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Ron Niffty

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  1. So sad to hear the news, England's greatest goalkeeper, my boyhood hero. Saw him play once for Stoke against Rovers at Eastville, think it was in the league cup 71 or 72. He made one great save to put the ball over the bar. From where I was he seemed be level with the bar. Great player, great bloke, thanks for all the memories Gordon RIP.
  2. Great player, always was and will be a hero of mine. The best goalkeeper we ever had.
  3. Great player, remember the night very well. My first time in the East End, with just my mates, Still have the ticket and the program.
  4. I'm sure Colin will try and sign him for Cardiff. Ready for next season.
  5. The best away game I ever went to. We had a coach booked up from from Bristol central telephone exchange organised by Post office telephones where we all worked. I managed to get a couple of spare tickets for my 2 brothers in law. We all left work and got on to the coach out side, one of my brothers in law who was a docker was late. We all sat there waiting, when I could hear a lot of shouting and swearing, recognising my brothers in laws voice, I went to the front of the coach. He was standing there with about 50 cans of beer, our foreman was telling him that it was dry coach, no alcohol allowed. They only let him on after confiscating the beer, and putting it in the boot of the coach. I never heard the last of it, both from work and my brother in law. But what a match and atmosphere.
  6. Many years ago when I was a teenager I used to go to City home matches and when they were away, I would go to Eastville with some mates of mine who were Rovers fans. The main reason was that at Eastville you could buy a pint at the bar, and drink it on the terraces. There was always plenty of room. Being from St George it was an easy walk. All my family supported St George [they hated Rovers]. My Dad told me that my Grandfather who played for St George in the early 1900's always called the Rovers the crawlers, he didn't know why. When I started work in 1971 I came to my senses and was a one team man, although I did watch St George occasionally.
  7. Does anyone know how Chris Garland is? He was always one of my favourite players. Always remember that goal against Liverpool at the Gate the first season back in the old first division. I believe he was diagnosed with Parkinson's.
  8. Now I know I watch too much day time television these days, but I am sure that big bloke in the black coat with the striped tie behind Johnson and Mourinho after about 2 minutes 23 seconds is the heavy on Judge Rinder. Does that mean the Judge was there himself with Michele, and is he a Manu fan.?
  9. Happy birthday OTIB, as you can see I haven,t been a member for very long, and don't post very often, but access the forum most day's. I joined because it was the best place to get rumours about transfers, and to find out what fellow fans thought, but I really enjoy the banter, and the humour that comes through in most threads. I've had a look at other forum's but none compare to OTIB. Keep up the good work everyone and special thanks to to Tom. I haven't been too well lately so keep on making me laugh, after all having supported city through thick and thin for the last 55 years you don't half need one. Actually I can't remember much thick to be honest, probably sunshine and rain might be better, but hang on I can't remember much sunshine either. Anyway you all know what I mean, were all Bristol City fans, and what ever happens we will still support them to the end.
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