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  1. Actually Cardiff scored 69 . We scored 67
  2. Excellent post. Agree with every word.
  3. Perhaps attendances will drop over the next 2 or 3 years. If this happens this will probably be the prelude to a couple of seasons of struggle followed by relegation. Th club will then consistently finish in the top 7 of the league below , our “fans” will happy because the team is winning ( against poorer opposition) , and attendances will rise again prior to a push for promotion. It is a pattern which has been repeated many times over the decades. This suggests that , at least, some of our support is happier watching a team nearer the top of the division below rather than being in the middle of the division we are currently in. This would explain why we have only played 4 seasons in the top division in more than 100 years which , of course, is by far the worst record for the major team in any city of a similar size in Europe. I accept, of course, that everyone is entitled to their own viewpoint, however, some people posting on here have stated that they want us to be relegated. Their views are of no merit and they should ignored , and, in my view, banned from returning to Ashton Gate when the good days come around for either being Gasheads or behaving as if they were Gasheads.
  4. Oh, we’ve done high profile managers in the past. We had one who had taken a team to the quarter finals of the World Cup. That worked out well. Within 2 years we were relegated with a truly pathetic team. We’ve also had a manager who had taken a team to the European Cup Final . That worked out even better. We were relegated 3 years in a row. Peter Doherty and Bob Houghton (Yes, I know Dicks was in charge for the first of those 3 seasons)
  5. Everyone is nearly where they were 50 yrs ago 1. Man City 2. Man U . The top 7 now we’re in the top 9 in 1968. We are still playing the same old regulars as we were in the old Division 2. Preston , Hull, Blackburn, QPR, Millwall, Middlesbrough, Ason Villa, Birmingham etc etc . Most teams gravitate to their normal place in the order of things. I would bet that Coventry, Portsmouth,Plymouth, Cardiff, Huddersfield and Brighton will all be back in championship within 5 years. It is possible to buck against the trend for a while as Bournemouth and Watford are doing , but it is very difficult to do it in the long term (over decades) . Perhaps Palace have done it ( and Blackpool have gone the other way. Given the financial structure of the game this will inevitably continue. I sometimes wonder why we all bother, but millions of us do and will continue to do so. We enjoy the ups (1976-80 in our case) and ride out the downs (1982-4).
  6. Potential new player in January. “When will Pisano/ O’Dowda/ Djuric/ Dediou/ Taylor be fit ? “ I about a month/ 6 week’s” “ Will I be first choice when they come back ?” “ Probably not / can’t promise.” “ Thanks but no thanks ! “
  7. I flew from Sydney in Australia to be at Newport 82. My old man picked me up at Heathrow and we went straight to Somerton Park.
  8. Of course fans are entitled to jeer/boo if they want to. It may not be helpful or productive but they are entitled. A lot of our fans jeer/ boo quite frequently. It may explain why we have only had 4 years in the top division since the First World War. Sheffield Wednesday fans would have been entitled to boo when they were 4-0 down recently. Perhaps they had good reason. Except they did not- they cheered. I note they have won their last couple of games.
  9. Manchester City have never won at Ashton Gate P 11 W8 D3 L0
  10. I flew from Sydney in Australia to watch the Newport game . My old man picked me up at Heathrow and we managed to get to Somerton Park for the kick off.
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