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  1. I’m sure I won’t be the only one wearing my centenary scarf from the 1997 season to our 125th anniversary game in 2020!
  2. It will depend on the circumstances, but I would have thought the answer is yes.
  3. Does he talk waffle? Or does he talk like a man who is used to doing multi-million pound deals? He gets a lot of stick for his ‘corporate speak’ but his job is to deal with the corporate side of the football business: buy players for value and sell them for value.
  4. If only he had organised massive concerts, or started selling kits to other clubs, or wanted to build hotels, or developed a unique business model to share overheads between different sports. More of the same please, Sir Steve.
  5. Lloyd Kelly becoming the third academy product in two years to be sold to the Premier League got me thinking about the relative performance and progress of the academy as a whole against the standard of the first team. For many years, our academy products generally struggled to break into our first team and the club failed to manage those who did (Rosenior). Most of our hot prospects ended up playing at League Two and occasionally League One level whilst the first team generally struggled at the top of League One and for a while at the middle and bottom of the Championship (leaving the 07
  6. Definitely our choice. WBA kicked off which means we won the toss and chose ends. FIFA are changing the rule after this season so whoever wins the toss can chose to have kick off rather than just the choice of ends as it currently is.
  7. What a blast from the past it is to see our old friend ‘Tony The Till’ getting a mention. He was always good for a laugh in the NLBR glory days. They seem to be getting on just fine without additional revenue streams given the spending spree they’ve been on..!
  8. It was a couple of lads from the BCFC London Supporters FC. I don’t think they enjoyed standing in the cold anymore than you enjoyed watching them!
  9. If anyone wants to play ‘Loyal and Few’ bingo with this press release you’re odds on to get a full house: https://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/news/2018/october/stefan-payne-statement/ In a classic of the ‘Deluded Gappers’ genre, look out for the repeated references to ‘great fanbase’, ‘travelled in great numbers’, ‘great following’, and ‘good number’. There are so many ‘great’s in there it seems like Tony the Tiger has written it! Just to confirm, the official attendance was 446. Great.
  10. I can see the hotel(s) being very popular too. It isn't beyond the realms of possibility that a lot of visiting fans and exiled City fans could be encouraged to stay over after an evening game and then possibly stay for the following day's sports. For example, a few Villa fans might have preferred to stay close to AG after their Friday night game next week than starting their weekend with a lot of driving on a Friday. If weekend packages were on sale for City, B&B and then the Bears on the following Saturday, I could see that selling a few more tickets and generating some extra reven
  11. I’ve read the brochure they’ve produced expalining it all. Despite how annoying it is that someone swallowed a thesaurus while writing it, the plan itself is very ambitious and impressive. As an exiled London fan who treks back every week, a hotel and train station would be welcome additions that weren't immediately obvious. The other bit of news tucked away in there that I hadn’t seen elsewhere was that the new stadium has increased hospitality revenues twelvefold. Before the rebuild £250k per year was made from hospitality, now it is a cool £3million. That’s a lot of extra money!
  12. Very fitting that they would use out of date currency after the great ‘Crisp Crisis’ of 2018!
  13. A very good point - I think Kent was expensive. But given we haven’t loaned many in but loaned a lot out I’d be interested to know how it balances. Of course Tammy and Kent cost us more than Bewport paid for McGoalsky but we have 20+ out on loan and must be getting some money in for them whereas we only ever seem to have about 2/3 in at a time. I know Chelsea earn a fortune off all their loans so would be good to know if we cover the cost of our incoming loans with our outgoing loans.
  14. What has his personal tax got to do with the football club? (Hint: nothing, but read on to find out why.) Let’s say he wins the Euromillions this weekend and nets c.£100m, and that so far he has spent c.£200m on City. That doesn’t mean he has only ‘lost’ £100m on City. He has still spent the same amount on us. And he was won money elsewhere regardless of us. Owning the club did not allow him to move to Guernsey. The two are not linked as you suggest. In fact, it is far more likely that shelling out more money on City than every OTIBer will earn in our colle
  15. I’m almost certain that Sky piece is written by a City fan who is an occasional poster on here
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