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The Dolman Pragmatist

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  1. Lukaku song thoughts.

    Of course it's racist. Oh Jesus, have I really read this post? You are really saying that assuming a black man has an above-average sized penis is not racial stereotyping? Could there possibly be a more clear example of racial stereotyping?? I'm sorry, but my mind is truly blown by this thread. Of course the song is racist. It attributes a particular characteristic based purely on race. How can it not be racist?
  2. Why I don't like Stoke

    I've just had a look at the discussion about tonight on one of their forums, and they seem to be a decent bunch. Lots of credit to us for our good form recently, and certainly not taking this game lightly, in fact most of them feel they should play a full strength team. A few photos of Aden Flint posted and they seem in awe of his physique, but some have spotted his weakness on the ground and feel that starting with Peter Crouch would be playing into Flinty's hands. It would be a little ironic if we made more changes than them tonight! I get the feeling that Hughes really wants to progress in this competition...
  3. Bobby Reid Contract

    I see she tweeted a 'well done' to him over the weekend, and liked his new GIF.
  4. The lamest chant of all time?

    Charli, my wife, would like to nominate "One nil, and you ****** it up" as the lamest chant of all time. She's got a point...
  5. Red shorts

    Anyone watching Palace vs Southampton? Both teams playing in blue shorts and blue socks; Palace in blue and red striped shirts, Southampton in blue and black striped shirts. If this is allowed, how can we ever need to swap to red shorts??!
  6. The i

    True, but as I said it is then presented as a typical view of Bristol City supporters. Nothing that can be done, I suppose, but it certainly makes me think about what I say on this forum.
  7. The i

    Page 74 of today's 'i' newspaper has the following quote from Fordy62 (OTIB is credited), as part of The Fan Matrix: "I've seen Fammy do nothing. Nothing at all. Now I know it's going to take time for him to adapt to the Championship, but we can't just keep playing with essentially 10 men. Someone else has got to have a go at starting." The trouble with this is that it is being represented as a typical view from Bristol City supporters. If the quote was just mined from this forum, then it shows the dangers of randomly slagging of our own players. If Fordy62 gave consent for it to be used, then that is a disgrace. I completely disagree with the quote, but that's almost unimportant. We should not be seen to be criticising our own players in the media.
  8. How do you know when you've been Happy-Clapped?

    I think one post is perfectly entitled to think that another poster is wrong. That's what debate is all about.
  9. Classic Witty/Funny Player Nicknames

    I know it's been done to death (and another sport) but I still like Martin 'Chariots' Offiah. Also our former player Marc 'Freezer' Goodfellow.
  10. Lee Peacock

    I hope his daughter, Sky Cinderella Peacock, will be happy at the local school...
  11. When to accept your 5m striker is misfiring?

    Ah the old football brain theory. Something that every fan seems to possess, but few footballers! I wasn't at Molyneux on Tuesday night, but from the highlights on the City website there seems to be quite a lot of evidence of Diedhiou making some useful contributions, and ones that did require a brain (and some speed of thought too, by the look of it). Much too early to write him off. He is neither Tammy Abraham nor Jonathan Kodjia but he is leading the line in a team that doesn't seem to have any problem scoring goals. That's fine by me. Not sure why everyone expects 20+ goals from the number 9? How often is it that the striker playing off the big man gets the goals? If Diedhiou helps Bobby score 20+ this season, then I'll be delighted.
  12. Whether you believe in the manager or not...

    Goals are not always conceded because of shocking defending - sometimes it is because of the quality of the opposition. We were playing a very good team last night and we competed and came out with a point. Hard to think of any negatives about that.
  13. Would Wilson have taken us to the Prem?

    I haven't read all this thread, so other may already have responded to this, but I'm always amazed that there are people who wanted Wilson to be kept on. The club was almost wrecked during his period in charge in terms of the culture amongst the players (you only have to read Christian Roberts's autobiography to see that) and despite having considerable resources at his disposal, Wilson failed to get us promotion year after year. When we did eventually get into the play-off final, what did he do? Completely wrecked it with his ridiculous team selection. I have fond memories about that period because of the exciting football, but ultimately it was a period of failure for which Wilson should have taken full responsibility. I thought at the time the decision to sack him was absolutely right: only a shame that we didn't make a good appointment to follow him.
  14. Mixed bag of performances, but our energy was decisive.

    Would someone please explain 'high press' to me? Thanks.
  15. Similarities to the 70's

    Ok, but most of that is true of the late 60s, not the 70s. Dolman was built in ?1968. Harry Dolman was Chair from way back. Dicks was appointed in ?1967. Youth policy started in the late 1960s. So if history is repeating itself, will it take another five or six seasons for this to all come to fruition?