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  1. The last game my now ex-wife ever attended..... She didn’t take well to be hemmed in the corner of the away end, separated from baying Cardiff fans only by a net and a ply wood barrier. Then again it might’ve been the coins. Or the pies. Or bottles of piss that kept coming. Or one of our own being sick in front of her at half time.... Me? It was great. Thankfully the boy was born a year or so later and now at the age of 15 he stands next to me. When he’s “allowed” to come
  2. We got ‘ee. And the red ‘un. Both originals and in frames. Cost us a pretty penny. And neither of us could fit in them. Together or separately. I’m 53 and the boy’s 15......
  3. Same reason we shout anything I guess? Same reason we shout “mind my face” during the run up for a penalty. Same reason we shout “he wants 12” when the keepers trying to arrange his wall. Same reason we shout out “he doesn’t trust you” when the full back who sliced his pass last time wants it from the keeper the next time. Same reason we shouted out to Grealish “pull your socks up” - in that instance he looked at us, smiled and did it. It’s what we do. A lot of the collective us. Why do we do it? Why does anyone do what they do? But that’s not the point really. My point was about the irony. Of the person who had “the abuse” directed at him who chose to ignore - and probably thought “what an asshole” About the steward who took it upon himself to get involved. About the match official who laughed. Compare that to the disgraceful scenes in Bulgaria. Tyrone Mings has enough. He brings it to the attention of a match official. The game is stopped. Where does it end and where does it start? Or are we now all expected to sit in silence. Whether we’re praising our Lord, twitching about birds, watching cloud formations or watching football?
  4. Was my initial conclusion too. And that could have been considered offensive and racist. Thing is that’s not what the steward said. When asked after the game he said what was said was offensive to the keeper’s religion. Yet the only obvious reaction at the time the comment was hollered was from the linesman. Who looked up and laughed..... Some things are clearly offensive and said in a way and using language that sets out to offend. Some things are said so as to unsettle and have a laugh. Common sense differentiates the two to my mind. The only person I’d have thought would have been offended by this exchange would have been Charles Darwin himself... What do you mean steward my good man? Are you saying my theory is bollocks?
  5. Looking unlikely we’ll make the game. Means 4 tickets and mates codes going spare. CHSW donation for tickets. Codes free. DM if anyone wants them.
  6. Quite. That was my thinking. But then again when asked the steward said it was offensive to the keepers religion..... Then again another steward took umbrage when said supporter shouted out to Keogh “Keogh you inbred. Breathe through your nose”. Apparently inbred is offensive. Not here in Frome it’s not My point? What a minefield..... When did what some might consider “banter” become something so offensive?
  7. So we sit behind the goal. We enjoy the view, being close to whatever action we get to see and to - let’s say at this stage - engage with the players - particularly the keeper. Now last home game and at the start of the second half Mr Cabral takes his position on the line. As many do he points to the sky. Someone shouts out. “There’s no-one there. He doesn’t exist. We’ve all evolved from monkeys”. At which point, like Mr Benn, a steward appears from nowhere. He who shall remain nameless is told to stop shouting out and - I can’t recall the word used now - to stop being abusive. Others who have had similar “shout outs” have simply turned and laughed. Or waved. Or engaged in similar inter-actions. On this occasion the linesman when checking the net actually turned and laughed! Be interested to hear views. What is abuse? When is it ever acceptable?
  8. At least one, maybe two. Donation to CHSW is all it’ll cost you - say a tenner. Ts & Cs apply! DM if interested. First come first served.
  9. Thing is that’s exactly what we’ve become. Almost by stealth we are part of the Lansdown empire. @BobBobSuperBob has it spot on. Where was the ****** in 82? I don’t recall him riding across the Downs on his white charger then.... The club so many support is simply a cash cow to ultimately increase the family’s wealth. Be that financial or emotional and everlasting gratitude from they who he made proud. The man at the top sets the tone throughout the organisation. And sadly we’re only engaged with when the organisation wants something. Rarely for any other reason. Shameful.
  10. Guess what? I’m 52. And got in on an U12 ticket..... Ok so I happened to do so in error and had my correct season card with me but still. Some are good. Some aren’t. As in fans. And centre forwards.....
  11. Let’s ask him. I’m sure he did. And that bloody avatar was his boss. So @Robbored come on down. Stop polishing your bowls. Was you ever a mental health professional or have I got it wrong? **** me. I think I might be trolling
  12. What always makes me smile is the language that the man uses. For someone whom I recall telling us he used to work within the mental health profession all I can say is thank **** I wasn’t under him..... Nurse RR: So tell me Big Al. When you were living with depression how did it manifest itself? Big Al: Well Nurse, I often felt like ....... Nurse RR: Jeez. FFS. Don’t be so gullible..... If it wasn’t so frequent and ridiculous it really would make me wonder.... And I know. I could put him in ignore. But then where would I get my pleasure?
  13. We’ll know in 12 months time. We’ll be there. So will Little Lee. Wherever he lives. We’re on the brink.....
  14. PM me your email address and I’ll give you one.
  15. Guess what? I can just about remember both - First Division days and Roy of the Rovers. Every week my old gran used to buy me that and every year the annual.... happiest days of my life. So much so I’ve just found this very copy on eBay. It’ll look lovely in a frame alongside the rest of the City stuff we’ve got!
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