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cidered abroad

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  1. Having lived there for ten years, they are my second favourite team. So delighted and expect Shrews to finish mid table instead of scrapping at the bottom. Then call it Salop!
  2. I have supported City for seventy one years and rarely are we ever in the correct position in the league that reflects our performances. Exceptional years, like Cott's Champions or AD's 1976 promotion winners when our league placing was correct, are very rare. So sit back all City fans and enjoy the status even if the entertainmant value is not up to scratch.
  3. Quote: "The other thing that is really important is (being) socially aware. We are not all from Bristol, we're not all from England, we're not all white, we're not all black, we're not all brown. We are all individuals and as I said to the boys what we are living here, we are a great example of how the world can be a better place. I have said look at all the backgrounds we have here, look at all the different educations that people have had, no one really cares because ultimately it is about respecting, appreciating and valuing everyone and I love it." I know it isn't football
  4. The stats that are most important, IMO, are: Attack. Scoring goals. Creating goals Defence & Midfield. Winning the ball within own penalty area. Winning the ball in own half. Semenyo as an attacking player has six (I believe that is correct) assists and this is his first season as a regular starter. Not got a clue how Callum would score these points but I get the impression that he always looks busy but actually creates or destroys very little. He probably has the pace and ability to be very effective at both ends but his continual turning back toward his own goal, indi
  5. I am in Burnham on Sea. After an evening of emails with BS, I have discovered that I am a complete idiot. I have used computers since 1980 at work and at home. BS told me to look for the link to BCTV near my name in top right hand corner of my lap top. Screen set at 100%. It transpires that one has to scroll the whole page to the right to see the link button for BCTV. Any one with a brain would have this button shouting at the user from the middle of a standard screen. If the screen I can see is the same as a football pitch, the button for BCTV is situated in Duckmoor Road. It
  6. Can log in to the City site. Already used my code to watch Norwich. By cannot watch game as I'm told I'm not logged in. Typical City shambles.
  7. Thanks Exiled Ajax. I've posted the true facts about Desso pitches several times. But there are still plenty who think it has a concrete base and plastic grass!
  8. I watched it on TV. About the only game shown live in the good old, bad old days. In black and white!
  9. Here is another City v Watford memory. 1954-55 when we were part way through the record equalling points total and winning Div 3 (South) title. The home game against Watford started badly with keeper Tony Cook breaking his arm very early. Veteran right back, Ivor Guy, took over in goal. It was quite an even game and still 0-0 as the end of match approached. Left winger, Jack Boxley hit the winner and my Dad on the way home, said that if he met Jack in a pub, he'd buy him a pint. Go forward some twenty five to thirty years and I played skittles against a team from Long
  10. I've seen City at Watford around a dozen times and always found their fans to be friendly. Especially when walking through the allotments to the away end as it was where there was plenty of distasteful ammunition! It's also a ground where I've seen a match without City being involved. It was back in the eighties with the Hammers visiting. Now this was probably the height of the hooligan and racist problems. WHam having always had a portion of fans who slagged their own black players let alone the opposition. The only place I could go in the ground was in the away end. The major Watfo
  11. You may have hit the nail on the head in your first paragraph. Williams has already proved his credentials at Wigan. Walsh is still a maybe and perhaps his heart is not here. If we didn't have so many injuries in central defence, I would seriously consider using Taylor Moore as the defensive central midfield with Bakinson and Nagy. Bakinson appears to have good defensive qualities to cover Moore if he does go forward. Nagy likewise. A midfield three with each of them interchangeable. Solid and creative and with Williams to join when he is fit.
  12. Most consistent player in the side. Only Bentley is anywhere near his level of performance. Good on you, Zak!
  13. A win is a win but grinding, being the operative word, out another win. Terrible style of football that reminds me of the previous manager. Derby looked like a team with the ball passing easily from one to another but fortunately for us, they did not have a clue up front. We cannot continue to rely on the other sides failings and need to be more proactive.
  14. Slow, laboured passing, mostly backward. The same again non entertainment from City. Nothing on target yet.
  15. What can we expect? The usual post international break. Dire, inept, no shots on goal and an early Christmas present for the next Derby manager!
  16. I was at that match. Travelled overnight by train TM to Sheffield and met Bob Flicker, lifelong City fan and later worked in Supporters Club, on the walk to Victoria station about 6.30am. We became friends and in the next decade went all over the country following City. As for the game itself, no memories other than the fact that an away draw at Scunthorpe was considered disappointing. @Lanterne Rouge
  17. It already has as it started higher up. It's taken a while for many fans to realise this.
  18. I believe that there is at least one on the picture, who survived until I started watching City. Dennis Roberts, centre half, second row from front and third player from right. He was in the team against Aldershot, my first game on Good Friday 1950. Later ran a pub on Redcliffe Hill. PS. The colourised photo. The keepers sat at the front would have worn green jerseys.
  19. Plenty. Korean war 1950- 52 Kenya again early Fifties, and Cyprus. Both colonies where they wanted independence. Suez Canal against Egypt when they nationalized the canal which was owned by UK & France. Going back a bit more, in 1911 when the army opened fire on striking miners. Permission to shoot given by Winston Churchill then Home Secretary! I wonder why South Wales voted en masse for Labour in the first election after WW2.
  20. With a pandemic that is as destructive throughout the world, the most sensible course of action for the sporting world should have been to close down all inter nation competition. From Grand Prix motor racing, major golf and tennis, football, cricket, rugby, etcetera, inter nation travel for non essential activities, should have been closed down. I can understand that to continue within each country as a way of helping to maintain morale among the population. But we are flogging our footballers and rugby players by playing league games every three to four days so it's hardly s
  21. As we get older, the majority of men have difficulties with their waterworks. Cancer is the scary scenario but in fact many men suffer real problems because the prostate, the size of a walnut, tends to get a bit larger. It's also positioned very close to the back passage, so cannot operate properly if any constipation occurs. Not being able to pee is agony if caused by constipation. But the good news is that there is a medication that can shrink the prostate enough to allow the comfortable passing of urine. Don't he a hero. Don't ignore any problems. Get to see your doctor becau
  22. Never met him, so don't know him personally. I just know of him as one of the greats in the "goalkeeper union". Reading the tributes from his football colleagues confirms what I've always thought if him as a player. One of the best goalkeepers, I saw play! Thanks for the memories and sympathy to his family.
  23. A true Red is gone. My condolences and sympathy to Joe and Paul.
  24. I believe that Big John and Sir Gerry would have nominated each other for the greatest City player of the years since the end of the Second War. I say that without any disrespect to any from 1900 to 1939 and without any attempt to belittle any other City player of the same period. Both started as young players in their late teens and if we had not had the relgation in 1980 followed by the financial disaster, both would have ended their careers as one club men. I saw them play hundreds of matches, home and away, and never walked out of the ground at the end of the game, feeling that they h
  25. I see his arrival in the same way as Brunt. Both have been signed as bodies capable of performing at a reasonable standard in the Championship. Not to block the youngsters pathway but to help them.
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