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Moments of Pleasure

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  1. You're right, a contract means he cannot leave without our permission. We chose to sell him. Why do you think we chose to do this and not what you say we should've done?
  2. The lack of games/experience and age suggest not for the first team immediately; the fee suggests the opposite. Do we seriously think we are bringing in £7m signings to play for the U23s?
  3. With the birth rate across Western Europe at its lowest since WWII, the coming Brexit putting a stop to all those funny, brown people coming here from overseas anymore (as promised/suggested to those that wanted to hear it), young people nowadays not having slap and tickle as much as we did because all they do is look at phones, and the Royals pointing the way forward in right-on, earth friendly carbon emission reduction through keeping ankle-biters to 2 (down from 2.4) this is clearly a bit of a panic buy, as Europe will very soon have only a handful of teenagers coming through, all playing v
  4. You got a bit cheerful/optimistic here, 3 hours ago, or at least, not being concrete, certain, about the disaster inevitably ahead and awaiting us. What were you doing at that point (about midday)? Is it legal/broadcast able? Can you do it more often? I think you enjoyed a boost of dopamine from somewhere and came over all open-minded. Not that it has lasted, but anyway...
  5. Yes, good point. I'm sure Johnson wanted to keep Webster the footballer (and flog Baker and Taylor for £22m) but SL and MA and the "plan" dictate that that sort of money, that profit in 12 months, allowing us to strengthen more than one area of the team, can produce a stronger team than 2018/19's, which could only manage 8th (not good enough for promotion).
  6. Norwich conceded 57 goals, 4 more than us, last season (and West Brom, 62, and Aston Villa, 61, let in more too). You've got to score some, as well. I wouldn't doubt (maybe you would) that we tried to hold on to him but once it became clear that he wanted to move up to the Prem, we then took the best course of action available to us. Players have the power now, unlike in AD's era. We have to operate in the football world as it is, now, in 2019, not as we wish it would be, or as it once was.
  7. I bet you were saying this/as cheerfully optimistic in 1980, 1981, even 1982!...... and May 1990, May 1999, May 2008, May 2013. When Joe Jordan left, Coppell buggered off, SO'D was at his sodding most SO'Dawful. . How do you do it?
  8. They've not had much change out of us on the pitch when we have met - we're unbeaten in our last six games v Chelsea (the pre-Abramhovic era Chelsea - ie rubbish - admittedly)
  9. With that mind (of yours) you'll always feel "whupped." Bristol City cannot help you with that With that mind (of yours) you'll always feel "whupped." Bristol City cannot help you with that
  10. The point is, is AshtonGreat looking to the past for the way forward for us in 2019? And is the way forward for us in 2019 to be found in how football was done successfully in the past?
  11. Arsenal wanted to buy Ritchie and Merrick, Dicks said no, we went up, stayed up, and that is the model imprinted on your mind - how football works - and you cannot get away from it. That was 1975/76. Today, it is 2019. Football has changed. Even though, under this new-fangled "sell our best and invest" post relegation in 2013 model, we have climbed from L1 dross to two top half Championship finishes you can only see "we'll never get anywhere." The "where" you refer to there, where is that? Where is the where in your "anywhere"? Be specific. You haven't a clue, have you?
  12. Winning/losing first game can be so uplifting/demoralising, and misleading.
  13. It is not Sky's fault that we have been mediocre and irrelevant in English football since about 1912, with a docile crowd rarely woken from it's slumber, and therefore have little, if any, easy angles/tropes/myths/legends for them to go to regarding us, like they can with Leeds and them going "home." It's not Leeds' fault, either. It is up to us to provide national media with stories and narrative and ideas and a bit of stuff and nonsense by excelling on the pitch. But having not made much of a "mark" during the first television age of football (when Leeds were busy winning things, a
  14. There are 6 "big" clubs in this country now, and the rest are irrelevant fodder, wasting their/our time. Leeds very much included. Leeds crowd can make a racket, though - as @LondonBristolian says, perhaps because, as @Loon plage says, they have a lot of (very thick) bellends - they would get in a "big" six for that, ahead of Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City. Clubs like Leeds and Aston Villa are football's equivalent of the National Trust, sepia tinged, thousands of visitors, raking it in at the teashop and over-priced tat-shop, their glory days well behind them now and not going to b
  15. 40 years ago, Leeds, home, 1st Division. 23,000 there. Sat in the Dolman, first time in there for me. 2:2 draw. Perti Jantunen scored a belter. Was telling my lad all about it as we sat in there on Tuesday morning; not sure he was that interested. Think we won at Villa Park shortly after. And wound up relegated.
  16. Or just take the tumbleweed approach, way way more effective than the familiar, predictable responses we see above already. Reason does not work with the plainly unreasonable.
  17. Our Kid is still in a riot with RedDove on that Wage structure ding doing. He'll be over when their done....
  18. I know someone, who knows that Kid in the riot. He's in his loop. Just saying More Rod Hull, my source told me
  19. What have they ever actually done, you ask? They won the Third Division decades ago. Wow. And they have never "shafted" any players, local businesses, any one or thing ever, like what we did. Rather one day like a lion than 100 years asleep. Or sheep, or something. To be fair - not mandatory on this thread, but hey: let's give it a go - it's more like: rather "about an hour like a lion and the rest of the day a cross between a sloth and a goat than 100 years as Bristol Rovers." Not as snappy, clearly, but it'll do.
  20. Rovers are older than us, too, they were around before us but, crucially, in my opinion, they played safe anchoring themselves in the safe harbour of the Southern League, not having the gumption to go out into the choppy waters of the new-fangled professional national, Northern leagues. Meanwhile, we were the upstart, younger brother that came from nowhere and took the leap into the shark-infested waters out beyond the comparatively gentle Southern League (largely amateur, anti professional. Unlike the northern Football League, ruthlessly professional. Cut throat) blazing a trail. And not
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