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Moments of Pleasure

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  1. Where were the Germans, sorry, the Leeds defenders?
  2. We all, every man woman and child, run our daily lives fearing two basic things: being abandoned, and being overwhelmed. For the Bristol City fan, this means: 1. "What will we do/how on earth will we cope without Steve Lansdown/Lee Johnson/Adam Webster?" (fear of being abandoned), and 2. "How on earth will we/the Atyeo/Ashton Gate cope with the next Bristol derby, whenever that shall be?" (fear of being overwhelmed).
  3. That's Ron Greenwood, surely? Or Barry Davies, perhaps?
  4. There will surely be furious, feverish, frenetic excitement in the heat and the sweat of the Tents this week as they await news of the latest football club going into administration and bankruptcy and they prepare to cry: "Bolton 2019!" along with Southampton 2009!, Chester 2010! Aldershot '92! Accrington Stanley '66! Portsmouth whatever year it was, Rangers 2012!, Huddersfield 2003!, and Leeds/Leicester/Hull, and of course, City 82. Must be exhausting for them, but as we know, fiscal propriety and scrupulous boardroom and administrative conduct is what they are passionate about, known fo
  5. I wondered the other day whether he scores more away from AG and his record is: 2017/18: 14 goals; 9 at AG; 5 away from home 2018/19: 13 goals; 5 at AG; 8 away from home 2019/20: 1 goal, at QPR (a very good finish). He's only appeared once at AG this season though. Fam's last goal at AG was on 26th Feb. He has just the two goals at AG in 2019, that's 2 goals in 14 home appearances; and 6 goals in 16 appearances away from AG in 2019. Some will be from the bench and I haven't checked the actual minutes. Fam's goals at home in front of his own supporters appea
  6. It was a joke. They don't always come across on here.
  7. As for Stokes, you take away the fella - the part of him - that piled in on the triangle up Park Street and you are left with a mere mortal that crumbles before getting over the line, probably for a very heroic and honourable 86 or something, a very heroic English failure. Stokes is a "psycho," a bit more of a one than you and I, how else could you manage to do what he has done today?
  8. Headingley '81 was the more remarkable win/outcome, Stokes's innings the greater innings than Botham's. To do that with the bat to win a Test match puts it ahead of Botham's somewhat carefree waft/slog/knock earlier in the game. The psychological challenge for Stokes was incredible, getting over the line extraordinary. For me.
  9. Correct. Football was deeply unfashionable, unlovable, and historically unpopular across the country, and beyond, at the time that we managed an unprecedented fall from grace and experienced our lowest low. Crowds were disappearing thanks to violence in the stands, appalling facilities, dire negative football and low scoring rates, etc etc. But anyone that thinks we had low crowds between 82 and 84 might want to check Cardiff's average over the next few years after that. We were, relatively, reasonably loyal, as it happens.
  10. I thought Stokes produced both old school Test patience and one day bish bash bosh skills, he was like Boycott/Tavare for his first 70 balls, then Jos Buttler for the rest.
  11. Wither Josh Hazelwood and his psychological "scars" comment, of two days ago? No Shane Warne or Keith Waugh yet, that boy....
  12. It does have a depth - or layers, as you say - that football does not.
  13. It's called "first impressions" squire. Or, early ones, at least. Very common human phenomenon. Have a look at his first 20 games or so for us, on loan. The Blackburn home game, especially, left us with psychological "scars" as far as Nathan is concerned. Messed with our judgement of Nathan a bit them early games (it's why we're not football scouts, just mere flawed fans). The going off with various injuries also contributes to our skewed world/Baker view, however fairly or unfairly (we never know for sure the truth of these things). Very difficult to shake off, first impressions, an
  14. Fair play, well done Bakes. Just shows. Can he keep it going until September? Big ask??
  15. It's not only "we" it is football all over the world. And for a very long time now. Blaming and scapegoating is universal. It even happens amongst the loyal and Few up the Mem, rumour has it. In 1954, when the Hungarians returned to the Nepstadion following their 2:3 loss to West Germany in the WC final, they were all - Puscas, the lot - booed and jeered by the crowd. The coach, Gustav Szebes, was driven out of his position and out of the game; Puscas cleared off to Madrid (although the invading Soviets also had a part in this). Another scapegoat, infamously, was Andres Escobar.
  16. Shall we debate this in a rational, mature fashion first, or go straight to the name-calling and insults?
  17. There are two disparate groups of people amongst the busier posters on otib, sharing just the two peculiarities: 1. Supporting Bristol City, and 2. The love of being "right," and being seen to be "right." One group likes to rubbish and belittle everyone and everything that is Bristol City, and any hint of "happy clapism" or positivity/optimism about the club, and then revel in any or the slightest evidence of being "proven" correct about this (eg, going a goal down in a game); the other relishes, somewhat sanctimoniously, every and any opportunity to remind those that predicted disaster t
  18. What you say there about your crowd, and ours, I would take great issue with, and argue over til the cows come home (they're in now, actually), and defend our lot to the last, but I just can't be arsed. We're Bristol City : we just can't be arsed. It's too much bloody effort.
  19. We are bitter, though. And a bit tinpot.
  20. "Eddie Nketiah it is cold, In your little corner of the, er, changing room, You could roll around the Championship / Bailey Wright, And never find a warmer soul to know .... Oh Nketiah you will never know, anything about our ground We'll never know how good it feels to hold/loan you, Nketiah we need you so ...... ........ Do you ever dream of us? Do you ever see the online forum things we write? ..... And if there ever comes a time Bielsa - bub no longer picks you , bud And if you're free to make a choice (and prepared atte
  21. Agreed. What shall we do Saturday, then - get on Bailey Wright's back?
  22. Cos they're full of sh1t, like so many - it would appear - in top level football
  23. The more I get to know how the game works, the less I like it. I reckon being ignorant/deluded and keeping a distance is best (even if it means blaming, wrongly, LJ/MA/Bailey Wright for everything, poor sods). The fawning and bowing and scraping involved, while they demand an extortionate fee as well, to these almighty PL clubs, makes my skin crawl.
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