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Everything posted by BessexRED

  1. I fully agree and have been saying it for a few years now. I think we missed a massive trick in the summer of 2015 not trying to pack our squad out with some quality loans rather than chucking £9m at players with £40k p/w wage demands, we were a young, attacking side that would’ve been an attractive proposition for clubs to send their players to. The next year we signed Abraham, which worked out perfectly. If you take Derby for an example — previous overspenders in this league... go and appoint Frank Lampard. Would Derby have appointed a name like this without knowing the contacts he has
  2. He’s signed on a new long term deal. That gives me reassurance that he’s been promised that his ambition will be matched. Exciting summer ahead chaps.
  3. I loved (and still do) Cotterill, but there's a big difference between not being backed and not caving into 40k per week demands on strikers we've just agreed a £9m fee for, which at the time was over four times our current transfer record. You've got to remember at the time we were averaging 12k and couldn't have predicted with absolute certainty the massive rise in revenue from both ticket sales and money that Ashton Gate is producing. I think we should've been a bit more savvy. In League One we were a big fish and had the most resources so had the pick of the bunch, a bit like clu
  4. The 24-year-old is yet to start a Championship match for City since joining them from Cheltenham last July in a deal worth £800,000 up front, with another £200,000 due this summer - a record fee received for the League Two club. - https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bristol-city-boss-lee-johnson-2889696 That's from Jon Palmer who broke the story of Eisa joining us, mate.
  5. Jack Hunt's the best right back we've had since Orr, whereas Bailey Wright in that position is absolute tripe.
  6. "Ex-Prem" means nothing to me — football wasn't created in '92, a better stat is that we have competed in nine top flight seasons compared to Barnsley's one. They average about 8,000 less home fans than we do, their away support isn't as good as ours when you factor in mileage (see below, credit to SoutheySWFC from 1FF for the table), our ground holds about 4,000 more seats than theirs, the population of Bristol is over double that of Barnsley's so the potential of our fanbase is far greater as evidenced at Wembley when we take 42,000 for a JPT final and they managed less than what we ave
  7. Undermines Johnson I think so I wouldn't bother.
  8. Likely to be a lengthy and boring read if you don't pay much attention to attendances in football, but I was having a discussion on the weekend with a Rovers fan who was speaking about their game with Barnsley on the final day. His claim was that Rovers raise their game when the "bigger" sides come to the Mem (without wanting to overrule his opinion on his own team, I was quick to point out that they lost at home to Sunderland and Pompey) and it had me thinking, if Barnsley are considered a draw in League One then are Bristol City, and if so is that reflected in the attendance figures at games
  9. My mate's brother is Cundy's centre half partner (Jack Batten) and I've spoken to him about him before and he thinks he's a fantastic player. Bit of an odd signing given his age though. Also spoke very highly of Semenyo, said he's going to the very top.
  10. Lines has joined Northampton. Clarke tried to hijack it and all, think they'd have all gone and gotten cheap season tickets at Walsall instead of paying the extortionate rates Wael charges if he'd have gone there.
  11. Coughlan's 1/2 on for the Plymouth job. Amazing. The global institution of Bristol Rovers potentially about to lose their manager to a fourth tier rival club of theirs.
  12. Bit early to be on the booze on a weekday isn't it mate?
  13. I do mate yes, not pedantic at all that's a clear error Glad I mentioned Holden in the same post otherwise would've looked a right muppet. He's not so chirpy on Twitter anymore you'll be surprised to hear, neither is his girlfriend by the looks of things...
  14. You're not far off. He occasionally gets off the bench for Rochdale. He has less league starts than our very own Rory Holden who's on loan there - worked out quite funnily hasn't it.
  15. If you read the replies to Marc Iles' tweets you'll see some panic, I don't think anyone really knows what's going on yet. All a bit bizarre, I wonder what Zach Clough's dad makes of all of this...
  16. Adjournment for the court hearing now until May 22nd. Slight bit of good news but they're going to need to speed things up in terms of a new investor, unless the ex-Watford owner does eventually get granted access to the club. -12 points deduction for next season as well.
  17. Cheers for your efforts this season Stan. Much appreciated by many of us.
  18. What constitutes as a fact in this instance then in the mind of JBFC II? If I was to name the club, would that be regarded a fact? There’s no way of proving it factually, unless you hear it from the man himself or the club in question, and funnily enough the man himself gave a massive lead about it. I don’t think so. It was reported by the Star yesterday but since Fulham have appointed Parker.
  19. Pulled it out of thin air if you disregard that the bloke in question has claimed he’s stayed loyal to the club when had opportunities to go elsewhere. My track record speaks for itself on here. Believe whatever what you want.
  20. Because it proves my point. BS4 on Tour asked why I was so adamant he wouldn’t go to West Brom/Fulham, I’ve given my reasons why. He’s entitled to his opinions also.
  21. Again, I question if you’re actually reading my posts as I’ve said to you several times Johnson referred in the Q&A about showing loyalty to the club when he could’ve jumped ship, and Lansdown to him when he could’ve pulled the trigger. Who mentioned Villa? You've come to that conclusion and now you’re implying you have some inside information that we don’t, I’d now interrogate you on how and what you’ve been told if I was as bothered about it as you are.
  22. @BS4 on Tour... I’ve read some posts on here where the poster has swore blind their info they were sharing was true and I’ve still thought it was bollocks so I get where you’re coming from. As said previously, you can choose to believe me or not, I’m really not bothered. I was told the information and then Johnson made the comment in the Q&A which backed it up somewhat. Go with whatever you please. If you think everything in footballmakes the media as well you’re a tad naive. I often read stories/anecdotes in auto-biographies of ex-players or managers; whether some of them are sl
  23. Are you deliberately not reading my posts or just choosing to ignore them?
  24. I do know who they are, it was mentioned to me before LJ did that Q&A. Not my intention to come across as “ITK” — I’m certainly not, but I get bits and bobs from someone who is from time to time and don’t share any information that I’m told not to out of politeness.
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