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About matalan12

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  1. A whole end standing, thats my vision. Would of looked very impressive, and the potential was there. Given the opportunity, the demand is there as well i feel. but its too late now, unfortunately.
  2. Fair enough then, something i did not realise, good bit of insight. If it's out of our hands, then that's the way it is. Still, it does not change the fact from a singing section point of view, that its always been viewed as a hindrance, rather than a focal point. Rails or no rails. I go back to the South Bank at Wolves as its the only example, but still a great one. They seemed to have installed it in the entire stand, and i just wish it was something we had prioritised for an inevitable change which has obviously now happened.
  3. I guess we'll never know. We have half empty stands anyway sometimes. Wolves and Spurs have packed out ends wanting to stand. I'm certain we could have filled a stand 1/3 of the size. Massively missed out opportunity, IMHO
  4. OK yes so how many people that are allowed in those blocks will increase. but as far as the area being extended further across the South Stand, this won't happen or at least not for now. which is what i was hoping for. I mean right from the start, from the very beginning. They should have incorporated rails into the entire South Stand from the very beginning and said right, if you want to stand go here. If Wolves can have a South Bank, and Spurs can have an end nearly as big as Ashton Gate itself, I honestly feel there are enough people wanting to stand behind the goal given the opportunity. I've been in the "singing section" since the Wedlock stand, then the Williams, then both sides of the Atyeo, then back into the corner where we are now. But i wouldnt consider myself part of "Section 82". its caused too much division within the fanbase.
  5. Nope, not a bit more. exactly the same as it is now. they should of planned for this right from the start, using the singing section as something to be proud of, bang in the middle behind the goal. instead of being shoved in the corner, being seen as more of an inconvenience
  6. Right on queue. shortly followed by how long they've been going for
  7. best player on the pitch by a long, long way. can only imagine what he must of been like to watch live back in his prime if thats him at a lower level towards the end of his career.
  8. matalan12


    when we win 4 in a row, 3 of which away, its the players. lose, and its the manager. its mental really. it really is.
  9. OTIB summed up haha, amazing.
  10. one of many, many things that was poorly planned in my opinion. to me, the only benefit of the new AG to the old one is we no longer have pillars in the way holding the roof up. Other than, bring back the old Ashton Gate every day of the week. a proper football ground, not a multi-purpose sport arena its turned into today.
  11. old school Rooney was class, unplayable. Euro 2004 springs to mind. That was his tournament. Arguably the best player in the world for that very short period. young, aggressive, hungry. that volley against newcastle literally summed him up. Then in 2010 he slated our fans in south africa coming off the pitch at half time. Will never forget or forgive that. When peoples backs are against the wall, their true colours come out. "Nice to hear your own fans booing ya, guess that's what true support is, **** sake". Personally, I'm not one for booing, have never done it i don't see the point. However, travelling to the other side of the planet, spending 1000's to watch us draw 0-0 with slovenia or slovakia whoever it was, yeah, that is true support.
  12. i cant remember the last time ive sat down at City, home or away. I've never, ever felt unsafe. i really dont understand this fascination with rails or what it achieves. its purely a box ticking exercise. crowd crushing is down to overcrowding, not persistent standing.
  13. posted this after we scraped a win away at wigan 10 days ago. interesting to see very similar opinions on here. it's absolutely awful. I can't bring myself to unfollow the account, i want my profile to be associated. but i have muted all season, and i occasionally go back on just to see if the vibe has changed. i haven't a clue who they are appealing to but it's certainly not the hardcore fanbase. embarrassing quite honestly, we are a professional football club that should be taken seriously, not a joke. it's taken a massive step back, i now find myself going onto bcfc.co.uk for updates like i did before twitter.
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