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  1. I agree, if he was that keen on Leeds he would have had a medical by now. I think his agent is waiting for a Premier League team.
  2. Maybe we will see a loan from Chelsea next week, with no loan fee and Chelsea still paying the wages. This will ensure we still have money for a striker.
  3. Do you think this is anything to do with David Coles leaving? Harry mentioned this on the DC thread " So, I am aware that our chief scout and our goalkeeping coach had some differences of opinion on whom they wanted at the club. Scout likes a particular keeper, but coach (who’d have to work with him) doesn’t. If we sign this player then I’ll suspect the departure is more aligned to a differing of opinions than a coach simply moving on "
  4. Possible job for Frankie?
  5. Maybe the quality of player we are after currently earns more money and can afford a longer holiday.
  6. Norwich also has a very high percentage of season ticket holders, making it very difficult to purchase last minute, occasional tickets especially if you need groups of tickets such as three or four for a family. It is only when the away team don't bring many fans that families have a chance of tickets. I believe they also have a waiting list for season tickets making it difficult for youngsters to get a season ticket next to mum or dad.
  7. I am here too, based at Martham on the Broads.
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39228950 March 2017 Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings is "extremely disappointed" and "upset" by the five-game ban for an alleged stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's head. A Football Association panel ruled Mings deliberately landed with his studs on the head of the Manchester United striker in Saturday's 1-1 draw. "Conduct like that is not part of my game - it would never cross my mind," said 23-year-old Mings.
  9. Maybe we will see more of him after the tribunal has been settled. As he has not established himself in the first team he will probably cost less than if he had made 25 appearances this season.
  10. ‘EVOLUTION not revolution’ are the words billionaire Steve Lansdown prefers to use as he looks ahead to new, exciting times as owner of La Grande Mare Hotel.
  11. Open letter/ petition on Change.Org https://www.change.org/p/wael-al-qadi-open-letter-to-the-board-of-bristol-rovers-football-club?recruiter=66015793&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive We the fans of Bristol Rovers Football club are writing this letter to you; the board to try and mend our broken relationship. It is now nearly 12 months since we were told that the club was about to submit a planning application for our training ground to South Gloucestershire council and it is not acceptable that the fans only discovered that plans had been shelved due to cost nearly a year later in a damage limitation interview by Steve Hamer in the wake of the Barnet defeat nearly a year later. We now have a plot of land in Almondsbury sitting doing nothing and our (now ex) manager saying he doesn't believe it will be built during his tenure. It's inconceivable that the owners appear to believe this doesn't warrant some kind of official statement underlining what they intend to do going forward to finally provide this club with fit-for-purpose training facilities. The same is true for the stadium. Since the club pulled out of the UWE Stadium project, many feel that no adequate reason has ever been provided and are left bewildered that any deal could possibly be worse than an indefinite stay at the crumbling Memorial Stadium, with yet another tent thrown up haphazardly to improve spectator experience. We know many parents who are hesitant to bring their young children to the Mem because of the derelict conditions at our ground which puts us in serious danger of losing a generation of fans as the rest of the football world modernises around us. It is not unreasonable to expect updates on the owner's stated goal of redeveloping the Mem, unless of course the new tent is the extent of these plans. Finally, whilst we understand that the owners can not be expected to come and and quash any and all rumours around the club, the strong and consistent rumours that the club is up for sale and there will be no more investment in the club until any takeover is completed are troubling and paired with the lack of progress in infrastructure or any meaningful communication from the board create a self-perpetuating atmosphere of unease around the club that we believe is beginning to have an effect on the pitch. We are not writing to you to demand that you immediately progress on the training ground and stadium. The reasons there has not been progress may be complex and varied. What we are demanding is communication from the club on a regular basis on what is being worked on, what direction any future plans are going in and any delays that have come up. We see this taking one or more of the following forms: - A monthly fans forum where fans can ask questions directly to the board - A monthly written statement from the board on the work it is doing - Regular interviews on club channels on the work the board is doing - Immediately putting out a statement if there is bad news to announce We believe the above would stop the current cycle of radio silence and then bad news slipping out in BBC Radio interviews. This would also go some way to stopping wild rumours circling around the club and building trust between the board and the fans. Bristol Rovers fans are used to having our backs against the wall and no one expects overnight success or massive unsustainable investment but we do demand is to be kept informed and whenever possible involved in the direction of a club many of us have supported for 50, 60 even 70 years of our lives. Let's work together to ensure there is a competitive, modern and sustainable Bristol Rovers football club for our children and grandchildren. Yours sincerely Gasheads everywhere
  12. Tyna

    Team For Norwich

    The manager was quoted in the local paper (EDP) as saying that the fans have now come round to his players passing it about at the back / midfield and retaining the ball. Last season the results were not so good and the pressure was on the players to get it forward asap. They appear to have the confidence in their ability to score at will so there is no rush to lump it up top.
  13. Tyna

    Team For Norwich

    I watched Norwich on Saturday, they played neat and tidy possession football, flooding the midfield. They took their time and passed it around at the back until eventually moving it forward usually down the left with their left back getting into good overlap positions. Despite all the action being on the left there was always a player stood out on the right touchline, I had just remarked to my partner "Norwich were playing with 10 men as the one out wide had not received a single pass when they sudden switched play over to the right just as the Bolton players had got sucked in and unmarked he laid the perfect pass into the goal scorer. What they do have is an absolute belief that they are going to score, 2-2 deep into injury time they kept pushing until Bolton just could not hold them back anymore. What they don't have is a cracking atmosphere, the crowd was really quiet and did not sing until the first goal went in. The Bolton fans were very vocal but Norwich fans did not respond. Normally when an away player gets sent off he walks away to a chorus of Cherio, Cherio, not at Carrow road. When Bolton went a goal down I was ready for "you're not singing any more" but nothing. There was one chorus of "We are top of the league" right at the end apart from that it was most strange.
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  15. Just clicked on this and got a warning from my anti virus software.
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