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Moments of Pleasure

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  1. 1 hour ago, Bernard Lerring said:

    Cue them grinding out a 1-0 victory against us then!

    No easy games (at this l - e - v - yaaaawwn - e - l ), although Wycombe appear to be as close as it gets to one (at this, er, "level").

    Most Championship sides found Rotherham in 2016/17 relatively "easy," and that was at this "level," too. 

    I'd pay to see Wycombe 2020 v Rotherham 16/17. Just to see who is/was worst.

  2. On 19/09/2020 at 21:26, GrahamC said:

    Wycombe are just abysmal, they were 8th in League One when the season was cancelled but based on some formula were put in the playoffs & completely fluked them.

    They won the final after Oxford’s goalie had a brain freeze and hauled some guy down in the box, but they were truly terrible, they play absolutely no football at all & seem largely content to time waste and commit petty fouls. That Rotherham side is probably like Bayern Munich in comparison.

    I forgot about them being 8th, and having a game in hand and all that. Good point. Be interesting if they get more than 23 points, then. And we will be taking six off them, no excuses. We only managed 4 points from the two games against Rotherham 2016/17 (statistically the poorest second tier side since the last World War, need I remind you) though, so we shall see.

  3. 1 hour ago, sh1t_ref_again said:

    the slightest little touch and they are rolling around on the floor like a baby, pathetic

    Bit harsh on babies. Babies get a bad rap on here, as do "school boys" and their "errors" and their being on here giving the big adults cheek and jip when they should be doing their "homework," or something more constructive during their holidays, or be in bed (with the lights off).

  4. If we have "overtaken" Stoke as a club,  it isn't yet immediately obvious to the outsider looking in/on. Only promotion to the Prem - for us - or relegation to L1 - for them - might make it plain. But who would put money on us winning promotion from this level before Stoke? With our record/history? Not many would.

  5. 4 minutes ago, Leveller said:

    I just don’t see how you can ignore history when assessing size of club. Stoke have spent 62 seasons in the top flight of English football. Compare that with us.  They are a top club on that basis alone.

    On history it's no contest, although as I mentioned above they cannot match our highest ever finish in English football of 2nd. 

    On fanbase, it's worth noting that when they pipped us to promotion in 2008, they averaged 16,800 that season. We averaged 16,200.

    Prior to reaching the Prem under Pulis, they hadn't averaged 20,000 or more since 1980 (when they were in the old 1st division). Relegated just five years after us, in 1985, they averaged 10,700 that season (in the top division), whereas we averaged 18,000 when relegated in 1980.

    They had a bigger support while rubbing Arsenal up the wrong way and exceeding all expectations in the Prem, but otherwise as far as support is concerned they are pretty much the same size as us.

    Their away support in the Prem was poor - same as their results on the road - so they put on free coach travel to try and boost their numbers.

    We should see them for what they are - nothing special, nothing to be afraid of. Especially when the parachute payments run out

  6. 4 hours ago, GrahamC said:

    They are a ******* awful side, saw them fluke the playoff final & knew they would struggle.

    Possibly going to be the worst ever side to play Championship football.

    They'll do well to do worse than Rotherham 2016/17, who were relegated with 23 points from 46 games (5 wins, 8 draws).

    Only Barnsley in 52/3(18 points), Port Vale 57/8 (22 points), Watford 72/3 (19 points) and Sheff Weds 75/6 (21 points) managed to win fewer points - but as I need not tell you, that was in 42 games, not 46.

    Going by points per game and adjusting for three points for a win, Rotherham in 2016/17 are/were statistically the worst second tier side since WW2.

    And when we scraped past them that season 1:0 at home, our manager at the time talked up his brave decision to sub Tammy and bring on Djuric and two others. What he didn't talk up was that he was struggling desperately against the worst team at this level in 70 seasons. But anyway ....

    Only Cambridge (83/4) managed fewer wins (4) than Rotherham in 2016/17, again, but that was in four fewer games. They still managed 24 points, one more than Rotherham three years ago.

     

    Rovers, in 80/81, were poor too - 23 points - but not as poor as Rotherham in 2016/17.

  7. I remember my lad, about 9, not so long ago, playing in defence for a South Glos junior team. He tried to play it out from the back, on the deck, and when it went wrong, the coach and others shouting: "Get rid!" And other similar, enlightened instructions. The panic on the touchline seeped on to the field.

    I thought we had got rid of the "Get Rid!" Charles Hughes/bulldog thing in kiddies football? 

     

  8. 3 hours ago, joe jordans teeth said:

    Exactly he’s there not because of his ability but because who his father is,that is shocking in any business and football is a business 

    His father told him to mind his own business. Seems fair enough to me

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  9. Joe would be one of those footballers that yer insecure poorly educated, abuse-bantering munter type fans - and players! - cannot warm to, and feel threatened by, for reasons they cannot fathom, and a player that traditionally, upon seeing him in possession of a book, or a newspaper that did not contain a picture of a young woman dressed only in her pants, would label as "gay," and want to fill him in (or, in the 21st century, send him abusive messages via an electronic thingy).

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  10. Let's send Joe some nice tweets, then. Tell him great he is, how much we miss him etc, and be very clear that he was only picked because he was the bestist player we had down the left. Then he'll tell the next newspaper that interviews him, and the headline will be: Bristol City fans were weally nice to me (after they had been weally howibble)

  11. 2 hours ago, TonyTonyTony said:

    One minute he is absolutely ridiculed and out of his depth, then next minute, after one interview he is the messiah. Lets get 10 games in before judgement

    It is human nature to make swift, snap judgements, about all manner of things. As you yourself will have done about Deano, whether you put it on here for others to see or not. 

  12. On 03/09/2020 at 18:00, Davefevs said:

    The only thing I miss is the back page and the opposition pages.  

    On 03/09/2020 at 19:15, spudski said:

    Well that's a massive mistake if they've got rid of those...those are probably the most important pages.

     

    You can't get rid of the back pages, mate. Trust me, I know about this sort of thing. Not even Bristol Sports, Mark Ashton, Jon Lansdown and Lisa Knights could get rid of the back pages, even if they wanted to (the bastards).

    Unless they get rid of all of the pages, of course.

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