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  1. Interesting but not surprised - money grabbing suits behind the Prem's biggest teams will do all they can to make a buck. As the BBC article proved the other day, it's not like these clubs even need their stadiums filled anymore!
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    Realism or Negativity..?

    You can only comment how you see things personally. For me, our record since January, coupled with a lack of 'big' signings and losing core players hasn't filled me with great hope for the impending season. Can see this being a campaign where we don't necessarily lose, but grind out draws week in and out. That said, I hope the boys prove us wrong.
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    Ben Stokes

    Whilst I agree that a jury, with access to the complete evidence, should be trusted over OTIB users 'guilty' verdicts, you have to admit, based on the CCTV footage, most of the public must be baffled how he got away with it!!
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    Ben Stokes

    Hear what you're saying Bob, especially in the CCTV footage, but let me give you a different perspective. On more than 1 occasion on a night out, I've witnessed scuffles where one individual has ultimately gone for a 'weapon' i.e. bottle, chair etc. Even when 'disarmed' or knocked down and the object removed from their grasp, that person has then tried to grab something else to continue the assault. During one of my Uni nights at Cardiff a very similar instance happened. An over zealous yank got lairy as we were leaving Tiger Tiger club. A fight ensued and he decided to use, of all things, an umbrella lying around near the club entrance as a weapon. He was subsequently floored and the umbrella chucked away in the street. Upon regaining conciousness he went straight for the umbrella, trying to grab it again to continue the assault - luckily for us the police were on site, saw this and intervened. The American gentleman was then arrested. My point being, if someone is stupid enough to invoke a weapon in a drunken fight, you never know what might happen. Chances are their ego can't take being punched or knocked down, and as soon as they're ready, they're going to try again. Speaking personally, as long as they started it, I would ensure they were put properly off trying anything again, which is exactly what Stokes did - react with such anger and violence that they're scared to have another crack. As Carlton Leach famously said: "kindness is mistaken for weakness.........if they hit you, you have to hit them back, 100 times harder".
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    Ben Stokes

    Well said. A very strange case and surprising outcome. Ultimately the general public will never know the full story or why the jury found Stokes not guilty when all press reports suggested he'd be going down. Looks like, despite the media attention, he may have been telling the truth the whole time.
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    top flight football followers are not needed any more?

    The Premier League has long been a business appealing to both domestic and, more-so nowadays, foreign markets. In my humble opinion, if people are stupid enough to spend hundreds on tickets and replica kits, you got yourselves to blame. The game can only ever change when the fans take staunch action, but sadly the whole Instagram super-fan showy off thing is at unprecedented levels. I've no doubt that if Bristol City announced our home kit was going to cost £100 there would still be a queue of people outside the shop waiting to buy it on release day. Woe betide the modern game.
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    Cornwall Stadium - works starts today

    Nice looking mutli-purpose stadium effectively serving both teams and their supporters. The sags must be kicking themselves.
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    Ben Stokes

    I see a lot of the case has focused on Ali picking up a bottle and the other guy having a metal pole. The Defense gave a very impassioned plea to the jury about 'self defense' and how one should react when challenged with weapons.
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    Willem Ii

    Went to Tilburg few yeas back. Kafe De Kok is quality, Dutch equivalent of 3 Lions. Great Dutch music and we were treated like royalty for being from Bristol, free food etc. Great day, looking forward to going back again.
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    Reid and Bryan

    Not had a chance to watch MOTD yet. ANy chance somebody could give a brief over-view of their performances. From watching Soccer Saturday and speaking to some Blues fans, I hear Cardiff looked dreadful but Bobby was actually alright. Fulham so say have a lot of work today but Bryan impressed, albeit going off with an ankle injury which makes him a doubt for next week.
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    Ben Stokes

    Do we get to hear Stoke's version of events this week? Could be very interesting to hear the counter case and reasons behind the extreme violence witnessed in the CCTV footage.
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    Mike Ashley - House of Fraser

    Well said. Can't predict what his next move is for the fledgling department store though. He'll either view this as a chance to expand his Sports Direct empire and use the new prime locations he's purchased, or alternatively he'll genuinely try to turn House of Fraser's fortunes around. How he'll do that I'm not quite sure.
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    Otib premier league fantasy football (Merged)

    Generic team selection question this year: is everybody banging Salah in their squads? At a whopping 13mil having him means the rest of your team might have to suffer unless you're fortunate enough to pick out some cheap gems (cough, Bryan, cough, Reid). Joined the league by the way - thanks for setting up.
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    Is The Lansdown Loss A Myth?

    Hahahaha well said!!!
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    500 car spaces lost

    I had no idea that car park was even open! Great bit of intel, many thanks for the recommendation. The Ashton is also a nice pub to stop for a post-match pint whilst the traffic dies down too.
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