comments from him/them, but more than that remember the photo of 2 blokes, 1 of them was particularly "portly" and sported a T-Shirt with the slogan "I beat Anorexia" plastered across it! Then there was the saga of Steve Brooker's stalker!
  4. As TomF alluded to, Percy Parrott had organised some kind of flag sale in aid of a good cause (the details of which I just cannot recall) with fans and forum members and Mark S Cal was called out by Percy for not paying the agreed donation price, and Mark disappeared seemingly without trace, not just from OTIB, but from regular contributions to Twentyman's phone-in shows. Why he didn't pay up was a bit of a mystery, IIRC it was just only a fiver or a tenner, not a particularly big amount of dosh even back then!
  5. I remember getting my first "interet dial-up" PC in 1999 and registering with the original forum then. It had been running, I would say, for at least 2 or 3 years prior to that, as I used to take a sneaky peak at work but didn't want to risk registering from my work PC, as that wasn't really allowed!
  6. Keith Curle cost around £10,000 from Torquay and was at that time a Gas reject who was a mediocre right winger. Terry Cooper converted him into a classy central defender who was brilliant for us, but went on to become the most expensive defender in English football when he signed for Man. City. Eventually played for England in the Swedish Euros of 1992, did not go that well, manly due to Graham Taylor sticking him at right back, which was not a role that suited him. Another that I don't think has been mentioned was Jonathan Kodjia, who had a great season for us and we certainly cashed in big time, a bit like Webster. Also Albert was a fantastic bit of business.
  7. 1-2 v Palace if you count play off matches (David Noble screamer!).
  8. Another possible way of looking at it is by sharing the points gained by the goal scorers. I know this will sound slightly crackers but it would be tough on Fam to say his equaliser against Charlton was worth 1 point but Josh's winner was worth 2, so should they not be credited with 1.5 points each? Or each goalscorer in the 3-3 at Preston gets credited with 0.33 as each scorer's contribution is the same, no matter at what stage of the match they scored it? Complicated, but just thought I would throw that one in!
  9. Congratulations to all, but is this really a good excuse for not writing her City column in the Bristol Post this weekend?
  10. Totally agree with that, from the Glos point of view Benny Howell (who I'm sure would be knocking on the England T20/ODI door if he played for Surrey or Yorkshire) pockets £75k, and David Payne and Ryan Higgins each getting £40k for a few weeks of "cricket"
  11. Also, any idiot with any intent to throw something could just wander in with a "dud" mobile phone or set of keys in their pocket, which could do a lot more harm than a plastic bottle pepsi, which I remember stewards use to insist on the top being removed!
  12. Is it only the approach from Ashton Park that stewards check bags etc? I ask as I usually use that end and always see a line of stewards checking bags and, as mentioned last night, asking for jackets to be opened. But for the QPR and Swansea games I got the train to Parson Street (the Swansea train "experience" which ended up with me getting a taxi home from Temple Meads as the WSM-Parkway train was due to stop at Lawrence Hill but was abandoned at TM, but that is for another thread!) I noticed that going through the turnstiles at the South Stand end there were no stewards checking any bags or anything being brought in at all! Which may explain smoke bombs/flares going off at the QPR game!
  13. Going back to the OP, it was a question of the time of 1.30pm rather than 3.00pm on Sunday. I also think these early Sunday kick offs are a pain, but in this case will take some comfort in the fact that the clocks go back this weekend, so it will sort of feel (body-clock wise) like a 2.30pm kick off, so I won't have to drag myself out of bed too early! For some reason I usually feel like crap on a Sunday morning, never really worked out why!
  14. Haha, was typing my "99.9 %" quote at exactly the same time as you, actually I think we are both wrong. I think the figure is 100%!
  15. As I get notifications from the ECB on my Facebook feed and, sometimes when "an announcement" is made about this competition I read some of the hundreds of comments about this farce. I would say that at least 99.9% of comments are basically against this competition, and these obviously from a broad church of cricket fans be they supporters of International/County Cricket red/white ball cricket. One of the ECB reasons for introducing this is to attract "new" fans who have no interest in cricket! So I think it is not a matter of hoping it will fail, it will be a miracle if it doesn't fail. Locally, I am a big Glos fan and, although I love Test cricket and the red ball game generally, time and convenience means I generally only to go to T20s and England ODIs/T20 at the Bristol County Ground. I will NOT be going to watch my "local team" Welsh Fire at Cardiff. I very much doubt if any Welsh cricket fans will be going either.. Even if Bristol had been chosen to represent the West Country and/or Wales I would not go. So if cricket fans are almost universally dissing this thing, and they are looking to attract new cricket fans, who the hell will be going? Even worse is the fact that the ECB are still going ahead with it despite the opposition from cricket fans!
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